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A fresh coat of paint on wood siding or trim can give a home some needed sparkle before an open house or sale. Fall, when weather is cool and dry, is a great time for this improvement. Here are a few tips if you consider painting the exterior of your home:Use neutral colors.If using a paint spray...
Fall Clean-up TipsThe leaves are turning color. That's good sign that it's time for some end-of-season clean-up in the yard. When checking off things to do before winter, consider the following: Are garden tools clean, and stored out-of-reach until next year?Are outdoor toys and furniture in good...
NPI professionals assess hundreds of components of a home or business during an inspection and are often asked some general questions. One is, "How often should I clean out my gutters?" which seems an appropriate one to address this time of year.Gutters should be kept free of plant material, dirt...