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Siding: How to Maintain Your Home's Exterior

Siding: How to Maintain Your Home's Exterior | Betsy Rogerson's links | Scoop.it

Maintaining the exterior of your home is important to improve its appearance and boost your curb appeal. Simple maintenance to sidings can prevent mold and other issues. Do existing sidings need maintenance? Here are some things to know about vinyl siding in Pittsburgh, wood siding, and fiber cement house siding.

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Design Tips for Functional Kitchen Remodels

Design Tips for Functional Kitchen Remodels | Betsy Rogerson's links | Scoop.it

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the modern home, but it doesn’t always get the attention that it deserves. With as much time as some people spend in their kitchens, the spaces themselves aren’t always designed with function in mind.

 

 

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52% of Americans Have Double-Pane Windows

52% of Americans Have Double-Pane Windows | Betsy Rogerson's links | Scoop.it

In a recent survey we conducted of 1000 Americans across the US, a shade above half responded that they have double-pane windows in their homes. Both weighted (adjusted to match national demographics) and unweighted answers amounted to the same proportion of 52% to 48% owning double-pane windows.

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Replace Windows or Exterior Siding First in a Pittsburgh Home Remodel?

Replace Windows or Exterior Siding First in a Pittsburgh Home Remodel? | Betsy Rogerson's links | Scoop.it

Often there are several projects going on at once in a home remodel, and coordinating them correctly is important to achieve the best overall look and structural integrity by the end of the project. Because many elements of a home overlap and work together for insulation and protection against outside elements, prioritizing which to tackle first can be tricky.

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Replacement Windows Vs. Full Frame Replacement Windows

Replacement Windows Vs. Full Frame Replacement Windows | Betsy Rogerson's links | Scoop.it

After you’ve determined that you need new windows, there are two main routes to go: replacement windows or a full-frame replacement window system. Replacement windows fit inside the existing window frame and are designed to install easily, this is also sometimes referred to as a “pocket installation” because it goes into the pocket that is created in the frame of the old window when the sashes are removed. A full-frame replacement window removed the entire frame of the old windows and installs a new one. However, there are several considerations to take into account when deciding between the two.

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Does a Kitchen or Bathroom Remodel Add MOre Value to the Home?

Does a Kitchen or Bathroom Remodel Add MOre Value to the Home? | Betsy Rogerson's links | Scoop.it

Out of the various home remodeling projects homeowners invest in, the kitchen and bathroom are two of the most popular remodels. Why are they so popular? Do people significant increases in their property value by remodeling a kitchen or bathroom? Hiring the right Pittsburgh kitchen remodelers can make a difference in the resale value for your home.

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What Causes Streaking on Roofing & Siding?

What Causes Streaking on Roofing & Siding? | Betsy Rogerson's links | Scoop.it

You’re outside taking care of some yard work, and you suddenly notice streaking on your roof and siding. You’ve never really taken a good look before but, yes, it’s there. Stains and streaks can show up easily on roofing and siding over time thanks to a whole host of nuisances, including mold, mildew and plain ol’ dirt.

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How to Solve Mold Problems Around Windows

How to Solve Mold Problems Around Windows | Betsy Rogerson's links | Scoop.it
One of the major reasons for mold growth is due to excess humidity. It is essential to learn how to control moisture around the windows and doors of your home to prevent mold growth. In Pittsburgh, windows are subject to a lot of moisture concerns.
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Top Factors That Affect the Cost of Replacement Windows

Top Factors That Affect the Cost of Replacement Windows | Betsy Rogerson's links | Scoop.it

indows are an investment in the security, energy efficiency, and appearance of your home. However, that doesn’t mean that you necessarily have to pay top dollar for quality windows for your home

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Kitchen Design Trends for 2013

Kitchen Design Trends for 2013 | Betsy Rogerson's links | Scoop.it

During a kitchen remodeling project, while it’s important to choose classic elements that will still be in style when you decide to eventually sell, some trends are worth incorporating into your remodeled kitchen. Some modern features are becoming a high priority for home buyers, and if you are planning on selling your home at some point, you may want to think about working a few of these ideas into your custom kitchen remodel plans.

 

 

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