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Let’s Talk Window Terms

If you’re ready to window shop, let’s talk window terms. Double hung or single hung? Replacement or new construction? Since these are just two basic questions when you’re looking for new windows, we thought this would be helpful information for you to check out.   Let’s Talk Window Terms Frame – Structural support for a window …

Interior Door Home Remodeling Terms

In our homes, interior doors allow us privacy in the bedroom and bathroom, keep closet and storage items out of view, and protect toddlers or pets from harm by separating a basement from a first floor. Doors are essential to every home and consist of a variety of parts. Below you’ll find a list of …

Exterior Door Home Remodeling Terms

You’ve decided it’s time to replace one of the entry doors to your home. Do you need a pre-hung door? Are you completely removing it for a larger door with sidelites, or replacing just the door and using the existing frame? Next, decide whether you want right hand or left hand. Huh? Here’s some help… …

Tools Every New Homeowner Should Own

You’ve just bought your first home… congratulations! It’s exciting and a little mind boggling at the same time. After all the furniture is placed and the dishes are tucked away, there may be a few things around the house which need minor improvements. Got tools? If not, here’s a list of tools every new homeowner …

Consider Vinyl Siding For Your Home

Once you own a home, doesn’t it seem like there’s always something around the house which needs to be done? A window gets broken, the roof springs a small leak, the kitchen is too small, or the floors just need replacing. It never seems to end! And then there’s upkeep of the exterior of the …

Introducing Wall Base Moulding

In our last blog, we talked a little about casing. Let’s take it a step further. Introducing wall base moulding or baseboard trim! This style of decorative moulding is used where walls and floor meet, creating a visual foundation at the base of the wall. Install it alone or with a shoe base and base cap …

Casing, Trim, or Moulding: No Need For Confusion

Casing, trim, or moulding? Are you confused? No need to be. These terms are used interchangeably by contractors, remodelers and home pros. What is casing? Quite simply, it’s a moulding profile which frames (or trims) a door or window. Casing is functional as well as decorative. The main purpose of casing is to surround all doors …

Trends In Kitchen Home Improvements

Here we are, a few months into 2018. We took a look at the local trends in kitchen home improvements which our customers are planning and completing. Are they similar to the national trends forecasted earlier in the year? Yes, in quite a few areas!   Trends in Kitchen Home Improvements Remodeling a kitchen is …

Adding Curb Appeal with a New Door

When you drive by the front of your home, are you pleased with what you see? If the lawn is neatly trimmed, the flower garden is in bloom, but something doesn’t feel quite right, perhaps it’s time for a new front entry door. An exterior door is a simple way of adding curb appeal and …

Doors: Measuring Rough Openings

When you’re ready to purchase a new door, you’ll need to have an idea of what size door you’ll need. Therefore, measuring rough openings for doors prior to purchasing is an important step in your home remodeling. Also, do you want a pre-hung door? This is where the door jamb (or frame) is already attached …