Do you have a fireplace? Have you lived in your home for 10 years or more? If you answered yes to both of these questions then now is the time to check your chimney cap. Typically installed with galvanized metal, they can and usually will rust and if not caught in time can cause serious damage to the chase or attic without you ever knowing.
Other roof vents, such at furnace vents, can rust on the top or the flashing and should also be inspected as well.
Call us before the next rain and let Modern Homes, Inc. in conjunction with our Exterior Division help with any questions. Contact Modern Homes, Inc now or call 847.356.8886.
It seems most people want to have a color painted on the walls in there home and some overlook the need for a durable paint. You may want to ensure it is scrubbable/washable paint to allow you to keep a clean and neat wall without the need to repaint a portion or worse the entire wall to avoid a difference in the sheen. I have kids and pets and I know this is a must to have, but can be beneficial for any home.
Skylights have always been a great addition to a home to allow more light into rooms that dont have alot of light, the downfall being the sometimes long tunnels. Then came along the reflective tunnel skylight which they are great for adding light into a bath room, laundry room or other room you can’t install a normal skylight. The room has a round cover on the ceiling and then a small dome on the roof. The downfall was you would typically not want the dome on the front of a home for appearance. Now comes Velux with their introduction a new sun tunnel with the same great interior appearanceand still allow natural light in an interior room but no dome on the outside, it can now look like a skylight!
Now the options are endless. Want a simply skylight, maybe a 2′x2′ or 2′x4′. You can go big with a 4′x4′ or get into venting or shaded skylights too. When you don’t want the long ceiling tunnel you can go to a sun tunnel. Dependant on your choice and options, tax credit may be eligible.
For any questions on skylights or windows, let Modern Homes, Inc. in conjunction with our Exterior division help with any questions. Contact Modern Homes, Inc now.
Decks and patios are the two easiest ways to add space to your outdoor living area. Decks do not have to be conventional treated lumber anymore. Composites and PVC materials allow for a great space with low maintenance. Don’t want a deck or have an area that you want your deck to step off too? Patios are great for this; concrete, brick, or natrual stone are commonly chosen materials. With Patios it is common to add retaining walls with them, for looks, a seat or functionality.
Sometimes a screened porch or gazebo is a great compliment to your new space.
For any questions on an outdoor space, let Modern Homes, Inc. in conjunction with our Landscape or Exterior division help make it a dream come true. Contact Modern Homes, Inc now.
Very few things are as important as getting a good night sleep. All home plans and families vary but interior noise may be an issue. No one wants to have the kids wake up while doing laundry, to be heard in the bathroom while entertaining, nor do you want to do dishes or laundry around the kids sleeping.
There are varous methods of soundproffing that you can take. There are insulation option as well as drywall and framing techneck that can help reduce or eliminate interior noise.
For any questions on soundproofing for your home, Contact Modern Homes, Inc.