Replacing the windows in your home may seem intimidating at first, but if you choose the right replacement window company, the process can be simple and stress-free. If you are having difficulty trying to decide whether or not it’s time to replace your windows, keep reading to learn some of the warning signs.
If you notice that your window is sagging, meaning the frame is not straight but droopy, you should look to replace the window. Some of the other common warning signs include: the sills/frames are soft or pliable; there is streaking or moisture build up in between the glass panes; the windows won’t shut/open correctly; and locks won’t latch. The most widespread problem people see with old windows is if they feel extreme hot or cold pockets, or a draft, when standing directly in front of them. At Paradise, we offer a variety of window styles and custom options to fit your home.
The replacement windows company you choose should be able to provide you with their windows’ energy ratings and features. These ratings guarantee that your window meets certain mandated guidelines regarding energy efficiency. Vinyl windows are an energy-efficient option and can to decrease your heating and cooling costs. Quality window construction and expert installation are a must. You can also ask about the company’s custom window options, such as colors, hardware options and designer glass.
Energy-efficient replacement windows improve the overall environment of your home by keeping your space warmer during the winter months and cooler during the summer. Energy-efficient replacement windows with Low-E coating also offer UV protection, which can reduce the fading of your walls, carpet, flooring, and furniture due to sunlight. New windows can improve your home’s curb appeal and can increase its value. Paradise replacement windows are exquisitely crafted with care and expert precision specifically for your home.
Investing in replacement windows is no small matter, so of course, you want the best products and services possible. If you’re looking for a window replacement company, we hope you will consider Paradise. We offer a variety of window styles, competitive pricing on total home window replacement, and high-quality replacement window installation services offered by skillful and courteous experts!
Have questions or need help planning your home remodel? Contact Paradise for a free project quote today!
Welcome to 2022! When it comes to resolutions about getting in shape or starting a new diet, it’s pretty common for people to abandon their goals for the new year within three months. If you’re looking to make a resolution to take better care of your home, here is all the information you’ll need to make sure you start the year off right (and how to make sure you keep the new lifestyle going through 2022 and beyond)! Keep reading to learn some achievable, easy things you can do to stay motivated improving your home in the new year.
Whether you just redesigned your bathroom or it has been the same for years, it’s impossible to avoid condensation after a hot shower. To avoid any moisture buildup or mold, follow these tips to manage our condensation!
What is condensation?
Condensation is the process of vapor turning into a liquid. The steam from a hot shower will turn into water droplets when it reaches a colder surface, such as your mirror or walls of your bathroom. With the humidity coming from a shower, condensation on the surfaces of your bathroom is unavoidable.
How to deal with it:
Let out the air!
Does your bathroom have a window? Opening a window to let some of the humidity outside will greatly help lessen the condensation. If you don’t have an exterior window, an extractor fan is the next best thing. Turning on the air vent that will pull that air outside will help keep the air moving in your bathroom.
Wipe it down
Taking an extra minute or two after your shower and wiping down the surfaces with condensation can help you eliminate any mildew that would form. Using a towel to wipe off your counters or mirror can ensure no liquid is left sitting on your surfaces.
If you have a running problem with excessive condensation in your bathroom, a dehumidifier can be a great investment! This handy appliance can help extract the excess moisture from the air and collect it as water. This is a great option, because you can reuse your collected water for your plants, filling your clothes iron, or even for cleaning your car!
Why it matters
When you finish your shower and see a foggy mirror, you may not think twice about it. Condensation on your walls and surfaces can lead to mildew or bacteria buildup. The moisture left on your surfaces could seep in. Oftentimes, bathroom walls will begin to show discoloration hinting at mildew in the walls. Pay attention to any signs of mold or mildew in your bathroom and treat it immediately to keep it a healthy space.
Have questions or need help planning your next home remodel? Contact Paradise Home Improvement for a free project quote today!
If you need emergency repairs, the best time is always ASAP. Broken or warped siding could mean your home is left exposed to the elements. But if your siding is old, dented, or merely cracking from the summer sun, could you benefit from waiting for the perfect opportunity? As it turns out, yes —particularly if you’re installing vinyl siding! Vinyl is sensitive to extreme temperatures, so winter or summertime replacements can affect your installation quality.
So what is the ideal time to re-side your home? The short answer is: usually in the fall. Read on to find out why!
Most people save remodeling projects for nicer weather, but there are several advantages to remodeling in cooler seasons! For one, remodeling contractors are generally less busy and have much more flexibility during the offseason. They can plan your project with you from start to finish, paying close attention to all the little details that make a project great. Second, some materials are less expensive. You’d be surprised at the amount of money you can save on items like doors, tile, flooring, and even lumber! This means your winter project is likely to be quick and budget-conscious.
It can be intimidating to think about the needs of your home. Regular maintenance and upkeep costs time and money, and keeping your home in great condition without spending a fortune can seem like a challenge. The thing about home remodeling is that staying on top of your home’s repairs and replacement needs will cost you far less in the long run. Ignoring problems can backfire and turn into larger problems that really do cost a fortune to fix.
If you’ve been avoiding the issue of your home’s windows for a while, know that windows in bad condition can only get worse. Water damaged windows can suffer from mold growth and even cause structural damage that spreads to the foundation. Bad windows can also be a security liability, and will negatively affect your home’s energy-efficiency and your utility bill costs.
The good news is that window replacement doesn’t have to be scary or intimidating. In fact, with the right contractors by your side, replacement window projects are quick, easy, and even affordable. If you’re in need of some inspiration for your next window replacement project, take a look at these signs from our expert window contractors at Paradise Home Improvement and find out whether now is the right time for new energy-efficient windows.
If you stand close to your windows on a windy day, can you feel a draft blowing in the house? When windows are drafty, this is a sign of a leak or a damaged frame and could mean that it’s time for a replacement.
Drafty windows lead to a number of problems, including excessive energy loss, higher utility bills, and fast deterioration should water and moisture become trapped inside the windows and frames. If this is the case, have a contractor come and perform an inspection to see whether repairs or replacement should be scheduled.
It’s a Struggle to Open or Close Your Windows
Stuck windows are not always a cause for replacement. Sometimes, windows are difficult to open and close because they haven’t been cleaned properly—and dust and residue build-up lead to sticky, hard-to-move window sashes. Another cause is paint that dries and glues the window in place. Both of these causes are easy to remedy—and won’t require window replacement.
On the other hand, windows that are hard to open and close could be suffering from mechanical issues or a bad installation. If you’ve tried cleaning the windows or lubricating the tracks and without seeing improvement, give your contractor a call to perform an inspection. You could need window repairs or a replacement, depending on the severity of the issue that’s causing the problem.
Water stains, discoloration, or mold or mildew growth around the window are all signs of a water-damaged window. Another sign of water damage is moisture or humidity trapped between the panes. Water damage left unchecked can lead to rotting window frames and deterioration of the walls in your home, and also mold growth and other issues.
Water damaged windows are almost always in need of immediate replacement to prevent further deterioration. For best results, contact a professional contractor right away for a consultation.
Cheap Quality Windows
Single-pane glass windows are outdated and low-functioning. If your home is equipped with single-pane windows or an equally low-quality window product, don’t hesitate to plan a replacement right away.
By replacing your home’s inferior windows with high-quality, energy-efficient windows made with low-E glass and other important features, you can expect savings of up to 25% or more on your monthly utility bills.
Windows Can’t Be Repaired
If your home’s windows have been discontinued since installation, it might be difficult to find replacement parts that are necessary to make repairs.
If this is the case, you may have to settle with replacement instead. This usually happens when windows are old and phased out, so take the opportunity to upgrade with energy-efficient windows that modernize the look and functionality of your home.
Finally, take a look at your home and notice whether its windows add or detract from its overall aesthetic appearance. Windows are an important component to the overall look of your property, and can dramatically impact the way it shows from the street and from the interior, too.
If your windows are old and outdated, or simply ugly, consider replacing them with gorgeous, brand-new replacement windows. The right windows can add considerable beauty and curb appeal to boost your home’s aesthetic look and overall value.
Affordable, No-Hassle Window Replacement from Paradise Home Improvement
At Paradise Home Improvement, you can expect to receive nothing less than the outstanding quality products, reliable installations, and award-winning customer service we’re known for throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Whether you need siding installation, replacement windows, and doors, roofing installation and repairs, or other home remodeling services—our expert team of professionals is here to help you find the best and most affordable solutions to make your home remodeling experience easy and hassle-free.
For more information about Paradise Home Improvement and our comprehensive menu of home remodeling solutions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team now. Pick up the phone to speak with one of our agents or fill out our online form to request a free, no-obligation, in-home pricing estimate, and consultation.
Whether you’ve owned your home for years and years, or you just purchased a charming older build, you might be wondering what updates you need to make sure your investment is sound. Not only do building codes and regulations change over the years, but the conditions the home has weathered could mean it’s not as strong as it once was. What are some areas to keep in mind? Keep reading to find out!
Because your roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements, it only has a lifespan of about 10-15 years depending on the region. Here on the East Coast, our roofs experience violent, hurricane-force winds almost every year which means you could be looking at replacement much sooner than that.
A compromised roof that goes without repair or replacement, won’t be able to protect your home anymore. The most typical consequence is a roof leak, which will allow water into your ceiling and walls. If the wood starts to rot, you could be on the line for serious and costly repairs. If you’re not sure how old your roof is or you don’t know how many storms it has weathered, it’s a good idea to get a roof inspection.
Improve your insulation for better energy efficiency
Elevate your curb appeal
Increase the value of your home
Windows & Doors
Windows and doors are very important for the overall appearance of your home. Replacing your old windows and doors can improve your curb appeal and let more light into your home. But even if you like the way they look, there could be underlying issues that are impacting your home value.
One of the biggest problems with windows and doors is a faulty installation. If you have high-quality windows that were measured and installed wrong, you could still be letting out your nice AC and letting in water, dust, and critters. A window frame that doesn’t fit could also be hurting the structural integrity of your home.
Upgrading your windows and doors to strong, energy-efficient models could lower your electric bills, improve the security of your home, protect the structural integrity of your home, and even reduce your homeowner’s insurance quote!
Making upgrades to your home is no easy decision, but it can protect your investment and make sure it’s around to protect your family for years to come. Replacing your roof, windows, and doors is one way to make sure your home is structurally sound, safe, and won’t need costly repairs in the near future. Not sure how to proceed? We’re here to help! Contact us for free inspections and quotes.
Besides being one of your biggest investments, your home has one especially important job – to protect your family. For security, energy-efficiency, and to protect against the elements, several areas of your home need to be inspected and maintained regularly. Your roof, siding, windows, and doors each play a significant role in your home’s ability to protect. Here’s how you can protect your home so it can keep protecting you.
Do you feel like the decor in your bathroom is missing something? Houseplants are a great way to add a personal touch to your space and to brighten your day. The humidity of a bathroom makes it a great location for plants that appreciate extra moisture. Depending on the level of light your bathroom receives, there is an ideal plant for you.
If you are interested in finding the perfect plant for your bathroom space, read on to learn more!
Boston ferns are a great choice for first-time houseplant owners because they are easy to care for. These plants love high humidity, making them well suited for the bathroom. If your bathroom has a window that allows bright, indirect sunlight to your fern, you will find that it grows quickly.
Display your fern on a small table, countertop, or consider hanging it from the ceiling.
Water it once or twice a week, and regularly check to make sure the soil does not dry out completely.
Air plants are a low-maintenance choice for a bathroom houseplant. These unique plants do not need soil to grow, so they can be displayed in exciting ways! With a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors to choose from, air plants will do well in any bathroom.
Since air plants do not need soil to grow, the watering process is a bit different than other houseplants. Air plants pull moisture out of the air, but if your bathroom is less humid you will need to water them. You can either soak them in a container of water for fifteen minutes or mist them. Make sure to dry the air plants upside down to prevent the leaves from rotting.
Snake plants are one of the best houseplants for air purification. They are unique because they are able to release oxygen at night. They even filter the air of formaldehyde, benzene, and other harmful pollutants.
These plants are a great choice for bathrooms that receive less light. Depending on the humidity in your bathroom, a snake plant should be watered once every 2 to 8 weeks. The hardy snake plant is a great choice for the laid-back houseplant owner!
Native to tropical regions, bromeliads are a great way to add color to a bathroom space. Their long-lasting blooms come in a variety of shades of pink, red, orange, and yellow. The humidity of your bathroom will help these plants thrive.
Bathrooms that receive a moderate amount of sunlight are best for bromeliads. Too much sun and a bromeliad can get bleached out, and not enough sun can turn the plants’ leaves brown.
The tank, or vase-shaped space at the center of the plant where the leaves overlap, will collect water. Keep water in this tank at all times, but do not allow it to stagnate. Changing the water out once a week will help prevent rotting.
Displaying houseplants is a great way to customize your space to reflect your personal style! Decorating your bathroom with houseplants does not have to be a chore with these low-maintenance options.
Are you in love with the look of your bathrooms? If the answer is no, we can help bring your bathrooms up to date with our remodeling services. Request a free online quote today to see how we can help transform your bathroom into the space of your dreams!
Your bathroom is supposed to be a place to relax and unwind away from the rest of the world. It’s hard to do that, though, if your bathroom is a cluttered mess. If you’re finding yourself in this situation, don’t fear! Read on to learn some tips that will help you turn your bathroom into a decluttered sanctuary.
Declutter before organizing
Before you run to buy more storage space, take a look at all of your bathroom items, and decide if they are all needed. Look through all toiletries and check their expiration dates, throw out what’s gone bad or you don’t use anymore. Here are some everyday items you probably have in your bathroom right now that need decluttering:
Old frayed and ripped towel
Unneeded or expired hair products
Old shower curtains
Travel size bottles
One of the messiest parts of a bathroom can be cabinet drawers. It’s always so tempting to throw your little odd and miscellaneous items aside in these drawers. An excellent way to keep everything inside organized and save space is with a divider. It will also help you keep track of your item and always put them back in the right place.
Labels are also another handy trick to help make sure things are easily accessible and always in the right place. If multiple family members share bathroom space, consider labeling separate baskets and cabinets with each family member’s name for them to keep their items in. If you live alone, you can still use labels to keep track of different bathroom items such as towels, hair products, medicine, etc.
Adding shower dispenser or shower caddy
Do you have multiple bottles littered along the sides of your shower? Try getting a shower dispenser or caddy to lessen the mess. Shower dispensers conveniently store your liquid body wash, shampoo in conditioner all in one place, and over-the-shower caddies can hold multiple items while hanging directly onto your showerhead. Say bye-bye to messy bottles and hello to a clean shower.
Hair tool organizer
Hairstyling tools like hairdryers, flat irons, brushes, and combs can make up for a lot of clutter in your bathroom. A great tip to reduce the mess is to get a hair tool organizer. They come in all sorts of materials and colors and have convenient slots and cubbies for storing all of your hair styling products.
Now that your bathroom is clean and in tip-top shape, you may notice some structural or aesthetic imperfections. If this is the case for you, don’t worry, because Paradise Home Improvement has you covered! We handle everything from bathtub and shower remodeling to complete bathroom renovations. For more information on how Paradise can help you get your dream bathroom, call us at (423) 393-9975 or visit our website.