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Sealing Air Leaks

You may think that August is too soon to begin thinking about sealing air leaks in your home. But for me, I would rather do the outdoor work during the fair-weather months. Not a big fan of the cold! Not to mention, that you will have difficulty sealing air leaks using caulking if the temperature is below 45 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the minimum recommended temperature for applying caulking, as set forth by the department of energy and most caulking manufacturers. You should also pay attention to the weather forecast and avoid applying caulking if there is a chance of rain or snow later in the day. You need to allow 24 hours for caulking to fully cure. Read more

Locating Window Leaks

Locating window leaks in your home can be challenging to say the least, as the source of the leak could be something other than the window itself. In fact, water intrusion near the top of the window, more often than not, comes from another source, such as a roof leak, clogged gutters, failing flashing, or damaged soffits. Read more

Spring Home Inspection Checklist

Now that the weather has finally turned the corner, we thought it would be a good time to share our spring home inspection checklist. It seemed like winter would never end, but spring has finally sprung. If you are like most home owners, you hunkered down for winter and have totally ignored the exterior of your home. After all, its much cozier inside by the fireplace, rather than trying to climb a ladder outside in the cold, wearing boots, mitts, and a parka. But that’s all behind us now, so you can head outside to enjoy the fresh air and take along our spring home inspection checklist. Read more

window warning signs

If you pay attention to a few basic window warning signs, you may just avoid some costly repairs. A quick monthly inspection may reveal issues with your existing windows. Let’s examine some of the more common window warning signs and just exactly what your windows are trying to tell you. If only they could speak! Read more

Window Maintenance Checklist

Our Window Maintenance Checklist includes the vital steps to ensure the ongoing durability and functionality of your home windows. You may not realize it, but the windows in your home represent a large portion of your investment. Following our window maintenance checklist at least once a year can protect this investment and preserve the value of your property. Taking the proper steps to protect your windows and their frames will undoubtedly extend their lifespan. Read more

Window Mold

Window mold can be unsightly and to make matters worse, it can be harmful to your health. The presence of window mold in your home can lead to serious respiratory problems. If you discover mold growing on or around your windows you need to take immediate action to find the source of the problem, and more importantly a cure. Once you have repaired the root cause you should come up with a preventative maintenance plan to avoid any re-occurrence of the problem. Read more

Lubricating Vinyl Windows

Regular maintenance including properly lubricating vinyl windows, can keep your windows operating smoothly for years to come. Conversely; if you go for years without lubricating vinyl windows you may find yourself extremely frustrated. This is especially true on the first day of spring when you want to let that fresh springtime air into your home for the first time of the season, only to discover that you are unable to open your jammed windows. Read more

sticky windows

Do you have sticky windows in your home? Have you ever considered that the problem could be your foundation? When we perform window inspections or when we are called in for window repairs, more often than not it is an issue with the windows themselves. However, we often discover that the problem with your sticky windows is an underlying issue with your foundation. In such cases the sooner you address the root cause the better. Read more

home inspection

In an earlier article we reviewed some of the top home inspection issues that may be uncovered during the inspection process. While the top deficiencies were mentioned in the previous article we have expanded the list to include these additional home inspection issues that you may need to deal with when selling your home. Read more

home inspection issues

Signing a contract to sell your home is only half the battle. The next step is the home inspection process which can be nerve racking for both parties, especially the seller. While older homes may be more susceptible to the inspector discovering deficiencies, newer homes are not immune to home inspection issues. The list of potential home inspection issues is quite extensive, below are some of the top deficiencies unveiled in an inspection. Read more