How to Eliminate Moisture in Your Basement

How To Eliminate Moisture In Your Basement

Keeping your basement moisture-free can feel like an uphill battle. However, as difficult as it can be, keeping your basement dry is absolutely essential. Not only can moisture in the basement cause a musty smell that permeates your entire house, but it can also lead to ongoing mold problems. To help you eliminate moisture in… Read more »

5 Signs You Need New Insulation

5 Signs You Need New Insulation

Your insulation is one of the few things protecting you from the natural elements. It is what keeps you warm in the wintertime and cool in the summertime. However, insulation doesn’t last forever, and there are a few dooming signs that will let you know it’s time for a change. Too hot and too cold… Read more »

Vinyl House Siding: 4 Top Benefits

4 Benefits Of Vinyl Siding

The siding of your home is one of the first things that guests will see. As such, you want to make sure it gives off a good first impression. Vinyl siding can help. Durable, aesthetically pleasing, and long-lasting, vinyl siding can bring a variety of benefits to your home. Here are 4 reasons that you… Read more »

How to Maintain Concrete

How To Maintain Concrete

More likely than not, some area of your home is made out of concrete. Whether it’s a concrete driveway or a concrete patio, all types of concrete need to be properly maintained to prevent damage and repairs later on. Just taking a few extra steps in caring for your concrete can go a long way,… Read more »

Roof Maintenance Tips – 4 Essential Tips For A Longer Lasting Roof

4 Essential Roof Maintenance Tips

The cost of replacing your entire roof can be high. While many homeowners will have to replace or repair their roofs at some point, you can delay or minimize the amount of work that has to be done by performing regular roof maintenance. Here are a few steps to get you started: #1 – Clean… Read more »

How New Windows Can Improve Your Energy Bills

How New Windows Can Improve Your Energy Bills

With summer drawing to a close, we start to think ahead to the long fall and winter months. Before we know it, the cold, snowy, and windy Buffalo weather will be trying to sneak into our warm houses. One of the easiest places for cold air to get into our homes is through old windows. The… Read more »

4 Ideas for a Finished Basement

4 Ideas For A Finished Basement

A finished basement is full of opportunities. As a comfortable and quiet area of your home, it’s separated from the hectic life of the upstairs living areas. This makes it an excellent get-away area for anyone in your home, especially now that the coronavirus prevents us from going to the theater or office as we… Read more »

Wet Rot vs. Dry Rot

Wet Rot Vs Dry Rot

Wet rot and dry rot are the two main types of fungi that can impact wood. Our decks, windows, and other areas of our home that are made out of wood are all susceptible to these two types of fungi. However, in order to treat the wood rot correctly, it’s essential to accurately identify which… Read more »

How to Choose Between Single and Double Hung Windows

How To Choose Between Single Hung And Double Hung Windows

Single hung windows and double hung windows each have their own virtues. Single hung can provide a traditional and stately appearance, while double hung windows are easier to maintain. They are excellent choices, but the one you decide on will depend on your style and preferences. Single hung vs. double hung windows Single hung windows… Read more »

Tips for Remodeling During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Tips For Remodeling During The Covid-19 Outbreak

As Western New York continues to reopen and Buffalonians return to their normal lives, we will begin to think about all of the remodeling projects that we had to delay for the past few months. While we at Ivy Lea Construction are as excited as you are to get back to work, it’s important that everyone… Read more »