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Toolbox Must-Haves for New Homeowners

By Tim Coutis / November 4, 2019
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The prospect of being a new homeowner — particularly a first-time homeowner — is exhilarating. Finally free of your landlord, you have the chance to personalize your new abode. Of course, without a landlord, you also have the added responsibility…

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Stay One Step Ahead of the Season Change with These September Home Maintenance Ideas

By Tim Coutis / September 3, 2019
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It may not seem like it, and you may not want to hear it, but “winter is coming.” Getting a head start on fall maintenance will leave you with more free time to enjoy the colors of autumn. Here’s a…

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6 Signs You Need a New Roof

By Tim Coutis / May 23, 2019
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In caring for our homes, we try to keep our eyes on every nook and cranny — but we often forget to look up. Maybe that’s because the roof, even for the experienced homeowner, can be a source of some…

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How to Clean Your Gutters and Why It’s So Important

By Tim Coutis / April 8, 2019
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Routing water away from your home is incredibly important. Gutters play a critical role in managing water and keeping it from ruining roofing, the exterior of your home, and ultimately flooding your basement. Clogged gutters in winter can actually detach…

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The Summer Home Maintenance Checklist You’ve Always Wanted

By Aly Yale / July 16, 2018
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With longer days and better weather, summer’s a good time to tend to those long-forgotten home maintenance tasks. But, as always, time is limited — even during the relaxing summer months. What should you focus on and what are the…

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A Guide to Keeping Your Garden Fresh in Summer Heat

By Tim Coutis / June 6, 2018
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Keeping your garden cool and fresh becomes even more important as those balmy spring temperatures rise to summer highs. Water is key, whether you’re growing flowers or hoping to reap a harvest of summer vegetables. And, while the serious drought…

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