Enjoy Your Backyard All Year Long with a New Deck

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Spring, summer, autumn, or winter – believe it or not, decks can be utilized all year long! Whether you’re looking to add some character to your backyard or clean up your current landscape, adding a new Main Line deck is a great investment for your family and your home.

Hynes Construction Installs Versatile Main Line Decks Throughout the Year

If you’re looking to create more space without the hassle of big home renovation, building a new deck is the perfect solution. Not only will you keep your indoors intact, but you can:

Extend Your Living Space

Is your home feeling a bit cramped or can you simply just not get enough of the great outdoors? Regardless of your reasons, a new deck adds convenient and usable space for you and your family to relax and spend time together.

At Hynes Construction, we’ve been installing customized Main Line decks for over forty years. Whether you’re looking to remodel your current deck, replace a patio or build a whole new construction, we can help design and install a high-quality, long-lasting space for your family to enjoy for years to come.

Grill Up a Feast

Whether you flip the burgers or toss the salad, there’s few things better than a delicious dinner in the warm spring breeze. We can create a deck that offers you the perfect amount of space for all of your grilling essentials, as well as plenty of leg room at the table. From modern outdoor cooking spaces to simple, minimalist decks, we’ll have you hosting barbecues and dinner parties in no time.

Warm Up by the Pool

Every pool needs a cozy spot to catch some rays. Let’s build a deck that’s the perfect poolside retreat. Lounge in the sun or warm up by a customized outdoor fire pit after a late night swim. Kids will love roasting marshmallows and you’ll love being able to relax as you watch them play.

Increase Your Home’s Value

If you’re thinking about selling anytime in the future, a beautiful outdoor space makes your home a desirable purchase. We can help you design and install an affordable Main Line deck that increases your home’s value and makes potential buyers fall in love with your home.

 

Don’t Wait – Plan Your Main Line Deck Today!

Don’t let the beautiful weather pass you by! From reading on a late summer afternoon to evenings of stargazing and ghost stories around the fire, we’ll have you enjoying all the great outdoors can offer in your very own backyard. Call us today to get started!

A Spring-tastic Home in Just Three Steps

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Open your windows, dust off your sandals, and hang your winter coats up for the year. Spring is finally here! If you’re anything like us, you’re ready for warm evening breezes, lots of sunshine, and spending time in the great outdoors. But, you probably have some spring cleaning to do as well. As your Main Line home remodelers, we’re here to give our favorite tips for tidying up this season.

Spruce Up Your Home with Hynes Construction, Your Trusted Main Line Home Remodelers

Whether you’re looking to make some big changes or just make your home a little more inviting this spring, we’re here to help. To get the most out of the coming warm weather, follow these steps:

Prep Your Windows

We often talk about window maintenance during the colder weather. Ensuring your windows fit snugly and keep the brisk air out is essential during the winter months, but it’s also a good idea to inspect your windows when spring comes. Old screens can have tears and holes that could allow insects in and make open windows more of a pain than a relaxing experience. We can help you check for any small tears or fitting issues and install new screens that allow you to open your windows up and let the warm weather in.

You’ll also want to check on the functionality of your windows. Window panes that are loose or rickety can be difficult to keep open, which is the last thing you want as spring rolls around. If you’ve been putting up with windows that slip, slide, and slam shut, give us a call. We can help you pick out new windows that fit properly and will allow for the nice weather to drift into your home.

Clean Up Your Exterior

Planting flowers and mowing the lawn are just part of making your home’s exterior beautiful. Winter can also wreak havoc on your home’s roof. As your Main Line home remodelers, we can get your roof back into shape and prepare it for next winter at the same time. Our durable residential coatings protect your roof from severe weather and reflect heat, making them an excellent investment before the blistering summer months. This will help lower your cooling expenses and keep your home a comfortable temperature in the warm weather to come.

Add Some Color

What’s more springtime than pastels? Adding color to your home is an easy way to add warmth and charm. We specialize in exterior painting, plus our experienced painters will pay careful attention to your home’s surface as well as the surrounding shrubs, flowers, and walkways surrounding your home to ensure they stay intact and tidy throughout the process.

Spring is the time to enjoy your outdoor space, and giving a little tender love and care to your home’s exterior will only make it more enjoyable to relax in your yard. Let us help you with your spring cleaning this year!

3 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Paint Color

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From the amount of light a room gets each day to the functionality of your kitchen layout, the little details in your home can affect your mood, but did you know that certain colors can also have a huge influence on how you feel? Whether you decorate your home with relaxing hues and cool colors or you prefer bright, energizing walls, your paint selections can have a lasting effect. In order to feel at home, it’s important to find the perfect fit for your personality and needs, which is why, as your go-to Main Line painting experts, we recommend following these three tips.

Colors that Fit Your Personality from the Main Line Painting Experts

What works for one home, or one person, doesn’t always work for another. When considering the paint colors for your home, you can make the decision easier when you:

1. Start Small

Maybe you’re looking to paint the whole house, or perhaps just the living room – either way, don’t rush into anything too fast! If you have a piece of decor you already love, like a rug, the fabric of your pillows, or a painting on the wall, pick a color from that to get started. Pulling a color out like this can help draw the entire room together without splurging on all new furniture, accessories, and fabric.

Before rushing to paint every wall, try starting with an accent wall or a piece of poster board to test the color. This allows you to get a feel for your choice and try different hues to find the perfect fit.

2. Get Moody

Sometimes interior design calls for you to get in touch with your feelings. If you’re not already familiar with color theory, now might be the time to learn. Certain colors often correlate with different moods and emotions, however these colors can effect different people in different ways.

Often soft pastels and neutral colors are considered “cool” and are associated with more tranquil environments. If you’re hoping to create a quiet, calm and soothing atmosphere, consider using light blues, greens, violets, and even gray hues in your home.

For a more lively atmosphere, you’ll likely want to choose a “warm” color. These include reds, oranges, yellows, and browns. Warm colors are often stimulating and can also be quite dramatic, making them a great choice for an accent wall.

3. Brighten Up

Colors can appear different depending on the time of day and the lighting of a room. For wall colors that work morning, noon, and night, make sure to test your colors against different types of lighting. Natural daylight will give one appearance, but if you’ll be using fluorescent overhead lights or table lamps, you’ll want to compare how the paint colors you select will look in that lighting as well.

Finish with a Professional Main Line Painting Job

Now that you’ve made the hard decision, let us do the dirty work! Our experienced Main Line painting team is ready to set the mood of your home today. Contact us to get started.

New Main Line Windows Just in Time for Spring

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Is there anything better than a nice, cool breeze? We love when springtime arrives because it means it’s time to open up those windows and allow some fresh air inside. But if your windows are on the older side, propping them open can be a bit of a chore, if not a dangerous task! Don’t keep your home locked up this Spring – invest in new Main Line windows from Hynes Construction.

Hynes Construction is the premier choice for your new Main Line windows.

We’ve all seen those creaky, loose windows that just won’t stay up no matter how hard you try. Not only do they create a pinching hazard for your poor fingers, but they can be quite noisy when they slam shut. We’ve also seen a lot of worn out window screens that couldn’t keep even the biggest bugs locked out! As the warmer weather approaches, these old windows just won’t do. We can help you prepare your home for Spring with new Main Line windows that are:

High Quality and Energy Efficient

At Hynes Construction, we install only the best windows. That’s why we rely on brands that have been trusted for decades, including:

  • Andersen
  • Marvin
  • Pella
  • Simonton
  • Viwinco

Regardless of your needs, we guarantee that your new Main Line windows will hold up for years to come. In addition to looking great, we also install energy efficient windows that will help keep your home warmer in the winter, as well as cooler in those hot summer months, helping you keep those utility bills lower year-round.

Designed for Your Home

From bay windows to casement windows, we offer a wide selection of different window styles and models. Whether you need large, small, or custom-sized windows, we can help you select the perfect windows to fit your home. Our experts are skilled at window installation and will ensure that every window fits seamlessly into your design.

Installed Perfectly

Not only do we take our Main Line windows seriously, but we also take our schedule seriously. From start to finish, our experts will work with you to determine your needs, budget, and timeline. We’ll then ensure that we stick to the agreed upon deadline and costs without every sacrificing quality work. But don’t just take it from us, our clients agree:

 

“They were neat, organized, well supervised and completed the job ahead of schedule…” – M.W., Norristown, PA

 

Our goal is to provide every customer with the same high standards while customizing our approach to meet their individual needs, and we promise to do the same when we install your new Main Line windows. So come on, let’s start today!

How to Know When It’s Time for a Chimney Sweep

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Is there anything better than curling up next to the fireplace on a cold, winter day? We think not. But unfortunately, a cozy night in can turn into a real problem if your chimney hasn’t been cleaned or maintained in quite some time. Luckily you have us, your go-to experts for all your Main Line chimney cleaning needs.

How can you tell when it’s time to call Hynes Construction for a Main Line chimney cleaning?

While you may keep an extra tidy house, many homeowners struggle with knowing when it’s time to clean out their chimney because it’s out of sight. The inside of chimneys are tall, dark and difficult to see, plus if you’re not an experienced chimney cleaner, it can be hard to know what you’re even looking for up there!

Why should you have your Main Line chimney cleaned regularly?

Operating a chimney that hasn’t been thoroughly cleaned or maintained can have dangerous consequences. If you use your chimney regularly, the fires you relax by create by-products like creosote and soot that can put your family and home at risk. Without proper cleaning, these by-products can build up over time, creating a highly flammable layer that could lead to a dangerous house fire. While the frequency you need to have your chimney cleaned out will vary depending on your usage, the National Fire Protection Association recommends getting a professional inspection every year.

Signs Your Chimney is in Need of a Good Scrub-Down

Before throwing more logs on that fire, make sure your Main Line chimney is ready to go. The following signs might mean it’s time to call a professional:

  • Starting a fire takes forever, and the fires that do start burn poorly.
  • Smoke fills the room, and sometimes seeps throughout the house, when a fire is lit.
  • Gusts of cold air can be felt even when a fire is not lit.
  • Stinky odors waft in through the fireplace when it’s not in use. Often these odors will smell like burned wood.
  • Black gunk is built up on the damper. A damper is just a small flap inside the flue that allows smoke and air to escape. You can find the damper just above the firebox.

If you notice one or more of these warning signs, give Hynes Construction a call. We provide routine cleaning and maintenance services of all types of chimneys, including gas and oil heating flues, fireplaces, and wood stove chimneys. Our experts can remove any blockages and have your chimneys back in tip-top shape in no time.

Cedar Roofing: Don’t Miss Out on These Great Benefits

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If you’re hoping to achieve a rustic, natural look for your home’s exterior, look no further! While there are many roofing materials on the market, few have the added benefits of a beautiful cedar shake roof. Cedar roofing adds a warmth to the appearance of your home (as well as actual temperature), plus it’s a durable, environmentally-friendly option. As your Main Line cedar roofing specialists, we’re ready to find the perfect fit for your home.

How do cedar shakes stack up to other roofing materials?

Many people shy away from cedar roofs because of the initial price. While it usually costs a bit more up-front to install cedar roofing than other common materials like asphalt, the price pays off in the long run. Plus, as your Main Line cedar roofing specialists, we’ll provide the regular long-term maintenance that your new roof requires.

You’ll see the benefits of your cedar roof almost immediately:

Durability

Unlike some less expensive roofing materials, cedar shakes stand the test of time. In fact, they usually last at least 10 years longer than asphalt roofs. In addition to withstanding natural wear and tear throughout the years, cedar is also more resistant to extreme weather and severe storms. From hurricanes and snowstorms to heavy rains and hail, your new cedar shakes can withstand wind gusts up to 240 miles per hour. Talk about protection!

Energy Efficiency

While your new cedar roof is withstanding severe winds, it will also provide superior insulation for your home. With a cedar roof, you won’t need to run your heating or cooling systems as frequently. On average, attics in homes with cedar roofs were about 28 degrees cooler during the summer months compared to homes with asphalt roofs.

Cost-Effective

Even though you may spend more initially, the long-term cost of your cedar roof will actually be less than if you chose a material of lesser quality. The superior insulation lends itself to lower energy bills and therefore annual savings.

Natural Beauty

Who doesn’t love something nice to look at? As your Main Line cedar roofing specialists, we will install a gorgeous roof that is sure to make your neighbors envious. We have a variety of options to choose from, including Western Red, Alaskan Yellow, Eastern White and Cypress, allowing you to find the perfect stain and appearance for your personal aesthetic. We also have a variety of thicknesses and textures to help you achieve the look you desire.

Environmentally-Friendly

Cedar shakes are free of toxic chemicals that are found in other roofing products, plus every piece we use is sustainably harvested. Since cedar is also renewable and compostable, you’ll help protect your home and Mother Nature at the same time.

When it comes time to replace your roof, let us be your Main Line cedar roofing specialists. From the design stage and our superior installation process to the finished product, we guarantee you’ll love how your home looks and feels when we’re finished.

When is the Right Time to Remodel Your Kitchen?

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While many dream of a Main Line kitchen remodel, they often dismiss the idea because it sounds too expensive, impractical or frivolous rather than looking at it as an important investment. Remodeling your kitchen can add value to your home and your life, and it doesn’t have to be that hard!

Get the Main Line Kitchen Remodel of Your Dreams With Hynes Construction

Do any of the following reasons sound familiar? If so, it’s time to update that kitchen!

Your family’s needs are changing.

As your family grows and changes, so do your needs. When it comes to kitchen, a new addition can create a cramped space while children leaving the nest might leave you craving a cozier room. No matter how your family changes, we can help design an appropriate kitchen that reflects your personal style and values while also increasing the functionality of the space.

Your cooking hobby is turning into a full-fledged profession.

Are you an aspiring chef? If you love to grill, fry, bake and broil, an outdated kitchen just won’t do! You need ample counter space, state-of-the-art appliances, plenty of storage and a good traffic flow (because every master chef needs a sous chef, right?) to keep up with your knife skills. Let us help you create the gourmet kitchen you deserve.

Your utility bills are through the roof.

If you’re tired of paying exorbitant prices for your utilities, updating your old appliances is a great investment. Not only can you find technologically advanced dishwashers, refrigerators, and disposals at reasonable prices, but you can also benefit from their energy-saving features. From delay timers and economy cycles to low energy consumption and half-load cycles, installing new appliances will help you save water and money.

You want to bring the outdoors inside.

Lack of natural light? Dull views? We can fix that during your Main Line kitchen remodel! Whether you’d like to add a sliding door to your deck or patio for easy access to the grill, or brighten up your kitchen with bigger windows, remodeling is a great way to incorporate your outdoor space with your indoor space.

You want to get the most bang for your buck.

For those that are considering a move, updated kitchens are a big selling point. Not only will you add value to your home, but a Main Line kitchen remodel can help you sell your home faster and for more money.

Regardless of your reason, Hynes Construction is here to help with your Main Line kitchen remodel from start to finish. Give us a call today to find out how we can help!

Bathroom Beauties: 5 Reasons to Remodel Your Bathroom This Winter

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Even though it’s cold outside, that doesn’t mean your home needs to feel cold and stark too! While many people wait until springtime to begin updating their drab bathrooms, those that renovate in the winter will find that it’s surprisingly affordable, quick, and convenient. If you’ve been looking to spruce up your home, now is the perfect time to start. As your premier company for Main Line home remodeling, Hynes Construction specializes in state-of-the-art bathroom renovations that will add comfort and convenience to your home.

When it comes to remodeling, Hynes is here to help you design your dream bathroom. Our specialists will help you from start to finish—discussing your options, creating an affordable budget, and designing a functional yet stylish space for you and your family, etc. Need some help deciding on features? Here are some of our favorite additions when it comes to remodeling your Main Line home:

Let the sunshine in!

Sick of those dreary winter days bringing you down? Let Hynes design a gorgeous new bathroom that’s filled with natural light! We can install new windows that dramatically change your gloomy bathroom. We also offer a variety of ornate lighting fixtures that will add character after the sun has set.

Soak in a brand new bathtub.

The perfect addition to any master bathroom is a spacious bathtub for relaxing on those cold winter nights. Soothing bubble baths are just a call away! We’ll help you select a bathtub that works in your space, without making the room feel cramped.

Add tiles for extra color.

From the floor to your shower and even the walls; wherever you can imagine, we can add it! New tiles will help create a sleek, luxurious feel while also adding convenience. Easy to clean and dry after stepping out of the shower, tiles add a lot of character to your bathroom. Our experts can help you select tiles that work with your existing color scheme, or suggest finishes that will appeal to your personal aesthetic, and we pay careful attention to detail to ensure each piece fits into the puzzle just right.

Personalize your bathroom with a new vanity.

When we begin your Main Line home remodeling, we’ll start out by installing decor that reflects your personality and vision. Vanities are a great way to make a bathroom your own. Whether you prefer a rustic vibe or are craving a modern touch, we install a variety of high quality vanities that will become a focal point in your space.

Create convenient storage without sacrificing space!

Oftentimes, cookie-cutter bathroom layouts lack an appropriate amount of storage for all of your toiletries, cosmetics, towels, and other necessities. Without built-in cabinets, shelving, or proper closet space, your bathroom can become a cluttered mess. When you hire Hynes as your Main Line home remodeling company, we’ll help you declutter and create more space. We’ll design a bathroom that seamlessly incorporates storage as an efficient addition to your home.

Are you ready to get started? When you complete your Main Line home remodeling during the winter, we can schedule at your convenience and ensure the project gets done quickly and correctly. There’s no better time than now to give yourself that bathroom you’ve always dreamed of! Call us today and let’s get started.

Refresh Your Home: 5 Reasons to Paint Your Walls This Winter

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Winter is the perfect time to take care of all those indoor projects you’ve put off throughout the year. When it comes to caring for your home, there’s a lot of D.I.Y. projects, renovations, and everyday chores that keep your house in working order, but there’s one service that makes a world of difference with very minimal effort: getting a fresh coat of paint from your go-to Main Line painters at Hynes Construction.

There are a lot of benefits to painting your home’s interior, but here are the top 5 reasons you should:  

  • It’s a quick & easy way to spruce up your home. Whether you’re looking to brighten up a dreary room, create an accent wall, or update your home with a more modern look, painting your walls helps breathe new life into a lived-in home. When you hire Hynes Construction as your Main Line painters, our specialists will get the job done quickly and you won’t have to do any of the work! The best part is you’ll see a noticeable difference almost immediately. Home renovations can be time-consuming, but a new paint job is a fast way to spice things up.
  • Our Main Line painters are affordable. When it comes to home remodeling and renovations, interior painting is one of the most inexpensive ways to make your home feel brand new. Hynes Construction works with a variety of affordable premier brands to give you the best paint job money can buy.
  • Working with our knowledgable Main Line painters can help protect your home. Both interior and exterior paint can protect your home from normal wear and tear throughout the years. From heavy rain to snow and winds, a fresh coat of paint helps shield your home from the damaging effects of severe weather.As your trusted Main Line painters, Hynes Construction pays careful attention to the details when working on every home. Our experienced team will help you uncover any mold, mildew, or water stains that might be hiding beneath your current paint or wallpaper and repair any damages before they become a costly expense. We’ll also ensure that all of your furniture and belongings are properly protected throughout the entire process.
  • Quality paint is better for your health. When you invest in quality paints and stains, you can reduce odors and fumes that are bad for your health. In addition to eliminating strong odors, regularly painting your home can help keep dust to a minimum and promote healthier indoor air quality.
  • Fresh paint increases your home’s value. We all know that keeping your exterior paint job in good shape adds value to your home, but the same is true for the interior walls! Homes that are well-maintained and have fresh coats of paint will have a greater value than ones that have dirty, stained walls.

Now that you know the benefits of painting your home, let’s figure out your color scheme! As your go-to Main Line painters, Hynes Construction is ready to help you plan, prepare, and paint your home this winter. Give us a call today to find out how we can help increase your home’s value in just one quick step.

To Weatherproof Your Windows or Not

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To be cold or not to be cold, that is the question. By now you’ve probably checked your heating system and pulled out the heavy blankets, but there’s still one thing left to do: weatherproof your Main Line windows. If you don’t do it now, you risk suffering from those shiver-inducing drafts, creaky gusts of wind, and high energy bills. But is there a better way?

While there are certainly some simple, inexpensive ways to weatherproof your windows, most methods are time-consuming and inefficient. Plus, you have to tackle this household chore every fall when the cold weather blows in, as well as every spring when it’s time to strip down the cold weather barriers.

Applying film to your Main Line windows is tedious and inconvenient.

This tried-and-true method for weatherproofing can be quite effective and inexpensive, but it’s also a lot of work! You’ll need film, double-sided tape, a hair dryer, and most likely an entire afternoon to get it done.

Applying film to your windows is a good way to block out drafty winds cheaply, but it’s rather inconvenient. Not only is it time-consuming to put up and take down, but it makes your windows non-functional for several months out of the year. On the rare warm days, opening your windows up for a nice, brisk breeze just isn’t an option.

Sealant foams take away from the elegance of your Main Line windows.

Applying sealing foam to your windows to close up any gaps or openings is a quicker process than film, but it’s a bit of an eyesore. You can apply foam to the sides, top, and middle of your windows quickly, but when the foam dries, it is still visible to the eye. The foam will shrink some, which does allow you to still lock and unlock your windows, but is it worth ruining your interior decor for?

Draft snakes add clutter to your home.

The easiest option is also one of the least efficient options! Snakes are long tubes made of fabric. They’re usually filled with sand or rice and can be placed in front of window ledges, under doors, and even in front of your fireplace to block drafts of wind. They’re easy to use and can be moved from room to room as needed, but they’re not very attractive and a little cumbersome.

Invest in new Main Line windows from Hynes Construction and save yourself the frustration

Forget going through weatherproofing every year. At Hynes Construction, we get it right the first time. We offer a variety of energy efficient windows from trusted brands that will protect your home from the elements while still serving as functional windows throughout the entire year.

 

Hynes will do all the work for you. Our specialists are fast, professional, and reliable. Call today to learn more about how we can help you keep your home warm all winter long.