Home Improvement Blog: A Toolbox of Ideas

Summer Energy Savings Tips, Including Energy Efficient Windows

Posted on Sun, Jun 26, 2011




Although we often think of the colder weather months for saving on our energy bills, there are things we can do in the summer time too.  From simple tips and changes to energy efficient replacement windows, we can keep more money in our pockets this summer.   

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Tags: Energy Efficiency, Replacement Windows, Windows

The Latest Azek® Decking Products For Cleveland

Posted on Fri, Jun 24, 2011



AZEK® Deck has pioneered a new generation of decking – stain and scratch resistant composite decking. This innovation is in response to market demand as consumers move away from wood and composites, looking for a better decking product. AZEK® Deck limits the shortfalls associated with traditional wood and composite decking so that you can enjoy your deck without worry.  Virtually maintenance free, no power washing, staining, warping, or rotting.


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Tags: Azek, Decks, Outdoor Space

Sunrooms: Summer Decorating Ideas

Posted on Sat, Jun 18, 2011

Summer has arrived!  Why not update your sunroom to reflect it?  Making some minor changes in your room's decor will reflect this change in season.  It doesn’t take a lot of time or money to make these changes, just your imagination, a glass of lemonade and the spirit of summer.  Through the addition of color, lighting, plants and accessories you can transform your sunroom for all your summer time gatherings.

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Tags: Sunrooms, Sunroom Uses, Decorating Ideas

Three Benefits of Retractable Awnings in Cleveland

Posted on Fri, Jun 17, 2011




Retractable patio awnings not only provide a stylish patio or deck cover providing protection from the sun, they can help save energy and cut energy costs.  According to a study conducted by the American Society of Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers, solar radiation through glass is responsible for approximately 20% of the load on an air conditioner. Outside shade products like awnings prevent the solar radiation from penetrating through the glass and substantially increase energy saved when compared to film and tinted glass alternatives.  Along with energy savings there are definite benefits of owning a retractable patio or deck awning, let’s look at three.


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Tags: Retractable Awnings, Outdoor Space, Energy Efficiency

All Season Sunrooms Extend the Livable Space of Any Home

Posted on Fri, Jun 10, 2011

Are the walls of your home closing in on you?  Are you running out of space to rest and relax?  It is definitely time to expand the livable space of your home.  There are several options to consider for creating extra square footage.  If you are looking for a space to watch the big game, have family gatherings or enjoy a cup of coffee on a snowy morning then an all season sunroom may be a great solution.


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Tags: Room Addition, Sunrooms, Sunroom Uses

Types of Replacement Patio Doors for Cleveland

Posted on Thu, Jun 02, 2011
Patio door replacement can enable you to enjoy both increased natural light as well as increased security, adding to the look and safety of your home. Having the luxury of a patio or deck can be great, and with the right patio door you can look forward to plenty of natural daylight coming into your home. Some people decide to opt for patio door replacement to give the home a newer, fresher look, whereas others may invest in patio door replacement because their existing door is damaged or worn.
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Tags: Patio doors, French doors, Sliding patio doors