Curb Appeal!

What can you do to make your house look attractive from the outside?  Home ownership and price in that ownership are important to most people. Some of us want to have the most attractive house on the block so neighbors and people passing by notice how beautiful their property looks.  The outside does count!

Roofs, siding, windows, doors and landscaping are all important elements to consider if you want to increase your homes curb appeal. When your house looks warm, attractive and interesting, your home will be refreshed and inviting.

Exterior renovations are a great opportunity to add the important element of curb appeal.  They can also reduce maintenance and improve the energy efficiency of your home.

Roofs with proper venting can improve circulation – and combined with increased attic insulation, decrease your heating bill.

Siding with additional sheet insulation takes old drafty homes and turns them into energy efficient interior spaces.

Updated doors and windows improve sunlight in the home and save money in heating as well.

Proper decking, landscaping and interlock creates the final piece of the puzzle.

The result is a total refresh of your exterior.

To find out how different renovations impact your value (because that’s important too!), start here – http://www.moneysmartsblog.com/how-to-determine-the-value-of-a-house-renovation/

Call us to discuss a variety of products that can help your home’s curb appeal. Whether you are preparing to sell and want to attract buyers or enjoy it yourself when you are pulling into the driveway or lounging in your yard, our company provides a full range of exterior renovations solutions from the roof down.

 

Dressing Your Home

Dressing Your Home for Success – New siding today can mean less hassle tomorrow

When it comes to maintaining your home – be preventative.

Homeowners who wait too long to replace their siding are often faced with disastrous damage and costly repairs. In our line of work, we come across these situations regularly. Over time, siding gradually becomes less effective at keeping moisture away from the interior structure of a home. Eventually, this moisture leads to frame rot above the foundation. It can also lead to the formation of mold. Neither situation is a good one. In order to fulfill its purpose, the siding on your home must be able to provide effective protection against the elements. It must also allow the interior framing of your home to breathe. Space and circulation are very important. The humidity and dampness that builds up in the space between your siding and interior must be allowed to escape in order to keep the framing structurally sound and functional.

There are numerous options available to homeowners who are interested in re-siding. By replacing the siding, you will immediately give your home a neat and polished appearance. It is arguably the most cost-effective way to improve the overall look of your exterior.After all, the siding is the first thing anyone notices when they pull in the driveway. Some clients prefer more robust materials like brick and metal. There are also some eco-friendly options like solid wood, wood composites and cedar. However, most clients opt to side their homes with vinyl. Vinyl siding is cost effective and it provides comprehensive moisture resistance. Pests and mold have a very difficult time penetrating vinyl siding. Furthermore, vinyl is simple to maintain. Properly installed vinyl siding can provide up to 40 years of effective protection. As well, added insulation can provide decreases in heating and cooling as the outside air cannot enter the home.

Regardless of the type of siding material you choose, the most important thing is to take action before any problems occur. Afterwards, your home will have a brand new look. You will also be confident that no unpleasant surprises are lurking underneath. Call us today!

Your House Facelift is here!

Is your house tired? Does it need some pampering? Give your home a facelift with new siding this spring!

We see our homes so frequently that it can sometimes be difficult to detect the subtle changes that take place as it ages. If you have them, dig out some old pictures from fifteen – or even ten – years ago. In all probability, your siding has seriously degraded over this time. The sun causes the colour to fade, and water damage can leave unsightly stains and markings. Wouldn’t it be nice to look up over your hopefully weedless lawn this summer and enjoy a bright, recently re-sided home?

New siding can drastically improve the appearance of your home. It provides a clean, crisp look that can be suited to any exterior. The sky is the limit when it comes to siding options. New materials are constantly being added to our contractor’s product list. Think about what look appeals to you most, we’ll help you the rest of the way.

New siding also increases the future resale value of properties by improving exterior longevity. Furthermore, our siding experts can offer you insulating possibilities that will provide an added barrier against moisture and temperature differences. These insulation techniques can help to further isolate the interior of your home from the constantly changing outdoor environment found in the National Capital Region.

If the exterior of your home is painted, you probably understand how tiring it can be to constantly re-paint in order to keep up with the Jones’. Newer varieties of siding require little – if any – yearly maintenance. It may be time to finally put away that brush and roller. Think about upgrading to an exterior solution that is attractive, energy efficient – and best of all – maintenance free!

Call us today for a free at home quotation!

Windows and Doors

Windows and Doors
We at Kola Enterprises offer a wide variety of windows and doors that meet all Energy Star ratings. Replacing windows and doors is a big project that involves careful consideration and we can help. We can assess for opportunities to add more windows and ways to improve airflow. Our windows and doors come in a wide variety of styles and colors and glass options. These help you make a truly tailored choice for your home. You have to be confident and have peace of mind that your new windows will enhance your home’s beauty and deliver a lifetime of reliable performance and increased efficiency. Let us help you to find the perfect windows and doors for your house from our 100% Canadian made line.