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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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Choosing the Right Roofing Material

Choosing the Right Roofing Material

Last week, we investigated signs that may indicate that your roof is a little worse for the wear. If replacement is your best option, deciding what kind of roof is right for your house will be a matter of weighing three things: existing structure, budget, and...

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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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