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Community Builders of Tulsa: Final Days to upgrade your home

Posted on: September 11th, 2018 by commAdmin

Is it time to upgrade your home? Are you in need of new windows, siding, a sunroom or even a new bath or shower? Community Builders of Tulsa wants to give YOU free home upgrades during our $25,000 Home Makeover Sweepstakes! The first prize winner gets to choose a remodeling project valued at $25,000.  Choices include replacement windows, new siding, Jacuzzi walk-in tub, new bath or shower, sunroom, or metal roofing!  The second prize is $5,000 and the third prize winner receives $2,500!

For more than 35 years, Community Builders has been remodeling Tulsa area homes, but we are more than just contractors. We are involved in ministry outreaches around the world. This year, we want to give back to our customers for our continued growth and success.

The rules are simple: To enter, you must be 21 or older at the time of entering the Sweepstakes, own a single family home, and must be a legal resident of Oklahoma, Arkansas or Southeast Kansas.

So if you’ve been thinking about replacing your home’s old single-pane windows or worn out siding, or you want to re-do your bath, shower, or other remodeling project, click here to enter: cbitulsa.com/makeover/

You can enter up until September 23, 2018. The names of three winners will be drawn on or around September 30, 2018. The odds of winning any of the five prizes will be determined by the number of participants in this Sweepstakes prior to the time of awarding the prizes. Each of the three prize winners will be determined from a random drawing of all entries received during the prize period. Limit one prize per entry.

You can enter the Sweepstakes the following ways:

  1. Call Community Builders at 1-800-364-1510.
  2. Completing an entry form and returning it to the drop box where you obtained it or by mailing it back to Community Builders at 8220 East Skelly Drive, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74129.
  3. Submitting an online entry at communitybuildersinc.com.
  4. Print your name, your complete mailing address, and your e-mail on a 3” x 5” card, writing the words “$25,000 HOME MAKEOVER” at the top, and mailing the card to the above address.

 

Mailed entries must be postmarked by September 23, 2018. Community Builders is not responsible for any illegible, misplaced, damaged, or late entries.

If you call Community Builders now and schedule a free in-home estimate, you’re automatically entered in their $25,000 Home Makeover Contest! Three winners are going to be picked, so schedule your appointment now by calling 918-836-5055.  No purchase necessary, limit 1 prize per person. For contest rules and other details, visit their website at cbitulsa.com

We also want to congratulate our previous winners!

Our First Prize Home Makeover Winner was Donna Brown from Collinsville, Oklahoma.

Our Second Prize Winners were Mary and Ray Kliest from Stillwell, Oklahoma.

Our Third Prize Winner was Reba Nation from Sapulpa, Oklahoma.

Community Builders of Tulsa: How to increase resale value with a window update

Posted on: August 20th, 2018 by commAdmin

Are you looking to move some time in the future, but your home is in need of some upgrades? One great way to increase the resale value of your home is to get a window update from Community Builders of Tulsa. Our experts can find you the perfect energy-efficient windows to enhance curb appeal and raise your resale value.

HomeAdvisor (https://www.homeadvisor.com/cost/doors-and-windows/window-replacement/) reports that replacing a window in your home could cost around $300-$700 per window, presuming that the replacement would be installed in a structurally sound, ground floor frame. For example, replacing the windows of a three bedroom, single-story home with ten windows could cost anywhere from $3,000-$7,000. This cost could double for a two-story home. If the window frame has to be replaced as well, the cost of replacement could jump anywhere from 50% to 100%.

Other costs could include unexpected structural flaws, the need to modify existing window frames, adding double or triple-glazed windows and the location of the job site. The cost could also depend on which type of window you choose.

Though some serious ‘Do-it-yourselfers’ out there may want to try replacing windows on their own to save some money, it could end up costing them even more. Professional installers like those from Community Builders of Tulsa are specially trained to handle measurements, structural integrity, building codes, rotted wood, mold and more.

Replacing old windows with newer, energy-efficient ones can save you anywhere from $25 to $450 a year in heating and cooling costs, according to the government’s Energy Star program (https://www.energystar.gov/).

New windows can do a lot to freshen your home’s curb appeal, increase safety, and add ease of operation while also elimi­nating drafts that could quickly turn off prospective buyers when you decide to sell. But if they know you are saving energy dollars, they will probably want to as well.

Our EnergyWall windows have a Low-E coating that minimizes the amount of UV and infrared light that passes through glass without lessening the amount of visible light. Air-tight installation cuts out drafts and insulates your home, saving you energy dollars.  There are many styles to choose from including awning, bay, bow, double-hung, picture, single-hung and slider windows.

Awning windows open outward and can be easily opened and closed tightly with a hand crank. The opening creates an “awning” that lets air flow freely through your home.

Bay windows can make a room appear a bit larger by providing extra outdoor lighting. The added window seating gives you a little extra nook.

Bow windows also provide some extra interior space and require the use of five windows. Double-hung windows are easy to operate and low maintenance. They are one of the most popular styles because they are so efficient and can fit in nearly any home. They open by sliding up and down and both sashes tilt in for easy cleaning.

Single-hung windows are similar to double-hung windows, but only have a moveable bottom sash. The top part of the glass is larger, allowing more light in. Its ease of operation make it another popular option.

Slider windows are a low-maintenance option that provides amazing views. The sliding pane moves on rollers to glide along a rail system for easy opening and closing.

Picture windows provide a panoramic view and provide more natural light than traditional windows.

So how do you know when it’s time for replacement windows? Homeowners should check their windows for damaged frame or condensation between window panes. It’s time for an upgrade if you seem to be feeling more drafts coming through your windows, hearing more outside noise than usual, or they are painted shut or difficult to open.

Increase resale value, energy efficiency and security for your family today by replacing those old windows!

You could win a Home Makeover today from Community Builders of Tulsa! The winner will choose from new windows, siding, or a new bath or shower system! Click here to enter: www.cbitulsa.com

Community Builders of Tulsa: Don’t let your money run down the drain!

Posted on: July 20th, 2018 by commAdmin

Are your water bills sucking you dry? Don’t let your money run down the drain!

Cutting back on water use in your home is easier than you might think. Minor changes can help you save tons of water every year, and you can also help save the environment. The United States Environmental Protection Agency says that with at least forty states anticipating water shortages by 2024, the need to conserve water is critical. Here are some tips to conserve water at home:

1. Shorten your showers. According to the EPA, showering accounts for nearly 17 percent of indoor water use in American homes.
(https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/water-heating/reduce- hot-water-use-energy-savings)

2. Turn water off while brushing your teeth.

3. Wash your pets outside in a place where your yard may need watering.

4. Defrost food in the fridge instead of using hot water.

5. Repair any leaks in your home.

6. Turn faucets as tight as possible after every use.

7. Don’t let water run while washing dishes by hand.

8. Use the trashcan instead of flushing when possible.

9. Water your lawn or garden in the morning to reduce evaporation.

10. Set sprinkler systems to water necessary areas only, not the street or sidewalk.

11.  Avoid over-fertilizing your lawn because it increases its need for water.

12.  Make sure your dishwasher and washing machine are fully loaded before running them.

13. Invest in low-flow shower heads and faucets. https://www.epa.gov/watersense/shower-better

It may not feel like you are saving much water by making these small changes, but they can add up to gallons, and those gallons add up to savings on your water bill!

If you’re thinking of switching over to water-efficient showerheads and faucets, it may be time to give that bathroom a total remodel! With Community Builders of Tulsa, we can give you your dream bathroom at an affordable price. Whether you’re looking for a barrier-free shower, tub-to-shower conversion, walk-in tub or bath, Jacuzzi walk-in bath or shower, we can completely transform your old bathroom!

Most of our bathroom products can be installed in as little as one day. All of our products are resistant to mold and mildew and easy to clean. With our lifetime warranty, we can guarantee the quality of our products.

3 Reasons To Support US Made Products

Posted on: June 14th, 2018 by commAdmin

There are many reasons to support U.S. made products but the top three are simple. 1.) Supporting U.S. Made products keeps America working. 2.) Buying American creates better labor standards here in the U.S. 3.) While buying American-made products keeps our workforce out of the unemployment line, it also creates job opportunities right here in America. No matter what summer home improvement project you are considering, it’s best to do some research before choosing a company. Make sure you choose an experienced and highly respected one.

At CBI Tulsa, we’ve been providing the entire state of Oklahoma with the highest quality, American-made products for well over 30 years. No matter what home improvement project you are thinking about having done at your home, we carry the highest quality, 100 percent made in the U.S. products. If you do your research, you will not find very many companies that can say that.

CBI Tulsa specializes in many different home improvement projects ranging from energy efficient windows, 26 Gauge composite steel metal roofing, Cedar Ridge Vinyl Composite siding, Green Energy Barrier insulation, Bathroom remodeling, Handicap Accessible Bathroom remodeling, pergolas and more. We do great work and have been recognized by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating. The choice is simple. If you want an experienced home improvement company that has earned the highest rating with the Better Business Bureau, give us a call here at CBI Tulsa.

Benefits of Vinyl Siding

Posted on: May 16th, 2018 by commAdmin

If you’re considering vinyl siding for your home, you know there are lots of choices out there. Siding has changed so much! Back when your parents were putting siding on their home, there weren’t very many choices. There was basically one or maybe two color choices and that was it! Nowadays there are many choices of siding. Some types are energy efficient and some are not. Some are high-quality, and some are not. The key to choosing a high-quality vinyl siding is to choose an experienced and well-respected siding company. Community Builders of Tulsa, Oklahoma is that company. We only put our name on the highest quality product and we are proud to carry the highly acclaimed Cedar Ridge Vinyl Siding. There are so many benefits to our Vinyl Siding product.

 

Cedar Ridge Vinyl Siding Benefits:

*Energy efficiency: Saves you on monthly energy bills

*Incredibly durable: Withstands winds up to 160 mph

*Reduces outside noise by 45%

*Adds curb appeal

*Available in many designer colors

*Never needs painting

 

By choosing our Cedar Ridge Vinyl Siding, you’ll be choosing a vinyl siding that is incredibly energy efficient. Our Cedar Ridge siding contains foam backed panels that give it an R-Value of 4.5. You will not only save money on your monthly energy bills, you will love how your home is nice and cool this summer. It will also be warm and toasty when the cold winter months get here. You will also love its durability. Our top notch vinyl siding withstands high winds while your neighbor’s siding may be laying in their front lawn after a strong storm barrels through.

Our siding installers are expertly trained to provide you house with an airtight seal, with no gaps or leaks.

Why You Need Energy Efficient Windows

Posted on: April 17th, 2018 by commAdmin

If your energy bills are extremely high and your home is also uncomfortable, it’s time for new, energy efficient windows. The problem with your old windows is that they are leaky and not made to be energy efficient. Back when they were made, there really wasn’t a lot of information about energy efficiency. Therefore, windows, siding, you name it, was not made to be energy efficient. Times have certainly changed. If your house is uncomfortable all year long and your bills are high, those are two very big nudges towards investing in new, energy efficient windows. In fact there really aren’t bigger reasons as to why you need energy efficient windows. No matter what make and model of windows you choose, the most important thing you need to do is choose a reputable and experienced window company.

Here at Community Builders of Tulsa, Oklahoma we have been providing our great state of Oklahoma with the highest quality windows and home improvement products for more than thirty years. We are extremely proud to carry the highly acclaimed Enviro View windows which are as energy efficient as you will find. They are also incredibly durable and built to stand the test of time. Our selection is large and includes Double Hung, Bay, Bow, Casement, Garden, Pictures, etc.

By choosing an experienced and respected company like Community Builders, you get actual employees that come out to install your windows. Not freelancers that many companies use. As soon as they book a job they call up one of their freelancers. This is not how we do business here at Community Builders. All of our installers have been with us for years and are incredibly skilled. They will install your new, energy efficient windows so that they can perform to their highest level. That means you will never have to worry about gaps and leaks. Just an airtight fit and new, energy efficient windows that not only look incredible they perform incredibly. Your home will be the most comfortable it’s ever been and your energy bills will be lowered. Our windows contain a low-E coating and block out damaging UV rays that can fade carpet and furniture. Our Enviro View windows will never rot, peel, crack or mold.

If you want to choose a respected and experienced company with the highest quality windows, give us a call here at Community Builders Tulsa. It’s time you enjoyed a comfortable house and lower bills.

Why a Sunroom/Pergola Makes a Great Addition to any Home

Posted on: March 21st, 2018 by commAdmin

If you would love to add an affordable space to de-stress in your home, a Sunroom is a great investment. At CBI Tulsa, we custom build our Sunroom/Pergolas so that they blend perfectly with your home. No one will ever think it was added after your home was built. That’s how good our work is! So before we go any further. What exactly is a Sunroom/Pergola? Good question. It is simply an outdoor space without any walls and rafters. You will love enjoying the outdoors without having to deal with mosquitoes, other pesky bugs and extreme temperatures. With your new Sunroom, you can sip your favorite beverage while enjoying a panoramic view of the outdoors, from the comforts of your couch.
We offer many Sunroom/Pergola options including Classic, Elizabethan. Solarium, Vaulted and the popular Contemporary. While many of the Sunroom/Pergola’s that we build are free standing, some our customers choose to have their structure attached. Whatever option you choose you will end up with your new favorite space to unwind in.

Sunroom/Pergola Benefits include:

*Affordable
*Gives you a Great View/Space to Unwind in
*Offered in Many Styles
*Very Low Maintenance
*Adds Square Footage While Increasing Home Value
*Makes Home More Attractive to Potential Buyers

You can see that there are several benefits to adding a Sunroom/Pergola to your home. Many of our customers tell us their only regret is that they waited so long to make the investment. We would love to give you your new favorite room in your house. Give us a call here at CBI Tulsa and we can get started on helping you choose which style speaks to you. We use the highest quality materials, most experienced contractors and have the best prices in Oklahoma.

 

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Elevate your Bathroom with a Gorgeous LuxStone™ Shower

Posted on: February 21st, 2018 by commAdmin

Stop turning a blind eye and living with your ugly shower. You don’t have to grit your teeth when you step into your shower and count the seconds until you can step out! Not anymore with CBI Tulsa’s LuxStone™ Shower solutions. Our LuxStone™ shower wall panels are gorgeous and many say look like something you would see at a high-end hotel without the high-end price tag. With our LuxStone™ shower walls you get the quality and engineering you have come to expect with the Kohler® name. A name that goes hand in hand with quality and experience backed by over 140 years in the bathroom business.

Our LuxStone™ shower walls are extremely low maintenance. Simply wipe them down with a soft, damp cloth and they will sparkle. No matter which style you choose, none of our LuxStone™ shower walls will support the growth of mildew, mold, and bacteria. Our LuxStone™ shower products can be completely customized. Available in many designs including four high style themes including Earthy Neutral, Cool and Clean, Sleek Minimalist and Urban Chic. Our wall accessories are definitely not a forgotten afterthought. These beautiful wall accessories, fixtures and hardware are available in designer styles like, White Brick, Veincut Sandbar and Veincut Dune, etc. The possibilities are endless.

When you choose to say goodbye to your old, grimy and impossible to clean shower, and choose to upgrade to a LuxStone™ shower you are choosing to elevate your bathroom to a relaxing, spa like retreat. Stop putting off dealing with your ugly shower. With CBI Tulsa and LuxStone™, we can have your depressing shower transformed into a relaxing retreat in as little as one day! When we are finished, you will kick yourself for putting it off for so long!

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Bathtub Maintenance: Relining vs. Reglazing

Posted on: January 23rd, 2018 by commAdmin

Stop putting up with a cracked, chipped, moldy, and just plain old ugly bathtub. Here at CBI Tulsa, we’ve helped hundreds of homeowners throughout the Tulsa area transform their bathrooms into spa-like retreats. If you are embarrassed to have company spend the night because you know they are going to see your bathtub, our bath liners are the answer to your prayers. Typically, in as little as one day, we can have your custom fit bath liner installed and you will never have to look at your unsightly tub ever again!

Here at CBI Tulsa, our bath liners are of the highest quality in the industry. They are made of an extremely durable acrylic that is U.S. made. Our product will never crack, peel, mold or mildew. They are also incredibly easy to keep clean and sparkling. We know you will absolutely love your bathtub when we are finished with it which is why we confidently back it with a Lifetime Guarantee.

At this point in your bathtub research, you may have heard about reglazing. Some companies go to great lengths to talk up the reglazing process. Here at CBI Tulsa, we offer the highest quality custom fit acrylic bath liners instead of bath reglazing. You see the problem that we have with reglazing is that it’s just a temporary fix to your bathtub’s cracks, stubborn mold and impossible to remove dirt and grime. Reglazing simply does not last! The bottom line is that reglazing coatings are not very durable. What happens when a homeowner opts to have their problem tub reglazed is that the finish comes loose after a short amount of time and the problem areas you were trying to cover up start to reappear. Reglazing is a problem because it just isn’t very durable. Many homeowners report problems with chips, dings and other marks you don’t want all over your bathtub.

There you have it. Everything you need to know about relining vs. reglazing your bathtub. We would love to come out and show you our large selection of designer colors and styles that will coordinate beautifully with your existing space. If you are sick and tired of staring at your ugly tub, give us a call here at CBI Tulsa.

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The Truth About Metal Roof Myths

Posted on: January 11th, 2018 by commAdmin

Metal roofs have been afflicted with an unwarranted reputation for being lesser than their asphalt counterparts. Their lackluster reputation can largely be attributed to several common misconceptions about their character. Today, we’d like to go over some of the more prominent metal roofing concerns and discuss just how much validity they hold.

Metal Roof Myth 1

Lackluster style selection/aesthetic

A common deterrent for homeowners when it comes to metal roofing is the belief that metal roofs are ugly and lack the strong selection of styles that other roofing materials have. This is most assuredly a misconception. Metal roofing has come a long way since its inception. There remains the tried and true style of the vertical seam roof, as well as a bevy of others, including metal tile, metal shake, metal shingles, stone-coated, and many more. Furthermore, metal roofs are available in a variety of gorgeous colors, making them perfect for enhancing or accenting the style of your home.

Metal Roof Myth 2

Increased Noise Level

Metal roofs have the misfortune of inheriting the myth that they produce increased noise levels when it rains. Thanks to cinema, it’s more common to imagine rain producing excessive noise if it comes down on metal rather than if it were raining on asphalt. However, in reality, metal roofs are actually no louder than a standard asphalt roof. In fact, they’re often been quoted as being quieter since metal roofs are usually installed over an existing shingle roof. To further get away from this myth, many metal roofs are accompanied by a solid sheathing attached to the underlayment for increased noise reduction.

Metal Roof Myth 3

Prone to Lightning Strikes

Metal roofs being prone to lightning strikes is one of the more far-fetched myths. It’s well known that metal is a strong electrical conductor, however, that does not mean lightning is immediately attracted to your home. Lightning tends to strike the highest object around. Whether it’s a tree or a lightning rod, it will strike the highest point first. If your home is the tallest object or structure during a lightning storm, then the potential for a strike is higher regardless of which roofing material you use.

Why Metal Roofing Works

Hopefully, we’ve dispelled enough of the more popular metal roofing myths that you’re now able to objectively consider it as a strong roofing option. Metal roofing has a number of strong benefits that make it a great investment for your home. Perhaps the greatest benefit of a metal roof is its lifespan. Metal roofs have been quoted to last 50+ years, which easily makes them the last roof you’ll ever have to install in your lifetime as a homeowner. A secondary benefit they provide is energy efficiency. Granted, a metal roof by itself will not dramatically reduce the energy consumption of your home but they do tend to have a better energy performance than asphalt roofs under the same conditions. To learn more about what makes metal roofing a great option, contact CBI Tulsa today!

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