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VIDEO: Ohio-Friendly Patio Makeover

by on 08/29/2013 - 03:56 pm
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Windows & Doors

Watch as Moore Home Remodeling teams up with Natural Light Patios to completely rebuild this Cleveland patio.Because patios typically don't have access to the home's heating and cooling systems, contractors rely on the walls and overhead covering for temperature regulation. For this reason, Moore went with a natural light cover and tough, flexible vinyl windows.The natural light cover is a translucent patio roof that allows light  to pass through, but not heat or harmful UV. This means shade relief from hot rays, without losing the brightness of summer.The Eze-Breeze walls used on the exterior faces  are composed of four window panels placed overtop a built-in screen. What makes th ...

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VIDEO: Renewal by Andersen's Replacem...

by on 08/28/2013 - 03:21 pm
Category: Windows & Doors

Renewal by Andersen isn't a jack-of-all-trades.  They do one thing only: replacement windows for homeowners.  And they do it well.Showroom Host Jack Fitzgerald puts it simply, "We don't sell to contractors. We don't sell to do-it-yourselfers. We're for folks who want the job done from start to finish." And that's what Renewal by Andersen offers, a comprehensive window replacement experience that removes the hassle of measuring, formatting, and installing replacement windows. All Renewal by Andersen replacement windows use Andersen's proprietary Fibrex material. A combination of reclaimed, organic wood and vinyl fibers, Fibrex is an energy-efficient alternative that mimics wood's ap ...

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VIDEO: Solar Power In Northeast Ohio

by on 08/27/2013 - 04:11 pm
Categories: Energy Savings, Home Technology

Wouldn't it be nice if your electric company paid you instead of the other way around?  It's actually happening—right here in Northeast Ohio—thanks to the largest energy source in our solar system: the sun. And it's a pretty sweet deal.According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, 1% of U.S. households are equipped to capture solar energy. Compare that to the German state of Bavaria which, although it has 25 times less people and over 100 times less land, has overtaken the entirety of the U.S. in solar production.We've been slow to adopt for a reason, though. Historically, solar has been expensive and difficult to implement. However, recent government rebates and ...

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VIDEO: ProVia Showroom Tour

by on 08/23/2013 - 05:01 pm
Category: Windows & Doors

Take a virtual tour of the Provia Showroom at Middlefield Windows & Doors.Whether you want the satisfying "thud' of steel, the authentic look of wood, or the energy efficiency of fiberglass, Middlefield stocks the full ProVia inventory. Hundreds of styling options, custom glasswork, and made-to-order custom production means no two ProVia doors are exactly the same. ProVia also carries and installs door locks, handles, sidelights, and transoms. 

Schedule an appointment in the Middlefield showroom and receive $25 to the Winking Lizard.

VIDEO: What's In Your Mulch?

by on 08/23/2013 - 04:42 pm
Categories: Home Exteriors, Lawn & Garden

Well, the obvious answer is "wood." But what was that wood before it protected your flower beds and accented your landscaping? Wood and bark straight from the tree is often expensive for producers, so in an attempt to cut costs some mulch yards will chop up and recolor old pallets, construction materials (still with nails and other sharp non-wood items), and chemically treated lumber. Tainted source materials lead to tainted mulch, which can be harmful to children, animals, and gardeners. So before filling up another truck bed with mulch to sprinkle around the homestead, ask how and where the raw materials were obtained.The mulch dying process also presents producers with an opportunity to t ...

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VIDEO: What does a gutter guard insta...

by on 08/23/2013 - 04:17 pm
Category: Home Exteriors

Last week, we discussed the goals and problems facing gutter guards. This week, it seemed like a good idea to walk through a typical gutter protection system install with HGExpo exhibitor LeafFilter.Before any new hardware is placed on your home, there's a good deal of work that goes into preparing the existing gutter system for the LeafFilter install. First, the gutters and downspouts are cleared of all debris for the last time. Next, the areas that are most prone to leaks are sealed to ensure that all the water in the gutters stays away from the foundation (gutter end caps, inside corners, outside corners).Once the gutters are clean and completely sealed, a thin, hidden hanger is installed ...

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What Is The North Coast Building Indu...

by on 08/23/2013 - 02:41 pm
Category: Building & Remodeling

The North Coast Building Industry Association, or NCBIA, is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Lorain County whose mission is to realize this dream of startup success for local businesses in and around the residential construction industry. Politically, legally, and fiscally the real-estate industry can be difficult to navigate alone. In the volatile sea of laws, building codes, and interest rates, having a group of 300 allied businesses that can communicate and strategize becomes a competitive advantage.The NCBIA also gives small businesses buying power they wouldn't otherwise enjoy. By approaching large providers like Verizon and General Motors as a collective, NCBIA members gain ac ...

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VIDEO: How Does The LeafFilter Gutter...

by on 08/23/2013 - 01:52 pm
Category: Home Exteriors

Every home needs gutters to redirect water away from the foundation. Unfortunately, gutters are really good at taking in other materials (leaves, pine needles, shingle grit), too, that can cause clogged gutters, overflowing rainwater, and a damp foundation. So here's the challenge: design a system that allows all the water—and only water—to enter the gutters. Here are some tips to consider when you're entering the world of gutter protection systems: 1) Look for a product that filters out all non-liquid debris. Some gutter protection systems don't, and shingle grit, vertically-oriented pine needles, and small sees can still slip through the small cracks. 2) Look for a product that ...

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Franciscus Roof Giveaway

by on 08/23/2013 - 04:26 pm
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Home Exteriors

Franciscus Incorporated Roofing works on more than 1,200 homes annually, but each year three stick out as their favorites. That's because, for 6 years, Franciscus has given away—for free—three new roofs (one in the spring, summer, and fall) to local families and "quiet heroes" that have demonstrated strong community engagement."We just wanted to pay-it-forward," explains COO Tom Schlund. The local community's enthusiasm and support fostered growth in Franciscus in the 90s, and that's not something they plan on forgetting about. Franciscus accepts nominations year-round.

To nominate a family or quiet hero, visit the Franciscus Incorporated Roofing Exhibit or call them at 440-5 ...

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