Shutter Style:  How to Add Character to Your Home

Shutters are one of those features that are on virtually every home, but few people stop to think about. Exterior color?  Of course.  Type of siding?  Naturally. Style of architecture?  Can’t overlook that!  But, the right shutter can offset all of these… Read More


Protecting Your Home During a Thunderstorm

With a wetter-than-average summer, we had a number of serious storms sweep through Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.  While it’s hard to tell who got the worst of it, forecasts promise more of the same in coming weeks. … Read More


End-of-Summer Maintenance Tips

With August’s arrival, summer is on its way out!  That means it’s time to give your home a little TLC in preparation for fall. Extreme heat, winds, and rain take their toll on any exterior, but there are a few areas… Read More


Show Some Color—With Your Home’s Exterior

When it comes to paint colors inside your home, you let your imagination run wild—but on the exterior you hesitate.  Not only is a big change, but it’s also much more visible.  Depending on your HOA, it might not even… Read More


Choosing the Right Window Frames

Last month we talked about how to choose the right glass for your windows, but today we’re going to get into the frame.  This piece outlines your window, contributes to your overall design, and ultimately helps with the energy efficiency… Read More


Energy Tax Credits: What You Should Know

Depending on the age of your home, deciding to make it more energy efficient can be a big undertaking. To help offset some of the costs (and reward you for making an environmentally-friendly decision), the federal government offers energy tax credits… Read More


Show your Patriotic Side with Outdoor Decorations

    Celebrating America’s Independence Day usually involves patterns of red, white, and blue everywhere! With your clothes, with your flags, and with your outdoor spaces—you can show your patriotism in a number of ways. Try these decorating tips that you can… Read More


Choosing the Right Glass for Your Windows

When your home’s windows just aren’t doing their job anymore, it’s time to consider what you really want in a replacement.  While you ordinarily wouldn’t spend that much time contemplating glass, it can be a big investment in your real… Read More


Adding a Garage:  Is it Worth it?

Certain home improvements are better from an investment standpoint than others.  When it comes to garages, adding one is typically less expensive than other large projects.   Plus, it can make a property lacking in storage and parking space more desirable. … Read More


Is My Siding Waterproof?

Amidst all the rain we’ve had recently in Maryland, many homeowners are asking themselves this question. Today, we’re going to focus on vinyl siding, which is a waterproof material—when installed correctly.  There are also a few other precautions you (and your… Read More