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10 Reminders Before Maryland's Winter Arrives

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  1. *Winterize hose bibs by turning off the valve for each. Open each hose bib, from the exterior, just enough to drain water.
  2. **Clear gutters to reduce icicle formation.
  3. *Close down crawl space vents to reduce cold air flow.
  4. ***Consider increasing floor insulation value. R19 is building code requirement. R30 keeps floors feeling cozier.
  5. **Check your attic's ventilation. Make sure your soffit vents are clear. This also reduces icicle formation and damaging, costly ice damming.
  6. *Check for drafts around entry doors. Feel a draft? Adjust door threshold or add weather stripping.
  7. ***Get your chimney professionally cleaned.
  8. ***Have your gas fireplace serviced. Remember to use cleaners for the glass recommended by the manufacturer.
  9. *Replace HVAC return air filters.
  10. *Test and/or replace batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

  

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This 1970's modular on Kent Island, MD was in desperate need of renovation and upgrading. Villa Builders exceeded our expectations. Now, we have a wonderful home to live in!

Frank and Janet Reale

Testimonials

  • Jim Morgan, Arnold, Maryland

    Project: Renovate master bath and hall bath

    Morgan Tile Detail

     

    My wife and I finally decided to have two full bathrooms completely remodeled, recently. We selected Villa Builders because they spent time with us, both to discuss what we wanted, and more importantly, they listened to what we had to say.

    Once we selected fixtures, tile, et cetera, we were introduced to their, (Villa’s) expert team of what we can only describe as artisans - from the on-site manager, through dry wall, electricians, plumbers, tile installers, et cetera. These groups performed on schedule, and from our perspective, respected our home as if it were their own. Not only were we satisfied with the results, we would strongly recommend Villa Builders. They not merely met our expectations, but exceeded them, with their determination to make certain that my wife and I were completely satisfied - and we are!

    We volunteered to express our comments, and in summary, what the Orient Express is to train travel, Villa Builders is to any home remodeling project.

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