A big source of heat and energy loss for many homes is the attic. Proper ventilation, as well as the type and amount of insulation used, can have a big impact on how comfortable your home stays during the winter months. Insulating is something that will pay for itself many times over through reduced energy…
We removed the carpet in the front room and now there seems to be cool air coming from under our door. What is the best option for closing this gap?
There’s no doubt about it. Carpeting will make a room warmer and works as a great insulating material for your floors and home. However, many people prefer the look of hardwood floors and so it’s understandable that you may have wanted to make a change. Once carpet is removed, an uninsulated floor can account for…
As we enter the final stretch of the holiday season, Pro knows that there may be some things you want to change about your house before your family starts arriving. One of the most noticeable changes you can make to your home is by upgrading the siding. With this in mind, Pro Home Improvement is offering a siding special to anyone that requests an estimate this weekend. How would you like to get rid of that dated and unsightly siding for the price of a cup of coffee a day? That’s right schedule a siding estimate this weekend, and you can get our Pro Grade siding financed for as little as $88 a month.
Winter is fast approaching and that means the leaves that fell in the fall need to be cleaned up before they get frozen over. While the changing leaves may be beautiful to look at, they can quickly pile up in your gutters and cause an issue at your home. When gutters are blocked with leaves, twigs and other debris, water can no longer flow freely away from your property. A buildup of water can cause damage to all areas of the home from the roof to the basement.
It is recommended that you clean your gutters twice per year – once in the late Spring and again in late Summer or early Fall. This avoids clogged or leaking gutters as well as an accumulation of mold, neither of which is something you want to deal with. Both are expensive problems to fix while cleaning your gutters is cost effective and simple. Follow these steps from Pro Home Improvement to keep your gutters clear this year.
As the temperatures have started to drop over the last couple weeks, I have noticed cold air coming from around my windows even with the windows closed tightly. New windows are not in the budget and I was wondering what I could do to lessen their impact through the winter.
John K. asks: As the temperatures have started to drop over the last couple weeks, I have noticed cold air coming from around my windows even with the windows closed tightly. New windows are not in the budget and I was wondering what I could do to lessen their impact through the winter.
The bitter cold is here in Michigan, which means energy costs are on the rise. When you don’t feel comfortable in your own home, due to cold walls, you turn up the thermostat. But this only treats the symptom, not the cause. Sure, your house might warm up a bit, but there’s still a massive…
While an attic is often used only for storage, it doesn’t mean it should be left unattended or overlooked. Attics should be inspected at least once a year to identify any problems or potential threats to the overall safety of your home. Common issues that attic inspections can bring to light include fire damage, water…
A loose window frame is not only an annoyance but it’s an energy and security concern as well. Loose frames can rattle on rainy, windy days or shake if a door is slammed too hard which could even cause the window pane to break. Loose frames could lead to someone easily being able to open them or cause air leaks to occur, leaving your home too hot in the summer or cold in the winter.
The good news is that there are two ways to quickly and easily repair your loose window frames.