12 EARLY FALL HOME MAINTENANCE TIPS

Fall Home

1. Generally Clean Up & Repairs
Clean yard and walk around home. Remove debris, stow mower, remove garden hoses, put a way drain system, rake yard, and so on. Look for signs of any repair needs. If possible, fix identified issues before weather hits.

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A Brief History on Windows

It’s hard to imagine a time when homes didn’t have glass windows. In many ways, these glass pane creations are one of the most expressive and functional features of a home. Windows serve to provide light, thermal protection, ventilation, aesthetics, noise control and more.

A Brief History

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Homeownership 101- Window, Gutter and Pressure Cleaning

A window wash, power wash, gutter cleaning

Your home is a big investment. Given this, when was the last time you washed your windows, cleaned out your gutter and pressure washed your home’s exterior surfaces? Regular window, gutter, and pressure cleanings is a vital part of home maintenance. These cleanings help to protect your home’s value, appearance and function, while minimizing costly repairs down the road. Unfortunately, cleaning windows, gutters and pressure washing are time consuming tasks and, for some, it may seem downright daunting. Not surprisingly, many savvy home owners save time and hassle by hiring highly reputable companies that offers all three services at cost-effective rates, such as Window Washing, Inc.

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5 Window Maintenance Tips

Window Maintanance

Window maintenance is an essential part of homeownership. Proper care is necessary to ensure windows operate at their best. Keeping them clean and in good condition will enhance your home’s appearance, protect energy-saving benefits and minimize replacement costs. Windows often battle weather conditions, fluctuating temperatures, ultraviolet light, high winds, rain, dirt, and more. Over time, this takes a toll. However, with regular care you can reduce damages. Below are some window maintenance tips.

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Selling Your Home: Three Important Tasks to Add Curb Appeal

house-for-sale-small When it comes to selling your home, making an excellent first impression is key to attracting buyers. This begins with the exterior. Many home buyers decide whether or not to see a home based on how it looks on the outside. There are numerous things savvy home owners can do to add curb appeal. Following are just three tasks that will instantly increase improve your home’s  exterior appearance.

  1. Professionally Wash Windows

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6 Signs You Need New Windows

ugly window

Windows play a large role in your home’s appearance and its energy saving abilities. Recognizing when it’s time to install new windows is important to any savvy home owner. Fortunately, the recouped costs for replacing windows (vinyl or wood), in the greater Chicago area, is between 82% and 88.4%, according to the 2014 Cost vs Value Report. Following are six signs it might be time to replace your windows.

  1. Window Trim is Chipping, Peeling, Missing, Cracking, or Rotting

What is the condition of the trim around your window?  Peeling paint, cracking or rotting are signs of moisture, over exposure to UV rays or extreme temperature changes. Aesthetics aside, these conditions tend to lead to warping around the windows. Continue reading “6 Signs You Need New Windows”