The Advance Inc. Blog

Troubleshooting A Leaky Roof

Troubleshooting A Leaky Roof

Summer storms have been merciless all along the Eastern Seaboard this year, especially in Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey. Fierce, tornado-like winds and torrential downpours can tax many exterior fixtures of a home, but none so much as your roof. A leaking roof...

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Upgrading Your Exterior Entryway

Upgrading Your Exterior Entryway

Warm summer months keep homeowners on their toes, from beautifying landscaping to performing ongoing lawn and pool maintenance. But many overlook an exterior feature that can do wonders for your home’s curb appeal: the exterior entryway. There are many ways to...

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Summer Patio Door Replacement

Summer Patio Door Replacement

Summer season is in full swing, but between all of the pool parties and dining alfresco, have you stopped to take stock of the state of your patio door? These workhorses tend to be the most neglected entry door in any home; many homeowners live with sliding doors that...

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Designer Shingles for Your Roof: 2019 Trends

Designer Shingles for Your Roof: 2019 Trends

When investing in a roofing renovation, many of our clients wish to update their home’s look with unique designer shingles, sometimes referred to as architectural shingles. In addition to the aesthetic upgrade, designer shingles offer greater resistance to the...

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Energy-Smart Summer: Window Replacement Season!

Energy-Smart Summer: Window Replacement Season!

Our series on home remodeling projects that can boost your home’s energy efficiency is in full swing, and this week we’d like to talk about why replacing windows in the summer is a great idea. Why Windows? Believe it or not, old windows are among the major energy...

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Energy-Smart Summer: Invest in Attic Insulation

Energy-Smart Summer: Invest in Attic Insulation

This summer, we will be offering some of our best energy-saving tips to help you save money and enjoy a more comfortable and energy-efficient home. We’ll get started on this series of posts by taking it from the top--literally--with advice for replacing your home’s...

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Spring Maintenance: Getting Windows Summer-Ready

Spring Maintenance: Getting Windows Summer-Ready

In addition to being important design elements, your windows must be functioning well to keep your home secure, insulated, and safe. Examining each of your windows and their many components is an important homeowner ritual to catch problems before they become...

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Going Green: Energy Efficient Exterior Doors

Going Green: Energy Efficient Exterior Doors

Prioritizing energy efficiency is at the top of homeowners minds these days. Keeping your home at a comfortable temperature is essential, not only for your enjoyment but also to preserve your home’s structural integrity. But energy efficiency is more than just...

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Spring Maintenance: Mild Weather Projects to Improve your Roof

Spring Maintenance: Mild Weather Projects to Improve your Roof

Your roof takes a beating every winter. Snow build-up brings weight and moisture to your roof that exacerbates pre-existing issues and causes new problems. This hardworking part of your home can deteriorate quickly, so vigilance is key to catching problems before they...

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Spring Maintenance: Fresh Ideas to Upgrade Your Entry Doors

Spring Maintenance: Fresh Ideas to Upgrade Your Entry Doors

The front of your home makes the first impression. It sets the tone for what visitors, or prospective buyers, can expect when they come through your front door. Being that the front door is the focal point of the exterior of your home, small improvements have a...

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Form vs. Function: A Guide to Roof Replacement

Form vs. Function: A Guide to Roof Replacement

Maintaining the integrity of your roof is one of the most important tasks in protecting your home, but if a complete replacement is necessary, don’t worry! With proper research and confident decision making, you will find a cost-efficient, energy-efficient, and...

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Form vs. Function: A Guide for Replacing your Entry Door

Form vs. Function: A Guide for Replacing your Entry Door

If your door has weathered a few storms or if you wish to quickly boost the overall aesthetics of your home, replacing your entry door may be just the ticket. An update to your front door can quickly make your home safer, more energy efficient, and beautiful. This...

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Family-Friendly Family-Friendly Window Designs

Family-Friendly Family-Friendly Window Designs

Window replacement is one of the most common and worthwhile home improvements homeowners can invest in, so it is no surprise that so many of our clients are eager to discuss their window replacement plans and get projects underway as the weather begins to improve. One...

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Kitchen Window Replacement Decisions

Kitchen Window Replacement Decisions

If you have begun thinking about a window replacement project for your home, you may have noticed that making decisions about window styles and placement for your kitchen is a particularly troublesome task. The need for ventilation coupled with unconventional room...

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