Erie Construction Co., Erie Construction Mid West
Month: August, 2013
Why Waste your Money? Make a SMART Home Investment
| August 26, 2013 | 4:05 PM | Uncategorized | No comments

In this economy it only makes sense to choose home improvements that are smart investments. You know, the ones that carry large ROI’s. (Returns on Investment.)  Home improvement experts say kitchen improvement are always smart.  Buyers love up-to-date kitchens! Next up, master bedrooms are also wise investments. Now,  more than ever, people view the master bedroom as a retreat, and improvements here can increase your comfort as well as your bottom line. Upgrades such as walk–in closets, fireplaces and vaulted ceilings can set your home apart from others in the neighborhood while still keeping your investment sound.

Bathrooms. If you don’t have one, consider adding an attached master bathroom or improving the one you have. Simple things like a new vanity, lighting or mirrors can go a long way toward making your bathroom an inviting place. Also, don’t forget paint. Nothing shows a home’s age faster than peeling paint and dings in the baseboards. Painting the inside and the outside can make an older home look new again and give everything a finished look. As a bonus, this is one improvement that is easy to do yourself.

Now let’s get energy efficient and really save some money. Buying new windows is right up there with probably one of the biggest home improvement projects you can make. It’s also one of the smartest. Did you know that research shows that new, energy efficient replacement windows will give you one of the biggest ROI’s (return on investment) than most other home improvement projects?  Expect to get back around 80% of what you invested. Energy efficient vinyl siding, gutters and bathroom and kitchen remodeling are all big investments. The good news is that they are also among the smartest. Residential roofing is also shown to impress potential buyers and give you a nice ROI.

Another improvement that is extremely smart is your roof. If you truly want a worry free roof that will withstand any weather condition, metal is for you. Metal isn’t just for commercial buildings anymore. It is available as a panel or shingle for residential applications. Shingles are made to look like other materials and panels offer clean lines. Metal panels are lightweight, yet strong enough to withstand severe weather, and snow easily slides off the roof. Finally, a metal roof lasts longer, conserves energy, and requires virtually no maintenance. Many are even investing in a metal roof  because it lasts three times as long and is by far the most durable. Local realtors say, another great perk is that investing in metal can drastically increase the resale value of your home. Stick with the top home improvement list and it will be money well spent. Erie Construction, of Evansville Indiana is a trusted leader in the industry because we offer the highest quality product at fair and honest prices. We would love the chance to come out and show you why metal is such a smart investment both for commercial and residential properties.

FROM Windows to Roofing: Buyers WANT Energy Efficient Homes
| August 19, 2013 | 3:53 PM | Metal Roof | No comments

We all know the housing market isn’t the strongest its ever been. With that said, it’s important to know what buyers want. Especially if you ever want to sell your home and get a respectable price for it.  A new study recently released by NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) shows that buyers are after energy efficiency.  The top most wanted features involve saving energy:  94% of home buyers want energy-star rated appliances, 91% want an energy-star rating for the whole home, 89% want energy-star rated windows, and 88% want ceiling fans. Also, on the outside, if the home has siding, it better be high quality energy efficient, vinyl siding.

Roofing is another area of the home that can make or break the deal. If you have asphalt shingles, buyers know they are probably going to have to replace them sooner than later. In fact, asphalt only lasts a measly 10-15 years before a new roof is need. Local realtors say metal roofing is definitely picking up steam not just for commercial buildings but for residential as well. Buyers know that metal roofing can withstand high winds and will likely last a lifetime. It is also practically maintenance-free. The practical advantages of metal is that it makes your home safer in harsh weather and can significantly cut down on your energy bills.

Advantages to Metal Roofing:

*Proven performance expectation of 50+ years
*Beautiful styles to match any home or neighborhood
*Interlocking panels for maximum wind resistance
*Fire resistance
*Energy efficiency by keeping homes cooler
*Low weight to help preserve structural integrity and life

Here at Erie Construction of Evansville, Indiana we are a trusted leader in the industry because we offer the highest quality product at fair and honest prices. If you are tired of messing with your old, asphalt roof we would love to come out and show you why energy efficient metal is quickly becoming the new “go to” material in roofing.

Invest in the LAST Roof You’ll Ever Need
| August 12, 2013 | 1:35 PM | Advantages of a Metal Roof | No comments

Asphalt roofing is definitely a popular roofing option, there’s no disputing that.  It’s readily available and its cheap. With that said, metal roofing is picking up steam. Not just for commercial use but residential as well. Metal roofs are a super smart roofing option because it provides energy savings, beauty, and protection for your home that can last a lifetime. Residential metal roofs are available in a wide variety of design to complement any style home.

Aside from energy savings, by choosing  metal, you’ll save money and do your part for the environment. Conventional roofing products, including asphalt shingles, contribute an estimated 20 billion pounds of waste to U.S. landfills annually! Metal can often be installed over an existing roof, eliminating the cost and eco-impact of tear-off and disposal.

Metal roofs now utilizes reflective pigment technology, which results in overall home energy efficiency, and lower utility bills. In addition, metal is made from 30-60% recycled material. While your neighbors may re-roof their home many times, metal will likely be the last roof you’ll ever need. Resistant to cracking, shrinking and eroding, metal can also withstand extreme weather conditions including heavy snow loads, hail storms and wildfires. Local home inspectors say metal may cost more initially, but it will probably be the last roof you’ll ever need. When you do the math, you’re actually saving a great deal of money. Think about it, with asphalt, you have to replace your roof every 10-15 years.  Erie Construction, of Evansville, Indiana is a trusted leader in the industry and can show you why so many homeowners are rushing to go metal.

Choose the Only Roofing Material that Withstands any Weather Condition
| August 5, 2013 | 3:24 PM | Metal Roof | No comments

No one wants to hear that its time to replace their roof. It’s right up there with you have foundations problems. Not fun! Replacing the roof of a home is one of the most expensive residential improvement projects. But, the cost to repair the home if the roof is not replaced can be much worse. If you want to replace your roof every 10-15 years then an asphalt roof is for you. Don’t want one that has issues every time it storms and needs to be replaced after a measly 10-15 years, then you should look into a metal roof.

Metal is becoming more popular because many homeowners are catching on that metal holds up to any weather condition and will most likely be the last roof you’ll ever need. The major problem with asphalt is that anytime there is severe weather including high winds, you will have damaged shingles. Many times they will blow off.

Materials like copper, aluminum, zinc, and stainless steel are used in metal roofs. Resistance to hail, wind, flame sparks, and fire makes metal roofing a preferred alternative. Think about it, with metal you will never have to worry about your roof when it storms. Bottom line, metal stands the test of time. Inspectors say, a metal roof is likely the last roof you’ll ever need. Erie Construction of Evansville, Indiana is a trusted leader in the industry and would love to show you why our product is superior to all the rest.