Door Questions

Door Questions ? This recap by Don Vandervort will give you excellent information about doors which, hopefully, will steer you to the right decision in selecting a new door for your home. Both interior and exterior doors are made from a variety of materials, the most common being wood that sometimes is in combination with […]

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Winterizing Your Home

This article from Kiplinger has some great advice for your home: For about $80 to $100, a technician will inspect your furnace or heat pump to be sure the system is clean and in good repair, and that it can achieve its manufacturer-rated efficiency. The inspection also measures carbon-monoxide leakage. If you act soon, you’ll […]

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Storm damage, what to watch out for with your roof.

A Roof Over Your Head- storm damage Protecting yourself from the rain, wind and severe weather is an absolute must. Indeed, being sheltered from the elements is a fundamental need that even a cave man would not dispute. Having a durable and sturdy roof brings that sheltering peace of mind. Unfortunately, the passage of time […]

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New roof, removing old asbestos shingles

We recently installed a new asphalt shingle roof on the Thomas’ rental property in Bethesda. They wanted to improve the look of the home so they would have an easier time attracting potential renters.The old roof had asbestos shingles, most people think that asbestos shingles are a hazardous material; they are not. Since they are […]

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Getting a home ready for sale.

We recently contracted with a homeowner to spruce up their home in advance of listing it for sale with WC & AN Miller Realtors. Paint and repair damaged tile around the pool area.The home in the Kenwood area of Chevy Chase, Md, is beautiful!  All brick with a slate roof, needed some interior painting and repair of slate […]

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State Farm Insurance- the “Not” so “Good Neighbor” ?

State Farm Insurance- the “Not” so “Good Neighbor” ? Recently have inspected a number of roofs with hail damage, the common thread in these inspections is State Farm Insurance. They appear to be taking a hard line on these legitimate claims. Coming up with terms such as “applique” to confuse the homeowner and try to ignore […]

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New Roof Arlington, VA

    Schmid Residence- After the recent storm at the end of June left  several holes in her roof, Robin, decided to to replace her roof and also extend her soffits in the front her of her home. Here are some before and after pictures. Robin picked an excellent color which picks up the colors […]

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FHA’s New “PowerSaver” Program

FHA’s New “PowerSaver” Program Homeowners are increasingly interested in making their homes more energy efficient, according to industry forecasts. But options are limited for financing improvements, especially for the many homeowners who are unable to take out a home equity loan or access an affordable consumer loan. PowerSaver will give more homeowners the ability to […]

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Finding roof leaks, asphalt shingles montgomery county md

Finding roof leaks, asphalt shingles montgomery county md Look at all roof penetrations in the leak area closely for holes and / or damage. Look for “shiners.” Shiners are nails that were not covered by the following course of roofing material. If left exposed too long, many nails will rust, leaving a hole and causing […]

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5 kitchen renovation mistakes to avoid

This excerpt from Consumer Reports shows some excellent things to keep in mind when planning a kitchen renovation. Before picking products, consult the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s “Kitchen and Bathroom Planning Guidelines”for tips on designing a functional layout and aim to avoid these mistakes:   Blowing off ventilation. It’s hard to show off your […]

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