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Carports/patios/sunrooms/windows/doors

Protect your Car, Outdoor Tools, Gardening Supplies, and More!

Want to protect your vehicles and outside equipment from the elements, but don’t want to add on a full garage? Consider a carport from Advance Remodeling of Maryland. Carports can provide weather protection for your car, lawn and garden equipment, and other outdoor tools and items for far less than a typical garage.

These structures can also provide a nice covered sitting or grilling area for your home. Many of our clients build two-car carports, and use one side for their grill and a relaxing covered sitting area. Contact us for your free, no obligation carport estimate.

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Bring the Outside in with our Patio Enclosures

Many homes in Baltimore city and the suburbs have porches, patios or decks that are easily converted into patio enclosures. Other homes are most often patio or deck-ready. Either way, Advance Remodeling can add a patio enclosure to expand your space, and bring some of the outside in.

Patio use is not limited to good weather! We do 2-3 season screen patio enclosures, and 3-4 season glass patio enclosures. We can even install carpet, electricity, ceiling fans and even heat to make your patio enclosure useable all year long. Contact us for your free, no obligation patio estimate.

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Patio Enclosures

One of the most popular and well-used additions to a home can be a patio enclosure. Weather and climate often prohibit us from spending time on our patios or decks, but with a patio enclosure, you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the outdoors with all the comforts of being indoors.

Patio enclosures can provide a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy the outdoors with the added comfort and protection of being indoors. Besides creating an enjoyable entertainment area, patio enclosures also provide valuable living space to your home, often at a fraction of the cost of a home addition.

Using the existing patio, an enclosure can be installed using glass, screens or framing it in like the rest of the home. These structures can be elaborated with heating and air-conditioning vents connected to the central unit or simply screened in with an awning in place of a roof.

Sunrooms

Sunrooms are a wise investment. They may even become the most used room in the home. They can be a place to read the morning paper, a home office, or turned into a spa and exercise room. The possibilities are endless, so make the decision that works for you.

There are four common styles of sunrooms; straight, cathedral, curved and conservatory.

  • Straight style sunrooms work well adding to an existing patio. By adding glass panes and siding to your existing patio, a beautiful sunroom can be created that will extend the length of use for your space.
  • Cathedral style sunrooms have an elegant, high center beam. A sloped roof and vaulted ceilings are a great architectural accent to any home. Insulated roofing helps prevent heat loss through the high ceiling.
  • Curved style sunrooms allow in the most light. The glass pane walls curve overhead to form the roofing structure.
  • Conservatory style sunrooms are like the curved style in that they allow a greater amount of light than straight or cathedral style sunrooms, but are unique because their roof is made up of numerous panes of glass joined together at a central beam.

Additions

Additions are a structure added to an existing home. They can be built up, down or out. Keep in mind the amount of land there is to build on and how the addition will change the look and layout of the home and yard.

A good choice is to build the addition on the ground level. Building on this level makes sense if you plan to live in the home for a long time due to the difficulty of climbing stairs with age.

If the addition is meant to add extra space to the master bedroom or to add another room entirely, a second-floor addition is a good idea. Also, since building up doesn’t require foundation work, a second-floor addition can be a less expensive option.

Screened Porches

Screened porches offer all the benefits of a beautiful porch, while also providing protection against annoying insects. When you want to enjoy the outdoors without the hassle that comes with it, a screened-in-porch is the perfect solution.

Screening in an existing porch is less costly than building an addition or a sunroom, so if you want a retreat during nice weather, consider a screened-in-porch.

Deck Enclosures

Decks are a great way to enjoy warm summer days, but when the weather stops being so nice you don’t have to ignore your investment. Consider a deck enclosure that will allow you to enjoy your deck even in the coldest months.

Consider a simple screen enclosure around a pool deck that can keep annoying insects from ruining a good time.

Remodeling Sunrooms

Many homes in Baltimore City and the suburbs have porches, patios or decks that are easily converted into sunrooms. Other homes are most often sunroom-ready. Either way, Advance Remodeling can add a sunroom to expand your space, and bring some of the outside in.

We do 2-3 season screen sunrooms, and 3-4 season glass sunrooms in Baltimore. We can even install carpet, electricity, ceiling fans and even heat to make your sunroom useable all year long.

Why Add a Sunroom?

Adding a sunroom will increase the value and square-footage of your home. Additional space is highly desirable to potential buyers if and when you decide to put your home on the market. Meanwhile, the sunroom will become the most used room in your home.

Providing both a great view of the outdoors and a place to relax, sunrooms are a great investment for any family. They can be added to your home altogether or by converting an existing porch or patio.

There are a variety of sunroom styles, materials and options to choose from, so let’s get started!

Sunroom Styles

Straight style works well as an addition to an existing patio. By adding glass panes and siding to your existing patio, a beautiful sunroom can be created that will extend the length of use for your space. Cathedral has an elegant, high center beam and a sloped roof. Vaulted ceilings are a great architectural accent to any home. Insulated roofing helps prevent heat loss through the high ceiling. Curved allows in the most light. Glass pane walls curve overhead to form the roofing structure Conservatory or Solarium style and allow a greater amount of light than straight or cathedral style sunrooms. These are unique because their roof is made up of numerous panes of glass joined together at a central beam.

Sunroom Framing

Wood - a beautiful and natural choice is available in many varieties. Wood is also an excellent insulator and can be treated to withstand the elements Aluminum. This great conductor of heat is durable and resistant to deterioration apart from being available in a variety of colors. Vinyl – the most energy-efficient material is durable and relatively maintenance free. This is also available in a variety of colors.

Sunroom Roofing

A sunroom should be viewed as an extension of the home, therefore the roofing material, whether shingles, shakes, or tiles, should match the rest of the home. The shape of the roof should match the home’s roof or choose a slightly different structure that will provide an architectural accent and create interest. Another roofing option available for sunrooms is solarium-style, in which the roof is simply an extension of the glass panes.

Sunroom Flooring

Because a sunroom should be an extension of the home, flooring options include everything from concrete to carpet. Choose flooring based on the look you want to create, what the room will be used for, and the amount of traffic the room will receive. The comfortable climate created in a sunroom will keep tile, concrete and wood floors relatively warm on your feet. If you choose hardwood floors, be sure to purchase glass panes with coatings to block harmful UV rays that can fade your floors and furniture.

Windows That Wow!

Add Style, Security and Energy Efficiency to Your Home with Windows from Advance Remodeling.

When it comes to providing both security and energy efficiency for your home, nothing beats replacement windows! New windows can freshen up the look of your home, provide added security, and save you money on your monthly heating and cooling bills.

Advance Remodeling has a wide variety of windows to fit any home – city or suburban. We offer high-quality replacement windows including:

Whether your windows are done alone, or as a part of an overall remodeling project, Advance Remodeling can help. Contact us for your free, no obligation window replacement estimate.

When choosing the type of windows for your home, it is important to consider the look, operating style, and energy efficiency you want. There are also several shapes and security factors to think about.

Not only do your home’s windows affect its architectural style, but they can also save energy, provide light and ventilation, and regulate the temperature of a room. To serve a wide variety of tastes and needs, windows are available in several types and sizes that operate and function differently. Here are some common window types:

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Double-Hung Windows

Common window style that open by sliding the bottom sash up or the top sash down. Double-hung windows allow good control of ventilation.

Single-Hung Windows

Similar in operation to double hung windows, but only the bottom sash opens.

Casement Windows

Hinges on one side and swings out or in when you turn a crank. Provide excellent ventilation and energy efficiency because both sides are sealed tightly when closed.

Awning Windows

Hinges at the top and tilts out at the bottom. Awning windows are usually used for ventilation above a door or window.

Bay Windows

Typically three windows joined together. The center is often fixed with operating double-hung windows on the sides.

Sliding Windows

Consists of sashes that move horizontally on a track; usually one side moves while the other is fixed. Provides ventilation from the opened sash and is weather tight when shut.

Tilt-Turn Windows

Operated by tilting into a room. They allow for good ventilation, are easy to clean, and are ideal emergency exits.

Rotating Windows

Open by pivoting around a central point. They provide good ventilation and are easy to clean.

Circlehead Windows

Accent windows designed to be placed above other windows or doors. These provide light but not ventilation.

Window Guards

Keeping your family safe is your priority and ours, too. That’s why Advance Remodeling has become experts in Baltimore city in window guard installation.

Advance Remodeling offers a variety of window guards in various colors, sizes, and styles to accommodate the windows in your Baltimore home. Protect your family with quality window guards from Advance Remodeling.

Doors from Advance Remodeling

Add safety, style and energy savings by installing doors from Advance Remodeling. Doors are not only a means to enter and exit your home, they should provide security, style and energy efficiency. We specialize in…

There are tons of variations when it comes to door styles. With sliding doors, hinged doors, bi-fold doors and so much more, the possibilities are endless. You can choose doors that open forward or backward for different practical reasons, or double-acting doors that swing out in both directions.

Choosing the best style doors for your home depends heavily on the purpose of the door. Different considerations should be made when choosing patio, entry, security and screen/storm doors.

Since choosing the right doors is very important to your home, learn all you can to make educated decisions. Here we provide you with information about both functional and aesthetic options offered in door products. Contact us for your free, no obligation door estimate.

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The Key to Choosing the Right Door

Doors, especially exterior ones, are important to homeowners for many reasons. Open doors can allow ventilation and light into a room, while closed doors give privacy and security. Doors can help control the temperature of a room by preventing air drafts from entering. Another overlooked feature of doors is their prevention of the spread of fire. Doors also act as a barrier to noise.

Doors create an impression of the aesthetics of the interior of a home. They are an important part of your home’s look, as they can be warm and inviting. Doors can blend in with the style of your home, or make a bold statement.

Considering the importance of a door, you should do your research and find the right style and material for your home.

Where to begin? Choosing a door is easier said than done with the endless options that are available today. You have to consider a number of aspects. Here are some things to take into account:

  • Style
  • Size
  • Material
  • Insulation
  • Security
  • Durability
  • Color and texture
  • Accessories (locks, glass panels, transoms, doorknobs, etc.)

Door Styles

There are tons of variations when it comes to door styles. With sliding doors, hinged doors, bi-fold doors and so much more, the possibilities are endless. You can choose doors that open forward or backward for different practical reasons, or double-acting doors that swing out in both directions. Here is a list with descriptions of some common door styles:

Single Hinged Doors

The most common entry doors. They are hinged on one side and swing open. They can be made to swing either backwards or forwards.

Double-Acting Doors

Doors which are able to swing in both directions, similar to the kitchen doors in a restaurant.

Sliding Doors

Doors that are hung on a track on the face of a wall.

Flush Doors

Doors whose faces are flat and smooth.

Panel Doors

Doors with several panels that have horizontal or vertical strips, giving them a three-dimensional appearance. Also referred to as stile or rail doors.

French Doors

Doors that consist of panes of glass that are separated by vertical and horizontal frames. They open and close similar to other doors, swinging in a vertical plane.

Louver Doors

Doors that consist of a series of slats, usually arranged horizontally and fastened between vertical pieces. Desirable to use when you want air to flow through a room.

Bi-fold Doors

Doors that consist of two or more panels. The doors are hinged at one side and to each other.

Pocket Doors

Doors that slide into a cavity in the adjacent wall that is specially built for it.

Entry Doors

Although weather elements and security should be considered when choosing an entry door, you should also spend some time thinking about the appearance you wish to create. An entry door can give a welcoming tone and raise the perceived value of your entire home. You can choose a subtle door to blend with the style of your home, or a bold door to stand out and make a statement. Whichever you prefer, there are limitless options so make sure not to rush

Consider these aspects before you make a decision:

  • Consider your home’s architecture and complement it with an appropriate style. Aspects to be considered are color, texture and style.
  • Choose a material for your door – the most common options are wood, steel and fiberglass. Things to think about when deciding on a material are your budget, the climate in which you live and the maintenance you expect to do.
  • Decide on a handle type, material and lock which complements your door.

Patio Doors

When choosing between a hinged or sliding patio door, consider the space around the door. Is there furniture that would interfere with opening a hinged door? Many people find sliding patio doors as the best option because they don’t require extra space for the door to open into.

Sliding glass doors are a good choice because the large pane of glass allows for a beautiful view to the outdoors. The frame can be aluminum, wood, wood clad, or vinyl.

Patio doors can offer increased energy efficiency. Ask for a list of doors with a low U-rating, double paned or coated glass.

Security Doors

Security doors offer a greater degree of security than an ordinary external door. Though made of steel or heavy-duty aluminum, they can be made to look like an ordinary fiberglass or wood door. They are also available as an openwork door with heavy gauge bars able to withstand forces greater than 250 lbs while allowing air to flow when the main entry door is left open.

Security doors offer more than just protecting your loved ones and property from intruders, they also protect against fire by stopping the spread of smoke and flames.

These doors are more impervious to harsh weather elements than any other door material. The material is long-lasting and recyclable.

Screen/Storm Doors

Today, storm doors are not the rattling aluminum frames of the past.

The following are newer types of storm doors now available:

  • Solid-wood core with bonded aluminum finish- they feel sturdy, won’t dent and are nearly maintenance free
  • Composite- molded through color to minimize the appearance of scratches, impervious to water
  • Foam filled aluminum- light weight with the option to insert a full-frame glass panel
  • Vinyl clad- less expensive, won’t rust, hides scratches, less durable

Panel Doors

Doors with several panels that have horizontal or vertical strips, giving them a three-dimensional appearance. Also referred to as stile or rail doors.

French Doors

Doors that consist of panes of glass that are separated by vertical and horizontal frames. They open and close similar to other doors, swinging in a vertical plane.

Louver Doors

Doors that consist of a series of slats, usually arranged horizontally and fastened between vertical pieces. Desirable to use when you want air to flow through a room.

Bi-fold Doors

Doors that consist of two or more panels. The doors are hinged at one side and to each other.

Pocket Doors

Doors that slide into a cavity in the adjacent wall that is specially built for it.

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