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Should I Replace My Roof?

Should I Replace My Roof?

As April showers begin to taper off and we head toward the warmer season, now is a good time to evaluate the condition of your roof and to begin thinking about whether you will need repairs or perhaps a replacement. It’s a cost no homeowner wants to bear, but it’s a...

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Choosing New Windows for Your Shore House: Part 2

Last week, we started talking about the home that adds so many more tasks to your homeowner to-do list: your shore house. In particular, we explored the first steps to making a major, and majorly important, investment in your shore home: new windows. This week, we’ll...

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Choosing New Windows for Your Shore House: Part 1

Those of us on the Eastern Seaboard are finally jumping for joy now that spring has arrived! Home improvement projects can kick into full gear, and you can start tackling that long to-do list of ways to beautify your home, inside and out.  But if you’re living near or...

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Patio Door Options

Patio Door Options

Last week, we jumped into a discussion of why patio doors might be your next best home improvement project. Among other things, we talked about how additional natural light in your home can be a boon to your health and to your energy bill. This week, let’s explore...

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Adding a Patio Door to Your Home

Adding a Patio Door to Your Home

Now that we’ve met with Daylight Savings Time, the evenings don’t feel quite as dreary. The sun peeks in later into the day and brings the much-needed reminder that spring is finally at our doorstep. Spring is such a great time to begin new home improvement projects,...

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Spring Gutter Maintenance Part 2

Spring Gutter Maintenance Part 2

Last week, we discussed the importance of setting aside time this spring to perform some maintenance and prepare your gutters for the spring rains and accompanying debris that are sure to tax your home’s gutter system. This week, let’s dig a little deeper into the...

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Spring Gutter Maintenance Part 1

Spring Gutter Maintenance Part 1

As the East Coast closes in on spring, we’ve finally begun to experience some (sometimes unseasonably) mild weather. April showers are headed our way post haste, so now is the time to tackle one of any homeowner’s least favorite tasks: assessing the havoc fall and...

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Why Add A New Deck Part 2

Why Add A New Deck Part 2

We’re picking up this week with our two-part series on adding a deck to your home. Check out last week’s post to learn about the importance of choosing the right placement for your deck and sizing it to fit your lifestyle and complement your property. Read on for an...

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Why Add A New Deck Part 1

Why Add A New Deck Part 1

Last week, we talked about adding new shutters as a simple and cost-effective way to beautify your home this spring. This week, let’s explore another idea to make your home a more enjoyable place to live (and a more attractive option for potential homebuyers, too): a...

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Choosing New Shutters

Choosing New Shutters

Spring is coming, even if it seems like winter will never end. The change of season often finds homeowners itching to make a change in their home’s physical appearance. Whether you are interested in preparing your home for the spring real estate market or just looking...

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How to Find and Hire a Reliable Contractor, Part 2

How to Find and Hire a Reliable Contractor, Part 2

Last week, we offered some ideas to get you started on the path to hiring a great contractor. This week, let’s focus on the second part of that process. After you’ve sought out recommendations from friends, researched potential contractors, and compiled a list of...

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How to Find and Hire a Reliable Contractor, Part 1

How to Find and Hire a Reliable Contractor, Part 1

Do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvements seem like a great idea. But these projects often start out as learning experiences and end up being more trouble than they’re worth. We’ve talked before about why hiring professionals for home repair is a smart and financially...

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Protecting Your Deck in Winter Weather

Protecting Your Deck in Winter Weather

As the cold weather continues, do you find yourself staring longingly at your deck, wishing that the days of barbecues and drinks with little umbrellas in them would hurry up already? We thought so. There’s not much we can do about the cold, but there is a lot you can...

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Storm Windows for Winter Weather Protection

Last week, we talked about the importance of winter window maintenance and discussed some tips to keep your windows in good shape as the cold weather settles in for the season. But there’s one more weapon in your cold weather defense arsenal that we haven’t touched on...

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Winter Window Maintenance Tips

Winter Window Maintenance Tips

It’s easy to think that once the summer sun is gone, so too is the season for home maintenance projects. But just as you keep living in your homes during the winter, so too does your home need ongoing maintenance and repair to keep your family safe and warm all season...

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4 Tips to Make Sure That Your Roof is Santa-Friendly

4 Tips to Make Sure That Your Roof is Santa-Friendly

Happy Holidays to all homeowners from Advance, Inc.! This week, we’d like to make sure that all roofs and chimneys are clean, safe, and Santa-friendly in preparation for the upcoming holiday. Make sure that roofs aren’t overburdened with snow and ice. If you read our...

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How to Protect Your Roof from Snow Damage this Year

How to Protect Your Roof from Snow Damage this Year

For homeowners in the Delaware Valley, the season’s first few snows are just beginning to fall. Now is the time to learn how to prevent snow and weather damage from affecting the integrity of your roof, and save yourself from costly repairs and replacements down the...

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How Do You Know if You Need New Windows?

How Do You Know if You Need New Windows?

Replacing your windows is one of those house maintenance tasks that may only need to be done once every twenty years, so it can be difficult to determine when the right time is, since you may not know how old the windows were when you moved in. Getting the timing...

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