Imagine coming up with an idea that could change the world. It would not only be affordable, but could help preserve the environment by preventing deforestation. Then after 25 years you find out the product you designed to help the environment is actually destroying it. That sounds like a nightmare or the plot of a John Carpenter film, but that is the reality of first generation vinyl house siding.

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Nothing is as tough on your windows as hard water. Hard water is a term that is often associated with large cities or a very industrialized area. The nasty truth about hard water is that it can rear its ugly head at any time. Hard water is simply water that has a high mineral content. It is formed when water percolates through deposits of limestone and chalk. The main minerals that make up hard water are calcium and magnesium carbonates.

Almost any water that hasn’t gone through a softening process will have trace amounts of these minerals. A lot of homes in areas where hard water is prevalent are equipped with softeners that use sodium to filter the water. This method is enough to make your water taste fine, but it may not be enough to prevent deposits on your windows. Continue reading "The Hard Truth About Hard Water Stains"

06/08/2018
  Think it’s too late to plant a great garden? Think again! While most fruits and vegetables require early spring planting, we’re here to share a list for any procrastinators out there who still want a great harvest! Especially if you’re new to gardening like us, it’s best to stick with just a few different vegetables and herbs until you’re comfortable with the sun/water needs of each. We did some research and found that some of the best vegetables to plant in mid-summer are: Continue reading "Summer Garden Guide"
We all know that a good house wash will increase curb appeal and that pressure washing your patio or deck can help prolong their lives. But there are some benefits that are a little more obscure. These benefits are either not talked about often or you might not have known about them. For many homeowners there is an “out of sight, out of mind” thought process. Continue reading "3 Pressure Washing Secrets"
It’s that time of year again! All of the creepy crawlies and furry scavengers are ready to come out of hibernation. Just like you, they enjoy the warm spring air. Nothing is more frustrating than walking into your clean kitchen and seeing a counter full of ants or doing your yard work and noticing some sharp toothed vermin has chewed through your porch. For pet owners or the environmentally conscious homeowner, chemicals aren’t an option. Here are four ways to help you prevent these critters from making your home theirs – and none of them involve harsh chemicals! Continue reading "4 Chemical Free Pest Removal Hacks"
Nothing better than investing in a product that pays for itself over time, right? Even better when said product offers a bevy of additional benefits you can enjoy for years to come. Window film does just that! One of the easiest and most cost effective ways to save money on energy bills is to have a professional apply solar control or insulating window film. While window film saves money on utility bills year-round, the cost of cooling one square foot is about five times the cost of heating the same space. It's important to note the immense benefits of heat rejection and how it will significantly cut down energy consumption during the summertime. Continue reading "Window Film: It Pays For Itself!"
Memorial Day is around the corner! Most of us will have an extra day off of work, and you may be planning a get together with friends and family to enjoy the warm weather - and pool season is officially upon us! When pool season comes around there is a sense of excitement in the air. But if you are the one who has to open and maintain the pool it can be a sense of dread. There are no good or safe shortcuts to opening a pool. But there a few tips and tricks that can help the process: Continue reading "Is Your Pool Ready For Memorial Day?"
  The weather is warming and flowers are blooming. Green thumbs are in their flower gardens planting, fertilizing, and trimming. But some of us don’t have the time or the space to have a beautiful lush flower garden in our yard. That’s okay, just bring it inside! Indoor flowers will not only brighten up your home, but purify the air while bringing the smell of spring inside. Here are four easy to maintain indoor flowers... and one that's a little more difficult. Continue reading "Bring your Garden Indoors for Springtime, All the Time!"