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Why You Need Energy Efficient Window

Posted on: April 17th, 2018 by commAdmin No Comments

When trying to decide whether or not you should invest in energy efficient windows, you should first ask yourself a few important questions. First and foremost, are your energy bills extremely high? Next, is your home hot in the middle of the summer and cold and drafty in the winter? When the weather starts getting humid do your old winters fog up? And finally are your windows old, out of style and just plain old unattractive? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, investing in new, energy efficient windows would be a very smart use of your money. Not only will your home be comfortable all year long, you will love your lower energy bills and the look of your gorgeous new windows.

Here at Community Builders of Little Rock we are extremely proud to carry the highly acclaimed EnviroView windows. Our windows are extremely energy efficient and contain a low-E coating and airtight installation. This guarantees an airtight fit with absolutely no gaps and leaks. Our windows will keep your air conditioned air in place in the hot summer and your heated air inside in the cold, winter months. Our energy efficient windows also block out harmful UV rays.

Our selection of high quality, energy efficient windows is large and includes our popular and versatile Double Hung windows. We also carry Bay, Bow, Picture, Casement, Garden, etc. Our EnviroView windows are also available in a large selection of designer colors to match any style. We even offer a selection of beautiful woodgrains to coordinate with your home. Our windows are also incredibly durable and made to stand up to any and all weather conditions. They will never rot, peel or fade. When the time is right to invest in new, top of the line replacement windows, we hope you choose a trusted and respected company, like us here at Community Builders Little Rock.

Why a Sunroom/ Pergola Makes a Great Addition to any Home

Posted on: March 21st, 2018 by commAdmin No Comments

Are you looking to add some valuable square footage to your home without breaking the bank? Sunrooms/Pergolas are great way to do this. Here at CBI Little Rock, we make the entire process simple and worry-free. The most you will ever have to do is pick up the phone. The first question most of our customers have is, what exactly a Pergola is. This is a great question. Basically, a Pergola is an outdoor space/room with cross rafters and no walls. It provides a light and airy oasis for you and your family to relax in. You can sip coffee, serve dinner, create a game room, or just relax and admire the great outdoors in. You will absolutely love enjoying the great outdoors in the comforts of your new space. Many tell us they love to watch the birds and squirrels play but can’t take the intense temps of summer. The same is true in the cold winter months. With your new space, you will be able to enjoy the great outdoors from the comforts of indoors while sipping your favorite beverage.

Pergolas are larger than arbors and are generally free standing. However, they can be attached to another building very easily. Our Sunrooms/Pergola’s are available in five beautiful, designer styles including Elizabethan, Classic, Vaulted, Solarium and Contemporary.

Sunroom/Pergola Benefits include:

*Added Square Footage.
*Affordable
*Increases Value of your Home.
*Gives you a Retreat to melt the day’s stresses away.
*Offered in several styles/designer colors to blend seamlessly.
*Virtually Maintenance Free.
No need to worry that your Pergola/Sunroom is going to look out of place and like an “add-on” to your home. Here at CBI Little Rock, we work very hard to blend your Pergola/sunroom seamlessly into your existing home. In fact, we custom build our Sunrooms/Pergolas so that they will coordinate beautifully with the style of your home. Local home improvement experts here in the Little Rock Metro, all agree that adding a Sunroom/Pergola is a great investment. They also say if you ever try to sell your home, a Pergola gives you the advantage over homes that don’t have one! Remember the most work you’ll have to do is picking up the phone and calling us here at CBI Little Rock. We’d love the opportunity to give you the Sunroom/Pergola you’ve always wanted.

 

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Transform your Shower with LuxStone™ Shower Styles

Posted on: February 21st, 2018 by commAdmin No Comments

If you are looking for a way to really create a gorgeous spa like retreat in your shower, look no further than LuxStone™ Shower Styles. You will not believe how this one product can enhance your entire bathroom. If your shower is dull and drab and you’ve just turned a blind eye to it, we can help. Many homeowners leave their ugly showers “as is” because they fear a lengthy remodel will have to take place or a full demo project. Not the case with our LuxStone™ Shower Styles. Our gorgeous shower transformations can be completed in as little as one day! That’s right, one day!

Our LuxStone™ shower walls come from the high quality Kohler® brand of bath products. Our LuxStone™ shower walls are incredibly low maintenance and high quality. No matter which style you choose LuxStone™ does not support the growth of mold, mildew, and bacteria. Cleaning LuxStone™ is a breeze. Just wipe down with a wet, soft cloth, and it’s original sparkle will return. Plus, we can customize any design configuration you have in mind, including different designs, styles and patterns with shower bases, wall accessories, fixtures and hardware. Our beautiful shower walls are available in designer styles like, White Brick, Veincut Sandbar and Veincut Dune, etc.

Bathroom remodeling has come so far. If you have always wanted a shower that helps you melt away the stresses of the day, LuxStone™ Shower Styles is your solution. We can transform your dark and dingy shower and turn it into a spa like retreat in as little as one day! The only thing you have to lose if your ugly and depressing shower. If you want to once and for all have a shower you look forward to, give us a call here at CBI Little Rock. Many of our thousands of satisfied customers tell us the only thing they regret is waiting as long as they did to make the call.

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Relining Vs. Reglazing Your Bath

Posted on: January 23rd, 2018 by commAdmin No Comments

If you are living with an old and ugly bathtub, stop turning a blind eye and get a bathtub you are proud to show off. This isn’t your parent’s era anymore. The bathroom remodeling industry has come a long way. Now that the year is 2018, you have some affordable choices when it comes to your unsightly bathtub. Many home improvement companies will try and sell you on reglazing your old bathtub. Here at CBI Little Rock, we instead offer the highest quality custom fit acrylic bath liners.

Our bath liners will solve all of your ugly bathtub problems quickly and affordably. Most of the time we can have your job completed in as little as one day. You can have a beautiful new tub without having to deal with a time consuming, messy and expensive tear-out! Plus, our bath liners are made 100% in the U.S.A.

Our bath liners are also made of acrylic so you will never have a problem with peeling, cracking, mildew or mold. They are simple to keep clean and sparkling and are built incredibly strong so they will last for many years to come. We believe in our bath liners and know they are high quality which is why we stand behind them with a Lifetime Guarantee.

Here at CBI Little Rock, we want our customers to understand why we don’t offer bathtub reglazing. Sure, bathtub reglazing can temporarily restore the look of your old bathtub, it just doesn’t last. You see, plastic reglazing coatings are a lot less durable than your original bathtub enamel or porcelain finish. Reglazing your bathtub is not very durable and is definitely not as chip and impact resistant as your original tub finish.

So there you have it. Everything you need to know about relining vs. reglazing your bathtub. We would love to come out and take a look at your bathtub and show you our bathtub liner options. Our liners come in many designer colors and styles and because they are custom fit to your tub, we will give you the perfect fit! Remember, in as little as one day, CBI Little Rock can transform your eyesore tub and give you a tub you love using and showing off!

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3 Popular Metal Roof Myths

Posted on: January 11th, 2018 by commAdmin No Comments

Metal roofs are growing in popularity for a number of reasons. However, there are still several misconceptions that exist concerning metal roofs that dissuade homeowners from making the transition. Today, we’ll be covering a few of the more pertinent myths surrounding metal roofs. This will provide insight as to why these myths are just flat-out false or just making use of outdated information.

Metal Roof Myth 1

Lack of style selection/unattractive aesthetic

It’s a common misconception among homeowners that there is a lack of options when it comes to metal roofing style or that it is unattractive. Many homeowners hear the term “metal roofs” and immediately imagine an old barn style roof of rustic quality. However, metal roofs have come quite a long way. While the traditional vertical seam style is still an option and is attractive in its own right, there are a number of other styles available as well. These styles include metal tile, metal shake, metal shingles, stone-coated, and a variety of others. Furthermore, our metal roof varieties are available in a number of colors that are perfect for enhancing or accenting the curb appeal of your home.

Metal Roof Myth 2

Increased Noise Level

The potential for increased noise level is a stigma that has followed metal roofs around for years. After all, it makes sense that rain beating down on metal would make more noise than if it were to come down on something like shingles. Despite the age and strength of this myth, it is still just a myth. In actuality, metal roofs are no louder than a standard shingle roof. In fact, it may be even quieter since metal roofs are most often installed over an existing shingle roof or have a solid sheathing attached to the underlayment.

Metal Roof Myth 3

Prone to Lightning Strikes

Metal roofs are no more prone to lightning strikes than shingle roofs. This misconception most likely stems from the common knowledge that metal is a strong conductor of electricity. However, its conductivity won’t attract lightning to your home. Lightning has a tendency to strike the tallest object in the vicinity. Unless your home is the tallest object or structure in the area, the potential for a lightning strike is not very high regardless of whether you have a metal roof or a shingle one.

Why Metal Roofing is Right for You

Now that we’ve dispelled three of the more prominent myths concerning metal roofs, it’s time to briefly discuss some of the benefits. The largest selling point of a metal roof is its longevity. Metal roofs are quoted at lasting 50+ years. Their endurance and durability often means that you won’t ever have to fully replace your roof again. Another great benefit is that they can aid in the overall energy efficiency of your home. That’s not to say that a metal roof alone will dramatically reduce your home’s energy consumption but they do tend to perform better than standard shingle roofs under the same circumstances. A large reason for this is that metal roofs possess a reflective quality that asphalt does not. To learn more about what makes metal roofing a great option, contact CBI Little Rock today!

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How Efficient Are Your Windows

Posted on: January 4th, 2018 by commAdmin No Comments

Energy efficiency for your home windows is a hot commodity, especially during these winter months. Windows that are old, worn, or damaged wreak havoc on your utilities and have the potential of severely hindering the amount of comfort you feel in your home. It’s for reasons such as these that routinely maintaining or replacing windows is of the utmost importance. Before deciding on your window purchase, one of your priorities should be to make sure you know what you’re looking for with regards to a window’s energy efficiency. Today, we’re going to offer our insights into what important components are used to increase a window’s energy performance.

A Means Toward Energy Efficiency

· Multi-Pane Construction: The majority of modern windows are available with multi-pane options, which can vastly improve its energy efficiency. Double-pane is practically an industry standard at this point and if you want to further improve on your new windows’ energy efficiency, then we suggest looking into triple-pane options as well.

Multi-pane windows make use of multiple panes of glass placed parallel to one another in the frame. The multiple panes not only provide an additional barrier with the glass, they also create a thermal barrier with the small space in between the panes.

· Insulating Gas Fills: Multi-pane windows are available with the option of insulating gas that fills the space between the panes. This quality adds yet another layer of obstruction between the interior of your home and the outside elements.

The two gases that are primarily used for this are Argon and Krypton, the latter of which is of higher quality due to its greater density.

· Low-E Glass: Low-E Glass uses a thin film made of multiple layers that aids in reducing the amount of light and heat transfer into and out of your home. There are many varieties of Low-E glass available so make sure to consult a window expert before investing in a brand of Low-E insulated windows.

· Multi-Chamber Frames: Frames that are designed with multiple chambers within the body are a must have for homeowners looking for energy efficient windows. Vinyl framed windows are typically made with multiple chambers. The idea behind the multi-chambered design is to create multiple spaces within the frame in which dead air gets trapped to create a thermal break. The thermal break aids in the reduction of heat transfer into and out of your home.

· Spacers: Multi-pane windows are equipped with spacer in the frame. High-quality spacers are designed to keep any insulating gas from leaking out of the construction, as well as keep the glass from moving out of place when the frame expands or contracts during extreme weather conditions. One of the top brands of spacers is the warm edge spacer.

Energy Efficient Window Professionals

Taking into account all of the above factors when shopping for replacement windows will help ensure that your home is equipped with high-performance windows. Another great way to identify energy efficient windows is to look for the Blue Energy Star label, which indicates when a window has exceeded government standards for energy efficiency. To learn more about how replacement windows can improve your home, contact CBI Little Rock today!

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Know Your Siding Types

Posted on: December 28th, 2017 by commAdmin No Comments

Siding replacement is one of the best improvement you can make to your Little Rock home. New siding can be a breath of fresh air for homeowners in terms of updating home beauty, style, and energy efficiency. Here at CBI Little Rock, we do our best to ensure that you’re able to find the perfect exterior for your home. There are several siding types available but only a few top the list in terms of cost, beauty, durability, and efficiency so it’s important to know your siding types.

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is among the most popular choices in the industry. It’s moderately priced but doesn’t sacrifice beauty or efficiency. It’s made up of a vinyl polymer to create a siding product of exceptional durability and style. Additionally, it requires little to no maintenance and never needs to be painted since the color is ingrained in the panels.

Our best-selling siding is a special vinyl composite siding that’s fused together with an insulated foam backing. The foam backing provides an extra barrier between you and the outside, in turn, keeping you more comfortable inside your home all year long. The foam backer also enhances exterior noise reduction, durability, form, rigidity, and elimination of unsightly seams.

Wood Siding

There’s no dispute that wood siding looks great, which is its strongest advantage. There are many wood species from which you can choose, each possessing a distinct and rich look steeped in architectural tradition. However, wood siding has the unfortunate disadvantage that it is on the expensive side. The production and labor costs tend to put the option just outside of reach. Wood siding is also far more laborious to maintain throughout the years and is more susceptible to pest infestation.

Fiber Cement

Fiber cement siding is made with a mixture of sand, cement, and cellulose fibers. Its unique composition make it exceptionally strong, durable, and resistant to pests. It’s also resistant to rot, impacts, and fire. Unfortunately, this variety of siding is also on the more expensive side of the spectrum when compared to its vinyl composite cousin. Fiber cement is also a siding that requires painting and other maintenance as time passes.

Aluminum

Aluminum siding was once a very viable option in lieu of the more expensive wooden variety. However, it has since fallen from grace as more financially viable siding options became available. Due to its lackluster energy efficiency and aesthetic, it has fallen behind in popularity when compared to vinyl and fiber cement. Aside from its poor energy efficiency, aluminum siding also tends suffer more from general impacts than the more popular varieties.

Siding Experts in Little Rock

Now that you know more about the siding options that are available, you can start shopping around. At CBI Little Rock, we gladly carry the highly effective foam-backed vinyl composite siding type. We’re more than happy to provide you with a free siding quote the moment you contact us. Let us help improve the quality and beauty of your home today!

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Top Bathtub Material Types

Posted on: December 20th, 2017 by commAdmin No Comments

The bathtub is one of the most important aspects of your bathroom and is definitely the point of focus. That’s why you should take careful consideration when it comes to choosing what type of bathtub you get. This is especially applicable concerning replacement bathtubs since they offer you a chance to reinvent your bathroom’s aesthetic. There are several bathtub types available and we’re here to help you find the best one for your Arkansas bathroom!

Acrylic

Acrylic bathtubs are currently one of the most popular options on the market today due to their affordability and customizability. Acrylic tubs are thermoformed and custom-made to fit in any space in your bathroom. Additionally, they are excellent at retaining heat so you can enjoy a warm, relaxing bath for extended periods of time. They are also very easy to clean and don’t foster the growth of mold and mildew.

Fiberglass

Fiberglass material is made by combining a polyester resin with woven glass fibers. The mixture is then formed into a gel and evenly sprayed over the mold for a bathtub. Bathtubs of this type are some of the most affordable available. However, their “Achilles’s heel” is their porous nature, which makes them harder to clean and more likely to succumb to mold and mildew. Another disadvantage of fiberglass tubs is that they can be brittle and quite susceptible to cracking.

Cast Iron

Cast iron is a time tested material for any construct, even bathtubs. Cast iron tubs are known to be extremely reliable and highly desirable over the years. They are made when melted iron is poured and formed into the shape of your new tub. This means that the shape of your tub is completely customizable. They have proven to be incredibly durable, strong, and have a high value for heat retention. Unfortunately, they do have some considerable drawbacks on top of their benefits. The largest drawback is that they are quite expensive. Secondly, they are very heavy, which means that your bathroom may need extra work in order to support the extra weight.

Stone or Wood

Stone and wood are two other fairly popular bathtub types. Though they are less common, they do bring an extra sense of style and elegance to your home bathroom. Each are available in many different types of naturally occurring materials. The source material provides you with an exotic looking bathtub unlike any other. Unfortunately, both of these tub types can be quite costly due to the expense of the source material and extra labor needed for the formation. Furthermore, both of these tub types require far more maintenance than their less costly acrylic counterpart.

Bath Experts Little Rock

If you’re still having trouble deciding which type of bathtub material is the best one for your home, then reach out to our bath remodelers here at CBI Little Rock. Our experts have years of experience in the world of bathroom remodeling. To learn more about your replacement bathtub options, contact us today to schedule your free consultation!

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