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DIY Wood Siding Maintenance

Mark Watson, September 9
If you have wood siding, it's likely because you love its classic look as well as the ability of it to be easilyfalse

Winter Is Coming: 8 Home Exterior DIY Tasks to Prepare for the Changing Season

Mark Watson, September 1
Winter is coming. And as the temperatures start dropping, the leaves start falling and the days become shorter, it'sfalse

5 Simple DIY Hacks to Increase Your Home's Value

Mark Watson, August 26
Many homeowners are under the impression that the only way to add value to their homes is via renovations, additions orfalse

5 Clever Outdoor Storage Ideas

Mark Watson, August 18
Finding space for all of your items and belongings inside of your home is one thing. Creating space outside is a wholefalse

Change the Mood: 5 Outdoor Lighting Upgrades

Mark Watson, August 11
No matter how much work you put into your outdoor area surrounding your house, you can only enjoy it at night if youfalse

3 Easy Eco-friendly Landscaping Projects for Summer 2017

Mark Watson, August 4
Sustainability is a major trend in home landscaping nationwide. The greater Washington D.C. area of southern Marylandfalse

Windows 101: What You Should Know Before You Buy

Mark Watson, July 28
Buying new windows is an investment in your home's property value and an increase in energy savings as well asfalse

5 Hot Home Trends for Summer 2017

Mark Watson, July 21
School is out. Vacations are all booked. The cherry blossoms have bloomed in Washington DC and the annual walking toursfalse

How to Clean an Asphalt Shingle Roof: What You Need to Know

Mark Watson, July 7
Asphalt shingle roof tiles come with a wide range of different benefits that make them an attractive proposition forfalse

Our Top Five Fireworks Destinations

Mark Watson, June 29
One of my favorite times of the year is right around the corner, Independence Day! What's not to love, freedom, BBQ,false