Home Maintenace

Innovative building technology products
July 21, 2016 Russ Busa

Technology isn’t just for electronics – the building industry is constantly innovating to create energy-efficient and low-maintenance products for today’s state-of-the-art homes. From low-maintenance siding and trim products to the newest thinking in home weatherization, here are just a few of the innovations available to builders to make your new home the best it can be.

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13 Mistakes Not to Make if You Ever Want to Sell Your Home
February 25, 2016 Russ Busa

If you are getting ready to build, chances are you have a property to sell. Spring is a popular time to put your house on the market. But before you do, check out the following post from Bob Vila's blog with some great preparation tips. 

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Winter home maintenance tips
January 28, 2016 Russ Busa

Preparing your home for winter is an important annual ritual for homeowners. For instance, did you know that adding insulation in your attic before winter arrives can help prevent ice dams this winter? And do not forget that tuning up your heating system now can help prevent more costly emergency repairs at the height of a storm, when it can be difficult to find supplies and licensed contractors. The following winter maintenance tips can help you prepare your home to withstand another cold season.

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Your January Home Checklist
January 8, 2016 Russ Busa

Make your home (and yourself) healthier while you nestle in and get inspired for the coming year. Check out Houzz's list of 15 things do do around the home in January.

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Spring Maintenance Checklist
March 15, 2015 Russ Busa

Too many homeowners think that spring maintenance is all about “Spring Cleaning”. While cleaning comprises some of your spring maintenance, projects aimed at various structures, appliances, and systems within your home are just as important. Though you may love to see spotless windows for that first sunny, 60-degree day, you can't forget your roof and the possibility that ice dams formed over the winter. Follow this spring maintenance checklist to ensure your home is in optimal condition for the rest of the year.

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How to Winterize Your Home
October 24, 2012 Russ Busa

We thought we'd share this great article from this week's Boston Globe Magazine - enjoy!

How to winterize your home: A procrastinator’s manual with 8 tips. These measures — some finished in only a few minutes--will lower your heating bills and help prevent property damage. By Elizabeth Gehrman

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4 Steps to Prepare Your Garden for Winter
September 15, 2012 Russ Busa

If there’s one more thing left on a gardener’s summer to-do list after Labor Day, it’s to prepare your garden for winter and the onset of cooler temperatures. The best way to ensure a fruitful garden in the spring is to take the proper steps now to winterize your garden and make sure it can withstand the upcoming weather.

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A Homeowner's Work is Never Done: Fall Maintenance Checklist
September 4, 2012 Russ Busa

With cooler temperatures, homeowners start to think about their home fall maintenance checklist. The season is a transition between summer and winter, and a few maintenance projects prepare your home for the upcoming months. From winterizing your pool to trimming dead tree branches, make time to protect your home.

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Replacing Doors: Homeowner’s Top 5 Questions
January 30, 2012 Russ Busa

In addition to windows, replacing your homes’ doors is one of the best home improvements you can do. Replacing doors can add value to your home, increase curb appeal, and saves you financially on heating and cooling costs. More importantly, doors provide necessary security and, in turn, make your home comfortable for you to live.

Choosing the right door can be an overwhelming process once you have decided that a new door is needed. Here are answers to the top five question regarding replacing doors.

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Safety First…Your Home Fireplace
December 13, 2011 Russ Busa

"Chestnuts roasting on an open fire..." There’s something extra special about a fireplace. It doesn’t matter if it’s wood-burning, gas or electric, a fireplace adds ambiance to your home especially during the winter.

Whether you have already lit your first fire of the season or not, here are a few important fireplace safety tips to remember:

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