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You’ve probably got a Welcome mat outside your front door, but is your front door itself not exactly a welcoming site? Replacing your front door with a pretty new ProVia door is a great choice. ProVia doors don’t just look great; they are also energy efficient, durable and customizable.
- Lower Energy Bills
ProVia builds their doors to the highest industry standards. They are much higher quality than the doors that you’ll find at your local home improvement store. Most ProVia entry doors meet or exceed ENERGY STAR® criteria. This stringent criteria was created by the U.S. EPA and Department of Energy to help consumers identify energy saving and environmentally friendly products. These doors can reduce your heating and cooling costs, improve interior comfort and increase the value of your home.
ProVia’s professional class doors are made from top quality materials, starting with 20-gauge galvanized steel, that’s 49% more steel than a consumer-grade door. This exceptional durability is endorsed as “the door preferred by America’s top remodelers” and is backed by a lifetime limited transferable warranty.
State-of-the-art methods of customization make it possible for you to own a door that’s made to order for your home. Let a Vinylume representative take you through the ProVia Studio, a visualization program that allows you to choose the size, color, glass and hardware of your choice for an end result that will set your home apart for years to come.
Your home will look great with a new ProVia door. And you’ll feel great knowing the most energy efficient and durable front door says, “Welcome” to family and friends who visit your home!
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We all want to be environmentally conscious and “going green” doesn’t just mean recycling. Maintaining an environmentally friendly focus during a home improvement project is as easy as choosing the right supplier and contractor. Vinylume is proud to offer Renewal by Andersen replacement windows that are high quality, energy efficient AND environmentally friendly. Studies show that the average home uses more energy and is responsible for more carbon emissions than the average car. But don’t let that thought ruin your day. Reducing your home’s carbon footprint with Renewal by Andersen Replacement Windows is an easy way to increase your home’s energy efficiency while enhancing its value, beauty and comfort.
The building materials used in home improvement products can emit toxins into the air we breathe. Renewal by Andersen is the only window company that has been awarded a Gold certification for its indoor emissions by the Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) organization, which rates indoor air emission standards throughout the country. This ensures that your replacement windows are made with the safest materials available so you and your family are breathing toxin free, fresh air following your window replacement project.
Greening our Frames
Renewal by Andersen’s trademarked Fibrex frames are not only beautiful and strong, they are also made from 40% reclaimed wood fiber. This unbeatable recipe offers the strength and insulation properties of wood with the low maintenance durability of vinyl.
Greening our Glass
Our high performance trademarked low E-4 glass is made from a minimum of 12 % recycled glass treated with a top of the line coating. This reduces spotting and helps block harmful UV rays. Most importantly, the glass is 75% more energy efficient in summer and 45% more energy efficient in winter than standard double pane glass, saving you money on energy bills while keeping your house comfortable.
Greening our Attitude
Materials alone do not a green project make. The overall focus and attitude of the contractor and supplier have to be in place at every level. Renewal by Andersen is committed to making every aspect of their business as environmentally focused as possible. To that end, all of our employees strive to make the best choices in the company’s use of natural resources. Vinylume is proud to offer Renewal by Andersen Windows that are environmentally friendly, energy efficient and beautiful.
Contact Vinylume today to discuss replacement windows for your home!
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It may be winter, but it’s always a good time to think about upgrading your home. New siding is a great way to add beauty and value to your house. There are many reasons to consider fiber cement siding for your home. Fiber cement siding is beautiful, strong and easy to maintain.
Depending on your home’s style, the wood-like appearance of fiber cement siding can be very appealing to homeowners who want the look of wood without the high cost and maintenance. The components of fiber cement are cement, sand and cellulose fiber that are steam treated to resemble wood. The resulting grainy texture is stained or painted either before or soon after it is installed. This gives homeowners an unlimited choice of colors. Fiber cement comes in a wide range of widths which can conform to whatever style fits best with your taste and your home’s style.
The steam treating gives fiber cement siding its durability. It resists cracking, termites, water damage, rotting and withstands the harsh elements we endure here in the Connecticut and Westchester County, NY area.
Once the fiber cement is painted, the material is more resistant to temperature fluctuations. This means it won’t expand and contract and you won’t have to worry about peeling and cracking. Fiber cement has a much longer lifetime than wood.
Fiber cement siding could be a great looking, durable and low maintenance choice for your home. Call the knowledgeable and friendly professionals at Vinylume to discuss new siding and any other home improvement projects you are considering.
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For most of us, our home is our most valuable possession; like any other valuable, it requires care and maintenance. When that care involves repairing or replacing your roof there are a few major questions you should ask BEFORE you commit to a roofing contractor.
Is the Roofer Insured? Ask potential roofers if they carry both liability and worker’s compensation insurance.
· Liability insurance will protect your home from any damage caused by the contractor during the project.
· Worker’s compensation insurance will protect you if a worker gets injured on your property.
Is the Roofer Licensed? This will give you piece of mind during the project.
· You’ll know that the work you are paying for meets the state standards in your area.
· In case of an accident or injury, you can contact your state’s Contractors Board. But this organization can only help homeowners who work with licensed roofers.
Does the Roofer guarantee their work? Read and ask about the roofer’s guarantee.
· In addition to standard guarantees that manufacturers give with roofing materials, your roofing contractor should offer a separate guarantee for at least a year.
· This guarantee should be in writing and should include cases of leaks, defective materials and poor workmanship.
Will the Roofer sign a contract for their work? Get everything in writing!
· Before you hire a roofing company, you should ask to receive a written contract that specifies all details including cost, payment policies, schedule and completion date.
· The contract should also detail the materials you have selected and clean-up plans during and after your roofing job is finished.
· How will unexpected occurrences and changes to the project be handled? This provision should also be included in the written contract.
Vinylume has been in the roofing business for the past 70 years. We are fully insured, licensed, offer guarantees and provide customers with comprehensive details about their roofing project before any work begins. Contact Vinylume today to discuss how we can make your roofing project a cost effective, high quality and stress free home improvement experience.
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