Benefits of Window Replacement With Orbe

The condition of your home’s windows can greatly affect the climate inside your home.  Hot summers and drafty cool winters can signal that your windows are not doing a good job of keep the weather out.

If your windows are old and weather-beaten they can deteriorate over time and can lead to drafts. These drafts often let cold air in your home during the winter and hot weather during the summer. As a result, you may be paying high heating and cooling bills. If this is the case, you may want to consider replacement windows.

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Orbe Construction offers replacement windows and replacement window installation for the residents,property and business owners in Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC.

The Benefits of Window Replacement

  • Improve the appearance of your home or business.  Homeowners can benefit from increased curb appeal and higher property values, especially if they are planning to sell.  Business owners can take pride in improved outward appearance, increasing business and customer traffic.
  • Easier to operate. Are your windows difficult to open? Are you having trouble keeping them open or closing them? Replacement windows not only make your home or business more attractive, they are easier to work due to the advancements in design, craftsmanship and engineering.
  • Improve the efficiency of your home or place of business by helping to insulate it. They help hold cool air in during the summer and heat in during the winter. Replacement windows can also keep the elements of the weather, such as rain, wind and other elements, out.
  • Help save you money. When replacement windows keep out the heat of summer, the cold of winter and various weather elements, you will save money. No need to crank up the heater or the air conditioner and pay high energy bills.

About Orbe Construction

Since 1994, Orbe Construction has served as a family owned and operated general contractor in Olney, Maryland. Serving home owners, multi-family property owners and business owners, they offer a full range of replacement window options to fit all needs, styles and budgets. Orbe Construction also provides free estimates for replacement windows.

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Posted in: Exterior Home Remodeling Maryland, Replacement Windows DC

Reasons to Remodel Your Kitchen

15094486_10154725747126369_1279228961451012547_nToday kitchens are truly the heart and hub of homes where families and friends gather to eat, work, and entertain.  They are also one of the first rooms to show their wear and tear over the years.

Whether it be for aesthetics, function or value there are many reasons to update the most important room in your home.  Orbe Construction understands the importance of a quality kitchen renovation and has been providing this service in the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC area for over twenty years.

Improve the Function of Your Kitchen

A kitchen remodel can help you maximize your space and make your kitchen more usable and organized.  Your needs for a more functional kitchen may have changed over the years.  Maybe you need to accommodate more family members and want to add an addition to your kitchen.  Often times kitchens may have been poorly laid out and require a remodel in the existing space.  Whatever your needs entail, Orbe Construction can work with you to find the best use of  your kitchen’s space.

Update Your Kitchen’s Style

Perhaps your kitchen is outdated and does not reflect your personal style or your lifestyle.  Maybe it doesn’t have the welcoming quality you desire to flow with the decor of  rest of your home.  Updating your kitchen will allow you to customize it to your individual taste.

Increase Your Kitchen’s Value

In addition to improving your kitchen’s style and function, potential buyers also view the kitchen as an important  selling feature in a home.  While remodeling a kitchen is a big investment of time and resources, it has the potential to increase the value of your home.

If you are planning to fully transform or simply update your kitchen, consider Orbe Construction in Baltimore MD for your remodeling needs.  We offer distinctive, practical and affordable solutions for your kitchen remodel.

Posted in: Kitchen Remodeling Baltimore, Kitchen Remodeling Washington DC

Deck or Patio: Which Is Best For Your Home?

18920982_10155349886096369_9052094917794257474_oThese are the days of easy summer living outdoors.  Whether you’re peacefully relaxing with a beverage or hosting a back yard bash you’ll want your outdoor living space to accommodate your life.  So when planning your outdoor space you’ll want to ask yourself, “Which is best for my home? A Patio or Deck?”

Patio or Deck…Which best fits your needs?

If you have a breathtaking view, you may want to opt for a deck to highlight it.  Decks also can be built on yards that are not level as opposed to a patio.  Patios work best with in ground pools since the patio can extend around it for seating, fire features and grill areas.  If you prefer to focus on your landscaping a patio can usually be incorporated into your overall  design.

What is the budget for your outdoor space?

Patios are generally less expensive than decks.  Though budgeting factors to consider  include: materials, location, size, and features of your outdoor space.  Both typically offer a nice return on investment since many homeowners enjoy having some type of outdoor living space.

The Longevity of a Patio vs a Deck

Decks require more maintenance than patios and since wood is susceptible to weather and decks will have a shorter lifespan.  Patios can crack if not properly installed or if they are exposed to extreme temperatures. Decks can be customized and painted or stained to your liking while patios remain the same color unless stained by food, drink or the environment and may be difficult to clean.

Still not sure which to choose…deck or patio?  The experienced and skilled team at Orbe Construction can provide a free quote and recommendations for your outdoor space.

 

 

Posted in: Baltimore Custom Home Remodeling, deck and patio contractor dc, Uncategorized

Enjoy the Outdoors With A New Deck or Patio

Deck Renovation at Abbey Manor Circle - 1It’s the season of the deck and patio here in the Mid Atlantic.  So why not update or expand your current outdoor living area to accommodate your needs?  Orbe Construction of Olney MD has been building custom decks and patios for the homeowners of Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia for over 23 years.

Need a little inspiration for your customized deck or patio?  Look through magazines and websites.  Take a look at our Inspiration Gallery.  We work with a variety of materials to achieve the perfect look for your home.  Orbe Construction specializes in home additions and remodeling so we have the knowledge and experience to match your new deck or patio with the features of your existing home.

Working within a budget?  Orbe Construction will work with you to create an outdoor space that is friendly on your wallet.  We also encourage homeowners to get two to three estimates on your job before choosing a contractor.  Get recommendations from family, friends and neighbors.  Check out testimonials from our satisfied clients here.

Working on a schedule?  We offer faster turn-around times because we use a minimal amount of subcontractors.  Orbe Construction employs skilled, experienced craftsmen who are respectful of your property and time.  For patio and deck building, Orbe provides complete and coordinated service from start to finish.

Ready to get started?  Call or request a free online estimate.   Get award winning service from Orbe Construction when you choose us for your residential remodeling and building needs.

Posted in: Baltimore Custom Home Remodeling, Washington DC Custom Home Remodeling

Spruce Up Your Interior With Orbe Construction

Has your entryway become a repository for your family’s coats, shoes and bags making for a less than inviting space to welcome guests?  Is your laundry room inconveniently located in the deepest depths of your basement?

Orbe Construction is here to help the homeowners of Maryland and DC and tackle their interior remodeling projects this Spring.

If you dream of an organized space to corral your family’s personal items and provide a convenient space to do laundry, check out our recent mudroom and laundry room update featured on Houzz.  For this remodel we were able to provide our customers with a custom constructed solution for storing coats, shoes and bags.  We also renovated an outdated laundry area with beautiful new cabinets, plumbing and appliances.

Screen Shot 2017-04-24 at 8.33.48 AMAt Orbe Construction we are dedicated to offering superior workmanship no matter how big or small the project. Our friendly, courteous staff will answer any questions or concerns you have during the process and we will keep you informed of our progress every step of the way.  And as with any home project, we will schedule your service around a time frame that meets your needs.  After discussing your plans in detail, we will provide you with the results you are looking for while keeping within your budget.

Want to see our latest interior remodeling projects?  Connect with us on Facebook, Houzz or Google Plus.  Get inspired then contact us for a free estimate for your remodeling needs.

 

Posted in: Baltimore Custom Home Remodeling, Washington DC Custom Home Remodeling

Need New Siding? Call Orbe Construction!

12301646_10153759224496369_9021835453787949262_nSiding is one of the most important components of your home as it performs several functions. On the most obvious level, siding protects the interior of your home from the elements. Along with protection your building, siding also insulates the interior, keeping it cooler in summer and warmer in winter. New siding can also add to the curb appeal of your home and ultimate increase its value.

Finding a reliable contractor can be tricky, but it doesn’t have to be. Here at Orbe Construction in Olney, Maryand, we have a professional team of sales people and installers who will recommend the best options for your remodeling needs. We are bonded, licensed and insured to guarantee not only the safety of our workers, but the quality of the jobs we perform.

When you choose Orbe Construction as your siding contractor, our staff will sit down with  you to determine your siding needs and present options and recommendations to fit your budget. Most homeowners think of vinyl siding when the time comes to replace what you have on your home’s exterior or to cover what is already there. A number of different types of siding, however, are available, some of which mimic the natural beauty of wood without additional maintenance. Even high end vinyl siding these days is textured to look like wood if you so wish.

Orbe Construction carries siding from quality manufacturers, so you are assured of not only receiving our quality workmanship, but a great product as well. All siding that we install comes with limited warranties that protect you against defects. In addition to vinyl siding available in various thicknesses, choose from siding made from other materials such as cedar, cement board, stone veneer and even metal.

 

Posted in: Baltimore Custom Home Remodeling, Washington DC Custom Home Remodeling

Ready to Update Your Home’s Exterior?

12143144_10153677755346369_1577960047362975042_nDoes your home need a facelift?

Is your home’s roof worn and outdated? Or maybe it’s to time spruce up your home’s exterior with new siding. Orbe Construction of Olney, Maryland has the expertise and knowledgeable team of professionals to help you choose the best exterior renovations for your home by providing top quality materials and installation services.

Roofing

Your roof’s age and appearance and can be factors to help you determine your need for a new roof. In the case of a shingled roof, the life span is typically 20-25 years. Missing shingles, curling or buckling shingles and failing chimney flashing at the roof are several more factors to consider. Shingles that “shed” granules are also a tell-tale sign of age and wear. You may find granules in your roof’s gutter and around the exterior of your home. Orbe Construction can offer you guidance on roof replacement or repair. They will help you consider your options for choosing the right roofing material and style that works for your budget.

Siding

Missing or damaged panels, fading color, age and extreme weather conditions can be contributing factors when deciding to replace your siding. Any unknown moisture or cracks and holes in the siding can also be cause for further inspection. If more than half of the siding on your home appears to have this damage you may consider replacing the entire roof. Both roof and siding replacement can assist in the lowering of utility bills and provide curb appeal and an increased property value when selling your home.

While exterior remodeling depends chiefly on its function to keep the elements out and homeowners comfortable inside, replacing your roof and siding with the right materials will help extend its life. Not sure whether to repair or replace? Contact Orbe Construction and get advice from expert professionals and craftsmen. They provide timely service and competitive pricing in the Maryland, Virginia, and Metro DC area for all of your home exterior remodeling needs.

Posted in: Baltimore Custom Home Remodeling, Washington DC Custom Home Remodeling

Orbe Offers Tips For Your Bathroom Remodel

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An outdated bathroom can effect the overall look and function of your home.  At Orbe Construction, we love helping homeowners get the bathroom remodel they’ve always dreamed of. An updated layout along with updated appliances and bathroom products can greatly improve your day to day living.

Many homeowners, however, make critical mistakes during their remodel. You can avoid this by using the tips below:

  • Set a budget first. This helps us work with you to ensure that you get everything you want for a price you can afford.
  • Homes in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC recoup most of the cost of a bathroom remodel with increased value. Remember this when choosing between budget and higher value fixtures.
  • Have a list ready of things you don’t like about your bathroom when we come out for your consultation. This helps us identify problems you’d like to address and balance those with suggestions we have.
  • Just as you should have a list of what you don’t like, it’s also helpful to have a list of what you do like. Feel free to browse our gallery of bathroom remodels to help get your creative juices flowing.
  • Be realistic about your tub size. Sure, while everyone would like to bathe in a jetted swimming pool, odds are that your home doesn’t have the space. However, feel free to talk to us about the option of expanding walls to make more room.
  • Never stop asking questions. Clear communication is necessary to ensure that you get the bathroom of your dreams. If you aren’t sure about something, never hesitate to ask.

If you’re ready to get started on your bathroom remodel, please give us a call today at 301.909.8034.  We offer free estimates for all of your home or business improvement projects.

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Posted in: Baltimore Custom Home Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling Contractor, Washington DC Custom Home Remodeling

Happy Holidays from Orbe Construction

At Orbe Construction we believe that it is the most wonderful time of the year! Just like you, we are hard at work making the season bright for our clients.  We would like to take a moment to reflect on our year and thank all of our customers of the past and of the present for choosing Orbe Construction.  We hope you have the best holiday season yet!

 

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Add More Living Space With A Basement Remodel

14725512_10154634485731369_4853802524444167622_nMost people have the best of intentions when they move into a house with an unfinished basement. They envision turning it into a recreation room, office or additional bedrooms, but the years go by and that never happens. The area becomes a catchall for the family’s clutter instead. If this has happened to you, Orbe Construction can help you get your dream back and add living space to your home. We offer several affordable basement finishing options for homeowners in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Our company’s main headquarters is in Olney, Maryland. Many of our customers reside in Baltimore or the surrounding suburbs.

Create A Basement With Purpose

It’s okay if you don’t know exactly what you are looking for in a finished basement. When you meet with us for a consultation, a member of our staff can show you examples of our finished work. This may spark an idea for you. We also encourage you to speak to all members of your family who are old enough to have an opinion. The newly renovated basement should be an area that everyone can enjoy.

Choose a Contractor You Can Trust

Orbe Construction understands that most people have concerns about allowing people they don’t know into their home to work on their basement. We also know that trust must be earned. Our company is pleased to let tell you that we are the recipient of an Angie’s List Super Service Award as well as winning the “Best of Houzz.” We are happy to provide professional references upon request. Our family has operated Orbe Construction since 1994. We employ full-time professional craftsman with a wide range of skills in order to ensure that you receive the best service possible.

Request a Free Estimate

Your first step towards having a finished basement is to request a free estimate. This is your opportunity to ask as many questions as you want. We provide you with a cost estimate and information on our guarantee at this time. You have as much time as you need to consider our proposal.

Posted in: Baltimore Basement Remodel, Basement Finishing Maryland