5 Steps to Make Your Windows More Energy Efficient

Your windows can be a major source of energy loss if not properly prepared for the elements. Suffolk County will see dropping temperatures soon enough, so it’s important to make sure you aren’t losing any heated air due to weak points in your windows. Energy-efficient windows will help keep warm air in during the winter and cool air in during the summer. Lower your utility bills with these steps to increase energy efficiency for your windows!


Reduce drafts caused by small cracks by caulking. Caulk can be applied to the window to seal cracks less than ¼ inch in width on the non-movable parts of your window. Caulk should be applied to the area around the frame and where the trim meets the wall. Large or irregularly shaped gaps can be filled with a small can of spray foam that will expand to fill the space.


This cost-effective energy-saving tip is an easy way to add warmth to your home. Window coverings will act as an extra thermal barrier. Many homeowners already have drapes put in place, but thicker materials may be more suitable for winter and can help cut down on any chilly drafts coming from your windows.

Insulating Window Panels or Interior Storm Windows

Insulating window panels can give you an added layer of protection from the outside elements. The insulating material is encased inside a wooden or metal frame that seals tightly against the interior side of your existing window frame, usually with magnets or Velcro. These panels are not permanently affixed, but they can be easily removed, and they are also reusable!

Interior storm windows are also a great way to prevent air leaks, and they’re great for insulating while maintaining your view.

Window Films

A window film is a thin film or laminate that can be installed to the interior of glass surfaces. Window films can be clear, colored, or patterned to match your existing design schemes, and they can vary in thickness depending on your solar protection and security goals. Reflective window films can make your home cooler, and easy DIY films can be found in most home improvement stores for a low price.

Keep Storm Windows Up All Year Round

Modern storm windows can be left in place year-round, with sashes and insect screens that can be opened in the summer. Storm windows and panels can always be removed, but keeping these components in place can significantly help to regulate the temperature inside your property.

If you need to install new windows before the harsh winter blows through or you need to repair an existing window, get in touch with the team at King Quality Construction today. Our high-quality windows will be the perfect way to help you save on energy bills.


4 Obvious Signs That You Need to Replace Your Siding

Siding is not something that you typically think about on a daily basis (or, we hope it’s not) but it is very important in terms of your home’s foundation and look, and it determines things such as your heating and cooling bills. If you find that you must repeatedly replace your siding every 5-6 years, it could be a sign that you should considering buying a different type of siding that lasts longer and offers proper insulation for your home. Below are four obvious signs that you need to replace your home’s siding.siding

Before heading to your local home improvement store, contact King Quality Construction, Inc. to give you a free estimate on your home and offer you high-quality Cedar Ridge Insulated siding, which is designed to resist fading and damage.

Your Heating and Cooling Bills Are Through the Roof! (or the siding)

You read that right. Your siding may be the cause to those stressful bills you keep getting from your lovely energy company. There could be other factors leading to such high energy bills, such as your insulation, HVAC system and whether or not your spouse is turning up the heat without you knowing – but, your siding may be to blame.

Worn out or broken siding could be causing a draft inside your home that causes all the internal heat or A/C to escape, making it difficult for your heating or cooling system to maintain a comfortable temperature. If you feel a draft in your home or if you’re tired of paying too much for heating and cooling – call King Quality Construction and we can inspect any problem for ourselves, free of charge. We even carry beautiful extra insulated siding materials to reduce noise and lower the energy bills.


Your Siding Is Rotting and Warping

Siding goes through a lot. From those harsh Northern snow storms to summer lightning storms and hurricanes every few years and so many other uncontrollable factors – your siding is bound to suffer some kind of damage. A tell-tale sign that you need to replace your siding is if you see any kind of warping or rotting. This could mean that your siding has waited too long to be replaced and you should call a professional siding company to come and replace it (King Quality Construction Inc: (631) 533-5204.

The Wallpaper Inside Your Home is Falling Off

That wallpaper you installed not too long ago is already clinging on for dear life. That’s right, many don’t think of wallpaper falling off and paint chipping as a tell-tale sign that you need to replace that siding as soon as possible. Damaged and old siding allows moisture to ooze into your walls, causing paint to peel and wallpaper to be unsealed. However, there are other factors that could cause this, such as bad paint, an unprofessional painting or wallpaper job and water damage.

The Color Just Isn’t the Same Anymore

Remember when you first painted your home and it looked so amazing? Yeah, but not anymore. You come home to see a faded and outdated color on your siding. That vibrant blue is now a pale, bland and almost grey color. Well, this could be an obvious sign that your home is due for a siding upgrade. This happens often with old vinyl siding and certain wood siding materials. Call King Quality Construction, Inc. today to learn more about our siding options that are designed to hold color better than ever before.

Storm Proof Your Roof!

Storm proofing your roof and home is exceptionally important because you know the type of weather we receive.  At King Quality Construction we’ve replaced the roofs, windows, and siding on homes to specifically hold up against the most extreme weather.

We can upgrade your home’s siding to Cedar Ridge Siding.   Their style, texture, and colors are combined with their high tech design.  The siding will keep moisture out and is properly insulated.  The immediate benefits of the siding are multiplied by the lifetime guarantee for the life of the structure.  The guarantee even transfers to any future owners of your home.  Cedar Ridge Siding is a concrete investment in your home.

Give us a call and we’ll storm proof your roof and home.  We have the materials and professionals.  There is no need to micro manage multiple companies or suppliers.  At King Quality Construction, we take care of it all for you!KQ logo

Protect Your Home Against:

  • Heavy Dense Snow
  • 130mph winds
  • Hail
  • Heavy Debris
  • Extreme Fluctuations in temperature

Have you ever pulled into your driveway after a long day of work and see your siding or shingles blowing across your lawn?  Don’t let that happen to you. Let us protect your home with new windows, roofing, or siding.  Give us a call at 631-533-5204 and let King Quality Construction do the rest.

Tips for Clean Gutters This Fall

August has begun which means fall is around the corner.  It’s important to clean your gutters before winter in order for the water to flow smoothly off and away from your home.  Avoid expensive repairs this summer and fall with our tips.

Beautiful landscaping and healthy grass look great but they’re susceptible to faulty gutters.  A heavy rainstorm with a single broken gutter can wash out mulch and garden beds.  It can also sink your grass which can contribute to uneven watering later on.  Gutters distribute a large amount of water that hits your home so you definitely want to make sure the water is going somewhere that won’t negatively impact your yard.


When you’re preparing to clean the gutters, remember the following:

  • Always have someone hold the ladder while you’re cleaning your gutters. It helps even if the person is your son or daughter.  You don’t need a professional bodybuilder to keep the ladder steady!
  • Installing gutter guards in key areas of your roof will save you time and hassle down the road. Places that will see lots of leaves throughout fall.
  • Use a leaf blower with PVC pipes to clean out your gutters without a ladder. It works incredibly well with dry leafs.
  • Lastly, minimize damage around your property by having the gutter runoff flow over some stones. You’ll minimize erosion to your lawn or garden beds.

These basic tips should keep you safe from any unforeseen circumstance.  Another upside to cleaning your gutters for fall is that they will be ready for winter as well.  They should be able to hold the weight of the snow and safely dispense the water when it melts.  You don’t have to worry about checking them in addition to the numerous winter chores.

If you liked our tips then give our blog a follow and wait for our next update.  In the meantime, if you or a neighbor need siding, windows, or a new roof then you know who to call.  We’re the best home improvement company on Long Island and the Five Burroughs.