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  • How's Your Home Handling the Winter Weather?

    1/29/2018 10:24 AM

    While many of us are anxiously looking forward to spring, we still have plenty of winter left here in the mid-Atlantic. February can still hammer us with a snowstorm - who remembers Snowmageddon in February of 2010?

  • 18 Homeowner Resolutions for the New Year

    12/22/2017 11:58 AM

    Make this year the best one yet by treating your home as gold and going through this list of Homeowner Resolutions. We recommend taking one or two each month rather than tackling them all at once. Many people know their home is due for an upgrade, but don’t know where to start. It is better to choose one or two simple actions and work on them rather than doing nothing.

  • Christmas Vacation

    Can I Afford My Home Renovation Project?

    12/20/2017 10:06 PM

    In the iconic movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Clark Griswold makes the mistake of anticipating his Christmas bonus and requisitioning the work of an in-ground pool installation. He finds himself in a myriad of undesirable situations, but the crux is the crushing realization that his efforts won’t be rewarded to his expectations.

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    Energy Efficiency Tips for Cold Winter Weather

    12/8/2017 9:30 AM

    Each year the winter takes its toll on the monthly energy bill. There are many ways to keep it down in spite of the chilly temperatures. Here are a few tips for staying warm and comfortable this winter (and spending less on energy):

  • Is it time to replace your gutters?

    Not Cleaning Gutters Can Damage a Home

    11/29/2017 11:01 PM

    The problems that come along with clogged gutters can impact many facets of the home. Unfortunately, many original gutters clog with ease and need regular maintenance. For homeowners who seek clog-free gutters the choice is simple. A clog-free gutter system is the solution. Otherwise, you can expect a biannual cleaning ritual. This might include hoisting rotting leaves and living organisms from the gutters.

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    Is Your Home Chilly? You Might Have Drafty Windows

    11/28/2017 2:07 PM

    Drafty Windows in Your Home Can Make It Freezing!

  • Thompson Creek roof replacement walkthrough

    Watch a Replacement Roof Transform a Home

    11/14/2017 3:52 PM

    Your roof is underappreciated. It's true! Most of us just expect our roofs to sit pretty and keep the rain and snow out, but that's only part of the story. A well-constructed roof directly contributes to the indoor air quality of your home.

  • Windows can reduce airplane noise

    Flight Plan Pains

    11/8/2017 9:32 AM

    Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) is moving more and more travelers each year. Unfortunately, that growth is coming at the expense of neighborhood tranquility. Noise complaints about air traffic at BWI are on the rise, and regional officials are slow to react. According to the Baltimore Sun*, attempts to reach those officials are escalating but in most cases, these messages are going unheard.

  • Should I remove my window screens in the winter?

    Removing Window Screens for the Winter - Yes, You Need To Do This

    10/24/2017 4:46 PM

    Each winter, homeowners ponder the age-old question, “Do I need to remove my window screens?” In short, the answer is “Yes!” But, it’s common to forget that you need to winterize your windows (or to talk yourself out of the hassle).

  • 5 Steps to Window Cleanup in the Fall from the Pros

    10/17/2017 2:13 PM

    With fall in the air, everyone’s mind may be on hayrides, pumpkin spiced lattes, and hanging door wreaths. In between all the fun, it is important to do a little fall cleaning to  prepare your home for winter. These 5 simple steps will protect and clean your windows. With any luck, you’ll breeze through these chores and get back to enjoying the October (and November) sky.