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Approved Contractor, Inc. Awarded best of Houzz 2018

Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World Los Angeles, California, January 14, 2018 – Approved Contractor, Inc. has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The firm was chosen by the more than 40 million… Read the full article

Benefits of Window Replacement to Enjoy This Spring

You just cleared the last of the fall and winter leaves from the corners of the yard. Winter is over and spring is here, with sunny days and cool nights. What is the best investment of your home improvement budget this year? New windows. If you start now, you can beat the rush, prepare for… Read the full article

Why You Should Invest in Exterior Coating Over Cheap Paint

When you consider how best to change the paint on your home’s exterior, you may be tempted to go cheap. However, you would be surprised at how the choice for cheap paint does not actually save you money over the years. Exterior coating from a professional increases your home’s resistance to ultraviolet rays, lowers your… Read the full article

3 Affordable Ways to Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Is your home an energy hog? If so, odds are you’re shelling out big money every month just to keep you and your family comfortable in the home. Don’t let a fear of high costs prevent you from taking steps today to make your home more energy efficient. There are many small measures you can… Read the full article

Think You Need New Windows? Here's How to Tell

Replacement windows promise big energy savings, but they can represent a significant expense up front. If you’ve thought about replacing your old, inefficient windows but aren’t sure whether it’s really necessary right now, these telltale signs will help you make the call.   Your windows are drafty If you’re sitting in front of the windows… Read the full article

Ensure Your Texture Coating Lasts a Lifetime: Part 1

The texture coating you arrange to be put on your home is supposed to last a lifetime. However, installation must be done properly, with each step given the necessary care. Without this care, your exterior texture coating may not last as long as it should with the beautiful look you expect to see for the… Read the full article

Why Replace Your Old Windows?

You already know that broken windows need to be replaced. How about old windows? You might believe that, so long as you can still see out of your windows, you can keep them around for years and years. However, you might be surprised how much new windows can improve your home and your outlook. With… Read the full article

2014 Awards and Credentials

California home owners can save an average of $126 per year when replacing single-pane windows with energy-efficient windows, or $27 per year when replacing double-pane windows with energy-efficient models, according to Energy Star. Unfortunately, too many home owners looking to save energy and improve their home’s value can lose money by choosing the wrong service contractor…. Read the full article

3 Things to Look for in a Contractor

You have some engaging plans to give your home a refresh. Since you do not want to do it yourself, how can you find the right contractor for the job? There are better contractors, and there are also those who do not deserve your patronage. This guide will help you determine which contractors are equipped… Read the full article

3 Signs it’s Time to Replace Your Windows

Windows are made to last, but if the initial installation wasn’t up to par or you live in an older home, you may require a replacement sooner rather than later. Here are three signs you shouldn’t put off replacing your windows any longer. Improper Operation of Windows While perhaps the primary function of a window is to… Read the full article

The Importance of UV Resistance for Your Home Exterior

Anything that is exposed to sunlight for hours on end needs to be resistant against the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays and radiation or the color will fade. Also called light fastness, UV resistance is when a color retains its original hue even after thousands of hours exposed to direct sunlight. Nothing in your home has… Read the full article

How to Select the Right Type of Window for Your Home

If your windows are old, drafty and hard to open, this could be the year you make that long-awaited window replacement. Choosing the right type may be your most difficult decision, but it doesn’t have to be. Consider the benefits and drawbacks of four popular window frame materials to help you make the right choice…. Read the full article

The Best Types of Exterior Coatings for California Homes

When it comes to the exterior of a California home, not all coatings are created equal. Many homeowners stick with paint because they believe that they do not have another choice. However, paint is not designed to be a permanent home coating. Over the life of the home, paint can actually be more expensive than… Read the full article

Increase Home Value with Texture Coating

Whether you’re selling your home soon or not, it’s worthwhile to pursue value-adding upgrades for your home. One example is to replace exterior paint with texture coating. This upgrade is one of the best investments you can make to increase your California home’s value.   Texture Coating is Durable The view of your home from… Read the full article

How to Save Money on Your Home in 2015

Perhaps on January 1, you set a New Year’s resolution to save money on your home in 2015. How’s your goal coming along? If you’re looking for more significant ways to save, here are two ideas you might not have thought of yet: applying texture coating and installing new windows.   Texture Coating As a… Read the full article

3 Things to Know Before Installing Sliding Doors

If you have a spot in your home where you want to replace a traditional hinged door with a sliding door, you stand to benefit in several ways. No door swing means you save space and can utilize the area around the door more easily. Sliding glass patio doors are also wider than regular doors,… Read the full article

4 Trends in Interior Windows for the New Year

Looking for a home improvement project to improve the look of your interior windows? They may look great from the outside, but if your windows are lacking from the inside, use these four trends to inspire you in the New Year. Bold Interior Trim A combination of crown molding, pilasters and trim helps highlight an… Read the full article

What to Consider When Choosing Your Exterior Windows

If you’ve decided to upgrade your exterior windows, you must consider several little details pertaining to the functionality, energy efficiency and appearance of your new windows. There are a seemingly limitless number of combinations, so how do you start narrowing down your choices? To help ensure you get the most from your investment, consider the… Read the full article

5 Things You Should Know Before Using Texture Coating

People love a great paint job on their homes. But, if you are debating between using regular paint or trying out texture coating, there are five things you should know. Once you understand what you get and what you should expect with texture coating, you can determine if texture coating is the right decision for… Read the full article

Energy Out the Window: How to Keep Heat In During the Winter

If you want save energy at home, you need to spend more time looking at your windows rather than out of them. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, about 33 percent of winter heat loss occurs through windows and doors. Use these tips to counter inefficient windows and keep heat in during the winter…. Read the full article

New Year, New Home Exterior

Homeowners take great pride in the appearance of their homes. But, sometimes it is too easy to forget that the exterior of the home needs just as much care as the interior rooms. If you are not feeling the love for your home’s exterior walls and windows, this year might be the year to make… Read the full article

2 Savvy Ways to Spend Leftover Home Improvement Budget

As an experienced homeowner who has completed renovations in the past, you know that any number of things can complicate the project. You could run across water damage and rot behind torn down walls or deteriorated subflooring that calls for a major overhaul prior to completing the renovation you had in mind. Because you knew… Read the full article

5 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home

Your home’s value is the single biggest reason you chose to buy instead of rent. While homes are designed to naturally increase in value over time, an unstable market or shaky economy is enough to send some homeowners into a panic when it comes time to sell. That’s why you need to learn the best… Read the full article

Your Worst Nightmare About Window Replacement Come to Life

It could very well happen to you. When you research contractors to provide you with new windows, you have to decide which business will do the best job. But, sometimes you just go for the company that made the cheapest offer. There are good contractors and there are those whose services are not particularly helpful… Read the full article

Exterior Texture Coating Vs Paint: What You Need to Know

If your existing house paint has seen better days, it may be time to add a fresh coat. However, before you opt for paint again, consider the many benefits you get from choosing exterior texture coating instead. Here’s a closer look at the differences between texture coating and paint. Waterproofing Paint is not waterproof, but texture… Read the full article

How Texture Coatings Make Your Home Energy Efficient

Your home is probably the largest investment you will ever make. Isn’t it worth protecting? When you choose texture coating, you’re selecting an advanced material that provides maximum protection from the elements and impressive reflective qualities that keep the interior cool and comfortable. Textured coating is better than paint or stain and outperforms all other… Read the full article

Top 5 Questions You Should Ask When Replacing Your Windows

Looking to improve the look and energy efficiency of your home? Replacing your windows is a step in the right direction. When it comes to having new windows installed, not just any company will do. Ask the following five questions to help you choose between different prospective installers. Are You a Licensed Contractor? Inexperienced, would-be… Read the full article

The Texture Coating Process in 10 Steps

Texture coating is an excellent option for your home’s exterior if you want to provide maximum protection against the elements and beautify your home for years to come. Take a look at the controlled, 10-step process involved in applying textured coating. 1. Inspection During a thorough inspection, technicians look for chipping, flaking or peeling paint, rotten… Read the full article

4 Signs You Can Trust Your Contractor

If you’re thinking about hiring a contractor for a home renovation, choose wisely. The technicians you hire to complete the project are just as important as picking the right materials to have installed. Here are four signs you have chosen a contractor you can trust. Experienced It’s true, every company has to start somewhere, but… Read the full article

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