Why Spring Is Ideal for Roof Repairs and Replacements

Eventually every home’s roof needs replacing. Buffalo winters can be especially harsh on area roofs, with all the wind, sleet, snow, rain, and ice pummeling them from November through March. Have you noticed the extreme temperature changes we’ve been having? One day it’s 42 degrees and the next it’s 2 degrees! All the while, your… Read more »

Join Us At the WNY Home and Garden Exposition

This winter is giving all of Western New York cabin fever. With that in mind, this week (and weekend) it’s time to venture outside of your house or apartment, and visit the WNY Home & Garden Expo. The fun starts at 2pm this Thursday at the Fairgrounds in Hamburg, and continues through Sunday at 5pm…. Read more »

A Deck or Patio Will Give You Incentive to Stay Home This Summer

With gas prices rising, Western New Yorkers are traveling less and less. The term “staycation” applies—it’s where locals stay in the Western New York area for their vacation and enjoy the amenities we have around here, rather than go off to some distant locale and pay a small fortune. As summer approaches, one thing Western… Read more »

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 »