Decorating Your Home’s Exterior Safely

With the holidays well upon us, you’re likely tasked with the joy of decorating the home. From stringing up lights to adding Santa figures to the front lawn, there’s lots to do in preparation for the holiday season. However, don’t rush through the tasks – there’s a way to do it all safely, while protecting … Continued

5 Ways to Help Your Roof Last Longer

A new roof is one of the biggest investments you as a homeowner will make in your home and property.  So it’s natural that you would want to extend the lifespan of your roof as much as possible. Here are five tips to keep your roof looking and functioning great throughout the years so you … Continued

Winterize Your Roof

While it’s been progressively colder and colder in recent weeks, sometimes winter weather can catch you off guard – even in New England. It’s important to make sure your home is prepared for heavy snow and cold so you don’t experience damage. From burst pipes to leaking roofs, costs for repairs of this magnitude add … Continued

Siding Maintenance Tips

Maintaining your siding doesn’t take a lot of work but there are some things you should do to keep it looking and functioning great. This will ensure a long-lasting life span for your home, keep costly repairs at bay and keep your annual upkeep tasks to a minimum. Without regular maintenance, your siding won’t look … Continued

Can Your Roof be Repaired or Must it be Replaced?

Knowing when to repair or replace your roof isn’t always easy. The time frame is different for every roof, every home, every homeowner. Things like age, weather, maintenance level and the quality of the materials to begin with all factor into the decision-making process: to repair or to replace? Make the decision easier by asking … Continued

Preparing Your Home’s Exterior for Holiday Guests

Nothing brings people together quite like the holiday season. And nothing welcomes them better than a beautiful, well maintained front entrance. Preparing your home’s exterior for your holiday guests isn’t difficult with these tips, but you should start early and be thorough. Add a Fresh Coat of Paint Sprucing up your entryway just takes a … Continued

The Benefits of Storm Doors

With fall headed our way, you may be wondering if you should install storm doors before the upcoming winter season. There are many benefits to doing so, ranging from energy efficiency to increased natural light. If you haven’t scheduled your storm door installation yet, you should add this to your home improvement to-do list soon. … Continued

What are the Different Grades of Roof Shingles?

Roofing shingles make up the majority of roofing materials utilized in residential roofing. There are many reasons for that, including easy installation, low cost and versatility. They’re available in a wide range of colors and styles, and work well in many different climates. They also happen to be fairly energy efficient, too, keeping your attic … Continued

Getting Your Home Ready for Fall

Although the weather may still be warm, it is not too early to start preparing your home and yard for crisp, cool days of fall. This includes inspecting and repairing the roof, siding, windows and gutters, cleaning and sealing the deck, and making sure all ventilation areas are clear. Failure to do this could lead … Continued

Why Ventilation Matters for Your Roof

When choosing your roofing material, you may think about waterproofing and weatherization properties and aesthetics but not so much on ventilation. However, ventilation is one of the most important considerations when adding a new roof. Why? When properly installed in the attic of your home, ventilation systems will circulate freely through all seasons. Without that … Continued

Bay Windows vs. Bow Windows

Bay and bow windows make excellent accents for any large living room or great room. Featuring more glass surface than standard windows, these styles add depth and dimension as well as extra seating and storage space, if desired. They give you the best of both worlds: for the interior, you get classically beautiful, hand-crafted wooden … Continued

5 Signs You Need New Siding

If your house has been looking a little tired lately, it could need a facelift. New siding is the perfect solution to restore the former glory of your home. Peeling paint…fading…chipping…rot…you may experience all of these things with your old siding. If it’s time for a makeover, siding is a great home improvement project that … Continued

Why Summer is the Perfect Time to Replace Your Windows

Summer is a great time of year for so many things, from backyard barbecues to beach outings. But it’s also good for home improvement projects too. Let’s explore why summer is the best time for tackling that window replacement project you’ve been wanting to do. Energy Efficiency With summer comes the hot temps we all … Continued

How Low-E Windows Can Keep You Cooler This Summer

You’ve likely heard of low-E windows before, especially if you’ve been researching replacement windows for an upcoming home improvement project. But what are they and how can they make you more comfortable in the warm months? Low-E glass is short for “low emissivity.” This is a microscopically thin, transparent coating applied to glass that can … Continued

Tips for Cleaning Your Home’s Exterior

No matter how beautiful your siding, decking, roof and windows are, they still need to be cleaned regularly. That’s because dirt, debris, mold and mildew build up on these exterior surfaces, dulling the appearance of your property and lowering its curb appeal. In addition to detracting from its beauty, all that dirt can actually eat … Continued