The 5 Myths You Need to Know For Your Next Home Improvement Project

The 5 Myths You Need to Know For Your Next Home Improvement Project

May 5, 2014

45There are a lot of myths out there when it comes to home improvement. Some are true, some are not. This post will serve to dispel some of the more common misconceptions.

Myth 1: When updating windows, you should always purchase styles with triple-pane glass.

Truth: Adding extra panes of glass does increase insulation, but triple-pane windows are not needed in the more moderate climate of central PA.

Myth 2: “I really like the look of interior woodgrain finishes, but they will decrease the value of my home and wear out quickly.”

Truth: UniFrame offers the highest quality woodgrain laminate finishes that are designed for a lifetime of maintenance-free beauty. They’ve proven to resist fading, chipping, peeling and blistering. UniFrame also offers a lifetime warranty.

Myth 3: Patio doors offer visual appeal, but are always a major source of energy loss.

Truth: UniFrame Premier patio doors are available with the same superior insulated glass systems as their windows. They also feature heavy-duty weather-stripping and compression seals. So relax, and enjoy the outdoors through the beautiful views offered by your patio door.

Myth 4: “Anyone can install replacement windows. I just need to find the cheapest price.”

Truth: While many companies offer replacement installation, selecting a contractor who is committed to providing superior service and quality of work WILL make a difference. At BetterView, we we’re committed to learning about your individual needs, customizing a solution that’s best for you and ensuring the quality of our team’s work.

Myth 5: Because a deck is on the exterior of your home, you don’t need to worry about following building codes.

Truth: Adding a deck to your home requires the same level of adherence to building codes as would adding an interior upgrade. In fact, in just the last few years, numerous restrictions and requirements have been added to increase safety. It is best to consult an expert if you are unfamiliar or have questions.