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Community Builders of Oklahoma City: Increase the resale value of your home with an exterior upgrade

Posted on: August 20th, 2018 by cbiadmin

The exterior of a home defines a buyer’s first impression and if it’s in disrepair, many potential buyers may not even want to bother seeing the inside. So if you’re looking to sell your home, it is best to make sure yours is in mint condition. New siding can add to the curb appeal of your home and therefore, the resale value. The quality of the siding is important because its purpose is to protect and insulate the home.

In the annual Cost vs. Value Report by the National Association of Realtors and Remodeling magazine (http://www.remodeling.hw.net/cost-vs-value/2018/), new siding consistently ranks as one of the most cost-effective home improvement projects.

Many people choose vinyl siding because it is easy to install, low-maintenance, eco-friendly, fade-resistant, energy-efficient and durable. Other types include aluminum, wood, engineered wood and James Hardie.

It is important to remember that though low-cost siding could save you money right now, paying a little more for durable siding will save you money in the long run. The size and shape of your home will also affect the final cost of siding installation. If old siding has to be removed, it will add to the cost as well.

According to Home Advisor, the average cost of siding can run anywhere between $5,000 and $14,060. At Community Builders of Oklahoma City, we carry Cedar Ridge Vinyl Siding. It features foam-backed panels that absorb impact from any weather and resists winds up to 160 miles per hour (depending on profile of siding). It also provides energy savings of a 4.5R value and keeps your home warm during the winter and cool during the summer months. Backed by a transferable lifetime warranty, it also protects against loud outside noises.

Some of the benefits of Cedar Ridge Vinyl Siding include:

*Maintenance-free

*Energy-efficient

*Durable

*Increases curb appeal

*Many colors available

*Style versatility

New siding is also a way to increase your home’s energy efficiency and repair structural damage at the same time.

How do you know when it’s time to replace your siding?

  1. Rotten siding
  2. Unexpected increase in cooling or heating bills
  3. You keep having to repaint your home
  4. Mold
  5. Holes
  6. Cracking or warping

 

Choose a siding color that is right for your home and neighborhood. Lighter colors don’t absorb as much heat as darker shades, and will save you energy and money. Make sure that the color you choose complements your door and window frames.

Another way to improve the look of your home is by having a new metal roofing system from Community Builders of Oklahoma City installed. We offer 26-gauge coated steel roofing that withstands harsh weather. They are designed to last longer than traditional asphalt roofs and even have a 40-year finish warranty! Our insulated roofing can keep your home energy efficient and can be installed over a current asphalt roof, creating next to no waste.

If you’re looking to simply add a little something to your outdoor space, you might be interested in our Operable Pergolas. They enhance your outdoor experience by giving a lightly shaded area to enjoy your backyard or pool area while also being protected from weather and the sun.

You can win a Home Makeover from Community Builders of Oklahoma City! The winner will get to choose new windows, siding, bath or shower system! Click here to enter: http://cbitulsa.com/makeover/

Community Builders of Oklahoma: Tips to save energy in your home while on vacation

Posted on: July 20th, 2018 by cbiadmin

Want to make sure you’re not letting money fly out the window while you’re on vacation this summer? You can enjoy your vacation worry free with these simple tips to save energy in your home while on vacation: Keep your blinds or shutters closed to keep sunlight from warming up your home during the hot summer months.

1. Make sure all electronics are unplugged. Even items like digital clocks, chargers and coffee pots drain energy as long as they are plugged in.

2. Invest in an automatic timer for a few lights rather than leaving lights on to appear as if someone is home.

3. Shut off the circuit breaker to your water heater or turn the temperature to its lowest setting to reduce heat loss.

4. Adjust your refrigerator and freezer to a slightly warmer temperature.

5. Set your thermostat to around 80-85 degrees.

At Community Builders of Oklahoma City, our energy efficient windows keep cold air in during the summer and out during the winter. They also block UV rays that can fade your floors or furniture. Our vinyl siding prevents air infiltration, keeping your home comfortable year-round. Our high-quality doors will help reduce drafts, keep your home more comfortable and improve energy efficiency! Make sure your windows, doors, and siding are up-to-date to keep your energy bills low!

3 Reasons CBI Oklahoma City Loves American Made Products

Posted on: June 14th, 2018 by cbiadmin

Whether you need new windows, siding, gutters or perhaps a sunroom, you need to make sure you are doing business with a respected and experienced company. At CBI Oklahoma City, we have been serving the entire Oklahoma City Metro with the highest quality home improvement products for over 30 years! Aside from carrying only the highest quality products, we are extremely proud to only carry products that are 100 percent made in the U.S.A.

The reasons why we love American made products are simple. First, they create better labor standards here in the U.S.A. It also keeps America working so that our workforce can support their families. The bottom line is that many other home improvement companies will put their name on products that are made in other countries in order to save money.

We believe higher quality products can be found right here in America. We are proud of the stance we’ve taken and we would love the opportunity to come out and show you our high quality products. No matter what home improvement assistance you are in need of, you will find the very best right here at CBI Oklahoma City. Plus, our installers are all extremely experienced and will give you the very best service. We are proud of our reputation and our A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. If you want the highest quality American Made products, CBI Oklahoma City is your company.

Benefits of Vinyl Siding

Posted on: May 16th, 2018 by cbiadmin

There are so many benefits of high-quality vinyl siding. In order for vinyl siding to be considered high-quality, it needs to be energy efficient and durable. It should stand up to any and all severe weather. A high-quality vinyl siding will also act as a sound deadening tool and dramatically up your curb appeal. If the siding you are considering is lacking even just one of these elements, it’s not the siding for you! Sure, you may save a few bucks on the front end but you will be bleeding money on the back end. You see, if your siding isn’t very energy efficient, you will still have high energy bills every month. So even if you saved a little up front, it doesn’t end up being a very good investment for you.

It’s very important that you choose a respected and experienced vinyl siding company. Here at Community Builders of Oklahoma City, we carry the highly acclaimed Cedar Ridge Vinyl Siding. Our product is in a league of its own. Its foam backed panels help give it an R-value of 4.5. You will love just how comfortable your home will be. Cool and breezy in the summer and warm and toasty in the winter. It’s also incredibly durable and can withstand high winds.

Cedar Ridge Vinyl Siding Benefits:

*Energy Efficient: Saves you on Energy Bills

*Durable: Can handle high-speed winds

*Reduces Outside Noise by 45%

*Increases Curb Appeal

*Zero Maintenance: Never Needs Painting

*Several Designer Colors Available

Here at Community Builders, we are confident you will absolutely love the quality and attractiveness of our Cedar Ridge vinyl siding, which is why we offer a transferable lifetime warranty on it. If you want high quality, energy efficient vinyl siding and the best installers in the industry, look no further than us here at Community Builders Oklahoma City.

Why You Need Energy Efficient Windows

Posted on: April 17th, 2018 by cbiadmin

If you are thinking about investing in energy efficient windows you are about to make a very wise home improvement. Ask any Realtor or home improvement expert. You may be thinking, why do I need to spend so much money on new replacement windows? Ask yourself this. Are your current windows keeping your home comfortable all year long? Is your home hot and stuffy in the summer and cool and drafty in the winter? Are your energy bills through the roof? If you answered yes to these questions this is exactly why you need energy efficient windows.

The first thing you need to do when you decide to invest in new energy efficient windows is to make sure you choose a respected and experienced company. That’s exactly what you get when you choose us here at Community Builders of Oklahoma City. For over thirty years we have been providing the entire Oklahoma City Metro with the highest quality windows in the industry. Our windows are a step above what the other guys are selling. They are the high quality Enviro View windows. Energy efficient, durable and as good looking as you will find. No matter what style you choose our entire selection is extremely energy efficient. Whether you choose Double Hung, Bow, Bay, Garden, Casement, Picture, etc.

 

Another benefits of choosing an experienced company like Community Builders is that all of our installers are extremely knowledgeable and have been with us for years. They will make sure you get an airtight fit with absolutely no gaps and leaks. All of our windows also contain a low-E coating as well as block out harmful UV rays. This will protect your furniture and carpet from fading. Our Enviro View windows are incredibly durable and built to last. You never will have to worry about our windows fading, peeling or rotting.

With Community Builders Oklahoma City, you get the highest quality Enviro View energy efficient windows, an airtight installation, free from gaps and leaks, and the best customer service you will find. If you want the highest quality and most experienced installers, look no further than us at Community Builders Oklahoma City.

Why a Sunroom/ Pergola Makes a Great Addition to any Home

Posted on: March 21st, 2018 by cbiadmin

If you have always dreamed about having a Sunroom/Pergola, you’ve come to the right place. Here at CBI Oklahoma City, we custom build every single one of our Sunroom/Pergola’s so that they will blend seamlessly with your existing home. That’s right, the way we build your Sunroom/Pergola ensures that your new space will look like it was built with your home. Our Pergolas are available in five popular styles including Contemporary, Solarium, Vaulted, Elizabethan and Classic. Most of our Pergolas are free standing however we build many that are attached to another structure.

In a nutshell, a Pergola is simply an outdoor room with cross rafters and no walls. Many of our satisfied customers love being able to enjoy the great outdoors without having to deal with the extreme temperatures and bugs that go along with being outside. You can use your new space to relax, drink your favorite beverage, watch TV, read, etc. Many others have turned their Pergola into a Game room, a place to enjoy dinner or just a peaceful spot to relax and unwind in. The options are endless.

Sunroom/Pergola Benefits:

*Increases Home Value.
*Very Affordable.
*Makes Home Standout in Real Estate Market.
*Practically Maintenance Free.
*Adds Square Footage.
*Gives you a Retreat within your Home.
*Available in several styles.

One of the biggest benefits of a Pergola/Sunroom is that Local realtors and home improvement experts in the Oklahoma City area, agree that adding one to your home is a rock solid investment. It will increase the asking price of your home and it will help you sell your home faster. Adding a Pergola/Sunroom gives you an edge over homes that don’t have one. If you would love to add value to your home while enjoying a peaceful retreat, give us a call here a CBI Oklahoma City. We would love to give you your new favorite space in your home. Affordably, quickly and with the highest quality materials.

 

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LuxStone™ Showers Will Have you Looking Forward to your Shower Time

Posted on: February 21st, 2018 by cbiadmin

You deserve to start your day in a gorgeous spa like retreat. If your shower leaves you feeling anything but relaxed, you need to keep reading. Here at CBI Oklahoma City, we are extremely proud to carry LuxStone™ Shower wall panels which will transform your shower, quickly and affordably. All it takes is one day to transform your shower from unattractive and depressing to high style and luxurious. We want you to have a relaxing, spa like getaway to help you wash away the days most stressful moments. You work hard and you deserve a space of your own that completely relaxes you instead of one that puts you in a bad mood.

Our LuxStone™ Shower wall panels are beautiful and have an expensive look to them with a very affordable price tag! With our product, you get the quality and craftsmanship that you’ve come to depend on from Kohler®, a leader in the bathroom industry for over 140 years.

If cleaning your current shower takes the wind out of you, you will love how low maintenance the LuxStone™ shower is to keep clean. Simply dampen a soft cloth and wipe down. Within seconds it will sparkle like it did when it was first installed. LuxStone™ is also resistant to mold, mildew, and bacteria.

No matter what size configuration you need, our LuxStone™ shower products can be customized. Available in several designer finishes including our popular, Earthy Neutral, Cool and Clean, and Sleek Minimalist. Our wall accessories also give off a very high-end appearance and are available in designer styles like, Veincut Sandbar, Veincut Dune, White Brick, etc. The possibilities are endless.

Once you finally decide to say goodbye to your old, outdated and depressing shower, you will finally be giving yourself a space to unwind in. Many of our customers tell us they actually look forward to relaxing in their new LuxStone™ shower retreat! The best part is that we can give you the shower of your dreams in just one day! Choose CBI Oklahoma City, and we will give you the shower you’ve always wanted but never thought you could have. In one day!

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Relining Vs. Reglazing your Bathtub

Posted on: January 23rd, 2018 by cbiadmin

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.

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3 Common Metal Roof Misconceptions

Posted on: January 11th, 2018 by cbiadmin

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.

Metal Roof Myth 1

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.

Metal Roof Myth 2

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.

Metal Roof Myth 3

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.

The Strengths of Metal Roofing

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!

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How Windows Improve Homes

Posted on: January 4th, 2018 by cbiadmin

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.

Energy Efficient Options

· 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.

Energy Efficient Window Experts

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!

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