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Nov 4, 2019

Gordon Leonard answered:

Dec 9, 2019

The picture shows the door is stained wood.  The wood is repairable but the door will have to be painted or the repairs will be visible.

Do you know if the estimate from Home Depot was to replace the entire door assembly or just the (door(s)?).   If they estimated the cost including removal and replacement of door jambs, threshold, and door trim, then an alternative that could cost less would be to replace the door slabs only and keep the existing jambs and trim.

Chad Curry asked:

Nov 18, 2019
Nov 25, 2019

This really depents on how the exisitng garage is framed, but in most cases is could be possible. Would entail a new header and side studs, then then siding & trim. 

Oct 7, 2014

Daniel Hartness answered:

Nov 4, 2019

The moisture issue has to be solved first and independently before a flooring option is chosen. When it comes to flooring options, I'm a huge fan of LVP for a couple of reasons. The first is that is extremely cheap for high quality and looks like real hardwood. Second, LVP is inherently waterproof. This is great for a lot of basements that open up to a pool area and are going to have a lot of traffic because of that. That being said, you shouldn't leave water sitting on any flooring surface for days or weeks on end without wiping it up. Then you'll have to call your insurance adjuster. Finally, there are a large number of options containing Aluminum Oxide in their finish. This the of the hardest compounds we have and it strengthens the wear layer to point where the plank is nearly scratch impervious. These are some of my favorite reasons to pick LVP.

Here's a link to one of the most helpful blogs I've been able to find in my research if you're interested in learning more!: https://www.reallycheapfloors.com/blog/what-is-luxury-vinyl-plank-flooring/

Feb 26, 2018
Oct 24, 2019

The glass package and the insulation of the window are the most important. The best window would be quadriple or triple pane window with foamfilled sashes and krypton or argon gas inbetween the glass. The dense gas keeps the cold air out in the winter and the hot air out in the summer. The foam filled sashes keep the insulation like your walls. Also choose vinyl over wood for better insulation, 

Feb 26, 2018

Dave Depew answered:

Oct 24, 2019

the most important thing you need to make sure you have is a highly rated low-e window. low -e will reflect the solar rays away from the inside of your home so it doesn't heat up during the summer or direct sun etc and during the winter it works in the opposite manor. winter it will keep the heat inside your home keeping your house comfortable. there are many good brands of windows like Andersen, Western, Hurd, Marvin, Eagle (andersen), just to make a few. be sure and do plenty of research and get estimates from. 4-5 companies and compare dont just get estimates from 1 or 2 companies. good luck. 

Oct 6, 2019
Oct 22, 2019

This is a project I know we can help you complete. PLease call me at 440.974.8082 so we can discuss the project in further detail.

Thank you,

Bob Gallese

Oct 7, 2019
Oct 19, 2019

Yes - make sure you have a good base when you cut out the area to be widdened. The base is as important (if not more) than the amount of asphault you put down as a top coat.

Oct 7, 2019

Kevin Nagai of Starlight Homes PRO answered:

Oct 10, 2019

Hi Martha. It is best you reference your community's deed restrictions on driveway widths. Any modifications to the exterior of your home or property usually requires ACC/ARC (Architectural Control/Review Committee) and HOA approval prior to those changes. If you live in the jurisdiction of a municipality you may need to get permits and inspections, as well.

Aug 21, 2019
Oct 4, 2019

Mr. Clean erasers work by using a very fine abrasive to remove either the offending dirt or the material that the dirt is in.  Think of them as a very fine grit sandpaper that is usually very gentle.  However, when used on paint, they will affect the finish causing it to spot on the wall.  The only way to repair this is to paint over it with the original color in the original finish.

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