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Backyard Updates to Make the Most Out of Barbeque Season

Posted on: 06/28/16

With summer well underway, it’s time to make sure your backyard is in tip top shape to host barbeques and get-togethers with family and friends. And while you may have perfected your burger recipe, your backyard setup could probably still use some work. Make sure your home is safe and inviting for visitors by attending […]


Five Telltale Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Gutters

Posted on: 04/27/16

The purpose of installing gutters and downspouts is to direct rainwater and melting snow away from your home foundation. Keeping them clean may initially seem like a hassle, but maintaining a good gutter system will avert potential water problems, including everything from basement floods to roof leaks. Gutters that are regularly (and properly) maintained can […]


Two Major Factors to Consider When It Comes to Your Home’s Downspouts

Posted on: 04/8/16

The gutter system and downspouts of your home are the keys to the long term integrity of your home’s entire structure. When a gutter gets clogged, water will overflow during rainstorms, causing home erosion, rust, and other problems. Downspouts are particularly important to your home because they direct water AWAY from the house. Newer homes […]


Attic Condensation or Roof Leak? What You Need to Know

Posted on: 03/14/16

While a leaking roof can be a major headache for homeowners, all too often wetness problems are something much more sinister: attic condensation. Left unattended, roof leaks can do extensive damage to the interior of your home. They can damage ceilings and attics, lead to mold and mildew issues, and compromised structural integrity. And yet, […]


Move Over, Asphalt: Solar Shingles are the Next Big Thing

Posted on: 03/8/16

When it comes to roofing, homeowners know they need more than just short-term quick fixes. If you are a homeowner looking to replace your roof, you know you need shingles that are durable, consistent in quality, and affordable. While there are a variety of options to choose from among slate, wood, polymer, tile, and metal, […]


Fascia Boards, Soffits and Why They’re Important

Posted on: 03/7/16

Along with roofing shingles, flashing, and gutters, soffits and fascia boards are two of the most important components of your roof’s anatomy. The planks fitted to the underside of your home’s overhanging eaves are called soffits. Most often, they are constructed of vinyl and contain small openings that allow your attic to breathe. Stagnant heat […]


Your Year-Round Home Maintenance Checklist

Posted on: 03/7/16

Home maintenance is crucial for preserving the life of your home. Not only does regular maintenance help keep you and your family comfortable, safe and secure, it also prevents you from having to spend excessively on projects that have been put off for too long. Here’s a year-round home maintenance checklist identifying what should be […]


Five Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Windows

Posted on: 12/28/15

Replacing your windows is not an annual necessity. Nor does it need to happen every five years, since the average lifespan of a window is approximately 15 to 20 years. However, if you recognize a window in your home is exhibiting any of these signs, you may want to consider replacing it sooner rather than […]


Five Reasons to Invest in a Storm Door for Your Home

Posted on: 12/7/15

Storm doors are excellent investments for your home, and their benefits last all year long. These are just five reasons to ask a professional to install a storm door on your home. Cost-Effective Replacement Alternative for Your Exterior Door If your exterior door isn’t as young as it used to be—the weather-stripping is worn, the […]


Entry Door – Elizabethtown, PA

Posted on: 11/6/15

Homeowners in Elizabethtown, PA had been looking to upgrade their front door. Their original entry door was in rough shape; paint was coming off the door, glue was spreading in between glass panels, and they did not love the hardware. The new entry door that we put in for them is a ProVia Signet Fiberglass […]