New Financing Partner! SNAP Home Finance Corp.

Kola Home Solutions is pleased to offer financing through SNAP Home Finance Corp.

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SNAP is the fast, flexible, easy way to pay for your new roof without having to wait. It’s the consumer-friendly financial program endorsed by your local dealer.

Why go to the bank when you can simply click on the pre-approved logo below and complete our secure credit application. With SNAP, credit decisions take just minutes!

With SNAP you will enjoy:

Up to 100% financing for all your home comfort needs
No down payment necessary
Variety of financing offers including:
No Interest No Payment programs
Low Monthly Payment Programs
Open Loan – Pay off the entire loan at anytime without penalties
Personal and Confidential
Easy deductions from your bank account
Take up to 15 years to pay.

Start Saving Money NOW!

There’s no need to putting off a more Energy Efficient, Cost Effective home comfort system. We make it simple – start saving money now – call us today!

For more information, click here: Snap Financial

New Windows!!

The windows in your house let in light and air if they’re operable, but they can also be weak spots in your home’s thermal envelope.

When replacing windows, purchase the most energy-efficient windows you can afford, because they will pay for themselves over their lifetimes.

Windows provide our homes with light, warmth, and ventilation, but they can also negatively impact a home’s energy efficiency. You can reduce energy costs by installing energy-efficient windows in your home. If your budget is tight, energy efficiency improvements to existing windows can also help.

You can improve the energy efficiency of existing windows by adding storm windows, caulking and weatherstripping, and using window treatments or coverings.

Caulking and weatherstripping can reduce air leakage around windows. Use caulk for stationary cracks, gaps, or joints less than one-quarter-inch wide, and weatherstripping for building components that move, such as doors and operable windows.

If your home has very old and/or inefficient windows, it might be more cost-effective to replace them than to try to improve their energy efficiency. New, energy-efficient windows eventually pay for themselves through lower heating and cooling costs, and sometimes even lighting costs.

It is important to hire a good company like Kola Home Solutions to properly install your new window units.  Windows should be installed according to the manufacturer’s recommendations and be properly air sealed during installation to perform correctly. To air seal the window, caulk the frame and weatherstrip the operable components.

Another important consideration is how the windows operate, because some operating types have lower air leakage rates than others, which will improve your home’s energy efficiency. Traditional operating types include:

Awning. Hinged at the top and open outward. Because the sash closes by pressing against the frame, they generally have lower air leakage rates than sliding windows.

Casement. Hinged at the sides. Like awning windows, they generally have lower air leakage rates than sliding windows because the sash closes by pressing against the frame.

Fixed. Fixed panes that don’t open. When installed properly they’re airtight, but are not suitable in places where window ventilation is desired.

Hopper. Hinged at the bottom and open inward. Like both awning and casement, they generally have lower air leakage rates because the sash closes by pressing against the frame.

Single- and double-hung. Both sashes slide vertically in a double-hung window. Only the bottom sash slides upward in a single-hung window. These sliding windows generally have higher air leakage rates than projecting or hinged windows.

Single- and double-sliding. Both sashes slide horizontally in a double-sliding window. Only one sash slides in a single-sliding window. Like single- and double-hung windows, they generally have higher air leakage rates than projecting or hinged windows.

Call Kola Home Solutions to set up a consultation so we can recommend the best solution for your needs and budget.

 

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.

 

Windows, get your new windows!

When asked why they haven’t installed energy efficient windows in their home, most people usually say – because it’s too expensive. Few of us consider the amount of money we let float away every year right through the inefficient surfaces of our older windows. Each year, Ottawa residents waste thousands of dollars unintentionally heating their backyards and cooling their neighbourhoods.

Stop for a moment and try to put an image in your mind. Imagine that your home was on a far-away planet. Imagine that it needed to be protected from an inhospitable exterior environment. In actuality, this image isn’t far off from the truth. Ottawa’s freezing January’s suck the heat from your home – heat you pay dearly for with your hard earned money. Similarly, have you noticed how your electricity usage rises in the summer? It may be that much of the cool air being generated by your A/C unit is floating off into space. Windows are primary heat transfer locations on a home. Replacing your older windows with more efficient models can be the best choice for lowering your utility costs.

Something else that homeowners often fail to consider is the fact that older windows offer little interior protection from U/V rays and noise. Your carpet and furniture can be kept newer – longer when you change the windows on your home. What’s more, noisy traffic and neighbourhood sounds can keep you up at night. Newer windows offer far better noise reduction than their older counterparts. Think about changing your windows today – you will sleep better….and then you can dream about all the money you’re saving. Call Kola Home Solutions for a free quotation. And with our payment plans, it’s very affordable.