Top 4 Reasons to Get Your Windows Replaced

Many people believe that replacing windows in their properties just improves the appearance and brightens rooms. However, thanks to today’s revolutionary window technologies, there are several additional advantages you may not be aware of. Here are a few examples.

Energy efficiency

Older windows might put a strain on your air conditioners and heaters. Replacing your windows with energy-efficient alternatives like vinyl and fiberglass can help you save money on your power bills.

Home value

Home improvement projects are typically beneficial to the value of your home. While some initiatives may be pricey, replacing your windows has the potential to significantly improve the value of your property if it is on the market.

Security

Windows may not open as expected or have a weakened frame. Changing your windows with more contemporary ones can give you peace of mind that your locks operate effectively.

Less noise

Even if you live on a busy street, everyone may benefit from some peace and quiet at home. Triple-pane glass in your existing windows will reduce noise coming in from the outside.

Curb appeal

Your windows should reflect your style as much as your decor does. Replacing old windows for ones with interesting designs, frames, or colors will set you apart from the rest, and maybe even increase your home’s value too.

Our experienced staff at Topline Home Improvement can help you find the right windows for your home! Don’t hesitate to contact us today and find out more about what we can offer you.

Top 3 Home Improvement Trends This Year

The home improvement scene is always changing to keep up with seasonal and modern trends. This past year, we’ve compiled a few trends to be on the lookout if you’re looking to update your home.

Siding

We’re seeing a surge in demand for darker siding colors, like moss-green or autumn reds. These colors are getting popularized from consumers watching home improvement shows on television. Up until recently, siding has only come in a few colors, not leaving much room for customization. Now, we have the technology to create lots of colors, and we’re seeing consumers opt for darker, richer colors. Darker colors also fade much slower than other siding colors.

Windows

Windows tend to be replaced or updated on an as-needed basis. Windows are replaced or customized usually when they aren’t insulating your home correctly. Classic white frames continue to be popular, but as with siding, we’re seeing higher demand for darker colored frames and grills. Hunter green and bronze are especially popular. Black frames are also a great choice for a modern-looking facade.

Roofing

Another as-needed product, you usually see roof updates and replacements when they become energy inefficient or suffer heavy damage. Homeowners usually opt for gray, brown or tan colors for their roofs, however there’s been a new trend which includes combining shingles in different colors for a more cohesive design.

When you’re updating your home, call TopLine or visit our website to get started with our affordable, durable, and stylish roofing, window treatments, siding, and doors!

How to Choose the Best Entry Door for Your Home

When it comes to entry doors, there are a lot of options to choose from. An entry door is crucial to the overall facade of your home, so you’ll want to customize your door to mesh well with the rest of your home, both interior and exterior. 

Your door should not only be an aesthetic choice, but a practical one as well. It should serve the purpose of insulating your home from the elements, privacy, and security. 

So, how do you pick the best entry door for your home? Here are a few things to keep in mind:

The material of the door. You want something that is durable and will last. Steel doors are (typically) the least expensive and provide the most security, and offer the best weather resistance as well as being energy efficient. Fiberglass doors are more expensive, need less maintenance, and provide the most insulation. Fiberglass doors can also imitate wood grain the closest, offering a variety of aesthetic choices.

The color of the door. You want something that will complement your home’s exterior. Dark wood grain offers an interesting contrast with lighter-color houses, and it works vice-versa.

The style of the door. You want something that fits with the overall look of your home. If you have a more intricately-designed facade, an intricately-designed door would mesh well with the rest of the house. Simple doors work for more minimalistic facades, creating a clear aesthetic flow.

The size of the door. You want something that is big enough to make a statement but not so big that it overwhelms the entryway. Sometimes a wide entry door can act as a grand entryway, or a smaller door for more simple designs.

The price of the door. You want something that is affordable but also looks great. That’s why TopLine offers top-notch designs for any price point. Whether you’re looking for an intricate fiberglass door or a minimalist and functional steel door design, we’ve got you covered.

Take all of these factors into consideration when choosing an entry door for your home. Look no further than TopLine to find the best entry door for your home.

Different Types of Siding: the Pros and Cons

Every homeowner wants their home’s exteriors to be aesthetically pleasing, budget friendly, and requiring minimal maintenance. But what are the different types of siding, and what are the benefits and drawbacks of each? The experts at TopLine have compiled a small list of the pros and cons of the kinds of siding we offer.

Vinyl siding

Vinyl siding is the lowest maintenance and the most popular choice for homeowners in the New York area. It requires a superficial wash every few years, if that, to wash away mud or cobwebs. With many types of grain patterns and finishes (like cedar, oak and smooth) to choose from, plus a variety of colors from demure to bright, it’s a popular choice for a reason. Plus, it’s easy to install, so installation is more affordable than other types of siding. However, vinyl siding can decrease the value of your home. Architecturally and aesthetically, vinyl siding flattens the overall facade of the house. If you have a historically significant home, installing vinyl siding can be devastatingly detrimental to the value of it.

Fiber Cement Siding

Considered the most durable siding, fiber cement siding doesn’t warp, crack, or rot, unlike wood siding. It can survive in extreme weather conditions like ice or harsh UV light. It’s sturdy, so wind has no effect on the integrity of the siding. Plus, critters like termites or woodpeckers show no interest in fiber cement siding. This siding also has the longest longevity of any other siding, averaging between 50 and 75+ years before maintenance and replacement. It’s more expensive than vinyl siding, as the installation process is much more tedious and involved, but not as much as stucco or brick. Fiber cement siding is not a one-man job, either – call or visit TopLine’s website for help installing your fiber cement siding.

 

The two siding options we offer are versatile, and can fit any need or price point. Get started with TopLine today!

How to Increase Your Roof’s Lifespan

While most homeowners don’t think about having their roofs examined once a year, regular maintenance is essential to preserving them. You can extend the lifespan of your roof and obtain some peace of mind by taking some precautionary measures. Continue reading to learn more about maintaining your roof.

What is roof maintenance?

Roof maintenance entails examining all vulnerable parts of a roof on a regular basis. It may be annual, biannual, or quarterly upkeep, depending on the type of roof and whether it’s residential or commercial.

  • Remove any debris from the roof, valleys, and gutters
  • Inspect the roof for animal intrusion or damage
  • Inspect ventilation, fans or turbines, and obstructions in vents
  • Inspect loose or missing caulking and all flashings
  • Have your chimney inspected

Why is roof maintenance important?

Maintaining your roof may go a long way toward ensuring that it is in excellent condition. Even if your roof was properly installed and shows no obvious signs of wear, you should have an annual inspection.

Roof maintenance prevents future problems — The most essential reason for roof maintenance is to preventative approach. A little problem that is not addressed may lead to a much more serious situation in just a few years or months.

Roof maintenance maximizes the life of your roof — Roof lifespan can be greatly increased by conducting routine maintenance activities on a regular basis. With the correct materials, a new asphalt roof is expected to last 25 years. However, you’ll almost certainly see more with regular upkeep.

Roof maintenance will give you peace of mind — A good roofer will either find any issues or give your roof a clean bill of health. Even if your roof needs repairs, you’ll be able to handle them before they become more serious.

Topline Home Improvement can provide you with high-quality products and excellent service. We’re the ideal destination for all of your home renovation and roofing needs. Get in touch with us right now for a free estimate!

What Do Roofing Eaves Actually Do?

To avoid any extra costs caused by water damage in your house, you should install roof eaves. They perform a variety of tasks, such as keeping rainwater off the building’s walls and structure. Here are some things to consider:

What Are Eaves?

The roof’s outer edges are known as the eaves. These lines tend to dangle over the sides of the building and over the facades of the walls. These extensions keep water away from damaging the wall, preventing it from entering between where the roof meets the wall.

Eaves come in a variety of designs. Some of them may be used to define the architectural style of a structure, while others are purely for aesthetic purposes. Birds must not be allowed to build nests on this section of the roof and avoid any water entry risks.

Are Soffits and Eaves the Same?

Soffits and eaves are sometimes confused. The edges of a roof that extends over the side of a building are known as eaves. However, the underside of an overhang is covered with soffit and fascia, making them part of the eaves.

Categories Of Eaves

There are four categories of eaves:

  • Soffited
  • Exposed
  • Boxed in
  • Abbreviated

Each design has its own aesthetic. Consult with your local roofer to see which style will best complement the appearance of your home.

When eaves are not properly built, your property is vulnerable to the elements. At Topline Home Improvement, we’ll give you the roof you’ve always wanted. Contact us today for a free estimate and let us help you find the best roofing options for your home!

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