Found 14 exhibits | Aisle 1 of 2
on 09/03/2014 - 10:23 am
Category: Kitchen & Bath
By Kevin Elkins
Cabinets & Granite Direct
Sleek granite countertops add beauty and style to modern kitchens. Luckily for busy homeowners, maintaining the just-installed glamour of this natural stone boils down to three simple steps: seal, clean, and respect.
Most, but not all, granite countertops require sealing prior to installation. If yours is among them, the manufacturer is likely to apply a resin sealant that is diophobic, meaning it will repel any water, oil, or fat that spills on the granite. This reduces the chances of causing a permanent stain. Fortunately, many factory-applied sealants last up to 15 years.
But if your granite is not sealed before delivery—or, if ...
on 09/03/2014 - 02:23 pm
Category: Windows & Doors
By Dan Becker
Renewal by Andersen
First impressions are everything. When it’s your home that’s trying to impress, the best place to start is with the front door. Choosing an entry door is one of the most important things you can do, whether you are building a new home, improving an existing one, or are looking to command top dollar in the real estate market.
When choosing a front door, keep in mind what is most important to you.
What message do you want your door convey? Is it style you want, security, energy efficiency, or a combination of all three? The Pro Via line of doors delivers all of these things and more.
Renewal by Andersen is proud to be one of few companies in N ...
By Frank Tomaro
On Call Waterproofing
Before hiring a contractor to waterproof your basement, make sure you know the difference between waterproofing and water control. Many companies claim to do waterproofing, but most of what they do is water control—which is not the same, and, more importantly, is far less effective.
At On Call Waterproofing, we protect your home’s foundation by restoring your existing waterproofing by sealing your walls, installing your gravel, and using PVC pipe. Once our waterproofing method is done, it’s done for life. We make sure all existing lines going out to the street are working properly.
Sometimes, companies come in, excavate, and then re ...
on 08/21/2014 - 11:17 am
Garage doors are a convenience for our homes and add a bit of security as well. While our vehicles are most often kept in garages, the garage space has also become a place for other household items. If your garage door malfunctions, it is usually stuck in the down or up position. The most common problems involve the opener, remote, or springs.
Problems involving your garage door opener can include a sagging chain or belt, excessive noise, flashing lights, noise but no movement, and problems with your remote or wall button. More often than not, your garage door opener just needs to be repaired instead of fully replaced.
Precision Garage Door technicians are educated and trained to identify ...
on 08/20/2014 - 02:11 pm
By Bryan RutkoskyBERS HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical & Energy AuditingNo one wants to sit in the dark during stormy weather, and, the truth is, no one has to thanks to generator technology.When the power goes out, generators with an auto-standby feature will power up automatically. Once power is restored, these generators shut down and switch the home back to your utility company’s power source.When buying a generator, you can choose from gas or propane. Nowadays, a propane cylinder feeds generators, so you no longer need to flaunt a giant propane tank in your yard to keep a steady power source streaming in.Generators come in many different sizes, from small six-circuit units all the ...
on 08/20/2014 - 03:45 pm
Category: Lawn & Garden
There's more to landscape design than meets the eye.Before the Moscarino Outdoor Creations team breaks ground on a project, they spend hours laying the groundwork for a successful project.First, it's important that the Moscarino team understands the goals, plans, and needs the homeowners have for the space. What's most important—the beauty, the function, or a combination of the two?Moscarino takes this homeowner vision, along with measurements and specifications, to the drawing board where the Moscarino designers create design drafts. After any homeowner revisions, the Moscarino offices get to work securing the relevant permits and paperwork.Watch the process in action.
Moscarino O ...
It's been 20 years, and it's time to replace your roof. You know you want shingles, but what style? And in what color? You could look online, but it can be hard to compare textures and shades without a physical sample. You could order samples, but then you'd have to wait for them to arrive. Strangely, there aren't many showrooms for home exterior products, so Lee Franciscus of Franciscus Incorporated built his own.The Design Center at Franciscus Incorporated's Westlake location is a place to compare roofing materials, siding, windows, entry doors, and decks in a variety of colors and styles. So, instead of guessing if those blue three-tab shingles will look good on your roof, view them on an ...
on 08/20/2014 - 03:55 pm
Category: Kitchen & Bath
N-Hance Revolutionary Wood Renewal prioritizes convenience and speed of their service. Homes are busy places, and sometimes it's not realistic to ask a family-on-the-go to stop using their floors for a couple days so the paint can dry.That's why N-Hance developed the Lightspeed Ultraviolet Curing System.Resurfacing is already a speedy process. After choosing a custom color, the new layers are applied along with a top coat designed to seal in the fresh new look. That top coat is what protects floors and cabinets from scuffs and scratches, but it needs to develop a tough outer shell, a process called curing. There are several ways that top coats can cure, and most of them involve a lot of wait ...
Now's the time to start thinking about gutter protection. Fall is coming, but there's still time to protect your gutters from the leaves and debris of the following months. LeafFilter offers free gutter inspections to homeowners interested in staying off the ladder for good.Start by calling 440-536-9846 and scheduling a time for one of LeafFilter's gutter experts to come to your home. The inspection takes 15-20 minutes. Barbara, a customer service representative from LeafFilter's main campus, recommends that all available homeowners attend the inspection, so that all stakeholder's questions are answered straight away.At the end of the inspection, the LeafFilter technician will draft an estim ...
If your furnace is making unusual sounds, failing to maintain even temperatures, or constantly rebooting, something is probably wrong. However, before you pick up the phone and call a heating and cooling company, HVAC specialist Bryan Rutkosky, of Ber’s HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical & Energy Auditing, says there are a few things you can try on your own to get your furnace back into tip-top shape.First, Bryan says, homeowners should check their heater’s filter system and make sure it’s clean. Clogged, dirty filters often cause airflow obstructions, and a simple switch to a clean filter could save a specialist visit altogether. To avoid this problem in the first place, Bryan ...