The Effects of Mold and How to Remove It

The Effects of Mold and How to Remove It

When one thinks about mold, it’s usually on a loaf of bread or a mysterious Tupperware container lodged in the back of the fridge. While disgusting, these problems are easily dealt with. The more insidious mold growths are found inside our homes and on our premises, easily overlooked until it becomes both an eyesore and a health problem. It’s important not only to clean mold to improve your quality of life, but to also improve the appearance of your home.

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Does Insurance Cover Natural Disasters?

When it comes to natural disasters, they can cause costly damage to your home–damage that you probably can’t afford to repair out-of-pocket. Homeowners insurance typically covers damage to your home caused by things that are out of your control, such as theft, vandalism, lightning, fire, hail, and more. However, most insurance plans do not automatically cover other natural disasters like earthquakes, hurricanes, and floods.

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Benefits Pressure Washing Home Exterior

How a Pressure Washer Works and the Benefits of Cleaning Your Home’s Exterior

Does the exterior of your home remain dirty no matter how many times you try to clean it? It may be time to consider power washing. Power washing is a method of cleaning in which professionals use a pressure washer to remove mildew and mold from your house siding, deck, or other outdoor surfaces. It is important to understand how a pressure washer works and the benefits of using a washer on your outdoor surfaces.

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Common Roof Problems

Common Roof Problems

The roof is one of the most important parts of the home, but it is often the most neglected. A neglected roof can lead to a significant amount of problems, and most homeowners don’t realize that there’s a problem until damage has already been done. Common roof problems arise at the worst time and can be a burden on the entire home. Be sure to watch out for these common roof problems to avoid further impairment to your home.

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GAF Timberline Cool Series

Roofing Tips: How to Cool Roof in Summer

As the temperatures are rising in Massachusetts, you are probably doing everything you can to stay cool. Running the air conditioning and fans in your home are often not enough to escape the heat. The sun beating down on your roof can cause its temperature to rise. According to the Department of Energy, on a […]

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Improve Curb Appeal to Increase Value of Your Home

Improve Curb Appeal to Increase the Value of Your Home

Whether you are looking to sell your house or simply increase its overall worth, making a few improvements to its exterior will be able to increase the value of your home. While mowing the lawn and cleaning up the landscaping will make your home more aesthetically pleasing, it is also important to invest in other improvements for its exterior. Below are a few ideas on how to improve the outside of your home.

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Attic Ventilation Problems Might be Ruining Your Roof

Attic Ventilation Problems Might be Ruining Your Roof

If you have noticed signs of damage to your roof (including curling shingles and mildew growth), the culprit may actually be your attic. While there are other factors that could be causing your roof to deteriorate (like poor installation), in most cases when a roof is prematurely aging, it will be poor attic ventilation that is at the heart of the issue.

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Why are my shingles curling?

Why Are My Shingles Curling?

Curling shingles are a common sight on roofs, and are a warning sign for underlying problems. The first place to check if your shingles are curling is your attic. Lack of sufficient ventilation tends to be the cause of most shingle damage. If your attic is not ventilated properly, then it can become very hot and this will cause damage to your roof.

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What type of roof should I get?

What Type of Roof Should I Get?

There may come a day when you need to fully replace the roof of your home. Many damaged roofs are better off being completely replaced than simply patching the bad areas. When it comes time to consider installing a new roof, it is important to also consider what materials you want to use. Installing a brand new roof is a perfect excuse to change your ugly-looking, leaky roof into something of pride and quality.

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Roof replacement estimate

Roof Replacement Estimate – What Should Be Included

Whether you are a new homeowner, or have been living in your home for many years, replacing a roof is something that you will have to do at one point or another. Although this type of extensive undertaking can be a little bit scary to think about, knowing what you’re up against and doing some proper research can take a little of the unknown out of the equation. Furthermore, by knowing what to expect from a roofing contractor when getting a roof replacement estimate, you will know who is the highest quality roofer at the fairest price available.

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