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20
Jul

Summer Roof Maintenance: Tips for a Leak-Free Season

Summer is great but it does tend to rain a lot. From summer sprinkles to severe thunderstorms, it’s important to make sure your roof can withstand the harsh New England that hits in July and August. The last thing you want is to get a leak in your roof, which can cause problems for your whole house if not addressed quickly. Here are some summer roof maintenance tips to ensure…

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15
Jul

How Energy-Efficient Roofs Can Keep Your Home Cooler

An energy-efficient roof – AKA a cool roof -- reflects more sunlight than a conventional roof, as it absorbs less solar energy, says Energy.gov. Cool roofs reduce your home’s temperature in the same way that wearing light-colored clothes in summer keeps you cool on a hot day. Conventional roofs may get as hot as 150°F or more under the sun on a hot afternoon, whereas a reflective roof stays more…

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10
Jul

The Benefits of Low-Maintenance Siding Materials

When it comes to home improvement, siding is a critical aspect that significantly impacts both the aesthetics and functionality of your house. For homeowners in Greater Boston, Northeastern Massachusetts, and Southern New Hampshire, choosing the right siding material is crucial to ensure durability, curb appeal, and minimal upkeep. In this article, we'll explore the benefits of three popular low-maintenance siding options: vinyl, fiber cement, and Everlast composite siding.  Vinyl Siding:…

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07
Jun

Transitioning Your Home’s Exterior With Seasonal Upgrades

Seasonal upgrades are an effective way to not only transform your home’s exterior but add property value and energy efficiency as well. From new siding and roofing to decks and windows, there’s no better season in which to tackle these home improvements than late spring. The weather is mild, contractors aren’t too slammed yet, and you can have everything done in time to enjoy your new features this summer. So…

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14
May

Window Replacement 101: How to Choose Energy-Efficient Windows

If you’ve been experiencing a lot of drafts in your home, your windows just won’t open and close properly, or you’re planning a renovation, it may be time to replace those old windows with more energy-efficient ones. But how do you choose the right ones? We are here to help. Energy-efficient replacement windows not only reduce your heating and cooling bills, they give you more consistent year-round comfort. Plus, they…

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29
Apr

The Benefits of Siding Your Home This Spring

If a siding project has been on your mind, there’s no better time to tackle it than this spring. The weather is mild, contractors aren’t as busy, and you can have it all done in time for summer. Check out these top benefits of replacing your siding with the arrival of the spring season. Mild Weather The spring season is the perfect time to perform any kind of exterior installation…

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29
Apr

Spring Cleaning: Essential Exterior Maintenance For Your Home

Spring is here and you know what that means: it’s time to do a deep clean and inspection of your exteriors. Many homeowners neglect this important task once the mild weather hits, but checking out the condition of your exteriors, from roofs to siding, will prolong their lifespan and protect your investment. Here are some essential exterior maintenance tips to consider this spring. 6 Outdoor Spring Home Maintenance Tips It…

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29
Apr

Summer Storm Readiness: How to Protect Your Roof from Severe Weather

If there’s one thing we know about summer, it’s that it can be very unpredictable. Sunny and warm one day, with thunderstorms, torrential rains and high winds the next. Your roof is the first line of defense when it comes to protecting your home from summer storms, and the key is to be prepared. That starts now. Here’s how to protect your roof from severe weather as we head into…

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20
Mar

Spring Roof Inspection: What to Look for After Winter

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Post-winter wear and tear can be tough to spot at first, which is why you need to take a moment to inspect your home – specifically your roof – as we head into spring. The snow is melted, the weather is getting warmer, and it’s easier to get outside and assess the damage of winter. From potential leak spots to proactive maintenance, here’s what to know about spring roof inspection.…

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06
Mar

Get Your Deck Ready for Spring: Maintenance and Upgrades

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s time to get ready for barbecue season! In anticipation of the summer cookouts, pool parties, and gatherings you’ll soon be hosting, here’s how you can get your deck entertainment-ready. From cleaning to resealing to potential upgrades, there are many considerations to think about. Check for Damage Winter’s harsh weather and cold temperatures can really do a number on your exteriors, especially your deck. Before you start prepping your deck…

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20
Dec

Winter Roof Maintenance: Protecting Your Home from New England Weather

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Fierce winter weather poses many challenges for New England homeowners, not the least of which is the potential for roof damage. Key to protecting your roof is giving it regular TLC, with timely repairs, consistent maintenance, and annual inspections. Check out these helpful tips on winter roof maintenance. Inspect For Leaks You don’t necessarily need to get up on a ladder and risk life and limb to check for roof…

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20
Dec

The Benefits of Energy-Efficient Replacement Windows in Winter

Winter in New England requires extra protection against snow, high winds, ice, extreme cold and other effects of the season. The temperatures are plummeting and winds are starting to blow, with the potential for snow storms and blizzards increasing as we head into the new year. It’s best to be prepared for the onslaught by installing energy-efficient replacement windows now. Sure, you want a comfortable living space in winter, but…

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03
Nov

Warm Up Your Home This Winter with Replacement Windows

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s inevitable: winter’s wrath is on its way. You don’t want to head into yet another cold season in New England with drafty windows. Did you know that between 25 and 30 percent of heating and cooling energy is lost either through heat loss or gain? Installing replacement windows can save the average homeowner 33 percent annually on heating and cooling bills. Here’s how you can warm up your home…

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03
Nov

Transform Your Home’s Exterior: A Guide to Siding Options

One big way you can transform the look of your home’s exterior is to upgrade your siding. If your home has been looking drab and dirty, or it’s just dated and old, you could benefit from a curb appeal-booster like new siding. It doesn’t really matter if you choose vinyl, fiber cement, or wood shakes…what matters is rejuvenating your exteriors to improve curb appeal, value and function. Let’s examine the…

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18
Sep

Revamp Your Home’s Curb Appeal with New Siding

Have you ever pulled into your driveway and just looked at your house – like really looked? Is your lawn unkempt, siding dirty, roof streaked, and porch falling apart? It’s time to improve your home’s curb appeal, and one big way to do that is to install new siding. You won’t believe what a difference this will make to the overall look and value of your exteriors. Here’s how new…

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18
Sep

Guide to Roofing Materials: Choosing the Right One for Your Home

If it’s time for a new roof, you may be contemplating which material to go with. Many homeowners simply go with the kind they currently have, but this doesn’t mean you have to. Feel free to switch things up! Here’s your guide to choosing the right roofing materials for your home. Roofing Material Types There are many types of roofing materials you can select from. The one you choose will…

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13
Aug

Signs Your Roof Might Have a Hidden Leak

Not all roof leaks are obvious like you see in the movies. Most of the time, you aren’t sure where the source is. You may not even know you’re taking on water in the first place until you see signs of warping or mold. Roof leaks are common in homes and may lead to serious conditions and the need for costly repairs if not caught early. Here are some common…

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13
Aug

What is the Best Siding Material For Our Cold New England Climate?

As a homeowner in New England looking to update their siding, the choice can be tricky. You want a material that’s durable and can withstand harsh weather variations here in Massachusetts but you also want to add as much value as you can for your home while staying comfortable all year long. There are two main options available to you: vinyl and fiber cement. Fiber cement has a few advantages…

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25
Jul

Should You Choose Dutch Lap or Clapboard for Your Siding?

Making the decision to install new siding on your home is only half the battle. Once that decision is made you have another big one to make: what style and texture do you want? Two popular options for siding include Dutch lap and clapboard. Dutch lap siding is a variation on traditional clapboard, in that it’s cut and formed a bit differently. The top of the siding piece is beveled…

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13
Jul

The Importance of Roof Maintenance

There’s no denying the importance of roof maintenance over the years. Not only does regular TLC increase your home’s curb appeal, it extends the lifespan of your roof so you get many more years of use out of it. Routine maintenance can also help keep costly roof repairs at bay. Check out these solid reasons why regular roof maintenance shouldn’t be neglected. Extend Roof Lifespan You invested a lot of…

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