Windows and doors care and maintenance

In Home maintenance tips by Wayne Brewer

Regular maintenance will help keep your windows and doors operating smoothly, both newer and older technology windows and doors will develop air leaks over time and require some care and maintenance. For those that are fortunate enough to have newer technology windows (insulated glass), window maintenance prior to winter is relatively straightforward. Ensuring that windows are truly aligned and latched properly will prevent air and/or moisture intrusion. It is not uncommon, over the seasons, that …

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Trimming trees and recommended tree maintenance

In Home maintenance tips by Wayne Brewer

Do you have tree branches hanging over or touching your roof? Then you need to think about trimming trees and branches. It has been our past experience, over many years, that the lack of trimming trees and proper tree maintenance leads to tree branches overhanging and/or in close proximity to roof lines can be not only a hazard to the roof itself resulting in rubbing of the tree branches against the roof line, wearing shingles and …

Wood Decks / Porches

In Home maintenance tips by Wayne Brewer

Winter and our prolonged rains are hard on decks and porches which are mostly build out of wooded surfaces including pressure treated, cedar and redwood decking materials.  Carefully review all components from top to those areas beneath.  Structures sheltered from the sun’s rays have more potential for rot as they are not exposed to the natural drying process of sunlight.  Repair/replace any damaged components and properly seal wood to extend it’s useful life.

Summertime Maintenance Tips

In Home maintenance tips by Wayne Brewer

Summertime is a great opportunity to address exterior home maintenance issues and improvements. Such as siding, paint and caulk.  Walk around your home, look for loose and damaged siding, paint and caulk failure.  Review exterior devices and fixtures for damage.Remember if it doesn’t look right changes are it’s not.  Spending a little time on maintenance can help prevent problems come winter.Review hard surfaces (walks, patio, driveway’s, etc…).  Winter freeze/thaw reaps havac on those surfaces.  Look …

Air conditioner maintenance

In Home maintenance tips by Wayne Brewer

This is the time of year as part of your summertime home maintenance routine that it’s important to have the entire air conditioning system checked and serviced.  trim vegetation and remove debris from the exterior condensing unit.  Clean the cooling fins with a hose while the unit is not running.  Change standard furnace filters monthly (put it on your calendar) and check to ensure proper function of the condensate drain system. NOTE:  NEVER “Power Wash” …