The Advance Inc. Blog

How Temperature and Humidity Affect Your Home

Protecting and maintaining the strength of your home’s interior and exterior should be of primary concern when regulating internal temperature and humidity. In this article, we’ll look at how internal temperature and humidity can contribute to changes and damages...

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Why You Should Invest in Gutter Guards

Why You Should Invest in Gutter Guards

Tired of climbing ladders to clean leaves out of your gutters? As the autumn foliage falls and trees go dormant, you may find yourself having to clean gutters every week. Scheduling time for routine gutter cleaning and maintenance can be difficult, but there is a...

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How to Prepare Your Home for the Winter Season

How to Prepare Your Home for the Winter Season

Winter is fast approaching as temperatures grow colder and the leaves change colors. The fall season is an opportune time to protect your home against both seasonal change and climate change. Protecting your home against heavy wind, rain, and temperature fluctuations...

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Identifying Exterior Home Damage and Taking Precautions

Caring for your home’s exterior is extremely important when trying to maintain its structural durability and longevity. The fall season is a great time to reinforce your home’s structure by repairing damages from wear-and-tear and weatherproofing before winter. In...

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Things to Look for When Buying a New Home

Things to Look for When Buying a New Home

Buying a new home is a big decision that can often be stressful. You may be worried about unseen damages that could cost you hundreds to thousands of dollars, especially if you’re not buying new construction. Well, we’re here to help relieve some of that stress by...

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Improving Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Improving Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Here in the Mid-Atlantic region, the end of summer/beginning of fall is a great time to improve the curb appeal of your home, especially before the holiday season. It certainly helps that sunny days with cooler weather makes it easier to make improvements to your home...

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How to Improve the Resale Value of Your Home

How to Improve the Resale Value of Your Home

Whether you’re looking to sell your home or just bought a new one and are already thinking about upgrades, home improvements can help increase your home’s resale value in the short- or long-term. These upgrades can be made through targeted projects or by regularly...

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The Most Popular Home Improvement Projects of 2020

The Most Popular Home Improvement Projects of 2020

The year 2020 has seen a lot of change beyond our control and a lot more time spent at home. That’s perhaps why people are taking control of their living spaces through home improvement projects. Many are taking advantage of extra time on their hands by updating the...

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Great Deck Designs to Prepare for the Summer

Great Deck Designs to Prepare for the Summer

With summer on almost here, it's time to start planning for how you’ll enjoy the warm weather. And there’s no better way to greet the summer than with a new deck. Decks are the most popular demand for homeowners in the last two years and are only going to become more...

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A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Deck

A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Deck

From roof inspections, to repairs, to spring cleaning, summer may have you looking at ways to enhance your home’s exterior. A great way to do that is to install a deck. Installing a deck can be beneficial stylistically and functionally for your home. For family...

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How to Make Your Home’s Exterior Stand Out

How to Make Your Home’s Exterior Stand Out

When driving through a neighborhood, you may notice a similar theme for houses. They may have the same style, palette, or overall structure and floor plan. The reason suburban homes tend to look identical is because it is less expensive for the builder to offer fewer...

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How to Budget Your Next Big Home Improvement Project

How to Budget Your Next Big Home Improvement Project

Spring and summer are the most popular seasons to take on home improvement projects. You may see your friends, family, or neighbors giving new life to their spaces and want to do some updates of your own. However, in this uncertain economic climate, you may be worried...

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Slate Roofs: Everything You Need to Know

Slate Roofs: Everything You Need to Know

If you’re looking for a new roof that looks good and lasts, a slate roof may be for you. It’s important to maintain and regularly repair your roof to better ensure the strength of your home’s structure. A slate roof requires less maintenance, increases the durability...

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How to Save on Your Electric Bill this Summer

One of the most common concerns for homeowners in the summer is a high electric bill, including our coastal Delaware customers. With high temperatures and humidity, keeping the house cool becomes a necessary relief. We want to give you some tips to help you maintain...

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Embracing a Coastal Style Home

Embracing a Coastal Style Home

Make your home feel like summer all year round by embracing a coastal style home inside and out. By using clean lines and soft, light colors, you can mimic the easy, breezy aesthetic of the beach. For our clients, including our coastal Delaware customers, we want to...

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Preparing Your Home for Summer

With warmer temperature and better weather, it is the best time for examining, repairing, and cleaning your home. Winter can damage your home and hide weaknesses in the roof, gutters, siding, or even overall structure. As the temperatures rise, our coastal Delaware...

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Great Deck Designs to Prepare for the Summer

Great Deck Designs to Prepare for the Summer

With summer on almost here, it's time to start planning for how you’ll enjoy the warm weather. And there’s no better way to greet the summer than with a new deck. Decks are the most popular demand for homeowners in the last two years and are only going to become more...

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Building a Climate-Friendly Home

Building a Climate-Friendly Home

When it comes to building or updating your home, climate can have a lot of impact on the materials you choose. Certain materials used for roofs can be sensitive to hot or cold temperatures and different types of storms. This is a guide to help you improve the...

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