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5 Benefits of Having a Patio Installed

Is your house ready for summer fun and barbecues? Consider adding on a patio to host parties or to just lounge outdoors. There are many benefits to having a patio built onto your home. Liberty Builders offers 5 reasons to get a patio now for a summer to remember.

• Increase the value of your home. Adding on to your home will benefit you financially if you ever need to sell. Entertainment areas, such as patios, can add a significant value to your home while boosting your curb appeal.

• Patios extend your living area, giving you and your family more space for the summer. Also, patios will help make your home look bigger externally. And while the kids are running around the house, you’ll have an outdoor area for them to roam around.

• Patios will help provide entertainment space and summer time is the perfect time to have barbecues, birthday parties, and so much more. Become the party host with the most by adding a patio and making the most out of the additional outdoor space.

• Patios are so low maintenance when it comes to cleaning, maintaining, and even repairing. Patios are made with materials that withstand tough outdoor weather so repairs are minimal and cleaning is simple.

• Lastly, patios help you by providing fun in the sun without the heat. They protect you from damage to the skin and eyes, and can even keep you cool. Even your patio furniture will be protected from sun damage and other drastic weather.

Liberty Builders provides patios, patio covers, and carports that are high quality and energy efficient. Although Liberty Builders can provide a conventional wooden construction patio, most customers decide to go with a patio that is energy efficient and maintenance free. Call Liberty Builders today for a free in-home consultation for a new patio.

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Three Big Reasons to Choose Vinyl Siding

Choose Vinyl Siding with Liberty Builders

Vinyl siding is the number one choice of homeowners in the United States for exterior cladding, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Contractors also prefer vinyl siding because it’s easier to handle, store, and install. Today’s vinyl siding offers all the character and charm of wood siding without maintenance worries, rotting, splitting or insect damage. Choose Liberty Builders for our vinyl siding services! Our siding gives your home the classic look of freshly painted wood with exceptional durability. Here are a few other reasons to choose Mastic Premium Vinyl Siding.

1. It’s Easy to Clean

Unlike other exterior cladding, vinyl siding only requires simple, periodic cleaning with mild soap and a garden hose. Easy-to-Clean Vinyl siding is cleaned with a soft cloth or soft bristle brush. For textured surfaces, the brush keeps the grooves in the texture stain-free. For larger sections, many homeowners use a solution of vinegar and water with great results.

2. It’s Cost-Effective

Minimal maintenance does more than save time, it saves money. With fewer materials to purchase, vinyl siding reduces the life cycle cost of maintaining the home. The money saved could go on other exterior home maintenance repairs and replacements in order to benefit the curb appeal of your home.

3. It’s Diversified

The benefits of low maintenance extend to the architectural trim and accessories necessary to complete an exterior design. Virtually any type of trim or accessory that has been traditionally produced in wood is now available in vinyl and other low maintenance materials, relieving the wood-based worries of painting, swelling, cracking, warping, or insect damage.

Liberty Builders’ Mastic Premium Vinyl Siding is backed by a V.I.P. Limited Lifetime Warranty as well as a Limited fade warranty. We offer a free in-home consultation. Call Liberty Builders to find out more information about siding today!

Improve the Value of your Home!

As the New Year begins and you look to fulfilling all your 2018 resolutions, we hope that you remembered to include home improvement among them. Home improvement projects that increase the value of your home are beneficial for many reasons, whether you’re looking to sell or stay, raising your home’s value is not as difficult as it seems. Here are some great tips to help get you started.

Make a plan. List all the things you want to change and improve on your home and research how much time and money will go into each project. After that, prioritize your list and focus on your cheaper or easier tasks first and leave the more challenging projects for last, as they may be less easily achievable due to time or cost.

Focus on one room at a time. Rather than working in several projects at once, focus on one, finish it, and then move on. Don’t stress yourself by overworking or leaving no room available for some R&R. Also, don’t forget about the little upgrades that will increase your home’s value such as replacing old faucets, doors, and outlet plates.

Keep up home maintenance. A well maintained home easily improves its value. Prevent mold before it spreads unchecked and stay on top of maintenance issues before they become expensive problems. This includes your home’s curb appeal. Accentuate your walkway or yard with flowers and lanterns and keep lawn and bushes well-trimmed and healthy.

Don’t forget the bathroom. One room that suffers the most over time is the bathroom. Take care of it or watch your home value decrease drastically. Watch out for mold, dirt, and grime as they can become embedded in surfaces quickly. Under-mount sinks are trendy right now so replace your faucet with those. Also, if you can, replace your countertop with marble or granite and replace your overhead lighting with wall mounds to add a relaxed mood.

Whether you’re looking to sell or stay, your home worth will increase dramatically with these simple tips. Your house will look newly renovated and have amazing curb appeal. Call Liberty Builders today, we can help!

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Pave Your Way with Liberty Builders

Liberty Builders offers a large list of services to our clients in order to assist them with the remodeling of their home’s exterior. Consider a concrete project to add to your home this summer. We can either replace the current concrete you have in your exterior spaces or add new concrete to improve your home’s curb appeal. All it takes is one phone call to start the process!
Liberty Builders offers two forms of concrete projects: Stamped Concrete and Stained Concrete.

• Stamped Concrete is concrete that replicates stones such as tile or brick. It is also referred to textured or imprinted concrete. You can gain a high-end look of stone pavement at a low cost. In recent years, stamped concrete has become a popular choice.

• Stained Concrete is created from acid-based chemical concrete stains to achieve color schemes that resemble stone, marble, wood, and more.

There is no limit to where these services can take place. Liberty Builders can provide either concrete service to your porch, backyard patio, or driveway. Give Liberty Builders a call today for a FREE in-home consultation at 210-714-1655.

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Get Easy Financing Assistance from Liberty Builders

Liberty Builders can help you navigate your home improvement financing needs. We aim to find easy, affordable financing options for all customers’ important home improvements. In over 30 years of business, we have helped our customers finance over $60 million dollars in home improvement loans. From small projects to total makeovers, through our preferred network of lenders we can find easy affordable options for any budget.

For more than 25 years, Liberty Builders has worked with The San Antonio Credit union. They have financed over 11,000 of our contracts with no major complaints on workmanship or materials.

In today’s economy, Liberty understands the importance of investing in your most prized asset, your home. Don’t let money be an issue when it comes to making important decisions on home improvements. While some home improvement projects are purely for cosmetic purposes, others can truly change the look of your home while protecting your pocketbook and safeguarding the environment. Liberty Builders of Texas prides itself in offering money saving, energy efficient products that can change your home’s curb appeal and your general cost of living.

If you are thinking about investing in your home or business, it will only take a minute to get the ball rolling with our easy financing questionnaire and lenders who are ready to work with you and your budget. Our financing process is simple. Fill out the form or give us a call. We are excited to work with you and make your home improvement dreams a reality!

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Get Your Mind in the Gutter: Easy Cleaning Tips

Have you checked your gutters lately? They are probably filled with the buildup of leaves and mud leftover from the winter season, which will clog the downspouts and cause water damage to your roof and fascia. Your gutters should be cleaned twice a year, every spring and fall. It’s an easy task that will prevent bigger problems in the future. Follow these steps for simple cleaning and repairing your home’s gutters.

Begin by checking the weather forecast. Cleaning will be easier if you allow your gutters to dry. Do not attempt to clean your gutters from standing on the roof. It will be more safe if you stand on a ladder that is firmly placed on the ground. Use two buckets, one for gutter debris and another for carrying tools. Use wire hooks to attach the buckets to the ladder.

Start with cleaning the gutter near a downspout. Remove leaves, twigs, etc. with a trowel tool and dump it in a bucket. To clean out finer materials, flush the gutter lengths with a hose starting at the end opposite the downspout. If the water doesn’t drain, recheck the downspout strainer and clean as needed. If gutter water still doesn’t drain, the downspout may be clogged. With a nozzle, use your hose and feed it up from the bottom of the spout.

If there’s still water after the gutter has been flushed, the gutter may not be sloped correctly and will require adjustment. If the gutter doesn’t slope enough, detach the hangers and adjust the gutter enough to drain properly, then reattach. Inspect the gutter sections and downspouts for obvious damage and missing parts. Repair any leaks in the gutter by making sure the gutter lengths are tight against each other, and run a bead of gutter sealant on both sides of all joints. Finally, apply gutter touch-up paint to cover any blemishes as desired. If necessary, repaint some or all of the gutters.

If you have any questions regarding your gutters or need yours replaced, CLICK HERE for more information.

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Seal the Deal: The Importance of Air Sealing

Insulation’s primary function is to trap heat and keep homes warm. Insulation resists heat flow and when our attic’s temperature rises to 140 degrees in the summer time, that heat will radiate down to the living space causing the air system to work harder and making an uncomfortable home. Air sealing the home is a form of insulation and is one of the most cost effective ways to increase energy efficiency. No matter how well your house is insulated, if there are cracks and gaps, the air you just paid to heat or cool will quickly be lost.

All homes no matter what climate should be air sealed so we don’t have excessive air exchange from inside to outside. Air will move through a hole depending on the amount of pressure in the house so it has to be air sealed to make it energy efficient and the attic is the top priority. What happens when air leaks through holes? In the winter, if air leaks out of the house we need to have air leak into the house somewhere else to replace the air that left. That air is unconditioned so it has to be cooled or heated to make it more comfortable. As the seasons change, cracks will open and allow air to infiltrate, conditioned air to pass, and moisture to develop on walls in the house which causes mold, heat loss, and a high energy bill.

You may want to check different areas around your home to reduce air from seeping in. Start with the exterior of your house. Holes are mainly found around windows and doors. Insulate around the frame with a low expanding foam insulation and caulk at the frames. Examine all wall penetrations including pipes, vents, exhausts, and air intakes. Caulk around the perimeter of all exterior wall penetrations. And, check the trim: Caulk around the perimeter of the trim, and trim/siding intersections.

As for the interior of the home, you can also caulk the inside of your windows and doors frames. Look into the tubs and showers. You may find cracks and holes around outlets and light switches. Don’t skip the fireplace. Keep the damper closed when fireplace isn’t being used. And of course, never ignore the basement or attic. The attic is the most problematic area when considering insulation.

Schedule a free consultation at libertybuilders.net right now or call (210) 714-1655 for more information.

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