Financing Your Home Improvement!

Liberty Builders of Texas wants to help you save money and increase the value of your home.  If you focus solely on your monthly payment for financing your home improvement, you may be missing a few key facts about the cost saving nature of home rehabilitation and energy retrofit.  Here are a few examples:

  1. Let’s say you do a routine energy retrofit and add composite siding and windows.  On an average job you can expect about a 70% return on your investment in the appraised value of your home.  That’s equity in your home and money on your balance sheet.  A $20,000 home remodel may add up to $14,000 in value.
  2. Liberty Builders products and energy retrofits may lower the cost of your energy consumption by up to 40%.  This has been verified by licensed Home Energy Rating System (HERS) specialists.  It HAS HAPPENED for current Liberty customers.  If you reduce your monthly energy bill by 40%, thats money back in your pocket every month.  You can apply that to your monthly financing payment.
  3. Use Bankrate to help you calculate a payment.  On a $20,000 home improvement financed over 15 years, at an 8% interest rate (based on credit), you are looking at a payment of $191.13.  If your monthly energy bill is $250 and you reduce your energy usage by 40%, that’s a $100 monthly savings you can apply to your loan payment!  That leaves a net payment of $91.13 and you increased the value of your home by up to 70% of your initial investment.

Bottom line…home remodeling helps you increase the value of your home.  Your financing payment can be reduced by your energy savings.  You end of up with a home you can be proud of and a budget that makes sense!

Create a Remodeling Strategy

Summer is here.  Now is the time to begin updating the small things around the house and maybe, plan for the bigger remodeling ideas you may have thought about, but never completed.

As with most projects, time and ideas are needed to be successful in your planning.  The best thing you can do is be prepared and know what you are getting into before you get started.  First things first…complete a planning and routine maintenance checklist.  If you want to listen to an expert, start with Martha Stewart!  Check out her spring cleaning planning strategy by clicking here.  You can use this great Summer Cleaning Checklist as well.

After you are comfortable with your routine maintenance, start thinking about all the updates and upgrades you have dreamed about completing on your home.  Some may be  cost effective and others may be a large scale remodel where square footage is added or rooms re-finished.  It is alway best to examine your budget and sit down with your family to really prioritize what is best for you and your home.

Better Homes and Gardens offers a great month by month Home Improvement Plan.  Use this as a guide and remember to always find a good balance between cost and quality.  Additionally, it is always wise to think through your investment from a cost/benefit analysis perspective.  For instance, replacing your windows with energy efficient, energy star rated windows decreases your energy consumption and lowers your monthly energy bill.  This is money back in your pocket that can offset your initial cash outlay for the upgrade!

When it is all said and done, the best you can do is take care of the basics up front.  Simple routine maintenance and spring cleaning can go a long way.  Once that is done, focus on the big ideas and make it a family effort to build and customize your home!

Build that Patio Roof System or Carport NOW!

If the past summers have taught us anything its be prepared.  Now is the time to build a patio roof system or carport to protect your family and cars from the heat and elements.  Imagine the heat around mid July.  In San Antonio, you’re talking about 100 degree weekends.  A patio roof system will give you the coverage you need to sit in your backyard and enjoy a barbeque with your family or relax on a Sunday morning just reading the paper.

Our patio systems and carports are designed and constructed from a high quality structural aluminum panel:
From ceiling fans to stereo speakers we can customize our products to FIT YOUR NEEDS!  We will also construct your patio roof system with an eye for enclosing it in the future should you have long term plans to add square footage to your house.

Whatever your options, whatever type of patio roof system or carport you may want…Liberty Builders is here to deliver a quality product with quality service.

Liberty Builders prides itself on being the best at exterior home remodeling.  From the minute we first meet, to when we walk off your job site after completing your home remodel, we strive to put SERVICE first.  We want to take care of you and help build value in your home.

Browse through our gallery of photos and see just a small sample of what we can do for you.  Call on us to help increase the value of your home today!

 

Extreme Makeover:Home Edition Update Video

Liberty Builders of Texas was proud to participate in the Extreme Makeover:Home Edition series.  We volunteered our time, manpower, and resources to helping the Zdroj family rebuild their lives.

Quality work.  Quality service.  Quality craftsmanship!  That’s what Liberty Builders is about and any chance we have to give back to our community makes us a better company.

To learn more about our products and our team, please give us a call: 210.657.7777.

 

 

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!

Liberty Builders and Build San Antonio Green Partner to SAVE ENERGY.

Liberty Builders of Texas is proud to announce our collaboration with nationally recognized Build San Antonio Green (BSAG), a local non-profit whose goal is to implement energy and emissions reduction policies for air quality improvement, water conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.

Bob Schmueckle, President of Liberty Builders, had this to say about the exciting new partnership, “Our friends and partners at Build San Antonio Green are a nationally recognized non-profit and the work they are doing is leading San Antonio and the nation in energy efficiency upgrades of existing residential homes.  Our products at Liberty Builders meet their strict criteria for quality workmanship and energy efficiency and we are proud to be affiliated with this fine organization.”

The products Liberty Builders offers help reduce the energy consumption of your home. Quality composite siding with superior insulation, Simonton Generations windows, aluminum carports and patio covers are just a few of the products we offer.  A simple combination remodel of siding and windows can reduce your energy consumption by up to 40%.

Don’t hesitate, contact Liberty Builders now and ask how you can complete an energy retrofit of your home and save money NOW!