Quantcast

Should You Replace Your Roof Before You Sell?

If you’re thinking about putting your house on the market, you may be wondering if you can list your home as-is, or if you should shell out the cash to replace your roof. It probably goes without saying that you want to get the highest price possible. On the other hand, it doesn’t always make sense to make major upgrades if you won’t get a good return on your investment. If you’re on the fence ...Read more >

How to Clean Vinyl Siding

If you have vinyl siding on your home, you’re in good company. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, vinyl siding is the most popular exterior wall material in the country. In addition to being durable and affordable, vinyl is also an attractive option that complements most architectural styles. However, like anything exposed to the elements, vinyl siding can get dirty and grimy. Your home’s exterior can also accumulate cobwebs, dust and bird droppings. If your ...Read more >

Why You Shouldn’t DIY Your New Roof

When it’s time to replace your home’s roof, you may be tempted to do it yourself. After all, you can find DIY tutorials online for just about every project — from how to replace your gutters to how to shingle a roof. Installing a new roof is a big project. Why not handle it yourself and save a lot of money? While DIY works great for some projects, it’s a disaster for others — and ...Read more >

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 >

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 >