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How many different kinds of roofs can you spot on the houses on your street? A few decades ago, you may have only seen shingle roofs, perhaps with the occasional slate roof mixed in. But these days, there are more kinds of roofing on the market. Metal roofs are becoming common because they can be made from recycled materials. Tile is a popular choice because it lasts a lot longer than other roofing materials. And then there are some roofers who install rubber roofs because they're smooth and easy to install. Learn more about roofs of all types on this blog.



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Need A Better View? Tips For Problem-Free Window Replacement

If you discovered some problems with your windows this past winter, such as poor energy efficiency, it's time for replacements. You might not realize this, but spring can be a good time to replace your windows. For one thing, you don't need to worry about cold air getting into your home during the installation. Not only that, but many companies offer rebates during the spring, which can save you some money on the replacement costs. If you've never replaced your windows before, you might not know what steps to take for the project. That's where the information provided here comes in handy. Here are three steps that will help you avoid problems when replacing your residential windows.

Discuss Your Window Options

When it comes to investing in replacement windows, you might think that all windows are the same. However, that's not actually the case. Now that you're replacing your windows, you have the opportunity to choose the style that's right for your home. Three common styles of windows include single-hung, double-hung, and awning windows. Single-hung windows open from the bottom panel, while double-hung windows open from both the bottom and the top panels. Awning windows open outward, similar to window awnings. Your contractor can help you choose the windows that are best for you.

Consider Home Security Issues

If you're having your residential windows replaced, you'll need to consider home safety issues. This is especially important if you've arranged to have all of your windows replaced at the same time. In most cases, one or two windows can be replaced in a single day. However, replacing all of your windows can turn into a multiple-day project. 

Because of that, you want to make sure that your home will be safe and secure during the project. To ensure that, make sure that open window casings will be boarded up when the installation crew leaves for the day. Boarding up the windows will help to avoid break-ins.

Prepare for the Installation Process

If you're in the process of having your windows replaced, it's important that you make prior arrangements for your children and pets. During the replacement process, your old windows will be removed from your home. Those windows will be placed in a stack near your home. Once the project is completed, the old windows will be hauled away. However, before that happens, those windows can pose a serious safety risk for your children, and for your pets. To avoid injuries, be sure to make arrangements for your children and pets.

Reach out to a company like CSF Exteriors to learn more.