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SFW Construction Home Repair Blog

How To Qualify For Home Repair Financing

11/19/2020|Categories: General Contractor|

1.5 MIN READ

SFW Construction offers home repair financing on loans from $1000.00 all the way up to $75,000, with monthly payments as little as $35! So whatever type of planned home renovation project or emergency repair you may have, we have the right financing option for you. In short, there is no need to wait for that small repair to become a significant construction project. Our home repair financing program is based on an easy two-tier credit score. Qualification takes less than 5-minutes.

Do Your Windows Leak When It Rains?

11/13/2020|Categories: Leak Intrusion|

4 MIN READ

Do you notice your windows leaking when it rains? Leaking windows cause household damages. A leaking window presents many household complications. Unwanted water seeping into your home and down your walls can cause structural and property damages as well as electrical hazards. Sopping wet carpet is not healthy, and wet floors are slippery and present potential slip and fall situations. Keeping warm and dry is a priority, as is keeping the rain and moisture outside of your home.

Holiday Light Installation Portland

11/07/2020|Categories: General Contractor|

1 MIN READ

It’s that time of the year again. It’s cold, it's raining, and you don’t want to go outside. You definitely don’t want to climb up onto your roof, but you want to be able to celebrate the holiday season and the end of 2020—which can't end soon enough. Call SFW Construction, and we'll professionally install your Christmas lights and decorations on your home or business in the greater Portland metro area! We take COVID-19 seriously and follow all safety precautions to protect your family and our employees.

Lead Paint Complicates Distance Learning At Home

11/04/2020|Categories: Lead Paint Removal|

2 MIN READ

As children spend more time at home while distance learning, they have an increased risk of exposure to lead paint. According to the Seattle Times, "The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that nearly 9 out of 10 homes built in Seattle before 1940 have lead-based paint present, and 25% of homes built between 1960 and 1977 contain lead-based paint." Moreover, 56% of the homes built in King County were built before 1978. Likewise, 1978 is the median home build date in Portland.

How To Care For Western Red Cedar Siding

10/27/2020|Categories: Siding Repairs|

2 MIN READ

Western Red Cedar Siding is some of the most beautiful materials used for siding. This product’s exterior application requires annual maintenance to keep the material looking great regardless of the finishing applied to the siding. Remember: homes with Western Red Cedar Siding are stunning, but they require more homeowner commitment to maintenance than other materials. If you see any soft or deteriorating siding on your home, have dry rot repaired by a professional contractor.

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

10/20/2020|Categories: General Contractor|Tags: |

1 MIN READ

Fall is the time to finalize big home repair projects before shorter days make outdoor work more challenging. Sometimes this means getting your large trees trimmed, so they don't fall victim to our legendary Winter storms. We are very experienced in repairing structural damage caused by broken and fallen trees. Still, many times this type of repair could be avoided. Use our fall home maintenance checklist this season, and you can rest easy knowing that your home and yard are buttoned up and ready for Winter.

What Are Targeted Siding Repairs?

10/15/2020|Categories: Siding Repairs, Targeted Home Repairs|

2 MIN READ

SFW Construction is the Pacific Northwest leader in Targeted Siding Repairs (we even coined the phrase). Our carpenters are highly-skilled craftsmen who know home exteriors and waterproofing details better than anyone else. They can inspect and repair a damaged area of your home's exterior and finish the repair with a flawless integration into your existing material without the need to "fix" or replace the rest of your home's siding that is still in good shape. This saves you money by prolonging the cost replacing all of your home's siding.

Construction Contractor Billing Models

10/08/2020|Categories: General Contractor|

2 MIN READ

A fixed-price contract (full-bid) and change orders are some of the most common types of billing methods used among construction companies. The plan is straight forward and simple to put together for construction projects such as a full house siding replacement, a new roof install, or entire house painting. The contract is an estimate of the amount of work that needs to be done, with a clearly defined scope of work, including timeframes and scope-related risk.

Can You Repair Siding From Wildfire Damage?

10/02/2020|Categories: Siding Repairs|

3 MIN READ

Wildfires thrive in dry conditions, which areas across the country seem to be transitioning to with so many homes at high or extreme wildfire risk. As wildfires spread, we will become familiar with hot temperatures, resulting in persistent droughts. This is why homeowners will have to take proactive steps like using safer siding products to protect homes.

Bend Siding Contractor With A Rock Solid Reputation

09/23/2020|Categories: General Contractor|

2 MIN READ

SFW Construction is announcing the opening of our 9th regional location in the Pacific Northwest and the 3rd this year. We will be bringing our siding and dry rot repair services, along with our lofty reputation for excellence, to Bend to provide Central Oregon with high-quality exterior home repair services they can count on.