Maintenance & Repair
Home Maintenance Services
Your Birmingham home must stand up to a lot. Constant wear from the
elements and your family can take its toll over a lifetime leaving your
home looking dull and outdated. Frequent home repairs and maintenance
can keep your home in great condition. Sharp Remodeling Birmingham’s full line of
services includes home maintenance services.
Exterior Surface Maintenance – Your home’s exterior
surface can take a beating from Alabama’s harsh weather. From winter
snows to springtime severe weather, your home must withstand a broad
range of elements. Seasonal maintenance and repairs can prevent future
damage that can be costly. Sharp Remodeling Birmingham provides a variety of
exterior surface maintenance and repairs services to keep your home in
good condition. Our surface cleaning services will remove grimy buildup
that can leave your home looking dirty. If your home’s exterior surfaces
are looking dull, we will add a fresh coat of paint to brighten up your
Maintain Vigilant Roofing Repairs – A new roof can
be a costly repair. Frequent maintenance can help extend the life of
your roof saving you money on expensive repairs. Sharp Remodeling Birmingham will
look for loose shingles and other common issues that can lead to
extensive damage if left unattended.
Without home maintenance services, your home will degrade in comfort,
appearance and value. Preserve your home through Sharp Remodeling Birmingham’s
maintenance and repair services.
Not sure where to start? Sharp Remodeling Birmingham offers area homeowners a
free, 17-point maintenance survey to assess your home needs and provide
you with real answers to your maintenance and repair questions. We’ll
even provide you with a written summary of what needs attention and
what’s a high priority so that you can direct your effort and budget to
the highest return items.
Contact us today at 205-369-1836 to let us get
to work for you.
Trade Secrets and Tips
your remodeling project as an opportunity to add value without spending
foolishly - to live better and contribute to your nest egg.
a contractor into the process early on, when you're developing a design
and coming up with a budget. In effect, you'll have the services of a
professional cost consultant who can make suggestions on keeping your
- Consult with your tax adviser
if your remodeling project includes upgrading insulation, windows,
lighting, and heating and air-conditioning equipment, or adding
alternative-energy products. You may qualify for tax credits that help
offset the cost of construction.
- Get the floor plan
right first. Your floor plan and elevations represent the cake;
designer details are the icing. Remain authentic in style and
consistent in scale. Good taste always looks more expensive - and
usually cost less.
- See if you can achieve your
remodeling goals without the expense of moving plumbing locations and
bearing walls. It's better to save your money for finishes.
you don't have a designer's eye, work within the color schemes offered
by a particular brand of pain to achieve subtle, harmonious variety from
room to room.
- With so many choices on the
market today, it pays to narrow your selection criteria. Before
settling on specifics such as wall colors and tile patterns, chose
product lines within your price range and then select from this
- If you have a green building
materials supplier in your area, check out the range of attractive
ecological products now available. These include linoleum, cork, slate,
recycled glass tile, bamboo, clay plaster and paper based fiber
composites. Beyond their environmental advantages, these surfaces bring unusual textures and colors into the home.
average house might cost about $50 to weatherize, but you can expect to
save two to three times that much in energy savings in just one heating
- A wood-burning fireplace may be
heartwarming, but it actually has a cooling effect overall, potentially
accounting for 15 percent of a home's heat loss. When not in use, the
flue should be sealed off.
- For a quick calculation
of just how much you would save by reducing air leaks and upgrading
insulation, deduct 30 percent from your yearly utility costs.
packing for a vacation, don't forget the thermostat. Most newer models
have a vacation setting that allows you to scale back energy use for
the time you will be away. Once you're back home, you can restore your
normal settings with the push of a button.
number of blades in a ceiling fan is unimportant. In fact, some of the
most effective fans only have two. A more important consideration is
the pitch or angle of the blades. To move a good volume of air, look
for blades with a pitch of at least 12 degrees.
water and you'll save electricity. That's because reduced water
consumption will mean less work for your water heater. The bonus is
water bill savings.
- To have your home make a good
first impression, pay attention to the front door. It gives visitors a
visual and tactile experience. Keep the door freshly painted in a
diverting color, and splurge a bit on a high-quality handle.
you weigh the decision about whether to replace exterior doors, keep
the potential energy savings in mind. New doors with a wood or
fiberglass exterior and an insulated core can achieve levels of energy
efficiency unmatchable with traditional frame-and-panel units.
to the energy saved by replacing appliances with efficient models, you
can get a better return by investing in highly efficient windows.
install a sealed storm window over leaded glazing on a sunny side of
the house, or the resulting high temperatures may melt the lead.
ceilings draw the eye upward and create a sense of height, while dark
ceilings tend to keep the focus on the room's walls, furnishings and
- When planning the lighting of your
home, think like a photographer. Use light not only to see by also to
illuminate objects (and people) in the best possible way.
doors open wide for handicap access, and you don't have to worry about
having enough room to park a wheelchair within the arc of a swinging
- When choosing baseboard, height makes a
greater impression than thickness. If you are on a tight budget, select
tall profiles on the thin side.
- Mounted soap dispensers are a handy feature to have
by the sink and it reduces clutter. You might install two: one for hand
soap and the other for dish washing liquid.
Need some advice
on how to bring all the pieces into a harmonious whole?
Sharp Remodeling Birmingham
Call today: 205-369-1836