Your Home Isn’t Cold Because of Your Doors and Windows – And Here’s the Test That Proves It

December 10, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Poorly fitting doors and windows can definitely cause drafts in your home, but they’re not usually the main culprits if your house is too cold.  If it doesn’t seem much warmer indoors than outdoors, you’ll want to schedule an energy audit that includes a blower door test. The test is particularly important if you’re contemplating home improvements in Pittsburgh or surrounding areas. Once problem areas are identified, your home renovation contractor can incorporate leak sealing into your remodeling plans.

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Customer kudos on energy efficiency savings

October 11, 2013 at 9:16 AM

A favorite service we like to incorporate into home remodeling projects is improving a home's energy efficiency. This is part of our Sustainability offering that helps to define The Master Remodelers Difference.

While we’ve received lots of testimonials from our Pittsburgh remodeling clients over the years, here are two favorites from satisfied customers touting the differences they’re seeing and feeling in their homes.

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Customer kudos launch our 25th year on a great note!

January 25, 2013 at 11:08 AM

While it was great to start 2013 and launch our 25th anniversary with two new, whole house renovations, we got something extra special in the mail this week. It’s an unsolicited testimonial letter for a job we just finished—an entire basement remodel including for energy efficiency and comfort.

Here’s a preview:

In considering all of the money we have spent on home improvements, it was definitely the best money we ever spent.”

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2012 in review: samples of our design-build remodeling

December 31, 2012 at 9:08 AM

Completing the full design-build renovation of our own home after a 2011 fire—and winning an award for it in December—is perhaps our most rewarding achievement of 2012. There were several other design-build remodeling projects we are proud of, including an aging-in-place renovation (with a new addition) for two seniors, and an outdoor living space with a scenic countryside view. Here are a few project snapshots...

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An early Christmas present—our 22nd renovation award December 7th!

December 8, 2012 at 10:01 AM

At the Fairmont Hotel we were honored by the Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh, bringing our total awards to 22. Located in Mt. Lebanon, our 2012 winning entry was voted by our peers “Best Multi-room Renovation—$300,000-750,000.”

Congratulations again to our designers and craftsmen for another year of award-winning remodeling work.

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Master Remodelers, a different kind of home remodeling contractor

October 8, 2012 at 10:27 AM

We believe Master Remodelers stands out from the small group of top home remodeling contractors in the Pittsburgh region. Our customers do too; you can read some of their testimonials.

In part, it’s about the quality of our work, which has won 26 awards. In addition, we offer our customers some unique synergies and services that may not be so obvious at first glance on our website.

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New technology in the home for today's remodeling

May 21, 2012 at 9:18 AM

You’ve noticed the amazing technology revolution going on with cars, computers and the Internet. The same thing is going on in today’s smart home, from kitchen to bath, from roof to basement. Going forward we want to spotlight a wide variety of new technology in the home that can greatly enhance your life. They’ll range from energy efficiency to health and safety, from new appliances to exciting new materials for remodeling.

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Tour our home renovation after a fire: "A new Star is born"

March 5, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Last July 16th, my family tragically lost our home, possessions and two beloved dogs to a house fire. It was a painful experience for all of us, but our neighbors and friends showed us their amazing compassion in so many ways. We have removed the charred remains and created a visionary plan. Come see our mid-point progress on our renovation after a fire. It incorporates state-of-the-art products, technology and Energy Star features.

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Home Performance customers love the energy savings

November 30, 2011 at 11:06 AM

A favorite service we like to incorporate into home remodeling projects is making homes more energy efficient. This is part of our Sustainability offering that helps to define The Master Remodelers Difference.

While we’ve received lots of testimonials from our Pittsburgh remodeling clients over the years, here are two recent ones from satisfied Home Performance customers, touting the differences they’re seeing and feeling in their homes.

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Green remodeling means savings for you all year

April 8, 2010 at 1:01 PM

Green remodeling = comfort + savings

Improving home energy efficiency means most in winter by dramatically reducing heating bills. Yet there are advantages year round to being “green," meaning your home is as energy efficient, healthy and comfortable as possible.

We suggest you think green as part of your home remodeling. Even “lite green” is good, with very simple improvements. In the best of all worlds this starts with a diagnostic home energy audit. Check out some Master Remodelers success stories here in Pittsburgh...

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