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How to Choose the Right Siding for Your Home

Posted by Joey Haack on Oct 8, 2019 12:15:00 PM

Choosing the right siding for your home can be a difficult process. There are a few wildly different options, and some of which require higher labor and/or material costs than others. To get started, the following questions may prove helpful in deciding which type of siding is right for your home:

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Topics: siding

Why Is a Healthy Roof Important?

Posted by Joey Haack on Jun 29, 2019 11:34:00 AM

How much thought have you given your roof in the last year? Particularly for owners of second homes, who may enjoy their property only a few times per year, the security and stability of the roof is too often assumed. Without a major issue, few people want to invest their vacation time in the attic inspecting the roof for damage and leaks.

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Topics: roofing

The Ultimate Second-Home Maintenance Checklist

Posted by Joey Haack on Jun 21, 2019 2:58:00 PM

Maintaining any home comes with its lumps and bumps—particularly for the second home owner who might see their investment once or twice per year. Few people want to invest their vacation time in the crawlspace checking the pipes for breaks and leaks. Often, however, a second home is among a family’s largest investments, so protecting it is vitally important.

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Topics: maintenance

Easy Lighting Upgrades to Give Your Home a Makeover

Posted by Joey Haack on May 28, 2019 2:13:00 PM

Lighting can make all the difference in the appearance of your home. Fortunately, there are plenty of upgrades you can make to take your lighting design to the next level. Check out these easy lighting upgrades to give your home a makeover. 

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Topics: electrical, home improvements

Why You Should Consider a New Metal Roof

Posted by Joey Haack on May 22, 2019 1:34:00 PM

Selecting a roof for your home is kind of a big deal. In many ways, the roof acts as your home’s first line of defense against the elements. The success and effectiveness of your roof have a direct impact on the function of your home as a whole, so it's crucial to choose the right material. In many cases, a metal roof can be the optimal selection for a home. Here's why you should consider a new metal roof when the time comes to replace yours. 

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Topics: roofing

5 Frequently Asked Plumbing Questions

Posted by Joey Haack on May 18, 2019 11:45:00 AM

Plumbing is part of your everyday life. Unfortunately, so are its defects. Don’t let common plumbing issues trip you up! Check out these five commonly asked plumbing questions—and their answers. 

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Topics: plumbing

Pros and Cons of Metal Siding

Posted by Joey Haack on May 10, 2019 2:15:00 PM


Metal has become more accepted in recent years as an effective siding material. Sheet metal is a competitive option for homeowners seeking reliable, durable siding. Like any material, metal has its drawbacks, but if you can approach metal siding with an informed point of view, it can be an excellent addition to your home. Here’s what you need to know about the pros and cons of metal siding. 

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Topics: siding

How Do I Know If I Should Replace My Siding?

Posted by Joey Haack on May 1, 2019 1:30:00 PM

Let’s face it. Your siding performs a thankless job, day in and day out. If you’re not careful, months or even years can pass before you remember to consider its condition. With proper care and maintenance, siding can last a substantial amount of time, but even the highest quality materials will one day need to be replaced. Here’s what to look for to know when it’s time for your siding to go. 

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Topics: maintenance, siding

Tips for Avoiding Roof Leaks

Posted by Joey Haack on Apr 25, 2019 3:04:00 PM

Your roof acts as your home’s first line of defense against wind, rain, and snow. To keep it working properly, you’ll need to invest some time and energy into maintaining it. Check out these tips for avoiding roof leaks in your home. 

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Topics: roofing, maintenance

What Are Common Causes of Pipe Corrosion?

Posted by Joey Haack on Apr 15, 2019 2:33:00 PM

It works silently, secretly destroying the very makeup of your home’s plumbing. As a homeowner, it’s important to recognize the threat of corrosion and understand its consequences. Here’s what you need to know about what causes corrosion and how you can monitor for its effects.  

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Topics: plumbing, maintenance