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Working in the Yard? Follow these Safety Tips

Jun 20, 2018

Now that warmer weather is here to stay for quite some time, there’s a good chance you’ll find yourself working outdoors on a regular basis. From mowing the lawn to trimming bushes, there’s always another project on your to-do list. While there’s nothing wrong with working hard in your yard, don’t overlook the importance of your safety and well being. Here 

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Working Outside this Winter? Follow these Safety Tips

Dec 28, 2017

Just because cold weather moves into the area doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors until spring. Like many, you may enjoy taking on an outdoor project during the winter months. While there’s nothing wrong with this, you never want to do anything that will put your safety and well-being in jeopardy. Here are a few safety tips to keep 

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How to Keep Guests Safe This Holiday Season

Dec 12, 2017

Like many, you’ll have people coming in and out of your house the entire holiday season. While this can be great fun, there’s something you should remember: an accident can happen at any time. Here are just three of the many things you can do to keep guests safe this holiday season: ·      Keep the floors of your home dry 

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Practical Storm Warning Advice

Oct 01, 2015

As we are heading into stormy weather, be prepared and proactive: Make sure you gutters, drains and downspouts are clear; Trim tree branches near your house and cut down surrounding dead trees; Make sure your sump pump is operational; Make sure valuables are removed from basement floors; Make sure your phone and other battery-operated devices are charged and that you 

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THE ROOFING CONTRACT: GET EVERYTHING IN WRITING

Mar 24, 2014

According to the Better Business Bureau, in 2011 it received more than 3.3 million consumer inquiries from consumers who were trying to find a reputable roofer.  While roofing was the No. 1 industry that consumers asked for Bureau guidance and referrals, other exterior improvements such as siding, windows and doors were not far behind. The Bureau identified several excellent tips, 

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DEALING WITH FROZEN PIPES

Jan 16, 2014

Polar vortex?  Bi-polar weather?  Frozen pipes – no matter how well you think you have winterized your home, you are still susceptible to frozen pipes.  Tonight’s evening news reported that there have been over 200 calls to the fire department in Prince George’s county alone about frozen pipes.  Water is tricky because it expands as it freezes. The expansion puts 

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Snow Removal From Roofs

Jan 09, 2014

It’s that time of year when you need to think about what happens if we have a heavy snowstorm and snow accumulates on your roof.   We wanted to give you the following guidelines recommended by the National Roofing Contractors Association for removing snow and ice from your roof. Because of safety issues, NRCA does not recommend that snow removal or 

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SNOW SHOVELING SAFETY TIPS

Dec 20, 2013

Shoveling snow is serious business.  Snow is a lot heavier than you think, and it is no different than other forms of physical exercise so take into consideration your health and your level of fitness.  Shoveling puts a lot of stress on the body in a short period of time.  Shoveling snow causes a quick increase in the heart rate 

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Christmas Light Safety

Dec 12, 2013

Don’t flip the switch to show off your dazzling Christmas lights before you take a quick look at these safety tips that have been compiled from several official sources.  Don’t take a chance on cutting corners because you are risking damage to your family, roof and house.  It won’t take long and is so well worth taking the extra precautions. 

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NAILING SHINGLES

Apr 10, 2013

With the robust winds of spring clearly upon us, we have received several inquiries from customers regarding the issue of using nails versus staples in fastening asphalt shingles on your roof.  Most manufacturers recommend against using staples to fasten asphalt shingles.   We also receive a lot of inquiries as to how many nails should be used per shingle. When nail 

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