Before winter arrives, make sure you inspect the exterior of your home to make sure your home can slide through bad weather. Take a close look at your siding to make sure you don’t see signs of needed repair or replacement. Here are a few things to look for on the outside: Holes or tears,
WINDOW REPLACEMENT How old are your windows – seriously? Old windows waste energy, are difficult to open and close, and require more maintenance than they are worth. And how bad do they look? Here are some symptoms that your windows need to be replaced: Drafts — energy is escaping from the windows; Outdated, worn, faded
Recent articles in Angie’s List monthly magazine and in Parade magazine reminded me of how easy it is for con artists to convince homeowners that exterior work is needed on their home. In fact, a recent article noted that roofing scam complaints were up 60% with the Better Business Bureau. Here is what could
Inevitably when the phrase “HOA” is mentioned to members of a homeowner’s association, or someone who was formerly a member of an HOA, or even someone who has made it a life goal to avoid buying property that is part of an HOA, the response is usually anything but favorable. In actuality, the HOA plays
You need a new roof, and you have spent years of time and expense on your landscaping and are naturally worried about what will happen to it during the roofing process. Roofing is a messy job. On our contract and on the Checklist we send out that tells you what you should do to prep
When customers call our office to schedule a repair estimate, they often ask whether we can repair their roof at the same time. The answer is a resounding NO. Here’s why, and what you should consider when making that request: When you call for an estimate, you probably are not aware of what the problem
Summer is here, and the flowers, trees and gardens are in full bloom. Make it a point to inspect your roof to make sure that there are no tree branches hovering over your roof. You should inspect your roof every few weeks, particularly after heavy summer downpours. Here’s what you need to know: If tree
Okay – it’s time – April showers have brought either new leaks or those leaks that you have been ignoring need attention. To paraphrase a Beatles’ song “Fixing a Hole” where the rain gets in and stops my mind from wondering …. Why have I put this off and where will the water go? STOP!
(For more information on the event, including registration and sponsorship info, please visit the event site at www.loudounlyme.org.) Mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual Loudoun Lyme 5K on Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Purcellville, Virginia. The run will drive awareness and raise money to help find a cure for Lyme disease – the number one tick-borne
Last week, we posted a blog about what to look for when choosing a contractor. We’ve since created the attached form for you to print and use for comparing contractors. We hope you find it to be a great resource! Click here to download.