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Mar 10

How to Avoid Expensive Problems with Your Home’s Foundation

When was the last time you looked closely at your home’s foundation? If you can’t remember, then it’s time to go outside and check it out.
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Mar 10
Mar 8

Warning Signs of Electrical Problems Every Homeowner Needs to Know

Electrical problems around your home are one of the scariest issues to deal with. We rely on electricity for most things in our lives, but of course, ...
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Mar 8
Mar 3

How to Create a More Environmentally Friendly Roof

When we think about eco-friendly roofing options, pictures of rooftop gardens and solar panels come to mind. But that’s not always feasible in ...
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Mar 3
Feb 24

Speak Like A Home Improvement Pro: Common Door Terminology

It’s true that picking out and installing a new front door is a less complex exterior home remodeling project. In fact, most front door installations ...
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Feb 24
Feb 17

Screened-in Porch or 3-Season Room? Weighing the Pros and Cons

At first glance, a screened-in porch and 3-season room look similar, with a roof overhead and some sort of protection around the sides. Some ...
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Feb 17
Feb 3

Speak Like A Home Improvement Pro: Common Gutter Terminology

Gutters seem pretty simple once they’re installed on your home. After all, they are just channels that direct rainwater away from your home. But ...
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Feb 3
Feb 1

5 Common Reasons Metal Roofs Leak

Metal roofs have become increasingly popular with builders and homeowners alike, with tons of styles ranging from traditional silver to modern reds ...
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Feb 1
Jan 18

10 Home Remodeling Projects with High Return on Investment

Most home improvement projects carry a substantial cost, but one of the best things about improving your home is that it can also improve your home’s ...
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Jan 18
Jan 6

Brothers Design Experts’ Favorite Bathroom Trends for 2021

If you’re thinking about making a change this year, why not start with the room you use every morning and night, the bathroom! To help you get ...
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Jan 6
Dec 30

How to Safely Replace Your Roof During a Pandemic

The pandemic has forced all of us to put some things on hold, but if your roof has a leak or is ready for a replacement, you know that it’s not ...
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Dec 30
Dec 28

What is the Real Cost of a Standby Generator?

When you start your search for the right standby generator for your home, it is relatively easy to find the pricing for many different generators. ...
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Dec 28
Dec 21

Does Your Chimney Need Repairs? What to Look for in the Winter

With temperatures dipping lower and lower, many Maryland homeowners are lighting up their fireplaces for the first time this season. Hopefully, ...
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Dec 21
Dec 16

Speak Like a Masonry Pro: Common Chimney Terms

Most homeowners understand the basics of how to use their fireplaces. But your chimney is an entire system and without knowledge of all the working ...
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Dec 16
Dec 9

Are Your Windows Secure? Check Out These Tips to Deter Burglars

While it’s true that many burglars simply enter through the front or back door, first-floor windows are the next easiest entry point into your home. ...
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Dec 9
Dec 2

How to Budget for Your Bathroom Remodel

Most bathrooms have a relatively small footprint compared to the rest of the home. But your bathroom has the most significant impact on your daily ...
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Dec 2
Nov 11

Step by Step: How a Roof Replacement Works

Knowing what happens at each step of a roof replacement is an excellent way to understand what you are paying for and better communicate with your ...
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Nov 11
Nov 4

The Difference Between Flat and Sloped Roofs

It’s easy enough to look up and spot the difference between a flat and a sloped roof. But do you know how these two roof types stack up against each ...
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Nov 4
Nov 2

Don’t Void Your Roof’s Warranty: 6 Common Errors to Avoid

A great warranty can be a selling point when choosing your new roof. However, if you ever need to file a claim, you first have to make sure that you ...
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Nov 2
Oct 28

6 Home Exterior Mistakes that Could Cost You

Every homeowner wants to keep their house in great shape. And the best way to do that is through regular maintenance. But sometimes, the best of ...
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Oct 28
Oct 26

COVID-19: Why Now is the Time to Renovate

Learn How to Avoid Price Hikes, Slowdowns, and Materials Shortages due to COVID-19 At this point, COVID-19 has changed just about every aspect of our ...
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Oct 26
Oct 21

Why Gutters are Vital to Protecting Your Home’s Foundation

Gutters are one of those things that we usually don’t think about until we see a big problem, like pulling away from the house, leaking, or even the ...
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Oct 21
Oct 19

Popular Kitchen Flooring Materials: Weighing the Pros and Cons

When you undertake a kitchen remodel, you will have to make many decisions about the cabinets, countertops, backsplash, appliances, and more. Don’t ...
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Oct 19
Sep 21

5 Hidden Remodeling Costs You Should Know Up Front

When you have a home remodeling project, your budget is usually top of mind. It’s a good idea to get a few quotes on your project, but it’s not ...
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Sep 21
Sep 16

Pros and Cons of Attic Insulation Materials

Properly insulating your attic can be one of the best ways to reduce energy bills and improve your family's comfort inside your home. But with 60 ...
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Sep 16
Aug 10

Top 5 Bathroom Countertop Materials: Weighing the Pros and Cons

When planning your bathroom remodel, countertops will be one of the primary decision points. They need to be aesthetically pleasing as they are a ...
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Aug 10
Jun 19

Four Reasons to Install a Standby Generator

You never know when a storm could hit or an electrical grid could fail, knocking out the power supply to your neighborhood. But that’s not a problem ...
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Jun 19
Sep 9

Is It Time to Replace Your Windows? What to Look for

Even high quality, professionally installed windows have a set lifespan. The windows on your home can last around 10 years, maybe a bit longer if ...
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Sep 9
Aug 6

Contractor vs. Full-Service Remodeler: The Pros and Cons

Whether you’re making simple upgrades or adding an entirely new space, home renovations should be exciting, not stressful. The key to a successful ...
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Aug 6
Jul 15

When to Replace Your Roof and When to Repair

There are few things on your home that are more important than your roof. It protects you from the blistering heat of summer sun and keeps you dry ...
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Jul 15
May 22

Pro Tips on Choosing the Right Contractor

Year after year, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) ranks residential remodelers near the top of their list of most complained about industries. As a ...
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May 22
Mar 11

The Four Most Common Places a Roof Will Leak

You’ve probably heard it before. That slow, torturous sound of water trickling down from your ceiling. There’s something about a slow drip of water ...
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Mar 11
Sep 21

8 Things You Can Do To Live Well During A Kitchen Remodel

The kitchen is the heart of your home. It’s the center for congregating, for hosting events, family dinners, and other occasions that bring people ...
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Sep 21
Sep 12

7 Tips to Help Prepare for Hurricane Florence

Due to the excessive amount of rainfall in the area recently, it’s become increasingly important to plan for emergency situations caused by inclement ...
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Sep 12
Jun 21

What to Consider Before Building a Deck

Do you love to entertain friends and family? Does warmer weather draw you to the outdoors? Do you enjoy relaxing at home? If so, then you may want to ...
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Jun 21
Mar 27

The Dangers of Ice Dams to Your Roof

Icicles are usually considered a beautiful staple of winter. But they could point to a serious problem on your roof – ice dams! Ice dams are ridges ...
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Mar 27
Jul 8

Choosing the Right Material for Your Bathroom Floor

Choosing materials for your bathroom floor can be a daunting task. You know it’s important, but what criteria do you need to be thinking about? What ...
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Jul 8
Jul 8

Protect the Warranty that Protects your Roof

Warranties are a major selling point for roofers. When deciding on a major purchase like a new roof, you might be swayed by a warranty that’s good ...
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Jul 8
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