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Creative Deck Design Ideas to Transform Your Backyard

Creative Deck Design Ideas to Transform Your Backyard

Adding a deck to your backyard is an excellent way to create an outdoor space for relaxation and entertaining. With spring upon us, you may want to start planning and building your deck for full use this summer. In this article, we will explore different creative deck...

Is Composite Decking Environmentally Friendly?

Is Composite Decking Environmentally Friendly?

The green movement to combat climate change continues to influence home renovation and material selection. As warm weather sweeps into the Atlantic Northeast and coastal Delaware region, homeowners may be considering investing in or expanding their exterior...

Which Deck Material Is Right for Your Home?

Which Deck Material Is Right for Your Home?

When you’re looking to add or replace a deck for your home, look for a high-quality material that works best for you and your family’s needs. Do you need a low-maintenance deck that won’t require much upkeep and time away from your already busy schedule? Are you...

3 Reasons Why You Should Perform Routine Home Maintenance

3 Reasons Why You Should Perform Routine Home Maintenance

In some ways, maintaining your home is like maintaining your body. Over time, and with standard “wear and tear,” both your home and body require a good checkup! Of course, your body is the ultimate investment, and when you don’t take care of your health, your medical...

Affordable Ways to Improve Home Energy Efficiency this Spring

Affordable Ways to Improve Home Energy Efficiency this Spring

Improving the energy efficiency of your home is a great way to save money on your utilities every month. What’s even better is the fact that you can make energy-efficient home improvements on a budget. What comes to mind when you think of an energy-efficient home? You...

Preparing Your Home for Spring: 3 Essential To-Dos

Preparing Your Home for Spring: 3 Essential To-Dos

The approaching spring season promises warmer temperatures and budding greenery along coastal Delaware and the Northeast. It will also be the ideal time for some spring cleaning and home maintenance. As weather conditions improve and you spend more time outdoors, you...

Why Your Home’s Front Door Is More than a Focal Point

Why Your Home’s Front Door Is More than a Focal Point

Your front door is a great way to extend a warm invitation to any guest. Replacing an older, beat-up door instantly transforms and gives new life to your home’s exterior. Much like windows and other aesthetic aspects of your home, there’s an energy-efficiency...

A Guide to Window Construction and Proper Maintenance

A Guide to Window Construction and Proper Maintenance

Understanding how various parts of your home are made is key to knowing how to maintain their structural integrity and locate necessary repairs. In some cases, you may be able to identify faulty installation or inherent problems with essential features of your home,...

How to Prepare Your Home for a Snowstorm

How to Prepare Your Home for a Snowstorm

As we move further into the winter season and temperatures plummet, the likelihood of inclement weather and snowstorms increases. These hazardous weather conditions can result in various damages to your home and other structures on your property. Winterizing your home...

Ice Dam Removal: Know What’s Safe for Your Roof

Ice Dam Removal: Know What’s Safe for Your Roof

Freshly fallen snow and icicles can make any home look like a winter wonderland, but they can also cause damage to your roof. Freezing weather conditions can cause melting snow to refreeze and form thick buildups of ice. These so-called ice dams form along the eaves...

Common Roof Damages to Look Out for This Winter

Common Roof Damages to Look Out for This Winter

Regardless of how new or old a roof is, no roof is 100% safe during a long winter season of inclement weather and below-freezing temperatures. Winter is one of the toughest seasons for a roof, especially in the coastal Delaware region where storms bring high winds,...

3 Ways to Protect Your Home from Winter Weather Damages

3 Ways to Protect Your Home from Winter Weather Damages

The winter season is officially here and at the time of this writing, the daily high temperature has fallen below the freezing mark. The threat of snow and ice will be top of mind for the Northeast, including coastal Delaware, for the next several weeks. Without some...

How to Safely Remove Snow from Your Roof

How to Safely Remove Snow from Your Roof

With the first snow of the season upon us, it’s important to take into account the safety and structural integrity of your home. The December nor’easter packed a punch in Delaware, delivering a mix of rain, sleet, and snow, plus strong winds that caused drifting. Much...

Protecting Your Home against Coastal Delaware Climate Threats

Protecting Your Home against Coastal Delaware Climate Threats

Diverse weather conditions and coastal storms are common occurrences for coastal Delaware and the Mid-Atlantic. Faced with heavy rains and perhaps the occasional tropical storm, homes along the Atlantic coast are subject to various climate-related damages. Being...

How to Prepare Your Home for a Storm

How to Prepare Your Home for a Storm

The Mid-Atlantic region, including coastal Delaware, is well known for its dynamic climate and weather patterns, as well as its fair share of hazardous weather conditions. Summer months are hot and humid with temperatures that can reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit,...

How to Manage Home Damage Before Help Arrives

Your home is subject to various forms of damage throughout the year—some more serious than others. Home damage can occur from changing seasons and exposure to elements, or it may occur from everyday wear and tear and use of appliances inside your home. Whether it’s...

Insulating Your Windows This Winter

As winter temperatures quickly descend upon the Mid-Atlantic region and coastal Delaware, it’s time to talk about insulating your windows. Heat can easily escape through panes of glass, cracks in caulking, or gapping in the frame. Insulating your windows, and...

Don’t Underestimate the Risks of Wind Damage to Your Home

We typically associate exterior home damage with in-climate weather like rain, snow, or a tropical storm. Aside from making sure your doors and windows are closed or the garbage can isn’t rolling down the street, you may not consider the threat of wind to your home....