Q:What can we do to accent our roofing design?
A: Shopping for a unique roof can be challenging. Most homes are built with an architectural style shingle that is neutral in color. Driving through a neighborhood, you will notice that the difference between each roof is subtle. However, there are definitely ways to create a beautiful roof that stands out among the many homes. Owens Corning Designer shingle colors offer a beautiful accent that very few homeowners are aware of. The color patterns and style are different from any other shingle on the market. In addition, Duraridge ridge caps add to the aesthetic appeal!
Q: How do you decide if you should add lining to blinds or shades?
A: Blinds are made from many materials, most often from woven grasses and wood. Woven blinds from natural grasses are an elegant addition to any window. Installed without lining, wovens become an architectural feature to the room, filtering light. Draperies on a traverse rod can be added to close over the blinds for additional privacy. Adding a lining to woven blinds gives them a different look as they are heavier and less formal, however, more practical for privacy, sleeping, and sound. Wooden matchstick blinds offer a very clean finish to any window. Unlined, they offer a great barrier from the sun as the wood is not as easily permeated by light, but adding lining insures the best coverage.
Mid Carolina Chimney
Q: Do I need a chimney sweep if I have gas logs?
A: Often you will need a sweep service, especially if the chimney was not cleaned prior to gas log installation. If a company installs gas logs without first properly cleaning the chimney, they are violating both the log manufacturer’s installation guidelines and standards of the National Fire Protection Association. The sweep service should remove accumulated debris in the entire chimney system and prevent possible problems with either the vented or vent-free gas logs that are installed.
Q: Are porcelain pavers a better choice for outdoor use?
A: Yes, porcelain pavers have many advantages over a natural stone product. Porcelain pavers have the appearance and texture of natural stone without the porosity. Therefore, they never need to be sealed and will withstand the test of time. Also, porcelain pavers are fade, frost, chemical, and stain resistant. A simple pressure washing will restore the pavers to a freshly installed look. Plus, this offering is made in the USA!
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
Q: How can festive lighting benefit our outdoor living spaces?
A: Festive lighting, often referred to as “string patio lighting,” will increase the beauty and extend the usability of your outdoor living areas. With professionally designed and installed festive lighting, you can bring your favorite outdoor living areas to life at night. This specific style of lighting is perfect for eliminating dark zones and creating a soothing, relaxing, and festive atmosphere for your home’s outdoor living areas after dark.
Casual Furniture Restoration
Q: It is possible to replace fabric on a patio sling chair?
A: Yes, it’s an easy fix. Patio furniture slings need to be replaced when the material starts to become thin to prevent the sling from ripping. The best option is to have a professional who can custom make new slings using the best fabric from top manufacturers of outdoor material. Look for an extensive library of sling fabrics so you can decide on the best color and fabric. Ordering replacement slings online could mean you will have a size and a fabric that might not fit or look good.