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SFW Construction Home Repair Blog

What To Know About The Contract In General Contracting

08/30/2021|Categories: General Contractor|

4 MIN READ

If you are looking to get some work done for your home, one of the essential pieces of material involved in the process will be the contract you sign. Construction contracts come in a few different forms, and each has pros and cons. This article will showcase two types of construction contracts: an estimate and a time and materials-based contract. While you should carefully consider each type of construction agreement, the most crucial part of the contracting process is finding a trustworthy contractor.

Repairing Rotted Wood Around Your Garage

08/06/2021|Categories: Dry Rot Repairs|

4 MIN READ

The garage feels like a distinctly American component of the modern home. It’s a place you can park your car, store your extra stuff, do the laundry, or even convert into a shop or casual hang-out space. However you use it, the garage is also the unique part of your home that marks the transition between the outside world and the inner sanctity of your dwelling, which makes it especially susceptible to garage rot – areas where wood surfaces and structures are rotting.

How To Repair Or Replace Rotted Trim

06/16/2021|Categories: Targeted Home Repairs|

4 MIN READ

Protecting your home as the safe environment in which you and your family live, knowing it is one of the most significant investments you'll ever make, is a top priority for most homeowners. Part and parcel of home maintenance is repairing or replacing rotted trim on your house. SFW Construction is a recognized and established home restoration company serving the Pacific Northwest for decades and can help you improve your house trim and preserve the integrity of your home.

Common Signs Of Wood Rot Around A Window

05/27/2021|Categories: Window Repairs|

4 MIN READ

In the exceedingly moist rainforest climate of the Pacific Northwest, wood rot in homes is a very common occurrence. Window frames are especially vulnerable places for wood rot to develop because rain and moisture tend to collect around windows that don’t have proper flashing and can seep in through cracks in the window frame sealing. Depending on the year and style of home you have, the issue could present itself differently.

What Is The Best Fiber-Cement Siding For My Home?

04/26/2021|Categories: Siding Repairs|

3 MIN READ

What is fiber cement siding? Why is it popular? What brands do you recommend? These are all common questions homeowners ask when deciding what type of siding is best for their home. First, let's talk about what fiber cement is—made by combining wood fiber with Portland cement, sand, and other components. Fiber cement is designed to look like wood but has outstanding durability and lasts longer than most siding materials.

Can My Contractor Provide Home Renovation Financing?

03/12/2021|Categories: Siding Repairs|

5 MIN READ

If interest rates are low or dropping, it's probably time to start thinking about financing your home renovation projects. The perfect lender for you will offer the lowest interest rate and the best terms. Many times your contractor can provide great rates and terms. Best of all, general contractors can provide easy, no-hassle financing quickly.

Repairing Rotted Wood Around A Window

02/25/2021|Categories: Dry Rot Repairs|

4 MIN READ

Windows are an essential component of the house you live in. As intermediaries between the outside and inside of your home, windows are especially vulnerable to large amounts of moisture. Any water damage around a window indicates that the frame is not functioning correctly or that water from the outside of the home is leaking inside—which will eventually cause the wood around your window frame to rot.

Why Do We Use Cedar For Trim And Fascia?

02/09/2021|Categories: Siding Repairs|

2 MIN READ

Cedar is an incredibly durable wood species with a much longer service life than other materials and is naturally durable throughout its heartwood. It offers a unique, natural performance characteristic and an exceptional finish that brings warmth, character, and longevity to interior and exterior residential projects worldwide.

Is It Safe To Paint Over Lead Paint?

01/29/2021|Categories: Lead Paint Removal|

3 MIN READ

Has your house been tested for lead paint? Do you live in a home built in or before 1978, when the use of lead paint was banned? If so, now is an excellent time to get your home tested! After the results are determined, you will be able to come up with an action plan. A negative test result means lead was not found on the surface, and you can continue with any other repair plans.