Home Improvement Blog: A Toolbox of Ideas

The Latest TimberTech Deck Products For Cleveland

Posted on Fri, May 27, 2011

Thinking of upgrading your existing deck or putting on a new one this summer?  Now is an extremely exciting time at TimberTech Deck. Last week, they officially launched their new products and programs for the 2011 season. Learn more about the new products and think about what they can do to improve your outdoor living experience.

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Tags: TimberTech, Decks, Outdoor Space

Replacing Front Doors, Top 5 Things to Consider

Posted on Wed, May 25, 2011




Exterior (or entry) doors come in a variety of materials and sizes, with the front entrance door tending to be the door with a nice array of options for various windows and panels around them to give the entryway a little more character. Most other exterior doors (apart from sliding glass) tend to be a little more straightforward and simple. Let’s go over 5 things to consider when replacing a front door.

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Tags: Entry Doors, Doors, Fiberglass Doors

How Can Replacement Windows Change The Look Of Your Home?

Posted on Fri, May 20, 2011


If it is time to replace your old drafty windows, why not take the opportunity to change the look of your home with new replacement windows.  Window replacement can change the complete look of your home. Maybe you are bored with the look of your home, then window replacement is a great opportunity to love your home again as it gives a new, innovative and aesthetic look to your home. Not only can it change the look of your home, but window replacement saves on your gas, oil and electric bills too.

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Tags: Bow Window, Windows, Double Hung Window, Casement Window

History of Insect Screen, Which Type for Your Replacement Windows?

Posted on Sun, May 15, 2011


“Wove wire for window screens" were referenced in the American Farmer in 1823. Advertisement for wire window screens appeared in Boyd's Blue Book in 1836. Two wire window screens were exhibited at Quincy Hall in Boston in 1839. In 1861 Gilberr, Bennett and Company was manufacturing wire mesh sieves for food processing. An employee realized that the wire cloth could be painted gray and sold as window screens and the product became an immediate success.

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Tags: Window Screens, Replacement Windows, Windows

Siding, Kitchen Refacing and Windows are Popular Home Improvements

Posted on Fri, May 13, 2011

May is National Home Improvement Month! Spring and summer are upon us.  It’s finally the season to plant flowers and fix up the house.  With economic uncertainty, more people are remodeling their existing homes instead of buying new ones.  There are many home improvement projects we could discuss; however lets narrow it down to just the three of the most popular. Those are siding, kitchen refacing, and replacement windows.


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Tags: Kitchen Refacing, Windows, Siding

In Cleveland, Sunrooms Create a Great “Staycation”

Posted on Sun, May 08, 2011




Now more than ever, Cleveland families are considering staying home during a vacation period and creating an at home “staycation”.  A sunroom is a great room to add some fun and adventure for the whole family.  Because the sunroom feels like a different room from the rest of the house, it lends itself for the creation of special events and memories.  A sunroom can create an “oasis” for your family.

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Tags: Sunrooms, Sunroom Uses, Cleveland Sunrooms

How Do You Heat a Sunroom?

Posted on Wed, May 04, 2011
Even though you may either have or are considering a four season sunroom, there is always the question, how do you heat it? Actually, there are several options you may want to think about. To many people economy is a real consideration. Another thought is to combine aesthetics with the heating option. During the late Spring and early Fall the warmth from the sun will make your sunroom a favorite place to be, but when the winter months come it is important to look for an energy efficient heating option that suits you and your home.


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Tags: California Sunroom, Sunrooms, Energy Efficiency, Heating