There is nothing like the holiday season to bring family and friends together. Many people consider the week after Labor Day, the unofficial start to the holiday season beginning with fall decorations and ending in January with New Year’s Day. To welcome people into your home this holiday season, prepare your home’s exterior now. Here are a few easy tips:
It won’t be long, and the summer days will turn to fall and winter. Although cooler temperatures would be a welcome relief right now, as the cold, dark winter days continue it can leave many people depressed longing for brighter days. In fact, Mayo Clinic published an article about seasonal affective disorder (SAD),
You’ve got your beautiful new windows installed from Mel Harris Company and wondering what the best way is to keep them sparkling clean. Dirty windows can quickly ruin any view and no one like start their morning coffee like that. A few helpful tips to keeping your windows clean are:
The industrial sector has recognized the benefits of metal roofing for more than a century. The durability has been proven time and time again, which is why factories, warehouses and other industrial buildings continue to use metal roofing.
Spring is the perfect time to do home improvement projects. The weather isn’t too cold or excessively hot, making it the prime time to do exterior projects such as siding maintenance and replacement. The snow, ice, and wind has most likely created the need for a little siding sprucing up.
Choosing window treatments for your new windows often creates a dilemma of whether to cover or not. Now that you have beautiful new windows you don’t want to cover them up. However, sometimes it’s a necessity if you have neighbors nearby or just want to add a bit of softness to cozy up a room.
The New Year brings new projects. After the holidays many people use that time to clean-up and spruce up their homes. These projects can range from small closet organization to large ones like replacing a roof. There are plenty of ways to revamp your home in the new year.
Holiday lights are showing up along rooflines in just about every neighborhood. For many, getting into the holiday spirit is hanging lights on the house. This tradition is fun and festive, but there are a few things you need to remember to protect your roof and your safety.
AARP recently posted a blog about fall DIY home projects that can’t wait. They listed items such as cleaning the gutters, checking smoke detectors, hiring a chimney sweep, furnace maintenance, winterizing water pipes, and checking windows and doors for heat loss. All of these items are necessary for your family’s safety.
Many home improvement projects are born from browsing Pinterest or Instagram. You know, you take a quick break to chill and then you suddenly find yourself knee deep in a home improvement project. However, not all home improvement projects are created equal. The best ones not only make you happy but also give you a great return on your investment. Some of the best projects for a great return often are some of the most expensive, so it is important to choose wisely.
As we enter the last half of 2021, we start to focus our attention on what the 2022 color trends will be. This past year has seen a continuation of light to white exteriors with more movement towards accents of dark colors combined with stained wood. It’s safe to say that the exterior of your home is the ultimate first impression as many passer-byers that see it will never see the interior.
To replace or not to replace? That is the tough question we ask ourselves when we’re faced with home repairs especially if they are larger maintenance items like windows. One reason that typically results in window replacement is seal failure. When the window seals break down it creates a problem in energy efficiency and moisture resistance.
Last month’s blog talked about whether or not your homeowner’s insurance will cover roof damage. This month it seemed appropriate to cover how your roof’s condition affects your insurance premiums. Again, I’m no insurance expert; just passing along helpful information and things you should discuss with your professional insurance agent.
This area has already experienced our fair share of severe weather and there is most likely more to come. Many roofs were damaged in the last storm and, unfortunately, they typically take the brunt of the wind and hail. One common question is, “Will my homeowner’s insurance cover a new roof?” The answer to that question lies in the type of policy you have and the condition of the roof prior to the storm.
Spring is right around the corner and with that comes severe thunderstorms. Your roof is one of the most important components of your home and takes the brunt of wind and whatever is falling from the sky. That is why many people are opting for a metal roof. It is one of the strongest, most long-lasting materials on the market when it comes to roofing materials.
This past week had … dare I say it … “unprecedented” winter weather. It seems as if we have had to use the word “unprecedented” for pretty much everything that has happened this past year. Although we could all use just some plain, old non-precedented times, no one can argue with that crazy winter weather felt over approximately 75% of the country.