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Comprehensive Home Improvement in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania: Addressing Functionality and Aesthetic Challenges

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At MVP Home Improvements, we recently undertook a comprehensive home renovation project in Ellwood City, PA. The tasks were multifaceted, involving the installation of a steel entry door, a seven-step staircase with handrail, a complete reface of the existing deck, and the installation of high-performance Polaris windows and a sliding glass door (SGD). This post dives deep into the details of this project, discussing how we addressed specific homeowner challenges and detailing the benefits derived from our work.

The MVP Home Improvements Solution

1. Steel Slab Timberline Entry Door

We installed a #1 steel slab Timberline entry door, equipped with a satin nickel Georgia knob and thumbturn. This choice enhances home security, providing an essential line of defense (reinforced steel door) against possible intruders. Additionally, the satin nickel hardware ensures longevity and resistance to corrosion, a crucial factor considering Pennsylvania's variable climate.

2. Seven-step Staircase and Handrail

For improved accessibility, we installed a seven-step staircase with an 8-foot handrail. This feature not only aids in mobility but also adds an element of safety for inhabitants, particularly for those with mobility issues.

3. Deck Refacing

Our team undertook a complete reface of the existing deck, including new floorboards, skirting, rails, gate, and posts, all using treated lumber. Treated lumber (wood that's been infused with chemical preservatives to resist decay and insects) guarantees durability and extends the deck's lifespan.

4. Polaris T-Weld DHs and SGD

To improve energy efficiency and natural lighting, we installed 12 white Polaris T-Weld Double-Hung windows (DHs, windows with two operating sashes that move up and down) without grids. We also added an 8'x80" Polaris SGD with a pet screen and a multi-point lock system. These windows and SGD feature double-pane glass with low-E (low emissivity, a microscopically thin coating that minimizes the amount of UV and infrared light that can pass through glass without compromising the amount of visible light that is transmitted), argon gas (a non-toxic, inert gas used in window insulation), and foam-filled sashes (window frames filled with insulating foam for enhanced thermal insulation), all serving to enhance energy efficiency and indoor comfort.

The Benefits

This comprehensive renovation project delivered numerous benefits:

1. Enhanced Security and Accessibility:

The steel entry door and seven-step staircase with handrail ensured increased home security and accessibility.

2. Improved Outdoor Living Space:

The deck refacing provided an inviting, durable outdoor living space for relaxation and entertainment.

3. Energy Efficiency:

The Polaris windows and SGD, with their advanced energy-saving features, are designed to reduce heating and cooling costs.

4. Aesthetic Appeal:

The comprehensive renovations not only increased functionality but also enhanced the home's aesthetic appeal, potentially boosting property value.


Our latest project in Ellwood City, PA, showcases MVP Home Improvements' commitment to addressing homeowner challenges with tailored, high-quality solutions. Whether it's enhancing security, improving accessibility, or boosting energy efficiency, our team delivers on all fronts, ensuring our clients' homes are comfortable, functional, and beautiful.

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MVP Home Improvements can be reached Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm, and on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm, by:

Calling us at 330-203-1231
Emailing us at homeimprovementsmvp@gmail.com

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