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How Does Winter Wreak Havoc on Your Gutters?

Gutters Not Ready for WinterGutters are easy to forget about. They seamlessly carry the rainwater away, keeping your home safe from potential leaks and damage. When they’re working, they’re a part of your home that goes unnoticed. But when they start having issues, such as clogs or cracks, gutters aren’t something you can ignore. While regular maintenance and cleaning can keep your gutters flowing and functioning, seasonal damage can wreak havoc. When spring showers start raining down on your home, it’s absolutely essential to make sure that the winter weather hasn’t caused any serious damage. What do you need to know about winter weather and your gutters? Take a look at the impact that winter weather can have on your home’s gutter system.

How to Improve a Queen Anne House While Maintaining the Style

Queen Anne HouseQueen Anne is one of the subsets of the Victorian style of architecture. Queen Anne specifically relates to a style popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Naturally, houses that have been around for a century may need some improvement. In fact, you may specifically want to beautify your historical home and improve some of its functionality.

4 Ways Newer Vinyl Siding Will Keep Your Home Pest Free

Vinyl SidingsVinyl siding technology has dramatically improved and changed with time. A few decades ago, however, vinyl siding wasn’t the state-of-the-art option that it is now. Some types of this old vinyl siding had problems with pests. If you have older vinyl siding, then you may have encountered these issues.

The following are four things that you should know about investing in newer vinyl siding to keep your home pest free.

6 Reasons Your Soffit and Fascia Need Attention

Homeowners should understand the purpose of the soffit and fascia on their home and be able to identify damage that needs attention. The soffit and fascia serve both aesthetic and functional purposes on a home’s exterior.

The soffit is the underside of a roof’s eaves and the fascia is the board that extends straight down from the roof edge. 

Be a Maintenance Vigilante for Your Home

As a homeowner, you can be a maintenance vigilante for your residential property. No one knows your residence as well as you do or spends more time there. You live in your home at all times of the day and night and during all seasons of the year, which gives you unique insight into how your home holds up during all kinds of weather.

With a bit of attention and care, you can maintain your home in a conscientious way. Here are some areas that you should check on to keep your residence well maintained.

7 Benefits of Choosing Vinyl Siding

The exterior siding of your home is designed to protect the interior and exterior of your home against the elements. Many homeowners may find the siding options overwhelming, but one of the most common choices is vinyl siding because it provides attractive and long-lasting protection.  If you are considering vinyl siding for your home, here are seven of the benefits you can look forward to.

3 Tips for Maintaining Your Siding

Home ownership can be an exciting and satisfying accomplishment, but it might come with some maintenance tasks that were unexpected and may be a challenge to handle. Most people don’t think about needing to take steps to maintain the exterior of their homes, but if you neglect your siding, you could find yourself struggling with serious problems.

The first step in mitigating those problems is being able to identify them. If you haven’t taken the time to educate yourself on the warning signs of siding issues, you need to be sure that you do everything you can to guarantee that your eyes are peeled.

When Do You Need Gutter Replacement? 8 Warning Signs

Your home’s structural integrity depends on your roof, foundation, siding, and other important exterior elements. However, when planning exterior maintenance, many homeowners overlook a crucial system that can affect these other elements: the gutters.

Gutters that have received minimal maintenance over time or that have aged significantly may be damaged to the point that replacement is required. In this blog, we list eight warning signs that it’s time to replace your gutter system.

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