homework series: Jeff's September Homework: Trim Shrubbery Away From The House - 09/12/17 12:40 PM
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As we head into Fall and Winter, it is a great time to check around the exterior of your home and make sure it is ready for Winter. Make sure to trim back trees and shrubs that have encroached on the house. The general rule is to keep all vegetation at least 12 inches from the house so that nothing is touching the exterior. This helps to minimize the chances for dry rot, mold and mildew, damage to the paint, and problems with pests. At the same time, check around the exterior for peeling paint … (1 comments)

homework series: October Homework - Inspect your Weather Stripping - 10/05/16 08:14 AM
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Check around all your exterior doors and make sure the weather stripping around the door is intact and functioning properly. It should form a tight seal between the door and the door jamb on the sides and top and along the threshold on the bottom. If you can see light or feel cool air coming into the house around the door, the weather stripping needs some attention. Check around the windows and make sure the windows all close correctly and form a tight seal with the frame when closed. For security purposes, while you are … (2 comments)