No Exterior Detail Too Small with Perdue Builders & Supply

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Residents in the Pacific Northwest face unique weather year-round, which can have a significant impact on the quality and maintenance of the home’s exterior. These circumstances can make choosing the right product overwhelming. For more than 30 years, Perdue Builders & Supply has been committed to providing valuable and accurate information to assist you in product choice for your siding, windows, painting, doors and decks.

Siding replacement is one of the most common home improvement projects that homeowners undertake. When looking at siding options, remember to check the durability, longevity, workability, and versatility of the material.

Perdue Builders & Supply specialize in the siding choices for your home and offers a Lifetime Workmanship Warranty to guarantee customer satisfaction. They are premier providers of top-quality products such as: wood, vinyl, fiber-cement, stone and brick.

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Q: How do I decide which siding material to use?

A: You have several choices when it comes to siding your home, from traditional wood siding to more advanced materials like fiber cement. The decision on which is best for your home depends on many factors, including how long you plan to remain in your home, local weather conditions, budget and your tolerance for maintenance.

TIP: Consider adding aesthetically-pleasing stone as an accent to your home’s exterior. Stone adds an appealing layer to your home’s exterior, and looks gorgeous in the forest environment of the Pacific Northwest. The crew at Perdue Builders & Supply will work with you to create stone accents that complement your home.

Replacing your windows overtime can improve the air quality of your home and help save on energy costs. If your windows are updated, they are going to help hold in cold air when running the air conditioner, or keep your house warm instead of letting heat escape.

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Q: Why should I consider getting replacement windows?

A: According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the average home loses more than 30 percent of its heat through windows. Modern replacement windows are durable and help to lower monthly energy costs, increase the value of your home, reduce maintenance hassles and add beauty to the interior and exterior.

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“I want to express my thanks to you and your staff and let you know the new windows are everything I expected. The bedrooms of my home are no longer drafty and cold and the kids have noticed the reduced road noise. I look forward to inviting you folks over again when it is time to replace a few more windows. Thanks again.” Jeff & Family, Edmonds

Whether you wish to install siding or take advantage of one of their other exterior services, contact Perdue Builders & Supply for a free estimate.

All photos are provided through the portfolio of Perdue Builders & Supply.

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Expand Your Living Space with a Custom Outdoor Deck by Northwest Decks

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Imagine your dream outdoor space. Does it include a large deck with plenty of seating for entertaining guests? Or is it a quaint area just spacious enough to support a grill and table for a family of four? The possibilities for deck designs are endless – and the experienced crew at Northwest Decks can help you determine the right deck size, materials and style for you.

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Northwest Decks have been serving the area since 1999 and continue to pride themselves on being a customer-oriented small business. Whether you’re looking to build a grand, custom deck or a sensible outdoor living area, they will meet your needs with expertly crafted decks that stand up to the test of time.

During the warmer and drier months, we spend most of our time outdoors, which for homeowners includes relaxing and entertaining on your backyard deck. But take a close look around for any rotted or broken boards – these can cause a major safety issue for you and your guests. Along with traffic, weather can also cause damage to your deck, so selecting the right material for your deck is important to the quality and longevity of your project. Whether you’re looking to make repairs to an existing structure or design a new deck, the crew at Northwest Decks can create custom decking solutions.

Northwest Decks is your solution for composite decking and are recognized as a Trex ProGold certified installer. Trex, a wood-alternative solution, is known to be the world’s number one decking brand. It offers a low maintenance, high performance and elegant backyard retreat that is weather resistant for decades. Not sure if Trex is right for your home? Northwest Decks is happy to schedule a free consultation and provide a no obligation quote.

Alternatively, if you want a traditional wood deck, Northwest Decks can help select the type of wood appropriate for your design and style need, such as Cedar, Tigerwood, Ipe and more. Wood decking is natural, strong and least expensive. However, it should be re-stained and treated at least every two to three years.

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Northwest Decks is also well-versed in the required building permits needed for a new deck. So forget the hassle and allow them to handle the process of permit submissions while you sit back and dream about your new deck.

If you’re looking to sell your home, remember that a safe, updated and high-quality design deck can increase the value and saleability of your home. Northwest Decks offers full inspections and reports of your deck for real estate agents or home-buyers.

“I adore Northwest Decks! The quality is awesome and their work is impeccable. They went above and beyond, keeping me informed, finishing on time, and even created a specially designed gate for my children. I would recommend them to anyone.” Kristina H., Gig Harbor

Ready to take the next step? Click here to contact Northwest Decks for a free consultation.

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Concrete, Etc. Proves Concrete Doesn’t Have to be Boring

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Forget everything you think you know about concrete; it can be far from boring and ubiquitous. Almost every home has a paved driveway, but few homeowners have one that adds curb appeal and value to their home. Driveways don’t have to be drab, instead, decorative concrete is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to instantly elevate your home’s look. Concrete allows you to be creative and stretch your imagination, but it is also an affordable material that requires little maintenance over time. Concrete is very durable and is able to withstand wear and tear from daily use for decades.

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Hiring a contractor to work at your home or commercial property can be stressful, especially with an element as permanent as concrete. Concrete, Etc. is committed to designing quality concrete projects with great service. The team at Concrete, Etc. is known for their flexible and creative problem solving for any concrete structure or fixture.

Concrete, Etc. is known for their high-quality work, no matter the size of the project. Many of their first projects from 27 years ago are still standing and functioning as well as on day one.

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A clean and safe driveway, parking lot or sidewalk is the first thing guests or customers will see when entering your property. Curb appeal will increase the value of your home, help you sell faster, and for commercial properties, gives your customers a beautiful and safe welcoming.

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Concrete, Etc. is a reliable concrete partner for your commercial site.  Their services include: custom design and constructions, drainage, radiant heated floors, parking lots, game courts, retaining walls, and site utilities.

For the home, Concrete, Etc. can upgrade your home’s concrete, both inside and out, with repairs, replacements and new installations. Their projects include: exposed aggregate concrete, foundations, retaining walls, site preparation, excavation and concrete hauling.

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Concrete, Etc. offers complete concrete services from front to pack including design, delivery and haul away of any debris.

“Top notch professional work. They have done multiple projects for us including removing and building new garage, concrete driveway, concrete steps and even a concrete parking garage. They watch the details and don’t miss stuff. The inspectors loved them. Everything is always well coordinated and the pricing is fair. On top of that, they are very nice people to work with.” Gary, North Tacoma

“Super honest and I couldn’t be happier with their work. They poured a pad, walkway, and back porch. Knowing what I wanted, they made some little changes to my original design that really improved it. Great concrete contractor.” Dale, Lake Tapps

Click here to contact Concrete, Etc.

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Is your home making you sick? This 5-point checklist may help improve your health

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Do you have a sick house? According to WebMD, “Sick-building syndrome,” otherwise known as “indoor air quality” by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, can cause symptoms such as watering eyes, headaches, dry skin, nausea, heart palpitations, nosebleeds and chronic fatigue. Use this checklist to give your house a thorough physical and call in the professional if you identify a major concern.

Indoor Pollution

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HVAC is the biggest culprit or indoor pollution which can lead to respiratory issues such as asthma, allergies, coughing and headaches. Air-conditioning can leave traces of water in the ducts that become the breeding ground for mold and bacteria.

What you can do

In addition to changing your air filters as directed for your system, you should also have your ducts professionally cleaned once every 2 to 3 years. If it’s been years since your heating system had a check-up, get it looked at and potentially updated to make it operate efficiently and cleanly.

Invisible mold

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Water leaks that you can’t see can lead to hidden mold growth, making you sick without seeing the cause.  High humidity can also promote a breeding ground for mold. Mold is one of the greatest dangers to your home and family and can grow in as little as 48 hours on organic sources such as wood and drywall.

What you can do

If your house suffered from significant water damage, you need to call a professional immediately to have the area investigated for potential mold growth. If you spot any leaky areas, clean and dry the area and then contact a professional for mold remediation. Even without leaks, your home is still susceptible to old growth. You can help prevent this by purchasing a humidity monitor to measure, run fan vents when showering and cooking and open the windows when the outside has drier air.  If necessary, invest in a dehumidifier. Also take proactive measures to prevent moisture intrusion by properly diverting rainwater away from the house and watch for any sign of a drip on plumbing fixtures.

Dust mites

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Warning: you might start to feel itchy reading this. Look at your couches, chairs, pillows and mattress – it’s likely these microscopic bugs are enjoying a relaxing hangout where you like to lay. Dust mites thrive on the humidity and warmth provided by our bodies, and according to the Environmental Protection Agency, live in every home, but can be especially problematic for someone who suffers from asthma or allergies.

What you can do

Small traces of dust mites might be inevitable in every home, but you can eliminate a large percentage of them with recurrent upkeep. Wash sheets and towels once a week in hot water to kill dust mites and bacteria and thoroughly dry before using or putting away. Also vacuum carpets, curtains and furniture, and dust frequently.

Bathroom dangers

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What’s designed to get you clean can also be disgusting and lead to health concerns for you and your family. Take a look at your shower head, when’s the last time it was cleaned? What about your bath mat? Shower heads carry high amounts of bacteria called Mycobacterium avium that once inhaled or swallowed can cause lung infections or pulmonary disease. When you step out of the shower, you’re helping to create the perfect breeding ground for mold, bacteria and dust mites on your bath mat. Go throw it in the washer now and make sure it’s completely dry before putting it back on the floor. Continue to wash it 1-2 times a month, and to help prevent the bacteria from growing, dry off before you step on the mat.

What you can do  

Clean your showerhead often and consider changing it out once a year. Wash your bath mat in cold water; schedule the wash on the same day as you wash sheets to help you be consistent.

Carpet and hardwood floors

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Your carpet is a cozy place for a lot of little dust mites and other critters to build their own homes. But when not properly maintained, your floors can contribute to allergies and other respiratory issues. Dust and allergens build up quickly, especially with pets, so it’s important that your carpets are cleaned frequently. Your hardwood floors can seep water damage easily and help push around dust particles in the air. With water spills, your floors can also rot and grow hidden mold.

What you can do

Along with vacuuming at least once a week, try to prevent outside particles like dirt and dust from tracking across your house. Take your shoes off at the door and keep a welcome mat outside your door to wipe your shoes off before you enter. Hardwood is a more environmentally- friendly and hypoallergenic choice than carpet, but requires proper care and treatment to ensure its longevity and beauty. Clean up any spills right away, like from your pet’s water dish or dropped ice cubes that fall from the fridge.

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Northwest Restoration Emergency Services Available 24/7 to Address Your Urgent Issues

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Responsible Contractors are available for more than just exciting kitchen remodels or a new exterior paint job. The right contractor can also restore your home after an emergency.

Unfortunately, tragic situations such as flooding or fire can happen to your home or commercial property. Thankfully, Northwest Restoration Emergency Services, your local experts in restoration, provides an urgent response to these issues 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Northwest Restoration was founded by Lance Tone and Jack Turney as a full-service local restoration company serving residential and commercial properties in Kitsap & Pierce counties. The team has more than two decades of experience in the restoration field with a comprehensive understanding of the restoration business. You will feel confident in your restoration and repairs with a staff that has hands-on technical knowledge, expertise in insurance industry practices, current regulations and health codes, and a comprehensive understanding of customers’ unique concerns and requirements.

24/7 Emergency Services – Fast Response to Your Urgent Issues

Emergency situations such as water and fire damage to your home require immediate restoration service. Northwest Restoration Emergency Services offers urgent superior restoration services at an affordable price.

Services include:

  • Water damage and mold remediation
  • Fire and smoke damage
  • Bio cleanup

Mold is one of the greatest dangers to your home and family. It is paramount that it be safely removed after water damage. Mold grows quickly on organic sources such as wood and drywall, and in as little as 48 hours can thrive in environments where there has been significant water damage. Sometimes mold is hidden and needs to be detected by a professional after leaking pipes, roofs or cracked foundations in homes. The crew at Northwest Restoration Emergency Services are certified water damage technicians through the IICRC and Restoration Science Academy (RSA). They have the knowledge and expertise to find and eliminate the moisture so that the mold can be permanently remediated and removed.

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Buildings and houses that have undergone fire and smoke damage also need to be attended to immediately. If your home suffered fire and smoke damage you’ll want to get back into a restored and safe home right away. Contact the expert technicians at Northwest Restoration Emergency Services who will use the best technology to perform repair and restoration as quickly as possible.

A tragic accident can also require professional bio cleanup such as biohazard remediation and blood cleaning. This is not a job for just any ordinary clean up company, you need professionals trained in the very specific science of bio clean up. Northwest Restoration will make sure you don’t have to deal with the aftermath of such tragedies alone.

Testimonials  

“I have been living in Kitsap for 41 years. This is the very first time that I have absolutely nothing bad to say about a contractor who did work for me in my home! Northwest Restoration & Emergency Services is the way to go. That’s all I really have to say. Punctual and on time. Keeps to the schedule, works carefully, cleans up during and after the work is done. Did a great job for a fair price. Totally professional company and easy to work with. If you want the work done promptly, properly and on time and without hassle, this is the company to call!”
C. Spencer

“Very happy with service. We had water damage from a leak and they handled the complete restoration. I have used them several occasions since for repairs.” Jun, Poulsbo, WA

Keep Northwest Restoration & Emergency Services’ number (360-696-9111) accessible along with your other important documents for easy retrieval during an emergency. When unfortunate instances occur, you don’t need to have additional stress about the cleanup and safe restoration and remediation of your home or commercial property. Hire the experts and trust the experienced team at Northwest Restoration & Emergency Services.

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Still looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift? Start with your own home and yard.

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Whether your dad is the do-it-yourself type or would rather hire a professional contractor, give the gift of home improvement this year for Father’s Day.

1.  Put together a new tool chest or update his existing collection complete with all the tools a homeowner needs.

2. Give him a break and hire a full-service landscaper or lawn maintenance contractor

A well-kept landscape adds value to your home and can increase the value of your home dramatically. When selecting a landscaper for your home, consider all the services you might need. Do you need something as simple planting a few flowers and maintaining or mowing the lawn? Or something more elaborate as landscape design, water features, aquatic plants, retaining wall, fences, lighting and irrigation systems?

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3. Hire a garage and custom shed contractor to build a custom shed, greenhouse and even a chicken coop!

Has a custom garage been a dream of dad’s for a long time? Has he always talked about “someday” having that greenhouse or raising chickens? A skilled and professional contractor may be just what he needs. These additions can add a lifetime of precious family memories – and maybe some new dirt in your home.

4. Timber! Don’t make dad do all the dirty work, find a tree service contractor take care of the job safely.

Preventative tree services can save you thousands of dollars in damages should a tree or limbs fall due to disease or storm damage. Having a professional check out your tree and do any needed preventative care can be a worthwhile investment – and dad can relax and trust the pros.

5. Is your dad the type that loves to do it all himself? Offer to join and help! Or plan a special outdoor picnic while he works in the yard. Don’t forget a handmade card!

Happy Father’s Day!

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Quality Guaranteed with Anderson Remodel & Construction Inc.

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Your home is where your heart is. It’s where you celebrated your first holiday as a married couple or where your kids grew up. Your home is your lifeline to memories and experiences you get to relive every time you walk in the door.

But when your home needs a new look like an updated kitchen complete with new countertops and backsplashes, or the exterior could use a fresh paint job, you want a contractor who will treat your home with respect and courtesy. With Anderson Remodel & Construction, Inc. you will find an honest, quality general contractor who will treat you like family.

Based out of Steilacoom, WA, Anderson Remodel & Construction offers free estimates and a five-year guarantee in writing against defects in craftsmanship. This guarantee will provide you peace of mind before, during and after your project is complete.

From the attic to the basement, inside and out, your home construction needs will be met by the team of qualified and experienced professionals at Anderson Remodel & Construction.

Skilled tradesmen complete several phases of home improvement such as:

  • Kitchen and bath
  • Interior and exterior painting
  • Countertops and backsplashes
  • Laminate, tile and vinyl
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Custom millworks and trim
  • Carpentry and framing
  • Window and door installation
  • Siding, decks and fences

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Debbie from DuPont, WA, said, “Kris has done a couple jobs for us including the replacement of a wall heater, fixing a light switch and rebuild of a toilet tank. He did a wonderful job. We are very pleased would recommend his work and his company. I like that they are locally based. They are very pleasant, the pricing was very fair and they back their work. He will be the first to call in future. Everyone was courteous and respectful of my home. Love them.”

Ready to take the next step in your remodeling dreams? Contact Anderson Remodel & Construction, Inc. today!

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