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Why Curb Appeal Matters

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 12, 2014

Curb appeal is a hot topic for anyone who’s hoping to sell a property. Realtors remind us that “you never get a second chance to make a first impression” and rate...


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Spring Roof Maintenance Tips

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 21, 2014

SPRING HAS SPRUNG! My friends, I am so excited, because, honestly, I was kind of over winter. While of course snow and other delightful weather will be lingering across the country,...


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Engineering for Tsunamis

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 28, 2014

As a utilitarian, my love for modern design reaches new heights when it manages to be aesthetically compelling and practical, creating a happy marriage of form and function. All too...


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Can You Lay New Roof Shingles Over Old?

Posted by Philip Schmidt | Jan 23, 2014

The answer is yes, you can lay new roof shingles over old ones. Now that we've taken care of the primary question at hand, we'll consider a couple of reasons why you might want to...


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New Roof Costs: What You Need to Know

Posted by Anna Hill | Jan 20, 2014

When it’s time to build or replace your home’s roof (or part of it), cost can be a serious consideration relative to the longevity, composition, and overall ease of installment...


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Convert Flat Roof to Pitched

Posted by Philip Schmidt | Jan 16, 2014

There are many good reasons to covert a flat roof to a pitched, or sloped, roof. A pitched roof can add curb appeal and storage or even living space, it can reduce maintenance (in...


Meet the Brooklyn Grange, World's Largest Rooftop Farm

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 14, 2014

It should come as no surprise to learn that we're totally into rooftop gardening, because it's a great use of space and a fantastic way to connect people with the source of their food....


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Don't Let the Polar Vortex Ruin Your Home!

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 07, 2014

It's brutally cold across much of the US, which has many people huddling indoors and seeking shelter. While you're staying warm inside, though (or calling your HVAC technician to find...