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5 Features to Make Your Outdoor Space More Attractive

Outdoor features make your home feel attractive, larger, and more expensive. Create an outdoor space to compliment your indoor space. With new and attractive characteristics to add to your home, you’ll be the envy of your neighbors and you’ll have the most attractive house in the neighborhood. Here are five features that benefit your home’s exterior.

 

  1. Outdoor Lighting. Adding outside lighting, other than on your front porch or backyard, boosts your willingness to spend time outdoors and will also make your yard more attractive. Add some magic to your home’s exterior with outdoor string lights installed over your deck or porch, walkway lighting, wall lanterns, or landscape lighting directed path lights.
  2. Gathering Space. Your family and friends will love you for providing a spacious area that is designed for parties and gatherings. Add a permanent feature like a gas fire table, a BBQ area, a pool and/or hot tub, an outdoor bar, or a wooden fire pit.
  3. Landscaping. Treat your lawn well and you’re yard will encourage people to spend more time outdoors. Add color to your landscape with plants and outdoor art. Create a garden, install a fountain, or build a new fence.
  4. Outdoor Structures. Structures help boost the value of your home and provide storage and additional living space to your home. Active-use structures include a patio, deck, shop, gazebo, playhouse for kids, or an area for sports. Storage structures include a shed, carport, and garage.
  5. Covered Area. Covered areas protect you from the extreme heat of the sun and also from the rain. Add a large umbrella to your patio, a sun sail, or an awning and spend more time outdoors.

Liberty Builders is here to help you make your home’s exterior to more attractive. If you need a structure installed at your home, give us a call today.

Add Value to Your Home with new siding

Add Value to Your Home with New Siding

If your home is showing its age, it may be time to get new siding or the value of your home will drop exceedingly. When considering to add siding to the exterior of your home, look out for paint that is faded, chipped, or peeling. One call to Liberty Builders, and the exterior of your home will look more appealing and the value of it will skyrocket.

Look out for signs of bad siding as it can create several problems for a homeowner. Chipped and peeling exterior paint ruins your home’s curb appeal. If you want to put your house up for sale in the near future, old paint will lower the value of your home, or worse, lessen the chances of it selling. Outdated siding also lowers the value of your home.

The best option for improving the look of your home’s exterior is siding. Not only are you giving your home a face-lift but you are adding value to it. Siding gives your home the classic look of freshly painted wood with exceptional durability. While repainting or staining can cost up to $6,000 every four years, siding by Liberty Builders never needs painting, caulking or patching because it won’t crack, peel, or split.

Liberty Builders of Texas is the largest Mastic Siding applicator in the state of Texas and is one of the top dealers in the United States year after year. We are the only Mastic Elite Contractor in San Antonio and the surrounding area. Liberty Builders of Texas has successfully completed more siding installations than any other company in San Antonio. Windows, doors, and garages can sometimes be difficult to work with, but our skilled crews have restored some of the most complex residing projects in the area. If you are interested in our siding services, give Liberty Builders a call today!

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Painting in the Summer with Liberty Builders

The summer is when most people want to take care of exterior home maintenance duties, like repainting their house. However, extreme hot weather like the type we get down here in San Antonio, is not beneficial to your paint job. Weather has a significant effect on your home’s exterior. As the days get warmer, the sun will have an impact on your home’s paint job among other things.

Humidity and heat have an influence on the time it takes your paint to dry. Don’t paint in the sun when it’s hot outside. Painting in the heat of the sun is not recommended because the paint will dry too fast. This may lead to lap marks, which happen when you paint large areas and it dries too quickly. This leaves striations, a series of ridges, furrows or marks, on the surface, and will ruin the paint’s appearance. Paint in the early morning when it is less hot and allow for double the drying time the paint label states. Also, paint in small sections and not large ones for the best results.

Painting in the damp, rainy environment is not any better than painting in the heat. If you’re having a wet summer (which could be rare for San Antonio), you are bound to fail if you paint over any wet surface. When you paint over a wet area, you seal in moisture and enclose it. When the sun hits the area, it tries to dry the moisture out, causing the paint to life and ruining the paint job. If you’ve ever seen peeling paint, this is a big sign of that. To make sure you’re not painting on a moist area, use a hygrometer to measure the amount of moisture on the exterior surface of a house. For best results, paint on a dry, warm day.

For additional exterior home maintenance tips, keep reading blogs by Liberty Builders.

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10 Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Home

Summer is the perfect time to step outside and make sure your home is in good shape. There are many tasks you can do that will help spruce up your home. Use a weekend to apply some time to exterior and interior home maintenance tasks. Here is a list of simple summer projects you could do.

  • Check Detectors. Make sure your home’s smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working.
  • Exterior Paint Touch-Ups. Touching up the paint on the outside of your home is a quick and fun way to boost your curb appeal.
  • Clean Exterior Windows. Use a summer day to wash the outside of your house’s windows as it is something that doesn’t get done very often. If Windex doesn’t do the trick, fill a bucket with hot soapy water and scrub them by hand.
  • Replace Your Window Screens. If your window screens are too filthy to be cleaned, you might just want to replace them.
  • Inspect Your Patio, Driveway, and Walkways. Check these areas for cracks and weeds, and use a pressure washer to wash away dirt and residue.
  • Clean Your Home’s Roof. A pressure washer is a good item to have to clean your entire house from the roof on down.
  • Clean Gutters. Rid your gutters of leaves and debris. It may be time to replace your gutters altogether.
  • Inspect Your Hoses. Check your hoses for leaks and wear and tear. Replace your hoses every 3-5 years.
  • Inspect Your Attic and Basement. Check your attic and basement for any signs of pests or insects, water leakage, and mold.
  • Add or Replace Exterior Décor. Liven up your yard or porch with new décor and make your home a sight to see.

Stay hydrated while you’re working on your summer maintenance tasks! Happy a safe and happy summer from Liberty Builders.

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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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