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Spring into Home Renovation and Savings at the 32nd Annual Original Sacramento Home & Garden Show

In our rebounding economy, it's time to get serious about spring home renovations: remodeling, landscaping, adding a patio, installing an outdoor kitchen or refinancing. Get started at Cal Expo Friday through Sunday, at the 32nd annual Original Sacramento Home & Garden Show. The best in the home improvement industry will all be here. Meet the pros and find out how you can add value, curb appeal and energy efficiency to your home.

Admission price to this year's Show? Just seven dollars. Bring a can of food for the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services with you, and the admission is only six dollars. Children 12 and under get in free with an adult.

We will offer a convenient home shopping marketplace with quality products and friendly, personal service this weekend, at the Original Sacramento Home & Garden Show, which opens Friday at Noon and runs through Sunday until 5 p.m. at Cal Expo.

Here, you'll discover hundreds of exhibits, including many new, unique and fun products. See trends, test products, ask questions, shop, and save!

Just a few of the products and services you'll find here: garden furnishings, patio covers and sunrooms, heating and air conditioning, landscaping, solar, building contractors, electrical and plumbing specialists, real estate, travel, finance, floor covering, garage cabinets, home entertainment, interior design, home furnishings, kitchen and bath cabinets and appliances, lighting, roofing, painting, gutters, home security, windows, doors, siding, tile, stone, marble and granite counters/surfaces.

"Going Green" is not only good for the planet, it is also great for the wallet as a way to dramatically reduce water and power bills. See the latest in solar panels for your home as well as energy efficient windows. Sacramento's Original Home & Garden Show can show you the way. Many vendors will be offering "Show-Only" low prices and specials, so take your time at each booth as you stroll through Cal Expo this weekend.

At the "Look, Listen & Learn" Stage, the experts in design, decorating, remodeling and energy savings will be offering free tips and advice. One special presenter will be KFBK/KSTE Radio Garden Show personality, "Farmer" Fred Hoffman, who will show you how to "Spring into a Healthy Yard". Plus, he will be answering your plant questions on Sunday from 12:30 to 2:30 pm. In Building B.

Check out our website, www.sachomeandgardenshow.com, for special, last minute discounts and offers from our exhibitors.

Save gas, save money, get great ideas for your home and get a start on all your spring remodeling plans in one location at the Original Sacramento Home & Garden Show at Cal Expo. The Show is open for business Friday, Noon-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

And don't forget to attend our second big presentation, October 11-13, also at Cal Expo: Sacramento's Fall Home Show! We'll see you here!

Dave Tanigawa, Producer
The Original Sacramento Home and Garden Show
Sacramento's Fall Home Show



Come talk gardening with our special guest Sunday afternoon from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.: KFBK/KSTE Radio Garden Show host, "Farmer" Fred Hoffman.



Dave Tanigawa, Producer, The Original Sacramento Home and Garden Show

A Better Insulation Company

A Better Insulation Co

Radiant Barrier insulation from A Better Insulation Company can reduce your energy bills by up to 40%.

Keeping Homes Comfortable for Over 20 Years

If a Thermos bottle can keep hot liquids hot and cold beverages cold, could an attic insulation product do the same for the home? Yes, and you can see it at the Original Sacramento Home and Garden Show this Friday through Sunday at Cal Expo.
The experts at A Better Insulation Company will be showing off Radiant Barrier Insulation for the attic. Installed in homes throughout Northern California, this thin, aluminized "space blanket" material keeps homes cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

When laid in your attic, Radiant Barrier insulation can reflect over 95% of the heat created by the summer sun, back to where it came from and keep 95% more heat in your home in winter, reducing your energy bill by up to 40%. A Better Insulation Co has been installing Radiant Barrier insulation in homes for over 20 years. Their customers are experiencing not only those benefits but also a greater level of comfort.

"I have to admit, I was skeptical about putting any kind of 'tin foil' in my attic when someone recommended A Better Insulation, but what a difference," wrote one satisfied customer at their website, abetterinsulation.com. "At the sales presentation, when I put that little piece of Radiant Barrier to my face and I felt how much of my own body heat was reflecting back, I couldn't believe it. That stuff works, period. Now that I have it in my house, my air conditioner actually shuts off for a while, even during the hottest days! That was unheard of in this house before. A Better Insulation Company knows their stuff, the price is right, and the crew was great!"

"It's not expensive," says Dennis Crozier of A Better Insulation. "But it is effective." Crozier and his staff will be answering all your home insulating questions, along with a demonstration of their Radiant Barrier Insulation, at the A Better Insulation Company booth, located on the Mezzanine Level of Building B.

Bell Brothers

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Jerry and Kenny, the Bell Brothers, have provided the Sacramento area with outstanding heating and air conditioning service since 1991.

Elk Grove's Bell Brothers Keep Area Homes Comfy

Bell Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning began with two Sacramento County brothers who had a vision 30 years ago: to fill the future heating and cooling needs of Sacramento's quickly expanding housing base. After completing high school, the Bell brothers, Jerry and Kenny, went to the Universal Technical Institute in Arizona to be educated in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning field in 1982.

When they graduated from UTI, they returned to Elk Grove and went to work for other companies: Kenny in the refrigeration field, Jerry in heating and air conditioning. When a new shopping center opened up nearby, Dr. Bell, Kenny and Jerry's father, thought it would be a great place for a pizza parlor. So, Pizza Bell was established. Jerry and Kenny both put in many hours at Pizza Bell while still working in the heating and air-conditioning fields.

When they first started Bell Brothers Heating and Air Conditioning in 1991 - just the two brothers with a single pickup truck - the only way they could advertise the business was to put their flyers on top of the Bell Pizza boxes.

Their business boomed, thanks to their dedication to unrivaled service and satisfaction, every time, guaranteed. Their dream was to provide their family of customers with the best possible heating and air service. "We appreciate each and every one of our customers," says Kenny Bell. In addition, brother Jerry chimes in, "It is our objective to treat our customers like family."

Come by the Bell Brothers booth at Cal Expo this weekend during the Original Sacramento Home & Garden Show. Talk with the Bell Brothers' staff about your heating and air conditioning needs. And take advantage of their Show specials and discounts.

Brooks Painting


Brooks Painting specializes in interior and exterior residential painting.

Brooks Painting Has the Sacramento Area Covered

Brooks Painting is committed to giving their customers throughout the Sacramento region the best service possible. They have built a solid reputation by providing excellent painting services to their customers.

"I started Brooks Painting in July of 1997," says company president Jeremy Brooks. "After being in business for nearly 16 years and seeing our company develop into what it is today, I am truly proud of the people I get to work with on a daily basis. They have all embraced their roles and do their jobs just like they own the company. It is very gratifying to know that we have so many people looking out for the best interest of the company and the customer."

Brooks Painting specializes in interior and exterior residential painting as well as commercial painting projects and specialty paint finishes such as garage floor epoxy. A favorite specialty is cabinet refinishing. You can visit Brooks Painting on the web at www.brookspainting.com to learn more.

Whether it is one experienced painter to paint the front door of your house, or a crew of 20 to paint your large commercial project, Brooks takes pride in knowing they can meet all your needs and exceed your expectations. You will get a free estimate, color consultation, and always their written guarantee. Brooks Painting is an EPA Lead-Safe Certified firm.

Is painting on your "to-do" list this spring? Talk with the pros from Brooks Painting this weekend at the Original Sacramento Home & Garden Show.

Byers Leaf Guard

Rainwater clings to Byers' LeafGuard's curved hood and drops into the trough, while leaves, twigs, pine needles, and debris roll over the edge to the ground.

Why risk an accident? Byers' LeafGuard Gutter System Keeps You Off the Ladder

Byers' LeafGuard Gutter System Helps You Avoid Ladder Accidents

If the spring-like weather has you thinking, it's finally time to get out and clean the roof gutters, dragging out the ladder is probably your next task. The trick is to avoid ladder accidents. According to the U.S. Product Safety Commission, over 180,000 Americans visit the emergency room annually due to ladder accidents.

Of course, the easiest way to avoid ladder accidents is to never use a ladder at all. If cleaning your gutters requires you to use a ladder, there is a safer alternative. Byers' LeafGuard Gutter Systems, headquartered in Grass Valley, are the only seamless, one-piece gutter guard system on the market. The curvature of the LeafGuard design draws water into the trough, while leaves, twigs and debris roll over the edge to the ground.

Byers' LeafGuard gutters do not require maintenance. The company guarantees that if their gutters ever clog, they will clean them at no charge. The guarantee is valid as long as you own the home, and is transferable to the next owner as well.
Byers' LeafGuard works on the scientific principle known as "liquid adhesion." Rainwater clings to LeafGuard's curved hood and drops into the trough, while leaves, twigs, pine needles, and debris roll over the edge to the ground. This means the homeowner will never have to clean or maintain the gutters.

From humble beginnings in 1987, Byers' has grown to become one of the largest LeafGuard companies in the country. "Our people are passionately committed to the principles that guide our company: honesty, integrity, superior workmanship, community involvement, and the desire to exceed our client's expectations," says company owner Ray Byers.

"Our guarantee says it all," says Byers. "Our LeafGuard Gutter System is guaranteed to never clog for as long as you own your home, or we'll clean it for free. If it clogs, we clean it. End of story." Visit their booth at the Original Sacramento Home & Garden Show.

Cabinet Makeovers


Cabinet Makeovers & More offers great alternatives for transforming cabinets.

Cabinet Makeovers & More Achieves New-Look Cabinets at an Affordable Price

Every day, Sacramento homeowners think about doing something about their cabinets. What that something is, they don't really know. Many believe that their options are either expensive cabinet replacement or lesser quality cabinet refacing.

Cabinet Makeovers & More (www.cabinetmakeoversandmore.com), a new division of Mike and Kathe Russell's company, DreamBuilders Home Remodeling, gives homeowners some great new alternatives for transforming their existing cabinets. It concentrates on transforming homeowners' existing kitchen cabinetry with solid hardwood facings, doors, drawer fronts, and custom hardware. By utilizing the existing cabinetry, the homeowner achieves a new, custom look at a much more affordable price.

"Homeowners attend these shows looking for ideas, something new and different," says Cabinet Makeovers and More, CEO Kathe Russell. "Our innovations in cabinetry certainly fit the bill." According to Russell, many homeowners' notions of kitchen cabinet remodeling fall into one of two categories: expensive replacement or lesser-quality refacing. "We offer a stunning new look without the expense of total cabinet replacement, at a level of quality they simply aren't going to get from other cabinet refacing companies," says Russell. "And there are hundreds of door styles, wood species, and finish options that will knock your socks off." Visit their website, www.cabinetmakeoversandmore.com, to receive further information on merchandise, promotions and show appearances.

Get new ideas for your cabinets at their booth at the Original Sacramento Home & Garden Show at Cal Expo.

Catalyst Mortgage

The experts at Catalyst Mortgage have answers to your home loan questions.

Register to win this playhouse at the Catalyst Mortgage booth.

Home loan questions? Ask the Experts at Catalyst Mortgage

The single most valuable home improvement you can make is to lower your mortgage rate. With interest rates still at historic lows and the region's real estate market bouncing back, now's a perfect time to refinance or buy a new home. But with so many loan options, how do you know what's right for you and your family?

Catalyst Mortgage is here to answer all your questions about saving money on your home loan. You'll quickly notice their approach emphasizes three things not typically associated with mortgage lenders: education, transparency and convenience.

First, Catalyst makes sure you understand how mortgage loans work. "We explain how loans are priced, how mortgage lenders make money and how to look at factors beyond rates and fees," explains president and CEO Brandon Haefele. "We help clients see why one loan might be better for them than another. That way they can make a decision that's smart for their family finances today and for the life of the loan."

Second, Catalyst emphasizes transparency. "We offer our clients a low rate, low fees and no surprises," says Haefele. Instead of maximizing the profit on each loan, the company makes smaller margins on many loans.

The third major Catalyst advantage is convenience. "We've all heard the horror stories about getting a mortgage: the endless paperwork, the waiting, the stress. Catalyst goes above and beyond to make your loan process simple and hassle-free," says Haefele.

Learn more and see today's mortgage rates at www.catalystmortgage.com.

Visit Catalyst Mortgage at Cal Expo's Bldg. B Mezzanine at the Original Sacramento Home & Garden Show and register to win the Catalyst Mortgage Playhouse.

D & J Kitchens

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D&J Kitchens and Baths has been remodeling area homes since 1981.

D&J Kitchens Offers Remodeling Tips In Today's Economy

With our improving economy, now is the time to upgrade the most important rooms of your home.

According to Darius Baker of D&J Kitchens, even if you have no intention of moving, home remodeling projects can improve your own quality of life. But where do you begin?

Baker will be offering presentations at the Original Sacramento Home & Garden Show this Friday through Sunday that will clarify the questions that are a part of this confusing topic:

Do you start with an architect, a designer, or go straight to a contracting firm? What does the term "Design/Build" really mean? Do you purchase your own products or let the contractor handle that? Who really gets a better price or deal? What does "Manufacturer's Suggested List Price" really mean? How do I know the price I agree on will be the actual final price I pay for everything by the time the project is complete? How can I be sure about the companies I am considering for my project?

"This is not really about the specific improvements required for this change," says Baker. "It is about how to get them done and receive the maximum value for the hard earned dollars spent to achieve them. The toughest decision is going to be which company you select to complete the work desired."

D&J has been remodeling Sacramento kitchens and baths for over 30 years. They have drawn on hundreds of actual projects to prepare their presentations to answer these and any other questions you may have about your particular project. Visit the D&J Kitchens and Baths booth at Cal Expo this weekend for more details on what is best for you and your remodeling plans.

Dream Builder's Home Remodeling

 

DreamBuilders Home Remodeling has a myriad of improvements for your home, including your dream bathroom.

DreamBuilders Home Remodeling has a myriad of improvements for your home, including your dream bathroom.

DreamBuilders Home Remodeling has a myriad of improvements for your home, including cabinetry, countertops and more.

A Home Makeover by DreamBuilders Makes Lives Better

If you are considering a home makeover, DreamBuilders Home Remodeling suggests starting backwards. Ask yourself, "Will the finished product make that big a difference in my life?"

According to designer and co-owner Kathe Russell, planning a kitchen or bath remodel is not just about how the design and products will work with your space. "It's about how these things will make your life better," says Russell.

The showroom at DreamBuilders was designed with the goal of getting to know their clients.

"We go to their home, interact with their family and pets, and bring them to our showroom," says remodeling contractor and co-owner Mike Russell. "At the end of the design process, our clients feel confident about their decisions and clear about their needs. We're in business to make life better for people."

DreamBuilders' interactive showroom has a myriad of displays including cabinetry, countertops and more, designed to educate their clients rather than overwhelm them.

The showroom also features a 48-inch widescreen television that brings their client's new kitchen design to life.

Visit the Dreambuilders Home Remodeling booth at the OriginalSacramento Home & Garden Show this weekend to view a complete kitchen and a sampling of their cabinetry and granite countertop selections.

Expert Design & Construction

Expert Design & Construction specializes in creative solutions for residential additions, kitchens, baths, outdoor living spaces and whole house remodels.

Expert Design & Construction is an award-winning, full service designing and building firm serving the greater Sacramento Valley.

Award-Winning Expert Design & Construction Specializes in Creative Solutions for Homes

Looking to remodel? Expert Design & Construction is a full service designing and building firm serving the greater Sacramento Valley. They specialize in creative solutions for residential additions, kitchens, baths, outdoor living spaces and whole house remodels.

Expert Design & Construction has been recognized as the Contractor of the Year in three categories through the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI): Best Kitchen between $30,000 - $60,000, Best Kitchen between $60,000 - $100,000, and Best Residential Exterior over $100,000. See more photos of these award winners and their latest projects at their website, www.expertdc.com.

Expert Design and Construction has added interactive, web-based project tracking capabilities. "When you become an Expert Design client, we provide a user name and password that allow you 24/7, real time access to your project information," says company President Harry Headrick. "Plans, specifications, change orders, product selections, pictures and a clear project calendar that inform you who will be at your project each day and what will be completed from start to finish."

Find out for yourself what your home can become when you visit the Expert Design & Construction booth at the Original Sacramento Home & Garden Show this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Cal Expo.

Gloria Landscaping

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Jim Gloria of Gloria Landscaping built his business on quality workmanship and creative problem solving.

Gloria Landscaping Brings Out the Hidden Potential of Your Outdoor Space

Sacramento-based Gloria Landscaping is a design and installation company that specializes in pavers, walls, water features, lighting, patio covers, and all phases of landscaping.

Jim Gloria is the man behind the magic. Jim has been running Gloria Landscaping since 1972, providing commercial as well as residential landscape installation. "We steadfastly built our business on quality workmanship and creative problem solving," explains Gloria. "Our vast experience in both residential and commercial landscaping has taught us that no challenge is too great."

Amaze your friends and relatives by bringing out the hidden potential of your outdoor space that you always knew was there. Whatever your landscaping needs may be, Jim Gloria will be able to turn your yard, whether it's just ho-hum or an eyesore, into a functional beauty that will last for years to come.

Find out how Jim and his staff can improve your outdoor areas at this weekend's Original Sacramento Home & Garden Show.

Goodwin-Cole

Goodwin-Cole offers products that help protect what is important to you.

For over 90 years, Goodwin-Cole has installed more than one hundred million square feet of outdoor products.

Goodwin-Cole has expanded over the years from an awning and shade company to include gates, doors, barbecues and much more.

Goodwin-Cole Builds Innovative Solutions

Goodwin-Cole has designed and manufactured quality outdoor products and innovative solutions for home and businesses since its Kansas City beginnings in 1888. A Sacramento institution since 1920, Goodwin-Cole has expanded over the decades from an awning and shade company to include gates, doors and much more.

"We have served Northern California for over 90 years with thousands of satisfied customers," explains Bill Pattison of Goodwin-Cole. "We have installed more than one hundred million square feet of our products. Our expert staff and state-of-the-art manufacturing facility enables us to handle any job, big or small, no matter how complicated or demanding."

Goodwin-Cole is ready to makeover your backyard with a new outdoor kitchen, including stainless steel refrigerators, sinks, faucets, bar centers and barbecues.

"We feature custom-built barbecues and islands designed and constructed right here in Sacramento," says Pattison. "We carry the Lion series of premium, stainless steel commercial grade grills, with four burners and a lifetime warranty."

Goodwin-Cole is also known for their Ornamental Iron division. "Our iron managers have over 50 years experience in iron and can handle any job, big or small," says Pattison. "Our products include driveway gates, folding gates, steel and storm security doors, window guards, iron fencing and railings."

Get a sneak preview of their product line at their website, www.goodwincole.com. Then, come out to the Original Sacramento Home & Garden Show at Cal Expo. All of Goodwin-Cole's products will be represented at their booth. In addition, they will have "Show-Only" specials, inlcuding discount prices on their barbecue models as well as discounts on their custom design work. Pattison sums up the Goodwin-Cole philosophy. "We will provide you with outstanding quality, service and products that will protect what's important to you."

Halls Window Center

After a long summer, your windows may be feeling the consequences. Not only might your windows be exhausted, you might feel a bit tired writing those big checks to the utility companies. Now is the perfect time to replace your exhausted windows with Infinity from Marvin windows. Not only will you see the savings on your next energy bill, you will also significantly improve your demeanor and that of your home.

Infinity® replacement windows and doors are made from Ultrex fiberglass, a material so strong and durable it is 8x stronger than vinyl and 2x stronger than Fibrex.

"The revolutionary Ultrex material helps set the Infinity from Marvin windows apart from the competition," explains Pat Grandinetti of Hall's Windows. "This breakthrough fiberglass composite combines the strength and stability of wood with the low-maintenance features of vinyl."

Ultrex is resistant to changes in temperature, contracting minimally in heat or cold. Ultrex material is also an excellent insulator, preventing heat or cold transfer into or out of your home. The Infinity window and patio door warranty features 20 years coverage on the glass and a lifetime guarantee on the frame.

Lavish Gardens Landscape

Lavish Gardens Landscape has quickly become a leader in the professional landscape industry and is unprecedented in construction quality.

Lavish Gardens Landscape has won multiple awards for their work.

Award-Winning Lavish Gardens Landscape Can Create The Yard of Your Dreams

Lavish Gardens Landscape has quickly become a leader in the professional landscape industry and is unprecedented in construction quality in Northern California. They have over 20 years experience in the landscape design, construction and maintenance fields, winning multiple Super Service Awards for their work, with many satisfied customers.

"Our creative designers will meet with you initially for a one-on-one landscape consultation at no charge to you," explains Lavish Gardens Landscape owner Michael Cole. "We will listen attentively to your ideas to see what is important to you as well as add many very creative and custom ideas for your landscape project. We want to create a special place for you, so we will put all of the ideas you love to work aesthetically and functionally to make your yard usable and beautiful for you."

The owner, the designers, supervisors and field personnel of Lavish Gardens Landscape have a true passion for what they do. They love seeing the whole process come to life.

"This team is far more organized than any I have ever seen," writes one satisfied customer. "And it starts long before construction begins, with multiple design meetings; preconstruction job walks; and daily communication with us during construction. Quite impressive!"

Lavish Gardens is praised on Angie's List, where they have won five service awards. Discuss your yard renovation plans with Lavish Gardens Landscape, this weekend at the Original Sacramento Home & Garden Show.

Patio Designers

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Patio Designers focus on custom products that enhance the homeowners' lifestyle.

Made in the Shade with a New Patio from Patio Designers

Homeowners can enhance the look of their backyard and make better use of an existing patio with a custom-designed patio cover or patio enclosure from Patio Designers. They also offer sunrooms and garden rooms, as well as solid cover or latticed patio covers. Patio Designers will be showing their "made in the shade" products at the Original Sacramento Home & Garden Show at Cal Expo this Friday through Sunday.

Sacramento-area based Patio Designers pride themselves on offering the most value for their customer's money. Their designs focus on delivering a custom product that will enhance a homeowner's lifestyle by making the home a more comfortable place, inside and out.

The experts at Patio Designers do more than offer quality havens from the sun and rain for backyards. They start by sending a designer to their clients' homes, helping design a cover that fits the homeowners' needs. They help create a unique style, complementing each client's tastes, in addition to their outside landscape. The unique designs from the Patio Designers staff have only one thing in common: they are focused on delivering a product that will enhance your lifestyle by making your home a more relaxing and enjoyable place to live.

The pros at Patio Designers pride themselves on offering the most value for the customer's money. In addition, they do estimates, free of charge.

Pondering backyard improvements or the perfect patio for your family? The folks at Patio Designers invite you to come to Cal Expo and ask questions of their staff.

Petkus Brothers

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Since 1981, the Petkus Brothers continue to remain on the cutting edge of unique backyard design with particular expertise in sunrooms, patio covers, spas and hot tubs.

Add Value, Beauty to Your Yard with Petkus Brothers

Homeowners that appreciate fine quality, exceptional service and a unique variety of backyard options choose Petkus Brothers time and time again. The family owned and operated business has been impressing their customers since 1981 and continues to remain on the cutting edge of unique backyard design with particular expertise in sunrooms, patio covers, spas and hot tubs, as well as decks and railings. Kevin, Dan along with their brother Keith, invite customers to experience the Petkus Brothers difference.

Quality patio covers add value and beauty to your yard and allow you to enjoy your outdoor environment. Patio covers by Durawood offer beauty and versatility with a maintenance-free product that will look newly installed, twenty years later

Petkus Brothers is the exclusive dealer of Four Seasons Sunrooms in Northern California, considered the best Sunroom in the world. Petkus Brothers offers complete kitchen or bathroom remodeling as well as one day bath and kitchen refacing.

Caldera spas and hot tubs continue to be among the most outstanding products sold by Petkus Brothers. Rigorous inspections of finished product and attention to detail ensure that the customer will get the fit, finish and style that will most compliment their yard and offer many years of use.

Visit the Petkus Brothers booth at Cal Expo this weekend during the Original Sacramento Home and Garden Show and take advantage of special show discounts and the year's lowest prices.

Sierra Pacific Solar

Sierra Pacific Solar Installs Systems with No Up-Front Customer Costs

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Cut Your Utility Bills with Help from Solar Pacific Solar

Your home could be "leaking" energy all year long. These leaks may be forcing your heating and air conditioning system to work longer, thus causing your energy bills to be higher than wanted.

Homeowners searching for solutions to unwanted energy bills each month can find their answers from a trusted local source, Sierra Pacific Solar.

"The purpose of the Sierra Pacific Home Performance energy assessment is to identify how your home is leaking or retaining energy, then solve the problems in the proper order to achieve a comprehensive impact," says Sierra Pacific President Jason Hanson. "By reducing the leaks in the home, it may be possible to upgrade your heating and air with a smaller, more affordable system as opposed to just replacing it with the same size."

Thinking about adding solar panels to reduce your electrical bill? Sierra Pacific Solar has their "no-brainer" plan. They install solar with no up-front cost to the customer. The customer's electric bill goes away, and they instead pay a fixed amount that is less than they are currently paying the utility company. It is a simple, easy-to-implement solar finance plan that make solar affordable.

Sierra Pacific Solar was founded in 1984 and is now the area's largest full-service, home energy improvement provider.

"Sierra Pacific is the choice of our clients because we upgrade their home using quality products that are constructed and installed by well trained craftsman who are courteous and respectful," explains Hanson. "We are providing solutions to clients and we back our work with 100% satisfaction guaranteed. In short, we follow through on our promises."

Stop by the Sierra Pacific Solar booth at Cal Expo for an opportunity to meet with one of their design specialists. They will be on hand all three days throughout the Original Sacramento Home & Garden Show to help answer your questions regarding heating and air, solar electric and solar pool heating systems as well as Home Performance energy assessments. You can even schedule an appointment to have them out to your home for a free estimate. It can be for any project you are curious about to determine how to reduce or eliminate your electric bill and make your home more efficient.

Signature Surfaces

Signature Surfaces guarantees no mold or mildew growth in your shower with their low-maintenance, solid bathroom surfaces.

Signature Surfaces Ends Grout Cleaning Forever

When choosing materials for your bathroom remodel, remember that you will be constantly dealing with the issue of water and moisture in that area. Over the years, tile has been the staple in the shower because of its beauty and versatility. However, according to Ramiro Martinez, owner of Sacramento-based Signature Surfaces, tile is not the best product for your shower.

"Tile is a porous material that is not waterproof and needs to be wiped down on a regular basis," explains Martinez. "Tile is also a very slippery material that can cause you to slip and fall. What makes tile not slippery are the grout lines. The more grout, the less slippage. But the more grout you have equals more cleaning, sealing as well as mold or mildew growth. Who wants that?"

The alternative is a low maintenance, solid surface for your bathroom from Signature Surfaces.

"Like tile, solid surface materials such as Corian, Staron and Hi-Macs come in many colors and patterns," says Martinez. "But unlike tile, solid surface materials are non-porous, there are no grout lines, they're waterproof and it's OK to use abrasive cleaners."

Solid surface materials have come a long way from its first inception. Anything from the simplicity of a solid color to the beauty of a natural stone pattern of granite, quartz and marble, Signature Surfaces has it all and more.

"With Signature Surfaces 100% seamless patented upgrade, we can guarantee no mold or mildew growth in your shower," says Martinez. "Go ahead and put that squeegee away because you won't need it any longer with a true, low-maintenance product, all for the cost of tile."

A solid surface in your bath is a very environmentally friendly product because you never need to use harsh chemicals to clean it and it will be around for years because of its sustainable properties.

Come on by and see for yourself all of what Signature Surfaces has to offer at the Original Sacramento Home & Garden Show: custom sinks, shower walls and floor pans, vanity tops, kitchen countertops, islands and more. "Get ready to be impressed," exclaims Martinez.

Southgate Glass & Screen

Southgate Glass has helped Sacramento residents with their glass, screen and window needs for over 50 years.

Southgate Glass and Screen has shutters, windows, draperies and more.

Southgate Glass and Screen Celebrating More Than a Half-Century of Experience, Service

Southgate Glass and Screen opened their doors over 50 years ago with only three employees. Currently, they are in their second generation of family ownership and are the largest glass and window outlet in the Sacramento area. Southgate Glass now has nearly 60 employees including full-time certified window installers and a sales staff, with two showrooms and a manufacturing plant.

"My father started the business in 1961," says current owner Scott Davis. "Southgate Glass sells, services, and installs windows, shower doors, window coverings and screens. We stock all the hardware for all the products we sell. Whether we sell you a window or a door, we have the rollers and handles for it. If you break a window, we can replace the glass. We have our own installers and will service the product for the lifetime that you own it. If there is a problem or any issue we handle the issue right away."

Southgate Glass and Screen has earned a reputation for carrying the area's largest selection of replacement window parts.

Stop by their booth during the Original Sacramento Home & Garden Show at Cal Expo to find out about special savings on new windows for your home.

Systems Pavers

Systems Pavers uses digital technology to show homeowners how much better their driveway will look when replaced with beautiful, interlocking paving stones

Systems Pavers Offers Beauty and Durability from the Ground Up

Digital technology has become mightier than the jackhammer for demolishing ugly pavement, and an invaluable tool for increasing the resale values of homes. Aided with the latest digital cameras, Systems Pavers continues as a trailblazer in beautifying thousands of properties by replacing dingy asphalt driveways and cracked concrete slabs with state-of-the-art, interlocking paving stones.

The magic transformation starts with digital photos of a homeowner's current driveway, which are downloaded into the exclusive Paver-Imager program. With the click of a mouse, consumers can virtually repave their property with many selections of colors, shapes and patterns of paving stones. The photos provide powerful visuals of how the stones' timeless style and elegance enhance a property, and they allow homeowners to make choices with the confidence of knowing how the finished project will look. "This valuable tool allows homeowners to adjust their color and style choices to meet their personal design preferences," said Jade Glover of System Pavers.

Unlike concrete or asphalt, the individual stones used by System Pavers (www.systempavers.com) will not crack or crumble and they are easy to maintain. If the house has plumbing problems, it is easy to lift up the few stones that need to be moved and replace them later.

Systems Pavers stonework has another practical benefit. It lends tremendous curb appeal to homes when they go on the real estate market. One national newspaper report said that homes upgraded with stone-paved driveways typically increase in value enough to recoup the cost of the Pavers twice over. Find the perfect driveway from System Pavers, Friday through Sunday at the Original Sacramento Home & Garden Show.

Water Hook-Up

For 24 years, The Water Hook-Up has offered full service water filtrations and conditioning services.

The Water Hook-Up is the exclusive area dealer for the Pentair Water Systems.

Water Problems? Near or Far, Water Hook-Up is at Your Service

Water quality issues can pop up at any time. If the water in your home or business has taken a turn for the worse, meet the experts from The Water Hook-Up this weekend at the Original Sacramento Home & Garden Show.

"We are licensed contractors with 24 years of water filtration and water conditioning service experience," explains Brenda Grannis of The Water Hook-Up. "Our Full Service filtering & condition services include sales, service, installation, repair, and replacement as well as annual service discount programs."

The Water Hook-Up has salt and no-salt whole house treatment and drinking water filtration; full water testing and analysis; and, complete treatment and filtration for staining and corrosive issues. "Plus, we service a 180-mile radius from our Sacramento location for your convenience," says Grannis.

The Water Hook-Up has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau as well as a top rating from Angie's List. They are an exclusive Pentair Water Dealer. Stop by our booth and speak with their water specialist who will be happy to assist you with a Pentair Water System.