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Blending in Your Gutters

When we talk about updating the exterior the two big projects that come to mind are the roof and the siding.  Whether it is a new roof, new siding or simply a new coat of paint, most often then not there is an update in color. Once you get going on changing up roof or siding colors, you find you

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Inexpensive Exterior Improvements: Color

Color helps update and refresh any exterior.  You can use color to update your home in a variety of different ways that are cheap and easy.   Paint- Paint transforms any surface and is relatively inexpensive.  When it comes to best ROI projects, an updated front door tops the list.  This is largely due to the fact that your front

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Inexpensive Exterior Improvements: Lighting

Remember the gold that was everywhere in the 80’s and early 90’s?  Every light, inside and out, was finished in brassy gold.   Those brassy gold lights date your house, even if you have updated the paint or siding.  Outdoor lighting isn’t just to light the WAY to your house.  It lights UP your house and creates THE atmosphere.  Different

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Enhance Your Home with Rain Chains and Rain Barrels

rain chains and rain barrels There is always work to be done when it comes to the exterior a home.   Yard renovations, new roofs, new siding and new exterior paint are huge projects that can transform the look of your home.  Typically, these big exterior updates are expensive.  If you’re one of the lucky ones, who has a pristine yard,

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Why You Need a Contract with Your Contractor

Importance of Contracts Most people do not enjoy the remodeling/ home repair and contractor experiences.  It is tough to find someone who is reliable, trustworthy and performs quality work.  A contract can help the experience be a positive one when used with home repairs/remodeling. Contracts protect not only the customer, but they also protect the contractor.  A contract acknowledges that

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What is Underlayment and Do I need It?

What is Underlayment? Underlayment is a water proofing layer of felt.  It is installed between the plywood and the shingles. It is considered the waterproofing barrier that keeps the moisture from penetrating the layer of shingles and rotting the roof deck. Do I need it? Yes. If any water gets under the shingles due to shingle damage moss build up

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3 Main Causes of Roof Damage

Roof damage can happen in many different ways.  It is good to be aware of what can cause roof damage and what to look for.  In this post we are looking at the 3 main causes of roof damage.  If any of these factors apply to you, it would be wise to get a roof inspection before the next wet

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5 Things to Look for In A Roof When You Buy A Home

How to Find a Home With a Good Roof It’s moving season.  There is so much that goes into buying and selling a home, that it is oftentimes overwhelming.  It’s especially daunting if you’re a first-time home buyer!  We are going to help you out a bit and give you 5 things you should look for in a roof- with

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5 Reasons Why Your Roof is NOT a DIY Project

DIY is Great on A Lot of Projects, Just Not Your Roof Yes, I know, replacing your roof is expensive.  Surely getting up on your roof, ripping off the old shingles and replacing them with new ones seems like an easy enough project.  But in reality, it is not.  What you do save in replacing it yourself, may actually cost

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3 Things You Should Replace When You Get a New Roof

Often when we think about getting a new roof, we think about only installing new shingles.  Y our roof is more of a system, rather than just shingles.  The whole roof system includes your shingles, but there are other parts of your roof to take into consideration when replacing your roof.  1. Flashing-   Flashing is the metal tin pieces