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SFW Construction Home Repair Blog

Why Do We Use Cedar For Trim And Fascia?

02/09/2021|Categories: General Contractor|

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.

Window Leak Repair – Why Are My Windows Still Leaking?

01/14/2021|Categories: Window Repairs|

5 MIN READ

Part of owning a home includes cleaning, maintaining, and repairing the house when necessary so you can continue to enjoy your space and its surroundings. Unfortunately, things happen; one thing in the Pacific Northwest that is common is window leaks. This can sometimes be a challenge, especially if you have not experienced a specific issue, like a water leak before, and need to call a window leak repair expert. 

Protect Your Seattle Home From Lead Paint

12/11/2020|Categories: Lead Paint Removal|

3 MIN READ

Living in a Seattle home built before 1978 with lead paint can be toxic, especially for children. The risks can be consequential and cause severe damage to the body. You may face other lead-related challenges as a Seattle homeowner, such as paint flaking and cracking, which changes your home’s overall appearance.

How To Qualify For Home Repair Financing

11/19/2020|Categories: General Contractor|

1 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.