21 February,2017

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James Hardie Cement Siding

James Hardie

James Hardie James Hardie and the Modern Evolution of Cement Siding, Synthetic Trim, and Decking I started in the home improvement industry way back in 1983.  Yep, I’m old!  A lot has changed in 33 years, that’s…

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25 October,2016

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Get your home ready for winter.

Get Your Home Ready For Winter

Get Your Home Ready For Winter It’s hard to believe winter is upon us again when it seems like it was just the 4th of July, but here it comes again!  It’s important to get…

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31 May,2016

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Southern Design Elements for Your New England Home

Southern Design Elements for Your New England Home   Over the weekend, I was lucky enough to be in a beautiful wedding in Isle of Palms, South Carolina, a city about 15 miles east of Charleston….

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19 February,2015

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Preventing Ice Dams

Preventing Ice Dams Preventing ice dams.   That’s a hot topic here in Eastern Massachusetts during the winter of 2015!  It seems like we have an ice dam disaster a couple of times per decade in the Boston…

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17 June,2014

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ROOFING 101

Roofing has never been known to be an exciting or sexy home remodeling project. We know. But, what could be more important to you, your family or your house than having a good roof over…

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16 April,2014

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Peeling house paint, and other paint failures

Exterior Paint Failure Peeling paint on the exterior of a house can be maddening and expensive! Having to paint your house every couple of years or so is not normal. It should not be expected or acceptable. If…

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22 May,2013

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Make Sure You Replace Your Rotting Trim Before You Paint!

Massachusetts is full of beautiful wood homes, both old and new.  There is nothing more beautiful than a painted wood home, but the extreme weather in New England can wreak havoc on exterior paint jobs. …

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18 April,2013

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Time To Plan Your Exterior Home Improvement Projects Massachusetts!

It’s that time of year again.  Tax day is behind us, the flowers are sprouting, the trees have buds ready to bloom, and after a long winter folks are starting to emerge and plan this…

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25 October,2012

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Replacing Your Windows

Rising energy costs have homeowners in a panic. Many people are looking at various ways to slash their energy costs. From shutting off their air-conditioners to updating to Energy Star qualified appliances and replacing light bulbs…

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12 October,2012

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Should I Paint or Stain My House?

Great question! There is no right or wrong answer because there are many different types of stains available and lots of different kinds of siding. In some cases stain is an excellent choice but there are times when…

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