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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Show Your Home Some Love: The Ultimate Home Maintenance Checklist

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To curb costs and prevent problems, your home should be regularly maintained. Here is a list of the things that you absolutely must do on a regular basis to ensure you save money, while maintaining your home for years to come.

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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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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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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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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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55 Brilliant Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks

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Spring is finally here and that means spring cleaning!

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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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3 Simple Steps To Clean, Healthy Fun This Summer – Essential Home Projects For June

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Get Ready For A Splendid Summer With These Simple Home Projects For June.

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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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Should You Paint or Reside Your Home?

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Should I paint or reside my older home?

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Window Cleaning Tips

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One of the best window tips I can offer you after a long winter is to give them a good cleaning, inside and out.

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Re-Purpose Old Windows, Doors, and Gutters

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What uses are people finding for old building materials?

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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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Winter Roofing Issues

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Winter’s coming and I’m concerned about the ice dams I’ve experienced in past winters. One of the areas leaked, forcing me to climb up a ladder on a freezing cold night to chop ice out of the gutter! Can I get rid of these dams without re-roofing?

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