In our monthly email newsletter, we share tips with homeowners about ways to improve the aesthetics, energy efficiency, and durability of their home with new:
We’d like to share some of these tips with you as well!
See below for our home improvement tips:
There are certain things you can’t fix on your own when it comes to siding. Call a professional for any loose, warped, or damaged siding. Things you can do on your own include adding fresh paint and removing mold and mildew.
Did a storm recently blow through the area? Look for these signs of damage on your home:
It’s almost spring! Know what that means? Get your roof inspected now – Guess when homeowners all clamor to replace their roofs? That’s right, spring. By getting your roof inspected now, you’re jumping to the front of the line in case you do need repairs or a roof replacement from winter damage.
Save money on your energy costs by turning down the thermostat, blocking drafts from your windows and doors, and investing in heavy winter clothes—for you and your windows!
Avoid a head injury this winter! The most common winter head injuries come from slipping on icy surfaces. Avoid a head injury by staying off ladders in icy weather, and investing in boots with traction. Walk carefully and be sure to salt your walkways. When hanging and taking down holiday lights, be sure to have a spotter and a trustworthy ladder.
Keep these out of your drain during the holidays!
If your siding has seen better days, replace it before winter sets in, as siding materials are conducive to fall temperatures.
Think you can’t update your house in two days? Wrong! Here are 5 home projects you can do this weekend:
What to do immediately after discovering a roof leak:
When the weather warms up there are more police reports of roofing scams. Use these 10 tips to avoid being scammed!
When a window or siding has a leak, it damages the parts you don’t see first. That means you could have water damage in your walls or even your foundation. The best thing to do is to get new windows when your old ones show signs of aging, or if they’re made of cheap materials.
Do you have hail damage? Look for these signs:
If you’re decluttering this spring, create an inventory as you move through your home. That way, you know exactly what (and how much) you have, so you may feel better about throwing out that slightly-broken cat crate.
When you’re done with your inventory, you can divide your belongings into three categories: the Must-Haves, the Wants, and the Dumpster.
Benefits of installing new siding now, instead of waiting till spring:
Is your roof in danger of having a leak? Read the 10 Most Common Causes of Roof Leaks to find out if your home is an offender! Some common causes include:
The worst thing about roofs is that many of us don’t know we have a problem until the signs leak through the ceiling. Since it’s an El Niño year, our winter will be a long, wet one. If your roof has any weak spots, you’re going to notice some damage, which can be:
Cracks, old materials, and warped wood can all contribute to heat leaking out through your windows. Tape and sealant can provide quick fixes, but you’d be better off getting energy-efficient windows to help lower energy costs. If you can’t decide between wood and vinyl, opt for Andersen Windows. They offer vinyl-clad wood windows that are the best of both worlds.
Renting a Shanco Dumpster is perfect for:
It’s an El Niño year, and for the East Coast that means a wet winter. Get an inspection this fall before the weather takes a toll on your roof. To be the most prepared for the next six months:
A Dumpster isn’t just for businesses! Roll-off dumpsters are great tools for cleaning out clutter and broken summer toys. The kids are back in school, which makes now the perfect time of year to clean out the closets and get rid of all the used art supplies, and games that may not have made it through the summer intact. Rent your Shanco Dumpster today!
Aside from a gaping hole in your roof, do you know common signs it displays when it needs repairs? Generally, if you see any of the following, you should give us a call right away!
Gutter guards can prevent leaves, animal nests, pine needles, twigs, sticks, and more from clogging up your gutters and causing problems such as:
How do you know if your roof, siding, or windows need to be replaced? Have you made repairs more than once in the past year, or have you noticed:
It’s definitely time for a replacement!
Are you moving? Most families find themselves surrounded by junk they don’t want to take with them—but is too big for them to load in the car and drop off at the dump. Make it easier by renting a roll away dumpster from Shanco! We offer:
Get a jump on spring cleaning by getting rid of all that junk in the garage and the basement. Shanco now offers roll away Dumpster service, with Dumpster sizes that will fit your needs and budget.
Dismiss uncomfortable home drafts—and save on your bills—this winter by installing new, energy-efficient windows!
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