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‘Tis the Season to Spot and Fix Wood Rot

Rot happens, even to the most well maintained houses. All you need is a combination of wood, water, and warmth, and your prized lumber begins turning to a soft, crumbling mush. Exterior trim is the most vulnerable to attack by … Continue reading

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Inspecting Your Deck this Spring

Home decks are the perfect place for entertaining. Unfortunately, as they age, things like weather damage and general wear and tear can cause their structure to deteriorate and become unstable— especially if they were built improperly. If your deck was … Continue reading

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How Ploutis Can Help You Beautify Your Exterior Siding

Snow blanketed the ground this month and we know the last thing homeowners want to think about is exterior siding work. However, now isn’t a bad time to begin considering your options and visiting showrooms to research the topic. In … Continue reading

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3 Easy Ways to Spruce Up Your Home for the Holidays

Sometimes the best motivation for initiating home upgrades is when you know guests are coming to stay with you. That’s when you start seeing your home through their eyes and realize it’s time to declutter, decorate, and clean. Here are … Continue reading

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Home Maintenance Tips When Preparing for Winter

Now that the days are becoming shorter and winter is around the corner, taking care of small problems around the house before they become big, costly repairs will be well worth the effort. So with pencil and pad in hand, tour the exterior of your house and jot down the things you see that should be done before our sunny Northern Virginia days turn cooler. Continue reading

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Keeping Your Home’s Appearance Fresh and Vibrant

There’s a nice surprise and a welcomed relief for today’s homeowners: longer-lasting exterior paints! If you haven’t heard, almost all paints have been reformulated in the last 10 years with evolved paint technologies to deliver color-rich and exceedingly fade-resistant finishes. Continue reading

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