Is there a bathroom that you pretty much avoid because you have the world’s ugliest bathtub? If you answered yes, then we here at CBI OKC can help. If your bathtub is full of stains, cracks and other blemishes that you can never get out or cover up we have your affordable, fast and perfect solution. Our bath liners are made right here in the U. S.A. and are made from a very durable acrylic. No need for a messy tear out. Our bath liners are custom fit over your existing tub to ensure that you get a perfect fit, free from any gaps and leaks. Our durable acrylic materials will never peel, crack, mold or mildew. They are super simple to keep clean and sparkling. Just use a warm soapy sponge and wipe clean. It’s that simple. Most of the time we can transform your old grungy tub into a beautiful tub you look forward to using in as little as one day.
By this time in your bathtub remodeling research, you have probably heard about bathtub reglazing. Here at CBI OKC, reglazing is not something we do or have any desire to do. Reglazing may look good for a few months, but it is just a band-aid fix because reglazing is just temporary.
Reglazing coatings are not even close to being as durable as your original tub enamel or porcelain finish. It is also not as strong as your original bathtub and is not impact and chip resistant. There’s just not enough advantages to reglazing for us. We would love to come out and take a look at your old bathtub. We will show you all of the designer colors and styles our bath liners are available in. Together, we will come up with the perfect solution to transform your ugly tub into a beautiful focal point in your bathroom. We know our bath liners are of the highest quality in the industry, which is why we back them with a Lifetime Guarantee. Truly, the only thing you have to lose is your ugly tub.
The reputation of metal roofs has carried quite a stigma over the years due to several common misconceptions. These misconceptions have led many homeowners to completely ignore metal as a roofing option. We’d like to clear the air today by covering what we find to be the top three metal roof myths so you, a homeowner, can objectively identify what we consider to be one of the best roofing options available.
Limited styles/unattractive aesthetic
One of the first things homeowners think of when it comes to any type of home improvement is aesthetic and style. That’s why roofing styles like tile and shake have dominated in popularity while other options, like metal, have struggled. Many homeowners typically think old, rustic, or rundown when they hear the term metal roof. However, this could not be further from the truth. Modern metal roofing is available in many styles, including traditional vertical seam, metal tile, metal shake, metal shingles, stone-coated, and a variety of others. Each of our metal roof varieties is available in a number of colors as well. This makes them perfect for enhancing or accenting the style of your home.
Increased Noise Level
The myth that metal roofs inherit increased noise levels when it rains has plagued them throughout their existence. It’s easy to imagine rain beating down on metal making more noise than if it were raining on asphalt. Fortunately, the age and strength of this myth doesn’t take away from the fact that it’s just a myth. Metal roofs are actually no louder than a standard asphalt shingle roof. They’re even quoted as being quieter since metal roofs are often installed over an existing shingle roof or are accompanied by a solid sheathing attached to the underlayment.
Prone to Lightning Strikes
This is one of the more far-fetched myths surrounding metal roofs. The lightning strike myth stems from the common knowledge that metal is a strong electrical conductor. However, its conductive property doesn’t mean lightning is any more attracted to your home. Lightning has a strong tendency to strike the tallest object around. Unless your home is the tallest object or structure during a lightning storm, the potential for a strike is not very high regardless of roof style.
Now that we’ve addressed these mythical metal roofing concerns, it’s time to briefly discuss some metal roofing benefits. Perhaps the greatest benefit of a metal roof is its longevity. Metal roofs have been quoted to last 50+ years. Their qualities of endurance and durability often translate to never having to fully replace your roof again. A secondary benefit is that they aid in your home’s overall energy efficiency. That’s not to say a metal roof by itself will dramatically reduce the energy consumption of your home but they do tend to perform better than asphalt roofs under the same circumstance. This can largely be attributed to its reflective quality. To learn more about what makes metal roofing a great option, contact CBI OKC today!
Energy efficient windows have to be a priority for your home, especially during these cold winter months. Windows that are old, worn, or damaged can severely reduce the amount of comfort you feel in your home by letting conditioned air leak out of your home all day long. That’s why routinely maintaining or replacing your windows should be at the top of your list for home improvements. It’s also a good idea to take into consideration what features can make windows even more energy efficient. This is especially important since there are so many features available.
· Multi-Pane Construction: Multi-pane construction is practically a standard when it comes to energy efficient window construction. Multi-pane window systems provide additional barriers of glass and thermal breaks between the panes that aid in obstructing heat transfer into and out of the home.
· Insulating Gas Fills: An accompanying feature of multi-pane window systems is the potential for insulating gas fills. Gas is vacuumed sealed in between panes to provide yet another layer of insulation between your home’s interior and the outside. The types of gases most often used are Argon and Krypton, with Krypton being the premium choice due to its density.
· Low-E Glass: Insulated windows use Low-E Glass, which is a thin film made of several layers of low emissivity transparent coatings. The thin film helps reduce the amount of light and heat transferred into and out of your home. Different types of Low-E coatings are used on different window brands so it’s important to consult a window expert before investing in a brand of Low-E insulated windows.
· Multi-Chamber Frames: The multi-chambered frame design is usually found in vinyl windows. The unique design of a multi-chambered frame creates multiple spaces within the frame in which dead, drafts, and other airflow types get trapped to create a thermal break. The thermal break helps reduce heat transfer into and out of your home, giving you a more comfortable home interior all year long.
· Spacers: Spacers are an integral part of multi-pane window constructions. They are used to help keep any insulating gas from leaking out of the construction and keep the glass from moving out of place when the frame expands or contracts due to extreme weather conditions. Many types of spacers are on the market so it’s important to research which type of spacer works best. A good starting point is to stay away from windows using a metal/aluminum spacer.
The above energy efficient window components have the potential to help immensely when it comes to energy efficiency in your home. Another great indicator of highly energy efficient windows is the Blue Energy Star label. If the windows you’re looking at have this label, then you can rest assured that it has exceeded government standards for energy efficiency. To learn more about how replacement windows can improve your home, contact CBI OKC today!
Replacing the siding of your home is one of the better investments you can make as a homeowner. New siding gives your home an update in beauty, style, and energy efficiency. Here at CBI OKC, we want to ensure that you find the perfect fit for your home. Several siding types exist from which you can choose, so it’s important to make sure that you know what you’re looking at. Today, we’re going to briefly go over the different siding types so you can make an informed decision.
Vinyl siding is possibly the most popular choice in the industry. This is mostly because it is often regarded as the most affordable option and it doesn’t sacrifice quality. It’s made using a vinyl polymer that creates a product of exceptional durability and beauty. Additionally, vinyl siding requires little maintenance and never requires painting since the color is ingrained in the panels.
We’re so confident in vinyl that we carry a special type of vinyl composite siding fused together with an insulated foam backing. The additional backing helps to keep the interior of your home at a comfortable temperature throughout the year. The foam backer also provides increased exterior noise reduction, durability, a fuller aesthetic, and an elimination of unsightly seams.
The greatest benefit of wood siding is its unmatched beauty steeped in strong tradition. Wood siding has many species from which you can choose, each with a distinct and rich look. Unfortunately, wood siding is one of the more expensive siding types available. It costs more to produce and requires more time. Another drawback is that it calls for a greater investment of your time once it is installed due to its high maintenance requirements and it is more susceptible to pest infestation.
Fiber cement siding is made using a composition of sand, cement, and cellulose fibers. It’s known for its strength, durability, and resistance to pests. Other beneficial features it holds are rot resistance, impact resistance, and fire resistance. The downside is it tends to be more expensive when compared to its vinyl composite cousin that offers many of the same benefits. Another disadvantage of this type of siding is the requirements of painting and other maintenance details as time passes.
Aluminum siding was once highly popular thanks to it being a cost-effective alternative to the more expensive wooden siding. However, siding composition has since advanced with regards to vinyl and fiber cement. This has caused aluminum siding to fall behind in the market. It is still cost effective but it lacks the greater energy efficiency of its counterparts and is more susceptible to damage from impacts. In short, aluminum siding is hardly a viable option for any modern homeowner.
Now that you know more about your siding options, you can get started with pricing. At CBI OKC, the primary type of siding we carry is a highly effective foam-backed vinyl composite. We’re more than happy to answer any questions you have and provide you with a free siding quote the moment you contact us. Let us help improve your home today!
Bathroom remodels can be intimidating projects because they can easily snowball out of control, especially if you’re not fully prepared. That’s why forming a solid game plan before starting is always a good idea. Oftentimes, homeowners will reach out to professionals before proceeding in order to ensure that the transition is smooth and won’t hinder their daily routine. If you want to avoid a large remodel but still get a stellar new bathroom appearance, then we suggest starting with a replacement bathtub. However, before diving head first into the remodel, it’s best to consider a few things.
Bathroom remodels can be tricky which is why turning to a reputable professional can be key to ensuring that your remodel goes seamlessly. Make sure to research which companies are reputable enough to deserve your business before investing your resources. Another pitfall to avoid is DIY route, unless you have the experience and tools necessary. We advise against DIY because bathroom remodels are such large jobs that they can easily go awry and become overwhelming. To learn more about our bathroom remodeling services or to speak with one of our representatives, contact CBI OKC today!