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Bathroom Ventilation – It’s a Healthy Decision

If your bathroom has mold, mildew, deteriorated plumbing fixtures, peeling paint, failing drywall/framing or cabinetry and doors that are warped you could benefit from the installation of a ventilation exhaust fan.ventilation_install

Exhaust fans that are connected to the duct work help the flow of air. Good air flow means less moisture and condensation. If your duct isn’t connected to an exhaust fan in the bathroom(s), the moisture in the air is sucked into the attic or crawl space and redistributed through your home causing mold to form.

A lot of condensation and moisture in the bathroom could be due to a damaged exhaust vent. Like, for example, when an exhaust fan is disconnected from the duct work or when there is no roof cap. If there is no roof cap to release the moisture in the air, then all of the moisture is being released in the attic. In other words, exhaust fans must be connected to a duct that is connected to a roof cap.

Benefits of an Exhaust Fan

  • Improved indoor air quality – fans provide an environmentally friendly space which will lessen the chance of family health problems and make a fresher smelling bathroom. Many factors create a bad air environment such as: pets, smoking, mildew, mold, dust mites, viruses and bacteria, cleaning materials and beauty spray products. If the air inside becomes stale due to infrequent circulation then it may become hazardous for human health; it may turn into a breeding ground for bacteria.
  • Reduce future maintenance and remodeling expenses – there can be a large cost to ignoring the harmful effects of too much humidity in a bathroom; mold, mildew and deterioration of walls, doors, ceilings, fixtures and cabinetry. Decreased longevity factors of bathroom components such as wooden doors and wall paintings and expanded wooden doors making it hard to properly close the bathroom door. That mold and mildew can also begin to degrade the structural integrity of your home.
  • Help to keep mirrors from fogging up –a vent fan will dramatically lessen this problem.
  • Improved decor: modern ventilation fans have been designed to look good and be good quality at reasonable prices.

To find out more about bathroom and whole-home exhaust fans, or to schedule your free estimate contact Advanced Property Contractors LLC.

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Benefits of new windows and doors

Few home improvements are as rewarding as replacing your windows and front door, which can yield a variety of benefits; lowered utility bills, better soundproofing and greater curb appeal.

Entry door replacements can recoup anywhere from 63-135% of the cost upon resale. Window replacement can recoup 73-77% of the cost when sold, according to Remodeling Magazine.

Replacement Windows

There are obvious reasons to replace windows such as rotting frames or broken /fogged glass. But there are other reasons for replacement that might not be as readily apparent; single-pane glass windows, which are present in most homes builReplacement windowst before the mid-90’s, are hugely energy inefficient and allow heating and cooling dollars to fly out the window and noise to cascade in.

Replacing standard windows with energy efficient windows and doors that meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Star program lowers energy bills by 7-15%, according to www.energystar.gov.

Several options are available to choose from when replacing windows. And, if money is a concern and your window frame is in good shape, just replacing single pane window sashes with double pane sashes can save a lot of money.

Front Doors

For those of you homeowners who are looking for a quick, inexpensive, dramatic home makeover we recommend changing your front door.Rayn Properties Architectural Images

A nice decorative glass front door or new hardware can go far. Wrought iron details can also make an enormous difference if you want your front entry to stand apart from the rest.

Replacing standard 36” wide doors with double doors is a current trend that lends grandeur to the front entry way. Solid wood and fiberglass doors that have the look of real wood are the most popular options. Steel doors are on the way out because of their industrial look and their tendency to dent and show imperfections.

Whether for cosmetic reasons or increased energy efficiency you can’t lose money when you replace or refresh your windows and doors. Call Advanced Property Contractors LLC today to schedule your window and door appointment!