28 12, 2017

Last Minute Checks Before Winter Comes

December 28th, 2017|

Like it or not, winter is on its way, but there’s still plenty of time to complete your fall cleaning checklist before the cold, snowy weather arrives. Here are a few last-minute, pre-winter checks that’ll help make sure your Northern New Jersey home is ready for the winter season. Check Gutters and Downspouts By now, [...]

2 11, 2017

Watch Out for These Signs of Roof Damage

November 2nd, 2017|

Spotting roof damage early is important to prevent leaks down the road. Regular visual inspections on both the outside and inside of your home help spot signs of damage, if you know what to look for and address the problems quickly. Perform an Outdoor Inspection Roof inspections should be an annual or semi-annual (spring and [...]

9 10, 2017

Determining Whether a Patio or Deck is Right for You and Your Home

October 9th, 2017|

Many people use the terms deck and patio interchangeably to describe an outdoor entertainment space, but not all things are created equal. A patio and a deck might serve the same general purpose, such as a spot for grilling, entertaining, or a place to relax and watch the sunset at home however there are some [...]

2 10, 2017

Home Improvement Projects That Provide the Greatest Return on Investment

October 2nd, 2017|

One of the biggest questions homeowners ask themselves when investing money in home improvement projects is, ‘will the money we’re spending translate into added value to our home and provide a return on investment?’ The answer is it depends on how you’re spending the money and what potential buyers are looking for. Home improvement projects that [...]

25 09, 2017

Prevent Mold from Growing on Your Window Sills

September 25th, 2017|

Mold can grow anywhere, especially if moisture is nearby. Aside from keeping your windows tightly sealed and dry, there are other ways you can prevent mold from growing on your window sills. With a little diligence and basic housekeeping, you can keep your sills looking beautiful and mold free for years to come. Use Mildew Resistant [...]

18 09, 2017

6 Benefits of Choosing Vinyl Siding

September 18th, 2017|

Homeowners have a lot to consider during construction, including siding. While there are distinct benefits to every type, here are six reasons why vinyl siding is arguably the best option for most homes. It's Versatile. Unlike wood, stone, or aluminum counterparts, vinyl siding is customizable. It is available in over 350 colors, comes in a variety of textures [...]

11 09, 2017

The Latest Window Treatment Trends of 2017

September 11th, 2017|

Shades, blinds, curtains, and other treatments for windows serve many purposes. They maintain privacy. They let in or block light. They can also accentuate a room's beauty. Every year, new treatments emerge. These are the exciting styles and technologies that are trending so far in 2017. Eye-catching Materials Luxury is in, with opulently inviting colors trending [...]

4 09, 2017

4 Tips on Why and How to Properly Clean Gutters

September 4th, 2017|

Cleaning gutters prevents costly repairs from freezing, damage to landscape, or even erosion to foundation from rainwater runoff. Using proper cleaning techniques and tools results in lower costs and fewer injuries in the process. Make the Time Scheduling routine semiannual cleanings ensure timely maintenance, eliminates runoff water damage to the roof or foundation, and reduces [...]

28 08, 2017

Choosing the Best Patio Door Style

August 28th, 2017|

Entry doors in a house provide an opportunity to marry function with innovative style. A patio door is a specific entrance that leads to an outdoor living area. Glass Options Most patio or deck entrances involve a glass door. While designs and operations vary, the type of glass is also a consideration. Choosing low-E glass in the [...]

21 08, 2017

5 Ways to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

August 21st, 2017|

Whether they're worried about climate change or just want to save on the power bill, most homeowners are looking for ways to make their house more eco-friendly. Here are five easy ways to bring environmental consciousness into the home. Be Properly Insulated If a home isn't properly insulated, it won't heat or cool as efficiently, wasting [...]