Home Improvement Blog: A Toolbox of Ideas

3 Tips for Hiring a Home Improvement Contractor

Posted on Sun, Mar 04, 2012

Hiring a well-qualified home improvement contractor can feel intimidating.  Here are 3 tips you can use to help hire your next  home improvement contractor to help increase your chances of a successful project. 


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Tags: Contractor, Investment, Home Improvement

Replacement Windows to Siding, Do Your Homework

Posted on Sat, Aug 20, 2011

It has finally been decided to move forward on that home improvement project that has been on the back burner for a while now.  No matter if you’re looking for new siding or replacement windows, you need to do some homework of your own before you have contractors to your home to give you an estimate on your project.

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Tags: Design, Investment, Home Improvement

Getting a Replacement Windows Estimate

Posted on Sat, Jul 23, 2011

It’s time to replace those worn out drafty windows before the next round of cold weather comes your way.  There are several steps to get from knowing you need to replace them to installation of your new windows.  The first step is getting estimates on the replacing the windows.  It is in your best interest to get a few estimates.  You want to be sure that you are getting exactly the style of windows you want at the level of energy efficiency that suits your needs.  Also, the best price should not always be your barometer of who gets the job but which company can provide you with the best overall value.


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Tags: Replacement Windows, Investment, Cost

Comparing Vinyl vs Wood Windows - Which is Better?

Posted on Fri, Mar 25, 2011

How do vinyl windows compare with wood windows? What are the differences of vinyl vs wood for replacement windows?


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Tags: Vinyl Windows, Energy Efficiency, Replacement Windows, Investment

Many Ways to Save Money with Replacement Windows in Cleveland, Ohio

Posted on Thu, Feb 17, 2011

Everyone is always looking for ways to save money. One of the best ways to save money on your home is by replacing your windows. For most homeowners, your home is your largest investment. It’s very easy to trade in those old, drafty inefficient windows for new, state-of-the-art energy efficient replacement windows. 

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Tags: Replacement Windows, Save Money, Investment

How Much Will You Recoup On Your Home Improvement Project?

Posted on Fri, Dec 03, 2010

Replacement windows and other exterior remodeling projects not only improve the energy efficiency and aesthetics of your home, historically they are also a good investment.   Projects completed with the right products and complementing designs can give your home the curb appeal and desire that will dramatically increase its value.  Every home and market is different, but it’s important to know which home improvement projects are claiming the most value at the time of resale so you can know how much you will get in return for your investment.   

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Tags: Decks, Replacement Windows, Doors, Investment, Siding