The Advance Inc. Blog

Should I Replace My Home’s Windows Before Selling My Home?

Should I Replace My Home’s Windows Before Selling My Home?

Many of our clients, from Newcastle to Middletown, contact us to discuss the issue of replacing windows before putting their home on the real estate market. It’s common knowledge that house hunters care about windows. Windows play a major role in the energy efficiency...

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How Much and How Long Will It Take to Replace My Entry Door?

How Much and How Long Will It Take to Replace My Entry Door?

As the cooler weather makes its way to the East Coast, you may be reminded of the fact that your old front door is draftier than ever. If it’s feeling like the right time for an upgrade but you’re unsure of what to expect from the process, we hope this overview will...

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The Best Roofing Material for Your Home

The Best Roofing Material for Your Home

One of the most popular questions we receive from clients up and down the coast of Delaware goes something like, “What kind of roofing material is the best option for my home?” The answer to this question is not as simple as it seems, and is based on more than just...

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Fall Window Trends

Fall Window Trends

Our clients are often looking for new and exciting ways to introduce natural light into their homes and breathe new life into their home’s design and architecture. If you’re hoping to freshen things up with the addition of new windows, read on for some 2018 trends...

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What Can I Do to Maintain My Roof?

What Can I Do to Maintain My Roof?

As fall approaches, many of our clients in Delaware and along the Eastern Seaboard are beginning to think about preparing their homes for the cooler weather. One important task homeowners should complete at least once, but ideally twice, a year is roof inspection and...

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Adding a Bay Window: Part 2

Adding a Bay Window: Part 2

Last week, we reviewed the many benefits of adding a bay window to your living space. If this home improvement investment appeals to you, read on for some advice on planning the perfect bay window for your space. Adding a Bay Window: Energy Basics Energy efficiency is...

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Why Add a Bay Window? Part 1

Why Add a Bay Window? Part 1

Today, we’d like to talk about one of the most-loved, most common window upgrades that our customers in the New Castle area request: a new bay window. Adding a bay window to your home is a wonderful way to freshen the look of your indoor living space and boost curb...

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Choosing the Right Window Manufacturer for Your Space

Choosing the Right Window Manufacturer for Your Space

Choosing the right window manufacturer isn’t the easiest decision to make when you’re preparing to embark on the exciting journey of remodeling your home. All of the major companies we work with have their own strengths and specializations, but what’s truly important...

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Redo Your Roof: Traditional Asphalt Vs. Architectural Shingles

Redo Your Roof: Traditional Asphalt Vs. Architectural Shingles

If you’ve begun thinking about replacing your roof, chances are you’ve encountered quite a few options. From asphalt to metal, from designer shingles to flat roofing, there is a whole gamut of roofing materials and types to choose from. But when it comes down to it,...

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Summer Window Maintenance Tips

Summer Window Maintenance Tips

Summer days are arriving! There’s no time like the present to get your windows set for warmer temperatures and ensure they’re in tip-top condition to prevent energy loss as your AC system kicks into high gear. Today, we offer three ways to keep your windows performing...

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How To Upgrade Your Existing Front Door and Entryway Part 2

How To Upgrade Your Existing Front Door and Entryway Part 2

Last week, we got started thinking about some avenues for upgrading your front door and entryway without actually replacing your entry door.  We reviewed ways to beautify and bring some character to this space. This week, let’s dive into some ideas for improving your...

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How to Upgrade Your Existing Front Door and Entryway

How to Upgrade Your Existing Front Door and Entryway

Have you been telling yourself for too long that any day now, you’ll take care of your old, weathered, paint-stripped front door? Front doors and entryways are easy to neglect--we’re busy, rushing around and often entering and exiting the house through other doors in...

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Which Gutter Guards Are Right for Your Home?

A few weeks ago, we talked tips for successfully tackling the most dreaded of homeowners’ chores: cleaning the gutters. But it really doesn’t have to be so terrible, nor feature as frequently in your to-do list as it does now. What’s this magic we speak of? Two words:...

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Sprucing Up Your Deck for Summer

Sprucing Up Your Deck for Summer

Looking for ways to improve your summer deck scene, but not sure where to start? This week, we’ve got some fresh ideas to make your outdoor space more inviting and enjoyable. And if you’ve been thinking about adding a deck to your home and aren’t sure where to start,...

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Summer Safety Home Maintenance Tips

Summer Safety Home Maintenance Tips

If you’re a homeowner in Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland or eastern Pennsylvania, you know that the while we haven’t yet flipped the calendar to June, summer temperatures have arrived on the Eastern Seaboard. Spring maintenance is still in full swing for most...

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Storm Doors, Screen Doors, and Energy Efficiency

Storm Doors, Screen Doors, and Energy Efficiency

Entry doors play a major role in shaping the aesthetics, safety, and energy efficiency of a home. Storm doors and screen doors allow homeowners to protect their entry door investment, but the benefits go beyond shielding your door from the elements! Read on for an...

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