Cyclone Contracting Blog

Why Should I Finish My Basement?

Posted by Jordin Pitt on Jul 11, 2017 1:31:00 PM

The difference between an unfinished and finished basement can be the difference between a dungeon where no one dares tread and a palace! We know it’s not always this black and white, and not every unfinished basement is unbearable, but by remodeling your basement, you can create a designer space you've always dreamed of having and never want to leave! Here are several excellent reasons to finish your basement.

Read More

Topics: basement finishing, Finished Basement, Basement Tips, basement remodel, remodel your basement

How to Keep Moisture Out of Your Home

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Jul 6, 2017 11:09:00 AM

With all the rain coming down in Ames, Iowa, are you struggling to keep water out of your home? There are many ways moisture can enter your home, from a burst pipe to a leaking roof. One thing is for sure—a large amount of unwanted water in your home can end in a large amount of damage, not to mention the potential health risks involved. Here are a few tips to help you prevent water damage in your home this spring and summer.

Read More

Topics: ames plumbing, Basement Tips, ames sump pump

4 Signs Telling You It's Time for a New Air Conditioner

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Jun 27, 2017 12:37:00 PM

Is your air conditioner getting older? Does it seem to run roughly or break down often? If you have your fingers crossed hoping you’ll make it through the summer, it may be time to take the plunge and buy a new unit. Here are several instances where it would be smart to buy a new air conditioner instead of putting it off another year or two.

Read More

Topics: Ames Heating and Cooling

Explore the Great Outdoors—Indoors!

Posted by Jordin Pitt on Jun 21, 2017 12:31:00 PM

A great advantage of living in the Midwest is getting to experience all the seasons—summer, fall, winter, and spring. Native Iowans know that the length of each seaon varies from year to year, and each is completely out of our control. Every seaons brings its unique set of benefits and challenges. The wind, rain, heat, and snow can drop like a vengeance, sometimes out of nowhere. If you live here, you've likely heard the saying, if you don’t like the weather, just wait 5 minutes. It’s bound to change!

Read More

Topics: home remodeling, Ames Remodeling, home addition, ames home additions, home remodel

What Is a Heat Pump?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Jun 13, 2017 11:50:00 AM

Heat pumps are energy efficient alternatives to conventional heating and cooling systems (such as furnaces and air conditioners). A single unit can both heat and cool a space effectively and has the potential to save you a lot of money on heating and cooling costs.

Read More

Topics: Ames Heating and Cooling

Bring Nature into Your Next Home Remodel

Posted by Jordin Pitt on Jun 7, 2017 2:54:00 PM

Spring is in bloom! The grass and trees are turning green again, and nature is coming back to life. Many homeowners want to bring some of this color and excitement into their homes by incorporating earthy tones and textures. Here are some trendy ways to bring nature indoors during your next home remodel.

Read More

Topics: home remodeling, Ames Remodeling, cyclone home remodeling, home remodel

Indoor Air Quality Best Practices for Home Remodeling

Posted by Jordin Pitt on May 31, 2017 12:21:00 PM

As you tackle your next home improvement project, be sure to follow good practices to keep your living environment as safe and healthy as possible. Here are several ways to minimize harmful odors and chemical exposure as you remodel your home to help you sustain good indoor air quality.

Read More

Topics: home remodeling, Ames Remodeling, Ames Heating and Cooling, cyclone home remodeling, home remodel

Plumbing Brands You Need to Know

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on May 17, 2017 9:15:00 AM

Is it time to update old plumbing fixtures in your bathroom or kitchen? Updating faucets, toilets, sinks, showers, or accessories can be a fairly painless way to modernize your home. We’ve worked with the following companies for years, installing their beautiful products for homes and businesses throughout the Ames area. We love them so much that we want to introduce you to them! Explore their websites, and be inspired.

Read More

Topics: ames plumbing, ames plumbing fixtures

Should I Consider a Geothermal HVAC System?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on May 3, 2017 9:48:00 AM

Geothermal heating and cooling systems offer numerous benefits. They can save you a lot of money, they’re energy efficient, environmentally safe, and quiet, and they typically require little maintenance. At first glance, you may think, “I’d be crazy not to choose a geothermal system!” These types of systems certainly aren’t right for everyone, however. While they may be advantageous for many homeowners, they could be overly expensive and a hassle to install for others. Keep reading to find out if a geothermal system is a good fit for you and your home.

Read More

Topics: Ames Heating and Cooling

Want to Buy a Historic Home? Consider These 6 Things FIRST.

Posted by Jordin Pitt on Apr 26, 2017 1:31:00 PM

Are you in love with a historic home or a house located in a historic district? Before signing the contract, make sure you know exactly what you’re getting yourself into. Older homes often have structural or hidden problems that newer homes don’t. Today, we're going to take a look at what a historic home is and help you weigh the pros and the cons of owning one.

Read More

Topics: home remodeling, cyclone home remodeling