Improving Curb Appeal

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    Gutter Gardens Shouldn't Be in Your Landscape

    6/16/2016 8:38 AM

    No, we're not talking about the Pinterest craze of mounting gutters on an exterior wall and planting an herb garden.

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    Thompson Creek Reviews how to clean your windows

    4/18/2016 10:44 AM

    Easy to operate and easy to clean, Thompson Creek Windows makes cleaning your windows a breeze. 

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    Give Your Windows a Spring Cleaning

    3/18/2016 3:54 PM

    Winter weather can do a number on your home's windows.  Months of wind, rain, and snow causes buildup on the window glass as well as in the tracks and sills.  As warm spring breezes arrive, you may

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    Front Door Decorative Glass That Makes an Impression

    2/24/2016 3:33 PM

    Your front door is the first thing that greets visitors when they come to your home.  It's part of the ever-important "curb appeal" of your home.  What does your entry door say about you?

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    Welcome Spring with Plants You Can Grow Now

    3/24/2015 3:29 PM

    Let's face it: we've have a rough winter.  But it's officially spring, so what better way to welcome its arrival than planning your landscaping projects.  Some plants shouldn't go into the ground until the chance of frost has passed.  The last possible frost date is typically the first week of April for much of Maryland, northern Virginia, and Washington DC.  

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    Window Designs for Your Home

    3/12/2015 5:06 PM

    It looks like we may actually have spring in sight.  After the snow, wind, and cold we've experienced this winter here in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC, our temperatures are returning to normal levels and the thaw is here.  The start of Daylight Savings Time has given us natural light later into the evening, bringing even more optimism that warmer days are surely ahead.

  • Reimagine Your Home: Local Home Shows

    2/4/2015 10:16 AM

    You may have a home improvement project or two in your future.  Whether it be a kitchen remodel, updating your bathroom, upgrading to replacement windows, or changing paint colors, smart homeowners do their homework before diving into a remodeling or renovation project.

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    Cleaning Your Windows and Window Sills

    12/4/2014 4:16 PM

    With the leaves mostly gone from the trees, you may notice more sunlight reaching your windows, which can be beneficial for solar heat gain.  But is the view through your windows picture perfect, or is it clouded by dirty glass?  

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    Replacement Windows: Beyond Double-Hung

    10/20/2014 4:36 PM

    Double-hung windows are the most widely-used window type in residential homes.   They consist of an upper sash that slides down and a lower sash that slides up.  Double-hung windows are easy to ope

  • Summer Patio Doors Add to Summer Fun

    7/14/2014 9:11 AM

    Part of the fun of summer is enjoying the outdoors.  Backyard parties, kids playing a pickup game of ball, as well as gardening and perhaps growing vegetables are all ways we enjoy our yards in the