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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NW DC Bathroom remodel

Complete bathroom remodel in Washington DC, imported Italian marble provides a clean, polished look. Custom shower with glass partition lets light in and makes the most of a small relatively small area.  

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Flat Roofs Washington DC

Most roofs in Washington DC are flat or nearly flat with a slight pitch. Some flat roofs that are completely flat and do not have a pitch due to settlement of the home, improper construction, or deflection of the rafters must have a roof system installed that will either correct the pitch or be able to […]

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Vinyl siding, gutters and doors – easy fixes

We recently completed a small vinyl siding renovation project for the Cristinzio family in Silver Spring. New vinyl siding, soffits, gutters and two new energy efficient exterior doors along with a new storm door with a retractable screen. Apart from the time to wait for the doors to come in, all the work was completed […]

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Vinyl Siding

Vinyl Siding Vinyl siding was first introduced to the exterior cladding market in the early 1960s and steadily grew in popularity over the next four decades because of its durability, versatility and ease of maintenance. The product is manufactured primarily with polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a material that gives it impact resistance, rigidity and strength. PVC […]

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