Friday, January 23, 2015

3 Hardwood Flooring Trends for 2015

We're nearly a full month into 2015. Have you thought about which designs and styles will be popular this year? It's certainly been on our minds here at Superior Windowland. Below, we take a look at three hardwood flooring trends for 2015.

1. Reclaimed wood

The beautiful thing about reclaimed hardwood floors is that they're hand-crafted, piece by piece. This type of flooring has become more and more popular, not just because it's beautiful, but also because it's sustainable. Whether reclaimed from barns of rural structures, it's guaranteed to look stunning. Definitely keep an eye out for an increase in this type of flooring in 2015.

2. Grey colors

According to the National Hardware Show, grey is at the top of design trends for floors. This will only continue into 2015. Grey hardwood flooring might sound limiting, but color selections vary "from soft neutrals to bolder, more contemporary looks."

3. Luxury vinyl

OK, maybe we're cheating a bit here. But today's luxury vinyl flooring is a far cry from the peel-and-stick material that used to be popular in homes. Today, luxury vinyl flooring is designed to look just like the real thing for a fraction of the price. Learn more about luxury vinyl options in this HGTV slideshow.

What other hardwood flooring trends do you think will be big in 2015? Share your thoughts with Superior Windowland on Facebook, Twitter and Google+! Don't forget to check us out on the web to learn about our hardwood flooring options.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Why You Don't Have to Replace All of Your Windows at the Same Time

If some of your home's windows are on their way out, you may be tempted to bite the bullet and replace them all at once. However, it's important to balance the appearance of your house with your budget. If you simply can't afford to replace every window in your home, don't fret. Here's why you don't have to replace all of your windows at the same time:

1. It's a big investment

Quite frankly, the first reason you don't have to change every window at once is because it's going to cost a lot of money. Anyone who doesn't understand that is just crazy! A good window designer and installer will guide you through the process and break it down into manageable steps.

2. You can replace the windows on one side/level

You can always replace the windows of just one side or level of your home. In fact, according to Family Handyman, "Often the windows on one side of a house deteriorate much faster than the others." Doing so will save you some money, but also maintain a degree of consistency. 

3. We'll provide designs that maintain your home's architectural integrity 

Just because you can't keep your windows exactly uniform, doesn't mean it can't still look good. Superior Windowland can turn this problem into a solution. We love adding a touch of style by replacing original windows with newer, fresher ones.

As you can see, you really don't have to replace all of your windows at the same time. Whether you're saving up or don't feel comfortable making such a big purchase, we get it. Contact Superior Windowland at (203) 948-7770 to learn more. Plus, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Google+ for more tips!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

How to Prevent Woodpeckers from Damaging Siding

Woodpeckers use their beaks to hammer into trees for a variety of reasons, from attracting mates to searching for food. Unfortunately for some homeowners, certain types of siding look a whole lot like trees. According to Colorado State University, "Woodpeckers cause property damage by drilling holes in wood and synthetic stucco siding and eaves, and are an annoyance when hammering or 'drumming' on houses." Here's how to prevent woodpeckers from damaging your siding:

Set up visual repellents. For example, attaching a 7.5-inch makeup mirror (with the enlarging lens facing out) will scare woodpeckers. Alternatively, you could set up a hawk silhouette mobile, which will frighten woodpeckers. Get step-by-step directions here.

Make loud noises. You'll have to experiment to determine what works best, but some woodpeckers are scared away by something as simple as yelling. You can also try banging on pots and pans or playing with toy cap guns.

Apply sticky bird repellents. These create tacky footing, which discourages some woodpeckers from landing. However, proceed with caution: Some repellents may stain wood when temperatures rise. It's recommended that you test it on an inconspicuous area beforehand.

For more ways to prevent woodpeckers from damaging siding, read this thorough guide from the Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management.

If your siding is damaged beyond repair, dial (203) 948-7770 to get in touch with a Superior Windowland technician. We'll help you find the right siding for your style and budget. You can rely on the siding of your choice to be installed in a superior manor with your expectations exceeded!

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

New Photos of Our Showroom

We've previously discussed why it's so important to stop by our showroom. To help entice you, we'd like to show you new photos of our showroom! Below you'll get a taste of what to expect when you visit Superior Windowland's showroom at 3 Simm Lane in Newtown, Connecticut:

1. Windows

Superior Windowland offers a wide array of windows. Whether you're looking for a beautiful piece of furniture or would like to improve your home's energy efficiency, we've got the window for you. Here are some of the windows on display at our showroom:

2. Flooring

We at Superior Windowland have great relationships with many fine flooring manufacturers. Our team will be happy to help you put together the perfect solution for your flooring needs. Take a look at some of the flooring options you'll see when you stop by:

3. Doors

The experts of Superior Windowland have years of experience in installation and sales of all types of doors. Entry doors enhance the overall beauty and efficiency of your home. Below are a couple of the doors we have on display:

4. Siding

From wood clapboard and wood shakes to fiber cement and vinyl siding — there is not a project we can't do. Visit our showroom to get a better idea of the types of siding Superior Windowland will install. Here's just a taste:

So join us at 3 Simm Lane in Newtown, Connecticut, to tour our showroom and see all of your options up-close. Have questions for Superior Windowland? Feel free to give us a call at (203) 948-7770. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Google+ for more tips!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

3 Ways We Can Make Over Your Home in the New Year

It's 2015, but by looking at your outdated home you'd think it's 1985. Superior Windowland can help bring you up to date to not only improve your home's look, but make it more energy-efficient. Here are three ways we can make over your home in the New Year:

1. Roofing

A beautiful roof can enhance your home's curb appeal and boost its value. If your roof is looking tired, turn to us! Superior Windowland's roofing crew is expertly trained in roof installation. Material options include asphalt shingles, wooden shingles or shakes, tile, slate, metal, and copper. Our experts will help you choose the best options for your home to keep the need for repairs and maintenance to a minimum.

2. Siding

According to This Old House, "...[E]xterior improvements still lead the pack in terms of biggest bang for the buck, with siding and windows paying you back over 75 percent of their cost upon resale." Updating your home's siding is a worthwhile investment that makes your house look better. Other benefits of having Superior Windowland install new siding include:

  • Durable climate protection for your home
  • Low maintenance
  • Enhanced curb appeal
  • Increased home value
  • Reduced energy costs with insulated siding
3. Flooring

Redoing your floors is a great way to give your house's interior a makeover. We at Superior Windowland have a relationship with many fine flooring products. Is it time to rip up those old carpets and finally put in hardwood floors? From design, to product selection, to final installation — Superior Windowland has the expertise to complete your project seamlessly!

With Superior Windowland, you can give your home the makeover it deserves in 2015! We also specialize in windows, doors, insulation and gutters -- all of which can make your home a happier, healthier and prettier. Call us today at (203) 948-7770 for a free estimate. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Google+ for more tips!