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Should I Be Worried About Moss on My Roof?

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Moss might give your home a touch of fairytale charm, but it can be an indicator of water damage or other roofing problems — not what you need when you’re looking to live happily ever after. Here’s what to do if you see moss on your home’s roof. Does Moss Always Mean a New Roof Design Is in Your Future? If you notice moss or algae on your roof, don’t panic. Moss doesn’t always mean ...Read more >

How Where You Live Affects Your Roof

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You probably already know that weather can take a toll on your home’s roof. But you don’t have to live in snow country or the heart of tornado alley to experience roofing damage. Each part of the country has its own home roofing challenges. No matter where you live, you're likely to face one of these common roofing maintenance issues. We've broken down the most common roofing wear and tear problems for each major region ...Read more >

12 Summer Home Improvement Projects to Do This Year

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Summer is the perfect time to get outside and take care of home improvement projects you've been putting off all winter. If you have older kids at home on summer break, why not keep them busy by putting them to work painting that old fence or clearing brush from flower beds? Exterior home improvements will add beauty and value to your property (and maybe even help you trim your winter waistline). We break down which ...Read more >

How to Fix a Leaky Roof

How to Fix a Leaky Roof
Your home's roof is its first line of defense against moisture and water damage. You want to keep it not only looking great but functioning as it's supposed to. If you spot a leak, it's important to address it right away. Here are some red flags to watch for, as well as tips for making sure your roof lasts for as long as you own your home. Address Water Stains or Drips Right Away If ...Read more >

4 Ways to Protect Your Home from Burglary

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Summertime is peak season for grilling, camping and...home break-ins? Unfortunately, warm weather makes it easier for thieves to access your home. According to Bureau of Justice Statistics, burglaries are more likely to occur in July and August than during any other time of the year. More than that, 34% of all home break-ins occur through the front door. Startling data from Nationwide Insurance shows that the majority (60%) of thieves enter through a home’s doors, ...Read more >

How Long Does an Asphalt Roof Last?

Let's face it — there are probably a lot of other things you'd rather buy than a new roof. If you're going to make the investment, however, you want to know your roof will last. The good news is that quality materials and an experienced installer can make your investment pay off over the lifetime of your property. A new roof will also protect your property for decades, safeguarding it from moisture and mold. If ...Read more >

What Summer Does to Your Roof, Windows, and Gutters

When it comes to wear and tear on a home’s exterior, most people think that winter is the season to keep an eye on. However, the summer months can also be brutal on a house. From asphalt shingles baking in the sun to clogged gutters filling up with rainwater, summertime can take a toll on the outside of your home — and your wallet. The good news is that warm temps make it easier — ...Read more >

5 Reasons to Consider Vinyl Siding for Your Home Remodel

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If you’re like most people, you take pride in your home. You want it to be comfortable, attractive and functional on the inside, but the outside is important, too. As real estate agents say, curb appeal makes a big difference. When it comes to changing the look of your property, nothing makes a statement quite like home siding. And chances are the majority of homes in your area have vinyl siding There are several reasons ...Read more >

Which Home Improvement Projects Deliver the Biggest Return on Investment?

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Not all home improvement projects are created equal. Some projects deliver big rewards in the form of extra space, an upgraded look and a higher home value. Others might work well for you in the short-term, but they don’t do much for your home’s resale value over time. If you’re going to pump money into your property, it makes sense to pay attention to the big picture. Specifically, which home remodeling projects will pay off ...Read more >

4 Tips for Buying Your First Home

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Shopping for a new place to hang your hat can be a stressful endeavor, especially when you’re a first-time homebuyer. You want a house that fits your lifestyle, your personal tastes and your budget. It’s a tall order, but you can find the perfect property if you’re willing to take your time and conduct a thorough search. Here are four tips to keep in mind when buying your first home. Shop When the Time Is ...Read more >