Why Are My Rain Gutters Not Working Properly?

You may not look up at the gutters on your home very often, but you should be appreciative of everything they do for your property. Gutters are designed to prevent water from pooling around the foundation of your home, which can cause damage to it over time. Every now and then, though, you will notice… Read more »

Things to Know About Cedar Shake Roofs

Are you thinking about which type of roof you’d like on your home? If so, cedar shake roofs are a great option. They can provide your home with a more rustic look and last for many years to come. Before you settle on a cedar shake roof, though, you should take the time to learn… Read more »

What Are the Benefits of Having a Slate Roof For Your Home?

Is it time to put a new roof on your home? If so, there are myriad types of roofs that could suit your home. From regular asphalt shingle roofs to cedar shake roofs, you’ll have no shortage of options. Nevertheless, one of the best ones will be slate roofs. Take a look at a few… Read more »

Here’s Why You Should Have a Roof Inspection After a Storm

If a major storm swept through your area recently, you should be at least a little concerned about the condition of your roof. Even if your roof is on the newer side, it could have been damaged by rain, wind, hail, and whatever else the storm threw at it. Consider having a professional roof inspection… Read more »

Window Repairs Vs. Window Replacement

If you have newer windows in your home that are giving you problems, you should probably attempt to repair them rather than replacing them at first. There is a good chance that an experienced window repair company can bring your windows back to life and allow you to get some more mileage out of them… Read more »

Reasons to Consider a Gas Fireplace Insert

Many area homes have traditional fireplaces. If you want to help heat your home, they’re not the best option for that– gas fireplace inserts, however, are. Inserts are heating appliances you place inside your old fireplace. Buying and using one can save you money because you don’t have to renovate or rebuild your old fireplace…. Read more »

Besides Ice Dams, What Could Cause a Leaky Roof in the Winter?

More often than not, an ice dam is likely to blame if your roof is leaking in the wintertime. But there are other things that can cause your roof to leak as well. Before you assume that an ice dam is causing your roof to leak this winter, consider some of the other possibilities. Let’s… Read more »

An Overview of Stucco Chimneys

Do you wish there was a way to bring your existing chimney back to life without spending an arm and a leg on it? Fortunately, there is a way to do so if you decide to go with a stucco chimney. Chimney stucco can be placed directly over the masonry from an existing chimney to… Read more »

What Are Those Ugly Black Streaks on My Roof?

Take a look around and notice if any roofs you see in the Poconos have black streaks on them… If so, guess what? You’re seeing blue green algae! Now most people just assume those black streaks on roofs are dirt or perhaps soot. However, the reality is that gloeocapsa magma, aka blue green algae, is… Read more »

How Often Should You Replace Your Windows?

The windows in your home are, unfortunately, not going to last forever. Regardless of whether you have vinyl windows, wood windows, or another type of windows, you can typically expect to get somewhere in the neighborhood of 15 to 25 years out of them. After that, you’ll need to seriously consider replacing them with new… Read more »