Best Remodeling Contractors 2015

Here is the list of best remodeling companies as reported by the Remodeling Directory:

Maggio Roofing – Specializes in providing residential and commercial roofing services including roof repairs, replacements, insurance claims assistance, flat roof repairs and installations, and PV solar systems for homes and businesses in the Greater Baltimore, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia and surrounding areas. The company is listed in Washington, DC.

South Point Roofing & Construction – Specializes in providing roof inspections and insurance claims assistance, replacement windows, roof maintenance, repairs and replacements, and 24 hour emergency roof damage restoration services for homes in the Greater Columbia, SC and GA. The company is listed in the state of Georgia.

Visionary Designs – A specialty design and remodeling contractor specializing in providing kitchen and bath design, remodeling, and basement finishing services for homes in the Greater Denver, Littleton, and Aurora, CO and surrounding areas. The company is listed in the state of Colorado.

Armor Shield Exteriors – Specializes in providing roof repair and replacement services including roof storm and wind damage inspections, and roof insurance claims assistance for homes and businesses in the Greater Bridgeport, Waterbury, Danbury, New Milford, and Torrington, CT and surrounding areas. The company is listed in the state of Connecticut.

4th Dimension Concepts – Specializes in providing roof repair and replacement services including roof inspections and insurance claim assistance, siding and replacement windows for homes and businesses in the Greater Denver, CO and surrounding areas. The company is listed in the state of Colorado.

Jabeau – Specializes in providing roof repair and replacement services including roof inspections and insurance claim assistance for homes and businesses in the Greater Fort Worth, TX and surrounding areas. The company is listed in the city of Ft. Worth, Texas.

Double R A Construction Corp. – Specializes in providing roof repair and replacement services, vinyl siding, replacement windows, roof inspections, and roof insurance claims assistance for homes and businesses in the Greater Stamford, CT and surrounding areas in NY state. This company is listed in the state of New York.

Alden Roofing – Specializes in providing roof repair and replacement services, roof inspections, and roof insurance claims assistance for homes and businesses in the Greater Austin, TX and surrounding areas. This company is listed in the state of Texas.

Foundation Support Systems of Wyoming – Specializes in residential and commercial foundations, and provides specialty foundation repair services for homes and businesses in the Greater Casper, WY and surrounding areas. This company is listed in the state of Wyoming.

AdvantaClean – Specializes in providing disaster restoration services including fire, smoke and water damage restoration, air duct cleaning, and mold removal for homes in the greater Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas. This company is listed in the state of North Carolina.

Upstate Total Basement Finishing – Specializes in providing basement remodeling & refinishing services for homes throughout the Greater Schenectady, NY area. This company is listed in the state of New York.

Reliable Home Improvement – Specializes in providing remodeling services including new bathrooms and kitchens, basement design and refinishing work, and home additions in the Greater Naperville, IL and surrounding areas. This company is listed in the state of Illinois.

Sorensen’s Mile High General Contracting Group – Specializes in providing exterior remodeling services including steel & fiber cement siding, replacement windows, exterior painting, roofing, gutters and downspouts for homes in the Greater Denver, Colorado and surrounding areas.

Great Lakes Total Basement Finishing – Specializes in providing basement finishing and remodeling services in the Greater Chicago, Illinois and surrounding areas.

Homestead Remodeling – Specializes in providing residential remodeling services including roofing, vinyl siding, replacement windows, new bathrooms, storm damage restorations, and other services homes in the Greater Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota and surrounding areas.

Weise Choice Tree Services, LLC – Specializes in providing tree care, plant health, tree removal, tree pruning, and other services for homes and businesses in Western Connecticut area.

Regional Energy Services – Specializes in home energy audits, insulation services, replacement windows and doors, spray foam insulation, air sealing and ductwork for homes in the Greater Raleigh, North Carolina and surrounding areas.

Certitude – A locally-owned and operated contractor specializing in roofing, vinyl siding, and replacement windows installation services throughout the Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Jacob Sunroom & Exteriors – Specializes in providing home remodeling services including kitchens and baths, sunrooms, roofing, vinyl siding, replacement doors and windows, and emergency roof repair services in the Greater St. Louis, MO and surrounding areas.

Bathroom Heaters & Ventilation Guide 2014 – 2015

With the arrival of the ol’ man Winter, I was once again reminded just how important it is to have a warm and cozy bathroom, so you can take a nice hot shower to get yourself ready for the day, or to soak in at night after a long day at work. So, I thought it would be appropriate to resurface and refresh the guide to bathroom heaters to help you find the right product to keep your bathroom warm and properly vented.

Having a warm and comfortable bathroom is incredibly important. Stepping out of a hot bath or shower into freezing air is an unpleasant experience that can be avoided by proper heating of your bathroom. Once you have chosen and installed your heating system, you won’t have to worry about crossing cold floors in the morning, or shivering in the cold as you dry yourself off after your shower. Keeping your bathroom warm can also help to prevent problems with mold and mildew.

It is important to choose your bathroom heater carefully because the bathroom is a unique environment in your home. The most important thing to remember is that your bathroom will need to be able to cope with exposure to a lot of steam and moisture in order to provide a good source of warmth for your bathroom. You may also want to consider what types of heaters will be able to provide the type of warmth that you want. If you suffer from frozen bathroom floors, then you might want to think about under floor heating, for example, while if you are more interested in having a warm towel ready to wrap around yourself when you step out of the bath, you might want to consider buying a heated towel rack.

You should also think about the ventilation in your bathroom before you choose your bathroom heater. Although many bathrooms have excellent ventilation, some may require an additional help. It is possible to find bathroom heaters that have incorporated fans for ventilation, so it will be worthwhile considering these if you have a small, or a poorly ventilated bathroom.

You will need to decide how much heat you need in your bathroom. This will depend largely upon the size of the room. A larger bathroom will need a more powerful heater in order to warm it up. If you have more than one source of heat in your bathroom, for example if you are adding a new bathroom heater to a room that already has central heating, then each heater can be less powerful. If you are only using one source of heat, then it will need to be powerful. A more powerful heater will also be able to attain the desired temperature more quickly. Many people like to keep their bathroom warmer than other parts of their home since they will be undressing in there and they will need to feel warm even after coming out of a hot bath. As a general rule, you should aim to buy a bathroom heater that will provide 10 watts of power for every square foot of your bathroom, although if there is no other source of heating, it is better to aim for about 15 watts per foot square.

The times of day when you require heat in your bathroom will also be important considerations when you are choosing a bathroom heater. You may want to think about how quickly a particular heater will be able to warm up the room. Heaters that are more powerful and heaters which have fans to move the warm air around the room tends to work faster.

You should also think about how the heater can be operated. You might want a heater that can be left on all day if your bathroom needs to be kept warm at all times. Alternatively, you may want a heater that can just be turned on when it is needed. You should also think about buying a bathroom heater that has a timer feature, so you can set it to come on automatically, for example in order to ensure that the bathroom will be pleasantly warm by the time you get up in the morning.

Some simple bathroom heaters can only be turned on and off, while others have multiple heat settings, and some are controlled very precisely by thermostats. You will need to pay more for a thermostat controlled heater, but it can be a good choice if you want to keep your bathroom at a steady temperature over an extended period.

Once you have spent some time thinking about your heating needs, you should consider the different types of bathroom heaters which are available. You should try to find the bathroom heater that will best match your needs. Different heaters will warm the room in different ways.

Overhead heaters are a popular option for bathrooms. They often combine a light, a fan and a radiant heater in a single unit. Overhead heaters are ideal for a small bathroom since they do not take up any floor space. Bulb heaters are a common type of ceiling heaters. A bulb heater is fitted into the ceiling. It warms the room using one or more heated bulbs. The more bulbs there are, the more powerful the heater will be. Bulb heaters are usually fairly cheap, but there are some more expensive and more effective ceiling heaters.

Wall mounted or panel heaters are another option. They can be very slim and compact, which means that they do not need to take up much room in your bathroom, although you will need to have sufficient wall space available on which to mount them.

wall mounted bathroom heaters

It is also possible to bring a freestanding heater into your bathroom in order to add some extra heat. This can be a cheap option and it can be sensible if you only occasionally need any extra heat in your bathroom. As a long-term solution, it is less useful since a freestanding heater can get in the way. However, a portable, freestanding heater can be a good choice if you want to be able to use it elsewhere in your home. Another benefit of choosing a freestanding heater is that there is no installation required.

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Green Bathroom Design for long-term functionality.

Designing a bathroom, and going green? You can save a lot of money in the long run by designing a bathroom for long-term functionality. A well-designed bathroom will result in fewer repairs and replacements. It will also keep your energy and water bills low, with the advent of new earth-friendly bathroom materials technology.

Let’s start with the most important part of the bathroom: the toilet.

Older toilets can waste literally thousands of gallons per year. At five gallons per flush, you’re literally flushing your money down the drain. A high-efficiency toilet will use just over a gallon per flush. The even newer model of toilet, the dual-flush model, uses even less.

Faucets and shower heads are also now designed in low-flow models, saving even more water, and money. If your appliances were installed before 1994, chances are they are not a low-flow design.

Leaky Faucet


How else can you design a green bathroom, other than the obvious water-saving appliances?

And How about saving energy on heat?

Invest in a solar-powered water heater. It’s a green solution that is getting more affordable to install, now that the technology behind solar powered appliances has continued to develop. Another design idea for a shower stall is to install a waste-heat recovery system. The system uses the water that goes down the drain to preheat the shower water itself.

The shower stall itself is a water-saving part of the bathroom, when you compare it to a bathtub. Using a separate shower stall, even a traditional one, limits baths and saves seven times the amount of energy.
Look at your typical bathroom cabinet, usually under your sink. It’s probably made of particleboard, which contains formaldehyde. Go with bamboo instead, which is a rapidly renewable natural source, and makes beautiful cabinetry.

What about the vanity top itself? Recycled glass countertops are sparkly, easy to clean, and can be continuously used throughout the bathroom on the walls as well, with recycled glass tiles.

You don’t have to be entirely new-fangled though – traditional ceramic and porcelain tiles are still OK.