Category: Tips & Tricks


Benefits of a Professional Roof Inspection

May 17, 2017

Much like your electrical work or plumbing, your roof is a vital component of your home. Yet, the roof over your head is rarely considered until something goes wrong. However, similar to pipes or wiring, a damaged, incorrectly installed, or neglected roof can have serious implications for the integrity of the structure and interior, placing both the contents and occupants 

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5 Easy Summer Home Maintenance Tips

Jun 13, 2015

Although technically still a few days away, with temps in the 80’s and 90’s and seasonal celebrations already filling up the calendar, it feels like summer is well underway here in Southern Maryland. As your thoughts shift from spring showers to summer BBQ’s, it’s time, too, to think about summer home maintenance. I know what you’re thinking, “every season, another 

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Siding

Apr 11, 2015

We’ve been talking a lot lately about your roof. The importance of inspecting it, common roof problems caused by winter weather, even GAF’s Roofs for Troops program. This week, we’re thinking a little lower—siding. Like your roof, your siding not only adds curb appeal to your home, it also helps keep your family warm in winter, cool in summer and 

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Top of Home, Top of Mind

Mar 26, 2015

Spring has finally sprung and you’ve likely started making that list—in your head, at least—of everything you need to do to the outside of your home now that temperatures are warming up. If you haven’t, the folks over at HomeAdvisor have put together this handy list of projects that will help boost your home’s curb appeal this spring. We’re especially 

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Is it spring yet?

Mar 04, 2015

By now, Southern Maryland residents are all too familiar with winter storm warnings and other less-than-desirable weather forecasts. The latest round of snow and wintry mix will wreak havoc on more than your commute. Harsh winter weather has a substantial impact on your roof. Last year we talked about ice dams—what they are and how to prevent them. But ice 

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Try it all—before you buy!

Feb 06, 2015

As we roll into the weekend, we’re psyched to share a new feature on our website. With the help of our friends at Renoworks, you can now “try on” your roofing, siding, windows and doors before you buy, right from the comfort of your living room. And it’s easy! Ever wondered if those replacement windows will really make a difference 

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Siding Secrets: The Difference of Degrees

Dec 01, 2014

As we gear up to install the siding on the Cobb Island house, we’re keeping a close eye on temperatures. Why? Vinyl siding, by its very nature, tends to expand and contract more with temperature extremes than other common types of house cladding. While we’ve enjoyed the late-November warm up as much as the rest of Southern Maryland, we know 

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6 Tips to Get Your Home Ready for Winter

Nov 11, 2014

Remember snowmaggedon in 2010? How about the polar vortex that made its way to DC and Maryland last December? At Southernwood, we remember all too clearly. Consistently cold temperatures, wind and enough snow to build a small army of snow men. We’re planning ahead this year. To help you do the same, here are six tips to help winter-proof your 

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Getting in the Halloween Spirit

Oct 29, 2014

Ok, so Halloween is just a few short days away, but it’s not too late to “spook-ify” the outside of your home. This great article from the folks over at Inhabitat gives you 6 excellent, green outdoor Halloween decorating ideas. If you’re like us and need a little more inspiration, check out the 11 craziest Halloween decorated homes on BuildDirect. 

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How NOT to Install a Gutter

Jul 16, 2014

We came across this image on the internet a while back of a ladder mishap that took place while a homeowner was installing a new rain gutter. Can you see what they did wrong? As gutter and gutter guard installation and repair professionals, we had a good chuckle. Goolge the top home maintenance mistakes, though, and “ignoring gutters” is sure 

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