Easy to open, sliders glide horizontally from side to side. The 2-lite slider has two sliding sash while the 3-lite slider offers two sliding sash on each side of a fixed picture window. The streamlined, contemporary profile allows more natural light into your home.
The ever popular window style, double hung windows are preferred by many homeowners because they are so easy to clean due to an inward tilting sash. Double hung windows can be opened by lowering the top or raising the bottom sash.
Casement windows are easily opened with a crank outwards to the left or the right. This style of window provides open views and full ventilation. Casements also deliver superior energy efficiency and weather resistance.
A combination of three or more angled windows make up the iconic bay and bow window offering unique style and dimension to any home.
Available in a variety of geometric shape and colors, specialty windows add instant character to your home.
The first place to look when trying to determine the shape of your roof is NOT the exterior. It’s your attic. That’s right, grab a flashlight and climb up under the eaves. Look for beams of light coming through the top of the house, or stains and streaks, which signals a leak. Keep an eye on your roofs exterior to make sure it’s in great shape, especially after heavy storms. Shingles should lie flat against the roof; if you find patches that are cracked, damaged, or buckling, you should consult a professional. While you’re at it, check the gutters and downspouts for shingle granules—a roof that is losing a lot of granules may be at the end of its useful life. A droopy, sagging roof is one that surely needs replacing before further, even more costly, damage occurs to your home. Check the surface for signs of trapped moisture, rotting boards, or sagging spots—especially at the lowest points in the roof. The flashing around vents, skylights, and chimneys seals the seams of the roof from rain and weather. Examine these points make sure there are no cracks or breaks, which could lead to leaks. In older homes, flashing is often made of roof cement or tar, but it’s a good idea to upgrade to a metal flashing system for added durability. Review your home improvement records: When was your roof last replaced? Knowing when a roof was installed (and what it’s made of) offers insight into how much life it has left, if any.
Simply put, siding protects your home from the elements, keeping you and your family safe and comfortable. If your siding has begun to rot or crumble, then it cannot perform its vital role. In some cases of minor damage, you may be able to repair only the affected area. Sadly, because most of us are not equipped with x-ray vision, it is very difficult to tell what’s going on underneath. If the rot has spread, there’s nothing to do but start over, this time with a rot-resistant material.
How do you know if your door actually needs to be replaced? After all, most folks aren’t made of money. Here are three signs it’s time to lay down the dough for a new entry door:
Take a look at how your entry door(s) functions, does it open and close seamlessly, or do you notice it sticking or large gaps perhaps? While a simple adjustment might be enough to remedy the problem, in most cases sticking is due to an even larger issue – warping.
Warping is a major problem, especially for doors made of wood. When exposed to extreme weather conditions, doors expand and contract, causing eventual warping and gaps between the door and the threshold. Gaps cause your home to leak cool air in the summer and heat in the winter, running up your energy bill. If you suspect that this is the issue, contact TightSeal Exteriors for your free consultation.
How are the aesthetics of your entry door? Is it cracked, dented, rusted or otherwise damaged? Some doors simply require a bit of maintenance, whereas for others the damage is far more serious.
Your door has to battle the elements on a daily basis and is exposed to heat, cold, sun, humidity, wind, etc. Most doors will need to be replaced eventually; if yours look like it’s seen better days, don’t put it off any longer, contact TightSeal Exteriors immediately.
Parts & Pieces
There are other components besides the door itself that can become damaged over time. The threshold, frame and door jamb all contribute to the functionality of your entry door and these too can become loose or warped.
These pieces are also susceptible to rot, yet another problem inflicted by the elements. While it is sometimes possible to replace only one of these parts, more often than not you will end up having to replace the entire system, costing you more money in the long run versus the initial investment.