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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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Is Radiant Barrier Right for You?

San Antonians know just how fast the weather can change here in South Texas.  In the spring and fall, you never know if you’ll have a heat wave or surprise cold front.  And the next day you may experience the total opposite conditions!  What we do know for sure is that summer time is HOT and our energy bills will be on the rise until is starts to cool off again later in the fall.  Radiant Barrier can help fight the elements and the bills.

Radiant Barriers are installed in houses, usually in the attic, to primarily reduce summer heat in the home and reduce cooling costs. The barrier itself is made of a highly reflective material that reflects the heat rather than soaking it up. The material used to make the Liberty UV Radiant Barrier is the same material that keeps NASA Astronauts from losing body heat in the intense cold in outer space. Even the Space Shuttle‘s outer tiles and other areas contain similar radiant barrier products to combat intense heat and cold.  Our Radiant Barrier Product line, gives YOU the latest in cutting edge materials.

Radiant Barrier is maintenance and hassle free. Once it is installed, you don’t have to think about it again, just reap the benefits of a home that’s easier and cheaper to keep cool.

Call us for a free estimate and to learn more about how to keep your COOL AIR or HEAT in  your home instead of letting it escape … along with your money . . .

We look forward to helping you!

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!

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!

Liberty Builders on Great Day SA Morning Show.

How would you like to increase the value of your home and lower your energy costs with Liberty Builders?”  Those are the words spoken by Bridget Smith, host of the KENS 5 morning show Great Day SA.

Bob Schmueckle, President of Liberty Builders, and Chris Griffin, joined Bridget to demonstrate our Generations window product line and talk about the superior services offered by Liberty Builders.

Here is a quick recap of today’s show and Liberty:

  1. We pride ourselves on quality products and superior service.
  2. Our products increase the value of your home.
  3. Our products decrease your energy consumption and save you money.
  4. We won’t leave your home until you are 100% satisfied with your installation.
Siding, Windows, and Patio Covers are just a few of the products we offer.  From the minute you call Liberty, you are family.  Our dedicated sales team will help you determine your best investment, our installation teams will deliver a quality product, and our team will be there for you long after we finish your project!

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!

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Clay Britt Thank You

 

Davis Family Decreases Energy Use by 22%!

Liberty Builders of Texas helped the Davis family reduce their energy consumption by 22%!  This means money back in their monthly budget and an increase in the value of their property.

How can this happen?  Its simple…a phone call to Liberty Builders and visit to your home starts the path to you saving money.  Once we assess your needs during an onsite interview and home walk through, our expert staff will focus on saving you money and increasing the value of your home.  Our products are top of the line, our team is second to none in service, and our workmanship is unmatched in the industry.  Our A+ Better Business Bureau rating is the best you can receive and speaks to our commitment to quality service.

The Davis family found out how to save money and you can too.  Their home remodel energy cost savings was verified by the nationally recognized Build San Antonio Green and independently measured by a 3rd party Home Energy Rating System analyst.

Call Liberty Builders of Texas to reduce your energy consumption, save money, and increase the value of your home!

Director of Operations trains to be the BEST!

At Liberty Builders of Texas, we value knowledge and service.  To take care of our customers, we must stay on top of all industry standards and products.  No one will show up at your doorstep more prepared than our team!  What does this mean to you?  The more we learn, the better we serve you!

Liberty Builders is proud to announce that Gary Schmueckle, our Director of Operations has completed his training as a Vinyl Siding Institute (VSI) Certified Installer.  Gary has also been awarded the prestigious Master Installer certification from Simonton Windows.

What does this say about Liberty Builders:

  1. Our employees are recognized as the best and we train to maintain that rating.
  2. Our expertise creates a better product for you during the installation process.
  3. Our products are the best, our people are the best, and you will benefit by increasing the resale value of your home!
This means a quality product for your home that lasts a lifetime.  We can reduce your energy costs, help increase the value of your home, and put money back in your bank account. Call Liberty Builders to find out how!

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!