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  • How to Clean Vinyl Siding

    9/8/2016 12:00 AM

    Everything you need to know about siding maintenance. 

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    Cold Temperatures and Your Windows

    9/6/2016 9:07 PM

    As winter approaches, your attention turns to how comfortable it is inside your home.  Does your family stay warm and cozy as the mercury drops outside?  Think of your home's "envelope" - the outer shell of your home that protects its contents from the elements.  To be the most energy efficient, there would be no breaks in the envelope.  But let's face it - living without windows or entry doors isn't practical.

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    How Do I Know If I Need To Replace My Windows?

    9/6/2016 1:53 PM

    Your windows protect your home and your family from extreme temperatures, wind, rain, snow, and ice.  When the temperatures outside are comfortable, how well your windows are doing their job may not be readily apparent.  But when you have a very hot day coupled with high humidity, you may find your air conditioner working overtime to maintain a cool home.  And on a cold winter day, you might feel a draft as you walk past yo

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    Trends in Vinyl Siding Colors

    9/6/2016 9:58 AM

    Siding in classic white and gray are taking a back seat to the trending and less conventional deep brown, greens and blues.

  • Common Window Repairs

    9/6/2016 9:56 AM

    The windows in your home serve many functions. They protect your home and its contents from weather and the elements. Windows allow natural light to enter your home. They allow fresh air to fill your home through the screens. And they provide views of your yard and beyond.

  • How to Be Green During Back-to-School Time

    8/23/2016 2:33 PM

    Children across our area and around the country are headed back to school. While some school aged kids (and their parents) are excited, there can be feelings of dread surrounding the start of classes. New teachers, new classmates, and more challenging class work are all part of a new school year. Parents have a stack of forms to fill out and sign. And of course, there is the often-dreaded school supplies list.

  • Summer Storms: Be Prepared

    8/10/2016 1:10 PM

    For mid-Atlantic residents, summertime means cookouts, pool parties, mountain biking, trips to the ocean, and a host of other activities to take advantage of the summer months. But Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC summer weather can create a potentially deadly combination: heat and humidity. Coupled with unstable air aloft, this can make the perfect recipe for severe thunderstorms.

  • Entry Door Styles for Your Home

    8/4/2016 3:24 PM

    Your front door is a key component of the "curb appeal" of your home. How your home looks from the street creates a first impression - good or bad - to visitors. While real estate agents stress good curb appeal when listing your home for sale, it's important even if you're not selling.

  • Testing a Window's Performance

    7/29/2016 11:07 AM

    In today's world, when homeowners are looking at new appliances or replacement products such as windows and doors, they all have similar requirements in mind. At the top of most lists are products that are energy efficient, which saves you money on your energy bills, improves the energy efficiency of your home, and reduces your carbon footprint.

  • Heat Wave Coming to the Mid-Atlantic

    7/20/2016 3:30 PM

    Residents of Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC have enjoyed a relatively calm and pleasant summer when it comes to weather. While we've had a few 90+ degree days, we've enjoyed many in the lower 80's with lower humidity. But that's all about to change as a heat wave approaches the mid-Atlantic region by the weekend.