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Is Your Front Door Ready For Winter?

With temperatures dropping, skies darkening and Canadian geese honking, all the usual suspects have gathered for winter’s arrival in Western New York. While you stock your pantry and dig out seasonal decorations for your home, you’ll also want to check on your front door. By catching problems early in winter, you can avoid costlier repairs later on. 

How to Choose The Right Replacement Windows For Your Home

When your smoke detector stops working, you don’t think much about what to replace it with; however, when the windows in your home need to be replaced, thoughtful consideration is key. It can seem overwhelming to choose new windows with all the styles, materials, features and benefits available. Replacement windows are not a DIY job and finding an experienced installer is half of the work, but you still need to select what window options are best for your home. Here are some helpful tips.

3 Home Improvement Projects For Winter

Winter may not yet be upon us yet in Western New York, but it’s not far off. As the snow begins to fall and ice forms, you’ll likely be spending a lot more time at home. The cold seasons don’t mean you have to be stationary. You can get a few home improvement projects done even when your house is surrounded by snow. If you’re looking to stay busy and add some new value to your home this winter, consider these projects.

Home Renovations to Increase Value In 2019

When you think about home improvement projects, you probably think about the cost above everything else. Renovating any part of your home requires time, money and patience. Fortunately, some projects end up paying for themselves by providing your home with newfound value. Whether it’s your own property or the home of a loved one, at some point in your life you will likely need to sell a house. If you’re thinking about putting your home on the market, now or in the future, some home renovations you complete can add increased value. So, what projects will help provide the most value?

Now Offering: Exterior Portfolio Siding by Royal Building Products

It takes innovation to stay in business for over 35 years. That’s why, at Stockmohr, we make sure to offer the best of the best in siding, roofing, gutters, windows and doors. It’s important to us to represent great products and installation. When it comes siding, we know our customers want a product that not only keeps their home protected and insulated, but looks great as well. We’re excited to share that we now offer our clients a new option for siding: Exterior Portfolio Siding by Royal Building Products. These new siding products are created with challenging industry norms in mind, something we can appreciate! 

Create A Custom Entryway With ProVia Decorative Glass

There are many ways to spruce up your home during fall and winter to counter gloomy weather. Your lawn may be losing its healthy green tone and things are starting to look gray, but, one way to add color to your home all year-round is with “stained glass” or decorative glass entry doors. When you think of replacement windows or entry doors, you likely think about the finishes and framing, but the glass can be just as eye-catching! We are proud to offer an industry leader like ProVia to our customers looking to add decorative glass to their entryway, so we decided to share some information about their glass options.

Choosing the Right Color for Your Roof Shingles

Getting a new roof new exciting for a lot of reasons! It’s the perfect opportunity to update the look of your home while improving its value and performance. It’s both a blessing and a curse to be able to choose from dozens of colors for your roof. The options are endless! However, there are a few things you’ll want to consider when picking out the style of your new roof shingles that may help you decide on the perfect color.

Home Improvement Projects to Complete Before Winter

Once Labor Day hits, winter preparation begins for homeowners in Western New York. As the temperature drops, it becomes difficult to complete exterior work. Even a simple do-it-yourself project can become a  challenge when the snow starts to fall. Winters in Western New York can be mild, but in this day and age--who knows! Being proactive with home improvement projects will ensure a comfortable winter, whether it be mild or severe. Here are a few projects you’ll want to take care of before Buffalo becomes an icy tundra.

Is It Time For A New Front Door?

Front doors play an important role in our everyday lives and like most things, they have a lifespan. With vital features like security and energy efficiency, an entry door can make a huge difference in a home’s functionality and appeal. As a homeowner, it’s normal to want everything to work properly. If you’re starting to doubt your entry door, check for the following problems to see if you may be in need of a new entryway.

How to Prepare For A Roof Replacement

Replacing the roof on your home is a big project that increases the value of your home and protects it (and you) for years to come. A new roof adds a whole new level of appeal to your home and it’s definitely something to be excited about! Once you find the right contractor you’ll want to prepare your home for the project. You may not be doing the roof work, but there are several proactive steps you can take to help things run smoothly.


Treat Your Home This Summer

Keeping up with home maintenance can be bittersweet; you put in the hard work to reap the benefits of a comfortable, safe home. Now that we’ve successfully made it through all the snow, wind and hail in Western New York, it’s the perfect time to treat your home how it should be treated. After a winter full of strong winds and excessive snow, the exterior of your home may have taken a beating. Landscaping is a great start to getting your property summer-ready, but what about your house? 

3 Signs Your Home Could Use New Siding

Siding plays an important role in insulating your home and protecting it from the elements. Quality siding is meant to last for many years, but it’s not indestructible. The summer is a great time of year to get in remodeling projects when the weather is (hopefully) sunny and warm. While siding keeps your home insulated and comfortable by managing heat flow, it also has the ability to transform the exterior of your home with different style options.

How New Windows Can Make Your Summer Better

Buffalo is known for a lot of things, and the weather is one of them. We are known for frigid winters, but our summers can get pretty hot! Homeowners want to feel comfortable in their home during every season, especially without paying an arm and a leg for heating and cooling bills. Heat gain and heat loss through windows are responsible for 25%-30% of residential heating and cooling use. 

Home Renovations You Want A Professional For

Do-it-yourself (DIY) projects are great ways to learn something valuable and save money. As we inch closer to summer, DIY home projects will be coming out of the woodwork all over home improvement blogs and HGTV. While a lot of these ideas are worthwhile and increase your home’s value, it’s important to note that some projects require expertise and need to be done properly to ensure safety and performance.

Adding A Pop of Color to Your Home For Spring

The spring sun has just started to come out in Western New York and it’s shining a light on our dull yards that are gray from months of ice and snow. What’s a homeowner to do? Spring home trends are all about bringing color back to the home. Keeping your home exterior fresh, trends or not, will always increase the value of your home if you ever choose to sell. If you plan to stay in your home, brightening it up does wonders for its appearance and how you feel about it.

Dealing With Wind Damage in Western New York

It’s been a difficult winter in Western New York. It may be spring, but it’s hard to tell! We’ve dealt with a lot of storms this past season; so much so, that homeowners around the region sent in photos of wind damage their homes had to endure. When a strong storm hits, homeowners may find that their siding is damaged or their shingles ripped from the roof. Wind damage can prove to be a serious problem for homeowners. The damage might not always be as identifiable as you’d think, either. So how should Western New York homeowners deal with wind damage?

Getting Your Gutters Ready For Spring

It may seem like spring is arriving slowly in Western New York, but as the weather begins to warm up, lots of changes occur. Flowers bloom, birds chip and your gutters need to be taken care of. Wait, gutters? Spring is a great time for homeowners to do some maintenance -- including cleaning or replacing gutters. Depending on the type of gutters you have, you may only need to do some minor cleaning; however, for some, snow and ice buildup cause gutters to sag and become dysfunctional. Here’s a few things to know when getting your gutters back on track for warm weather:

How to Find The Right Contractor

Home renovations are exciting ventures that add value and a new perspective to your home. Whether you want new windows in your living room, a more stable roof above your head or maybe even a jacuzzi in your master bathroom -- you need a contractor that you can rely on to do a professional job at a reasonable price. Every year, more homeowners are choosing to remodel rather than relocate. There are two things every homeowner cares about -- their home, and their budget. Take the time to hire a contractor who sets up and shows up for an appointment; one that has references, relevant experience and the proper insurance. So, how do you know you’ve found the right contractor? Here are a few tips:

The Benefits of Installing VELUX Skylights & Roof Windows

It’s no secret that we treat our customers like family. That’s why, at Stockmohr, it’s important to us to keep our customers up-to-date on the latest technology and features in the industry. We won’t keep you in the dark any longer -- VELUX skylights and roof windows are quality products that we are proud to offer. For the past 75 years, VELUX has perfected manufacturing their industry-leading window products. Have no mistake, these roof windows do what they say and more -- provide daylight, ventilation, energy savings and even solar tax credits! 

Attic Ventilation and Why It's Important

Unless you’re a longtime homeowner, you may have never thought about the airflow in your attic. There’s a lot of factors to consider when you need a new roof, but have you considered what’s happening directly under your roof? The attic area is one of the most important aspects of a properly installed roofing system.

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