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Replacement Windows

Your house is filled with dust and dirt, strangers tromp through every room and the sounds of saws and hammers break the silence of the neighborhood. Birds are flying into your home. This is what you’re imaging your window replacement project to be? Well, stop right there!

One of the great...

Hiring Contractors

If you experience contractor fraud, a long and complicated civil suit or filing a report with a consumer protection agency are not your only options. There's another way to get the law on your side: by filing criminal charges against the contractor.

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Basements

April showers won't just bring May flowers, but leaking wet basements too if homeowners don't maintain good outside drainage conditions. Wet basements are one of life's biggest headaches, yet waterproofing is generally easy to accomplish.

When basements leak, people panic. The trouble,...

Exterior Remodeling

When buying or selling a home, make sure a professional home inspector is part of the transaction. Nosy people can be really annoying if they are always sticking their nose in other people's business! But if you are buying a house, a home inspector is one super nosy person you definitely want...

Chimney Repair and Cleaning

When temperatures drop, it's time to think about getting your house ready for winter. A good place to start is by reviewing your chimney for any repair or cleaning it may need.

Often neglected, chimneys are a vital part of a home's structure and mechanical functioning. If a chimney is not...

Buying or Selling a Home

A thorough home inspection is critical to making sure the home you buy is in good condition.  If the house is being newly built, home inspection services are even more important than ever. Instead of assessing a home that has been modified over its lifetime to meet evolving state and local...