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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....

3 Ways to Protect Your Wooden Deck

A wooden deck is a great extension of your home for entertaining or outdoor activities. Like any other part of your home, your deck needs regular maintenance, too. Your wooden deck is exposed to the elements 24/7, 365 days a year. This means your deck can be damaged...

Learn These Water Damage Signs and Preventative Measures

Water damage is one of the most common and costly issues homeowners face. From minor leaks to major floods, moisture in the home can lead to serious structural damage. In this helpful guide, we will discuss how to proactively identify and prevent common causes of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...