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HOME IMPROVEMENT GUIDE

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The Homeowner’s Magazine for Home Services, Home Products & Landscaping • Port Charlotte • Punta Gorda • North Port • Englewood

Clinton Casual

Patio & Fireplace See Page 9

“ ON THE INSIDE...” Energy Saving Tips - Pg. 5 Why Fireplaces in Florida - Pg. 8 “Find the Gold Hammer” Contest - Pg. 13 Home Improvement Guide - Page 1

“For All Your Patio Furniture Needs”


Phil Robison’s

& Home Offices

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“ B E S T P R OD U CTS , B E S T P R ICE S GU AR ANTE E D !”

28 YE AR S E XP E R IE NCE

941-391-5262 2200 Kings Highway #3-J • Port Charlotte, FL 33980 Home Improvement Guide - Page 2


ACER GRANITE CORP

granite starting at just

$29.00 per sqft. w/free sink see store for details

serving sarasota, charlotte & lee counties!

Office: (941) 624-5958 Cell: (941) 564-7935 Fax: (941) 235-9568 contact@acergranite.com • www.acergranite.com 18440 paulson drive • port charlotte, florida 33954 Home Improvement Guide - Page 3


S ecurity Alarm orporation C

Custom Window Decor Since 1990

“Since 1979”

Specializing in the protection of homes & businesses with security and fire systems

• Security & Fire Alarms • Cellular & Radio Monitoring • Emergency Medical Alert Systems • Whole House Music & Intercom • Central Vacuum Systems • Camera Surveillance • Interior Shutters • Vertical Blinds • Faux Wood & Wood Blinds • Honeycomb Blinds • Solar Shades • Woven Woods • Repairs

FREE SHOP AT HOME SERVICE & FREE ESTIMATES!

3579 S. ACCESS RD • ENGLEWOOD • WWW.BLINDSBLINDS.NET

We’re a local family owned company serving Southwest Florida, with nationwide alarm monitoring! www.securityalarmcorp.com Corporate Headquarters & Central Monitoring Station 17776 Toledo Blade Blvd • Port Charlotte, FL 33948

(941) 625-9700

IMPERIAL HOME SERVICES HURRICANE SPECIAL Accordion Shutters

$13.99 Windows & Door Division •

New & Replacement

Sliding Patio Doors

Alum & Vinyl Non & Impact

• Custom Acrylic/Vinyl Windows Handyman Service •

Property Management

Cleaning

Odd Jobs & More!

sqft installed

Call Today for your Free Estimate ★ Senior Discounts ★

941.255.3585 Come & Visit Our Website At: www.imperialhomeservices.net Licensed & Insured # AAA-09-00121

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Hurricane Protection Systems Hurricane Fabric • Roll Ups • Accordion Shutters • • Storm Panels & Much More! Pressure Washing

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10 years exp. 20 years exp.

“Get CRAFTSMANSHIP, not just an install”

10 years exp.

www.kustomizedkurbing.net

E n e r gy S avi n g T i p s Follow these tips to save on energy costs

• Install these energy-efficient measures: • Replace and recycle your old refrigerator and purchase energy-efficient models. Units only 10 years old can use twice as much electricity as a new ENERGY STAR® labeled model. • Insulate ceilings to R-38 levels if your attic has less than R-19. • Caulk windows, doors and anywhere air leaks in or out. Do not caulk around water heater/furnace exhaust pipes. • Weatherstrip around windows and doors. • Wrap heating and cooling ducts with duct wrap, or use mastic sealant. • Install energy-saver shower heads. • When buying new appliances, be sure to purchase energy- efficient ENERGY STAR® labeled models. • Set the furnace thermostat at 68 degrees or lower, and the air-conditioner thermostat at 78 degrees or higher, health permitting. 3 percent to 5 percent more energy is used for each degree the furnace is set above 68 degrees and for each degree the air conditioner is set below 78 degrees. • If your old air conditioner is on its way out replace it with ENERGY STAR® labeled energy-efficient model. • Use compact fluorescent lamps. You can lower your lighting bill by converting to energy-efficient low-wattage compact fluorescent lighting and fixtures.

• Replace old windows with new high performance dual pane windows. • Clean or replace furnace and air-conditioner filters regularly, following manufacturer's instructions. • Set the water heater thermostat at 140 degrees or "normal." If you have a dishwasher. Otherwise, set it at 120 degrees or "low." Check your dishwasher to see if you can use 120 degree water. Follow the manufacturer's direction on yearly maintenance to extend the life of your unit. • Fix defective plumbing or dripping faucets. A single dripping hot water faucet can waste 212 gallons of water a month. That not only increases water bills, but also increases the gas or electric bill for heating the water. • Wash only full loads in a dishwasher and use the shortest cycle that will get your dishes clean. If operating instructions allow, turn off the dishwasher before the drying cycle, open the door and let the dishes dry naturally. • Defrost refrigerators and freezers before ice buildup becomes 1/4inch thick. • Install shades, awnings or sunscreens on windows facing south and/or west to block summer light. In winter, open shades on sunny days to help warm rooms. • Close the damper when the fireplace is not being used. Try not to use the fireplace and central heating system at the same time.

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QUALITY INSTALLATIONS

Home Improvement Guide The Home Owner’s Magazine for Home Services.

Our Name Says it ALL !

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Publisher: Jason LaViolette Advertising Info: 941-661-7475 HomeImprovement@mail.com

We Are The Area’s Most Affordable Full Color Advertising!

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Energy Star Windows & Doors Parts For Most Windows & Doors Custom Mirror & Glass Work Shower Enclosures Custom Etching Aluminum and P.V.C. - Impact Hurricane & Non Impact Windows & Doors

COME VISIT OUR SHOWROOM

• Licensed & Insured Lic# AAA006761 • Building Contractor on staff to take care of any Remodeling Needs

MONDAY - FRIDAY 8AM-3PM

941-624-5277 1146 MARKET CIRCLE • PORT CHARLOTTE Email: Info@CharlotteCountyGlass.com • www.CharlotteCountyGlass.com

Our products have been around since 10,000 BC

Residential & Commercial Family Owned & Operated

Emergency Services • Water Heaters/ Tankless • Garbage Disposals • Drain Cleaning • Sewer Camera • Toilets & Faucets • Remodel & Repipes • Backflow Installation, Repairs & Certification

• Landscape Stone • Lot Clearing • Bulk Mulch • Fill Dirt • Washed Shell • Seawall Stone • River Rock • Sand • Shell • Topsoil • Bag Mulch • Weed Mat • Pine Straw • Sod & Sod Plugs • Horse Bedding • Cobra Edging

Premium Washed Shell $37.50 yd With Coupon Expires 10-05-11

(941) 475-0076

2831 Ave. of The Americans • Englewood, Fl 34224 Home Improvement Guide - Page 6


CHARLOTTE HOME DECOR “We know what we’re doing, and we do it right!”

• Blinds • Shades

• Shutters • Motorization

$100 OFF On a motorized garage screen or Two or more plantation shutters*! *min. 30 sq.ft.

your motorized blinds specialist

Joseph Cracchiolo The Only Hunter Douglas “Certified Master Installer” In The Area!

Gary Drake DRYER VENT CLEANING & INSPECTION • Prevent Fires! $39.00 • 30+ Years Exp. • Senior Discount • Insured • Go Green • CALL NOW Don t wait until it s too late!

941 - 627 - 0566

941-204-6468

2733 Tamiami Trl • Unit A • Port Charlotte,FL • 33952 www.charlottehomedecor.net

charhomedecor@earthlink.net

“Improve The Value Of Your Home”

Taz Tile & Marble Inc.

Quality Work, Guaranteed, Since 1979

EXQUISITE CARPET & TILE — MILL DIRECT — Philadelphia • Cabin Craft • Shaw

Quality Work, Guaranteed, Since 1979

All Workmanship Guaranteed 1 year. • Carpet • Ceramic Tile • Hardwood Most Installations • Porcelain • Sheet Vinyl Done Within 3-7 • Laminate • Insurance Claims • Do It Yourself Supplies Business Days. Our Certified, Courteous, Imported Tile From Spain & Italy Professional Vinyls By Tarkett & Mannington Installers Do It Right • Family Owned & The First Time. Operated - 29 Years Expert • No Salesman - Deal Installation Free Shop At Direct with Owner & Repairs • Rock Bottom Pricing Home Service

For ALL YOUR Flooring Needs Carpet - Wood - Tile - Marble - Glass Tile - Stone - Granite

Thank You Englewood for Voting Us #1 again! We Also Specialize In

Glass Block - Granite Countertops Glass Enclosures - Green Products V oted B est P lace to B uy T ile!

All prices include moving furniture & removing existing carpet

ALL CARPET SPECIALS YOUR CHOICE OF COLORS Residential Commercial

Port Charlotte

941-625-5666

SP47827

Licensed Insured

Home Improvement Guide - Page 7

941-473-3730

2615 Placida Rd., Englewood FREE ESTIMATES • LIC. & INS.


CLINTON CASUAL

PATIO & FIREPLACE “Don’t pout over your grout ” • GROUT CLEANING • SEALING • RE-COLORING & REPAIRS

Why Fireplaces in Florida? 20 years ago, Clinton Casual was opened in New Jersey, selling only PVC furniture & cushions. With a short summer season, gas fireplaces were added. With a short and much milder winter season in florida, we added electric fireplaces to our inventory. Burning gas fireplaces always make heat, and there are plenty of times that we just don't need the heat. With electric fireplaces, we can have the ambiance anytime and add heat as needed.

*Restrictions Apply - No Coupon Combos - Exp. 10/05/11

before

We now have small stoves, inserts and many styles of mantels to fit in any decor. Purfire™ equipped fireplaces are ideal for children or pets. Air in a 12x14 room is filtered 4 times per hour and can run independent of flame/heat options.

after

Dirty Grout, Inc. “We Return Phone Calls & Show-Up!”

941-457-4197 MyDirtyGrout.com

Visit Clinton Casual at the 3rd Annual Green Futures expo on October 1st or at our showroom 740 Tamiami Trail (Look for the pink umbrella). See our ad on page 9

“Masters of Disasters” One Call Does It All Toxic Mold Mold

After

Our employees are specially trained in the implementation of mold remediation. We use the latest technologies and scientifically proven methods to restore your property and your belongings to the condition they were in before the damage.

• Mold Remediation • Rebuilds • Free Estimates • And More! 10% OFF Military & Senior Discount *with mention of this ad

Before

License # MRSR846 License # CBC1255716

Email: info@chicksrestorationservices.com Visit us on the web: www.chicksrestorationservices.com

Home Improvement Guide - Page 8


on d er re v u co at nt fe ro f

CLINTON CASUAL

PATIO & FIREPLACE

• Replacement cushions • Electric Fireplaces by Dimplex • Aluminum • Wicker • PVC • Patio Tables & Chairs

Visit our booth at the Green Futures Expo

“Look for our pink umbrella”

941-255-5799

740 Tamiami Trl • Port Char. ½ mile North of Toledo Blade Tues-Fri 10am-6pm • Sat 10am-4pm ClintonCasual.Com Home Improvement Guide - Page 9


Charlotte Plumbing, Inc.

Specializing in repiping • Widest selection in town Visit our beautiful showroom • Serving Charlotte County since 1979

(941) 625-9981 1266 Market Circle • Port Charlotte • 8am-4pm

Sun Country D E COR

➤ CUSTOM WINDOW TREATMENTS ➤ SLIPCOVERS & UPHOLSTERY ➤ BLINDS & DRAPERIES ➤ ADO-WRAP VERTICALS

& GRABER ➤ WALL-COVERING & FAUX PAINTING ➤ IN-STOCK FABRICS - 100’S OF YARDS Monday - Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm Saturdays By Appointment

941-766-1244 Email:Suncountrydecor@comcast.net • Website:www.suncountrydecor.net • 20020 Veterans Blvd, PC, Fl Home Improvement Guide - Page 10


Fo r A l l Yo u r L a n d s c a p i n g N e e d s

DELIVERY AVAILABLE - (866) 670-6665 2 L O C AT I O N S T O S E R V E YO U 590 Prineville St. Port Charlotte

7621 Sawyer Circle S. Gulf Cove

629-6665

698-9769

• Wolverine Tools • Sur Lock Aluminum Edging • Paver Edging • Red Mulch ($1.99) per bag • River Rock • Sand • Concrete Pavers • Slate • Boulders • Potting Soil • Frost Cloth & More

$10 OFF

$10.00

purchase

OFF

of $75 or more Limit 1 coupon

WWW.MURDOCKSTONESETC.COM

Delivery

per purchase

Limit 1 coupon per purchase

STEP INTO OUR WORLD, WHERE QUALITY & SERVICE COME FIRST Visit Our Showroom

TILE & CARPET WORLD, INC. Serving SWF For Over 20 Years • Granite • Tile • Carpet • Hardwood • Laminate • Bamboo • Vinyl • Medallions • Stones • Glass Mosaics

Hardwood Special

$6.89 sqft

installed *selected items

tile & carpet world, inc.

Free Estimates

Financing Available 6 Months Same As Cash

Family Owned & Operated

941-625-9825 tcworld@comcast.net

Laminate Special

M-F 8-5pm • Sat 10-3pm 4820 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33980 www.TileCarpetWorld.com

HOUSE SPECIALS

$4.99 sqft

installed w/ floor muffler

many colors to choose from - *excluding moldings tile & carpet world, inc.

Porcelain Tile

Granite Tops SURPRISING LOW PRICES

In Stock

many to choose from Awesome Prices 20” 19” 18”

Come See

tile & carpet world, inc.

(compare to formica tops)

Top Quality

Hand Selected Slabs From Brazil 18 Gauge s/s Under Mount Sink & Faucet Package Available

Home Improvement Guide - Page 11

tile & carpet world, inc.


Enter our “Find the Gold Hammer Contest” to Win $50 * Congratulations Dolly McClain of Punta Gorda is August’s Big WINNER!!

FIRST NAME: LAST NAME: ADDRESS: ADDRESS: CITY: ZIP: PHONE #: Who’s Ad did you FIND the “GOLD HAMMER” on?

MAIL TO: Home Improvement 13435 S McCall Rd Suite #225 Port Charlotte, FL 33981 *One winner will be drawn randomly on the 23rd of each month. Must receive entry on or before the 22nd. Limit (1) entry per person / per household / per month. Winners name will appear in next months issue! Only current issue & local resident entries will be accepted.

4265 Tamiami Trl #K Port Charlotte, Fl 33980

COME AND SEE OUR BEAUTIFUL SHOWROOM!

For a Free Consultation and Estimate call:

(941) 629-6990 w w w. k i t c h e n c l a s s i c s o n l i n e. c o m

Commercial • Auto • Residential 10% OFF With This Coupon

Financing Available 12 Months Same As Cash

Lock Outs Only

$39.99* price reflects *during business hours only

Locally Owned & Operated Serving SWF Over 28 Years

24hr Emergency Service!!

• Rekeying • Re-program Garage Door Remotes & More!

Call Dennis Schnepp

(941) 467-6060

2370 Tamiami Trl • Port Charlotte • www.slumber-world.biz Home Improvement Guide - Page 12

“Certified & Bonded”


Your Paver, Design, Installation & Restoration Experts

Mike Bossey Owner

Before

Residential & Commercial Licensed & Insured

After

Web: Custompaversswfl.com • Email: Custompavers@comcast.net

Josh Brown Landscape Maintenance Inc.

• Lawn Care

• Land Clearing

• Trash & Debris

• Bobcat & Dump

Removal

Truck Services

• Shrub Trimming

Email: Jbrownslawnservice@comcast.net Home Improvement Guide - Page 13

• Lic/Insured


CORTES & SONS SPECIAL: FREE STUMP REMOVAL ON ANY PURCHASE FOXTAIL PALMS

Regular Price $99.99 NOW ONLY Single $49.99 Double $59.99 Triple $69.99

NURSERY & LANDSCAPE SPECIAL: CONCRETE CURBING LANDSCAPE PACKAGE (Normally $1.99) NOW STARTING AT 99¢ PER FOOT

ALEXANDRIA

PALMS

Regular Price $99.99 NOW ONLY $49.99 15 Gallon

15 Gallon

MAGNOLIA TREES

PYGMY DATE PALM

Regular Price $99.99 NOW ONLY $49.99

Regular Price $99.99 NOW ONLY $49.99

CHRISTMAS PALMS

GUAVA TREE

Regular Price $99.99 NOW ONLY $49.99

SYLVESTER PALMS

Regular Price $99.99 NOW ONLY $49.99

Summer Special

RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL

15 Gallon

15 Gallon

Come Visit Our Location While All Of Our Prices Are REDUCED!!

15 Gallon

623-2249 • 623-5921 4569 Tamiami Trl & Kings Hwy • Port Charlotte, FL Home Improvement Guide - Page 14

15 Gallon

BUY 3 PALMS GET 1 FREE Bring in coupon for details.


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w w w. g b i m p e x s t o n e . c o m Cultured Stone Starting at $1.99 Be fo re York Stone

Turkish Stone

Af te r

Antique Brick

Antic York Stone

BUY HERE OR WE WILL INSTALL

Castle Stone I can’t believe it’s not wood!

Wood Stone

"MANUFACTURED STONES FOR YOUR DREAM HOME" BEST CHOICE, AND PRICE FOR THE PUBLIC AND CONTRACTORS. * EZ-FIT WALL VENEERS * SPECIAL PAVER/FLAGSTONES * DECORATIVE STEPPING STONES

I can’t believe it’s not wood!

Free Quotes

Old Wood Stone

2801 Avenue of the americas • Englewood, FL 34224 www.gbimpexstone@yahoo.com

Italian Summer Stacking Stone

Builder Stones

813-600-9991 Home Improvement Guide - Page 16

BBQ/Fire Pit Set


Home Improvement Guide-September