Hiring A Good Contractor

Hiring A Good Contractor

If you’re planning a remodeling project, make sure you do your homework when it comes to hiring a contractor. No matter how small the job. Think your remodeling project through from the start to finish. Careful planning will let you upgrade your home, increase its value, and customize your living space all for less than the cost of moving into a new home. Look your house over. What repairs are needed? What would you like to improve?

Your contractor can help you with your planning by discussing your options and what kind of improvement you can make within your budget. Think about designing function. How do you want the traffic to flow? Where do you want electrical outlets, internet connections, telephone jacks, and cable hookups? What kind of lighting do you need?”

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Rustic, High-Tech Siding

Rustic, High-Tech Siding

Vinyl siding has come along way and is a lot different than your parents siding!

Now, new technology and fresh ideas are making vinyl siding not just practical but aesthetically appealing, as well. More and more, homeowners are choosing vinyl based on color and trim options.

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Patio Furniture

Patio Furniture

Local realtors say as the current housing market continues to be sluggish, many are not bothering to put their homes on the market. Instead, homeowners are staying put and making updates to their homes. A big trend is to add more living space outdoors. To do this, many are sprucing up their backyards with new patio’s and decks. Of course, that means new patio furniture! The goal for many homeowners is to transform their backyards so it feels like they‘re on vacation all year round!

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Patio’s And Decks

Patio’s And Decks

If you want your house to feel like it has more square footage, experts say you need to make sure you have a great “outdoor living room”. Many homeowners today see outdoor living space as a must-have amenity, as a well-planned deck or patio can add a lot of enjoyment to their home. Local realtors say, if you want to sell your home, your outdoor space should make buyers feel like they are on vacation all year round!

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Learn The Basics Of Roofing

Learn The Basics Of Roofing

The best advice is always simple, such as “if you don’t know, just ask” and today we are going to cover some roofing topics that come up from time to time. At Erie Construction Mid West, we want to make our customers comfortable and confident in their home improvement decisions.

Q: I hate the color of my shingles, can I paint them?
A: Yes, you can but it’s not advisable. Shingles lose their granules over time. What you can easily wind up with is a splotchy looking roof. Keep them painted every few years, though and you’ll be okay. Another thing, shingles are made so that there are variations in coloring. With a painted roof, there will be no variations. It will be all one color.

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