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What Does My Warranty Cover?

  Wait a minute, warranties? Most people think peace treaties and solving the DaVinci Code are less daunting than their home improvement warranties. We want to solve this problem by explaining warranties for you. A major part of Bordner Home Improvement’s relationship-focused and results-driven work ethic, is to back

Bathroom Tile Ideas: Practical & Pleasing

Bathroom Tile Ideas: How to Choose the Best Bathroom Tiles Design When it comes to bedecking your bathroom, a little bit of tile can go a long way. Essentially, bathroom wall tiles serve a clearly practical purpose: They protect your walls from water damage and toothpaste splotches alike. However, just

By |February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Window Mullions vs Window Muntins: Divider Style Breakdown

Understanding Window Muntins And Mullions Window muntins and mullions are names that are often used interchangeably in window construction, if used at all. Many are unfamiliar with the terms as they are derived from old house construction techniques, even though modern houses make use of them today, albeit for decorative

By |December 30th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Glass Home Window Tinting: What You Should Know

Home Window Tinting: What You Need to Know If you’re looking to reduce glare and heat gain through your windows during hot days, you’re probably considering home window tinting. With good reason: Curtains, sheers, and shades may do the job, but few other solutions are as effective as tinted glass

By |October 30th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kansas City Stucco Repair for a Good Cause

Yes, you read that right- Christmas comes a little early here in Kansas City! At Bordner, we are committed to being a positive force in our community, so we were thrilled to partner with Christmas in October for a wonderful community service project. If you haven’t heard of Christmas in October (CiO), they

By |May 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Kansas City Stucco Repair for a Good Cause

Attic Insulation & Gutters

One way for homeowners to save money on heating and cooling energy is by installing attic insulation. This is a home improvement project that is relatively inexpensive and offers a good return on investment. The various types of insulation include blanket insulation using rolls or batts and loose fill which

By |September 17th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gutters – Repair, Upgrading, Installing

Gutters are something that every building needs in good repair. The fact is that water can damage any building if not managed properly. Gutters help to divert water off of the roof and away from the building's foundation. This prevents water from entering the foundation, flooding the basement, infiltrating wood

By |September 3rd, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Should You Consider for New Insulation?

When you are thinking about installing new insulation, it's a good idea to hire a professional to do the job. Unquestionably, the benefits greatly outweigh any extra expense. In addition, the work that is done will have a guarantee and you will know that you're getting the correct amount of

By |August 26th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

I Need to Replace My Old Casement Style Windows Due to Rot. Can I Switch to the Double Hung Style, and Are There Any Benefits/ Advantages in Doing So?

In most cases we can change the existing window style to a different style. The biggest issue will be the height and width of the window, because each window style has a limitation on the size that it can be. There are pros and cons to each window style and

By |August 15th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Synthetic Stone Siding and Faux Stone

Synthetic stone siding, also known as faux stone is a manmade type of stone that closely resembles real stones. Synthetic stone siding is created by using a high-density material such as polyurethane and pouring it over real rocks to mold it. The result is a stone panel that has a

By |July 25th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Repairing Hail Damage to Your Roof

Hail damage is no laughing matter; any penetrations to your roof can result in serious damage to your home's infrastructure. The sooner roofing issues are identified and repaired by a Kansas City roofing contractor, the sooner you can relax knowing your home is protected from further harm. The longer you

By |July 1st, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Advantages of Fiberglass Windows

Fiberglass windows are one of the most durable and energy efficient windows on the market. If you are thinking about replacing the windows in your Kansas City home, there are several reason why fiberglass windows are the best available option. Energy Efficiency. Fiberglass window frames are hollow, which allows them

By |June 21st, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Hire a Professional Roofer?

If you want to avoid costly roof repairs, the National Roofing Contractors Association(NRCA) recommends having your roof inspected twice a year. While you or a handyman can climb on top of your house to look for missing shingles or an overly stressed gutter system, there are a number of other

By |June 19th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is My Stucco Exterior Completely Maintenance Free or Are There Things I Should Do or Look For? If so What and How Often?

Stucco is not maintenance free.  If the stucco was done correctly you should have sealant joints around all terminations. I recommend checking them every spring when your outside preparing the house and yard for summer.  If the proper sealant was used you shouldn’t have to do anything with them for

By |April 26th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

$5,000 Exterior Make-over Giveaway

Our friends over at Davinci are sponsoring a $5,000 exterior makeover.  This contest is open to homeowners nationwide.  The “Shake it Up” Exterior Color Contest includes a $5,000 cash grand prize, the idea is to help the winner add some color to their home. To Entervisit the DaVinci Facebook page

By |March 29th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Closed Due to Weather

Due to weather conditions our offices are closed today. Unfortunately our phones are currently out from a power outage and you will only receive a busy signal. If you need to contact us for any reason, please leave a detailed e-mail atcustomerservice@bordnerinstall.com or visit our website at www.bordnerinstall.comand we'll get

By |February 26th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Choose an Exterior Color Scheme

Curb appeal is one of your home’s best assets, which is why it is important that you carefully select an exterior color scheme for your house.  Consider how all of the colors of your materials will coordinate, from roofing, siding, doors, and trim to landscaping and hardscaping.   In addition, the

By |November 28th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stone & Brick Veneer

There are endless possibilites for the inside of your home when it comes to brick and stone veneer.  With slimmer, sleeker profiles, thin stone and brick veneers are being used in projects from interior walls, backsplashes and fireplaces to exteriors of entire buildings—both in new construction and renovations. Costs are less,

By |November 20th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

3 Ways to save Energy This Winter

The fall season is the best time of the year to prepare your home for the upcoming winter months.  Surprisingly, there are a number of ways that you can maintain a comfortable temperature in your home this winter without turning up the heat, and The Daily Green offers a few of these

By |November 16th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Choose Vinyl Siding for Your Kansas City Home?

While a wooden exterior is very attractive, it does involve more maintenance. Fortunately,  vinyl siding now comes in styles that look as authentic as real wood.  Available in a wide range of colors and designed to mimic everything from real wood to cedar shake, vinyl siding can easily mesh with

By |October 30th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Replace Your Windows Now, save Energy This Winter

As the temperature continues to drop here in Kansas City, you may notice your energy bills increasing. Heating your home all winter is already a large expense, but if your house has vulnerable areas for energy loss, you could be throwing money away. One of the best ways to address

By |October 29th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Start Planning Now for Kansas City Home Repairs

If you have been trying to find the best time to make improvements to your home, it’s time to call Bordner. Our Kansas City home improvement company can help you achieve your goals with quick, affordable, and most importantly, high-quality service. After 60,000 happy Kansas City customers and over 20 years

By |October 23rd, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cultured Stone for Elegant Fireplaces

Fall weather calls for a warm, toasty fire, and a beautiful fireplace can make a wonderful focal point for your living room. An unattractive fireplace can detract from the overall look of the space, but thanks to lightweight cultured stone, you can create the elegant, classic look of a stone

By |October 9th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fall Home Maintenance Tips to Help You Go Green

As we mentioned in our recent post about fall roof maintenance, the fall and winter months are hard on your home and require a bit of maintenance before the cold weather sets in. This will ensure that your home will withstand the elements, but can also save you a lot of

By |September 28th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Increasing Home Remodeling Shows Shift to Practical Projects

According to a recent article in the Baltimore Business Journal, home remodeling projects are finally on the rise. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Home Design Trend Survey reveals that remodeling projects have increased for two consecutive quarters, a first in the time since the recession began back in 2008. However,

By |September 25th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Behind the Scenes: Kansas City Stucco Installation

At our Kansas City home improvement company, we offer a wide range of services for homes new and old, including stucco installation and repair. Homeowners have long appreciated the benefits of traditional stucco, which is not only attractive, but also extremely durable. Innovations in the industry have made stucco even better

By |September 20th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Best and Worst Home "improvement" Project Values

You may think that any home improvement project for your Kansas City home would increase the value, but think again! According to a recent article, not all “improvements” will actually enhance the value of your home. Beware of value-killing renovations has some great information about the right kind of home improvement

By |September 19th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Protect Your Kansas City Home from Mold

September is National Mold Awareness Month, so we’ll be discussing some ways in which you can protect your home and family from harmful mold. First off, it’s important to know a little about mold. We highly recommend reading over the EPA Mold and Moisture pages, which provide a great overview. Mold spores produce

By |September 17th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Wood Shake Roofing Installation in Kansas City

Settling on a roofing material for your Kansas City home can be challenging, and depends on many different factors. Cost, durability, and the architectural style of your home all play into the decision, but Bordner can help you choose the type of roof that is best for your home. One of the

By |September 10th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Power of a New Roof: Roof Installation in Kansas City Homes

As Kansas City roof installers, we take pride in using high-quality roofing materials to ensure the roofs we build can stand the test of time. We happily use GAF roofing products for that very reason. But today, we’re putting the spotlight on GAF for something else- their outstanding work on the Homeliest Home

By |September 5th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Homeowners Are Embracing Green Building Materials

We recently stumbled upon a great post over on the CertainTeed Blog- “Will Homebuyers Pay More for Green?” The article deals with the changing impact of the economy and housing market on green building trends. According to the post, fewer people are willing to pay more for green home improvements

By |August 29th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Energy Efficient Ways to Improve Your Home

If you are considering which home improvement projects to undertake on your Kansas City home this year, it pays to include some energy efficient updates. But which home improvement projects will most improve the energy efficiency of your home? Take a look at a few of the best options from

By |August 16th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Roof Problems to Watch out for

Is your roof in good shape? Take a look at these roof problems to look out for in your Kansas City home. Missing or torn shingles- If shingles are out of place, the roof of your home is exposed to the elements and can sustain water damage or rot. What’s worse, missing

By |August 15th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stucco Siding Installation in Kansas City

When deciding what type of siding is right for your home, there are many options to choose from. For homes that are compatible with the material, we think stucco siding is a great option, and here’s why: Having a stucco finish applied to your home costs about the same as

By |August 14th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Green Home Design and Construction Grows

According to the U.S. Green Building Council, over 20,000 homes across the U.S. have earned LEED for Homes certification. The Editor at Large reports that the focus on green home design continues to grow in all segments of the housing industry, from single family homes to multi-family housing. While most homeowners don’t

By |August 10th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kansas City Siding Installation and Repair

When you own a home, it’s important to stay up to date on the necessary maintenance and repairs. If you need some help, MSN Real Estate has a handy August Home Maintenance Checklist you may want to check out. One recommendation on the list is to remove pest magnets- objects leaning against

By |August 9th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Don’t Forget Roof Repair and Maintenance

When was the last time your roof was inspected? Ignoring problems with your roof will not only further damage it, but can also open your home up to a range of other problems, from water damage to mold. Keeping your roof in perfect working order is very important, and at

By |August 6th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Can Green Home Improvements Raise Home Value?

Green home design and energy efficiency have been on the forefront of the home improvement industry for a while now, but according to a recent study, green home design may have a definitive economic value for your home. Building Online reports that researchers from University of California’s Berkeley and Los Angeles

By |July 31st, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hail Damage? Don’t Worry, We Can Help!

If your home has been damaged by hail, you will need to find a company that will not only repair the hail damage, but also help you prevent future damage. That’s where Bordner can help with our roofing repair and replacement services. Since hail damage doesn’t necessitate immediate action (unless you’ve had

By |July 30th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bordner Roofing Helps Make a Wish Come True

At Bordner, we have been helping Kansas City homeowners bring the best out of their homes for over 20 years. This city has given us so much, so we feel that it is very important to give back. Recently, we were privileged to work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and some great

By |July 24th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

3 Unique Uses for Cultured Stone

You’re probably familiar with the use of cultured stone as an exterior product for accenting the home. But did you know that there are many more uses of this versatile material? Cultured stone and stone veneer products are much lighter than conventional stone masonry, making them perfectly suited for a

By |July 17th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Construction Spending up in 2012

According to Bloomberg, construction spending is increasing in the United States thanks to an improving housing market. Commerce Department figures indicate a climb in dollar value for projects, with April beating out any month since December 2009. That spells good news, not only for home construction, but also for home repair

By |July 11th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Add Style to Your Entryway with New Doors and More

Whether you are trying to sell your home or just want to make it look as good as possible, focusing on the entrance of your Kansas City home can make a huge difference. Here at Bordner, we can assist you with a multitude of home improvement projects, from replacement windows and

By |July 10th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Increase Curb Appeal with Patriotic Style

Here at Bordner, we can help you increase the curb appeal of your home in so many ways, from roofing, siding, and stucco to new, energy-efficient windows, doors, and garage doors. We even offer cultured stone veneers, which can add a beautiful level of detail and elegance to your home. With

By |July 2nd, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

What to Know When Choosing Stucco Colors

If you are looking for a Kansas City stucco company, you’ve come to the right place. Bordner has years of experience in stucco installation, and we offer high-quality brands and an enormous selection of color choices- over 1,000,000, in fact. With all those options, choosing the color for your home’s

By |June 25th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Avoid Home Improvement Contractor Scams

At our Kansas City home improvement company, we place a high priority on providing the utmost quality and customer service to our clients, ensuring that you trust your home maintenance and repair projects to us for years to come. If you are on Angie’s List, be sure to check out our

By |June 19th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Choose Fiber Cement Siding?

If your Kansas City area home is in need of exterior repairs, it’s time to consider fiber cement siding. This fantastic material is the future of exterior home care, providing both style and durability. Take a look at some of the many benefits of choosing fiber cement siding. Highly durable Low

By |June 13th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

3 Things Every Homeowner Should Know about Air Leakage

When considering which home improvement projects to undertake at your Kansas City home, energy efficiency should be foremost in  your mind. Creating an energy efficient house isn’t just environmentally friendly; it can also save you a lot of money in the long run! While you’re more likely to notice a

By |June 5th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Home Improvement Trends: Focus on Exterior Projects

Are you considering which home improvement projects to embark on this year? According to the Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch, homeowners should focus on exterior projects for their homes due to the greater ROI, or Return on Investment. The article states that “Seven of the top 10 home improvement projects for

By |May 29th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Home Remodeling Continues to Beat out New Homes

According to MSN Real Estate, more homeowners are remodeling and renovation their homes rather than moving to new ones. The recent survey from the National Association of Home Builders shows that remodeling projects have increased since 2010, with almost half of the home improvement professionals questioned stating that homeowners are planning renovations to

By |May 21st, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

More Americans Plan to Improve Their Homes This Year

According to a recent survey, 70% of homeowners plan to embark on a home improvement project this year. This marks an increase from 2011, a year in which only 64% of homeowners planned remodeling or repair projects. While real estate markets remain slow, homeowners are realizing that repairs and renovations

By |May 10th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Provia Storm Doors

Storm doors by ProVia are the perfect way to protect your home’s entry while adding style and value. Each door is completely customized to fit the home along with the owners’ needs. ProVia’s durable storm doors are made with aluminum that is 20 percent thicker than traditional consumer-grade storm doors;  just

By |May 8th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Is Low-e Glass?

When choosing windows for your Kansas City home, it’s important to consider not only the cost and materials, but also the energy efficiency they can provide. Low-E glass is becoming a popular choice for homeowners who want to go green and save money, but what does “Low-E” really mean? The U.S. Department

By |May 7th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Curb Appeal Tips to Sell Your Home

If you’re trying to sell your Kansas City home, curb appeal should be a main priority. Curb appeal is, simply put, the attraction your house holds from the street. Think about everything a potential buyer will see upon approaching your home, from the walkway and landscaping to the front door

By |April 23rd, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Roofing Materials: Which Type Is Right for You?

Today, there are more options in roofing materials and styles than ever before! Here at Bordner, we install numerous types of roofing, including: Composition shingles- Composition, or asphalt, shingles are one of the most common types of roofing material, due in large part to their cost-efficiency and wide range of styles. They

By |April 18th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Choosing Windows for Your Home: Vinyl or Fiberglass?

If it’s time to start replacing the windows of your Kansas City home, there are many options available to you. Here at Bordner, we install doors and windows made from wood, aluminum, composite, vinyl, fiberglass, and other materials. The many different options may seem daunting, but we are happy to provide

By |April 11th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

National Home Improvement Month Coming Soon

National Home Improvement Month is coming up in May, but there’s no reason to wait on your home improvement projects! NARI, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, recommends undertaking home improvement projects to enhance the curb appeal of your home. While “curb appeal” improvements are often discussed in relation to

By |April 9th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hiring a Contractor You Can Trust

It’s unfortunate, but many homeowners have had less-than-positive experiences with home repair contractors. Those experiences make it understandably nerve-wracking to hire a contractor in the future. But for homeowners who have been burned before, you’ll be glad to know that here at Bordner, integrity and customer service are our very highest

By |April 6th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

April 3rd 2011 Hailstorm Anniversary

It’s been one year since a hailstorm ravaged parts of the Kansas city Metro area.  If you live in one of the areas hit by hail, make sure you’ve had your roof inspected by a reputable contractor.  Some insurance companies have a deadline on filing a claim, and you wouldn’t

By |April 3rd, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Upgrade Your Home with Design Details

Could your home use a bit of a makeover? Enhance the curb appeal of your home and make a great impression on neighbors, guests, and even potential buyers by embarking on one or more of these home improvement projects recommended by Better Homes & Gardens. Windows- Your windows should complement the

By |April 2nd, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Eaton Before and After

It was a pleasure to work with the Eaton’s on their reroof. They originally had a wood roof, but decided to go back with the Certainteed Presidential TL IR. This is one of the thickest roofs available and can stand up to more extreme weather such as hail. As an

By |April 2nd, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

  You may be doing some spring cleaning around your Kansas City home, but don’t forget about spring maintenance! Your home is one of your biggest assets and you want to keep it in great condition, whether you plan to live there for years or need to sell in the

By |March 30th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is Stucco Right for Your Kansas City Home?

Home maintenance and improvement decisions can be nerve-wracking- after all, your home is probably your greatest investment! Fortunately, having a trustworthy home improvement expert at your side will decrease the stress, so you can feel confident that you are making the right choices for your Kansas City home. At Bordner, we

By |March 29th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Hire a Good Contractor

Hiring a contractor for your home improvement projects can be stressful. We’ve all heard the horror stories of work left undone or jobs that go over budget and over schedule. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make the process work for you, doing all you can to ensure that you

By |March 23rd, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Ways to Add Curb Appeal to Your Home

Whether you are planning to sell your home soon or just want to increase its value and add to your enjoyment, curb appeal is an important factor to consider. The way your house looks from the street is the first impression for visitors, neighbors, and potential buyers. With that in

By |March 22nd, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Owens Corning Debuts Newer, Better Shingles

There are lots of reasons to love the new Owens Corning Trudef Duration Shingles.  Whether it’s the 130MPH wind resistance, the stronger adhesive, or the lay flat design, you’ll find something to interest you.  We personally love the blow through resistance, made possible by the new industrial strength woven fabric in

By |March 14th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Planning a Home Remodel

Any  type of home remodel or improvements can be extremely  daunting, with all you have to plan from finding contractor to creating a budget, we understanding just how over whelming it can be. To help we have put together several tips to help ensure that your next home remodel will be a

By |November 11th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Improve the Security and Lifetime of Your Entry Door

When it comes to protecting yourself and your family, one of the first areas that you should ensure safety is your front door. With the proper doors, intruders will be less likely to gain entry into your home since approximately 30 percent of break-ins annually happen through a compromised front

By |October 19th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Everything You Need to Know about Weatherstripping

Did you know that up to 15% of the air that your home’s heating or cooling system pumps through your house can escape through tiny gaps around windows and doors if they’re not sealed properly? That’s a whopping portion of your monthly energy bill that’s quite literally ‘flying out the window.’

By |October 14th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

9 Signs Your Roof Needs to Be Replaced

Although a new shingled roof should easily last 20+ years, a few different factors, including where your home is located and the climate there, how well the roof was initially installed and how it’s been cared for all affect its lifespan. There’s a chance, for example, that if you live

By |October 11th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Keep an Eye out for Tattered Shingles on Roof Peak

Even the sturdiest of roofs can show signs of damage every now and then from expected weathering and wear and tear. That’s’ why Bordner encourages homeowners to periodically check for signs of roof complications early before they turn into more extensive and costly damages. We’ve found that one of the most common

By |October 6th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Eliminating Frosty Roof Nails

Have you ever climbed up into your attic in the wintertime and looked up at the ceiling only to notice tiny icicles hanging off nail tips that are poking through the roof sheathing? Chances are that if you live in a cold enough climate, the answer is probably yes. While

By |October 3rd, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

4 Simple Prep Tips for a Cozy Fall Home

After the blistering heat of summer, fall’s cool temperatures can be a welcomed refreshment. But these invigorating chills in the air mean that the icy season of winter isn’t too far away. So, this is the perfect time of year to brush up on some home maintenance that can really

By |September 27th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The 411 on Infinity by Marvin

So you’ve been told that your home needs replacement window. But do you know what this really means and what “replacement” windows are, exactly? Do they come in a variety of shapes, styles and colors? Are they easy to clean? Are they just as strong and secure as traditional glass

By |September 22nd, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Take Advantage of Our 11-step Customer Service Pledge!

Are you in search of a reputable and reliable home contractor in the Kansas City area? Then look no further than Bordner. Whether you need help with roofing, window or siding replacement, we’re the one-stop service provider that folks in the Missouri area have grown to trust over the years. This

By |September 21st, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Getting Your Home’s Exterior Ready for Autumn

Fall seasons is finally getting started, and the change of seasons means you need to change your game plan in terms of caring for your home. A new season means a new set of challenges to take on, and if you’re not prepared and knowledgeable about what to do, you

By |September 16th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

10 Types of Roofs You Should Know About

The roof of a home is one of the most important parts of its structure for many reasons: it protects the home from the strong elements of Mother Nature, It helps stabilize the home’s foundation and, let’s face it, a house just isn’t a house without one! Since Bordner has been serving

By |September 12th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

High Performance Windows for Your Home

There are numerous options out there for homeowners who want to replace their windows. There are so many, perhaps, that the variety is overwhelming. Check out these common terms to get a better understanding of your options. Find the ideal energy efficient windows for your home. Low-e Coating Low-e (low-emittance) coatings

By |September 9th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Travel Safe This Labor Day!

Bordner will be closed on Sept. 5, 2011 in observance of Labor Day. But don’t worry, you can still fill out a contact form with us or request a free no-obligation in-home estimate over the weekend and we’ll be in touch with you as soon as we are back. As you know, our star-rated services

By |September 1st, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Need Siding Added to Your Newly Constructed Home?

If you’re in the Kansas City area and are currently in the process of having you’re your home built and you still need siding installed, look no further than to Bordner group. We’re accustomed to working with both home and commercial builders all around the Kansas City metro area to

By |August 23rd, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

More Siding FAQs

As Bordner mentioned in our post last week, we often get many questions about siding and so we wanted to take some time to answer a few of the most frequently asked ones from our readers. Last week’s post discussed things like the effects that proper siding can have on utility bills,

By |August 16th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Your Siding Questions Answered

Some of the most frequently asked questions that we receive here at Bordner revolve around siding and what it can and cannot do for your home. So we’ve decided to share some answers to FAQ about siding with our blog readers. This is the first installment of the series of

By |August 11th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fire-resistant Roofing and Siding

It’s hot out. There’s absolutely, undeniable, without a doubt no arguments there! And the heat blazing around out there can get downright uncomfortable at times. With that being said, there’s more that comes along with high temperatures than just a little discomfort and high cooling bills. There’s also the threat

By |August 4th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Benefits of Cool Metal Roofing in the Summer

As record temperatures soar this summer, especially here in Missouri, it’s important to reduce energy use and costly spending where possible—otherwise cooling bills can get pretty expensive! If you’re a homeowner in the market to renovate or replace your existing roof this summer, cool metal roofing should be at the

By |August 2nd, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Unico Microbrew Fest Happening Soon

What’s a great way to beat the heat in the summertime? How about a cold glass of microbrewed beer? Craft beer is gaining more and more in popularity with each year, which means the exposure to these great beers is becoming larger and larger. It’s no wonder, too, because plenty

By |July 29th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal with New Siding

While there are many things that can be done to the outside of your home to improve its curb appeal and increase its appraisal value, there are a few select improvements that you can make that both improve the home’s value and fortify its exterior. Improving its siding is just one of

By |July 27th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

What to Ask When Shopping for a New Roof

Making additions to your home or starting new projects always entails plenty of thorough research.  When you’re working on making your home a better, more efficient place to live there are always plenty of questions for you to consider when talking with contractors and builders. Despite its simplicity, roofing is

By |July 18th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Prevent Summertime Roof Damage

Here in the Kansas City, MO area, summer storms, dry heat and humidity can drag your roof through the trenches. While the fall is typically the best time to do roof repairs, take a proactive approach over the summer to prevent costly repairs later in the year.  Here are some

By |July 14th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is Roof Damage Covered by Insurance Agencies?

Over the past few weeks, Bordner ran down a few important questions when it comes to roof damage, specifically dealing with damage resulting from hail. One of the questions that we often receive from folks is, “will my insurance agency pay to replace my damaged roof?” Well here’s the answer in

By |July 7th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Soon Do You Need to Repair a Hail-damaged Roof?

Earlier, we quickly ran down a few important questions when it comes to roof damage, specifically dealing with damage resulting from hail. Today we wanted to talk about that first question: “I think the recent hail storm may have damaged my roof. How quickly do I need to get it fixed?”

By |July 4th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Energy Efficiency Summer Check-up

As summer is now underway, it’s a good idea to make sure that your home is being efficient with its energy usage. Cool air should not be escaping, and warm air should not be entering the house. Now would be a good time to do an insulation check-up, before running

By |June 25th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Selective Stone Installations

Perhaps you love the look of stone for your home but it’s not within your budget to re-face the entire structure. You can still inject a complementary swath of stone anywhere in or around the house to give it a sophisticated, updated appearance. Upgrading certain areas with stone– whether natural,

By |June 22nd, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rev up Your Home’s Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding on a home exterior is usually basic looking when it comes to most residences: horizontally installed with slight overlapping over each successive board, waterfalling from top to bottom. It’s a standard aesthetics practice that doesn’t seem to bother anyone. But did you know that you can get creative

By |June 17th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Over-the-top: Green Roofs

While searching for a topic to write about, I came across a website that, according to its short description, discusses “green roofs” and how they benefit the environment. Since roofing hasn’t been talked about on here lately, “green roofing” seemed like a fitting theme. Time for Bordner to extol the virtues of

By |June 15th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Eight Signs You Need New Windows

Your home’s window frames look OK. When it rains, you don’t get wet. The temperature in your home seems all right throughout the year. Yet, still, your window panes could be problematic for your household. Perhaps it is time to have those looked at. There could be one or many

By |June 10th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Three Types of Exterior Door Materials

When replacing your front door, or any exterior entryway, you’ll have to decide which material best suits your needs. The three most popular choices for doors are wood, fiberglass and steel. All three materials are equal in terms of longevity. However, the component of which the door is manufactured depends

By |June 8th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Five Fundamentals of Home Improvement

If you’re not sure whether your house could undergo a bit of upgrading or not, consider these fundamental elements to a great-looking exterior: The Five Ds. Don’t worry, “demolition” is not one of them– but keep it mind to be the sixth “D” if the first five fail! Once you

By |June 3rd, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sizing up Siding Damage

As we are in the midst of peak tornado season, it is likely that you– or somebody you know– will experience exterior home damage from this natural disaster. Roofs, windows and siding are the main elements of structure that receive a beating from storms– it doesn’t even have to be

By |May 27th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dressing Windows to save Energy

Energy efficient windows are the way to go when it comes to reducing your utilities bills in both summer and winter. Bordner is always on-hand to replace old windows or configure new fittings in any home. These types of windows are an investment– but worth it in the long run. However, if

By |May 25th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dissecting Synthetic Stucco – That’s EIFs to You

During the 1980s and ’90s, we began to see many homes being constructed with a type of synthetic stucco called EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish System). EIFS is a stucco-like composite that is applied in a thin layer over mesh and foam boards which surround the building’s exterior. EIFS performs well and

By |May 20th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Roofing Trends for the Future

The roof of a house is probably the most important component of any abode. It protects us from the elements first and foremost, but a roof also regulates temperature, aids in insulation and circulates energy. Function over form, right? That said, we like a roof to look stylish– if we

By |May 18th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Vinyl or Fiber Cement Siding?

Home siding has come a long way. It is now more durable and versatile than ever, and it is evolving in its technology. Bordner Installation works with two main kinds of siding: vinyl and fiber cement. But what are the differences between the two? Which type will work best for you and your

By |May 13th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Get Smart with Cultured Stone

Granite, slate, marble, limestone and many other geological compounds are beautiful and can withstand the weather. That is why stone is an excellent material to use for building exteriors. If you’re looking to change the exterior of your home with a completely different look, such as with stone, your options

By |May 11th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Common Materials for Windows and Doors

Selecting new windows and doors for your home can be a frustrating feat. That’s because there are literally hundreds of different styles and options out there for you to choose from. The most important choice to be made is the material. As far as windows and doors go, there are

By |May 6th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Identifying a Bad Roof

Even if you haven’t experienced a roof leak at home, there’s still a possibility that your original roofing was not done correctly. It can take years for evidence of a shoddy roof to show. Besides leaks, here are a few things to look when determining if your roof needs to

By |May 2nd, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Preventing Mold Growth at Home

Mold or mildew growth on walls, ceilings and floors can wreak havoc on the health and safety of everyone in your home, even pets! But how can you prevent mold from taking over and damaging your property? Clean existing mold and get rid of any moisture since this will allow

By |April 28th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Let Us Install Your New Windows

Bordner is has more than 40 years of industry experience and we’re ready to equip your home with new replacement windows. Your entire window installation project will be supervised by one of our qualified and seasoned staff members. We’ll make sure that your window installation is nothing short of excellent and that

By |April 26th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Benefits of a Stone or Stucco Home

If vinyl siding for your home’s exterior isn’t your cup of tea, have you considered stone or stucco? The benefits of a stone or stucco home: Easy Installation – Stone or stucco can be installed over many existing siding products. In other cases, siding can be easily removed to make room for new

By |April 21st, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Alside’s Vinyl Siding Color Collections

Everyone wants a strong, sturdy home that will stand the test of time. Through stormy weather and all, your home should protect you, your family and your belongings. At the same time you also want a home that is beautiful and sets a good first impression. With Alside’s multiple vinyl

By |April 19th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Storm Door Collections by Provia

Storm doors by ProVia are the perfect way to protect your home’s entry with style and added value. Each door is customized to fit the home along with the owners’ needs. ProVia’s durable storm doors are made with aluminum that is 20 percent thicker than traditional consumer-grade storm doors. ProVia is also

By |April 13th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

More Tips: Hail Damage and Roof Repair

Last week, we provided you with a great deal of advice following the severe hail storms that invaded our immediate area. If your roof suffered any damage, please call Bordner at 816-358-2102. We don’t want you to get taken advantage of by some of the careless and unprofessional contractors who may be trying to gain

By |April 11th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Unique Ways to Add Stone at Home

Since consumers are shelling out more money on home remodeling and improvements, you may be one of millions of Americans trying to come up with ways to add more value to your home and make it even more beautiful than it already is. There are some very unique ways to add stone both

By |March 31st, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Reasons to Choose Certainteed’s Fiber Cement Siding

Last month, we featured all the eco-friendly and sustainable features of CertainTeed’s Fiber Cement Siding. In this day and age, it’s important to consumers to invest in quality home products that are environmentally friendly. But if you need more convincing, we’ve got a list of reasons why this siding option is

By |March 29th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Consumer Spending on Home Remodeling Is Up

Earlier this month, a report was released by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies stating that consumer spending on home remodeling is expected to increase in 2011. According to the report, three main groups are expected to drive this year’s remodeling expenditures: Homeowners that have recently purchased discounted or foreclosed homes.

By |March 24th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Scoop on Energy Efficient Doors

Spring is officially here and it’s time to get moving on your home upgrades for 2011! Did you know that installing new doors with proper insulation can help save you money on your home’s energy bills? According to the government supported Energy Star program, there are three main components that energy-efficient doors

By |March 21st, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Roofing Manufacturer Gaf Wins Five Graphic Design Awards

GAF is North America’s largest roofing and ventilation manufacturer. That’s why Bordner trusts GAF with our composite roofing and shingles. Their products include a remarkable array of steep-slope and low-slope roofing systems. It was announced earlier this month that GAF has won five American Graphic Design Awards from Graphic Design USA Magazine. The awards were for

By |March 17th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Our Exterior Stone and Stucco Offerings

If the exterior of your home is in need of a facelift, we hope you’ll consider letting Bordner bring it back to life with one of our many stone and stucco offerings. In general, we offer four different options: Acrylic Finishes If a truly maintenance free exterior is desired, Bordner can

By |March 15th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Benefits of Fiberglass Windows

We’ve endured a harsh winter that has hit us harder than any other in recent history. Did your home take a beating? If so, it’s time to rethink the quality of some of your home’s features. Have you considered fiberglass windows? In areas that are prone to hurricanes and other severe weather

By |March 10th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

We’re Celebrating 100 Blog Posts!

Bordner is very proud to announce that we have reached our 100th blog post! We’d like to take this time to thank all of our readers, customers and potential customers who support our blog. We hope that our news, tips and trends are useful and informative. At this time, we’d like to

By |March 8th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Quality Vinyl Siding by Alside

Bordner strives to offer our customers the best and most reliable products available to ensure a safe, beautiful end result. That’s why we partner with Alside – a leading manufacturer of vinyl siding and other home improvement products. Here are just a few reasons why you can trust us to install Alside’s vinyl siding

By |February 28th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are You Ready for New Windows and Doors?

If you’re looking for ways to make your home green, look no further than your windows and doors. Newly installed windows and doors can help decrease your home’s energy costs in just one month. It’s a wise investment. Here’s why: New windows are customized to fit the existing opening. But they also

By |February 24th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Choosing a Roof Color for Your Brick Home

If you own a brick home, choosing your roof color is a critical part in conveying how your home will appear to others. Some brick shades blend well with certain roof shades while others may clash unpleasantly. Here are some tips from Sensational Color about choosing the right roof color for your brick home:

By |February 21st, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Does Your Home Need New Stucco?

Stucco, when properly installed, offers an almost maintenance-free exterior with unlimited design options, making it a popular choice for many homeowners. It does, however, require sealing in many climates to prevent water absorption that might freeze and expand causing cracks, scaling, and leaks. And there are some homes that are

By |February 17th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Save big with our Limited Time Offers

It’s tax season! Do you know what you’ll do with your refund yet? If your Kansas City home is in need of repairs such as replacement windows, doors, roofing or vinyl or fiber cement siding, then you’re in luck! Bordner is currently offering two fantastic deals that you’ll want to take advantage of before it’s too late. Take a look

By |February 14th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Color Psychology and Your Home

Subconsciously, color associations have a major impact on our lives and the way others perceive us, particularly when it comes to home improvement and remodeling. Are you considering yellow siding? What about a bright red front door? The colors you choose are completely up to you, but here’s some further

By |February 10th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sustainable Fiber Cement Siding by Certainteed

Homeowners looking to upgrade their homes often look into the option of vinyl siding. But let’s not forget about the reliability, durability and even sustainability of fiber cement siding. This versatile option can be crafted to look like wood, stucco or masonry. This makes it very easy to match existing vinyl

By |February 7th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Let Us Diagnose, Repair and Maintain Your Roof

At Bordner, our roofing service department provides the following full range of roof repair services: Roof Leak Diagnosis Roof Maintenance Repairs Roof repair and maintenance on various types of roofs including: Residential Steep Slope Residential Low Slope Residential Flat (repair and replacement) Commercial Steep Slope Roof repair and maintenance on all

By |February 4th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

4 Front Door Styles for to Consider

A unique door to your home provides many useful benefits including increased home value and curb appeal. But there’s more door options out there than you may think. Here are four of the most common types of doors. Slab – The most common and the most popular door type. Its design

By |January 31st, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

3 Things to Know about Window Replacement

If your Kansas City area home is due for replacement windows, Bordner is here for you. Window replacement can be a tricky feat and shouldn’t be attempted if you are not a qualified professional. But hiring a professional like us doesn’t mean you have to be completely in the dark. Here are a

By |January 27th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

3 Steps to New Door Hardware

It might seem somewhat petty trivial, but the front door to your home says a lot about you, especially to first time visitors. We all know that first impressions are lasting impressions, so why not think big when it comes to your home’s threshold? It doesn’t take much. Consider replacing

By |January 24th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Home Upgrades to Avoid

upgrades are a good idea, especially if you ever plan on selling your home. Check out these not so great upgrade ideas from Real Simple. 1. Home office – While converting a bedroom into an office might come in handy if you perform a lot of work at home, it will hurt

By |January 21st, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

DIY vs. Hiring a Professional

Many homeowners embark on home improvement projects by themselves in the interest of saving time and money. However, many projects that you might do yourself are really best done by a licensed professional. This is especially true when it comes to installing windows and doors, roofing repairs and much more.

By |January 18th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bundling Home Improvement Projects

We know the weather outside is frightful, but it’s still a great time to start planning your exterior home improvement projects for this spring. It’s so much easier to bundle upgrades that can be performed by one contractor like Bordner. Here are a few ideas of home improvements that are often

By |January 14th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

3 Simple Ways to Add Curb Appeal to Your Home

There are many benefits to making small home improvements to the exterior of your home. Not only do minor changes help increase your property value, they help to add curb appeal, which is always a plus. Looking for a few home improvement ideas? Here are three we got from DIY Network.

By |January 11th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

What makes a home green?

Green homes are becoming more popular with each passing year. Builders and homeowners alike are looking for ways to decrease their impact on our environment and the natural resources around us. But what makes a home green? According to HGTV Pro, there are three main areas of focus that, when combined,

By |January 7th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Paint Vs. Vinyl Siding for Your Home’s Exterior

Every homeowner must go through some type of major home renovation at least once during the average 30 year mortgage length. One of the most important overhauls has nothing to do with the inside of the home, but the outside. Your home’s exterior materials protect against rain, snow, heat and more severe

By |January 4th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Few Facts about Green Roofing

When it comes to roofing, it’s important to know that the sustainable, green options that have emerged over the past few years are just as reliable as traditional roofing materials. According to Luxury Housing Trends, environmentally friendly roofing alternatives are considered green based on four components: durability, materials used, energy usage

By |December 30th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Types of Front Door Designs for Your Home

Front doors can do a lot for the aesthetics of a home, not to mention its value. Experimenting with color, designs and accessories are a great way to show your personality to everyone who walks or drives by. Here are some stylish doors we found on HGTV. Wood doors give off

By |December 27th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Happy Holidays from Bordner Installation Group!

Bordner would like to wish all of our readers form this past year a very happy holiday to you and yours!  In the spirit of holiday festivities, we’d like to leave you with a few photos of some of our favorite holiday lighting displays from around the U.S.! Photo Credit: PeterGreenberg.com

By |December 24th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Bordner Way

A Kansas City home improvement leader for more than 20 years, Bordner scores a customer satisfaction rating of an incredible 9.78 on a scale of 1 – 10, compared to a national industry average of only 6.29. More than 40,000 clients across the Kansas City Metro area have learned to trust their

By |December 17th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fiberglass Window Solutions with Infinity by Marvin

Bordner proudly uses Infinity windows by Marvin in many of our projects as fiberglass replacement windows and patio doors. According to Infinity, their products are designed for the homeowner who wants low-maintenance replacement windows with the traditional appearance of a wood window. All Infinity products are sold as a complete, installed package to

By |December 8th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bordner Donates New Roof to Kansas City Resident in Need

With the help of some good samaritans, including a group of students from local a Kansas City high school, Bordner was recently able to lending a helping had to senior citizen in need. Three years after students from the Southwest Early College Campus Cadet Club painted an 86-year-old Kansas City woman’s house, they noticed

By |December 4th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Soltech Glass Tiles Help Heat Homes

We’re all familiar with the concept of solar panels being used to heat residential and commercial water supplies. These panels sit on top of the roof and are a great way to effectively save energy and money but are sometimes considered unsightly. The designers of the new SolTech glass roof tile

By |December 1st, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Big Thank You from Bordner Installation Group!

At Bordner, our mission is to be kind, fair, and protective of each other, our subordinates, our customers, our suppliers and our company while we aggressively, and with complete honesty, sell and provide the best installations possible. We feel as though we have been successful in that mission in that we consistently

By |November 25th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Steps for a Beautiful Fall Wreath

If you’re looking for an easy way to add a splash of fall to your home’s facade this Thanksgiving without any over-the-top decorations, Bordner encourages you to consider making a fall wreath! These beautiful and festive front door staples can be easily created in a few simple steps and they’re excellent at instantly

By |November 24th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

6 Signs Your Home Needs Improvement

Sometimes just a little cleaning and fresh paint will work wonders for your home, but other times a “small” problem can turn into a very expensive, time-consuming and frustrating problem if left unrepaired. Below, we’ve listed some common “warning signs” of issues that could damage your home’s structural integrity as

By |November 19th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Clean Your Windows like a Pro

Even though it’s one of the most detested chores, window cleaning is a necessity as clean windows can completely transform not only the look of a home’s interior by letting in more natural light, but its exterior as well. The truth is, this task doesn’t have to be a chore

By |November 16th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

4 Things to Consider When Buying Skylights

Skylights can be a wonderfully stylish addition to any home. Not only do they add a touch of sophistication to any interior, but they’re also a great way to open a room and brighten up small, dark spaces with natural sunlight. There are many different styles to choose from and

By |November 12th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Take a Look at 4 Great New Features on Our Blog!

You’ve probably noticed some changes to the Bordner blog this week. But fear not, all the same information that you’ve come to expect from us is still right here! We’ve simply changed the design to be more efficient and accessible to our readers. Some of the new features include: A cleaner featured-post

By |November 8th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Unique Glass Roof in Great Britain

Here’s a unique roof! Well OK, it’s not exactly a roof but more or less the exterior of a massive greenhouse in Carmarthenshire, Great Britain, but it’s still amazing to look at! Designed by Foster + Partners, the enormous structure contains more than a thousand plant species (many endangered) and

By |November 3rd, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sick of Ugly Solar Panels?

Aesthetic integration is something that’s very important when it comes to areas of the home’s exterior. Often times, neighborhood homeowners associations and the like regulate various looks and styles that are allowed in a subdivision which can make it hard to implement things like solar panels. This is problematic in

By |November 1st, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Many faces of Pink

As we wrap up the month of October, Bordner would like to recognize National Breast Cancer Awareness month one last time by highlighting some of our favorite pink rooms from Freshome’s post, “How to Cure Your Boring Kitchen with Pink.” The color pink has long been associated with breast cancer awareness’ philanthropic efforts. While

By |October 27th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is an Ice Dam?

Ice dams are created when above-freezing attic temperatures and sunlight combine to melt snow and ice on your roof. As the runoff reaches the colder edges of your roof, it refreezes, causing a growing bank of ice. Subsequent cycles of thawing and freezing quickly create an ice dam. The right

By |October 21st, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Places to Detect and Prevent Drafts in the Home

Bordner knows that air leaks and drafts can be a pain. Those pesky little fissures that let precious heat escape in the frigid months of winter and pour in during the sweltering heat of summer are pretty difficult to find sometimes. The reason for this is because they’re hidden behind walls

By |October 20th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

3 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Bordner is committed to sustainable living. It is for this reason that we try to suggest eco-friendly products and practices to our clients and blog readers whenever we can. Whether you live here in Kansas or elsewhere in the world, here are 3 important tips, as presented by GreenHomeGuide.Com, that will help your home become a little

By |October 15th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Post-hailstorm Checklist

In light of the recent hail storms that Kansas City has been seeing over the past few months, Bordner group would like to encourage you to always assess your property for damage after a storm and beware of crooked roofing contractors. Taking advantage of homeowners after natural disasters are one of the most common ways for

By |October 12th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Our Customers Are Saying

At Bordner, customer satisfaction is very important to us and we value every bit of feedback we receive. Over the years, we’ve received plenty of warm testimonials from satisfied clients and so we thought we’d take a moment to highlight a few of them! The home installation salesman was very helpful.

By |October 8th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Avoid Nail Hole Leaks This Winter

Nail holes are one of the leading causes of roof leaks that go undetected each year. They can come about from shoddy shingle repair or can simply be the result of a Christmas light shack nail being driven in a bit too far. While nail holes through a roof are small in

By |October 6th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fiber Cement Siding: A Durable Choice

Fiber cement siding includes a wide variety of options for creating virtually any home style. This versatile offering that resembles wood, stucco or masonry, also makes it easy to match an existing style or siding type. So whether you’re adding on or completely re-siding, fiber cement siding products is an option for

By |October 1st, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Preparing Your Home for Fall

It’s officially autumn but still ruefully warm outside. While this year’s late drop in temperature isn’t idea for those of you who usually like to spend September nights with hot chocolate and the sounds of crisp leaves rustling outside against the window, it’s the perfect opportunity to get those last-minute fall-prep

By |September 29th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

What's on your mind?

Have a remodeling tip you’d like to share? Want to learn more about a specific area of roofing? Think we could stand to explore a bit more about home weatherization? Here at Bordner, we truly appreciate feedback from our customers. So tell us what we can do to improve, what do

By |September 24th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Enjoy Museum Day in Missouri

Bordner is proud to be located in the beautiful state of Missouri where there’s never a shortage of things to do and places to see. That’s why in addition to educating our readers about the latest roofing and design/build trends, we also try to keep our local Kansas City residents in the loop

By |September 22nd, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is Your Stucco Cracked, Scaling or Leaky?

Stucco, when properly installed, offers an almost maintenance-free exterior with unlimited design options, making it a popular choice for many homeowners. It does, however, require sealing in many climates to prevent water absorption that might freeze and expand causing cracks, scaling, and leaks. And there are some homes that are not suited

By |September 20th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Register Now for 2010 Design-build Conference and Expo

If you’re a builder who is interested in connecting with other authorities in the design-build industry, then don’t miss this year’s Design-Build Conference and Expo. Held in Las Vegas, Nevada at Caesars Palace from October 18-20, 2010 and presented by the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), the three-day event will offer the opportunity

By |September 16th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Register Now for the 2011 International Builders’ Show

If you haven’t already registered for the 2011 National Association of Home Builder (NAHB) International Builders’ Show, hurry, hurry, hurry! The conference takes place  from January 12 – 15, 2011 in Orlando Florida and space for attendees is filling up fast. Take a look at the video below to learn more about this

By |September 10th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

September Is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM) and in observance, Bordner would like to take a moment to share some information with you to help you get your “readiness plan” in place. The awareness month is sponsored by the Ready Campaign in partnership with Citizen Corps and the Ad Council. The goal of the campaign

By |September 3rd, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Traveling for Labor Day? Stay at an Energy Star Rated Hotel!

The EPA is encouraging travelers to bring their green on the road this holiday weekend by choosing hotels that have earned EPA’s ENERGY STAR is a great place to start. ENERGY STAR labeled hotels are independently verified to meet strict energy efficiency performance levels set by EPA. Hotels that have earned the ENERGY STAR

By |August 31st, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Providing Kansas City with Durable Stone and Stucco Re-siding

Bordner has been providing quality stone and stucco re-siding installations to the Kansas City area for years. Conventional stucco is a time-tested product that has been around for centuries. It consists of Portland cement, masonry cement, sand, water and fiberglass fibers, and is impact resistant, fire resistant, and impervious to termites

By |August 27th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Best Commercial Roofing Contractor in Kansas City

Bordner’s commercial steep slope roofing project management team has many years of experience in the roofing industry. We can help with your industrial roofing needs from conception and design to completion. We work very closely with your project architect, project manager, job site superintendent and other sub-contractors to ensure all

By |August 24th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Unexpected Benefits of Composite Countertops

In the market for some new countertops? Before you go out and purchase panel after panel of natural stone under the impression that you’re choosing the most environmentally friendly of options, read this tidbit of info we found fromReNest.com–you might be surprised to find out how sustainable composite products are

By |August 17th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

7 Types of Roof Damage to Be Aware Of

While roof damage can happen to anyone and always varies by type of roof, the leading reason roof damage occurs results from a lack of regular maintenance. Ehow.com has put together a helpful list of types of roof damage to watch out for  as well as ways that you can prevent them

By |August 13th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Saving Simply

It’s no surprise that we at Bordner are committed to providing you with energy saving tips year-round to both help keep your expenses down and our environment healthy. Over the past few months, we’ve discussed things like the countless benefits of home insulation and weatherization, how to seal costly air leaks and

By |August 11th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Share the Posts you Love!

If you’re looking for a simpler way to share Bordner Group’s posts without having to copy and paste its links every time, then listen up. There’s now a feature at the bottom of every one of our blog posts that allows you to quickly and simply share it with over 200

By |August 10th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Benefits of Home Weatherization

Years ago, most homes — especially those up North — were built with little or no fortification against heat loss and, because the task of weatherization wasn’t cheap, home insulation wasn’t something that was a top priority. Today, though, most new home construction must meet certain insulation standards, according to

By |August 3rd, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to save for Greener Purchases Every Day

Living on a budget can be difficult. While making greener purchases is ideal, it can become expensive. Everything costs money and eco-friendly purchases come at premium pricing. Fortunately, the Green Guide site has some helpful tips for saving for greener purchases in theses hard economic times. Here they are: Food: Buy cereal

By |July 29th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

10 Simple Ways to Shrink Your Energy Bill

These days it seems as if everyone is looking for new ways to save money, especially around the house. Making your house energy efficient is a great way to save now, plus a great investment for your home and the environment. This Old House magazine has a list of 10 tips

By |July 27th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Freshen up Your Kitchen Windows This Summer

Simplify your kitchen this summer with 6 great tips for window treatments from HGTV. HGTV suggests utilizing natural light, current colors, and different textures among other ideas to spruce up the kitchen. Minimal is In: Try simple shades or an upholstered cornice to get rid of excess fabric. Flap valances are another

By |July 23rd, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Did You Know?

Certifications and Memberships Bordner is Committed to Service. In order to better serve our clients and further the home improvement industry, Bordner maintains memberships and certifications in numerous home renovation industryassociations and Kansas City community organizations including: Certifications Master Elite certification, GAF-ELK Platinum Preferred, Owens Corning Master Craftsman, Certain Teed Certified

By |July 20th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Become a USGBC Member Today!

If you’re a member of a company or other type of organization that strives towards our country’s collective goal of achieving more sustainable design in buildings throughout the nation, then you might want to consider becoming a member of the U.S. Green Build Council. For more information about becoming a member,

By |July 15th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Your Own Private Diy Instructor in a Pinch: Videojug

They say that that best way to learn how to do something is to see it done properly by someone else first. That’s why VideoJug has created a Web site  full of 1000s of demonstrative videos, articles, answers and people all providing answers to some some of the most frequently asked questions

By |July 12th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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Keep up with all the latest blog posts from Bordner the minute they’re out!  By subscribing to the blog,  you can receive our posts through your e-mail account. To begin receiving our posts, you must register your e-mail address with us.  You can register by submitting your e-mail address  subscription box on

By |July 7th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lead Paint Rule Update: Epa Has Delayed Lead Paint Certification Enforcement

On June 21, the the Environmental Protection Agency ruled to delay Lead Paint Certification Enforcement in order to provide builders and contractors with more time to undergo training on lead-safe work practices. Individual contractors must apply to enroll in a training class by Sept. 30 and complete the training by Dec. 31,

By |July 1st, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Common Ventilation and Roofing Problems

All major shingle manufacturers VOID their warranties if their shingles are installed over improperly ventilated attics. To avoid this, talk to your sales representative at Bordner about the proper amount of roof ventilation. Attics that are vented improperly allow heat and moisture to remain trapped in the attic and create potential problems

By |June 29th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Get Ready for the Kansas City Riverfest!

If you haven’t already made plans for the July Fourth weekend and you’re in the Kansas City area, Bordner encourages you to check out the Kansas City Riverfest! Located at Richard L. Berkley Park, KCRiverFest has become “Kansas City’s Riverfront Tradition,” known as the only place in downtown Kansas City to celebrate the Fourth

By |June 28th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Choose the Best Type of Stucco for Your Home

So you’ve decided to use stucco instead of vinyl as the siding for your latest home renovation project.  Its durable and long-lasting properties make it the perfect siding option for this particular home since you’ve already got a color in mind that you’d like for the home to be and

By |June 24th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Homebuyer Tax Credit Extended to Sept. 30

Homebuyers now have an extra three months to finish qualifying for federal tax incentives after the Senate on Wednesday approved the proposed homebuyer tax credit extension, according to the Associated Press. The move by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid would give buyers until Sept. 30 to complete their purchases and

By |June 16th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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If you haven’t already added Bordner to you Facebook profile, “Like” us today and keep up with all the latest blog posts and updates from us! We’d like for you to stay in touch!

By |June 11th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

12 Questions You Should Ask Potential Roofing Contractors

Having served more than 40,000 homeowners in the Kansas City area, Bordner is often called upon to repair or re-install roofing projects previously completed by sub-par contractors. At Bordner, our roofing installation processes thoroughly address all of the issues listed below, protecting you and your home and providing you a high-quality installation. However, we

By |June 8th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Don’t Be a Victim of Water Damage This Summer

While the summertime means vacations, pool-side activity and an all-around good time to many, to a contractor, it means an increase in the incidences of water damage. Not only can water damage ruin carpet and various other types of flooring, but it can also really do a number on a

By |June 2nd, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bordner Featured in “the Independent” for Dedication to Quality

The Independent takes great pleasure to introduce our readers to six very important movers-and-shakers in Our Town’s home design-and-improvement community: Scott Bickford of the R.S. Bickford & Company architectural firm; Bernie Madden of Madden-McFarland Interiors; Steve Reiff of Great Plains Pool & Spa Products; landscape architect Reed Dillon of Reed Dillon

By |May 28th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dress Your Yard up with Bamboo This Summer!

As we inch our way closer into summer, chances are, we’ll be spending a lot more time outdoors, whether bar-be-queuing on our decks or hosting a cool evening soiree by the pool. If you don’t already have a privacy fence up and are trying to decide what type will work

By |May 26th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Epa Challenges Manufacturing Industry to Improve Energy Efficiency

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today recognized the first group of manufacturing sites that have met the Energy Star Challenge for Industry and reduced their energy intensity by 10 percent within 5 years or less. The U.S. manufacturing industry is responsible for nearly 30 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in

By |May 21st, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Hire a Reputable Home Improvement Contractor

When you’re looking for someone to repair or install roofing, siding, windows, doors, stone, stucco or installation, we know you may decide to compare us to other companies. So we’ve out together a list of some common ways people evaluate contractors to make sure they choose the right person for

By |May 5th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Epa Cracks down on Energy Star Guidelines

From the Environmental Protection Agency: April 19, 2010> The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing new, more rigorous guidelines for new homes that earn the Energy Star label. Compared to the current Energy Star guidelines, the new requirements will make qualified new homes at least 20 percent more efficient

By |April 23rd, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Usgbc’s Green Campus Initiative Making Strides

Most of us, especially those who are design/build conscious, are aware of the importance of incorporating sustainable design into as many aspects of our homes construction as possible. But exactly how much time and how many resources are being poured into creating sustainable schools? The U.S. Green Build Council’s “Green

By |April 20th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hai Unveils Latest Surveillance Technology

Some news from HAI: Home Automation, Inc., the leading manufacturer of integrated automation and security products since 1985, announced recently that it is developing a Wireless Driveway Sensor. The Wireless Driveway Sensor uses Earth’s magnetic field to detect moving metal objects (such as automobiles) that pass by it.  The unobtrusive

By |April 14th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Spring is in the Air

Feeling a bit congested and cough-y? It could be because of patchy air ducts , according to Energy Star. The consumer standard for energy efficiency says that a duct system that is properly sealed and insulated can make your home more comfortable, energy efficient and healthy. That’s right, the asthma

By |April 14th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lots More to a Floor than Meets the Eye

As one of the two most important rooms in your home when it comes to adding value, the bathroom is a great place to remodel. This space, along with the kitchen, is a room that potential buyers often look at very closely when deciding whether they’re going to close on

By |April 12th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fraudulent Roofers Possibly Hitting Kansas City Metro

Last month’s fraud case may still be a current threat: A February article from NBCActionNews.com reports that impostor roofers have been making door-to-door rounds though the Kansas City Metro area informing homeowners that they’ve spotted extensive roof damage on their homes. One the unexpected homeowner agrees to hire the roofer for repair

By |April 9th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Contact Bordner Today to Request an Estimate

Bordner Gives You the Gift of a Renewed Home. A Kansas City home improvement leader for more than 20 years, Bordner scores a customer satisfaction rating of an incredible 9.78 on a scale of 1 – 10, compared to a national industry average of only 6.29. More than 40,000 clients

By |April 6th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lighten Up Your Landscape!

There’s that beautiful bit of time in the spring and summer after the sun has set when those flowers in your garden are at their fragrant peak and the air has cooled down to a comfortable temperature. This is an opportune time for highlighting the foliage you’ve spent the past

By |April 3rd, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Painting…Green

Jason Murer, a journalist specializing in the investigation of various cutting edge “green” products recently wrote an article called, “A Cheaper Way to Conserve energy: Ceramic Additives for Paint.” Below are some highlights that touch on just a handful of the benefits he explored. Energy saving is not only great

By |March 30th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Five Ds of Home Improvement

Great Curb Appeal Helps Your Home Stand Out With an understanding of The Five Ds of Home Improvement, you should be in a good position to sort out the advice you’ll get from contractors, neighbors, magazines and family members when contemplating home renovations. Distance – the importance of curb appeal

By |March 26th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Get a $1,500 Tax Credit with High-efficiency Home

The Federal Government’s recently passed Economic Stimulus package makes now the perfect time for upgrading your home with high-efficiency windows, doors, roofing, insulation and siding installed by Bordner. In addition to the year-after-year utility savings you’ll receive by updating your home with energy efficient products, you’ll also be eligible for

By |March 22nd, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Welcome to Bordner Installation Blog!

We are thrilled to announce our innovative new online presence that will allow you to interact with us in brand new ways and also to keep abreast of the latest trends and developments. Much more than just a new website or blog, our new online presence will provide easy and

By |March 18th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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