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5 Historic Buildings in Pennsylvania

5 Historic Buildings in Pennsylvania

It’s December of 1777, and George Washington’s small army is on the march towards Valley Forge. The temperature hadn’t yet dropped to the lows later experienced in Valley Forge, but that wasn’t to say the weather wasn’t brutal in Pennsylvania on this day in history....

The Ultimate Facade Guide for Homeowners

The Ultimate Facade Guide for Homeowners

Your Home Needs More Than A Pretty Face. Great homeowners like you take pride in the look of their home. You’ve worked hard to get where you are- and keeping up your curb appeal is more good stewardship than vanity. Studies show when individuals create the best of...

Ask Vern: Should I Replace All My Windows?

Ask Vern: Should I Replace All My Windows?

“Hey Vern,  Our family just moved into an older home. We knew when we bought the house that the windows needed updating….but now it seems like a job for sooner rather than later.  With all the rainfall, we’ve noticed that the windows on the main level are leaking....

Garden Window Inspiration for 2021

Garden Window Inspiration for 2021

I’m inviting you to feel spring with me- Our daffodils have awaken from their winter slumber and I hear those first lines of Robert Frost’s poem A Prayer in Spring: “Oh give us pleasure in the flowers today; And give us not to think so far away.” Spring is the very...

Ask Vern: How Do I Prep For My New Roof?

Ask Vern: How Do I Prep For My New Roof?

“Hey Vern, We live in a house with the same asphalt roof since it’s construction in the 70’s. We’ve noticed rot in the shingles and the padding has worn down. During heavy rain, water’s started leaking into our attic.  It’s definitely time for a new roof. The sooner...

Roof Anatomy 101: Soffit and Fascia

Roof Anatomy 101: Soffit and Fascia

The human body is an incredibly designed work of art. It’s so complex, we go our whole lives living inside it knowing only a fraction of the “whys” and “hows” of its makeup. You live 100 years inside your own body with just the basics: you know your heart pumps blood,...

Ask Vern: Is Soffit Important?

Ask Vern: Is Soffit Important?

Hey Vern! I’ve been rounding up bids for a new roof this summer and I’ve had two contractors suggest replacing the soffit on my house, too. Is this important- or are they trying to upsell me on something that’s more like trim-work? Thanks-  Jon H.,  Taylorville, PA...

5 Ways to Stormproof Your Home

5 Ways to Stormproof Your Home

You need a stormproof house. Why? Because your home is so much more than the place you live. It protects the most important parts of your life. It’s the place your babies take their first step. Where evenings are spent together over the dinner table as a family. It’s...

Vinyl Windows Vs. Wood

Vinyl Windows Vs. Wood

Look out your windows this week and you’ll see... The weather this week is all snow! I love a good winter blanket outside…as long as I’m warm inside to admire it. After spending a couple years in Kenya when we were younger, I really appreciate the beauty of...

Ask Vern: What’s an Architectural Shingle?

Ask Vern: What’s an Architectural Shingle?

"Hey Vern! My neighbor is having her roof replaced in the spring and keeps talking about how she’s getting ‘architectural shingles’. I know they’re more expensive and look different...but is the only difference between architectural shingles and regular shingles style...

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