Don’t Let Ice Dams Ruin Your Roof

Don’t Let Ice Dams Ruin Your Roof

Buffalo winters bring crazy amounts of snow and ice. Does your home have ice dams? They are a roofing problem many Western New Yorkers have to deal with because their home has poor roof ventilation and a warm attic space. These two things cause ice to “dam” at the edge of a roof, and that’s… Read more »

What Issues Can Snow on Your Roof Cause?

What Issues Can Snow On Your Roof Cause?

After the intense 2014 “Snowvember storm” in Western New York, you probably noticed many area roofs were damaged from the weight of heavy snow. Six feet of snow in less than two days is an awful lot of snow– and awful is the right word, for sure. Too much snow on a roof can lead… Read more »

The Importance of Insulating an Old Home

The Importance Of Insulating An Old Home

Did you know that the majority of Buffalo homes were built before 1939? Unlike other areas of the country, where most homes were built in recent decades, Buffalo has quite old housing stock. The older your home, the more likely it could use better insulation. In the old days, people insulated with whatever was cheaply… Read more »

Reasons to Consider a Bathroom Remodel

Reasons To Consider A Bathroom Remodel

Think about this: you use your bathroom every day. It’s one of the most popular rooms in a house, because it’s where you shower or bathe as well as brush your teeth, fix your hair, and relieve yourself. A person’s bathroom should be an escape from the noise and commotion of life– and the rest… Read more »

Get Your Garage In Order Before Your Car is Buried in Snow

Get Your Garage In Order Before Your Car Is Buried In Snow

Winters in Western New York can be brutally cold. There’s wind, snow, sleet, ice and freezing cold temperatures to deal with, and those who have garages are very, very fortunate. A garage in the Buffalo area makes so much sense– it’s a lot easier to store a vehicle in a snow-free garage than to have… Read more »

6 Great Reasons To Remodel Your Kitchen

6 Great Reasons To Remodel Your Kitchen

A kitchen remodel is a wonderful thing. Being one of the most-used rooms in a home, its also one of the most practical changes you can make. It’s easy to be jealous of friends who’ve indulged in a sleek, new kitchen design. If you’re looking for reasons to make a change in your own home,… Read more »

The Value of Adding a Gazebo to Your Property

The Value Of Adding A Gazebo To Your Property

Now is a great time of the year for Ivy Lea Construction to add a gazebo to your Western New York property. A gazebo is a gathering place for people in a yard. Because it’s covered with a roof, a gazebo keeps the intense sunshine or raging rainfall off of people, so it can be… Read more »

5 Things You Must Have On Your Concrete Patio

5 Things You Must Have On Your Concrete Patio

Many in Buffalo are lamenting the end of summer, eyeing the final few weeks and trying to squeeze as much warm weather fun out of them as they can. There’s no better time to spend some time in the backyard, soaking in the sun and enjoying time with family and friends. It’s also a great… Read more »

Transform the Look of Your Home With Stamped Concrete

Transform The Look Of Your Home With Stamped Concrete

In the Buffalo area, Ivy Lea Construction has earned a solid reputation for its high-quality stamped concrete work. If you’re unfamiliar with stamped concrete, it’s decorative concrete which enhances the look of driveways, patios and more. Instead of paying the high price for pavers and natural stone, stamped concrete is the viable, less costly alternative… Read more »

Replacing or Fixing Concrete Driveway Patches

Replacing Or Fixing Concrete Driveway Patches

Buffalo winters are notoriously rough on driveways, parking lots and area roads. Oftentimes, after the spring thaw, Western New Yorkers look at their concrete driveways and notice cracking at certain parts. The question is this: should the cracks be fixed, or should the ‘whole thing’ be replaced?” It’s a valid question. Concrete is one of… Read more »