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Westchester County, NY - Windows : Siding : Roofing
Home Improvement for the Westchester County NY Home Owner
WINDOWS : SIDING : ROOFING
Replacement Windows for the Westchester County NY Home Owner:
Just Exteriors Plus can help you choose and buy the right replacement windows for your Westchester County NY home.
New window technology has advanced considerably, and a new set of windows could make your home much more energy efficient. Here are the key features and styles you should consider when shopping for new windows.
In Westchester County NY, windows take a lot of abuse and must withstand strong winds, heavy rains, and freezing snow and ice. Over the years the weather will take it's toll on your windows. The first steps to buying new windows for your Westchester County NY home is to determine your needs, design, budget and window functions. Window purchases are a big commitment, which means it's a costly mistake to order the wrong type.
I've heard people ask, "Why would I want to replace perfectly good home windows?"
My answer is always the same, "Are you really sure your windows are perfect?"
Just because the wind doesn't blow the curtains around doesn't mean they are perfect. In a well insulated home, the greatest amount of heat loss is through the windows.
There are two reasons for that:
1. There are generally a lot of windows in each home
2. Most homes only have single pane windows.
There are many reasons for replacing the windows in your Westchester County home
To Save Energy as a Westchester County NY Home Owner
With double pane windows you can reduce your utility bills dramatically. With triple pane windows, the heat loss through the windows will be reduced. Dead air spaces in the windows helps reduce heat loss and with triple pane windows there are two dead air spaces in each window. The dead air spaces capture most of the heat coming in through the windows in the summer time to help reduce cooling costs, also.
The old style wooden windows were actually very easy to gain access through for burglars. It was very simple to unlock them from the outside, so there was no need to break the glass and risk being heard by neighbors. New windows today have a much more complex locking system making it very difficult for burglars to gain entry without breaking the glass. And when you have to break through two or three windows the chances of being heard are greater, increasing the risk of being caught.
The old wooden windows were a pain to clean. You had to clean the inside of the window then go outside to clean them again. And that was just the downstairs windows. For second and third story windows you needed a ladder to clean them. And that is always dangerous. With new windows you clean the inside then unlock and swing the window in to clean the outside portion. No need for going outside or for a ladder. Cleaning them is a breeze.
Remember how the wooden windows used to rot after a few years and you had to replace either the window or the casing? Not anymore. New windows are actually much more pleasant to look at.
Increases Home Value
By replacing your old windows with new ones, you can drastically improve the resale value of your Westchester County NY home. If you are thinking of selling your home, consider replacing the old windows, if you haven't already, and you could recoup up to double the cost of replacing them. New windows today are more cost efficient, easier to maintain, bring added security to your home, esthetically more pleasing and they raise the property value of your home. There are few sensations better than the knowledge you have not only increased the value of your home, but also reduced the need for maintenance.
New Siding for the Westchester County NY Home Owner
Traditional Siding by Royal
Whatever your taste or design preference or budget, Just Exteriors Plus of NY has a traditional vinyl siding to match it. Our siding products suit virtually every style suited to your Westchester County NY home home with a range of dramatically good looks, expressive palettes and wide-ranging styles. Just as importantly, they cover you with the latest siding and color protection technology and the industry-leading warranty protection to match, which makes for a very happy Westchester County NY home owner indeed!
Siding comes in many styles, colors, textures and types, and choosing the right one can feel overwhelming. Kind of like the salsa shelf in the organic section at the supermarket. But no worries, Just Exteriors Plus is there to help guide you along the way.
Getting New Siding is a Homelife-Changing Event
The siding you choose won’t influence the rising and setting of the sun, but it will have a say in a few other things. Here are a few of the benefits: The curb appeal benefit: The right siding can dramatically increase the amount of time you (and your neighbors) spend admiring the exterior of your home.
The have a nice weekend benefit: If you’re wondering whether you can have siding that stops traffic and is low on maintenance, you can stop wondering now. You can. So go play ball or dine out or something. That is always a great thing. Especially in Westchester County NY, Times Square, all those terrific Broadway Plays and all those great restaurants to try!
Stay Cool : Keep Warm
Insulated siding increases the value of your NY home’s R-value (thermal efficiency), so you use less energy and lower your energy costs. It goes a long way toward alleviating a serious condition called “playing with the thermostat.” Speaking of happiness, did you know you could qualify for cost-cutting incentives just for having insulated siding on your home? Check out the possibilities at: www.vinylsiding.org/map.
A New Roof for the Westchester County NY Home Owner
Reasons For A New Roof
Whether you’re faced with an urgent need for a new roof or you have more time react to a roofing project, Just Exteriors Plus is there to help. Below, you’ll find the top reasons for needing a new roof and valuable information to assist you through the process.
Increase Your Westchester County NY Homes Value
Replacing an old roof can help add curb appeal and will increase the perceived value of your home*. This may be especially helpful if you intend to sell your house. Remember, when selling a house, the first impression is important. Not only does a new roof play a critical part in protecting the investment, it can really transform the look—helping give you an edge over the other properties for sale in your neighborhood.
Determing the Cause of A Leak
Knowing you have a roof leak is usually obvious when you see the water spot on your ceiling. However, it can be much harder to pinpoint the cause of the leak. You may assume your shingles are at fault, but it could be missing flashing around a chimney, or some other entry point, that’s allowing the water to get inside your attic. Once inside the attic, water can travel along rafters and other horizontal surfaces making it difficult to find the exact entry point. If shingles are missing, cracked or otherwise damaged, water can, over time, begin to leak into the home. A leak can start out small and slowly cause a lot of damage if a warning sign is ignored. If your roof doesn’t have an ice & water underlayment installed under the shingles, you could be experiencing leaks. You really need to have a professional roofing contractor help diagnose your leak issue. Just Exteriors Plus are experienced roofing experts and can help determine the cause of the leak and help in finding a solution.
While your roof is designed to withstand the elements, some storms are more intense than others. Westchester County NY storms can be quite intense sometimes. These are the signs to look for when you believe there may have been damage to your roof. Please be safe when inspecting your roof—possibly view from a window inside the house or use binoculars from the ground.
- Wind Damage:
Missing shingles. Also, look for thin horizontal lines where granules have been worn off about 1-2 inches beneath the shingle above; this could indicate that the shingle seal was broken and the shingle was flapping in the wind rubbing against the shingle above it. To be effective against the elements, shingles must be sealed to each other as one water tight roof deck
- Hail Damage:
Usually hail is not something that you can miss—it is typically a widespread weather event in a neighborhood and not isolated to just one house on the block. Hail can bruise a shingle causing an indentation that may be hard to see but that can crack the shingle allowing water to infiltrate over time.
- Falling Debris:
During some storms tree branches or other failing debris can land on your roof. Some items are small and won’t cause an issue—other items are so large that you will naturally be concerned about damage.
Offering Additional Warranty Coverage
When you install a Total Protection Roofing System™§, there are several Owens Corning™ roofing “system” warranties that can be offered. The Owens Corning™ Standard Roofing System Limited Warranty extends warranty coverage on the roofing accessories*. This warranty is free of charge and can be offered by any roofing contractor.If you are an Owens Corning™ Roofing Preferred Contractor, and depending on your level in the program, you have the option to offer one of three extended system warranties*: System Protection, Preferred Protection or Platinum Protection roofing system limited warranties. These program warranties are a great way to set you apart from the rest.