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Insulation Simplified Part Two: Rigid Vs Loose Fill Insulation

Welcome to part two of insulation simplified. You can read part one here. As we mentioned in part one of Insulation Simplified, home insulation requires careful consideration. Why? Because the right insulation will ensure your home is both comfortable and energy efficient, especially as Covid-19 self isolation...

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5 Telltale Signs Your Roof is Smoked 

Your  roof  is one of the most important elements of your home, which is why it is vital it is working at its peak. This is especially true during these times of social isolation and as you spend more time at home. It is easy to fall into the trap of believing that the lack of active or visible leaking means the...

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6 Signs Your Siding Needs to Be Replaced (And Soon!)

Have you noticed any of the following problems around your home; high heating or cooling bills, needing to frequently paint your home, fading and chalking,  or dry rot or mold? There could be a variety of reasons for these problems, but the likely and most common reason is that your siding is not working at its...

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Why is There Condensation on My Windows? 

Are you having an issue with condensation on your windows? While window condensation is a natural phenomenon that occurs under the right conditions of humidity and temperature, condensation on windows can also indicate the quality of them. Usually, you may find condensation inside closed environments on days when...

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I Live in Maryland: Can Insulation Help Lower My Energy Bill?

Looking to lower your energy bill as you begin to spend more at home? COVID-19 has upended our entire lives, but we cannot ignore that we are lucky we have a roof over our heads to keep us well and safe during this turbulent time. However, as we’ll be spending more time at home, as the warm weather begins to take...

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Replacement Windows: Should You Choose a Pocket Sill or Sloped Sill?

With the warmer months just around the corner, now is a good idea to take stock of the windows in your house and make sure they are functioning at their peak. We have published an article on when it is time to replace your windows, which you can read here. And, if you find your windows do in fact need replacing,...

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5 Important Questions to Ask a Home Improvement Contractor Before Signing

While our current way of living looks vastly different to what we are used to, it is still business as usual at Windows on Washington. However, we have of course implemented some stringent safety measures and are fully committed to following the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to help combat...

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Insulation Simplified Part One: Foam Insulation vs Blanket Insulation

There is no denying we are living in new times and need to change our behavior as the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the globe. You will have read how we are continuing to work with our clients to ensure they can achieve their dream homes, while ensuring the health and safety of all (if you have not read it yet,...

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How A New Roof Can Actually Help Save You Money

Did you know 75 percent of all homes in the United States have air conditioners? Or that air conditioners use roughly six percent of all electricity produced in the US, at an annual cost of $29 billion to homeowners? That is certainly a significant sum. Not only that, but around 117 million metric tons of carbon...

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Why Are My Windows And Siding Making Popping Noises?

Perhaps one of the most common questions we get at WoW is from clients who are concerned about “popping” noises coming from either their siding or windows (or sometimes both). If you have ever heard these popping sounds before, you will know they can be slightly confusing and oftentimes quite annoying! In fact, if...

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