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Helping people feel more comfortable in their homes is one of the things that makes us tick. Our goal with this learning center is to help you:

  • Make exterior renovations easy and stress-free
  • Save you money
  • Add beauty to your home
  • Prevent maintenance issues
Metal vs. Shingle Roofing

Metal vs. Shingle Roofing

There’s no doubt about it – the two most widely used roofing materials on the market today are asphalt and metal. The real question is: what roofing material is the best for your home? According to Consumer Reports, “Asphalt shingles remain far and away the most...

How to Hang Christmas Lights

How to Hang Christmas Lights

‘Tis the season to celebrate cultures, honor family traditions, and spread holiday cheer. Regardless of our different customs, most Americans can agree on one thing: Christmas lights are pure joy. There’s nothing that brings a nostalgic smile to our faces, or a Bing...

How to Choose Exterior House Colors: 10 Tips from the Pros

How to Choose Exterior House Colors: 10 Tips from the Pros

If you’re thinking about updating your home’s exterior, you’re not alone – and you’re smart for making such a good investment. According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2021 Cost vs. Value report, “exterior improvement projects [are] continuing a multiyear trend of providing...

How Much Will it Cost to Replace my Roof?

How Much Will it Cost to Replace my Roof?

The cost to replace a roof on a house can vary widely, and budgeting for a new roof can seem daunting. Fortunately, we have all the information you need to set a budget, understand financing options, vet roofing contractors in your area, and make an informed choice...

How Much Will it Cost to Replace my Siding?

How Much Will it Cost to Replace my Siding?

… Plus, 5 tips on saving money on a vinyl siding replacement The cost to replace siding on a house can vary widely, and if you haven’t done it in a while (or ever), you might find budgeting for this daunting. Fortunately, we have all the information you need to set a...

The # 1 Home Improvement Myth—Busted

The # 1 Home Improvement Myth—Busted

Things to Consider When Replacing a Roof Why Cheaper Isn't Always Better Are you considering a new roof? Before you get started, check out these tips. Often times, homeowners get “sticker shock” when presented with a roof estimate. And, who can blame them? Doesn’t a...

7 Ways to Winterize Your Home

7 Ways to Winterize Your Home

Preparing Your House for Winter Fall is an ideal time to make repairs that will make your home more energy efficient, both saving you money and keeping you warmer. How to winterize a house: seven cost-effective tips: 1. Clean Your GuttersMaking sure that water can...

Benefits of Using a GAF Certified Roofing Contractor

Benefits of Using a GAF Certified Roofing Contractor

Jackie, a first-time homeowner, had a pleasant 3-bedroom house in Staten Island. When she needed her roof replaced, she got three bids from different Staten Island roofing contractors. Each had good ratings on Google and Facebook. A young, energetic contractor quoted...

How to Clean Gutters & Gutter Maintenance Tips

How to Clean Gutters & Gutter Maintenance Tips

To avoid major repairs, you’ll need to keep up with regular cleaning and maintenance of your home’s gutter system. Below are answers to commonly asked questions that will give you some overall good gutter maintenance tips: When do I know it’s time to clean the...