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Can Moss and Algae Hurt My Roof?

Mold, mildew and moss not only look unsightly on a rooftop, they can deteriorate roofing shingles, causing them to lift and allow water to enter your home. Because of the potential for moisture problems, both moss and algae can shorten the lifespan of your roof if you don’t keep it clean of these damaging organisms. How Algae […]

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Keep Your Gutters Clean With Gutter Guards

As you know, gutters serve a very important purpose for the home, as they collect rain water and circulate it through downspouts so that it can be safely moved away from the home. But when a home’s gutter system becomes clogged — which is a common issue in many neighborhoods, especially those with tree-lined streets — gutters […]

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Which Type of Concrete Sealant Do You Need?

When your patio starts looking dingy and stained, it’s definitely times for concrete sealing/cleaning. Just like with deck cleaning/sealing and roof cleaning, you need the right kind of sealant to get great results that last for years. The sealing crews should know which brand and formula is best for your concrete driveway or floor, but […]

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Curb Appeal: The Value of Home Exterior Staging

Curb Appeal: The Value of Home Exterior Staging

When you are getting ready to sell your home, boosting the value is a big deal. The question is: How can I sell this for as much as possible?” Luckily, there are several things you can do to the exterior of your home to make it more functional, better looking, and increasing the overall value. […]

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Home Exterior Maintenance: Wooded Lots

Wooded Lot Maintenance

Living on a wooded lot comes with a very specific and unique set of maintenance requirements. Although it may seem confusing to care for at first, wooded lot maintenance is not that difficult, and the perks of living in such a unique and interesting spot outweigh the responsibility of maintenance. Keep reading to learn about five ways […]

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Face The Facts: Effects of Weather on Home Exteriors

When you are purchasing your home, you likely did not give much thought to the direction that it faced beyond the visual effects. While a breathtaking view that overlooks a well-landscaped garden, or whether you can easily access your garage may be important common factors you initially notice from the outside, the location of your home […]

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Wood or Composite Deck Materials: Which Is Better?

There are several positive and negative aspects of both wood and composite deck materials. Wood is the most common and comfortable deck material available. Due to its organic properties, regular upkeep is a must. Composite materials last longer and require little work once installed. However, they are somewhat inflexible and uncomfortable. Homeowners must evaluate their […]

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Maintaining Your Patio

Maintaining the Beauty of Stamped Concrete and Paver Patios

There are plenty of homeowners using stamped concrete and pavers to build patios. While there are a number of reasons people choose stamped concrete and pavers as materials for building their patios, one of the best reasons to use them is the easy maintenance. Stamped Concrete Stamped concrete has become a popular way of designing beautiful patios, driveways, […]

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Is Concrete Sealing Necessary?

The average concrete driveway is exposed to all manner of weather conditions over the years. As moisture combines with fluctuating hot and cold temperatures, it causes concrete to contract and expand. Over time, this can weaken the concrete’s composition, resulting in cracks in your driveway. Additional substances such as oil, dirt, grime, chemicals, and grease […]

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