Recent Blog Posts

  • Maintaining your Hot Water Heater

    October 15, 2013
    Few household appliances are depended on more and thought about less than the hot water heater. For many homeowners, installing or replacing the hot water heater is the only time this essential appliance enters their minds.
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  • How to Make your Bathroom More Energy Efficient

    October 1, 2013
    When it comes to energy use in your home, only the kitchen rivals the bathroom. If your home has more than one bathroom, the energy use can increase even more. Large amounts of heat, water and lighting are used in the bathroom every day, by every member of the household.
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  • End of Season Checklist for your Deck or Patio

    September 15, 2013
    It’s been a great summer and you’ve been enjoying your patio or deck as much as humanly possible, right? Well, remember early this spring when you opened up your deck and all of the work you put into it?
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  • Is it Time to Add More Attic Insulation?

    September 1, 2013
    So, you’ve got your new windows and doors. All of your weather-stripping is in place and your house is sealed against the elements. You may think you’re all set for the approaching cold weather.
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  • Repainting Your Home: Tips for the DIYer

    August 15, 2013
    If your home’s paint is beginning to peel and crack, it may be getting difficult to avoid the age old question: Should I hire a painter or do it myself? That answer depends on a few things. First, do you know how?
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  • Benefits of Metal Roofing

    August 1, 2013
    The metal roof is nothing new. We’ve all seen picturesque images of old barns and farmhouses with an aesthetically weathered, corrugated metal roof.
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  • How to Repair Your Wood Siding

    July 15, 2013
    Wood siding, for all of its classic elegance and historical significance, can require a lot of upkeep. Beyond the usual scraping and painting, there will be times when it needs a little more than just a fresh coat to hide its blemishes.
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  • Shedding Some Light: Shed Building Tips

    July 1, 2013
    If you find yourself reminiscing about the days when you could actually park your car in the garage, it may be time to build a shed. An outdoor shed is an attractive and convenient way to store things that accumulate and clutter up your garage or basement.
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  • Create a Living Room Outdoors

    June 15, 2013
    The backyard patio or deck has long been a favorite place for summer fun and cookouts, but more and more, people are discovering new ways to repurpose their outdoor space. An outdoor living room can expand the functional area of your home by taking advantage of your extra space outside.
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  • Deck Building & Mold Prevention

    June 1, 2013
    Of course, homeowners bear the greatest burden for keeping new decks free from mold, but there are some things a builder can do: Gap the decking properly (minimum 1/8”) for drainage. Pitch the deck properly away from the house for drainage (minimum 1/8” in 8’).
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