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    How to Identify a Leaky Roof

    Last updated 4 months ago

    The roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements. A well-functioning roof that is in good repair will keep out the heat, the cold, and (most importantly) the rain. Water damage can be expensive to repair, especially the longer it goes unnoticed. This means that it is critical that you find a roof leak before serious water damage occurs. After you find the leak or identify the signs of a leak, contact a roof repair contractor to repair or replace your roof. Here are a few tips for identifying a leak in your roof.

    Look for Signs of Water Damage

    In order to take care of a leaky roof, you need to know the signs of water damage. One of the most obvious signs of water damage is a water stain on your ceiling. As water pools and collects, it causes your ceiling to become discolored. You may also notice streaks on your wall running from your ceiling to the baseboard. This could also indicate that water is penetrating your roof and running down the inside of your walls.

    Rule Out Interior Sources of Moisture

    Before you contact a roof repair company, rule out any other sources of interior moisture. Bathrooms without exhaust fans or fans not vented to the exterior and leaking dryer vents are just a few of the sources of moisture and water vapor in your home. Improper roof ventilation can also create “cold spots” where moisture condenses and drips onto the ceiling.

    Perform a Visual Inspection of Your Roof

    If you can rule out interior sources of moisture, perform a quick visual inspection of your roof to assess its condition. If you notice broken or missing shingles or bent flashing, these could be entry points for water. Even if you can’t see any visible signs of damage, a roof repair contractor can get up on the roof and find out what’s going on.

    If you suspect that you have a leaky roof, contact Budget Construction Company today. As one of the leading home improvement and repair companies in Chicago, Budget Construction Company can make sure that your home is always up to the most exacting standards there are—your standards, of course! To learn more about our roof repair and replacement services, call us at (773) 663-4082. 

    Exploring the Most Popular Kitchen Countertop Materials

    Last updated 4 months ago

    Whether you are redesigning your kitchen or building one from the ground up, the material that you choose for the countertop for have a large effect on your kitchen’s style and durability. But there are so many kitchen countertop choices out there that it can be hard to select the right one. In this article we will take a closer look at the popular kitchen countertop materials to help make the decision easier for you.

    • Granite

    This is probably the most popular kitchen countertop material. Opt for polished granite for a traditional look, or honed granite if you want a matte finish. In addition to being a great match for many different kitchen styles, granite is extremely durable and very easy to clean.

    • Stainless Steel

    If you are going for a modern appearance in your kitchen, stainless steel is a great material. Stainless steel matches well with a variety of colors, and is effective at preventing bacteria buildup. It also cleans very easily with just a damp cloth and mild soap.

    • Glass

    Becoming more popular by the year, glass countertops in the kitchen will guarantee a sleek, contemporary look. Glass comes in a variety of shapes and textures, and is very easy to keep clean.

    • Wood

    For a natural, warm look in your kitchen, install thick wood countertops. If you install sealed wood countertops, you can cut, produce and even place hot dishes on it, because it’s bacteria- and heat-resistant.

    • Tile

    Inexpensive and easy to clean and maintain, tile is a great choice is you want to give your kitchen a classic, colorful appearance. Coordinate your kitchen countertop tiles with the kitchen backsplash and floor tile to create a beautiful, cohesive kitchen.

    Budget Construction Company in Chicago has more than 35 years of experience in the kitchen remodeling business. Visit our website to see how we can transform your kitchen, bathroom, windows, roof, siding, deck, and more. Call us at (773) 663-4082 for more information about our kitchen remodeling services.

    Budget Construction Company is Proud to Support AARP Members

    Last updated 4 months ago

    As one of the most trusted home improvement contractors in Chicago, Budget Construction Company will always make sure that your specific needs and requirements are taken care of. We also understand the specific housing requirements that the elderly need in their home. From doors that need to be widened and bathrooms that need to be made safer, there are a lot of improvements that can make a home truly user-friendly for the elderly. To further serve our elderly customers, Budget Construction Company provides significant savings for AARP members. If you are an AARP member, you can receive 20% off all of our home mobility products and improvement services, including wheelchair stair lifts, wheelchair ramps, and bathroom accessories.

    To learn more about our home improvement services and special discounts for AARP members, contact Budget Construction Company of Chicago at (773) 663-4082. You can also learn more about our specific remodeling and renovation services by visiting our website.

    Styling Your Kitchen Cabinets

    Last updated 4 months ago

    Cabinetry is one of the most defining design aspects of the kitchen. Knowing this, it’s not surprising that kitchen cabinets come in a wide variety of styles and materials. If you are considering a kitchen remodel, read this article to get a better idea of which kitchen cabinet styles are most popular at the moment.

    Quality Level

    If you’re on a tight budget, buying stock kitchen cabinets is one of your best options. Though there aren’t many styles, finishes, or configurations, stock cabinets can be installed very quickly by the right kitchen remodeler. For higher quality kitchen cabinets that offer a wider variety of styling options and a custom fit in your kitchen, opt for custom kitchen cabinets. Custom cabinets will look great for many years to come, which makes them an excellent investment.

    Door Style

    Flat panel and bead board panel cabinet doors are a great option for rustic kitchens or kitchens with a hand-finished look. They feature a recessed center panel that is circumscribed by stiles and rails. Raised panel is a classy choice for old-world kitchens. They are identifiable by their raised center, sloped edges, and surrounding frame. Slab doors are made from a single piece of material, making them easy to paint and clean. 

    Material

    Wood is always a classic choice for kitchen cabinetry, and looks good whether it’s in a modern kitchen or one with a rustic look and feel. However, wood does require more maintenance than glass, plastic or medium density fiberboard (MDF). After you choose a material for the cabinet, ask your kitchen remodeler for help in choosing a hardware material that matches it well.

    If you are going to redesign your kitchen in the Chicago area, contact Budget Construction Company at (773) 663-4082. With over 35 years of experience in the kitchen renovation business, Budget Construction offers offer high-quality designs and installation at affordable prices. Visit us online to learn more about the kitchen cabinets we offer, and to check out the other home remodeling work we do.

    Checking Your Attic for Roof Leaks

    Last updated 4 months ago

    One of the most obvious signs of a roof leak is a water stain on your ceiling. These unsightly and embarrassing stains can range in size and color depending on the extent of the water damage, but they are easily recognizable. In order to determine where water is leaking in from, you will need to climb into your attic and have a look around where the stain is located. However, roof leaks are rarely (if ever) located directly above a water stain, so be sure to investigate the entire area to find a stain. For more tips on checking your attic for roof leaks, check out this short video clip from DannyLipford.com.

    If you have a leaky roof, call the experts at Budget Construction Company of Chicago. In addition to our kitchen and bathroom remodeling services, we also offer expert roofing repairs, restorations, and replacements. Our employees have years of experience and are experts in investigation roof problems, designing solutions, and providing quality installations. Contact us online or call us at (773) 663-4082 to learn more.

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