How to Finance Your Home Re-Build with Paramount

For most people who decide to re-build or significantly remodel their home, financing the project is a major concern. In the past, getting a loan through a local bank was the most common way to pay for a home improvement project. However, this is just one of several options that are available to homeowners today. Before you start exploring them,

How New Windows Can Benefit Your Home This Winter

Brand new replacement windows benefit  homeowners at any time of year, but especially in winter. Heat loss due to air leakage in and out of the home is one of the most common issues with older windows. Heat loss translates to higher energy bills and an uncomfortable indoor environment. Problems With Outdated Windows The types of problems outdated windows develop

How to Prep Your Home Before Your New Windows Arrive

Now that you’ve made the decision to lower your energy bill, give your home a facelift or increase your property value with new windows, you’ll have to prepare yourself for the installation. It might involve minor inconveniences for a day or two. If this is your first time with the replacement windows process, it’s only natural that you have questions

Choosing Complementary Colors: Best Door and Siding Pairs

The choice of color for the siding, doors and shutters on your home is obviously a very personal one. Still, it pays to take some consideration of the current trends and of what is most popular – especially if you’re thinking of selling your home anytime in the next few years. With that thought in mind, here are just a

Window Flow 101: How to Best Circulate Air in Your Virginia Home

Getting the air properly circulated in your Virginia home helps to keep your house feeling cool and comfortable year-round. By opening your windows, you’re allowing fresh air into your home which reduces humidity, preventing the growth of mold and mildew, and helping to keep your indoor air quality relatively healthy. There are a few things to keep in mind when

What to Do When a Window Breaks

As a Virginia homeowner, there likely will come an unfortunate day when you experience a broken exterior window or even a shattered glass pane shower door. These types of accidents can be caused by anything from an errantly thrown baseball to tumultuous summer storms and high winds. If a broken glass window or door occurs in your home, your family’s

How to Keep Your Roof Clean and Protected

By any standard, the roof of a house is subjected to some of the most extreme conditions around. In addition to the summer sun mercilessly beating down on it for months at a time, winter temperatures then cause the substructure to expand and contract. All the while, the wind, the rain and the snow try to infiltrate pry off its

Protecting Your Windows During Hurricane Season

It’s important for homeowners in Virginia to be prepared to face each year’s hurricane seasons. When the strong gusts of wind and pouring rain starts rolling through, your windows and doors are your first line defense for protecting your home’s belongings and family members. One faulty window or door can lead to severe damage in the midst of the summer

Energy & Cost Savings of Replacing Your Windows

For homeowners in the Richmond and Chesapeake areas of Virginia, energy efficient windows can make a big difference in not only your comfort level, but energy use and cost as well.  We all enjoy the view to the great outdoors that windows provide, but if yours are older models they may actually be increasing energy use, and therefore how much

Warning Signs That You Need to Replace Windows

Your windows are an important system in your home’s envelope. Like other areas of your home that show warning signs when something is wrong, such as a leaky roof or rickety doors, your windows show signs of age, damage and inefficiency, too. However, window warning signs are not always as obvious or alarming as water spots on the ceiling or

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