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News from Oak Alley, Inc.

Welcome to our email newsletter. We'll try to keep it helpful and fun!


"Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one's level of aspiration and expectation."
Jack Nicklaus (1940 - )

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Many of our friends and clients don't know that Oak Alley has a product division called Gutterglove of Alabama. A few years ago, after getting a number of requests to help our clients find the best way to deal with the continual problem of gutters clogged with leaves, pine straw and rotted vegetation, we decided to do something about it. Mike researched the competing types of gutter protection, tried out samples, and spent a lot of time asking questions and putting his hands on the various products at The Remodeler's Show and the International Builder's Show. We found the best system, hands down. Gutterglove has been rated by the best known national consumer testing magazine as number one. It really is the best.


To find out more or to schedule us to measure your home and show you samples, please visit the Gutterglove page on our website. You can get more information about the product by visiting the manufacturer's website:


May is National Home Remodeling Month

Remodeling Month

From the National Association of Homebuilders:

Home owners considering planning to stay in their home should know about remodeling projects that increase the home’s usefulness and make it better to live in. A National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) survey of remodelers found the following five most common remodeling jobs.

1. Remodel the bathroom

Payback on remodeling a bathroom can reach 65 percent with new fixtures, tile, toilet, vanity and lighting. Low flow toilets consume less water and can decrease the monthly water bill.

2. Remodel the kitchen

A minor kitchen remodel can improve the look and utility of the space without costing a bundle, and yields a 75 percent return. Consider replacing backsplashes, cabinet fronts, countertops, and flooring. Installing low-flow faucets and energy-efficient appliances can also reduce water and energy expenses in a heavily trafficked room.

3. Replace windows and doors

Updating windows can also return a solid portion of the investment (73 percent for wood frames and 71 percent for vinyl). New, energy-efficient doors and windows also help reduce energy leakage from the home and can bring down heating and cooling bills.

4. Repair property damage

Property damage is a common but unfortunate occurrence. Seize misfortune as an opportunity to customize and upgrade the home. If you are already going to be inconvenienced with major home repairs, take that time to plan and incorporate home remodeling that may have been put off in the past.

5. Whole house remodeling

Repairs and replacements of old components and the desire for upgraded amenities were cited as the top reasons for customers to hire a remodeler. Evaluate the use of the entire home to see if it fits your needs. Home owners are repurposing spaces to fit their families and making more efficient use of their home’s square footage and equity, rather than moving to a new home and mortgage,


Our son James gave me this one:

If "pro" is the opposite of "con," what is the opposite of Progress?

Thanks for reading - have a great week!

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Oak Alley, Inc.
Design/Build Remodeling
P.O. Box 157
Chelsea, Alabama 35043
Office: 205.669.3334
Cell: 205.369.6465
Fax: 866.774.3264

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