DIY


03/30/2017 02:01 PM
Lafayette Homeowners Should Watch This Informative Video
The basics for window replacement - including energy savings, styles, and options. In Lafayette we have a lot of hot weather that is just around the corner, and one of the best ways to save energy is to prevent your cool air from your air conditioning to escape through old, drafty windows. This brief video shares what you can expect with energy savings, and some of the options for window styles.  Of course, you should call and set an appointment with one of our energy saving experts to fin [...]
03/16/2017 01:48 PM
The True Cost Of Window Replacement - Know What's Important
Call Jim Olivier's Home Improvement to request a free estimate and find out how affordable it will be to replace your old windows. ​Some of our Lafayette area homes are a bit dated, and some windows have obviously been in the home since it was initially built. Of course, homeowners need to avoid unnecessary costs and so you would not want to change a window unless it is in your best interest to do so.An old window can c [...]
02/23/2017 03:19 PM
Shutters Are Excellent For Lafayette Area Homes and Businesses to Improve Security and Protect Against Hurricanes
Security shutters can protect your windows and doors and are an excellent way to maintain peace of mind in the face of increased crime and looting. Our shutters are an excellent crime deterrent system.Our shutters are attractive, but don't let that fool you: they help to protect your home and family against threats such as burglary and vandalism by making it difficult for a thief to access your windows and doors. On [...]
02/26/2015 01:56 PM
The Cold Weather  Exposes Poor Insulation Around Winodws
Even if your windows have high performing glass and keep out the cold, the walls and the insulation around your walls may be the problem behind the cold creeping into your home. Place your hand to the side of the window and around the window frame to see if there is a cold draft. If you can feel the cold coming in, chances are the window installer didn't do a good job insulating around your windows. We can come and check your windows for you -- give us a call and we'll give you a free estimate.& [...]
02/19/2015 01:55 PM
Ask Questions, Make Comments - Let Us Help You Make Your Home More Comfortable And Energy Efficient.
The  Invisible  But Very Noticeable Differences You'll Notice With  New Windows Here's a quick test to tell whether or not you need to weatherize your home: on a cold night, stand next to your windows and put your hand against the glass. If the window is really cold, you should have them checked. Hold your hand about an inch from the window and see if you can feel a draft. if there is a draft, then you'll be losing a lot of energy --that cool air in the summer, and the warm air i [...]
05/11/2017 09:00 AM
3 Summer Home Improvements You Can’t Live Without
3 Summer Home Improvements You Can’t Live Without

Nashville’s gorgeous (albeit wet) spring is swiftly drawing to a close. Summer is on the horizon and we think it’s best to be prepared. We’ve got a few ways to help you make the most out of your home and outdoor spaces this summer. These popular home improvement projects are [...]

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05/02/2017 12:25 PM
5 Things to Never Store in Your Garage
5 Things to Never Store in Your Garage

We all use our garages for different reasons. Some of us use them to park our cars, store gardening equipment, power tools, deep freezers, unused furniture and even off-season clothes. While storing those items in your garage may be harmless, there are a few things that one should definitely not [...]

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04/27/2017 07:53 PM
Reasons to Remodel Your Kitchen
Reasons to Remodel Your Kitchen

The kitchen is known as the most popular place in a home as it is where people tend to gather together, so why not make sure that it’s exactly the way you want it to be? At Stratton Exteriors, we first like to hear what our clients’ top priorities are [...]

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03/24/2017 12:36 AM
Garage Storage Ideas
Garage Storage Ideas

We’ve been building a lot of garages these days. Lots of you store several of your belongings in your garage, so we thought we’d share some ways to organize your garage in the best way possible. Garage organization is not expensive and fairly easy to accomplish, too. Tool Storage: Many [...]

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03/12/2017 03:12 PM
Tips for Preparing Your Home for Spring
Tips for Preparing Your Home for Spring

As the weather is quickly changing and winter is coming to a close, it’s time to start thinking about what you need to do to get your home ready for spring. Spring is usually an exciting time of the year as lots of folks are spending more time outside and [...]

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02/22/2017 09:33 AM
Outdoor Fence Installations
Outdoor Fence Installations

Nashville is a very family and dog-friendly city, as you probably know. Do you have a safe place for them to run around? We are doing more and more outdoor fence installations, so if you’ve been thinking about installing a nice picket fence or a tall cedar fence, we can [...]

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02/17/2017 04:46 PM
Back Deck Installation
Back Deck Installation

With spring just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about all the outdoor fun you can start having. That could include backyard barbeques, bonfires, movie nights outside or all three! Do you have an outdoor space for people to hang out at? We hope so! One of our [...]

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02/10/2017 06:13 PM
A Tour of the Turquoise Duplex
A Tour of the Turquoise Duplex

One of the builds we did last year was this duplex in East Nashville. As you can tell, this project is a little bit more colorful than some of our previous projects you’ve seen. When you walk in to them, you will see that we went with the open floor [...]

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01/23/2017 08:00 PM
Best Doors for Your Home
Best Doors for Your Home

There are a multitude of different doors available for your home. We like to use a variety of doors depending on the aesthetic of the home and what our customer is looking for, of course. We’ve used wood doors, glass doors, framed and paneled doors. Framed and paneled doors are [...]

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01/16/2017 02:58 PM
Before and After: A New Porch!
Before and After: A New Porch!

Don’t you love it when the weather is nice enough to sit out on your front porch? We do. Even though winter has just begun (sort of, if you live in Nashville), doesn’t mean you shouldn’t start thinking about warmer weather and being outdoors a little more. Last year we [...]

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