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Building &
Remodeling
When shopping for new
windows, why are premium
windows a better option?
Whether you are shopping for new
construction or replacements, windows
are a considerable investment. Therefore,
it is important that you get the best value
you can afford. While a premium window
may cost more upfront, the long term
advantages are that it will be more durable,
more energy efficient, more aesthetically
pleasing and have more options from
which to choose. While the energy
efficiency is very important, you also want
to consider how the window will stand up
to the elements over time; will the exterior
surfaces be affected by exposure to sun and
rain and will the color fade or chaulk?
Mark Robertson, Window Specialist
Capps Window and Door Showroom
540-900-6400
mark.r@shopcapps.com
Shopcapps.com

Why choose a composite decking
like Trex instead of pressure
treated lumber?
Composite decking has become very
popular in our area. The low maintenance
and up to 30 year warranties have made
composite decking the clear choice
for people who enjoy outdoor living
areas. Composite decking comes in many
different colors that can complement most
any style of home. 
Mike Bryant
Construction Marketing, LLC
540-339-5279
Constructionmarketingllc.com

May we provide the materials
needed for our project to save
money?
This causes more problems than any
savings you might realize. Responsibility
for project timeline and warranty isn't

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clouded if the Contractor is responsible
for everything. If you choose to provide
any materials, make sure your contract
has clear, written terms that address
delays, additional charges and warranty
implications related to the materials or
products that you are supplying.
Jimmy Dollman
Dollman Construction, Inc.
540-765-9700
Dollmanconstruction.com
Info@dollmanconstruction.com

We have multiple projects and
renovations but have no idea
where to start and just can't
visualize the way it will look. Do
we need an architect first?
Depending on the scope of the project
you may need to get a qualified architect
involved if your project is extensive. 
However, many times, a Class A General
Contractor-especially if they have interior
designers on staff-can provide direction,
recommendations and drawings in a
design/build fashion to expedite the
process and maintain the ease of dealing
with a single entity.
Alicia Smith
F&S Building Innovations
540-985-9160
FSFourSeasons.com,
FSBuildingInc.com

We're in the market for replacement
windows and we are overwhelmed
with the choices. Should we choose
vinyl, fiberglass or aluminum clad?
What about Low-E and something
called the U-factor?
The number of choices and options for new
and replacement windows has probably
grown ten-fold over the past couple of
decades and unfortunately, the answer isn't
exactly straightforward. When it comes
to choosing between vinyl, fiberglass
or aluminum clad, I would consider the
lifespan of the window material first. In the
longevity category, fiberglass is the hands
down winner, followed by aluminum clad
and then vinyl.
Low-E is a coating used on most new
windows that helps to limit the amount
of UV rays entering the home which can

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