3 Great Ways That a Fresh Exterior Coat of Paint Can Improve Your Health

You might be considering getting the outside of your Jacksonville, FL, home painted because of the aesthetic and financial benefits one can provide. But you might also want to get a fresh exterior painting because of the great HEALTH benefits it can also provide. “Health benefits?” you might ask. “From PAINT?” Yes, you read right!…

How Do Different Window Styles Affect Your Home?

  The resale value, comfort, and energy efficiency of your home are all affected by your windows, so replacing your windows is a great way to improve your home. When it comes to the particular style of windows that you add you to your home, many homeowners think of the choice as merely an aesthetic choice,…

A Custom Screen Room Transforms Home You Use Your Jacksonville Property

A Custom Screen Room Transforms Home You Use Your Jacksonville Property The times that we spend with our families are some of the most joyous moments of our lives. Some of the longest lasting memories are not of life changing events; rather, they are often simple every day occurrences that we share with the ones…

3 Reasons Hardie Plank Siding is a Smarter Choice Than Wood Or Vinyl

When it comes to making smart choices for the construction of your home, Hardie plank siding is a far better choice than any wood or vinyl siding options. While it still retains the look and feel of real wood, it is highly durable, weather resistant and is not subject to many of the traditional problems…

Importance of Siding For Your Home

When you have purchased or constructed a house of your choice, it is now necessary to maintain its interior and exterior look and protect it from different types of calamities and disasters. You know heavy rains can affect the outer of your homes. Therefore, it is necessary to arrange something very special which can keep…

Middleburg: The Importance of Window Guard

When you have purchased or constructed a Middleburg house of your choice, it is now necessary to maintain its interior and exterior look and protect it from different types of calamities and disasters. You know heavy rains can affect the outer of your homes. Therefore, it is necessary to arrange something very special which can…

Decorative Window Shutters To Embrace Your Home

Window shutters add elegance and poise to your home exterior. The shutters are nowadays used for decorative purposes but originally they had a far more important role to play. The benefits of adding shutters are many and in several European and the Caribbean countries the shutters serve a far greater functional purpose than in temperate climate…

Tips for Hiring a Contractor to Install Replacement Windows

Jacksonville window replacement contractors are your key to a successful window replacement project. Granted, many handy do-it-yourselfers can tackle replacement windows themselves, but for the most part, window replacement contractors are the safest bet to ensure proper window installation and waterproofing.How to Find a Good Contractor to Replace Your Windows Times are tough in the construction industry….

Jacksonville Screen Rooms Bring You Closer to Nature Comfortably

Sunrooms were originally developed from farmhouse porches and have become increasingly common in recent decades. Today technological developments have made sunrooms and screened porches even more popular. With modern advances in resilient outdoor fabrics, heated flooring, and electronically controlled blinds, sunrooms are gradually becoming more and more comfortable every day!Jacksonville screen rooms are a great way…

EZE-Breeze the Perfect Solution

We did the Screen Room enclosure with the EZE-Breeze window enclosure.  This system is durable, attractive and versitle.  Can be closed to keep weather out while still enjoying the outdoors.                      

~1950s Ortega House~

All she needed was a facelift!  This home came with the original wood windows.  We installed PGT Spectra Guard double hung windows for beauty and durability.   Because the house was built prior to 1978 we had to test for the presence of lead in the paint.  Yes led was present so we had to remove the…

Sun Room with a purpose.

  The perfect way to expand the use of your home!  Adding extra living space to your home with a wood construction, drywall finished and valuted ceiling is an excellent choice providing an enclosure perfectly suited for family gatherings while adding value to your existing home.   The wood construction allows for more versility and functionality…

A spectacular view!

Most unique house we have ever done! This picturesque home boasts spectacular views and was exciting for us to complete. Located on the St. John’s River, off of Heckscher Drive. The round top section is Primed Hardie custom painted in addition to the flat siding for the home. This demonstrates the versatility of this product.

Patio Screen Enclosures

In case you are thinking about purchasing a screen enclosure for your patio or porch to enhance your living area and raise the value of your property, then the added benefit that it offers some shelter for the family through the high temperatures of summer whilst nevertheless giving the feeling you’re living outside is merely…

Replacement Windows for Older Homes

A few years back, while I was shopping to buy a new house, I found myself constantly attracted to houses that had old windows. Basically these were windows that needed to be changed out, and I kept wondering why I was so interested in these types of homes. I finally figured out that I wanted…

How To Choose Replacement Windows For Your Home

Have you been looking at your Jacksonville home and realizing that it is time for a few renovations, including replacing some, or even all of the windows? This can be a pretty pricey venture, especially if you are replacing all of the windows, but there are ways that you can save money. It all comes down to the windows…

Painting Exterior Trim

Painting the exterior trim of your Jacksonville home can be thought of costing less than completely painting all exterior surfaces, but a few things to consider from a painting contractor points of view.Most of us look to save where we can, especially in this day and economic conditions. Jacksonville house painting is no different, when it comes…

Double Hung Windows in Mandarin

  Here are photos of the inside/outside of our double hung windows on a house in Mandarin. Sorry about the fuzzy picture of the inside, it’s the only one I could get! These traditional style windows allow you to clean the exterior glass surface easily from the inside! Typically we use colonial grid on the…

Reasons to Own a Screen Room

Jacksonville Home improvement, including everything from seasonal landscaping and gardening to interior makeovers and design, is a popular pastime for many home owners. A cost effective way of improving your summer and increasing your property’s value is by purchasing a screen room.What is a screen room? It’s an enclosure like a sunroom but, instead of…

Atlantic Beach Coastal Color Collection

This is the first HardiPlank that we’ve done in Jacksonville from the Coastal Color Collection; these colors are not advertised by Hardie but the collection was designed  specifically for coastal living. The color we used here is called Cool Breeze. We also did the vinyl siding and windows. Florida building codes have changed and no long…

Top 4 Tips Jacksonville Window Installation

Perhaps some do-it-yourself projects for home renovation can save you some cash, but when it comes to replacing home windows, you are better off leaving the job to the experts. Some mistakes and accidents may happen if you have not done this before, or if you leave the job to an inexperienced person. Here are 4…

Jacksonville’s First Versetta Stone Screen Room!

We are proud to be on the cutting edge of new products! Check out the stone here.  We can install this product virtually anywhere on your home, adding archetectual appeal,and increasing value to your home. Here we have installed it along with a screen room addition we built. Fast, clean installation Aesthetically pleasing No need to paint, coat or seal…

Interior Painting: How to Choose the Right Colors for Your Home

Picking house colors is not just hard, it’s terrifying, if you pick the wrong colors it is not only disappointing but also costly. However picking complementary colors can increase your homes resale value. Picking colors for your interior painting takes up a lot of planning and if possible, it is advised that you consult an expert….

HardiePlank siding on Mandarin Townhouse

Actually two different townhomes on Peppermill Lane off of Losco. These homes had cedar lap siding on the front and T1-11 panels on the sides and back. We installed HardiePlank and HardieTrim and a custom Sherwin Williams paint job. On both of these homes you can see how they looked before by looking at the neighbors house…

Ortega carport replacement with french doors.

Our goal with this Two story block house was to provide an office for a work at home businessman. We removed the existing carport and built a Sunroom using a HardirPlank KneeWall, Simonton Slider windows and a PGT french door.   Many people are surprised to see that Martin Home Exteriors Sunrooms have no wood in…

Vaulted screen room in St. Augustine

Our challange was to build an inexpensive screen room that would take advantage of the lake view, also to be in compliance with HOA concerns, for the roof to match the existing. What do you think?

PGT Vinyl Sliding Glass door.

I have fielded alot of questions about sliding glass door replacements. Here is a PGT vinyl framed slider, Double pane glass with Low E coating, Argon gas fill. The door installed (normal difficulty) is $1500 to $1700. The grid is optional.     PGT also makes Impact (hurricane) sliding glass doors like this one. PGT…

Sunrooms and Screen Rooms Bring You Closer to Nature Comfortably

Sunrooms were originally developed from farmhouse porches and have become increasingly common in recent decades. Today technological developments have made sunrooms and screened porches even more popular. With modern advances in resilient outdoor fabrics, heated flooring, and electronically controlled blinds, sunrooms are gradually becoming more and more comfortable every day!Sunrooms and screen rooms are a…

Mandarin Hardie Plank and Screen room with PGT Eze Breeze windows.

In December we transformed this Mandarin (Huntington Forrest) house.We replaced the t1-11 wood siding with Hardie ColorPlus siding. (heathered Moss color), we Painted the rest of the house with Sherwin Williams paint. The old Screen room was removed and we added a new Screen room with a Hardie Plank KneeWall to match the house,  PGT…

Orange Park remove Masonite siding, Install Khaki Brown ColorPlus HardiPlank

  Most of the split level ranch houses built in this era have Masonite siding installed directly over the studs. Brierwood is another area with lots of Masonite.   When we tear off the siding you can see the studs. Florida Building Code requires us to install sheeting (plywood or OSB) before the siding.  …

Why Your Home Requires Pressure Washing

Our homes are extremely precious to us. It is indeed with a lot of hard work that you get to own the home of your dreams. Hence it becomes your responsibility entirely to look after its maintenance and well being. Cleanliness is a major part of the maintenance of your home. An ugly and unkempt…

Yes we install vinyl sidig also!

This house located on the Northside off of Dunn was in need of a complete facelift. As an economical measure, we installed Royal Vinyl siding with vinyl window casings and vinyl soffit & fascia.   Many vinyl siding manufacturers have recently come out with new improved vinyl siding that looks like real wood!  Additionally, vinyl…

Middleburg Why Invest in a Screen Room

There are many reasons to invest in a Middleburg screen room.A screened enclosure allows you time to enjoy your summer free from flying insects like flies, mosquitoes and bees. This means not having to put on insect repellent when you go outside. Most screen rooms last for years, so you will more than get your…

The Benefits Of Jacksonville Screen Rooms and Sunrooms

Jacksonville Sun room enclosures are versatile, and creating additional living space. While every other room in the house already has a predetermined function. Our  Sun room addition functionality is totally up to you! While you may choose to use it as a place to ‘get away from it all’ or a focal point of your family’s home.  The perfect way…

Hardiplank Siding – Ease, Convenience, and Quality

Florida weather is extreme; there is no denying that fact. Whether you live on the coast and are subjected to hurricanes, in the interior where you deal with high temperatures, or anywhere in between, your house takes a beating. Hardiplank siding is designed to deal with weather extremes and continues to hold up, year after year.Quality PaysMy…

HardiPlank on ST. Johns 2 story- Suprise under existing siding.

We were hired to install HardiePlank on the majority of this house. A contractor previously installed Hardi on the south wall of the house, we noticed the install was not correct, we removed the trim and found rot, so we removed everything. A lesson to learn also for homeowners- Annually inspect your caulking at the trim, this…

Best Exterior Paint – Adding Value to Your Home

Redecorating the Jacksonville home can seem to be a daunting task especially if you have never really handled the nitty-gritty details before. If you have always relied on someone to do the redecorating and remodeling in your house, you might feel as if you are not up for the job right now. Before you totally…

Jacksonville Home Improvement Tip: Consider Installing Vinyl Sliding Windows

For some people, the focal point of any room or area in the house is a beautiful window. What makes a beautiful window? If your window allows enough sunlight to the room and opens to a lot of fresh air to touch your skin during a cool summer night, then you have the perfect window….

Flush Mount Ceiling Lights

I am sure that given the opportunity, you would love to decorate your house with outdoor flush mount ceiling lights.they simply look great on the outdoors and usually come at the top of the preference list in case you are renovating your house or simply replacing the worn-out fixtures. They get the name from the…

The Pros and Cons of a Screened Room

A Jacksonville screened room can be an oasis for enjoying the great outdoors without having to get into the thick of it. This type of design, however, does offer its pros and cons. Taking the time to consider the option, its ups and downs, can help a Jacksonville homeowner decide if this type of addition makes the…

The Benefits of Installing New Windows in Your Jacksonville Home

Most people know that installing replacement windows in their Jacksonville home adds equity and makes the property look much nicer, but the other benefits aren’t talked about as much. By replacing your windows, you can actually save a large amount of money every year on heating and cooling costs as well.In the winter months, one of the…

HardiePlank® Lap Siding is by Far Your Safest and Most Durable Home Siding Option

New and exotic diseases like swine flu are normally portrayed by the media as some sort of a devastating scourge from God. While there is no denying that exotic diseases have the capability to cause great suffering and damage if proper precautions are not taken in time, the press still tends to over-hype the whole…

Middleburg A Longer Lasting Exterior Siding Option

Over the years, many homeowners have fought to keep their Middleburg home’s exterior siding looking good, but in many cases no matter how hard they try, their home just keeps looking worse. This perpetual deterioration is precisely why Hardie Plank siding was developed.The T-111 And Vinyl Siding ProblemsMany Middleburg homes built between the late seventies…

Sailcloth ColorPlus HardiePlank in Mandarin 32257

This house has a flat faced lap siding (Masonite) which we are installing Sailcloth (color) siding and trim. After the painters initial painting the carpenters prep for new siding. One week later we are finished.

Heathered Moss ColorPlus Hardie Plank 32224

This is a T1-11 siding house we installed, Heathered Moss ColorPlus HardiePlank with White trim. First step, paint the overhangs (soffit and fascia) white to match the trim, also the base of the house to match the siding.  We always pay close attention to detail as it makes all the difference to customer satisfaction! The carpenters arrive…

Screen Walls 32246

One week later we started and finished this one day screen wall job. View from inside.

Bow Window replacement 32277

This customer wanted to replace his rotten wooden bow window, the problem is bow windows are expensive. We removed the bow window and brick then installed PGT series 400 vinyl picture windows. AFTER

Atlantic Beach 32233 Cottage

This cottage was in need of a curb appeal face-lift.  We will be adding a front porch, new windows, hidden vent vinyl Soffit & Fascia and Certainteed Perfection Shingles. The first step is to tear off the old vinyl siding, Next we will install the PGT Vinyl Windows, and prep the wall for siding. Time to frame…

Screen Walls in Hidden Hills

This customer wanted to add screen walls to screen in the Lanai. This is a one day project, we installed a aluminum kick plate and a large dog door.

Cinder block transformation.

This is a fun job! We are installing HardiePlank siding on this block house, using a rainscreen application and  a radiant barrier insulation system. The first thing we do is to remove the window sills.Then we install 1x wood strips. This give us an nailing strip an a way to allow air to flow behind…

How we install window replacements.

This job will be receiving PGT Double hung replacement windows. I prefer to Install windows with a fin “new construction” style for a stronger tighter finish.

Screen & Florida room ROOF options.

All aluminum roof options start with the same basic structure, either an Pan Roof or an Insulated Roof Panel. The manner in which you attach it to your existing structure dictates the shape of the new roof. This one is a low pitch roof attached to the fascia (overhang). The ceiling height is set by…

Exterior Home Tips for Jacksonville

Beautifying your home’s exterior will increase its appeal instantly. There are many easy, inexpensive ways to do this. If you are selling your home, many quick and easy fixes can pay off in a faster sale.But, if you’re going to live in your home for a while, you should seek “beauty treatments” that have enduring…

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Screen & Glass room Kick Plate Options

The kick plate is the lower part of the screen room, it is there to keep water from bouncing off the ground into the screen room, to provide privacy and to keep animals in.  Many different types Kick plate options are available, we can build it with almost any material you desire. Do you have…

Half round window unit

On a standard window replacement using PGT SpectraGuard our customer opted for clear glass over a colonial grid look.

Sun Room 32257

Our customer wanted to a glass Florida room, but his existing screen porch had an non insulated roof and the structure was not adequate to support windows. The decision was to tear it down and start over. The final product is an insulated Sun room with energy efficient windows.

Deer Run Trail 32225

This week we started Deer Run Trail, we are installing ColorPlus HardiePlank Autumn Tan siding and ColorPlus Hardie Trim in Sailcloth, with an accent at the front pop up gable of HardieShingle Straight Edge Notched Panel in their Timber Bark color. We are also installing Variform hidden vent Vinyl soffit & Fascia in the Classic…

Inverness Dr. 32257

We installed ColorPlus HardiePlank using Cobble Stone color. The ColorPlus siding is perfect for the DYI- Do It Yourself Homeowner. This job we installed the Hardie, then the homeowner painted the overhangs (soffit & fascia) saving good $.

Home Exterior Paint Colors in Middleburg

Painting your home’s exterior is a great way to make your home appear brand new. Because every home is different, there may be multiple solutions for choosing the right colors. Sometimes homes have attributes that can either be fixed or flaunted with a good paint job. The colors are the key to a successful exterior home…

Energy Efficient Windows in St. Johns

With energy costs reaching new heights each year, homeowners around the world are searching for ways to make their homes as efficient as possible. There are many ways to achieve energy efficiency, including updating or improving the home’s insulation, utilizing alternative energy sources such as wind or solar, and making a effort to simply use…

Ashbrook Cir N 32225

This middle unit townhouse has Cedar lap siding with a few surprises underneath. We are tearing off the lap, installing new Primed Hardie Plank and Hardie trim. The home Owner painted this one. Sorry for the lack of before picts!

Ashmore Green Drive 32246

We will be installing Sandstone Beige Colorplus HardiePlank, with Arctic White HardieTrim, and Painting the Overhangs and other incidental areas. In progress video- Ashmore Green Drive 32246 video

Green Spring Dr 32246

Directly across from Sandlewood High School, we are siding this attached house with Heathered Moss ColorPlus HardiePlank, Arctic White HardieTrim and White Hidden vent soffit. This picture I want to show off  the Hidden Vent Soffit & Fascia system.

Blackhawk Trail E 32225

I really enjoy building large challenging siding jobs. Blackhawk Trail is just that. We are installing Hardie Plank, painting on site and Installing Hidden Vent Vinyl Soffit & Fascia. This in progress video shows the new primer color for the HZ10 HardiePlank. Left hand side before and after. Left hand side- Video Left hand side- Painting in progress

Sandy Run Lane N 32224

This job is one of the first ColorPlus Hardie jobs that we were able to use multiple products. We are installing ColorPlus HardiePlank on all four sides with a accent of HardieShingle on the front and board-and-batten on part of the back. We also will be installing PGT Vinyl windows on the front and Hidden…

High Plains Dr 32218

This project is going to be a standard screen room addition. We will be adding a new concrete slab poured around the existing slab, and cutting off the overhangs to achieve a taller roof line and add  more roof pitch. In this shot the slab has been completed, the overhangs are in removed, construction of the room…

Pgt Series 400 Simulated Divided Lite

PGT makes a great looking vinyl window designed to look like a true divided lite, just like old wood windows.  PGT calls this feature Classic simulated divided lite – 1″ ogee muntin on theexterior, flat muntin on the interior and grids between glass. This window is a 400 series single hung, that meets all criteria…

Adding a Screen Room is a Great Investment

Installing a Jacksonville screened-in room is an incredible way to enhance your porch’s environment, allowing you to enjoy the outdoors more comfortably, protect your porch’s furniture, and enhance the value of your home. For some people, an awning is all they need to enjoy their porch more. But others prefer to make a bigger investment and convert…

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