House Maintaince

Quick Tips to Prep Your Deck for a Summer of Fun

There’s just something about the spring and summer months that tempt you to head outdoors, but if your deck isn’t in the best shape your time there might be distracting instead of relaxing! Make the most of the long summer days when you have a deck that is ready for summer enjoyment with these quick tips.  […]

By | June 13th, 2017|House Maintaince, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Does the Color of My Home’s Exterior Affect the Temperature Inside My Home?

In the scorching hot middle of summer, you start looking for all kinds of ways to stay cool without turning down the air conditioner and paying a sky-high energy bill. Would you believe that something as straightforward as changing the exterior color of your home could make a significant difference in your comfort level during the warmer months of the year? Let’s dig into the science and find out why.  […]

By | May 30th, 2017|House Maintaince, New Projects|0 Comments

When is it Time to Paint the Exterior of my Home?

A dirty and dingy house exterior can lead to a bad reputation among your neighbors and friends. Sometimes it is obvious when you should repaint your home — but other times it may not be so clear. Maintaining your home’s exterior appearance can go a long way toward protecting your biggest investment.  […]

By | April 18th, 2017|House Maintaince, Painting Tips|0 Comments

How to Paint Your House to Get the Most Resale Value

One of the most important things to remember when selling a home is that you have to look at it from the buyer's point of view, not just your own. This is especially true in the colors you choose for the interior and exterior walls. Studies have shown that color evokes an emotional response in [...]

By | December 27th, 2016|House Maintaince, Painting Tips|0 Comments

5 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Winter

Old Man Winter is heading our way whether we like it or not, so it’s high time to prepare for his arrival and the upcoming holidays. Fall is the perfect time to take stock of your home and make a handy checklist of tasks necessary to keep it in tip-top shape during the winter. Not sure where to start? Here are a few chores to add to your list. […]

By | November 21st, 2016|House Maintaince|0 Comments

What’s the Deal With Lead and Paint?

If your home was built earlier than 1978, it probably contains lead paint. The same goes for vintage children’s toys, furniture and shelves purchased at flea markets or found in grandma’s attic. Lead-based paint was banned federally in 1978,  with some states instituting an earlier ban, but it was widely used throughout the United States until that date. Lead-based paint remains one of the most common causes of lead poisoning, making it especially dangerous for young children who may chew on objects containing the paint. […]

By | November 7th, 2016|House Maintaince, Painting Tips|0 Comments

Clean or Replace? Signs Your Gutters Need More than a Good Scrubbing

The smell of fall is in the air — crisp, cooler weather, pumpkin spice and ripe apples. Fall is also the time when many families decide to kick off a few home improvement projects as the hot summer sun is finally ready to give it a rest. Keeping up with home maintenance projects such as [...]

By | September 29th, 2016|House Maintaince|0 Comments

Deck Maintenance Tips for the End of Summer

Late summer is the perfect time to throw a barbecue or get-together on your deck. There’s nothing quite like firing up the grill on a warm late summer day and enjoying some delicious food and good company. As you plan for your next gathering, make sure you do a little deck maintenance to get your deck in the best possible shape. Here are a few deck maintenance tips for summer as we move toward autumn. […]

By | August 9th, 2016|House Maintaince|0 Comments

5 Great Ways to Extend the Life of Your Interior and Exterior Paint

Painting your home can be a time-consuming project, so the last thing you want to do is have a problem with your paint job soon after you finish it! Keeping your paint looking good longer not only saves you time, but it can also save you money as well. Just as there are different types [...]

By | July 5th, 2016|House Maintaince, Painting Tips|0 Comments

How to Protect and Preserve Your Exterior Paint Job

The coat of exterior paint on the outside of your house or office takes on the job of protecting your walls from damage and providing elements of style and grace to the building. It can be a bit expensive to fully cover your exterior walls with the proper layering of paint or to refresh the [...]

By | May 16th, 2016|House Maintaince|0 Comments