Increasing Property & Resale Value

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    Fall Curb Appeal : Improving the look of your home

    9/2/2014 10:55 AM

    If you've been considering an exterior home remodeling project, now is a great time of year to move ahead.  Cooling temperatures make it the perfect time to install a new entry door or replacement windows, and change your exterior paint or trim color.

  • Gutter Screens: Are They Worth It?

    8/22/2014 12:32 PM

    Gutters are essential to carry rainwater off your roof and away from your home's foundation.  One of the necessary maintenance tasks for any homeowner is to keep your gutters clean and free-flowing.  

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    Home Staging: Help Your Home Sell Faster

    8/19/2014 3:50 PM

    While the housing market continues to make a slow recovery with median sale prices on the rise, we are by no means in a sellers' market yet. If you're considering putting your house on the market, you'll need to do more than painting your entry door and decluttering your kitchen.

  • Gutter Styles and Types

    8/18/2014 1:33 PM

    Signs that your gutters need to be replaced are indications of water damage to soffit or fascia boards, water stains or mold growth, water pooling around the foundation of your home, and landscape erosion. When faced with replacing your gutters, there are a few different types to choose from.

  • Get Your Home Ready for Spring!

    3/4/2014 2:54 PM

    Most residents in the mid-Atlantic area are ready to put this winter behind us. Enough with the snow, record-breaking bitter cold temperatures, and wind. Bring on warm sunshine, longer days, and the signs of new life that accompany spring’s arrival!

  • Sump Pump Basics: Protect Your Home from ineffective rain gutters and downspouts

    10/10/2013 6:18 PM

    The remnants of Tropical Storm Karen have been drenching Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC. We went from a rainfall deficit to plenty of rain this week. While it continues to fall, you may have areas of standing water on your property or water overflowing your rain gutters.

  • Home Design: Fireplaces Add Comfort and Charm

    10/8/2013 6:16 PM

    A fireplace is a combination of function and beauty. Fireplaces are an integral part of a home design. It is often a decorative focal point in a room. It can be surrounded by brick, stone, or other fire-safe material, and it often topped with a mantel to hold decorative items and family photos. And harkening back thousands of years, a fire fulfills the basic needs for warmth and comfort.

  • Fall Home Remodeling Trends

    9/6/2013 1:07 PM

    With the real estate market improving but still struggling, many homeowners are choosing to remain in their current homes. Instead of buying a new home, consumers are continuing to invest in their current home through home improvement projects.

  • Reasons to Update Your Home with New Windows

    8/5/2013 2:46 PM

    Old windows, single pane windows, windows that won’t open or remain open, cracked glass, leaky frames, condensation issues, and rotted wood are a few of the many reasons consumers opt for new windows for their homes in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC.

  • Thompson Creek Windows Reviews your Home’s Exterior Maintenance

    7/26/2013 6:59 PM

    With a break in the high temps and humidity, it’s time to get out there and get things done. You want your air conditioning system to work at peak performance during the summer months. If it’s not well maintained, it has to work harder at home cooling and results in higher utility bills. We want to review your home's exterior maintenance priorities to prepare for the rest of the summer.