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Month: June 2021

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Affordable Home Improvements for Safety

Affordable Home Improvements for Safety

Do you live in Florida and are terrified of hurricanes having been trapped in a storm once before? Do you want to remain where you are, but need to feel safe in the event of a hurricane or a tropical storm? Hurricane shutters is the most economical way to protect your windows, your family, and your house during a storm. They also increase the value of your home, especially as buyers notice the increase of hurricanes in Florida and into Alabama. Safeguard your family and protect your investment by installing attractive and affordable hurricane shutters.

Majors Home Improvement has installed these shutters since 1997, and will have a presence when the storms die down. Here are some benefits of hurricane shutters.

• Hurricane shutters are locally manufactured for residents in Florida and Alabama.

• They offer customized configuration to meet aesthetic standards.

• Shutters are built to meet Miami-Dade County Building Code requirements.

• In-house installers improve installation time and ensure proper installation.

As installers are in-house, you don’t have to worry about hiring a contractor who might know a lot about other projects, but maybe not enough about installing these shutters, because he has no experience with it. A family’s safety is involved. Go for the best hurricane shutters from manufacturers who know the devastation that can be caused by hurricanes and tropical storms. You don’t want to be caught in the path of a hurricane, but if you are, you want to feel secure in the knowledge that you are protected.

There are five kinds of hurricane shutters

• Rolling hurricane shutters

• Colonial hurricane shutters

• Bahama Hurricane shutters

• Accordion hurricane shutters

• Hurricane storm panels

These shutters when properly installed have minimum impact on the architectural integrity of your property. They can be stored in an enclosed box above your window when not in use, but at the first warning of a storm you can manually lower them with crank handles from inside or outside the building – or automatically lower them with a motor, in which case manual overrides are included. In addition to storm protection, rolling shutters function for security, light and sound control and installation. In a nutshell, features include automatic deployment, easy operation by a single person, it aligns with the architecture of your home, no storage is necessary, and it makes for an excellent theft deterrent.

You may also be interested in hurricane storm panels, which are secured to the outside of the house using bolts or tracks. These storm panels provide excellent protection for doors and windows without changing the look of your house. These storm panels are made of aluminum and provide an economical, yet highly effective alternative to conventional steel hurricane panels, which can be heavy and more likely to corrode. Clear storm panels are also available and provide effective protection, as well as allowing light inside your home. In addition, these storm panels are inexpensive, removable, simple to store, easy to install and easy to clean. Most of all, you are feeling safe.…

Basement Renovations

Save the Planet – Going Green on Your Bathroom Remodeling Project

Last year, my daughter decided that she was going to go on a “Save the World” binge and do everything she could to save the planet. This meant that we had to sign up for recycling pick up, buy products with responsible packaging, only use recyclable products or products made of recycled materials, and remodel our bathroom. Yes, Salt Lake City bathroom remodeling can save the planet. After consulting with a contractor who doubled as an ecologist, I realized that some people might need a Salt Lake City bathroom remodeling guide- for going green.
Replacing the Windows
Believe it or not, you can save on energy costs by replacing old bathroom windows. As windows age, the seams that keep the weather outside will slowly spread open allowing for cold winter air and hot summer heat to find their way in. When you replace your windows you cut back on the cost of heating and cooling because you don’t have to have the AC and heater on quite as much. Saving energy saves on resources, and this can help save the planet.
Using Recycled Products in Your Salt Lake City Bathroom Remodeling Project
You’d be amazed at the amount of building materials that are being created out of recycled materials. There are wood floors made of reclaimed wood. There are custom countertops made of recycled glass.
Wasatch offers many renovation and remodeling services stores that offer these products for reasonable prices. If you have any green ideas that you want to turn into a renovation or repair project go right ahead and design your heart out. Creating an indoor haven out of recycled outdoor materials can save the planet by allowing the decrease in logging, a reduction in toxin producing processes, and less dependence on harmful energy production.
Reusing What you Already Have
In some cases, you don’t have to completely replace everything. You could opt for cabinet re-facing rather than cabinet replacing. Reuse the cabinets you already have but give them a new look but changing the color and putting on new fixtures. In Utah, Salt Lake City bathroom remodeling isn’t all about gutting and replacing- reusing is always an inexpensive way to remodel a bathroom and save a little bit of the planet in the process.…