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 siding.Continue reading "Vinyl Siding, Friend or Foe?"
Weather, especially winter weather, can take a real toll on your patio deck. The combination of ice, snow, rain and changing temperatures can take away some of its original lusters. This may have you wondering, “Should I pressure wash my deck?”. “Will pressure washing restore its original look?” Maintaining your patio deck to keep it looking good may seem like a relatively simple task, but there is a little more to it than you might think. Knowing how to properly clean your deck will not only improve the overall appearance, it will also help it last longer too! This means you can get more hours of enjoyment out of it.
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"
Most people can handle their to-do list inside the home, but how many of you have the time, supplies, ability or desire to completely clean your windows, siding, gutters, or roofs? Ladders are scary and dangerous, but so is someone who hasn’t had experience with a pressure washer. Too often these chores fall to the wayside, but don’t let ‘em! No more excuses: Window Genie is here to offer help. Continue reading "Which Chores are Best Left to the Professionals?"
Even if you are not selling your home, you may be looking to make your investment worth more. Most homeowners only think about the value of their house when they are ready to sell. Buying a home is your largest investment and the thought that maintaining it or increasing its value isn’t a priority is asinine. Here are a few tips that can be done continually throughout the life of your home. Continue reading "6 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value"
Most people can handle their to-do list inside the home, but how many of you have the time, supplies, ability or desire to wash your house, deck and driveway? Too often these outdoor chores fall to the wayside, but don’t let ‘em! No more excuses: Window Genie is here to offer our top 3 reasons you should have a professional house wash this fall. Continue reading "3 Reasons You Need a Professional House Wash"
While most are quick to assume the black streaks on their roof, siding, deck or patio is dirt or even mold… oftentimes it’s the less threatening wannabe; algae! That’s the good news! The bad news is that mold and mildew are still very prevalent and can wreak expensive havoc on your home. Don’t worry though, all different types of growth on your home are treatable! We're here to discuss algae vs. mold... what's the difference? Continue reading "Algae vs. Mold: What’s the Difference?"
Your home’s siding does more than just make your house appealing to look at. There are several non-aesthetic purposes for siding, like lowering energy bills, protecting the frame of your home against the elements, and keeping away pests. So keeping your siding in good repair is important. But at some point, your siding may begin to fail. So what are the signs that your siding might be losing its integrity? Continue reading "5 Signs Your Siding is Failing"
Most people can handle their to-do list inside the home, but how many of you have the time, supplies, ability or desire to wash your house, deck and driveway? Too often these outdoor chores fall to the wayside, but don’t let ‘em! No more excuses: Window Genie is here to offer our top 3 reasons you should have a professional house wash this summer. Continue reading "3 Real Reasons to Get a House Wash"