They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but you can modernize an old home. If you live in an older house, you may think you need a complete overhaul to bring it into the current decade – but don’t worry. There are small things you can do to update your home without breaking your budget. Here are three small home renovations that can make a significant impact:
Open Up Your Kitchen
One of the most common trends in modern homes is an open floor plan. Wide open spaces make the home seem larger and brighter. You can achieve an open floor plan in your home by widening your kitchen door or removing the wall between the kitchen and the dining room. If this wall is a supporting room, replace the wall with columns.
Change Your Paint
You will be surprised at how much a fresh coat of paint can do to your make your home look more modern. Tear down old patterned wallpaper and replace it with a solid color. Play around and include fun accent walls to give your home expressive pops of color. If you have the budget to change out your furniture as well, choose pieces with simple, clean lines for a more modern look.
Install Vinyl Siding
While wooden siding can be gorgeous, it is difficult to maintain. Vinyl siding is a low-maintenance option that makes your home look clean, modern, and new. Contact our siding contractor in Houston, TX, for quality vinyl siding installation today at 281-861-4495.
In our last post, we addressed the pros and cons of sectional and seamless gutters. When you come to us for gutter replacement in Houston, TX, you also have three shapes to choose from. Here is a guide to each shape to help you decide which shape is right for your home.
K-shape gutters are very similar to crown molding in shape and is one of the most popular gutter shapes. This type of gutter features creases along the length that make the gutter very structurally strong. It can also carry more water than the half-round shaped gutters, making them an attractive and practical option.
We install box gutters for commercial buildings. They are different from aluminum gutters because they are integrated into the roof’s structure. One benefit of box gutters is that they are usually over a foot wide, meaning they very rarely become clogged, making them ideal for a commercial building that needs to be in optimal condition at all times to protect customers and employees.
These types of gutters are also typically found on older, historical buildings, and it is recommended that they not be removed from older homes to protect their structural integrit.
When you need new gutters or gutter repair in Houston, TX, call our experienced roofing contractors at 281-861-4495.
Many people are not aware of just how many different styles of rain gutters that exist. Here are some pros and cons of the various gutter types that you can have installed on your house:
Sectional gutters are made up of 10-foot long pieces that overlap or snap together with joiner pieces. They are installed to the fascia board on your roof with hangers.
- Pros: This type of gutter is an economical choice. They are also easy to repair because you only need to replace the broken section instead of your whole gutter system.
- Cons: The main issue with sectional gutters is that it is possible to get leaks between the individual sections of gutter.
- P. Roofing and Gutters does not install sectional gutters because of their tendency to leak between sections. If you have sectional gutters please contact us to have them replaced with a more efficient gutter system.
Seamless Gutters are precisely what they sound like. These gutters are custom-fitted to your home.
- Pros: Seamless gutters do not leak as much as section gutters and preserve the smoothness of the roofline.
- Cons: It is impossible to DIY seamless gutters, so they tend to cost more than sectional. If one area of the gutter fails, you will need to replace the entire gutter or cut out the section and replace it.
These are just the two main types of rain gutter that you can have installed by L.P. Roofing and Gutters. In our next post, we will go over the various shapes that are available for your gutters along with their pros and cons. When you need efficient gutter repair in Houston, TX, contact our team at 281-861-4495.