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Attic Insulation & Gutters

One way for homeowners to save money on heating and cooling energy is by installing attic insulation. This is a home improvement project that is relatively inexpensive and offers a good return on investment. The various types of insulation include blanket insulation using rolls or batts and loose fill which is blown into attic spaces through a tube. Common materials used are fiberglass, cellulose or mineral fibers. Combining home improvement projects often saves money as well. For instance, when roof… Continue reading

Gutters – Repair, Upgrading, Installing

Gutters are something that every building needs in good repair. The fact is that water can damage any building if not managed properly. Gutters help to divert water off of the roof and away from the building’s foundation. This prevents water from entering the foundation, flooding the basement, infiltrating wood infrastructure, and doing permanent damage to the structure. For building owners who think that gutters are unnecessary, it is important to consider the cost of water damage to a foundation.… Continue reading

What Should You Consider for New Insulation?

When you are thinking about installing new insulation, it’s a good idea to hire a professional to do the job. Unquestionably, the benefits greatly outweigh any extra expense. In addition, the work that is done will have a guarantee and you will know that you’re getting the correct amount of R-value in each application. How to Know You Need an Insulation Contractor If your home has very little or no insulation at all, especially in the attic, you probably need… Continue reading

Synthetic Stone Siding and Faux Stone

Synthetic stone siding, also known as faux stone is a manmade type of stone that closely resembles real stones. Synthetic stone siding is created by using a high-density material such as polyurethane and pouring it over real rocks to mold it. The result is a stone panel that has a natural looking shape and texture. Faux stone can also be made to look like limestone or natural round stone in varying shades to mimic the color of the actual type… Continue reading

The Importance of Proper Roof Ventilation for Your Home

Roof ventilation, also known as attic ventilation can be one of the smartest improvements that you could make to your home. Proper ventilation on your roof allows for good air flow throughout your roof and within your crawl space or attic and provides various benefits based on the climate outside. The proper setup though is very important to in order to reap all of the benefits. What are the Benefits of Proper Roof Ventilation? In cold climates, roof ventilation helps… Continue reading

Repairing Hail Damage to Your Roof

Hail damage is no laughing matter; any penetrations to your roof can result in serious damage to your home’s infrastructure. The sooner roofing issues are identified and repaired by a Kansas City roofing contractor, the sooner you can relax knowing your home is protected from further harm. The longer you wait the greater the damage will become, which results in unnecessarily high repair bills. How can I tell if my roof is damaged? Without a professional assessment, or obvious holes… Continue reading

Give Your Home a New Look with a Replacement Garage Door

Have you driven by your own home lately and taken a good look?  Curb appeal is the first impression your home makes, and whether you are looking at selling your home, adding value, or you would just like a more welcoming look for your family, it’s exterior appearance is important. It is easy to think about the obvious upgrades such as new siding, a new coat of paintand landscaping, however there is an easy way to update your home quickly and… Continue reading

Advantages of Fiberglass Windows

Fiberglass windows are one of the most durable and energy efficient windows on the market. If you are thinking about replacing the windows in your Kansas City home, there are several reason why fiberglass windows are the best available option. Energy Efficiency. Fiberglass window frames are hollow, which allows them to be filled with energy-efficient foam insulation. Pair that with LoE-³-366 glass – which blocks up to 92% of UV rays – and your home will benefit from low solar… Continue reading

Why Hire a Professional Roofer?

If you want to avoid costly roof repairs, the National Roofing Contractors Association(NRCA) recommends having your roof inspected twice a year. While you or a handyman can climb on top of your house to look for missing shingles or an overly stressed gutter system, there are a number of other problems that only a professional Kansas City roofing contractor such as Bordner, is qualified to look for. Common roof problems The most common problems we will look for include shingles that… Continue reading

$5,000 Exterior Make-over Giveaway

Our friends over at Davinci are sponsoring a $5,000 exterior makeover.  This contest is open to homeowners nationwide.  The “Shake it Up” Exterior Color Contest includes a $5,000 cash grand prize, the idea is to help the winner add some color to their home. To Entervisit the DaVinci Facebook page and give them a “like” then enter by submitting a digital photo of your home’s exterior and include a 250-word description stating how you wish to “shake up” the exterior… Continue reading