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Joey Haack

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How Often Should My Gutters be Cleaned and Tuned?

Posted by Joey Haack on Mar 20, 2019 2:30:00 PM

As a homeowner, you’re familiar with your property’s need for regular maintenance. Your gutter system is no exception! Gutters are needed to safely direct water away from your home. Neglecting your system can cause them to fail, causing trouble down the road. Here’s how often your gutters need to be cleaned and tuned—and why it’s important. 

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Topics: gutters

Is It Safe to Use Chemical Drain Cleaners?

Posted by Joey Haack on Mar 12, 2019 1:46:00 PM

When you’re in a quick pinch, it can be tempting to dump a bit of chemical drain cleaner down your sink and expect it to fix your clogged pipes. Unfortunately, chemical drain cleaners can do far more damage than you might expect. On top of that, they’re rarely effective and can hide the true source of your plumbing problem. Instead of reaching for a bottle of stinky chemicals, consider using natural drain cleaners, getting out the drain snake, or enlisting the help of a professional. You may be surprised to find out the different ways chemical drain cleaners are unsafe to use. 

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Topics: plumbing

Benefits of Architectural Shingles

Posted by Joey Haack on Mar 9, 2019 9:26:00 AM

There are plenty of roofing materials on the market to choose from, but how can you determine what product is right for you? If you’re drawn to traditional asphalt roofs, you may find that architectural shingles are an excellent way to enhance your roof’s appearance and protect your home. Check out the benefits of architectural shingles and consider how they could improve your property. 

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Topics: roofing

How Often Should I Have My Roof Inspected?

Posted by Joey Haack on Feb 28, 2019 2:19:00 PM

As a homeowner, you may be tempted to simply enjoy the protection of your roof without investing the time and effort needed to conserve it. By inspecting, repairing, and maintaining your roof on a regular basis, however, you can extend the life of your system and prevent major issues from arising. Here’s what you need to know about roof inspections. 

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Topics: roofing

What Is Roof Flashing and Why Is It Important?

Posted by Joey Haack on Feb 22, 2019 2:02:00 PM

There are many different parts to your roofing system, and each plays an important role in keeping your home protected from the elements. Flashing is another cog in the wheel, and as you'll find out, it is crucial to the success of your roof. Here's what you need to know about flashing, why it's important, and how you can tell if yours has failed. 

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Topics: roofing

Tips for Using Heat Tape in the Winter

Posted by Joey Haack on Feb 12, 2019 2:20:00 PM

Heat tape is an effective way to keep water from freezing in your pipes and on your roof. If you haven’t used heat tape before, here are a few quick tips to get you started. Remember, your local roofing professional can install tape for you! 

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Topics: roofing, gutters, ice dam prevention

Your Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

Posted by Joey Haack on Feb 6, 2019 3:05:00 PM

Winter can be hard on your home and its many systems. To help lessen the load of winter’s snow, ice, and wind, implement this simple home maintenance checklist. With just a few easy steps, you’ll help your home run more efficiently, safely, and healthily. 

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Topics: maintenance

How Often Should I Replace My HVAC System’s Filter?

Posted by Joey Haack on Jan 31, 2019 3:01:00 PM

Your HVAC system’s filter plays an important role in the heating and cooling process. The filter can affect your system’s efficiency and the quality of the air you're breathing. A clean filter isn't just an added bonus; it's a vital part of HVAC system maintenance. Replacing your HVAC filter is necessary to keep your home healthy and comfortable. Here's why it's important to replace your HVAC filter and how often you should be doing it. 

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Topics: heating and cooling, maintenance

Should I Replace My Roof Before Selling My House?

Posted by Joey Haack on Jan 26, 2019 3:08:00 PM

If you’re preparing to sell your home, you’re probably well versed in the changes that will make it most marketable. Fresh paint, updated appliances, and maybe even new flooring is on your list, but have you considered replacing your roof? Check out these pros and cons to help you decide if it’s a smart decision for you to replace your roof before selling your home. 

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Topics: roofing

The Importance of Exterior Maintenance on Your Home

Posted by Joey Haack on Jan 15, 2019 3:16:00 PM

You plan for regular care on everything from your car to your teeth; don’t overlook your house! Unlike the inside of your home, exterior features undergo substantial wear and tear from the elements. From tumultuous spring storms and blazing sunny days to substantial fall rains and heavy snow and ice, your home’s exterior sees it all. For this reason, it’s important to conduct regular exterior maintenance on your home. Check out how doing so can help keep your home beautiful and functional for many years to come. 

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Topics: maintenance