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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…

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Is it spring yet?

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…

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GAF Roofs For Troops Extended for 2015!

At Southernwood Roofing & Siding, we’re grateful, every day, for the service and sacrifice of members of the U.S. military—past and present. That’s why we’re thrilled to share that the GAF Roofs for Troops program has been extended for 2015. As part of the program, active U.S. military, veterans and retirees will receive a $250…

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Try it all—before you buy!

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…

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Welcome Visitors, Not Leaks

A couple of weeks ago, we posted about ice on the inside of your windows, what causes it and how to get rid of it. But just because you’re not seeing ice on the inside of your windows, doesn’t mean you’re home is as airtight as it could be to keep that winter chill where…

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(Get the) Chill out!

We’ve talked before about the affect of changing temperatures on your home’s vinyl siding. We’ve also talked about ice damming and its affect on your roof. We’ve even shared some helpful tips to get your home ready for all that Old Man Winter can dish out. Now, we want to talk about your windows. Specifically,…

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Oh, what a year!

Another year has come and gone. Well, almost. And as we wrap up 2014 and think back to all that happened over the course of the year, wow. It’s been a pretty eventful 12 months for us at Southernwood Roofing & Siding. Here’s a recap- in pictures! From our family to yours—cheers to a happy…

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Getting into the Holiday Spirit

From gathering with family and friends to snuggling up by the fire on cold winter nights to decking the halls, the holiday season is a special time in Southern Maryland. One of our favorite nighttime holiday activities is to grab some blankets and a thermos of hot chocolate, and pile in the car to enjoy…

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Siding Secrets: The Difference of Degrees

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…

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6 Tips to Get Your Home Ready for Winter

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…

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