Is your home ready for the winter?

When the outdoors are cold, you want to stay warm indoors. Keeping your house warm and cozy during the wintertime means more than just a well-working furnace. You must also keep that warm air in and the cold air out. Check out these suggestions for keeping your home energy efficient.

Replace old windows and doors with energy-efficient ones

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Outdated windows and doors allow unwanted cold drafts to enter your home.  The simplest and most energy-efficient solution would be to replace these windows and doors with newer ones.  Windows and doors on the market today are double or triple-paned to keep the cold out during the winter and the hot out during the summer.

If you want a more budget-friendly option, try installing a glaze or film over your windows.  Instead of replacing your doors, you could install storm doors which will add an extra layer of insulation from the cold. If you are not sure what your windows and doors need, call a professional for a consultation.

Seal doors and windows to prevent drafts

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When doors and windows are not properly sealed, cold drafts can affect the temperature in your home.  Doors and windows should be sufficiently insulated with the proper sealant and weather stripping. 

Sealing windows could be as simple as caulking the gaps around the frame or ensuring that windows are able to latch and close properly.  Exterior doors should have weather stripping around the edges to seal the door from the outside air.  Rotten or worn-out weather-stripping can make your house lose a lot of warmth during the cold season.

Properly insulate your home

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If it seems as though your heating unit struggles with warming your home, there could be a problem with the insulation in your home.  You will want to make sure that the attic and crawl spaces of your home are evenly insulated.  You may even consider adding extra insulation to your attic since hot air rises and can escape through the attic.  

Another consideration for insulating your home is to install insulated vinyl siding. Not only would this be a great way to make your home more energy efficient it can also add a new look to your home. If insulated vinyl siding is not in your budget, try replacing your rigid foam insulation with one that has a higher insulation factor.

It is important to make sure that your home is properly winterized before or during the cold season. The upfront cost for replacing windows, doors, and siding or to maintain proper insulation can save you money in the long run. Save money on your heating bill during the winter months, contact us today for a free consultation.

Remodeling a Veranda into a Closed-in Porch

Enclosed porches make spending outdoors more comfortable all year round. During the summer, a screened porch allows you to get fresh air and enjoy nature without the annoyance of the hot sun or biting insects.  When the weather gets colder these covered porches provide some warmth from the bitter cold.

Jeremak’s latest project involved converting a 12 x 12  deck into a 12 x 16 screened-in porch with composite flooring and a gable roof.  These projects are very technical and timely but the results are worth it.  The transformation came out beautiful and our customer couldn’t wait to adorn the area with furniture.  Check out our before and after pictures below.

Whether you are transforming your porch into a portico or enclosing your veranda, we can help make your remodel a reality. Contact us today for your free consultation.

Home Improvement Projects for the Fall

With the biggest holiday season on its way, fall is the perfect time for those interior remodeling projects. Whether you are preparing for a big family get-together or playing it safe with your immediate family at your house, you will want your home looking its best. Let’s take a look at some ideas for any budget.

New Flooring

If you are considering new flooring before guests step foot in your home, there are a variety of options to fit your budget needs.  The type of flooring you choose will depend on where it will be placed, how durable you need it, and how much you want to spend.

  • Laminate Flooring: Can be used in any room; Inexpensive, easy to maintain but not as durable as the flooring it replicates i.e. hardwood or tile
  • Hardwood Flooring: Can be used in any room; Expensive but durable
  • Linoleum and vinyl sheets: Best for the kitchen and bathroom areas; water resistant, inexpensive but vulnerable to tearing
  • Ceramic or Porcelain Tile: Best for the kitchen and bathroom areas; water resistant and durable but more expensive

Open Floor Plans

Taking out the wall between your living room and dining room can open up space to accommodate large gatherings and can make the best remodeling project for the holidays.  Although this renovation project is costly, it also adds more value to your home. It is important to have a professional help you with this project due to the technicality and skill level of the work.

Chair Rail Molding

Adding a 3 foot high trim molding along walls makes a beautiful and functional option for bare walls.  Chair rail molding can make walls look elegant and more eye appealing.  They also provide some protection against scuffs and dings made by furniture close to the wall.

Kitchen Countertops

The kitchen gets a lot of attention during the holiday season. Not only are you entertaining in the kitchen but you are also cooking and preparing meals for guests.  If you need more counter space, a kitchen island may be a great solution. Depending on the space, an island can also provide additional seating for guests. If counter space is not an issue in your kitchen, you may consider an update to your countertop with granite, marble, chop block, or polished cement.  A least expensive option would be to resurface old countertops with an epoxy coating.

Is your home ready for the holidays? If not, now is a great time to start preparing. We can help by finding the project that fits your budget and also makes your house look nice and welcoming. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Not Your Average Handyman

As a small domestic renovation team, we tackle a variety of home improvement projects. But the one factor that sets us apart from other small handyman services is the pride we take in our work. We do more than just throw together wood with a hammer and nails and we don’t cut corners. We transform spaces with precise craftsmanship and attention to detail. 

Here is what sets us apart from our competitors:

Family-Owned and Operated

We keep it all in the family which means that our quality and professionalism remain consistent.  Moreover, we only have one team, which means that your job gets the focus of the owner and the entire work crew.  Another benefit of our family operation is the relationship that we bond with our customers. We treat our client families with the same care that we would want others to treat our family. 

Our Work is Our Art

Quality means the most to us. Not only do we want your renovation to be long-lasting and functional, but we also want it to be beautiful. We take careful consideration of every measurement and cut so that the finishing result is seamless and aesthetically pleasing.

Flexibility

We work hard to ensure flexibility in our pricing and scheduling.  If we can find a way to save you money without sacrificing quality, we will offer you those options. Once we have agreed on the price and scope of work, we will work around your schedule which means you control the day and time most convenient to you.  

Honesty

We are always forthcoming when it comes to our services. We will never try to sell you on what doesn’t need to be done. Furthermore, we will never charge you for anything without your knowledge and approval. You can rest easy with our transparent procedures and service accountability.

We are confident that you will appreciate our dedication to getting the job done right. In fact, we guarantee our workmanship with a 3-month warranty which means that if anything goes wrong with the work that we have done, we will fix it for free. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

Payment Updates

Jeremak Handyman Services offers a variety of convenient payment options. We accept cash, check and credit card. We can also process apple pay and google pay. Please, note that there is a 2.7% fee for credit card payments.

Our payment schedule for handyman services are simple and straight forward. For jobs totaling more than $1000, a 50% down payment may be required so that we can acquire the proper materials and supplies to begin your job. Final payment is due at the completion of the job.

If you would like more information on our payment options or payment schedules, please send us a message or call us at 706-424-5585.