1. Top 10 Tips for Preparing Your Home for Spring and Summer

    1. Have roof flashing, caulking, shingles inspected in preparation for the spring storms. Check for continuity of shingles on the planes of the roof and on the ridges. The areas with flashing should be tight and sealed with some type of approved roofing sealant applied. 2. Inspect caulking around w…Read More

  2. Prepare Your Home For Winter

    Although periods of extreme cold cannot always be predicted far in advance, weather forecasts can sometimes provide you with several days’ notice. Listen to weather forecasts regularly and check your emergency supplies whenever a period of extreme cold is predicted. If you plan to use a fireplace …Read More

  3. 10 Ways to Spring Clean Like a Pro

    No one looks forward to spring-cleaning. But think how much better your house will feel when it’s done! Here are a few tips from the pros to make it efficient and effective. 1. Work down Always start at the top of your house and work down. You don’t have to do the whole house in one go—pace yo…Read More

  4. What is Ice & Water Shield, and why is it important?

    Any roofing system has to have protection from water-related issues. This includes wind-driven rain, flowing water, ice dams, seepage and other water problems. A roofing underlayment system can be used to alleviate water concerns. The best product to use for these water concerns is an ice and water …Read More

  5. How To: Clean a Dishwasher

    The idea of cleaning a dishwasher may seem a bit strange at first, but think of it this way: You regularly maintain your vacuum, right? Well, the dishwasher isn’t dissimilar. Whereas accumulated dust and debris are what threaten the performance of your vacuum, food scraps, soap scum, and stubborn …Read More

  6. 5 Reasons You’re Killing Your Indoor Plants

    Most people think that having a green thumb is just something you’re born with. Little do they know all it takes to keep your household foliage alive is a little 411. Are you chronically killing your leafy friends? Here are a few reasons why another one might be biting the dust. Watering: Most fo…Read More

  7. How to Avoid and Remove Window Condensation

    Some homes have a problem with windows sweating on the inside during the winter, whenever the temperature drops to about 40 degrees F. Even the frames and the sills become wet. This even happens on newer homes that are well insulated. If you have this problem, the humidity level in your home is prob…Read More

  8. Top 10 Easy Flowers to Grow From Seed

    1. California poppies A popular native wildflower in California, this flower thrives in dry, sandy soil. This plant doesn’t transplant well, so plant seeds as soon as the soil can be worked in spring. California poppies often reseed and show up in the driest corners of the garden. 2. Calendula Thi…Read More

  9. 6 Snow Removal Tips

    Winter 2015 is expected to bring more snow to the East and colder temperatures to the South and Midwest. It seems like we hear these horrid predictions every year and as such, if you live in these areas, one must know how to deal with a tough winter.   Snow removal is perhaps the most intense a…Read More

  10. Maintenance for Wooden Decks

    Because decks are exposed to the elements all year round, it’s a good idea to establish a routine of upkeep that’ll protect your deck and prevent expensive repairs. Here’s a simple maintenance schedule to help keep your deck safe, sound, and looking great. Late Spring: Wash the Deck An unwashe…Read More