Home Improvements with High ROI

  (Family Features) If the ultimate goal of your home improvement project is aesthetic, the greatest benefit may come from your personal enjoyment of the new space. However, if you’re looking to add true value to your home, it’s important to consider which projects are likely to bring the greatest return on your investment. Flooring Much like hands reveal a person’s true age, flooring speaks volumes about a home. Replacing and updating worn floors can instantly add value. A timeless selection like wood flooring, particularly in heavy traffic areas, is durable enough to withstand wear and complements a wide range …

Don’t re-roof until you do these 5 things

With spring officially arriving, home improvement season is swinging into full gear. Fair warning to homeowners looking to hire a professional, 2018 is predicted to be a record-breaker. A recent study by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University projects home improvement spending will approach $340 billion this year — the strongest gain for remodeling in more than a decade. Among the costliest of projects is roofing, a large expense with serious implications if put off or improperly done. When you add 2018’s remodeling demand with the much-talked-about skilled labor shortage, on top of the recovery from last year’s …

Roofing

  Homeowners selecting roofing this year, whether for a new home or for replacement, may want to consider the trends being talked about among roofing experts. The trends include environmental concerns, roof colors and “reflectivity,” the growth in interest in flat roofs in more modern architectural plans, the popularity of sheet metal roofs for their vintage charm and longevity, and the advance of solar products. Shingle Choice. The tried and true asphalt shingle will stay strong as the number one choice for residential roofing. Asphalt shingles are really leading the way with durability and environmentally conscious technology, such as the …

Green Exploration-Raises the Roof on Energy Savings

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Green Exploration—Raising the Roof on Energy Savings As the summer temperatures inevitably climb, so do our energy bills. I’ve talked before about the importance of having an in-home energy audit to assess the energy efficiency of your home. According to the Nashville Electric Service (NES), to date, almost 5000 Nashvillians have participated in their energy audit program, which is very exciting news! These audits are available in most counties and/or communities and can provide sufficient savings for your home, but they are not the only way to do so.