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doors

Benefits of A Brand New Front Door

All home improvement and remodels increase the overall quality of your home (assuming you’re working with a skilled and reliable contractor). Some are larger projects then other but United Better Homes wanted to jump into the benefits of installing a brand new front door. If your front door is old, breaking down, unsightly or more read some of these perks.

Energy Bills: A majority of older doors have broken seals. This means that even if the door is closed that air is making its way right in your house. With a brand new front door you will see your heating and cooling bills drop.

Security: As the main entry point of your home, it makes sense that your front door should be strong, sturdy and secure. A new door from United Better Homes ensures that your door will keep your family safe.

Curb Appeal: An old door can bring down the overall look of a home. Being the first place that so many family, and friends walk through, it makes sense to have a beautiful door. Choose between a range of styles and colors to help accent your home.

Noise: If you are near the front of your home and hear a lot of noise even when it’s closed, it could be because of a poor quality door material and cracks. A new door by United Better Homes is insulated and greatly reduces noise from inside.

Resale: If you plan on selling your home, you don’t want your front door to be a piece of junk. People will be walking into your house for open houses and driving by checking it out. You don’t want a negative connotation associated to your house just because of the door.

United Better Homes is a leading door installation company in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. For more information about our services please feel free to reach out at 401-274-0111 or through our online contact form.

roofing

Signs You Need A New Roof

oldroofMany homeowners realize they have roof problems after there has been a leak in their house and the issue has cause more problems. But, after recognizing your roof may have issues, do you need a new roof or a repair? Follow these tips to determine if you are in line to need a new roof installation.

Age of Roof: How old is your roof? A typical asphalt roof will last between 20-25 years. If you’re experiencing roofing issues and your roof is older than 20 years, it would be beneficial to get a new roof.

Shingles Curling & Buckling: If shingles on your home are curling or buckling then it may be a sign that you need a new roof. Check out the sides of your roof that receive the most direct sunlight as these shingles will start to curl and lose granules quicker.

Missing Shingles: Replacing a few shingles here and there isn’t a huge problem from a functional standpoint. What you do need to be aware of is that replacing shingles that are the same color is extremely hard. Shingles change colors over the years and finding a match isn’t an easy task. If replacing shingles gets out of hand and your house almost looks like a checkerboard it may be time for a new roof.

Granules in Gutter: If you don’t have a brand new roof and notice that granules are in your gutters that’s a sign that the shingles are breaking down.

Sunlight through Attic:  This may be one of the easier things to notice. Go up in your attic during a sunny day and make sure you can’t see any light. If light gets in so can, rain, air and snow.

Sagging Roof: This is the most severe sign that you need a new roof ASAP. A sagging roof typically means that there is structural damage and the roof needs to be replaced.

For more information about roofing please feel free to reach out to United Better Homes.

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