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Insulation FAQ: What is Foam Insulation?

One of the most commonly asked questions we get is: what is foam insulation? There are many different types of insulation, and while foam might still be a relatively new method of insulating your home, it is certainly gaining popularity. In this article, we will be discussing what you need to know about foam...

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Replacement Window FAQ: How to Prevent Condensation on Windows

Window condensation is one of those pesky problems we have all experienced in our homes. Condensation is completely normal and occurs when warm, moist air meets surfaces that are cooler than its dew point temperature. In simple terms, it is the transition of water vapor in the air into liquid, and it forms on your...

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Siding FAQ: What Are the Benefits of Fiber Cement Siding?

When you think about the benefits of siding, you probably think of how siding helps maintain your home’s curb appeal. While this is definitely true, the main purpose of siding goes far beyond aesthetics. In fact, siding is your home’s first line of defense against poor weather and outside conditions. 

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Roofing FAQ: What is the Best Type of Roofing for Maryland Homes?

Is it time to replace your roof? And if so, how do you determine which is the best type of roofing for Maryland homes? It is true that replacing your roof is a big home improvement project, but it is one of the best and most important projects you can undertake. Not only will it improve the functionality and style of...

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The Best Home Improvement Projects for Fall

With fall on the way, you might be wondering how you can get your home ready for the incoming cooler months. The good news is fall is the ideal time to get on top of almost all home improvement projects: the weather is lovely (no more summer heat waves) and you are likely to be in a good mindset after a fun summer...

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Insulation FAQ: What Are the Benefits of Insulation? 

If someone was to ask you why a house needs a roof, you would be able to answer that question without thinking too hard. A roof offers protection from the elements and is vital to the overall structural foundation of a house. But if someone was to ask you why your home needs insulation, the answer is not as obvious....

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Replacement Window FAQ: How to Prepare for Your Installation 

The time has come to replace your windows. You have found the perfect window and the best window replacement contractor for the job. The hardest part of it all is finally over - it is almost all out of your hands, except now you have to prepare for the installation of your new windows. Do not worry, it is not hard,...

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Insulation FAQ: How to Check if You Need Insulation

Insulation is essential for an energy-efficient home – but how do you know if a) your home has insulation or b) if it does have insulation if you need to upgrade it or replace it? If you have been noticing your home feels a little less comfortable lately - warmer, colder, more drafty than usual – it might be because...

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Roofing FAQ: What is the Best Type of Roofing for Virginia Homes?

There comes a time in the life of every home when its roof needs to be repaired or replaced. A new roof is an invaluable investment, but the initial cost can be a shock for unprepared owners.

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Siding FAQ: What are the Benefits of Wood Siding?

If we were to ask you what the most important component of your home is, you may say something like the roof or the walls and structure, right? While that is certainly true, there is an often forgotten component that is essential to every energy-efficient and structurally sound home. 

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