Why New Siding is a Great Home Improvement Project

Ivy Lea Construction removes old siding on many Buffalo-area homes, and then installs energy efficient, attractive replacement siding. People choose to have new siding installed for two reasons—because it looks nicer and because it saves money on energy costs. Ivy Lea uses Tyvek house wrap and rigid foam insulation board. Tyvek house wrap helps improve… Read more »

Cheer Up Your Day With Skylights

The infamous winter of 2014 has been a nightmare for Western New Yorkers. Even the folks who enjoy participating in outdoor activities during the frigid months have been tucked away indoors, because let’s face it, who wants to go outside when the wind-chill is in the minus twenties?  Not to mention the other deterrents, such… Read more »

Why A Concrete Driveway is the Way to Go

Most roads and parking lots are made using concrete. If it’s good for them, it’s good for your driveway. A Buffalo winter can take its toll on your driveway. With snow, ice, wind and salt in the wintry mix, driveways can get cracks, potholes, and other damages. While many Western New Yorkers have asphalt driveways,… Read more »

Let Ivy Lea Construction Help You Stay Safe This Winter

It’s that time of the year, Buffalo, when it’s freezing cold outside, and we have to be careful about two things in particular: residential fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. When’s the last time you had your furnace checked by a professional? If you’re like most people, you can’t even remember the last time—it was probably… Read more »

Why Are Granite Countertops So Popular?

One of the major developments in “kitchen style” during the past decade is the popularity of granite countertops. New builds typically have them, and older homes are catching up as homeowners looking to update their kitchens are enjoying the many benefits of appealing, new granite countertops. Do you think granite countertops are out of your… Read more »

4 Reasons to Build a Man Cave In Your Home

Few things are more desirable to men than their very own “man cave.”  A man cave is loosely defined as an exclusive room for men to retreat to, and it is often customized to reflect the interests of that individual and his friends.  Let’s take a look at 4 reasons why you should consider building… Read more »

How Ivy Lea Construction can Make Your Home Easier to Navigate

If you look close enough around Western New York these days, you will likely find many people with mobility challenges.  As baby boomers begin the next phase of their lives, you may continue to see more and more people in wheelchairs, with walkers, or using electronic carts to get around stores, restaurants, churches and other… Read more »

When Is it Time for a Bathroom Remodel?

Is your bathroom outdated? Does it feel like you’re stepping back in time to the 1950s each time you use it? Are your cabinets and fixtures really, really old? If so, it may be time for a change. In the old days, when many Buffalo-area homes and bathrooms were constructed, people didn’t demand as much… Read more »

Are Space Heaters Worth the Money?

Western New Yorkers enjoy, for the most part, beautiful weather for 8 to 9 months out of the year.  In exchange for those wonderful days, we must suffer through a frigid Buffalo winter.  The wind whips off Lake Erie, bringing snow that blankets the area from December to March each year. Just because it’s cold… Read more »

The Benefits of Adding a Family Room to Your Home

Do you ever feel frustrated about a lack of space in your home?  If yes, you are not alone, as people are always looking for supplemental space.  Should you encounter this dilemma, consider adding a family room, which could provide you with the extra space you need.  Ivy Lea Construction, an esteemed contractor in Tonawanda,… Read more »