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810, 2021

What Is Composite Decking?

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What is Composite Decking? When it comes to decks, composite decking is quickly becoming the go-to alternative. But what is composite decking and why is it so popular? Composite decking is a man-made product that is a mixture of wood fibers, plastics, and a small number of bonding agents. This mixture is then heated and formed into board-shaped lengths and then cooled. The end result is boards that require far less maintenance than traditional wood [...]

3009, 2021

What Are Crown Moldings?

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What Is a Crown Molding? Crown molding is a decorative element that is installed where the wall meets the ceiling. Molding typically comes in wood or plaster, but you can find it in other materials such as polyurethane as well. You've probably seen baseboard molding or molding around doors and windows, but crown molding adds something extra to a room. Crown molding creates a sophisticated addition to almost any space. No matter the style you [...]

2209, 2021

What is the Best Type of Replacement Windows for My Older Home?

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There are many advantages to replacing old windows. They can enhance the look of your home, eliminate drafts and make your home quieter by keeping out outside noises out. The double-hung windows available today make it much easier to maintain and clean than the windows you find in many older homes. Today installed replacement windows in Syracuse come in many different styles, colors, and framing materials. The latest innovations and technology produce windows that combine [...]

2708, 2021

Common Roof Leaks

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When it comes to Syracuse area home repairs, keeping your roof in top shape is crucial. Your roof keeps your family safe, warm, and dry. Any homeowner that has had a leaky roof will tell you how much of a headache it is. The water damage to ceilings and walls can be extensive, and expensive to repair. Sometimes finding the source of a leak is easy, but far too often it is a difficult process [...]

1208, 2021

What Goes into A High-Quality Deck?

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Deck Planning Proper planning is essential when it comes to high-quality deck construction. You have to look at the shape and size and the materials that will be used. The planning stage is the perfect time to let your contractor know about anything you want to add to the project. The project should be thoroughly planned out from the materials to the smallest details so the deck you envision is the deck you get. Talk [...]

1507, 2021

Picking an Asphalt Shingle Roof Color

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Asphalt shingles remain king as the most commonly used material for residential home roofing in Syracuse and central new york. Its popularity comes from affordable price and versatility in both aesthetics and design. Asphalt shingles also have a wide color palette when compared to their counterparts. Your shingles should match your structure and personal taste. The right color can have a big impact on the look of your home, adding both curb appeal and thereby [...]

1606, 2021

Are There Advantages of Having A Deck with Cable Railings?

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When considering  deck construction projects, there is a lot more to it than just calling someone up to book a time. You need to think about a lot of design features to make sure the deck you get is the deck you have dreamed about having. One of the main features of a deck is the railing. Not only is this a design feature but it also provides the safety you need so you want [...]

1205, 2021

Sealing Your Deck in Syracuse

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Your deck is an extension of your home and a place where you will undoubtedly spend a lot of time during the summer season. It is also a part of your home that requires maintenance and care more than any other part of your home. If you have a natural wood deck then it is important for you to treat your deck frequently by sealing it. If you want to preserve the all-natural look of [...]

2804, 2021

Composite Decks vs. Natural Wood Decks

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You’re thinking about having a new deck, but what type of materials should you use? Today there is composite decking and natural wood and both offer distinct advantages and disadvantages when you are building a new deck for your home. Deck Maintenance There is a lot of beauty and character arrived from natural wood decks, but they do require a lot of work to maintain. You can plan on spending from 16 to 32 hours [...]

503, 2021

Choices to Make When Thinking About A New Deck

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A deck offers your home a wonderful place to entertain with friends and family, a nice place to relax or to dine outdoors, or to just sit enjoy your own backyard. If you are thinking of adding a deck or replacing an old worn-out deck, you will have to think like a designer and an architect. You will have to consider the type of decking materials and the type of railings that will be used. [...]

2402, 2021

How to Identify and Prevent Snow Damage to Your Roof

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When you live in the Syracuse and upstate New York area, your home is subjected to all sorts of extreme weather. From hot and humid summers to brutally cold and windy winters. Snow and ice in the winter months is something many of us look forward to if you enjoy skiing and ice skating. This type of weather doesn’t make your roof very happy though. Snow and ice are particularly hard on roofing surfaces and [...]

1102, 2021

Benefits of Adding A Deck to Your Home

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A deck & patio is more than just a place to sit in your backyard. It’s an extension of your home. They are typically made of wood, composite wood, or vinyl-like Trex. Some of the building materials used for deck construction is Pressure-treated timber Redwood and cedar Tropical hardwoods Composites Aluminum A deck can add value to your home and offer you more to do at home. At Empire State Pros we have years of [...]

2411, 2020

Finished Basement Remodeling Tips

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Basement Remodeling & Renovations So, your home has a basement that is nothing more than a catch-all or a place you go to do laundry. With a finished basement, you can add more value to your home and create a space that is more functional for you and your family. Before you remodel your basement, talk to an experienced basement remodeling & home remodeling contractor who can help you see the future use of that [...]

2910, 2020

Factors that Influence the Cost of a Home Renovation

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Syracuse Home Remodeling & Renovations: A Look at Cost Influences When you own a home there can be several factors that make you realize the space you have is not enough. Perhaps your family is getting bigger or you simply want more room to spread out. A better alternative than moving and going through all that hassle is to simply do a home addition to create the space you want. Empire State Professionals has helped [...]

1310, 2020

Roof Repair vs. Roof Replacement in Syracuse & Central NY

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Home and business owners are often undecided about whether to replace or repair a roof. Depending on the age and condition of your roof both options are viable. We will talk about when it’s the right time to repair or replace your roof. When is Repairing My Roof the Best Option? Here are some factors you should consider if you are contemplating replacing or repairing the roof of your home. Slight damage instances: There are [...]

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