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Here’s How to Keep Home Remodeling Costs Down

Kicking off a home remodeling project can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. As you prepare to upgrade one of your biggest investments, you want to make sure you stay on budget — and preferably even under it. As most people are aware, however, home remodeling costs can quickly spiral out of control. At Nu Look Home Design, we’ve received more than one phone call from a frazzled homeowner who started an ambitious home renovation project ...Read more >

How to Measure Replacement Windows for Your Home

Besides saving you hundreds of dollars each year in energy costs, new windows can dramatically improve the look of your home. Once you have accurate measurements, you can estimate the price for new windows for your home and contact a window replacement company for quotes. How to Measure Replacement Windows Before you grab your tape measure, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the various parts of your windows. As with most home improvement projects, being ...Read more >

Why Are Asphalt Roofs So Popular?

If you’re considering replacing your roof, you may wonder which type of roofing materials you should use. While slate and tile are both beautiful and durable, they are far less popular than asphalt. Similarly, metal and wood can be used to create stunning roof designs, but they can’t beat the cost-effectiveness of asphalt. Asphalt shingles are the most common roofing material by far, but why? There are several reasons why the majority of homeowners choose ...Read more >

Warning Signs of an Unsafe Roof

Few home disasters are as costly, damaging, and potentially dangerous as a roof collapse. If you’ve been putting off replacing your roof, it’s important to know the difference between a tired, worn out roof and one that’s in danger of failing. Here are five major red flags that your roof is unsafe and should be replaced as soon as possible. 1.   The Roof Is Sagging Any signs of sagging — interior or exterior — should ...Read more >

Should I Repair or Replace My Roof?

When it comes to your home, an ounce of prevention is most definitely worth a pound of cure. In other words, regular maintenance is good for both your home’s appearance and your wallet. Putting off needed repairs might save you in the short-term, but it will end up costing you a lot more in the long run. However, not all home improvement decisions are cut and dry. For example, it’s sometimes possible — and entirely ...Read more >

How to Prepare for Your New Roof Installation

Replacing your home’s roof is one of the best investments you can make in your property. Not only do today’s roofing designs look beautiful, they’re also designed to last for as long as you own your home. As you prepare for your home roofing installation, there are several things you can do to ensure the job unfolds as smoothly as possible. Here are eight tips to keep in mind before the roofers arrive. 1.   Do ...Read more >

Home Improvement Tax Credits for 2017

It’s no secret that homeownership can be expensive. For most homeowners, regular home repairs and maintenance average out to 1% of the purchase price of their property. For a home valued at $300,000, this amounts to $3,000 per year in upkeep on average. The good news is that taking care of your property can also save you a bundle on your income taxes. If you completed certain home renovations in 2016, you may be eligible ...Read more >

Is it Time for a New Roof?

If your home’s roof looks like it could use a little TLC, you may be wondering if you can repair problem areas, or if it’s time to replace it completely. The answer depends on the extent of the damage, as well as what type of roofing material you have. Average Lifespan of Common Roofing Materials The majority of residential homes have asphalt shingles, and it’s easy to see why. Asphalt is lightweight, extremely durable, aesthetically ...Read more >

What Winter Does to Your Roof, Windows, and Gutters

You already know that winter can take a toll on your health, mood and even your waistline — but did you know it can also cause significant wear and tear on your home? Ice, rain, snow and even extreme cold can do a number on your roof, windows and gutters. In many cases, the freeze-thaw cycle can also cause damage. Here are winter weather issues to watch for, as well as ways to protect your ...Read more >

Here’s Why the Average Cost of a Home Remodel is So High

Whether you’re remodeling the inside or outside of your house, cost is likely to be one of your chief concerns. Most homeowners start out on the right foot by setting a specific budget for their home improvement project. In many cases, however, it doesn’t take long for a project to go off the financial rails. Before they know it, they’re sinking far more money into a renovated kitchen or new roof than they anticipated. Where ...Read more >