The Truth About Hardwood Flooring in New Construction Homes

You’re building your dream home. Top of the line everything — beautiful hardwood flooring, granite countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms, bay and bow windows, tile, appliances — you name it. But a few months go by after you move in and you start to notice the wood floor has large gaps between the … [Read more...]

The Differences Between Vinyl, Wood, Composite, Fiberglass and Aluminum Replacement Windows

When shopping for replacement windows the choices can be overwhelming. ‘Wood gives my home more character, but I heard that vinyl is also durable and low-maintenance.’ The bottom line is you want your new window purchase to last. There are many factors that play into this including the installation … [Read more...]

The Truth About Builder Grade Windows

How Good Are The New Construction Windows In My Home? Why Do I feel Drafts And Why Are They Falling Apart? When you purchase a new construction home, you expect everything to be top-notch, brand new and probably wouldn’t expect to see things falling apart in a few short years. Unfortunately that’s … [Read more...]

Why Putting Plastic Over Your Drafty Window is Pointless

You start to see the mercury dip below 50 degrees. You know what that means — it’s time to break out the trusty old plastic tarp and towels to cover and stuff those drafty windows so the cold air doesn’t seep into your home. Woah, wait a second. You do what now? You put up plastic and shove towels … [Read more...]

Sales and Marketing Gimmicks That Are Common In The Replacement Window Industry

‘Your neighbor just ordered all new replacement windows with us. If you buy yours right now, we can combine them with their order and give you a buy-in-bulk discount saving 50 percent!’ Yeah, sure pal. And that’s only one of all the sneaky sales tactics that many contractors use to lure you into … [Read more...]

Lay and Pray Wood Flooring Installation Explained

There are many factors that you wouldn’t think of that goes into installing wood flooring. It seems simple enough. Rip up the old floor, lay, glue or nail down the new boards and you’re done, right? Wrong. “Lay and pray literally means what we say it is,” said The Men With Tools Owner John Kolbaska. … [Read more...]

Caulk & Walk Installations – How Not to Install Your Windows

You see a company that’s advertising ridiculously low rates for replacement windows and it’s almost too good to be true. Only $189-$349 per window plus the installation? Yeah, that sounds like an amazing deal. But what you’re really getting for that price is a very basic installation and an … [Read more...]

$189.00 Replacement Windows – The Truth About The Price

The Truth About $189 Windows No one really buys windows at $189 each - completely installed and sealed correctly with warranties. That $189 double hung window price includes the least expensive window, the very minimum pay for low quality installers with the cheapest materials available. Some of the … [Read more...]