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Choosing the Right Siding for Northern Virginia Homes

Mark Watson, July 24
The siding of your home is arguably the biggest factor contributing to curb appeal. Plenty of home buyers can lookfalse

Our Top Five Fireworks Destinations 2018

Mark Watson, July 3
Independence Day is one of my favorite times of the year. It's in the middle of summer and gives us a great excuse tofalse

Parenting Through Childhood Cancer: A Story Of Strength, Love, And Devotion

Jessy Smulski, December 7
When Jeff Snyder and his wife, Kristy had their first child, Kennedy, they were like every other first-time parents —false

How to Properly Insulate and Seal Your Home for Winter

Mark Watson, November 7
According to Energy Star, it's estimated that homeowners can save up to 15 percent on their heating bills during thefalse

5 Common Myths When Winterizing Your Home

Mark Watson, November 1
Winterizing your home is important for a variety of reasons. It allows you to conserve heat and therefore energy, itfalse

How to Winterize Your Faucets and Sprinkler System

Mark Watson, October 27
If you’re not taking the necessary steps to winterize your outdoor faucets and sprinklers prior to the cold weatherfalse

Chimney Maintenance Checklist

Mark Watson, October 19
Winter is coming, and if hits means your thoughts are turning to a warm fire in the fireplace and family gatheredfalse

How to Clean Your Gutters Properly

Mark Watson, October 12
Minimally, you should be cleaning out your gutters twice a year – once in the spring and again in the fall. However, iffalse

When to Repair or Replace Your Windows: 5 Signs Every Homeowner Should Know

Mark Watson, September 30
Though the longevity of home windows depends on a variety of factors, such as material, quality and manufacturer, mostfalse

Ranked: Top 5 Environmentally Friendly Home Cleaning Supplies

Mark Watson, September 22
Have you ever really closely examined exactly what is in the cleaning products you use around the home? Do you wonderfalse