Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on May 24, 1971 · Page 21
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 21

Algona, Iowa
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Monday, May 24, 1971
Page 21
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e an Provide ernization at Sensible Improve Value By EDGAR .V. HALL, t E * ecuM ™ Director Home Improvement Council, Inc. homes, S&JrSSSpwar-s jaSSSaB-sSEwatt Ex|j|i8^qrdlnary caution and care when rem •nd ytf» «hould be pleased with the results wl»ert. selecting a contractor, It's aood idea »« retdtnmendatton. of friend, who have had ,?mUa GODCi .,',,,'" • * s remodelers are therecommenda-. 'f me nf loan officer at your local ......... .......uuui,, a meal building material* drnW nr » loc«l chapter of the National Home Im ' ° r a IVittMnvtAl A««*w«l*»Al.«. u _* »» 'M .» . ' of Home Builder* or * Project Is a sizeable one In the of the money you are spending/then it will extensl ve structural might also be advisable to have an architect go over plans and specifications. »rcrme« Itople oflenjwk, "How much should I spend to fix up my homer One answer is never to spend more than you can recover If you sell your house. > / \ p ° r «5«tonce, if yqu own a $20,000 dwelling In a neighborhood where houses are priced $18,000-125,000, don't put more than $6,000 Into your remodeling project. If you do, you will price your house out of the market. But that .answer IB not always the correct one. "Spend what It takes to make your home the kind of place vou really want It to be" Is the i better answer, You may not recover your entire investment. But you and your family willlive better, healthier, happier lives in a fully up-to-date home. And after all, when you buy a new car it depreciates rapidly in value. And if you spend money on a luxury -vacation, all that remains afterwards, and when the money is gone, are pleasant memories. So why not invest in .the pleasure of better living! AT THE FINISH Maxi-Kote, a new zinc-coating process, protects the finish on galvanized garbage nails, buckets and other j ?„»*»- hornewares: from rush, flak- ing'and exposure—gives eye appeal and floor protection. Maxi-Kote galvanized ware is. by Empire-Reeves. INDOORS,, REMODELING CAN TURN a characterlMs basement into attractive living space for the entire family, witness thU modernized baiement. Paneling, Installedover furring •trips, levels uneven walls. Bl-fold doors separate children's play area" ffi background from adults* TV rodm, or open up for entertaining. Used here, U.S. PlywoodVWeldwood Roughtex paneling and Jet-Set bl-foW'wbod doors. "ywooa » werawooq Latest Products Inspire Successful Remodeling the nice -thing about remodeling your home is that there are so many new and improved and exciting products to put into the Job. • On the. outside, there are attractive new roofing materials, better looking and longer lasting siding, new and more beautiful windows and much more. Inside, there are exciting and colorful bathroom fixtures, up-to-the-minute kitchen appliances, new walls and floor and ceiling materials. There are new .lighting systems, improved home comfort systems, to just name a few things. , Oftentimes, with the new products that are available, you can have a remodeled house that's betteV for your/needs than a new one—and at less cost too! . 'Last, but not least, there are increasing numbers of skilled contractors in every community to do the work. - i, Their experience -guarantees a quality job, done promptly at reasonable cost. If you are handy around the house, doing the Job yourself might be the way .to modernize. Remodeling a home can* be a rewarding experience. You not only better your own living, but you help to improve the neighbbrhood as well. . It's a mark of good citizenship and a good invest- 1 ment too, .That's why home improvement is one of the most popular pastimes in'America! — — ^— —~ -^—^ ~^~~ ~~~ —"~ ™ » "^»~^^"-^^'—^^*-^^»-^» - "^^*-^^P - "^^^^^^^^^^B^ We Handle General Why Water Isn'tHot ' Water heaters are very* good. That's why,many families often* run but of hot water. , "' Paradoxical as it seems, the above conclusion is the simple truth. . ,' ' Most manufacturers build such a-long life into their .water heaters that one may be working at high efficiency, from the mechanical standpoint, long after its gallon capacity has lagged behind the growing needs of 'the family. " : ' Just getting a ^larger" water heater isn't ,'the' whole answer, • • Ask a plumbing contractor to figure existing and anticipated water '-needs. This, should include all plumbed-in appliances, present or planned for. ' J - n '' Insurance Too, Needs ting When the Baxter family's 20-year old -house was coift- pletely destroyed by fife, they at least had the consolation of knowbg.lt was insurfed. Then came a second. disaster—they discovered that the. insurance benefits they received when the claim was paid were not enb'ugh to rebuild a home to the slie and quality of the one that had been destroyed. Their'home had been insured for its original purchase price, along with the furniture and other contents, But because of inflation, their homeowners .Insurance* fell below replacement costs, ., s Problem Grows Most homeowners are happy to hear that their homes .are growing in value each year—butj at the same time, this creates, for them . an insurance problem that is growing worse each year, as the Baxters discovered. ''Insurance coverage purchased 10 or even five years ago might have seemed more than adequate then," says Stephen. P. Janco of CNA/ insurance. ' "But in today's market, the same amount of cash would not replace more than a fraction of your home,". Increase* Coverage One new development offering, some protection from this hazard is the new inflation guard endorsement to the homeowners policy. It provides a graduated increase in coverage, ranging from one per cent on the date,; the policy has been in effect' three months, up to 12 per cent after 33. months. Another new iX trend in . homeowner's insurance gives the policy-holder a chance to upgrade his coverage more frequently. ,-Until recently, most homeowners policies were written on 1 a three-year basis. . , OWN OUTDOORS, REMODELING COULD lead to a many-duty redwood deck. This one has combination paint and stain trim to match, the style of the house. Trellis keeps but direct sun. Oiie area to left uncovered for sunning, while another area Is privacy-screened for dining. Kouutrt Count'/ Advance - 9 Monday, May 14| 1f71 . Today, this insurance can be written on an annual basis In most states/' • * • •-,,:.. DIGGING IN Aid for the amateur gardener is a new border fork, made by Wilkinson Sword Tools, The solid stainless steel digging fork has a four- lined head. TO BUILD or REMODEL? . -' '•..-•;••'•• SEE • .-• LoVERNE BUILDING CO. ' . " . .' ' ' FOR" ' "••'•' .-/; •UllDINO MATERIALS OF ALL KINDS • HOMI BUILDINGS i • FARM CONSTRUCTION . • POLE BWLDINOS • REMODELING . • SHERWIN-WILLIAMS PAINTS LuVERNE BUILDING CO. LUMBER & BUILDING MATERIAL STORE LuVerne, Iowa Phono M24»20 A HOME OF YOUR OWN (The Laromw is on« of five Movilla Horn* For Algona's Leading Contractors BASEMENTS SEWER LIKES TILING DOZER WORK WATER LINES CABLE STUMP AND ROCK REMOVAL • TRENCHINGS •FOOTINGS Pit run gravel, crushed gravel and black dirt avail able anytime. Also backhoe, dragline, loading & hauling 401 Diagonal Algona, Iowa GRAVEL • '.•••/«<->> EXCAVATING 195.3W1 Si'-sr ;•';.•'• - ' ^: ^ "* ! T( /„ i f ^ *<*> •«%.« , -'>/ 1152 '' ,' •• .•;• ' [^ ,;'V? ''..rir-:,*' > \ PLEASE CONSIDER THESE FEATURES I ' ' I' •.Douglai Fir exterlpr for additional warmth in a choice of four italnit Most Green, Natural Jan, • Autumn Gold, pr ftrpWn.- | t Built on a firm 10 inch steel , |'beam perimeter bate, craned '', over by 8 Inch iteel I-beam*. |^jf F|ppr length windows , V Number 16, Hllkr.it MoblU Horn. Park, Highway 18 loi», 1 , Algona, Iowa 50511 « interior wood grain paneling In . t Plumbed, wlrW, ond Vtnttd for In a chplce oft Spanlih Opk, waiher and dryer. Walriwt, Piean, .pr Bltqfhed W«>,,, f „ Wired for Jwa telephone!, wlrf & n ^' ^ ' • ' "• '} t-*r ^vfpr teleylilon, «tnd plurr4»«d .• Fully iniulated to reduce winttr !; , ,.,:' with on* exterior'faucet, heotlng and ,iumm«f .eoollng, . • p»htr fiatyrti avoilabhi Inelyejtj expenie. • . * , Air-conditioning, djihwflih,*^ •, Ducted ventilating fan* in th* . Hiding glatt dpor, water toft. Kitchen and Bathrppm. ener and garbage, ditpoial, HOME MARKETING IN Op«n for ,4»IO • filQ wM 5at. 9(00 • 5.00 Sun. 1,00 w* j f (515) 295.5457

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