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A Guide to Maintaining Your Chimney

A Guide to Chimney Maintenance

When you ignore routine chimney maintenance and roof cleaning, you lose heat and money, and increase the risk of fire in your home. The weather eventually takes a toll on even the most well-constructed chimney, so it’s important to take steps to maintain it. Install a Chimney Cap A chimney cap prevents rain and snow […]

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Cold Weather Can Wreak Havoc on Your Concrete

Cold Weather Can Wreak Havoc on Your Concrete

Concrete is a common building material these days. Homeowners have discovered that it can add both beauty and value when used properly. Whether it’s a concrete walkway leading to your home, a stamped concrete patio giving you extra outdoor living space, or a colored concrete driveway welcoming you home, your home’s concrete surfaces are important […]

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Is the Fall Season Ruining Your Roof?

Is the Fall Season Ruining Your Roof?

Autumn is a time of beautiful colors, crisp weather, and yes, roof maintenance. Homeowners beware: fall can be just as hard on your roof as any other season, so be careful not to let your guard down when it comes to protecting your roof. The leaves adorning the countryside might be pretty, but they can also be a real roof […]

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Find Out How to Prepare Your Roof for Winter

Unless you prepare in advance, winter weather can damage your roof. Cold, snowy weather won’t only damage roofing shingles, a build up of snow and ice on the roof can damage roof trusses as well. Clogged gutter systems during the wintertime is another problem that can do a real job on your roof; therefore, it […]

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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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