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2023 Tax Credit Opportunities for Energy-Efficient Home Improvements

When it’s time to make upgrades to one’s home, homeowners often look to make smart, energy-efficient choices that will benefit their wallet in the long run – especially for windows and doors! With the introduction of the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act, the Energy Efficient Home Improvement Credit extends and improves upon previously available federal tax credits.

Why You Should Consider Replacing Your Wood Siding With Vinyl

While many consider wood to be the classic gold standard of siding, it comes with a lot of maintenance and a much higher replacement cost. When these factors are taken into consideration, vinyl siding becomes a much more attractive option, especially considering the advances that have been made since vinyl siding was introduced back in the 1950s as a replacement for aluminum siding. Today’s vinyl siding won’t crack, fade or sag like its predecessors did.

6 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Roof

Like everything else related to your home, your roof has a lifespan. Depending on the materials used to construct your roof, that lifespan could significantly differ from your neighbors. More importantly, the roof lifespan you were given by your roofing installer was an estimate, and could itself vary as well. It’s not uncommon to see roof lifespans on the high end of an estimate that are double (or more) the estimate’s low end, which may leave you with no real sense of how long your roof is really expected to last. What you can absolutely rely on are telltale signs that it's time to replace your roof! Everyone knows a leaky roof is a sign of trouble, but what else should you be on the lookout for? Here are 5 other signs that it might be time to call someone about a new roof

7 Reasons to Install a Storm Door Now

The term “storm door” conjures up images of blustry, blowy weather—thunderstorms and blizzards howling through your neighborhood. But storm doors are really an all-season enhancement for your home, providing multiple benefits throughout the year. Here are seven reasons you should consider installing or replacing a storm door now.

CraneBoard® Solid Core Siding® Is Perfect For Buffalo Homeowners

Buffalonians are among the few people lucky enough to experience all four seasons throughout the year. On the downside, winter can have long-lasting damage on houses, leaving homeowners with extra bills and more headaches than those in other parts of the country. It’s important to have good, solid siding for your house to protect against harsh winter weather conditions, which is why we recommend CraneBoard Solid Core Siding.

Will Your Windows Help Keep Out The Cold?

Buffalo natives are no strangers to cold weather. More than that: we know that the cold will come much sooner than we could expect, and will last much longer than we would like. While the cold won’t catch you off guard, a sudden chill inside your home might. One of the most common causes of winter drafts are windows that are old, poorly fit, or damaged. Luckily, there are a number of possible solutions you can try before committing to replacing those drafty windows.

Royal Building Products: Exterior Portfolio Siding Doesn't Have A Bad Side

Vinyl siding is the most widely-used exterior for new homes in the United States. With such a need for vinyl siding, the market is broad and full of options for homeowners and builders alike. As professionals in the industry that our customers turn to for advice, we know the products we recommend and use represent us just as much as our work. 

Owens Corning Duration Shingles For The Buffalo Homeowner

As contractors, it’s important for us to recommend and use materials that we know will not only withstand the tough climate but look great while doing it. Owens Corning is an industry leader in roofing and their TruDefinition® Duration® shingles are our go-to product for roofing projects. 

What Are The Best Summer Projects For Your Home?

Summertime and the living’s easy, right? Yes, summer is a great time for relaxing but it’s also the right weather to get your home in prime condition. Summer projects can have your home looking like the sharpest on the block; but, where do you begin?

Replacing A Skylight: 6 Reasons Why You Should

When something brings light into our lives, we appreciate it. The same goes for the skylights in your home. While skylights are an undeniable highlight of any room, there are a few signs that may have you thinking you need to update them!

Financing Your Home Improvement Project Is Easy

Home repairs require resources, some you may have not planned for in your budget. It’s important to us at Stockmohr that every Buffalo homeowner can rely on us for home repair--no matter what the cost is.

Projects For National Home Improvement Month

If you didn’t know that May is National Home Improvement Month, you do now! The last full month of spring offers warmer weather and the opportunity to do what homeowners look forward to all year--making their home special. 

Picking The Right Window Model For Your Home

Who doesn’t want new windows for spring and summer? Selecting the right window model for a replacement project is made easy with a quick breakdown of the most common types we install for Western New York homeowners.

How to Check For Roof Damage After A Wind Storm

Not all storms are the same, but what they have in common is the potential to damage your home. Even if a storm doesn’t bring severe rain or hail, your roof may suffer from wind damage. Heavy winds can create stress on a roof that will cause it to weaken and become compromised over time. 

Hidden Hanger Fasteners For Invisible Gutter Support

We expect a lot from our gutters as homeowners in Western New York. With heavy snow, rain, ice, and wind taking its toll on the exterior of our homes, gutters support a lot of weight on their own. What helps our gutters stay in place and function properly? Hangers also called fasteners, help secure gutters to your home. When Buffalo is hit with extreme weather (which seems to be happening a lot lately), strong hangers are what will keep your gutters intact. 

5 Most Common Roofing Questions: We've Got Answers

Like most homeowners, you likely research the basics of a home improvement project and what to expect before signing any contract. If you’re looking to invest in a new roof, you are bound to have a few questions! We’ve compiled five of the most common roofing questions that clients ask us and provided answers that should help. 

Revere Building Products' Windows: For The Great American Home

You want the best for your home and so do we! At Stockmohr, we take pride in the quality of our work. To get the job done right the first time, every time, we rely on top industry brands and products. When it comes to replacement windows for your home, Revere Building Products by Associated Materials is an excellent option to keep in mind. Not only are they backed by 40 years of manufacturing expertise, but each window is also performance-engineered for industry-leading beauty, durability, and energy efficiency. Whether you’re looking for a double hung or bay window model, there a lot of features you can expect to enjoy.

Winterize Your Buffalo Home With These Projects

Has Buffalo’s tough winter got you feeling like you haven’t prepared well enough? Have no fear, you still have time to step up your home’s defense against the cold. With the weather dropping below zero, you’re probably starting to feel cold drafts you may not have felt earlier in the season. You may have programmed your thermostat to combat the changing temperatures, or prepped your furnace with new filters for the heating season, but there are a few home improvement projects that will add extra protection against the elements and then some!

Time For A New Storm Door?

When you live in a tough climate like Western New York, the exterior of your home tends to go through a lot. After all, it’s protecting what’s inside, right? One of the components of your home that experiences some serious, well, weathering, is the storm door. Whether it’s from extreme weather or accidental damage, storm doors go through a lot in their mission to protect out entry door and home. While you may be itching to replace an old, dented aluminum storm door after a bad storm, don’t make a hasty decision! There are a few things to consider before deciding on what type of storm door you should purchase.

Brand Feature: Pollard Windows & Doors

New windows can make a whole world of a difference in cold climates like Buffalo, New York. As a homeowner, you want the best of the best when it comes to any home renovation, especially windows. There are a few factors to consider when searching for the perfect new windows for your home, such as the climate zone you live in and what rate of energy efficiency (U-factor) you should have. At Stockmohr, we only offer the best products in the industry because we believe in doing the job right the first time; it’s this reason we are proud to offer Pollard Windows & Doors as a replacement window option. Why, do you ask?

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