Elegant Home with new siding

Breathe Easy With Mastic Siding

The very first thing people see when they visit your home is the exterior. Let Liberty Builders of Texas help you make a great first impression with Mastic Siding! Liberty Builders is the largest Mastic Siding applicator in the state of Texas and the only Mastic Elite Contractor in the San Antonio area.

This distinction tells homeowners that the industry leader in home exteriors has confirmed us as a professional that follows reputable business practices, uses highly-trained installers and has proven product knowledge. Your exterior siding project will be in good hands with our highly trained and certified company.

When choosing Mastic siding to remodel your home’s exterior, you get the classic look of freshly painted or stained wood with exceptional durability. So you get a beautiful exterior product that’s built to last and easy to maintain, which means you’ll spend more time enjoying your home, and less time working on it. Unlike fiber cement siding, vinyl siding allows you peace of mind because it will never need painting, caulking, or patching and it won’t peel, rot or split over time – saving you thousands of dollars in maintenance costs.

Here are just a few of the reasons why we recommend and are proud to sell Mastic vinyl siding:

Industry Preferred

There is a reason why professionals and homeowners prefer the low-maintenance of vinyl siding to wood, fiber cement, brick or stucco options. Vinyl provides a safe, eco-friendly option that is easier to handle, store, and install. When installing vinyl siding, contractors can breathe easy and do not have to wear face masks since it is free of silica dust – a powder found in fiber cement siding that is known to cause silicosis and increase the risk of lung cancer when inhaled.

Durability & Beauty

You can have both! Each panel is manufactured from the highest quality materials and engineered to last a lifetime. Mastic siding stays tightly attached to your home in high winds, resists minor impacts, and performs beautifully—even in the harshest weather conditions. And with 35 colors, including solid and weathered cedar, Mastic has more options than anyone in the industry. But better than that, Mastic products ensure that your home’s colorful new appearance stays that way. Our rich, deep hues are engineered and tested to resist fading.

Going Green

Mastic vinyl siding contributes points towards green building programs and is green-approved by the NAHB Research Center. No painting, sealing or caulking also means that no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are added to the environment during installation or maintenance. Mastic Structure® EPS Insulated Siding also covers the entire wall with a blanket of insulation helping to reduce energy costs.

With beauty that’s more than skin deep, backed by a history of industry-changing innovation and proven quality, it’s easy to see why Mastic vinyl siding is the best choice for your home renovation. And to top it off, when purchasing Mastic siding, you’ll be supporting American-made products from an American-owned company. Now that you know the facts, the choice is yours. Give us a call to get a customized quote and transform your home exterior!

(Source: Ply Gem)

home with new vinyl siding

Is Vinyl Siding Good for the Environment?

There are many reasons that vinyl siding is the most popular exterior home covering. Beauty, durability, and value are just a few. The fact that it is also low maintenance may be home owners’ favorite reason. But did you also know, vinyl siding is good for the environment?

Vinyl siding does not require painting or staining so there are no harmful chemicals released into our atmosphere when it comes to maintaining the beauty of your home exterior. This means that adding vinyl siding to your home can earn points in leading green certification and discount programs.

In our busy lives, keeping a beautiful look without the effort of maintaining wood can save a lot of time that could be spent in more valuable ways. Imagine owning a home without ever having to worry about wood rotting, splitting, or insects. Your new siding only needs to be rinsed periodically with mild soap and a garden hose. This minimal upkeep does more than just save your precious time, it saves you money. With fewer materials to purchase, vinyl siding reduces the life cycle cost of maintaining the home and lasts for years to come.

We offer FREE in-home estimates. Give us a call to see how we can help you beautify your home and free up your time!

Siding Replacement from Liberty Builders of Texas

Siding saves money and increases the value of your home!  You’re probably wondering how is that possible?  The primary reason is simple…INSULATION.  Liberty Builders utilizes ¾” Dow Styrofoam Insulation and places this between your composite siding and the exterior wall.  Here are some interesting facts about the insulation we use:

The distinctive Blue foam board by Dow packs a mean insulating punch. The ¾” thick board has the same insulation value as:

-A brick wall 32” thick.
-A solid wood wall more than 3” thick.
-A concrete block wall more than 27” thick.
-A poured concrete wall over 38” thick.

 

The composite siding and insulation may reduce your energy consumption up to 40%.  On top of that, it looks amazing and adds some serious curb appeal to your home.  The siding, insulation, and energy savings go a long way to increase the value and marketability of your home.

San Antonio’s Remodeling Market

There are two key items that affect the home remodeling market: first, the overall stability of the home buying market and secondly, the credit standards banks apply to lending.  We have seen over the last year and a half that our local market in San Antonio continues to be the oddball in comparison to the rest of the country.  This can be attributed to a few things, but most importantly, you can identify our housing stock as stable and not over-valued.  Texas, and San Antonio in particular, have steady home values that reflect strong home ownership and remodeling success.

A homeowner has two choices.  They can either upgrade and buy a new home or remodel and upgrade the home they are currently living in.  The credit crisis over the last few years has really limited the home buying options and made the ability to find good credit and cheap interest rates difficult.  However, we are seeing San Antonio on the home improvement rebound and it is quickly becoming a “buyer’s market“.  Here are a few steps to think about when the time comes to look for your credit options:

  1. Do you have an established, long term relationship with your current banking institution?  If so, what kind of financing products do they offer?  What are their rates and basic terms?
  2. It is always best to examine who a home remodeling company partners with for financing.  At Liberty Builders of Texas, we have a 20 year relationship with San Antonio Federal Credit Union and a strong partnership with Wells Fargo.  Both are trusted names in the lending industry.  If you are shopping and use a contractor’s financing source, always examine who they are and how they treat their customers!
  3. Find lending terms that don’t penalize early payoff and always examine the interest rate and term.  Too often, a customer will be more worried about the rate and pay too much in the longer term financing.  Always look for a good combination that fits your personal financial needs.
  4. Examine the long term cost of credit.  Read the fine print and determine how much it costs over the life of any loan.  While it is a startling number sometimes, it will help you realize that although a payment is low, over the longer term you pay more.  It will also help encourage you to pay off your loan faster!

Buying a home takes a lot of time and paperwork.  If your choice is to purchase a new home, then be prepared for the time and energy input to make it happen.  If you like your home, want to stay, but aren’t sure how you can update or upgrade, reach out to a home improvement specialist and find out how you can “stay home” and upgrade what you currently have.

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!

Increase the VALUE of your home with Liberty Builders!

Liberty Builders of Texas understands your home is your castle.  We also understand it is the single largest investment you will make in your lifetime.  As a homeowner, you MUST invest in your home and work to maintain or increase its value.

Liberty Builders in committed to you!  Our composite siding products from Mastic Home Exteriors and our Generations windows are top of the line.  Our service and craftsmanship are second to none! Liberty Builders was hand selected by Simonton to distribute their Generations windows and doors.   Liberty Builders 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.

Why all the facts?  Its simple…your remodeling investment is safe with Liberty Builders.  Quality products and quality installation equals an increase in your home’s resale value.  Through our financing partnerships we have the ability to verify your investment through a home appraisal.  We will also guarantee our work and will not leave until you have signed a completion certificate indicating you are 100% satisfied.

Liberty Builders is passionate about their service and workmanship.  Give us a call to see how you can increase the value of your home and save for the future!

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.

 

 

Another Satisfied Liberty Customer

Liberty Builders of Texas prides itself on taking care of our customers.  When you ask us to do your home improvement, you not only get your home upgraded, you become part of our family.

Mr. Clay Britt is a great example of what we stand for here at Liberty.  Take a moment to read his comments and then ask yourself if you want this kind of service as well.  If you do, we are here for you!

Clay Britt Thank You letter
Clay Britt Thank You

 

Liberty Builders of Texas Press Release–National TV Show!

Liberty Builders of Texas participated in a once in a lifetime community service event in Bastrop County, Texas.

Quality craftsmanship and quality service.  These are the hallmarks of business and Liberty Builders and the standard by which we measure ourselves.  This event is indicative of our resolve to give back to the community and help others when they need it.

It isn’t about the money, it isn’t about the exposure.  It’s about doing what’s right and helping your neighbor.  Liberty Builders is proud to have participated in this great event and we look forward to serving you and your family with the same dedication!