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Creating an Eco-Friendly Home This Summer

Creating an Eco-Friendly Home This Summer

Growing concern for the environment is driving sustainability and climate-conscious initiatives in the construction industry, influencing the materials we use for our homes. Many homeowners are now looking for sustainable material choices, such as composite decking,...

Should You Invest in Architectural Shingles?

Should You Invest in Architectural Shingles?

Owning a home is a huge investment, which is why it’s so important to properly maintain it over time. Natural weathering, aging, and environmental damage can break down many structural aspects of your home that are essential to protecting it, especially your roof....

Roof Replacement: What to Know Before You Begin

Roof Replacement: What to Know Before You Begin

With the arrival of warm weather in the Delaware Valley region, the spring season is a great opportunity to take on more complex home improvement projects, like roof replacement. Over time, natural weathering and environmental factors can wear down your roof,...

Home Window Replacement and Installation: Questions and Answers

Home Window Replacement and Installation: Questions and Answers

Windows play an important role in your home’s ability to regulate internal temperature and maintain energy efficiency. Due to warmer weather and extended daylight working hours, spring is a popular time for homeowners to replace old windows, improve energy efficiency,...

3 Exterior Home Renovations that Can Improve Resale Value

3 Exterior Home Renovations that Can Improve Resale Value

Whether or not you plan to sell your home in the near or distant future, considering the market value of your home is essential to protecting your assets. Updating your home’s exterior is a great way to improve its curb appeal while improving its defenses against...

5 Functional Home Improvement Projects this Spring

5 Functional Home Improvement Projects this Spring

Spring is an ideal time to take on home improvement projects, as milder temperatures present longer days and more optimal working conditions. With summer on the horizon, you may find yourself rolling up your sleeves and ready to prepare your home for the warmer...

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...