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Spring Home Maintenance Tasks

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Nothing feels better than being outside after a long winter cooped up indoors. Even household chores, when done outside, feel refreshing. Check these simple maintenance jobs off your to-do list and you can be on your way to a trouble-free summer.   Clean Gutters Check the bottoms of your gutters for any loose granules that could indicate your asphalt roof may need to be replaced. If you find dirt debris in the downspout gooseneck, flush it out with a hose. Put the hose into the downspout as far as you can to push the rubbish out of the gooseneck bends….

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Windows: To replace or to restore – That is the question.

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The condition of the existing windows will typically become a concern when planning an extensive or whole house renovation. For our discussion here we will consider a home over 100 years old with the original windows in place and having exterior metal storm windows that were installed about 30 years ago. This would be a very typical situation we would be faced with when preparing the scope of work for the renovation. The issues here are that the existing windows are uninsulated glass in sashes that may be inoperative or at the least difficult to open and when closed, leak…

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