In the winter, the environment inside our homes changes- we keep doors and windows closed to keep the cold out, we run the furnace, and we may even run a humidifier to combat head colds and dry throats. These changes can cause condensation to collect on windows and other areas in your home.

Is Gutter Protection Necessary?

If you have been to a home show or are interested in home renovation, you have probably seen gutter protection options before. But are they really necessary? The short answer is, no. If you don’t mind cleaning out your gutters seasonally or whenever a problem arises, then you can get by without gutter guards just fine. However, if you would like to spend less time maintaining your home and would like to invest in your home’s value, gutter protection systems are a wonderful invention.

Fall is just around the corner: time to get your house in shape for the cooler months ahead. Although autumn can be one of the busiest seasons for homeowners preparing for winter, it’s also the best time to take advantage of the moderate weather to repair any damages before the first frost sets in. Here are some home maintenance ideas that will keep your home running in peak condition all winter long.

This guide walks through the checklist items to help you prepare your home for fall and later, winter weather. If you would like a printable checklist to help you mark items off your list and easily keep track of your progress, download it here

How to Select Your Entry Door

What color would look best on my home? How do I know my door will provide the best security for my home? How durable are entry doors to wear and tear? There are a lot of questions to consider when selecting an entry door for your home! To get started, let’s look at the primary features and options you should take into account when making your decision.

Replacement windows come with several decisions to make. Even after window material, style, finish, and hardware are chosen, an equally important decision is the glass panes in the window. The two primary decisions to make regarding window glass is the number of panes of glass and if you will put any coatings on the glass panes for added benefits. Let’s explore options available in these two categories so your choices can create a positive investment for your windows and meet the needs for your home’s environment.

When you get started with a remodeling project like window replacement, there are probably a lot of questions on your mind. How much does window replacement cost? Is there a standard size for windows? How will I know what options to consider? How long will it take to install new windows? How do I know my windows need replaced? Will they need it again soon?

When considering replacement windows, the options are abundant. To choose windows that will be long-lasting for your home and meet your budget, having the information to make an educated choice is important. Usually, if you are considering replacement windows, you are interested in improving the value and efficiency of their home, or the current windows have started to show signs of failure. But not all concerns you may have with your home’s windows necessarily mean they need to be replaced.