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Is Your Carpet Telling You Something?

Is your carpet stained? Is it old? Does it smell? Are you tired of paying for carpet cleaning service? If you're wondering if it is time to replace your carpet, here are six signs it's time to find new flooring.

1. Spots and stains. If your carpet is stained, spotty, or stains are not coming up with steam cleaning or spot treatment, it's time to consider replacing your carpet. Pet stains can be especially hard to remove and urine and feces can leak down through the carpet into the padding and concrete below. Urine and feces not only cause odors, but also mold, and mildew to develop. Over time, these things can lead to serious health hazards.

2. Tears. If your carpet is torn and frayed, we're afraid the best solution is to simply replace your carpet. This is because it is very hard to repair damaged carpet or find a match for it, especially a years after installation. You may also find that if you choose the repair route, the job only lasts a few years.

3. General wear and tear. Carpet in high traffic areas such as your hallways and stairs is going to wear out faster than carpet in other rooms. Wear on carpet includes staining from dirt being tracked in and matting when of fibers. Some carpets are more resilient to wear, but all carpet has a limit to how well it will hold up to regular use.

4. You are sneezing more often. If you're sneezing more frequently or experiencing more allergy symptoms, it is time to replace your carpeting. Carpets trap hair, dander, dust, and other allergens, causing your sinuses to suffer.

5. Your carpet is lumpy or bumpy. Lumps and bumps in your carpet are a sign that the carpet padding is breaking down and it is time for a replacement.

6. It's just old. Shag and even some kinds of Berber carpeting can date your home. If you want to update your look, change your flooring. Carpet is not your only option - other available and trending flooring materials include tile, tile-look wood, hand-scraped wood, and even luxury vinyl.

Is your carpet saying it’s time to be replaced? Call Chipman Contract at 972-841-5082 to discuss your new flooring needs.

Plano Homeowners – Why You Should Replace Your Windows

When you think about home remodeling and renovation of your Plano home, you probably think about things like new cabinets, a kitchen upgrade, and maybe even changing your flooring, but do you think about replacing your windows? Replacing your windows may not be as glamorous as some of the projects we just mentioned, but it is something to consider if your home is over 10 years old.

Consider replacing your windows if they have damaged or broken frames or sashes, or if they have become warped. High Texas temperatures and regular sun exposure can cause windows to warp or age prematurely. Windows that stick, and won’t open, or won’t stay open are windows are good candidates for replacement.

One more weather-related reason to replace your windows – if they’ve been through severe weather. The winds and humidity of storms like hurricanes and tornadoes can compromise the integrity of your windows, and leave you at risk of mold or other damage.

If your windows are damaged, in disrepair, or look old, that also impacts how your house will look. Consider how your windows are affecting your overall curb appeal and replace if necessary.

Another reason to replace your windows is that you are noticing higher electric bills. Over time, window seals wear away and stop keeping the outside from coming into your home. Worn seals mean your home’s heating and cooling system has to work harder to maintain temperatures.

Also, when this seal is worn away, pests can find their way into your home, too. Replacing your windows with newer, Energy Star Efficient windows can reduce your heating and cooling costs and keep pests outside. (Note: Some electric companies provide rebates for window upgrades.)

If you’re thinking about replacing your windows and wondering what kind of window is best for your home, call Chipman Contracting today at 972-841-5082.

Remodel or Move

Do you feel like you’ve outgrown your house- but you’re really not sure if you want to move in this fast-paced market? Remodeling your home may be your best option. Chipman Contracting helps homeowners in Carrollton and many cities across North Texas get the space they need without the stress of moving.

Reasons to Remodel? 

Staying is Stable. Moving is one of the most stressful situations in life- listed just after divorce and loss of a loved one. It’s especially when you factor in what you will be leaving behind. Over the years, you’ve probably grown pretty attached to your house, neighbors, schools, and your neighborhood.

The Market is Moving Fast. The real estate market is moving fast, and the search for your next home may take a while. If you’re not prepared for the stress of searching for a home and the stress of selling your existing home, remodeling is for you. 

The Fear of the Unknown. Moving into someone else’s house could mean inheriting someone else’s (expensive) problems. You know your home like the back of your hand. You know when had essential maintenance, when you replaced the roof, and that the third stair from the top creaks when you step on it.

Get What You Want. When you remodel, you can choose everything you want instead of having to move into a home that may not have everything you want or need. You can skip settling on a house you aren’t totally in love with by remodeling the house you already love. While building a brand new home is an option, it is often a very lengthy and costly process. You may also be limited by available styles and materials your builder offers while remodeling your home brings you endless options to upgrade and update. 

If you dream it, Chipman Contracting can do it. Call us to today at 972.841.5082 to schedule a consultation to discuss your remodeling plans.


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