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March 19, 2013
How to Pick a Paint Color

Home Design Tip:

Picking out a paint color can be a difficult task. It is hard to know how the end product will look! Well, Sherwin Williams color visualizer can help you out. Either upload a photo or use one of theirs & then play around with paint colors to see what you like. Check it out: https://www.sherwin-williams.com/visualizer/
March 5, 2013
Darn Ice Dams!

Home Maintenance Tip:

An ice dam can form when water from melting snow re-freezes at the edge of your roof-line. Without roof snow removal, the ice dam may grow large enough to prevent water from draining off the roof. The water can then back up underneath the roof shingles and make its way inside your home.

Solution: Remove ice dam and snow from roof – we recommend calling a professional.

Prevention: Make sure your attic is well insulated & ventilated to help prevent the melting-and-freezing cycle that causes ice dams to form and try to remove the snow from your roof eaves after every snowfall.
February 26, 2013
Check & Replace Air Filter Regularly

Home Improvement Tip:

Dirty air filters will reduce the airflow in your home, forcing your furnace to work harder. Plus, it creates more dust and increases indoor air pollution in your home. Check and replace your air filters regularly so your furnace can heat your home as efficiently as possible.

January 3, 2013
Seasons of Giving!

Thanks to all of you who liked Home Check Plus on Facebook. Because of you, we donated 145 items of food to Catholic Charities Food Shelf, equaling around 200 pounds of food! Then in December, we raised $250 for The Salvation Army! Home Check Plus likes to give!

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September 20, 2012
Featured Project: Siding, Roofing & Garage!

This home recieved quite the transformation over the summer. We first replaced the old three tab shingles with Owen's Corning Duration shingles. The existing cedar shake siding was charming, but required too much maintenance. So, we used LP SmartSide to preserve the character of the home. The darker siding color really accentuates the home's features! Next, we demolished the former garage to make room for a bigger & better garage. The client now has space for two vehicles, storage area above and room to spare! A brand new concrete walkway & driveway was the perfect final touch to this home's makeover. 

Exterior - BeforeBefore Exterior - After - LP SmartSide Siding & Owen's Corning Duration ShinglesAfter
Garage - BeforeBefore Garage - After - LP SmartSide Siding & Cedar ShakesAfter