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8 Questions to Ask Before You Get New Doors for a House

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Replacing your home's exterior doors can boost your property's curb appeal and protect your investment. Choosing doors for a house is also a big decision. What colors should you choose? What styles best complement your property? Perhaps most importantly, what should you look for in an exterior door contractor? Here are eight questions to ask before you get new doors for a house. 4 Questions to Ask About Doors for a House Are you in ...Read more >

10 Tips for Choosing the Right Roofing Contractor

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Replacing your roof is a big decision. It goes without saying that you want the best roofing contractor for the job. But how do you know what to look for? Most people will only replace a roof once in a lifetime. It’s a big investment, and you want to make sure you choose the right company. Here are 10 questions to ask before you decide on a roof installation company. 1. Ask How Long the ...Read more >

How to Know When You Should Replace Your Windows

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When it comes to windows, most people pay attention to the view outside rather than the window itself. But old and dreary windows can spoil even the most spectacular scenery. If your home's windows are aging, inefficient or dated, it may be time for an upgrade. Here are five things to consider if you're trying to decide between replacing your windows or simply repairing them. 1. Can My Windows Be Repaired? In some cases, it ...Read more >

10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Roofing Contractor

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A new roof is a significant investment. Done right, a brand new roof will increase your home’s value and give you peace of mind. Done wrong, it can be a source of frustration that drains your bank account and leads to costly exterior and even interior damage. When it's time to replace your roof, you want to know you're choosing the absolute best roofing contractor for the job. You also want a great value. Here ...Read more >

How to Choose Siding for Your Home

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New siding can completely transform the look of a home. Because it covers almost the entire surface area of your home, siding is often one of the first things people notice about your property. Siding also acts like your home’s skin — protecting it from the elements. If your siding is cracked, sagging or losing its luster, it may be time to replace it. It's normal to feel nervous about such a big decision, but ...Read more >

Here’s How to Find a Roof Leak Fast

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It's every homeowner's worst nightmare: waking up to the drip, drip, drip of a leaking roof. First, stay calm. Your roof may be leaking, but it probably isn't in danger of collapsing. Until you can get a roofing pro on the scene, one of your first steps should be to find where the water is entering your home. We'll show you how to find a roof leak fast. 5 Steps to Find a Roof Leak ...Read more >

4 Ways to Protect Your Home from Burglary

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 ...Read more >

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 >