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It won’t be long, and the summer days will turn to fall and winter. Although cooler temperatures would be a welcome relief right now, as the cold, dark winter days continue it can leave many people depressed longing for brighter days. In fact, Mayo Clinic published an article about seasonal affective disorder (SAD),

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You’ve got your beautiful new windows installed from Mel Harris Company and wondering what the best way is to keep them sparkling clean. Dirty windows can quickly ruin any view and no one like start their morning coffee like that. A few helpful tips to keeping your windows clean are:

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hailstorm

Spring storms often bring heavy wind and hail leaving your home’s roof damaged. When a roof is damaged by hail it not only causes problems with your roof, it leads to water leaks, mold, electrical issues, ceiling damage and more.

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The industrial sector has recognized the benefits of metal roofing for more than a century. The durability has been proven time and time again, which is why factories, warehouses and other industrial buildings continue to use metal roofing.

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siding maintenance

Spring is the perfect time to do home improvement projects. The weather isn’t too cold or excessively hot, making it the prime time to do exterior projects such as siding maintenance and replacement. The snow, ice, and wind has most likely created the need for a little siding sprucing up.

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window treatments

Choosing window treatments for your new windows often creates a dilemma of whether to cover or not. Now that you have beautiful new windows you don’t want to cover them up. However, sometimes it’s a necessity if you have neighbors nearby or just want to add a bit of softness to cozy up a room.

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Replacing your windows can be a daunting task and it’s often hard to know where to start. Before undertaking any project, it’s best to do your homework. This is a big investment and something you don’t want to take lightly.

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The New Year brings new projects. After the holidays many people use that time to clean-up and spruce up their homes. These projects can range from small closet organization to large ones like replacing a roof. There are plenty of ways to revamp your home in the new year.

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holiday spirit

Holiday lights are showing up along rooflines in just about every neighborhood. For many, getting into the holiday spirit is hanging lights on the house. This tradition is fun and festive, but there are a few things you need to remember to protect your roof and your safety.

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fall home projects

AARP recently posted a blog about fall DIY home projects that can’t wait. They listed items such as cleaning the gutters, checking smoke detectors, hiring a chimney sweep, furnace maintenance, winterizing water pipes, and checking windows and doors for heat loss. All of these items are necessary for your family’s safety.

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return on investment

Many home improvement projects are born from browsing Pinterest or Instagram. You know, you take a quick break to chill and then you suddenly find yourself knee deep in a home improvement project. However, not all home improvement projects are created equal. The best ones not only make you happy but also give you a great return on your investment. Some of the best projects for a great return often are some of the most expensive, so it is important to choose wisely.

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Exterior colors

As we enter the last half of 2021, we start to focus our attention on what the 2022 color trends will be. This past year has seen a continuation of light to white exteriors with more movement towards accents of dark colors combined with stained wood. It’s safe to say that the exterior of your home is the ultimate first impression as many passer-byers that see it will never see the interior.

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leaky window seals

 To replace or not to replace? That is the tough question we ask ourselves when we’re faced with home repairs especially if they are larger maintenance items like windows. One reason that typically results in window replacement is seal failure. When the window seals break down it creates a problem in energy efficiency and moisture resistance.

 

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insurance premiums

Last month’s blog talked about whether or not your homeowner’s insurance will cover roof damage. This month it seemed appropriate to cover how your roof’s condition affects your insurance premiums. Again, I’m no insurance expert; just passing along helpful information and things you should discuss with your professional insurance agent.

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Homeowner's Insurance

This area has already experienced our fair share of severe weather and there is most likely more to come. Many roofs were damaged in the last storm and, unfortunately, they typically take the brunt of the wind and hail. One common question is, “Will my homeowner’s insurance cover a new roof?” The answer to that question lies in the type of policy you have and the condition of the roof prior to the storm.

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Who is ready for bright sunny days? After researching Pantone’s 2021 Color of the Year, I believe they are too. Actually, they chose two this year – Ultimate Gray and Illuminating.

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ComponentsOfAMetalRoof

Spring is right around the corner and with that comes severe thunderstorms. Your roof is one of the most important components of your home and takes the brunt of wind and whatever is falling from the sky. That is why many people are opting for a metal roof. It is one of the strongest, most long-lasting materials on the market when it comes to roofing materials.

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Effects of snow on your roof

This past week had … dare I say it … “unprecedented” winter weather. It seems as if we have had to use the word “unprecedented” for pretty much everything that has happened this past year. Although we could all use just some plain, old non-precedented times, no one can argue with that crazy winter weather felt over approximately 75% of the country.

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Thermometer

Many products advertise energy efficiency. This all sounds well and good and like something you want,  but how do you know what you are looking for and whether it’s a good rating or not?

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Snow Covered Roof

The cold winter months are on their way. Is your roof ready for the potentially severe winter weather? Here are a few ways to make sure your roof is winter ready:

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