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What are the Pros and Cons of Vinyl Siding?

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As with any decision, the pros and cons of vinyl siding should be weighed against each other to determine if vinyl siding is the best bet for your home.

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Top 8 Reasons to Replace Your Windows

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Your windows have a subtle way of communicating when there’s something wrong. If you look close enough, you can learn what’s going on, how it can be fixed, or if your windows should be replaced. Here are the top 8 reasons to replace your windows.

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10 Sure-fire Signs You Need to Replace Your Home’s Siding

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Even though siding is mostly maintenance-free and lasts for years, it can slowly begin to show signs of wear and tear, which can lead to bigger problems.

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What Happens When I Replace My Roof?

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If you’re considering a new roof, here’s what you can expect when you replace your roof.

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What to Expect During a Vinyl Siding Installation

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If you’ve decided to make the leap and have vinyl siding installed on your home, here is what you can expect during the vinyl siding installation process.

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What Happens When I Replace My Windows?

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If you’re considering having replacement windows installed in your home, here’s what you can expect.

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How Do Roof Warranties Work?

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Before making the investment in a new roof, you should know what kind of protection your roof warranty will cover should there be any future problems or concerns.

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How Do Window Warranties Work?

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When it comes time to upgrade your home with replacement windows, you want to be informed about your window's warranty should a problem ever arise.

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How Do Vinyl Siding Warranties Work?

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What most homeowners overlook are the warranties that are included with vinyl siding and the work done. There are two types of vinyl siding warranties that you’ll need to consider – vinyl siding warranties and workmanship warranties.

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New Construction Windows Vs. Replacement Windows: Which Window Option is Best

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If you need to replace your homes existing windows, it can be daunting trying to make an informed decision, especially with all of the different window options, contractors, and industry terms. Here is the difference between Replacement Windows and New Construction Windows.

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How to Deal With Pushy Home Improvement Salespeople

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Not all contractors have the homeowner’s best interest in mind and many, like other industries, employ salespeople and/or use not so honest sales tactics to gain your business over the competition. Here's how to deal with pushy home improvement salespeople.

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What To Do When Contractors Want Money Up Front

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The contractor gives you a free consultation and estimate, schedules the job to start in a couple of months, and requires partial or full payment before the project has even started. Here's what to do when contractors want money up front.

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10 Sure-fire Signs You Need to Replace Your Home’s Siding

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Even though siding is mostly maintenance-free and lasts for years, it can slowly begin to show signs of wear and tear, which can lead to bigger problems. Here are ten critical signs that you need to replace your home’s siding before more damage occurs.

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What’s the best season to replace my roof?

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Despite weather conditions, roofing contractors work year round during every season. The best time to schedule a roof installation depends on the homeowner’s needs as well as the time of year.

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8 Things to Know Before you Replace the Windows in your Home

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When a window needs to be replaced due to either wear and tear, unforeseen damage, or even just to change the look of the home, it’s important to do your homework beforehand to learn about some of the points to consider before starting with the replacement window process.

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How Much Does it Cost to Paint a House?

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There are many reasons to consider painting your house; the current paint job is fading or chipping, you want to brighten up or change the exterior color, or you just want to increase curb appeal. Before hiring painters or contractors near you, you’ll want to learn what may be involved in your project’s costs.

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10 Popular Door Styles for Your Home

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A beautiful door is a simple way to add detail, color, and style to your home. We’ll walk you through the different styles you can choose from for both exterior and interior doors for your home.

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How to choose the best roofing contractor for the job

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It’s important that you work with an experienced and reputable roofing contractor when you are looking to fix or replace your home’s roof. Here are eight tips to follow when looking to hire the best roofing contractor.

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The Cost of a New Asphalt Roof

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Your home was a big investment; and few things will protect and maintain that investment like a new asphalt roof. This article and our local cost guide are a first step in understanding the factors that determine the price and the installation process of a new roof.

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How Much Will it Cost to Replace the Windows in my Home?

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Newer, high-quality windows welcome in the light and beauty of the outdoors, while keeping out drafts and helping conserve energy. They provide beauty and architectural interest and can add tremendous resale value to your home.

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Painting Aluminum Siding Vs. Replacing With Vinyl Siding

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When your aluminum siding begins to age and fade, you have two options: paint your old aluminum siding or replace it with new vinyl siding.

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A Year in Review: 2016 Roofing and Siding Recap

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As we wind down the year, we wanted to look back and review our best articles from the past year. We covered a wide variety of home improvement topics around roofing and siding. Below are some of our best articles on the blog from this past year to help you with your roofing and siding projects. Enjoy!

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Are Triple-Pane Windows Worth the Cost?

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If you need to upgrade your old windows, it’s worth looking into the benefits of triple-pane windows.

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8 Ways Your Gutters are Destroying Your Home

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When was the last time you cleaned your gutters? When you don’t maintain your gutters throughout the year, they can cause major damages to the exterior of your home that can turn into bigger and more costly problems in the future. Here are 8 ways your gutters could be destroying your home and what to look out for:

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How to Prepare for Replacement Windows

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When your old windows become drafty, noisy, and hard to maintain, you know it’s time for replacement windows. When done by professionals, the window installation process is quick and painless, but you can assure it goes even smoother by understanding the basics of window replacement and preparing for the job that will be done.

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Is DIY Window Replacement a Good Idea?

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As a homeowner, you know that home repairs and improvements can add up after a while. If there’s an alternative solution, most homeowners will seek it out, including saving money by doing it themselves. If your home needs new windows, you might be tempted by the idea of DIY Window Replacement. Is doing it yourself really a good idea or should you leave it to the window replacement pros?

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Single Pane Windows vs. Double Pane Windows

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New windows can be daunting and it’s difficult to know what the best choice for your family is. There are so many things that need to be considered including efficiency, quality, and style that can become overwhelming for any homeowner. Window type, amount of sunlight, and glass pane make all the difference in appearance, comfort, energy costs, and customer satisfaction. The following guide can help you choose between single pane and double pane windows.

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Replacement Window Costs

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When older home windows begin to deteriorate from age and the elements, they can leave the interior of your home vulnerable to moisture, cold, and heat. Unfortunately, even ten-year-old windows can rot if they’re not quality windows that were expertly installed to begin with.

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Vinyl Siding Inspection Checklist

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No matter how maintenance-free vinyl siding can be, your siding can still get dirty and damaged from outside elements. Since vinyl siding is the face of your home, damaged siding can cause your home to look neglected and decrease your homes’ value.

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6 Warning Signs That Your Home Needs New Windows

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If your home is older and you can’t remember when the windows were replaced, then it’s a good time to check your windows and to consider replacement windows.

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How to Keep Your Vinyl Siding Looking Beautiful

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You’ve had gorgeous new vinyl siding installed on your home, making your home the envy of your neighbors. But how do you keep it looking beautiful and lasting for years?

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20 Questions to Help You Find the Best Vinyl Siding Contractor

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If you want to find the best vinyl siding contractor, you need to do your research and ask the right questions. To find a capable, trustworthy siding company, we encourage you to ask these questions before choosing your contractor.

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How to Hire the Best Siding Contractor

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When looking for the best vinyl siding contractor, you'll want to find true vinyl craftsmen who understand the importance of maintaining the existing charm of your home, while enhancing its look and style. Here are a few tips to help you find the best vinyl siding contractor for your home.

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How to Choose the Best Roofing Contractor for the Job

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It's important that you work with an experienced and reputable roofing contractor when you are looking to fix or replace your home’s roof. Here are eight tips to follow when looking to hire the best roofing contractor.

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10 Warning Signs it’s Time to Replace Your Home’s Siding

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Serious long-term and costly problems can occur if your siding is older, needs to be repaired, or hasn’t been properly maintained. Here are some signs to look for when determining if your home needs new siding.

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How to Maintain Your New Roof to Last a Lifetime

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Now that you've had to replace your old roof, you'll want to start maintaining your new roof the right way. With the right maintenance your roof could last well beyond its lifetime.

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6 Things to Consider When Choosing Siding

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Choosing the best siding for your project and longterm goals will ensure that your siding will hold up, and you'll have the peace of mind knowing you made the right choice, for years to come.

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How to Stop a Roof Leak

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You've noticed a small stain forming on your ceiling, in your attic, or running down one of your walls. You most likely have a roof leak. Learn how to stop a roof leak.

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6 Things to Consider Before Replacing Your Roof

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If you have roof leaks, curling or lifting shingles, or if your roof is getting up there in years, you may be ready to pick up the phone and call a roofing contractor. But before you contact a local roofing company, here are six things to consider when buying a new roof.

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20 Questions to Ask your Roofing Contractor

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Purchasing a new roof is a big investment and one you shouldn’t take lightly. We suggest digging in, doing your homework and asking several questions of your roofing contractor.

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10 Early Warning Signs of Home Maintenance Problems

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Nobody wants to spend thousands of dollars on home repairs, but that’s exactly what can happen if you ignore the early warning signs that may show up around your home.

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How to Safely Remove Snow From Your Roof

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It’s time to bundle up and brave the snow to protect your roof from the damages that the heavy snow, and icy cold, can cause to your home’s roof, by learning how to safely remove snow from your roof.

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Will Your Roof Withstand the Weather this Winter?

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Look for these 7 clues to know if your roof can withstand the winter and resources to prevent winter damages.

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Cut Down On Your Energy Bill: How to Keep Your Home Warm & Cozy for the Holidays

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There’s nothing better than staying warm during the cold winter months, except maybe saving money while you’re doing it. This December, keep your home warm and cozy for the holidays while saving on your energy bill with these 7 tips.

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9 Simple Ways to Make Your Home Ready for Winter

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It’s important to stay on top of the cold and prepare your home a head of time to save energy, reduce damages, and cut your costs. Get ready for winter with these 9 simple ways to prepare your home.

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How to Paint Your Front Door in 6 Easy Steps

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Your front door is the heart of your home. It’s the first thing your family, friends, and neighbors see as they approach or pass by your home. It’s also the first impression they make upon arrival. Adding a fresh coat of paint is great way to freshen up your home and add to your home’s curb appeal.

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Home Maintenance Tips to Stop Ghostly Sounds

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What goes squeak in the night? Your loose floorboards. If you’re experiencing squeaking, creaking, clattering, or rattles in your home, these home maintenance tips will help put an end to the ghostly sounds your home is making.

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Will Your Roofing Shingles Hold Up Against a Hurricane?

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In the face of hurricane season, and with winter looming around the corner, does your roof stand a chance against harsh New England weather?

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How To Clean and Inspect Your Gutters for Fall

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September is the perfect time of year to stay ahead of the work and tackle the task of inspecting and cleaning your gutters before the leaves begin to fall.

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8 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Hurricane Season

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Take these 8 necessary steps to prepare your home for hurricane season.

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Vinyl Siding Cost: Adding It All Up

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Today it's hard to tell the difference between vinyl and wood siding, until it comes time to paint or stain the wood. Then the difference is clear: vinyl siding is just a smart choice.

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Roof Moss Buildup Complications and the Zinc Strip Solution

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As the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers,” but this June has been a washout! When the rain starts beating against their homes, homeowners often start worrying about roof leaks or water in the basement. Most, however, overlook another common problem: roof moss buildup.

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Classic and Modern Vinyl Siding Color Options for Your Home

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When it comes to remodeling your house, new vinyl siding is a great way to add value and curb appeal with fresh color, updated style and beautiful details.

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How to Prevent and Remove Ice Dams

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When it comes to ice dams, prevention is the best medicine to protect your roof and interior from water damage. Here are some steps you can take to minimize the formation of ice dams on your roof, ways to remove those that have formed, and a unique approach for stopping roof leaks when they start.

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How To Choose Vinyl Siding Colors

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Vinyl siding colors are endless these days. That means more choices for you and more curb appeal for your home. Vinyl siding is one of the easiest changes you can make to improve the look of your home, while increasing its value. Here are some things to consider, if you're trying to choose a vinyl siding color:

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Affordable Financing For Your Roofing, Siding, And Window Projects

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If you need new roofing, siding, or windows, many choices await you. Make sure you have options when it comes time for payment, as well.

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4 Tips for Choosing Replacement Windows

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Choosing replacement windows can be confusing. Here are some tips for choosing the right window (and the right company.) 

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Protect Your Gutters (And Yourself)

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We compare some of the most popular gutter protection systems and products for your consideration.

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Six Things To Consider When Choosing The Right Siding

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When selecting siding, there are six basic items to consider.

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Tips for Choosing a Contractor

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Choosing a contractor can be an intimidating and, at times, daunting task. Most companies offer the same products and promise the same results. So how do you choose?

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