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What Is Architectural Sheet Metal?

Posted by Joey Haack on Jul 14, 2020 3:15:00 PM

When people think of metal components of buildings, some of the first things that come to mind are gutters, flashing, and ductwork. Architectural metals are highly versatile and can be used in numerous places to add both functionality and decoration to your home or office space.

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Topics: home improvements

How Often Should I Have My Gutters Cleaned?

Posted by Joey Haack on Mar 23, 2020 3:30:00 PM

Climbing up on a ladder and getting your hands dirty in cold, muddy leaves and debris isn’t fun, which is why many of us put it or skip it altogether sometimes. Clogged gutters can cause all sorts of problems, sometimes resulting in thousands of dollars in damage. So, how often should you clean your gutters? Read on to find out.

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Topics: gutters, maintenance

What You Need to Look For in a Roofing Estimate

Posted by Joey Haack on Mar 17, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Repairing or replacing a roof is a big task, and if you’re hiring a roofing company to do it, the expenses can quickly add up. When finding a roofer, it’s important to conduct research beforehand to ensure you get the most accurate quote for your service. If you can, get at least thee quotes before deciding on a roofing contractor. When getting a roof estimate, be sure to ask the following questions.

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Topics: roofing

Your Spring HVAC System Maintenance Checklist

Posted by Joey Haack on Mar 9, 2020 3:45:00 PM

You rely on your home’s heating and cooling system almost every day, so it’s important to take care of it and plan for regular maintenance to keep it running in tip-top shape. This spring, use our HVAC maintenance checklist to keep your heating and cooling system running smoothly. 

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Topics: heating and cooling

Plumbing Problems to Avoid When You Leave Home This Winter

Posted by Joey Haack on Feb 26, 2020 9:30:00 AM

If you’re going south for the winter, you don’t want to come home to a plumbing disaster. Before you head out of town, make sure your house is prepared to withstand the cold temperatures while you’re gone.

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Topics: plumbing

Has Your Thermostat Been Lying to You?

Posted by Joey Haack on Feb 11, 2020 2:45:00 PM

Your thermostat is an essential part of your home, and it's important to know that you can trust it to work reliably. A faulty thermostat will misreport the temperature, which can run up your electric bill. Plus, if your thermostat is giving false information or not working at all, you’re putting your family's comfort at risk during the hot summer days and cold winter nights. 

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Topics: heating and cooling

Why Do I Need to Have My Gas Furnace Inspected Every Year?

Posted by Joey Haack on Feb 4, 2020 11:15:00 AM

Why do you need to change the oil in your car and go to the dentist? Just like your car and teeth, your furnace needs to be inspected and cleaned periodically. If you have a cavity, you can’t just let it go, or it could become very painful and cause serious issues. If you don’t change the oil in your car, it could break down permanently. If you don’t have your furnace inspected annually, you could risk your health and safety and end up burning a very large hole in your wallet.

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Topics: heating and cooling

7 Ways to Prevent Home Electrical Fires

Posted by Joey Haack on Jan 27, 2020 10:45:00 AM

Whether you live in an older home or one that was just built, you need to be careful when it comes to electricity. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), home electrical fires account for approximately 51,000 fires and nearly 500 deaths each year. Take precautions by following these tips, and ensure your home and family are kept safe. 

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Topics: electrical

Pros and Cons of Heat Tape & Other Ice Dam Prevention Methods

Posted by Joey Haack on Jan 13, 2020 3:00:00 PM

It’s happening. What started off as a few sparse icicles around the perimeter of your roof has now developed into a full-fledged safety risk for you and your home: ice dams. You still have time to prevent ice damming before major damage is done. A complete remodel of your attic, major roof repairs, and insulation replacement may be out of the question for you. So what are your options?

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Topics: roofing, ice dam prevention

Should I Remove the Snow from My Roof?

Posted by Joey Haack on Jan 9, 2020 3:00:00 PM

If you don’t have an ice dam problem and you’re not concerned about your roof collapsing or heavy snow falling on you or your family, you shouldn’t need to remove snow from your roof. In fact, snow can be beneficial for your roof during the winter, acting as an extra layer of insulation to keep more heat inside your home.

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Topics: roofing