The Well-Crafted Roofing MD Residents Need

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A properly installed, dependable roofing system is a key component to the overall structural integrity of any home. However, even if a roof is properly installed it will not function at peak efficiency if the materials used are not of the highest quality. That is why HomeTech works with GAF to provide our clients with the kind of exemplary roofing Columbia MD property owners and residents of all our service areas deserve.

Expert Repair Services

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The exterior of your home is constantly open to the elements, which can lead it to accrue damages of all kinds of the years. From high winds, to driving rain, to piercing hail, the weather patterns of Maryland can throw many different things at your home. That is why HomeTech offers a wide range of specialized repair services, each one designed for homes in Maryland. To schedule an inspection, call 866.611.2223.

Indoor Winter House Cleaning & Organizing

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  • Kitchen Cabinets: While you’re stuck indoors in winter weather, take the opportunity to give your kitchen cabinets a good cleaning to remove any grease and grime. To make the job easy, spray on a little orange oil cleaner to cut the grease, then wipe the cabinets clean with a wet sponge that’s been microwaved about 40 seconds. Be sure to wear gloves so you don’t burn your hands! The combination of citrus oil and hot water will make short work of grease on cabinets. To see how it’s done, check out our video on Removing Grease from Kitchen Cabinets.
  • Stovetop and Oven: Citrus-based cleaner also works great for cleaning your stove. Start by removing the burners and pans, then give the stovetop a good cleaning using the same hot sponge method. Be sure to remove and clean the knobs and the surface behind them as well. For stubborn stains, sprinkle a little baking soda and scrub. While you’re at it, be sure to clean your oven with a commercial oven cleaner, following the instructions. For a greener option, sprinkle the bottom of the oven with baking soda, spritz with water, let it sit overnight, then scrub it clean.

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Must-do Winter Home Maintenance To-dos

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  1. Roof and gutters. When snow on the roof melts because your attic is too warm, it freezes and forms ice dams. Pooling water from the melting ice can cause leaks and mold in your home. Clean gutters of debris that can cause water to back up and freeze. Sweep snow from the roof and eaves as soon as possible after a significant snowfall. If you get a lot of snow each winter, install an Ice and Water Shield barrier 32″ wide along the gutter edges of the roof — between the decking and shingles — to prevent leaks.
  2. Attic. Inspect for properly installed insulation, which should be keeping heat in your house but not in your attic. Proper attic ventilation can let cold outside air into the attic to help the roof stay cold enough for snow to evaporate rather than melting and refreezing. Otherwise, the continual cycle of melting, freezing and forming ice dams can cause damage from water dripping not only through the roof but around windows and through your exterior walls. If your furnace is in the attic, you may need more insulation between the attic and the roof to keep the roof colder.

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