Fall Home Inspection Checklist

With fall around the corner, it’s time to think about preparing your property for the colder weather. From roofing and siding to windows and storm doors, check out this handy fall inspection checklist to run through so you know when you need to hire a pro for repairs. 1.    Remove Garden Hoses Take off all … Continued

Trends in Entry Doors for 2021

If you’re looking to install a new entry door for your home, you’re likely concerned with the style you choose. After all, you will have to live with your choice for years to come. You want something classic with a touch of modern style to stay on top of the latest trends. Even the smallest … Continued

Pick a Roof Color to Complement Your Home’s Siding

If it’s time for a new roof, you may be struggling with the right shingle color that will complement your siding. This is a common challenge for many homeowners. After all, you will have to live with your choice for at least the next 20 years! Not only will a gorgeous roof and siding color … Continued

What Should be Included in Your Estimate?

If you’re planning a siding, roofing, decking or replacement window project in the near future, you likely have started to call around for quotes on services. This is wise, as you can get a better idea of what to budget for. There are certain things you should see in your estimate. But first… What’s the … Continued

Avoiding Siding “Shrinkage”

Did you know low-quality vinyl siding can “shrink”? It’s true. Vinyl by its very nature will expand and contract with the weather. Most of the vinyl siding installed these days is cheap, economy-grade material, in the interest of saving money by the builder. When done as a home improvement or renovation, homeowners, too, seem to … Continued

Winter Roof Concerns

From ice dams to moisture in the attic to wind damage, you may face many concerns about your home’s roof as winter makes its sure and steady approach. Here are the top three winter roof concerns for homeowners in the Merrimack Valley, Southern New Hampshire and beyond. 1.    Attic Condensation Moisture in the attic is … Continued

Signs Your Roof Has a Soffit or Fascia Issue

As a homeowner, it’s important to understand the role that the soffit and fascia have on your roof and home. It’s helpful to be able to identify damage that requires immediate attention. The soffit and fascia serve two purposes for your home’s exterior: aesthetic and functional. The soffit is basically the underside of your roof’s … Continued

Advantages of Architectural Shingles Over 3-Tab Shingles

In residential roofing, the two most common shingles are 3-tab shingles and architectural or dimensional shingles. Many older homes feature traditional 3-tab shingles, but architectural shingles have been rising in popularity in the last several years. 3-tab shingles are so named because they comprise three individual tabs that are a 12” wide, available in 20-year, 25-year, … Continued

Avoid These Three Siding Mistakes

Are you sick of painting your old wood siding every few years? Is your existing siding warped or in disrepair? You may need new siding for your home. And with winter right around the corner, there couldn’t be a better time to tackle this project. Quality siding, when installed correctly, can handle winds of up … Continued

Roof Damage After a Storm

From heavy rain and wind to loose or missing shingles, there are many things that can go wrong during a New England winter storm. If you have sustained roof damage due to Mother Nature’s wrath, it is important to address the problem as soon as possible, and to have repairs made quickly. Remember, signs of … Continued