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Does Your Garage Desperately Need Improvement?

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Garages can easily become cluttered and lacking in functionality. It's one of the places in
the home that we tend to put all of the things that we don't quite want to get rid of, but we
don't quite want around anymore, either.

If you’re looking to remodel your home, you’ll probably want to consider redoing your garage
setup as well. Having a great garage is something that you may want, so you’ll need to know
where to put your efforts to make a truly functional garage. There are several projects that
you can invest your time and resources in. Here are three of the best ones. Storage Renovations to the garage can make a big difference in its functionality, and storage is one
of the staples to any garage renovation. One of the first things you'll need to do is clear out
all of the clutter.

Yes, it's difficult to part with things that you've had for years, but you're unlikely to actually
miss them, an…

How To Prepare For a Big Home Remodel

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Remodeling is the perfect way to give your home a personal touch. The upgrades will also
add a lot of value to home if you ever decide to move. While there are numerous benefits of
a home remodel, they do come at a certain cost — and we’re not talking about money. A
major overhaul can disrupt your life for several months if you are not prepared. So if you’re
getting ready for a big remodel, here are four things you can do beforehand to make the
transition as seamless as possible. Rent a Storage Unit The first thing you need to do before starting a remodel is to determine which of your
belongings will need to be relocated during reconstruction. For smaller projects, you can
probably just move your furniture and belongings to another room. For larger projects, you
are more likely to need external storage. Aside from being a place to put your belongings
without cluttering up the rest of your home, storage units also keep your stuff safe and are
fairly inexpensi…

DIY Fall Home Maintenance Tips

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Exterior Fixes
Regularly clean gutters and downspouts. Make sure all drainage areas are unblocked by leaves and debris. Consider installing gutter guards to make the job a lot easier.Use a screwdriver to probe the wood trim around windows, doors, railings and decks. Use caulk to fill the holes or completely replace the wood.Lower humidity and cooler (not yet cold) temperatures make fall a good time to paint the exterior of your home.Inspect your roof or hire a licensed professional to examine your roof for wear and tear. If the shingles are curling, buckling or crackling, replace them. If you have a lot of damage, it's time to replace the entire roof. Also, check the flashing around skylights, pipes and chimneys. If you have any leaks or gaps, heavy snow and ice will find its way in.To prevent exterior water pipes from bursting when the weather gets below freezing, turn off the valves to the exterior hose bibs. Run the water until the pipes are empty. Make sure all the water is dra…

4 Home Roof Maintenance Tips

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Summer is in full gear and the sun is hotter than ever.The blazing sun can damage more than you can imagine; your roof is important and keeping it in the best shape possible during the summer months can help you avoid having to pay a lot of money for repairs in the future. There are a few things we can do to prepare our homes for the season. These tips will help you keep your cool, as the temperature rises.
PREP YOUR ATTIC
Your attic is largely overlooked but is a focal point for keeping your home cool during these summer months. Did you know your attic can reach up to 150 degrees during the summer? Yep. And, that heat above you can rob you of your cool air conditioning if it’s not properly insulated and maintained. It’s a must to inspect things like moisture in the plywood in your attic. As we know in the northwest; moisture can lead to mold. How about those exhaust fans from your kitchen and bathrooms? These, if improperly installed, can be a big contributor to the moisture buildup in…

Can Termite Damage Be Fixed?

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It is rare but possible for some termite species to damage a house beyond repair, if the infestation is left untreated for many years. The most destructive termite in the U.S. is the Formosan termite, a type of subterranean termite found in the southern U.S. and in coastal areas. A large Formosan termite colony can cause significant damage to a house in approximately two years, if it is not controlled.

Fortunately this house was caught in time and we were able to remove the damaged wood and replace with new wood. This was only possible of course after professional exterminators were able to control the termite problem.

Termite Damaged Wood




With no interuption to the surrounding landscape we were able to replace the damaged wood.



On the inside we were able to remove the damaged wood back to clean wood and tie in beams to support the above floor.





Wow? Didn't know we could handle these home problems also? We are not just a roofer, we are a full blow general contractor.

4 Mistakes When Choosing A Roofer

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Investing in your roof is not the major expense most people believe it has to be. Having it repaired or replaced can be the single most important investment you can make. It is important to do your research and choose a reputable roofer.
For many homeowners, the options can seem overwhelming. Many individuals who call themselves professional roofers are actually “fly-by-night” contractors. These contractors will offer you the cheapest price and will not offer a guarantee and will leave your yard dirty and the job sometimes half complete.
How to choose the right roofing contractor?
When choosing a residential roofing contractor, make sure you avoid these common mistakes:
1.Not Researching the Roofing Company’s Reputation
It’s important to do your homework on the residential roofers you’re considering. Read reviews, talk to your neighbors, does the roofer offer a guarantee on the workmanship and product?
Warning: Location: Beware of door-to-door roofers. A legitimate, well-established roofing …

3 Reasons To Hire A Professional Roofer

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Before you start to feel the drip, drip, drip of a leakyroof, or have snow cave your attic in mid-winter, you’ll want a dependable roofing professional.
Reason 1 – Save Money: Yeah, it’s more affordable to hire a professional roofer than it is to DIY it. How? They have all the tools you need already (and there are quite a few unique tools). And they know how to do the roof right the first time. So any expenses you’d add if you did things wrong would be obsolete with a roofer. They also know if a roof needs a total makeover (preventing serious damages later) or just some minor touch ups (saves you money). Oh, and warranties…if things don’t work out, their work and materials are backed up. Saves you money there too.
Reason 2 – Better Quality: Roofers know exactly what material is best for your roof and the climate you live in. They also have extensive experience with fixing and installing roofs, so already their work is going to be better quality. Oh, and were warranties mentioned?…Warran…