Estimating Cost of Adding a Deck

gallery_ipe_deckA deck addition can not only provide value for your home, it will quickly become the most popular spot to entertain guests and waste the time away enjoying the outdoors. Before you make the decision to add a deck, it’s important to have an idea of the costs involved.  Here’s a great article that will help.

Window Replacements

IMG_14592cThere are many good reasons for wanting to replace windows in your home. Possibly, it is for the simple reason that you want to make your home more attractive and appealing. Most often, however, homeowners begin looking into replacement window options once they realize how much they are spending on their energy bills due to inefficient insulation of their homes. Whether you plan to spend the rest of your life in your home or plan to sell your home in a few years, replacement windows are an excellent way to protect and add value to your investment.

Older windows are generally made with wooden frames and can warp or rot over time. When first installed, they may have been well sealed, but over the years caulking flakes away and water can seep in. When water gets into the wood it expands and can rot, leaving spaces though which water and air can get into the house. This creates an unsightly window, as well as an inefficient insulation against the elements. Vinyl replacement windows are energy efficient, easy to clean, and add maintenance free beauty to any home.

Reasons you need new windows
  • You feel drafts in your home
    Even the best windows will allow a slight amount of air infiltration, but should never be something you can feel.  Windows will wear out over time and need to be replaced.
  • Difficulty shutting or opening windows
    If you are having difficulty shutting or opening your windows.  Windows will loose balance over time making it difficult to open and close.
  • Condensation inside the glass
    If the window seal fails in a window, condensation can occur.
  • Energy efficiency
    If your utility bill is high, your windows may need to be replaced.  The Department of Energy suggest looking for windows that have at lest two panes of glass or Energy Star labeled windows.  These windows will eventually  pay for themselves through lower heating and cooling costs.
Benefit of new windows
Replacing windows in your home is more than just about energy efficiency and repairing existing windows. Benefits of replacement windows include:
  • Curb Appeal
    New windows offer a stunning impact on the exterior of your home.  There is a large variety of styles to choose from for both traditional and contemporary homes.
  • Low maintenance & care.
    Most new windows have been designed to be low maintenance and easy to clean.
  • Reduce Sound
    New windows will not only reduce the amount of sound coming in the home, but will also reduce the amount of sound going out.
  • Financial Benefits
    When you replace your windows you should immediately see a difference in your heating and cooling costs.


Roof Repair and Replacement

Is it time for a new roof? The question is not always an easy one to answer. Typically, roofs are replaced every ten years. But you might want to replace it sooner than that if you’re selling your home or severe storms have affected your area.


If you are selling your home, a new roof can dramatically change the look and curb appeal of your entire house. Our roofing experts have many material and color choices for you to consider.

Roof damaged?

The roofs of thousands of homes are damaged each year by

  • Hail and wind in storms
  • Falling limbs
  • Sun
  • Homeowners walking on the roof

Unfortunately this damage can surface several months later without the homeowner even knowing unless leaking develops. The insurance industry is not obligated to notify you of potential damage due to storms due to the large influx of claims for exterior damage. And dealing with the insurance companies can be painful and confusing.

Whether selling or repairing, we’ll walk you through steps of replacing your roof and dealing with the insurance company and make the whole process fun and exciting.

With a simple formula of “Do Things Right”, we’ve built a reputation as a top roofing contractor in this area. Our team is committed to building great roofs and providing quality service – a reputation that has helped our company stay strong and respected over the years. We work hard everyday to deliver beautiful new roofs, on time and at competitive prices.


Remodeling and Additions


A room addition or kitchen remodel is not only a great way to add value to your home, it’s also a way to customize your home to your family’s needs.  Having that in mind, we’ll approach any new remodel or addition with attention to detail with particular focus on the desires of your family.

A remodel or room addition begins with an idea or inspiration. Homestead Construction will help you turn that idea into a design and then into a plan.

Quality products

Once a plan is in place, we’ll help you choose quality products including cabinets, windows, flooring and tile.  Our suppliers offer a variety of styles and materials so you’ll be able to find exactly what you want.

Various Projects

Homestead Construction can help with a wide range of projects including:

  • Garage Addition
  • Sunroom
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Bathroom Remodel
  • Garage Remodel
  • Basement Remodel
  • Outdoor Living Spaces

To start your next room addition or remodeling project, call us today at 865-544-7720 for a free estimate.

Vinyl Products

Vinyl Siding is the most popular covering for the exterior of houses today. It is constructed of strong and durable PVC, (polyvinyl chloride), and comes in a wide variety of colors. Vinyl Siding is easily installed by contractors. It also requires little care and is very low maintenance. Scratches are rarely visible since the siding is solid all the way through. Vinyl siding does not rust and will not ruin the integrity of your siding. Vinyl Siding is similar in many properties to aluminum, such as weight and density. However, vinyl does not dent like aluminum. Temperature will not affect Vinyl Siding, so it can be installed in nearly any climate.

Beauty – Vinyl siding provides enduring beauty and design flexibility. You can select vinyl siding that will be consistent with your home’s design and fit into the environment and neighboring homes.

Durability – Vinyl siding is now the number-one siding material available. Nothing beats vinyl siding, accessories, and trim for sheer endurance. Vinyl is impervious to rain, cold, salt and snow. And vinyl siding won’t rot, peel, dent or show scratches, or ever need painting.

Value – Vinyl siding is a great investment. In fact, it’s the siding of choice in 44% of installations today. If you love the look of wood, you can achieve a natural appearance with vinyl siding. Vinyl siding adds value to your home that you’ll feel good about for years to come.

Hardie Siding

IMG_1462Fiber cement board bears a striking resemblance to wood, complete with texture and grain. Unlike wood, cement board or as it’s more commonly referred to as Hardi Board siding, is impermeable to the most common forms of damage that threaten wood siding, including: water damage, rot and termites. Hardi siding boards are specially designed to retain paint much longer than wood, without chipping or peeling. Hardiplank siding is an excellent option for those wanting the look and feel of real wood siding, without the hassles and risks that accompany it.

Homeowners that are looking for a more substantial siding will be pleased with James Hardie Products.

Hardie provides durability and low-maintenance without sacrificing the beauty and character of wood. James Hardie has the ability to excite consumers with an exterior that retains its beauty for decades with little care.

Key benefits of the James Hardie Siding System:

  • Resists damage from cold, windy climates.
  • Resists damage from wet, humid climates.
  • Resists flame.
  • Resists damage from flying debris.
  • Resists insect damage.
  • Resists cracking.


There is nothing quite like having friends and family over to the house to burgers and steaks on the grill. One thing that can make the evening better is a brand new deck to give your guests an inviting area to relax and enjoy each other’s company.

Whether you are looking for a new outdoor living area for entertainment or a place to enjoy the sun in the privacy of your own backyard, a new deck is a perfection option.

If you have questions concerning design, cost, material or maintenance, Homestead Construction can help.  We’ll listen to you and help you determine what style and material will best fit your needs. And whether you want composite decking or natural wood, we can help you turn your outdoor entertainment dreams into reality.

Work in Crossville Complete

We recently complete a large job in Crossville, Tennessee. The project involved new siding, staircases, and windows for 47 units. IMG_1450We expereienced challenges with the weather but were able to really make an impact on this golf community near Fairfield Glades.