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Drainage

If you think a few leaves and twigs in your gutters are harmless, think again. Regular gutter cleaning is the single most important key to avoiding major and expensive home repairs.

Gutters perform one duty: controlling the water around your home. If debris keeps gutters from doing their...

Home Repairs Tips by Age of House

As long as there have been homes, there have been home repairs. If you know the age of your home, however, problems common to homes built in that era that can be avoided.

While home construction has changed quite dramatically over the years, every era of home construction had its strengths...

Roof and Gutters

You probably never think about it, but when you look at your house from the street, a big part of what you see is roof.  And depending on your home’s style, that roof could make up 40% of that visual.  So if your roof is just plain black, gray or brown, you could be missing a huge opportunity...

Green Upgrades for Your Home's Exterior

When you think of energy efficiency, you might picture a top-of-the-line dishwasher or refrigerator. But appliances are far from the whole story when it comes to going green. In fact, energy-saving solutions begin on the outside of your home.

It’s the building envelope – your home’s exterior...

Gutter Cleaning

Does Leaf Filter gutter guard work?  Perhaps, but I will never recommend you buy it.  Here’s why.  To me the measure of a good product lies both in its quality and its credibility.  Leaf Filter seems to be a well-made and functional product, but if you want to buy it, get ready to be...

Roof Snow Removal

When winter storms hit, one thing to keep in mind is heavy snow loads on your roof. In fact, it may be a good idea to take steps for roof snow removal to avoid a roof collapse from all that heavy snow. 

If you are concerned about heavy snow on your roof and the potential for roof collapse,...

Find out how to increase your home’s curb appeal and value with painting tips, tricks and techniques. Learn how outdoor lighting adds security while enhancing a home’s best features, and get great ideas for roofing options, siding materials, trims and columns, gutter systems, and exterior maintenance and repair.