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Choosing the Right Siding for Your Home – All Star Construction, Inc.

New siding can give your home a new look!

Whether you’re building a home or renovating your current home, choosing the right siding is one of the most important decisions you will make. It not only defends against the elements, but it’s an important part of your home’s curb appeal, and the first thing a visitor sees. Although aesthetics certainly matter, there are other elements to consider when choosing siding. Primary factors are durability, water resistance, and versatility. Additionally, your decision should include your style of your home, budget, and of course your climate. There is a wide variety of types of siding including vinyl, brick, stucco, stone, and wood. After perusing through the pros and cons of each one, which type is best for you?

A Covered Patio – Your New Backyard Retreat!!

Make your covered patio your new oasis!

Spring weather will be here before you know it. Once you’ve made it through the cold winter months, you’ll envision yourself relaxing in your backyard retreat under your covered patio. If you want to make your vision a reality, All Star Construction, Inc is just the company to build your new covered patio that reflects your tastes and personality. Not only are covered patios one of the best ways to add value to your home, they also provide the perfect area to keep you dry during the rainy season and cool during the summer months. They are also the perfect space to entertain your family and friends with an outdoor atmosphere, without being outside. And more importantly, covered patios protect your outdoor furniture from the elements.

3 Essential Steps to Winterize Your Home

Take Care of Your Home During the Winter Months!

For those who live in the North, it’s second nature to ensure that you winterize your home during the harsh winter conditions. Even if you live in the South, it’s no secret that the cold weather has finally arrived! Winter means it’s time to winterize your home and protect it from the elements for the next few frigid months. Winterizing your home “is the process of preparing a home for the harsh conditions of winter. It is usually performed in the fall before snow and excessive cold have arrived. Winterization protects against damage due to bursting water pipes, and from heat loss due to openings in the building envelope.” (http://www.fortworthinspector.com/Winterize_Your_Home.html)

The Importance of Structural Repairs for Your Home

You need a solid foundation!

Nothing is more important to your home than its structure. It’s the foundation upon which everything else is built. Having a foundation that’s tough, durable, and sturdy keeps your home strong and intact. Problems with your foundation can go unnoticeable for quite some time, without you even knowing it. Although they may start small, structural problems can get out of control. This can cause severe cosmetic damages to your home, affecting its stability. Without effectively and efficiently handling the structural problems, more damage can occur, causing an even bigger financial burden. If you assess your home and notice signs of structural instability which needs to be repaired, immediately contact a contractor, such as All Star Construction, Inc. When it comes to your home and its foundation, the sooner you call, the quicker we can repair the problem. Your home’s structure depends on it. Our highly trained and experienced design/build contractors will keep your home, and your family, safe and secure.

Top 4 Design Tricks to Complete Your Outdoor Kitchen

For many homeowners, having an outdoor kitchen is the epitome of luxury living and entertainment. However, when you begin your outdoor kitchen planning stage, there are certain considerations to keep in mind. First, you need a design/build contractor, such as All Star Construction, Inc to help with your design and layout. Once you’ve decided on your layout, materials, and appliances, next comes the décor. Attention to details will make the most out of your new addition. Just as you spend the time researching and deliberating on accessorizing the inside of your home, you must consider the design and style of your outdoor kitchen. Keep in mind that whatever you choose, these accessories will be outside.

3 Ways to Upgrade Your Home’s Exterior

How to transform the exterior of your home

Whether you’re considering selling your home or plan to stay for the long-term, first impressions are everything. The first thing you see when you arrive at someone’s home is the exterior of the home. Curb appeal is critical, and an exterior renovation can add tremendous value to your home. Sometimes, it’s difficult to know where to start your remodel, or even what you should renovate. No matter your budget, here are the top 3 ways to upgrade your home’s exterior:

Top 4 Ways to Color Coordinate Your Backyard Remodeling

When homeowners consider remodeling their home’s interior, it can be quite a difficult task to color coordinate your new remodel. Designs, layouts, textures, and colors all play a part in deciding your color scheme and complementary colors, especially for a backyard remodeling project. Choosing colors is a little more challenging if you’re remodeling the exterior of your home, whether it be a covered patio, an outdoor kitchen, or a carport. When choosing main colors, trim colors, and accent colors, you must not only consider your remodel, but you must take into account natural surroundings and neighboring homes. Interior colors depend on your mood, interests, and preferences, but what about your exterior colors?

What are the Do’s and Don’ts for a Successful Room Addition?

How do you accomplish a successful room addition?

 

Do you feel cramped in your home? Is your family expanding, and you’re in need of additional space? Adding extra living space to your current home just may be the solution you’re looking for. The best part is that it’s more cost-effective than having to move to a new home to get the space you need.

Not only will a room addition increase your living space, it will actually add to the value of your home. However, depending on the type of space you need, some renovations are ineffective. When you’re deciding if a room addition is right for you, there are a few do’s and don’ts that you should consider:

2017 Room Addition Checklist

Do you need more space in your home? Building a room addition is one of the most effective ways to give you more space, while increasing the value of your home. Room addition projects can be complex, requiring research, planning, and creativity. According to houzz.com, “Sometimes a small addition can yield big results, particularly in kitchens. Adding just 3 or 4 feet to a cramped kitchen can open up a world of possibilities for appliances and additional cabinetry.” If you’re not sure where to start your research, you can get inspirational ideas from magazines, TV, websites, social media, and even friends and family. Having a room addition checklist will help solidify what you need to do, who’s going to do it, when you can schedule it, how long it will take to complete, and how much money will be involved in the project. With the right design/build contractor such as All Star Construction Inc., you can create the perfect room addition!

How New Windows Can Save You Money on a Room Addition

When thinking of your electricity bill, it’s common to wonder “how much can I save on my bill if I replace my windows?” The benefits of replacing your windows will outweigh its costs, especially with a room addition. However, there are a few factors to consider when choosing energy efficient windows, including types of windows, architectural considerations, the type of home insulation.