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From the Desk of Dave Taylor: D&B Ultra Exteriors New Windows

Are you in the market for new windows? If so there are some things you should know about replacing windows before you make the purchase.

First list the problems with your existing windows. Do they leak air bringing in dust and cold air? Are they wooden and have wood rot on the sashes or mainframes. Do they have single pane glass that is dingy from weather and age? These are the common complaints we hear from home owners every day. By taking note of the problems inherent with your old windows you can better choose the right replacement.

If you have rotted mainframes you probably need to choose prime windows over replacements. Prime windows replace the entire window unit completely to the framed opening. This requires removing the inside trim, outside facings or brick molding and in many case some of the sheetrock. The new windows are custom made to fit the opening and have nailing fins on them that attach them to the raw cased opening. After the new prime window is installed the inside trim and new sills are custom made while new facings are installed on the outside. The inside trim must be painted or stained while we normally wrap the outsides facings with metal.

If the mainframes are good we recommend replacement windows. The new replacement windows are made to fit inside the existing mainframe. We simply remove the sashes and the new window slips right in. This installation does not require removing the inside trim or the outside facings. We normally wrap the outside facings with metal making the installation maintenance free and far less expensive than installing prime windows.

The next decision is about the material the windows are made of. Do you prefer wooden windows, aluminum windows or vinyl windows? Wood windows are much more expensive and normally do not have the best insulated glass. They however can be stained or painted to suit individual taste. Wood is a good insulator and with the right glass package, very energy efficient. Aluminum windows have fallen out of favor with most homeowners because aluminum conducts heat and cold. You can get the dark bronze units in aluminum that I do not offer in vinyl. Vinyl windows have become the choice of most home owners. Vinyl does not conduct heat or cold through the sashes or mainframes. Vinyl does not deteriorate like wood and does not fade over time like powder coated aluminum. While vinyl has many great features, the color choices are more limited than wooden windows.

Next do you prefer single hung, double hung or casement windows? Then what about the glass package? Of course you want insulated glass with low e and filled with argon gas but windows are created equal. There is soft coat low e, hard coat low e, and even double low e. Here you probable need an expert to guide you with that decision.

My company, D&B Ultra Exteriors, has sold and installed thousands of windows in the 39 years we have been in business. Need new windows? Call us and let us guide you through these decisions to assure you that you get the very best product that best fits your needs. We have samples to show and will be glad to give you a written price quote and guarantee the price for a full year. We offer 100% financing and can even help those who have less than stellar credit. Call today and start the process; 806-793-3173. You can get additional information on our website and you can click the contact button, fill out the form and we will get right back to you. Windows lower energy cost more than any other product you can install. They can last a lifetime if done properly and will make your home more comfortable and quiet. Contact us today.

From the Desk of Dave Taylor: D&B Ultra Exteriors BathWraps

For the past 39 years we at D&B Ultra Exteriors have offered the homeowners of West Texas the finest siding, overhang cover materials, replacement windows and roofing. Early in 2016 we added a line of bathroom remodeling products. We market them under the Ultra Exteriors, Inc. under the name of Ultra Bath and Spa. We have taken on a large territory in West Texas offering products that allow us to transform your bathtub into a walk in shower or a new tub shower combination in as little as one day.

First we remove the old bathtub and strip the walls that surround the tub of existing tile, fiberglass and rotted wallboard. We remove the old plumbing fixtures and install a new faucet and shower head. A new tub or acrylic shower pan is installed and the surrounding walls are covered with the acrylic surround material. This installation is maintenance free, easy to clean and is guaranteed for a lifetime. To better understand watch the video located on our website. http://ultraexteriors.com/bath-index?BathNSpa=true

As we age it becomes harder for many people to get into a bathtub to take a shower. The tub to shower conversion is the perfect answer. Installing the acrylic is less expensive than conventional tile and is longer lasting. With grab bars and a seat, the shower becomes more accessible and safer allowing older citizens to stay in their homes longer aging in place. Our walk in tubs are also popular. Some of our walk in tub customers tell us it has been years since they could get into the tub for a relaxing soaking bath.

Bathwraps is the supplier of the products we sell.Unlike our competition we do not buy products from a franchise company. Buying directly from the manufacturer lets us offer lower prices, a wider selection, and a lifetime factory warranty. The factory requires all dealers to send installers to the factory for training. As dealers we attend several dealer meetings at the factory each year to stay informed on the latest products and installation techniques.

I would invite you to give us a call and allow us to bring samples to your home and do an in home estimate. With the state of the art computer program we can design the bathroom of your dreams right in your home. We'll do a cost analysis and write up a proposal and guarantee the price for a full year in the event you are not ready to proceed. Give us a call today at 806-793-3173 and see the future in bathroom remodeling right in your own home without any obligation.

Patio Covers Spring Sale: Lubbock, Texas and Surrounding Areas

Prepare for the summer by shopping our spring sale on patio covers. Single metal tops radiate heat, creating an uncomfortable, unusable space on a sweltering, West Texas Summer day. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. Try out our 3-inch, insulated patio cover. It keeps you and your guests cool, shaded, and comfortable even on the hottest of days.

We are having a sale on one of our favorite patios on the market: The Ultimate 2000. With this sale, you will receive $700 off, lifetime warranty, a gutter system, and electrical beams for lights or fans. It is quite a deal.

Need more incentive? Here are some reasons we think you would benefit from a patio cover:

  1. Comfort: A break from the sweltering heat? Yes, please. We love these patio covers because of their ability to increase your level of comfort outside.
  2. Entertainment: People like to be comfortable. By adding an insulated patio cover, you are insuring that your guests will have a place to relax and rest. It is a suitable alternative to sitting outside and a great option when you want to take a break from the sun.
  3. Increase house value: If you choose to add a patio cover to your house, your home value will increase because it is a new feature to the home. When you are ready to sell your house, that will be a nice addition to the list of amenities in your home.
  4. Aesthetic: Patio Covers provide a fresh and practical flare to your home. Our white and beige options provide an elegant addition to any home aesthetic.
  5. Our team of expert employees are factory trained and seasoned in patio installs. You’ll enjoy a lifetime worth of memories under your patio.

    We believe in all the products we sell. We have been in the business for almost 40 years and prioritize honesty, integrity, and a quality experience. You can trust us with your exterior renovations and additions. Give us a call for free an estimate today! We would love to chat with you.

Lubbock Carport Builder: Ultra Exteriors

Spring is right around the corner. And while it's nice to welcome the warmer weather and the blooming trees, it's also important to remember the toll taken on your car by rain, hail, and hot sun.

With that in mind, D&B Ultra Exteriors in Lubbock wants you to be aware of the benefits of a professionally-built carport. D&B Ultra Exteriors brings years of expertise to the task of designing and constructing custom carports in Lubbock to your exact specifications. Whether you have an existing garage or not, a custom-built carport in Lubbock offers several advantages for your car and home:

  • Reliable protection from rain, hail and hot sun, prolonging the life of your car's interior and exterior
  • Additional covered parking if your garage is full of storage or occupied by other vehicles
  • Added shade for family and friends during cookouts or family gatherings in the summer
  • A place to park and store your motorcycles, bicycles, and recreational vehicles
  • Increased security by enabling you to park closer to your front door
  • Theft deterrent by allowing you to park away from the street
  • Increased home value from the practical advantages and aesthetic value of a well-built structure that complements the architecture of your home

D&B Ultra Exteriors in Lubbock builds only the highest-quality carports from wood, steel, aluminum and other high-quality materials. Our Mason covers are strong, durable, and coated with a baked-on polyester finish that requires little or no maintenance. We can also construct wood carports to add a more natural look to your structure. Whether your storing a motorcycle, an ATV, or a full-size motorhome, D&B Ultra Exteriors in Lubbock will design and build the perfect carport, patio cover, or pergola to fit your needs and lifestyle.

Call us today a (806) 793-3173 or send us an email with any ideas you have for your new carport. We won't give you any kind of sales pitch, we'll simply take the time to understand your needs and provide you with an honest, reasonable estimate that fits your budget.

Benefits of Metal Roofing

If it’s time to replace your leaky, 10-year-old roof, it might also be time to think about the advantages of metal roofing.

Building packages for your new steel building are personally created to fit every budget and style. The steel outer skin is available in a plethora of colors and finishes which allow you to customize the look of your structure. Insulation packages are available, and you can decide what doors you want, add lighting and electrical sockets, and whatever else you determine that you will need inside of your new structure. For maximum strength, DB Ultra Interiors makes sure to weld almost every structure.

First and foremost, you won’t have to replace it again in 10 years if the job is done right. Modern metal roofing materials have a durability of about 50 years, if you use the right materials and hire the most experienced professionals to perform the installation. That’s why you should call D&B Ultra Exteriors in Lubbock for all your Lubbock roofing needs.

At D&B Ultra Exteriors, our team of Lubbock roofing professionals bring years of experience to the task of high-quality metal roof installation. We can replace your aging shingle or wood roof with long-lasting metal roofing material that can last as long as you own your home. D&B Ultra Exteriors in Lubbock hopes you’ll consider the following advantages of contemporary metal roofing:

  • Modern metal roofing material has a life expectancy of up to 50 years with proper installation and maintenance. There will be no need to replace your roof every 10 years or so. You’ll save money over the life of your home
  • Contemporary metal roofing material reduces most consumers’ energy costs by about 20 percent, according to industry estimates. Attic temperatures can be reduced by more than 30 degrees during warm weather.
  • Modern metal roofing is lightweight, preserving the structural integrity of your home and extending the life of the building. Average weights of metal roofs are now less than half a pound per square foot.
  • Contemporary metal forming methods provide a wide array of intricate designs and roofing profiles.

Call D&B Ultra Exteriors today at (806) 793-3173 to ask about Lubbock metal roofing. There will be no “two-hour sales presentation,” and we will give you honest, accurate information. At D&B Ultra Exteriors, we’re not the cheapest or the most expensive, but we’re definitely the best.

DB Ultra Interiors: Guaranteed Siding

Everyday homeowners are searching for a more reliable and permanent solution to their siding problems. Through time, your home’s siding may experience peeling paint, rotted wood, deteriorated masonite siding, cracked stucco, and many other issues that drive the homeowner to start searching for a permanent solution to their siding issues. Dave Taylor, the owner of DB Ultra Interiors, has sold thousands of siding jobs in order to entirely turn siding issues the homeowner is facing into a permanent and beautiful solutions.

Steel siding has become increasingly popular because of its versatility, strength, and durability. Steel siding is definitely an excellent choice for a permanent solution to a home’s siding issues. The steel siding comes in several different styles from Vertical to Eight Inch and is also offered in several different colors. Installation is simple for DB Ultra Interiors because they have been successfully installing siding for years, making them a leader in the siding business.

About sixty years ago the vinyl siding industry took a turn, and no one wanted to add vinyl siding to their homes. The siding would chip, peel, fall off the foundation, and was susceptible to extreme damage from hail and inclement weather. The siding companies took their product and gave it a complete overhaul, giving you a permanent and reliable choice for siding. The new vinyl will not peel, is extremely hail and inclement weather resistant and comes in an incredible amount of different colors and designs. With the insulation techniques deployed when applying the vinyl siding, it can provide the most insulated product for your home. These reasons are why 85% of siding in America is now vinyl.

At DB Ultra Interiors, Dave Taylor works with both steel and vinyl siding. He has connections to every major siding company which allows him to offer every option, design and color that you may need for your home. Their advanced application techniques by certified installers will leave you assured that your siding choice is a permanent option. DB Ultra Interiors offers a lifetime labor warranty on all siding they install, as well as, the manufacturer’s lifetime written warranty protecting against defects.

DB Ultra Interiors: Super Pan Soffit and Metal Facia

In West Texas, as you are driving around, you see brick home after brick home. Brick veneer homes are the most popular choice for home buyers and home builders. Every brick home has a wooden overhang and in some instances, wood siding in the gables and wood siding in the entry ways. Through time, this wood can begin to rot, the paint can peel, your window sills can start to deteriorate, and your door jams will have peeling associated with them. These issues can lead to structural problems as well as pest problems. Dave Taylor, the owner of DB Ultra Interiors, has been in business for 39 years, is accredited by the Better Business Bureau, and has completed more than eight thousand jobs with his company. If issues with your wood overhangs, gable siding, and entry ways arise, Dave is the best guy to call.

Though, in essence, a clean paint job would aesthetically fix the issues with the wood sections of your brick home. However, year after year you will have to repaint, replace, and fix these wooden entities. There is a much better, and permanent, way to solve these issues with your home. Super Pan soffit and metal facia are excellent ways to fix these problems for good, saving you money and hassle in the long run. By putting siding in your gable area and wrapping all sills and facings, you are creating a permanent, maintenance-free solution to the wood issues on your beautiful brick home. By replacing these entities, you are ensuring that water, animals, and pests will no longer be able to enter your home from under the roof.

As a homeowner, the curb appeal and aesthetic quality of your home are a sense of great pride, but it can also be a great embarrassment. Rotting wood and peeling paint can leave your home looking old and rundown. By replacing the gable siding and fixing the sills and entryways with a permanent solution, you are ensuring your home will look beautiful for years to come.

At DB Ultra Interiors, Dave Taylor works with siding, soffit and facia. He has connections to every major company, which allows him to offer every option, design and color that you may need for your home. Their advanced application techniques by certified installers will leave you assured that your choice is a permanent option. DB Ultra Interiors offers a lifetime labor warranty on all siding they install, as well as, the manufacturer’s lifetime written warranty protecting against defects and hail; this will help with peace of mind for those entryways and gables.

If you are having trouble deciding on the permanent solution for your wooden overhang and window sill issues, DB Ultra Interiors is there to answer any questions you may have. If you are curious about the cost and time needed to install these permanent options, give Dave Taylor a call. Dave will be able to answer any questions you may have and can set up a free no-cost home analysis that will make you have a concrete understanding of your choices and the cost associated with them. Choosing a sturdy, durable product with a service that you can count on to install correctly is crucial, and can make the difference between a permanent solution and one you will have to go back and fix in the future. Save yourself time, hassle, and money by letting the professionals at DB Ultra Interiors take care of all of your home exterior and interior needs.

DB Ultra Interiors: Windows

It is very well known by homeowners that your windows can be the greatest cause of extreme fluctuations in energy costs. The University of Minnesota did a study on energy loss and found that 60% of energy loss comes from windows and doors. With the rising costs of services and the push for more sustainable living, you may be looking at a very costly energy season. Dave Taylor, the owner of DB Ultra Interiors, has been in business for 39 years, is accredited by the Better Business Bureau, and has completed more than eight thousand jobs with his company. If you believe your windows and doors may need replacing, Dave is the best guy to call.

Leaking windows and doors not only hike your energy cost up but here in West Texas, you may find that you are fighting pest infestations and leaking during inclement weather. These problems can cause even more increasing issues inside your home. Do a walk-through of your home and inspect your windows and doors. The most in your face issues that people tend to notice first are windows and doors that are leaking dust and air, warm air coming in during the hot summer months, and cold air coming in during the winter months.

Dave Taylor has searched for 30 years trying to find the perfect window solution for homeowners, and he has finally found it. The Ultimate 2000 is one of the most efficient, and energy conserving windows on the market today. They have solid vinyl sashes in the main frame; double pane insulated glass, superior weather stripping, J interlocks between sashes, and are double hung for easy cleaning.

At DB Ultra Interiors, Dave Taylor works with all different types of interior and permanent exterior solutions for your home. Installation of your new windows and doors are done by experienced and certified installers who will make sure all installation is done correctly and that your home is properly insulated. DB Ultra Interiors goes above and beyond by making sure all window sills are wrapped in metal to eliminate maintenance at no extra charge. Your experience with DB Ultra Interiors is bound to be the best that you have ever had.

The Ultimate 2000 is not just a new window for your home; it is a permanent solution to your energy conservation efforts. You can rest assured that you will never have to replace your windows again after installing the Ultimate 2000. These windows come in many styles including Colonial grids, picture windows, single and double hung, and you can customize the colors having one side one color and the other different to appeal to your interior design. Two wood color options are also available leaving you with beautiful windows and lower energy costs.

If you are having trouble deciding on the permanent solution for your window and door issues, DB Ultra Interiors is there to answer any questions you may have. If you are curious about the cost and time needed to install these permanent options, give Dave Taylor a call. Dave will be able to answer any questions you may have and can set up a free no-cost home analysis that will make you have a concrete understanding of your choices and the cost associated with them. Choosing a sturdy, durable product with a service that you can count on to install correctly is crucial, and can make the difference between a permanent solution and one you will have to go back and fix in the future. Save yourself time, hassle, and money by letting the professionals at DB Ultra Interiors take care of all of your home exterior and interior needs.

DB Ultra Interiors: Steel Buildings

When you are in need of extra space whether it is for a shop, a garage, storage, or even office and living space, steel buildings can be an efficient and less costly option. DB Ultra Interiors provide steel structures from the design phase through the finishing touches. Dave Taylor, the owner of DB Ultra Interiors, has been in business for 39 years, is accredited by the Better Business Bureau, and has completed more than eight thousand jobs with his company. If you are looking to design an extra space and you believe a steel building would be the best option for you, give Dave a call and let him design it for you.

From design to completion DB Ultra Interiors will be with you all the way. Dave Taylor is an excellent choice for creating your new extra space. The steel building is built with permanence in mind, and the process begins after you have approved our design. We start with the crucial foundation phase where we lay an earthen pad and the compact it by a vibrating roller to ensure it is solidly applied. Peers and well plates are installed for support, and the foundation is always a five-sack concrete mix with fibre. You can rest assured your building will be standing upon strength and stability.

Building packages for your new steel building are personally created to fit every budget and style. The steel outer skin is available in a plethora of colors and finishes which allow you to customize the look of your structure. Insulation packages are available, and you can decide what doors you want, add lighting and electrical sockets, and whatever else you determine that you will need inside of your new structure. For maximum strength, DB Ultra Interiors makes sure to weld almost every structure.

At DB Ultra Interiors, Dave Taylor works with all different types of interior and permanent exterior solutions for your home. Installation of your new steel structure is done by experienced and certified installers who will make sure the foundation and the strength are done correctly and that your building includes everything that you had decided upon. Your experience with DB Ultra Interiors is bound to be the best that you have ever had.

If you are having trouble deciding on the permanent solution for your extra space dilemma, DB Ultra Interiors is there to answer any questions you may have. If you are curious about the cost and time needed to install these permanent options, give Dave Taylor a call, shopping around with DB Ultra Interiors is always free. Dave will be able to answer any questions you may have and can set up a free no-cost analysis that will make you have a concrete understanding of your choices and the cost associated with them. Choosing a sturdy, durable product with a service that you can count on to install correctly is crucial, and can make the difference between a permanent solution and one you will have to go back and fix in the future. Save yourself time, hassle, and money by letting the professionals at DB Ultra Interiors take care of all of your home exterior and interior needs.