Home Preventative Maintenance

By Robert Robillard

Every Homeowner’s Spring Checklist One of the toughest things about being a homeowner is dealing with repairs. Things always seem to break at the most inopportune times. Ideally it would be great if we dealt with our homes more like we do our cars; with regularly scheduled home preventative maintenance.  It would be really nice…

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10 Exterior House Upgrade Projects

By Robert Robillard

One-Hour Exterior Home Upgrade Projects Short on time, but looking to make a big change on the outside of your home? Try looking at Fypon products.   Fypon has a variety of one-hour “out-of-the-box-and-onto-the-home” products that can help add curb appeal to your home’s exterior. Constructed of durable urethane, Fypon® products are lightweight and easy to…

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4 Gutter Warning Signs

By Robert Robillard

Gutters are easy to overlook. Unless your gutters are completely covered from head-to-toe in rust, you probably don’t think about needing to replace them. However, neglecting your gutters when they need to be replaced can cause severe damage to your home. Water that is not properly channeled by your gutters can damage your ceilings, walls,…

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New Book: Home Improvement Projects Explained!

By Robert Robillard

Spend-A-Little Save-A-Lot Home Improvements: Money-Saving Projects Anyone Can Do A friend of mine, Brad Staggs,  recently wrote his own home improvement book.  Brad Staggs has written, produced and directed feature stories for The Nashville Network and also produced and hosted features for Decorating with Style and Today at Home on HGTV.   Today, Brad is seen on HGTV’s HGTVPro.Com Weekly and…

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Decorative Garage Door Trim

By Robert Robillard

Dressing Up A Garage Door With Crown Molding Do you have a garage door with flat trim casing on all three sides? Crown molding applied to the top of a garage door can make a dramatic statement and increase the curb appeal of your garage entry.  Curb appeal is the first impression the house makes…

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Replacing A Rotting Porch

By Robert Robillard

Everything has a lifespan ~ choose your materials to last: This week we were called to a home to repair a porch.   As soon as I saw this porch listing to the right it was obvious that non-pressure treated wood was used. I broke the news to the homeowner that we would no only bey replacing…

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Replacing An Exterior Double Door

By Robert Robillard

Installing A New Double Front Door And Multi-Point Locks: Dear Concord Carpenter, I want to replace the original double front doors on our late 50’s deck house. My wife wants to use double front doors again, but I have never had good experience with them sealing, locking, working right.  Any thoughts? Also, I was considering…

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Benefits of Fiber Cement Siding

By Robert Robillard

Benefits of Fiber Cement Siding In today’s home renovation market, the trend of using fiber cement siding has skyrocketed. Consumers have found themselves more attracted to the sturdy fiber siding than the traditional wood homes have featured in the past. But there is so much more to this particular type of siding than meets the…

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