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Video: How to Choose Window Frames

Posted on November 16, 2017 by James Florence

Earlier this week, we posted an article featuring expert advice on choosing and installing new windows. One aspect mentioned was selecting new window frames, which can be a surprisingly difficult task given the many options available. To gain further insight on how to choose window frames, watch this video by Diamond Certified Expert Contributor John Gorman of Save Energy Company.

 

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Diamond Certified Experts: Installing New Windows

Posted on November 14, 2017 by James Florence

Every home has windows, but not all windows provide an equivalent level of performance. That’s why upgrading to quality windows can have a significant impact on a home’s energy efficiency and comfort level. However, when it comes to installing new windows and frames, there are several details to consider. To gain some clarity on the process, we’ve asked six Diamond Certified Expert Contributors to provide their professional insights. Read more

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Happy Halloween from our Diamond Certified Expert Contributors!

Posted on October 31, 2017 by James Florence

As we celebrate this spookiest of holidays, we’ve asked some of our Diamond Certified Expert Contributors to join in the fun by sharing their favorite Halloween costumes from their childhood. Read more

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De-Haunting Your House: A Halloween Home Maintenance Special

Posted on October 24, 2017 by James Florence

It’s a dark night.

You’re in your living room, binge-watching the new season of “Stranger Things,” when you notice a shrill whistling sound coming from somewhere inside the house. You pause the show and get up to investigate.

Walking into the hall, you’re struck by a sudden chill in the air, which causes you to emit an involuntary shiver. You draw your arms inward and follow the whistling sound to your bedroom, but just as you open the door, it stops. You enter the still room and scan for any unusual signs. Read more

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Video: Technical Aspects of a Paver Project

Posted on October 19, 2017 by James Florence

Earlier this week, we posted an article featuring expert tips on designing and building a paving stone feature. One of the aspects covered was technical considerations for installation, such as soil engineering and proper drainage. To gain further insight into what’s entailed, watch this informative video by Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Hayley Johnson, owner of The Legacy Paver Group.

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Diamond Certified Experts: Paving Stones 101

Posted on October 17, 2017 by James Florence

One of the biggest trends in hardscaping is the use of paving stones to build features like patios, driveways and walkways. Unlike a single, uniform concrete slab, a paving stone installation is assembled mosaic-style with multiple small stones or “pavers.” This method of hardscape construction offers several advantages over that of poured concrete, from a wider variety of design options to a more resilient final product. To learn more, we’ve asked six Diamond Certified Expert Contributors to take us through the consecutive phases of paving stone installation. Read more

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Do You Really Need a New Roof?

Posted on October 03, 2017 by James Florence

With Joe Moore, owner of Joe Moore Painting & Roofing, a Diamond Certified company.

If you think you need a new roof on your home, you may be mistaken. According to Joe Moore, owner of Joe Moore Painting & Roofing in Windsor, there’s a good chance you don’t need one—not yet, at least. “The majority of customers who call us for a new roof don’t actually need one; they just need maintenance or repairs,” he explains. “I’d say 65 to 70 percent of the time, we’re able to give a homeowner three to five more years on their current roof with a simple repair.” Read more

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