Upgrade your homes efficiency, comfort and curb appeal
Windows & Doors
If your windows are more than 15 years old, you may be putting up with draftiness, windows that stick in their frames, and increasing energy bills. Energy-efficient windows and doors would be a great improvement.
Window replacement is one of the best home remodeling projects in terms of investment return: For vinyl windows, you can recoup 75% of the project cost in added home value, according to Remodeling Magazine’s annual Cost vs. Value Report. In addition, you may be eligible for energy rebates from your local Power and Natural Gas providers. Call us to find out how
To install new windows correctly, we adhere to the following simple steps:
- To install new windows/doors correctly, we adhere to the following 4 steps:
- We do not depend on just the trim and the house wrap to stop water from penetrating the window/door opening. We seal the perimeter of all rough openings with sticky sheets of self-adhering waterproof membrane (Grace Vycor)
- We thoroughly caulk around the window frame to create an additional water tight barrier
- Flashing is installed behind siding on top of windows as necessary
- We make sure all windows and doors are plumb and level when installed
“Winch Construction was very professional from the bid, to the completion of the project. I was really impressed not only by the quality of the work, but how efficient the work was. they installed our windows in the middle of the winter, our house was never cold. They started on Wednesday and had everything cleaned up by Friday!” Kevin Collier ~ Bend, Oregon
There are two main reasons for updating your siding: damage or deterioration to existing siding or just the desire to change the look at your home. There are many products to choose from. Including real wood such as cedar, engineered wood such as LP Smart side and concrete siding from James Hardi. All have pros and cons and all can help extend the life of your home.
Call us to schedule an on-site consultation
Decks & Outdoor Living
Lets transform a back yard with “potential” into one you love. Composite & wood decks, custom benches & railings, hot tub installation, built in kitchens, stone accents… you name it and we’ve done it
|FAQ – “Is the extra money you spend on composite decking vs. wood worth it”. The answer to this question depends on several factors. The most important being: What is your initial budget; what is your threshold for maintenance and where do you live.
Let’s face it, our Central Oregon weather can be tough on wood and unless you are diligent about maintenance, even the best cedar deck can look beat up after only a few years. Home owners also need to consider the annual cost of maintaining a wood deck which can range from $1-$3 per sq ft every 2-3 years (cleaning, staining and sometimes sanding). Not to say composite is zero maintenance but it is certainly low maintenance compared to wood.
As far as budget is concerned, composite will usually cost more up front but the cost of owning a composite deck should be less over the long term. Composite decking has come a long way over the years; big improvements in quality, lots of color choices, more realistic wood look, long term warranties etc.
Still, composite decking will never have the look of a real cedar deck (at least not yet). If you are willing to spend the time and money to maintain your wood deck then it might be the right choice for you.
If you are thinking about installing composite deck, you might want to do a little research and check out the following vendors:
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