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.


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.

How to Choose the Best Entry Door for Your Home

When it comes to changing an entry door, there are many high-quality options to choose from. Modern entry doors feature the latest advancements in security, energy efficiency as well as durability. Entry doors made of reinforced steel or fiberglass provide a beautiful door solution that will play an integral role in defining the particular style of a home for many years.

Today, it’s essential that a door offers more than just aesthetics. Entry doors should serve the purpose of insulating a home from the elements, while sourcing greater security, privacy and a stylish design.

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. Steel or fiberglass entry doors offer great durability and performance. Steel doors, while typically a less expensive option, provide excellent security and longevity. Fiberglass doors are more expensive but mimic the look of traditional wood grain without the maintenance of an actual wood door. Although steel doors can also be textured to simulate the look of real wood. Fiberglass provides superior thermal efficiency and insulation compared to steel. However, contemporary steel or fiberglass entry doors would greatly improve the insulation of a home relative to an older entry door.

The color of the door. Something that will complement your home’s exterior. Darker shades of paint or wood grains offer an interesting contrast with a lighter-color home and vice versa.

The style of the door. 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. Simpler doors with little to no embossments work well with toned down facades, creating a clear aesthetic flow. There are many hardware options that come in different compositions and finishes to supplement a door’s appearance.

The price of the door. You want something that’s affordable but also looks great. That’s why TopLine offers top-notch designs at different price points. Whether you’re looking for an intricate fiberglass door or a more basic and functional steel door, we have options that are sure to satisfy.

It’s important to take all of these factors into consideration when choosing a new entry door for your home. The sales professionals at TopLine can work with you to find the entry door that will more than meet your expectations. Contact us today for a free and informative door estimate.

Different Types of Siding: the Pros and Cons

Every homeowner wants their home’s exterior 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 brief summary of the pros and cons of the kinds of siding we offer.

Vinyl siding

Vinyl siding is a more common choice for homeowners in the New York area. Vinyl is lower maintenance, requiring a wash every few years, if that, to rid the panels of any dirt 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, vinyl siding is easy to install, making installation more affordable. Vinyl siding with underlying foam insulation will not only renew the appearance of a home, but offer thermal efficiency and protection against leaks plus mold growth. Additionally, vinyl siding will add strong value to a home relative to its cost.

Fiber Cement Siding

Considered the most durable and authentic looking type of siding, fiber cement doesn’t warp, crack, or rot, unlike wood siding. It can endure extreme weather conditions such as during harsh winters and summers. Fiber cement is exceptionally sturdy and can mimic the look of real wood, but will require maintenance like repainting after many years. It also has exceptional longevity compared to any other type of siding, averaging between 50 and 75+ years before replacement. Fiber cement is more expensive than vinyl given it’s a higher-grade, more durable material and installation requires more time and skill than regular vinyl. Fiber cement siding adds unmatched value to a home while also greatly improving insulation and aesthetics.

At TopLine Home Improvement, we can walk you through the different siding options you have, show you samples of each kind of siding and lend you insight from previous siding jobs we’ve completed. Contact us today for a free estimate and let’s work with you to find the siding option you dream of for your home.

How to Increase Your Roof’s Lifespan

While some homeowners may not think about having their roof inspected, regular observance and maintenance is essential. You can extend the lifespan of a 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 thoroughly examining all parts of a roof. It may be done annually, biannually or quarterly, depending on the type of roof and its general condition.

  • 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?

Inspecting and maintaining a roof will go a long way toward preventing any unforeseen future damage while ensuring its good condition. Even if a roof was properly installed and shows no obvious signs of wear, an annual inspection assures a homeowner their roof and gutters are kept in great condition.

Roof maintenance prevents future problems — The most essential reason for a regular roof inspection and maintenance is to prevent any future issues. A smaller problem that is not addressed immediately may lead to a much more serious situation in just a short time.

Roof maintenance maximizes the life of your roof — A roof’s lifespan can be increased by conducting routine inspections and maintenance. With the correct materials and proper installation, a new asphalt roof is expected to last up to 20 years. However, a roof’s life span can certainly increase with regular upkeep.

Roof maintenance will give you peace of mind — A good roofer will help either find any particular issues with a roof or give it a clean bill of health. This way, even if a roof needs repairs, they can be handled before they become more serious and expensive.

TopLine Home Improvement can provide an honest, thorough roof inspection at no cost to you. We can always address any issue with your roof, big or small, without any worry. Get in touch with us for a free estimate!

What Do Roofing Eaves Actually Do?

Roof eaves perform a variety of important tasks, such as stopping and diverting rainwater away from a home’s exterior walls and foundation. Here are some things to consider:

What Are Eaves?

The outer edges of a roof are known as “the eaves.” Eaves extend past the facade of a home. These extensions, which also support gutter systems, protect against water and mold damage by preventing water from getting to the top of, and running down an exterior wall, while gutters catch and channel away water. Eaves can be styled differently and accordingly may be used to define the architecture of a structure while sourcing critical protection.

Are Soffits and Eaves the Same?

Soffits and eaves are sometimes confused. The edges of a roof that extend over the side of a building or home are known as eaves and consist of wood capped with aluminum trim coil, or fascia, where gutters are hung from on an asphalt roof. When this wood, or fascia board, becomes rotted, gutters become misaligned and compromised. The underside of this overhang is covered with soffit, which is a perforated vinyl material that allows for the ventilation of an attic, ensuring the good condition of a roof.

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.

A home becomes vulnerable to the elements when the eaves of its roof have any impairment like rotting or exposure of wood. Homeowners can see high costs in time if the eaves or gutters on their roof have any damage. At TopLine Home Improvement, we can either repair or rebuild the eaves on a home for a structurally sound roof that gives lasting, total home protection. Contact us today for a free estimate and let us help you find the best roofing options for your home.

Metal Roofs vs. Asphalt Shingles: What’s the Difference?

Which is a better choice for your home: an asphalt or metal roof? In this blog, you’ll learn the differences between asphalt and metal roofs so you can make an informed selection.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofs with exposed fasteners are manufactured using the most common metal roofing materials, such as sheet steel and aluminum. Commercial applications frequently utilize concealed fastenings known as standing seam. Standing seam is superior in terms of appearance and durability and as such, costlier than the other style.

A metal roof comprises a fortified water barrier substrate and then a layer of metal strips, which are fastened with small clips. These clips, or fasteners, can allow the metal components of the roof to shift more freely, ensuring the metal can expand and contract with long exposure to sunlight while preventing any damage to the fasteners or the roof itself.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles have a fiberglass core which is then layered with asphalt and finally ceramic granules. These shingles deliver a more affordable roofing option for homeowners, while securing a home robust protection against the elements from anywhere between 15 to 30 years. There are two primary kinds of asphalt shingles: three-tab which are less expensive, single layer shingles, as well as architectural shingles. Three-tab shingles are manufactured in single pieces that appear as three individual shingles and are thinner making them less durable. Architectural shingles have an additional layer of asphalt on them, helping to provide a 3D effect and increasing their lifespan.

Asphalt shingles of any kind are a fantastic option if installed properly. They come in a variety of colors and are supported by underlayment protections for a durable, cost effective and rejuvenated total roofing system.

One crucial aspect of installing asphalt shingles is that the nailing, which fastens the shingles, is done appropriately. Nails are installed in the shingle nailing region, which is where the shingle is widest. Each row of shingles overlaps the row below it, helping to stop wind-driven rain from penetrating under the shingles and through nailing holes.

TopLine Home Improvement offers free, no-obligation quotes on roofing with an always honest and thorough inspection. Our clean and seamless install process will give you the strong and beautiful new roof you’ve always wanted without any worry. Contact us today for a free estimate and let us work with you to ensure the best roofing solution for your home.

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