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5 Things to Replace and Repair This Spring

Winter can cause some serious damage to your home. That’s why March isn’t just for spring cleaning anymore, it’s for home repairs too. Wall cracks, gutter damage, and window damage are all signs that your house endured a rough winter. If you’re experiencing post-winter damage to your home, here is what you need to be focused on for repairs and replacements this Spring.

1. Replace your windows. Cold weather will make it easier to leave your windows with smudges and streaks. Replacing them could be costly so you should also invest in caulk or weather strips. However, gradually replace windows in every room to avoid the large bill.

2. Repair your gutters, downspouts, and roofs. You should have gutters and downspouts cleaned come spring so that water can flow through them easily. Gutters should be facing away from the house to stop water pooling around the foundation. Gutter covers may also be helpful. Check for leaks coming from the roof. Patch newer roofs but older roofs over 20 years need more maintenance.

3. Paint the house. Rain and snow are big detriments of paint. For better curb appeal, repaint your home or select a brand new color for some difference.

4. Install a new heating system. It may be time to install a new one depending on the age of the house and unit. For best results, find a system that carries the EnergyStar label. Have your filters checked and replaced if your existing systems are still in good condition. Replace filters when they are dark and clogged.

5. Install more insulation. To reduce heat loss or gain, you’ll want to begin with the attic. Adding insulation will reduce your utility bills. If you install more where you already have some, you will save energy as well. You can save greater amounts of energy if you install insulation into places in your home that have never been insulated. Radiant Barriers would be a a great cost effective upgrade. This type of insulation includes a heat reflective material that will keep your home cool during the upcoming summer months.

Checking these 5 items off your home repair list will keep up the value of your home and save you heartache in the years to come.  Now is the time to start your home repair before it’ too late. If you are looking to help don’t forget to contact Liberty Builders. We offer free estimates for a variety of home improvement services.

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Renovations Engineered for Efficiency

When remodeling, homeowners are looking for ways to increase the value and functionality of their home. And what better way to do that than by upgrading to the latest and greatest in home efficiency?

Plugging up leaks that allow cold and hot air to slip into your house and drive up your energy bill is an important first step in creating an energy-efficient home. These leaks are often found around doors and windows, but could also be hidden in your attic.

That’s where we come in! From attic insulation to energy-efficient windows and room additions, Liberty Builders of Texas has the knowledge and training to install the best products on the market. Products that will not only impress potential buyers, but will help you live comfortably and save you money in maintenance and energy costs year after year. Here are just a few ways we can help:

  1. Windows – Replacing old, leaky windows with higher-efficiency models can make your home greener to begin with. Add in Liberty’s Generations Windows and you’ll experience up to a 40% decrease in energy costs! And if that isn’t enough, at Liberty Builders all San Antonio windows and doors are upgraded with our Secure Glass Package to protect against break-ins and reduce outside noise by 50% when compared to ordinary glass.
  1. Doors – Having a quality exterior door that isn’t wood or a heavy metal can help reduce drafts and cut energy bills drastically while improving your home’s appearance. At Liberty Builders, we believe in Therma-Tru fiberglass doors because they offer 5X greater insulation value than wood and more than 2X the air infiltration performance of high-quality steel.
  1. Patio Enclosures – Whether you have an existing roof or patio that you want to convert into an air-conditioned space or are starting from scratch, Liberty Builders can help design the perfect enclosure to fit your needs. Not only do we use the insulated aluminum roof and wall panel system in your enclosure, we build around our premium energy-saving windows and doors to help your sunroom achieve the best possible performance in energy loss prevention.
  1. Attic Insulation – “It turns out that about half of the homes in the United States are under-insulated,” says Kateri Callahan, president of the Alliance to Save Energy. With those odds, there’s a good chance your home isn’t as insulated as it should be, resulting in major energy loss. Our offering of Owens Corning attic insulation can cut heating and cooling costs by up to 20%, keeping your home comfortable all year round.

Renovating for efficiency can seem like a daunting and expensive task, but it doesn’t have to be. Plan your renovation in stages with Liberty Builders of Texas and your home will be energy efficient in no time! Give us a call today at (210) 714-1655 for a free in-home consultation!

(Source: Realtor Mag & Money.USNews.com)

You Don’t have to Wait to Update your Home!

Have you always wanted to update your home but have never taken steps to do so because the task is just too daunting and you don’t know where to start? We can help! Liberty Builders invites you to “Ask Our Experts”! Our dynamic and creative employees are ready to listen to your ideas and budget and see what we can do to bring them to fruition.

From new windows and siding, updating your patio, adding a room, changing out your doors and even lowering your energy costs with Radiant Barrier, we will sit down with you and listen to your concepts and help come up with a custom plan that fits your needs.

And the best part is that our initial evaluation is free! And easy financing is available for those who qualify. What are you waiting for? You have nothing to lose in making your house your home!

Call us for a free in-home consultation. We look forward to serving you!

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Energy Efficiency Savings for LBOT Customers

Liberty Builders of Texas is committed to taking care of its customers.  We always say “Quality work is our mission…taking care of people is our Passion!

At Liberty Builders, we realize the every penny counts and we have been focusing on energy retrofits of our customer’s homes.  We can help you reduce the amount of energy you use and put money back in your bank account!  We can help you SAVE MONEY today!  Our composite siding products, windows, and insulation may decrease the energy consumption of your home by up to 40%!  Think about reducing your energy bill by 40%…what would you do with that extra money and savings?



This savings has already happened for many Liberty Builders’ customers and it can for you if you call Liberty Builders of Texas to find out how you can increase the value of your home and put money back in your bank account today!

San Antonio’s Home Remodeling Market On The Rise

Let’s face it, the real estate market hasn’t been very favorable the last few years.  Banks are tightening their credit standards and making it harder to find financing for new home purchases.  Our economy has seen hard times as well and this has affected people’s income and budgets.  In short, buying a home has never been harder.  However, signs are pointing towards a resurgence in lending and a focus on home remodeling has come to the forefront of our housing market.

People get the “itch” to move when their home becomes routine or they outgrow it.  In the past, when their home became impractical or an eyesore, instead of fixing the problem, people would move and “upgrade”.  When banks were giving away loans, this wasn’t a problem.  Nowadays though, families can’t find the financing to buy and upgrade.  So now we are seeing a return to remodeling as the best option to build value in a home.  The ticket prices for a remodel are far smaller, the credit qualification isn’t as rigorous, and people will be able to customize and create a new look they can be proud of.

According to the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, the remodeling market is poised for a big rebound.  Click here to view the website and report.  Here is just a small part of the rationale from the JCHS:

“After languishing near the bottom for several years, the remodeling market finally appears to be pulling out of its prolonged downturn, and renewal of the nation’s housing stock is getting underway. Previously foreclosed properties are being rehabilitated. Sustainable home improvements are gaining in popularity. Older homeowners are retrofitting their homes to accommodate their future needs. And the future market potential is immense, as the emerging echo boom generation is projected to be the largest in our nation’s history.”

Families are realizing the investment in their home is an investment in their future.  From energy efficiency upgrades to adding additional square footage, the money invested in a remodel adds value to the home’s appraisal and to the bottom line budget every family lives with.  Homeowners should be very careful to select projects that add value and are cost effective.  For instance, the initial cash outlay for upgrading to energy efficient windows is measurable and quantifiable.  Windows add value and reduce energy consumption.  Replacing the siding and adding square footage also offer greater return on a home’s value than say painting or new carpet.

Bottom line…it all comes down to what matters most to you…the consumer.  If a new coat of paint or a deck makes you happy  and content than do the research and find the best you can afford.  If you shopping for energy efficiency products than some due diligence and research will help you go a long way to finding the right products and the right company to meet your needs.

 

Liberty Builders Helps Family Rebuild on National TV!

This past weekend, December 10th and 11th, Liberty Builders of Texas participated in a nationally syndicated television home rehabilitation show.  We cannot say who yet, but keep an eye out on our website for more details!

The Liberty Team was in Bastrop, Texas after having been asked to volunteer their time and energy to rebuild a home for a family that lost everything during the wildfires in Texas.  Our teams installed siding over a 48 hour period to the best of their ability.

VOLUNTEER!  NO CHARGE!  FREE BECAUSE WE CARE! IT’S OUR WAY OF GIVING BACK AND SAYING THANK YOU TO A WONDERFUL FAMILY!

Stay tuned for more info on the show, the time it airs, and the family we helped!

Patio Covers, Carports, and Sunrooms! Quality Work, Quality Service!

Save MONEY on your energy bills!  Increase your home’s value!

 

Liberty Builders of Texas is helping San Antonio home owners enjoy their backyards, patios, and porches despite the record setting heat. We have noticed a huge increase in customers contacting us for Patio Covers and or Carports just in the past 45 days.

In some cases our customers are deciding to go ahead and build a Glass Sun Room and Room Addition or we will enclose an existing porch with our exclusive Generations windows and doors.

Now is a great time for anyone to convert their existing porch or patio into a glass Sun Room or Screen Room. Whether its the Texas heat or preparing for the winter, contact Liberty Builders of Texas and have us give you a free estimate on Sun Room, Screen Room, Patio Cover, and Carport.

All of our products and services can be 100% financed. Click here and contact us today!

When your thinking about exterior Remodeling, remember Liberty Builders of Texas!