Check for Peeling Paint Inspect exterior walls to see if any paint is peeling or blistering on the house or outbuildlings. According to Carl Minchew, Director of Benjamin Moore Paints, “Peeling paint is a sign that the existing paint film is failing and can no longer protect the side of the building. Left uncorrected, the siding itself will deteriorate, leading
Autumn Maintenance Tips Regularly clean gutters and downspouts. Make sure leaves and debris unblock all drainage areas. Consider installing gutter guards to make the job a lot easier. Use a screwdriver to probe the wood trim around windows, doors, railings and decks, use caulk to fill the holes or completely replace the wood. Lower humidity and cooler (not yet cold)
Cutting back on your energy usage is one of the best ways to bring down your electricity bill. Making changes to not only your wattage consumption, but also the way your home retains and expels air can have a dramatic effect on the way your space uses electricity. Here are 5 tips on how to lower your electricity bill.
As we all know energy inefficiency is a huge problem for most homes. Home improvement and performance are never-ending drills. Initiating the process of home energy can be quite overwhelming. Here’s a beginner’s list to get you going on the right track. Rated from 1 to 5 by level of difficulty to repair by: doing it yourself, cost, time invested
In collaboration with architect Frank Shirley, Marvin Windows and Doors restored The Edward Wood House, a cornerstone of local heritage. Steps away from Harvard University and surrounded by a centuries old neighborhood, it exceeds modern day standards while proudly retaining a rich history.
In the 2016 Brand Use Survey publication by BUILDER Magazine Integrity Windows and Doors was named the best window brand throughout all fiberglass windows. The Survey included multiple brands in four distinctive fiberglass categories, in which Integrity was the top pick in all four. Survey respondents chose Integrity as the top brand for its worth and value, brand most used,
A 2016 trend report from Architect Magazine showed how professionals in the window and door industry see improvement in energy efficiency and product design. Here’s what you can expect during spring, summer and beyond! Inside out, Outside In The tendency to effortlessly incorporate open interiors with expansive exteriors continues across America. AIA Fellow and residential architect Manny Gonzales of the Los Angeles
The 2016 Marvin Architects Challenge has began another segment of the yearly contest called the Architects Challenge Showdown. In May, there were six architect-designed projects proclaimed as winners in their architectural sector as elected by a panel of professionals. With Marvin giving the general audience a chance to pick the showdown victor. There are four sets of voting that entails
There are many craft beer companies with cool breweries, restaurants, and taprooms, but Surly Brewing Co. of Minneapolis, Minnesota has distinguished itself from the crowd. In December 2014, the 10-year-old brewer opened its gates to the upper Midwest’s first destination brewery. Set in the Prospect Park neighborhood of Minneapolis, an area defined by train yards and towering grain silos, the
Marvin Windows and Doors announced the front-runners of its eighth annual Architects Challenge competition, including a Pontiac, QC home by architect Malcolm Wildeboer of Vandenberg and Wildeboer Architects in Ontario. The development, Wedge House, was granted highest reward in the opposition’s Best In Show category. There was an added five architect-designed ventures from across the country presented in the subsequent