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4 Basement Renovation Ideas

New BasementNew York is the city that never sleeps, and the best place to NOT sleep, is the basement. Score Construction offers basement renovation services to residents of Brooklyn and Queens. Not only will a basement remodel make your home more comfortable in the short-term but it will also enhance its value in the case of a future resale. If you are considering a renovation, but are looking for ideas for a new basement, consider these:

Entertainment Room

If you are a family with 2 or more teenage kids, having an entertainment room can give parents peace and quiet on nights and weekends. Flat screen televisions hooked up with Playstation or XBOX can keep your children and their friends entertained for hours at a time.

Getaway Cave

Whether you are looking to watch the Mets or Yankees game in peace, or perhaps looking to watch the latest episode of Scandal, it’s nice to have a spot to getaway. If you live in a neighborhood with some street noise, going to the basement can eliminate that ambient noise.

Recording Studio

Some homeowners in Brooklyn and Queens dabble in music from time to time. Whether it is a hobby, or side gig, you can turn your basement into a studio. Perhaps it’s just a place to mess around with friends, or something more serious.

Second Living Room

For settled families, perhaps there is just not enough space to function in the main living room. Transforming your basement into a second one can settle family disputes about what to watch on television as well as how to best use the space. For basement renovations in Brooklyn and Queens, call (347) 441-4646.

4 Signs of Carpet Damage

Damaged Carpet Replacement

How do residents of Brooklyn and Queens know when it’s time for a new carpet? After all, maintenance can increase the lifespan of your carpet. But when is damage too much damage? Score Construction offers carpet system installation in Brooklyn and Queens. To help determine the best time for carpet replacement, be mindful of these 4 signs of carpet damage:

Allergens

If you have family members with bad allergies, old and degraded carpets can increase their symptoms. This is mostly true for much older carpets that have absorbed allergens over time and are causing the spike in symptoms. Replacing your entire carpet system will provide a clearer air quality for your family.

Permanent Stains

Have you tried everything from carpet cleaner to club soda? If your carpet is stained beyond repair, replacement becomes the only legitimate option, unless of course you want to live with that ugly stain for much longer. While carpet cleaning services can improve many bad stains, there are some that just won’t come out.

Rips & Tears

One thing that carpet cleaners can’t fix is a torn up carpet. If you find yourself adjusting furniture placements to cover up the deformed portions of your carpet system, it could be time to replace it completely. Carpets can even become matted over time, and hurt the aesthetics of your living room, or bedroom.

Smell/Odor

Some carpets might look fine, but the smell becomes overbearing. After years of spilled drinks and pet’s rolling around, the scent of your carpet may be damaged beyond repair. Carpet cleaners can work to improve the smell of the carpet, but depending on the age and lifespan of the system, replacement may end up being cheaper and more beneficial to the homeowner. Call (347) 441-4646 for carpet system installation in Brooklyn & Queens.

Three Benefits of Rubber Roofing

rubber roofing

Rubber roofs also have high impact resistance, and resist general causes of wear.

More and more homeowners have recognized the value and benefits of rubber roofing. Known in the roofing business as EPDM, or ethylene propylene diene terpolymer, rubber roofing has traditionally been employed as a commercial roofing material. Its benefits apply equally well to residences, however. For the installation of rubber roofing in Brooklyn and Queens, NY, trust the experts at Score Construction.

Price and Installation

Rubber roofing compares favorably to all other types of roofing in terms of price. Though you must use a licensed installer, the material is both relatively cheap and easy to install. This fast installation lowers the expenditure of labor to lessen the cost even further. Additionally, installers will glue rubber roofing into place. Other commercial materials require the use of heat, which can adversely affect a homeowner’s insurance.

Water Resistance

The weakest areas for most roofs occur at the seams. The meeting points of roofing components can provide entry for water as the roof ages and fasteners loosen. Most rubber roofs, however, get installed as a single piece. This total lack of seams presents an impenetrable shield against water, and prolongs the life of the roof. 

Durability

Properly installed rubber roofs can last for 50 years or more. Compare this to the typical 20 year lifespan of a shingle roof, and the advantage becomes clear. With less maintenance and requirements for replacement, a rubber roof supplies long-term durability for a home.

Rubber roofs stand as both an economical and practical choice for home roofing. Though some homeowners will not appreciate the look of a rubber roof, other will recognize the utilitarian appeal. For the installation and repair of rubber roofing in Brooklyn and Queens, NY, call Score Construction at (347) 441-4646.

How do I Know When It’s Time to Remodel?

Minor and major changes in the household change the flow of traffic and the need for space and most of all, when it’s time to remodel.
Lifestyle changes greatly affect the feng shui of any house. Whether it’s a single family, a couple, or just one person and an office, you can never quite pinpoint when the change is going to happen. When it does, be ready with the right information and tools you need to make your transition as smooth as possible.

Kitchen

Some families are large but rarely use the kitchen spaces. Having all that space and only using it twice a week to bake cupcakes could be a waste if your family is spending all of their time in your living spaces or simply outside the house. Speak with a contractor or a designer about what kinds of new styles would better suit your cooking habits.

Bathrooms

Remodel time

It’s time to remodel when you have space in certain places you aren’t using and vice versa.

Whatever your circumstances, a bathroom is the last place you want to waste space on and coincidentally the last place you want to have MORE space in. It could just be a simple shift of the toilet or an upgraded bathtub that help the space of your restroom work better with the flow of your home or office.

Living Spaces

If you’re the real outdoorsy type, maybe it’s possible you don’t need a super large living room with a home theater. But you would probably enjoy using that space instead for a large bathroom with a walk-in shower or jet-tub to relax and wind down in after a day out on the slopes or a long day hiking. There are choices for all lifestyles.

Eventually your list will only reveal a time to begin a new remodel that works best for you and your home.

Contact one of our specialists today by calling (347) 441-4646. We’re happy to help with questions or to get started on your next remodel.

The Importance of Rain Gutters

Most homeowners underestimate the importance of rain gutters. These vital accessories to your roof protect your home from water and rain damage. Additionally, a well-designed drainage system will add years to the overall life of your roof.

If you limit your gutter maintenance to the occasional clean-out, then you may have a need for gutter repair or replacement. Like any part of your home, gutters have a limited lifespan. Once they begin to fail, your entire home, from roof to foundation, can suffer the consequences.

rain gutters

To maintain your gutters, clean them regularly and check for signs of damage.

Signs Your Gutters Need Replacement

Several signs indicate that your rain gutters have reached the end of their life. First of all, if they sag or hang loosely from your house, it becomes impossible for them to function properly. Gutters that sag will create an opportunity to water to overflow. As water collects around your house, it forms pools that will eventually seep into your foundation.

Additionally, look for signs of rust or peeling paint around your gutters. These general signs of wear suggest that it’s time for replacement. 

How Rain Gutters Protect Your Home

Without gutters, rain would do considerable damage to your home. Gutters draw and collect water from your roof. If water collects on your roof, it will degrade your shingles, promote the growth of mold, and eventually lead to rot. The transfer of water away from your house serves as the second primary function of gutters.

Water that collects too close to your house threatens your foundation. As the water destabilizes the earth, your foundation will crack. Water can also seep underneath to form slab leaks, a damaging scenario in which water invades  your ground floor or basement.

If non-functioning gutters have already caused damage to your home, call Score Construction at (347) 441-4646. We exist to serve the needs of our clients in the Brooklyn and Queens area.

 

4 Tips To Choose The Best Carpet For Your Home

Carpets are one of the best details in our home. It’s comfortable, adds some color, and can really add a new element to the room. When adding new carpet to your home, it’s important to find carpets that will look good in your home and feel good when you walk on it. Here are four tips to choose the best carpet for your home.

4 Tips To Choose The Best Carpet For Your Home

Want to Find The Best Carpet For Your Home? Consider These Tips When Purchasing Carpet!

Padding

When choosing what carpet to use, you first need to pick the perfect padding. Without the perfecting padding, walking on your floors is going to hurt. The padding is there to make the floors that much more comfortable. Padding also helps the appearance of the floor and also adds insulation.

Fiber

Another thing to considering when choosing carpets is the fiber. There are five main fibers to choose from: nylon, olefin, polyester, triexta, and wool. Each fiber has it’s own uniqueness and pros, so when choosing carpets, you’ll need to decide what fiber will best suit your home.

Types

There are four types of carpeting to choose from which are frieze (twist), loop, pattern, and texture. Each type will offer a different look, feel, and style to your room. Depending on what the overall theme your rooms will depend on what type of carpet you will choose.

Color

Just like fiber and type, you want to find a color that is going to look great with the look and feel of your room.

Looking for installation for your new carpets in Queens, NY? Call the professionals at Score Construction at (347) 441-4646 today!

When A Homeowner Needs To Get A Roof Inspection

The roof is one of the most important parts of our home. It gives us shelter and ensures we are protected from the outside elements and inclement weather. Having a roof inspection can help keep a roof in good condition, but there are a few times when roof inspections are really necessary. Here are four times when you need a roof inspection for your home’s roof.

When A Homeowner Needs To Get A Roof Inspection

Roofer Is Inspecting A Residential Roof.

Moving

If you are moving into a new home, you want to get an inspection to ensure the roof is in good condition. If you are moving out of your home, get a roof inspection so you know if you need to make repairs before you put your home on the market.

Storm

Getting an inspection after a terrible storm will determine if you have roof damage. Once you know what kind of damage has been done, you can get the proper repairs.

Fall Season

Before the winter months come around, it’s best to get an inspection in the fall to make sure your roof can handle the ice and snow. If there are any repairs that need to be done, this would be a great time to get them fixed.

Age of Your Roof

If your roof is between the ages of 15-20 years old, regular inspections can make sure your roof is still holding up. With regular inspections, you will know exactly when it’s time to have your roof replaced.

If you need residential roofing services in Brooklyn or Queens, NY, give the professionals at Score Construction a call at (347) 441-4646 today!

Oh No! My Roof Has A Leak! – Tips To Deal With A Leak

Photo of leakThere is nothing worse than finding your roof has a leak. This is usually noticed as discoloration on your ceiling and water dripping to your floor below. Calling a roofer is always your first step in the process of fixing your roof, however, some roofers may not be readily available for an emergency repair. What can you do in the meantime?

Steps To Take With A Roof Leak

#1 Save Your Valuables!

First thing’s first, move your furniture, electronics and other valuable items away from the drip. This will keep them from receiving a ridiculous amount of damage. You may also take a chance to document items that have been affected by the leak. This may come in handy later during your insurance claim.

#2 Find The Origin

Always see if you can find the leak itself by tracing back its steps. In your attic look for the source. If you cannot find the leak initially, or it is a particularly dry day, there is a test you can do with a friend. One of you will pour water down the roof while the other looks for the leak.

#3 Slow The Damage

There are many ways to can temporarily halt the progression of the leaking roof by using a bucket or pan to catch the water or even patching the area. Remember that measures like roof patches are just that, temporary, and your roof must be serviced by a roofer to ensure it gets back to its best.

Do you find your roof is in need or repair? Call Score Construction today at (347) 441-4646 to get started today!

4 Signs You Need A Roof Replacement For Your Home

Your roof is crucial to keeping your home and family safe from the elements outside. Unfortunately, our roofs can become worn and weathered and will need replacing. But when exactly do you know when you need a roof replacement? Here are four signs your home is in need of a new roof.

4 Signs You Need A Roof Replacement For Your Home

Your Roof Is Up In Years

If you have a typical shingle roof, your roof should last 20-25 years. If you roof is nearing or over 25 years of age, you should consider a roof replacement.

The Shingles Are Curling or Missing

Curling shingles are a sign that your roof is deteriorating. If the shingles are cupping or clawing, then your roof should be replaced to avoid leaks and other damage. If you are missing shingles altogether, that’s another sign you need a roof replacement. A few missing shingles are okay, but big sections of shingles missing it not.

Your Roof Is Covered in Moss and Algae

While this is seen as a cosmetic issue, it can also affect the life of your roof. Moss and algae can cause your roof to hold onto moisture and can ruin the granules on your shingles. Consider a roof replacement or have your roof checked out.

You’re Finding Shingle Granules in Your Gutters

Finding a few granules in your gutters are common, but if you are finding a ton of granules in your gutters than you might need a roof replacement, especially if your roof is 10-15 years old.

If you are needing residential or commercial roofing in Brooklyn, NY call Score Construction at (347) 441-4646 for quality roofing services at an affordable price.

 

Roofing: Winter Troubles

ice dams and snow on roofWinter is here which means ice and snow will begin accumulating on your roof. If your roof has some weak patches or damaged shingles, you may run the risk of leaks beginning to cause trouble in the roof that will slowly make its way into the house.

If you’ve been dealing with some winter weather already, climb into the attic and check the ceiling for any patches that indicate the roof has begun to leak. Getting this fixed right away will save you the hassle of having to repair your roof and replace insulation and other damaged areas of the attic. Leaving a leaky roof only allows the damage to become even worse.

When your roof requires repairs, an experienced roofer can inspect the integrity of your roof while fixing up damaged areas. This will ensure that your roof is sealed up tight and you won’t have something else crop up later on.

Issues like poor roof ventilation can cause some serious trouble during the winter. Without proper air flow, ice and snow with melt and refreeze that can form ice dams along the edges of the roof. These ice dams are very heavy and can create more leaks or even a cave in if the roof is already in disrepair.

Whether you need repairs or a brand new roof, you can count on the team at Score Construction to get the job done. We are available for roofing and renovations in Brooklyn, NJ and Queens, NY. Just give us a call at (347) 441-4646 to learn more about our services.