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Flashing Around Patio

By kangaroo-admin | August 19, 2015

A wise man once said “Good Work Ain’t Cheap and Cheap Work Ain’t Good.” We are fixing a lot of other contractors problems lately. This customer had a new patio cover installed and with all the rain it exposed the cheap flashing job as seen in the first two pictures. Water was getting behind the…

New Hail Resistant Roof

By kangaroo-admin | July 16, 2015

Before and after pictures of a new GAF Armorshield II Hail Resistant shingle installation. We also cleaned up his ventilation by upgrading to a combination of solar and wind power over open attic spaces and ridge vents over vaulted ceilings. We also added more soffit vents for increased intake ventilation. Finally we replaced his leaking…

Infrared Pictures for Foam Insulation

By kangaroo-admin | June 3, 2015

Dramatic before and after pictures of the benefits of foam insulation. First picture shows how cold air is transmitted through the fiberglass batts on a home with 18 foot ceilings, which is typical in new homes in our area, as seen in second reference picture. The third picture, after the batts have been removed, picks…

Additional Storage

By kangaroo-admin | May 19, 2015

Not enough storage in your new home? Many builders will only install the minimum so we added a large open shelf system for shoes in the master closet. Then we added two over the toilet cabinets and a curving bookshelf in the upstairs kid’s room.

Remodeled 1920s Highland Park kitchen

By kangaroo-admin | May 6, 2015

Remodeled 1920s Highland Park kitchen with new Quartz counters and breakfast table, new shaker cabinets, La Cornue gas stove and all new appliances. Refinished the original oak hardwood floors and added a custom tile backsplash.

Energy Star Vinyl Windows

By kangaroo-admin | March 22, 2015

New Energy Star Vinyl Windows installed at this older home with non-functioning, broken down single pane windows. We usually see a more dramatic increase in comfort and much lower energy consumption in this instance. We also installed new Andersen storm doors with built in retractable screens for natural ventilation.

Thermal Break Aluminum Windows

By kangaroo-admin | February 28, 2015

Tired of your old, drafty, foggy, broken down windows? This customer was ready and upgraded to thermal break aluminum. It is the best of both worlds because it has the energy efficiency of vinyl but the air tightness and durability of aluminum.