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Community Builders of Oklahoma City: Winterizing Your Sprinkler System

Posted on: October 18th, 2018 by cbiadmin

You should be preparing your entire home for winter, but once temperatures start to drop, don’t forget about winterizing your sprinkler system!  You must remove all the water from the system to avoid bursting pipes.

First and foremost, you should shut off the water supply at the main water valve. This prevents more water from entering the system.

You can manually drain your system or you can blow it out using an air compressor.

To manually drain, make sure the backflow valve and open the manual drain valve. After all the water is drained, close all the manual drain valves.

To use the “blow out” method, all you need is an air compressor. Close off the valves on the backflow valve, remove the blowout plug and connect the air compressor. You will see the water expel, and you should blow out each sprinkler zone one by one. Use caution when using the air compressor.

Any above-ground sprinkler system piping should be insulated with insulation tape.

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Community Builders of Oklahoma City: Need to upgrade your home? Now’s your chance!

Posted on: September 11th, 2018 by cbiadmin

Community Builders of Oklahoma City is excited to present our annual $25,000 Home Makeover Sweepstakes! No purchase is necessary to participate! If you haven’t entered yet, you still have time. The contest will end on Sunday, September 23.

For more than 35 years, Community Builders has been remodeling Tulsa area homes, but we are more than just contractors. We are involved in ministry outreaches around the world. This year, we want to give back to our customers for our continued growth and success.

Three names will be drawn on or around September 30, 2018 for these prizes:

  1. Grand Prize $25,000 CBI Home Makeover Products
  2. $5,000 Cash
  3. $2,500 Cash

Each of the three prize winners will be determined from a random drawing of all entries received during the prize period. Limit one prize per entry.

You can enter the Sweepstakes by calling Community Builders at 1-900-364-1510, completing an entry form and returning it to the drop box where you obtained it or by mailing it back to Community Builders at 8220 East Skelly Drive, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74129. You can also submit a form online at www.communitybuildersinc.com or by printing your name, complete mailing address and your e-mail address on a 3”x 5” card, with the words “$25,000 HOME MAKEOVER” at the top and sending it to the above address.

To claim their prize, the winner must have identification and proof of residence. No transfers or substitution in prizes will be allowed except by Community Builders, who may substitute a prize of equal or greater value in its sole or absolute discretion. Prize winners are determined from a random drawing of all winners received. Odds of winning are determined by number of entries. No more than one entry per household is allowed. Entrants must be 21 years of age and own their own home that is within the service area of Community Builders. You must also be a legal resident of Oklahoma, Arkansas or Southeast Kansas.

If you call Community Builders now and schedule a free in-home estimate, you’re automatically entered in their $25,000 Home Makeover Contest! Three winners are going to be picked, so schedule your appointment now by calling 918-836-5055.  No purchase necessary, limit 1 prize per person. For contest rules and other details, visit their website at cbitulsa.com

For more information, click here. http://cbiokc.com

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://cbiokc.com

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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