How to Clean My Gutters Before April Showers

Did you know that your home’s gutter system protects your roof, walls, foundation and landscape?  When sticks, leaves and other forms of debris build up in your gutters, it can lead to sagging gutters, a leaky roof, mold growth, a wet basement and water damage to the exterior and/or interior of your home.  In addition, […]

7 Signs You Need a New Roof

Perhaps some of your neighbors are having their roof replaced and you are curious if your own residential roof is nearing its expiration date.  There are some key signs to look for, including the age of your roof, condition of the roofing materials and the durability of the roof decking.  Residential roof replacement is something […]

Winter Storm Restoration: The Homeowner’s Guide to Damage

When temps dip in PA, MD, and other Mid-Atlantic states, you know what follows: winter storms. And those bouts of ice and snow can do a number on your home’s exterior—which means winter storm restoration could end up on the to-do list. But what kind of damage might be covered under your homeowner’s policy? Generally, […]

Winterizing Your Home’s Windows, Attic, and More: Do’s and Don’ts

  There’s a shiver in the air around our Lancaster County office–and many areas of the Mid-Atlantic are also feeling the chillier air. The good news is you still have time to winterize your home’s exterior before Old Man Winter settles in. Here are tips for winterizing your home to save energy and keep it cozier. […]

How to Use Online Reviews to Find a Contractor

Choosing a contractor to replace a roof or repair gutters can seem daunting. If you’re going to invest your hard-earned money to maintain or upgrade your home, you deserve a high-quality contractor committed to providing top workmanship and excellent customer care. These tips will help you use online reviews to find a contractor for roofing or […]

Gutter Repair or Replacement: DIY or Call a Pro?

The arrival of fall weather means one thing: gutter season. And as you clean your gutters you may notice areas with gaps or sags, or maybe areas in which the gutter has pulled away from your home. Of course, you can try the DIY gutter repair approach. The challenge is that a repair involves more […]

Roof Damage: Most Wanted Critters, Squirrel Edition

Forget about rascally rabbits when the leaves start to fall. Autumn is the time to worry about squirrelly squirrels. “Tree rats” can do costly damage to your home, making it essential for homeowners to keep an eye out for signs of nesting and other activities. Here are the signs of home squirrel damage on your home […]

Don’t Make These Gutter Cleaning Mistakes

With cooler temps in the near future, the leaves will start changing. So, if you’re a  homeowner, that means gutter cleaning is in your near future too. Avoid these common gutter cleaning mistakes so you can get the job done right. Using leaf blowers or shop vacs. Power tools seem like a fast solution to […]

7 Must-Do’s to Prep Your Home for Fall Weather

As kids flock back to school, it’s a sure sign cooler weather will soon start settling in over Lancaster, West Chester, and the rest of the mid-Atlantic region. Take advantage of the less-sultry temps to make sure your home is ready to take on whatever fall has to dish out. 1. Inspect the roof. This […]

11 Ways to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal this Fall

More comfortable weather will soon be here, making it the perfect time to get outside and boost your home’s curb appeal. You don’t need to be the star of a DIY show to make your property look fresh and inviting. Try these 11 tips to boost curb appeal and make your home the envy of […]


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