Guide to the Cost of Residential Solar Panels in Washington, D.C.

By Ben Matthews | Jun 21, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Residential solar energy continues to expand in popularity and output in the United States. According to Greentech Media, residential solar installations grew by 19 percent in 2016, while new residential output totaled 2,583 megawatts, enough to fully power more than 400,000 homes. Homeowners, either driven by environmental awareness or lower energy bills, or both, are choosing residential solar panels. Clearly, this green approach is no longer a fad.

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7 Types of Roof Shingles Best for Maryland and D.C.

By Ben Matthews | Jun 14, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Uh-oh—you have found a few shingles from your roof strewn about your backyard. Or you noticed many shingles curling up in the corners, which is a sure sign your roof is old or failing and might need to be attended to. Or worse, water is leaking through the roof. Or simply, you want a new look and roof functionality for your house.

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How to Choose the Best Color for Your Roof in Maryland and Washington, D.C.

By Ben Matthews | Jun 7, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Homeowners in Maryland and Washington, D.C., naturally want their roofs to be functional—keeping their families dry and warm for as many worry-free years as possible. Roof color might be a secondary concern, but it shouldn’t be for two important reasons:

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7 Environmentally Friendly Roofing Options

By Ben Matthews | May 31, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Homeowners in 2017 may choose to upgrade their properties with an environmental focus in mind for a number of reasons, including:

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6 Benefits Homeowners Get from a New Roof

By Ben Matthews | May 24, 2017 6:00:00 AM

To repair or replace? If Shakespeare needed a new roof, that would be the question. For many homeowners in the DMV, that is the question—one that they struggle with when they see missing or damaged shingles on their house or realize that they have a leak coming from their attic.

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Cost Comparison of James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding vs. Vinyl Siding

By Ben Matthews | May 17, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Some homeowners may believe that siding is siding, that whatever suffices, and the most inexpensive option is the best route. However, the choice is rarely that simple. Short-term savings might not add up to long-term cost-effectiveness, and ultimately, you may not be happy with what you settled on for your home.

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6 Quick DIY Tips for Fixing a Leaky Roof

By Ben Matthews | May 10, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Perhaps nothing strikes more fear into homeowners than these four words: “The roof is leaking!”

Water dripping into your house is obviously not good, and it’s a problem you cannot ignore; otherwise, it usually gets worse. Ideally, you want a professional to look at any serious roof concern, including leaks, because a bigger decision might be in play, such as how extensive of a repair is necessary or if it’s time for a new roof. However, unless a torrent of water is flooding into your home, you can take certain steps on your own to fix the leak before the drip intensifies.

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Residential Window Replacement Styles and Tips in Washington, D.C.

By Ben Matthews | May 3, 2017 6:00:00 AM


Roofs and windows have one thing in common: The cost and effort of replacing either make homeowners nervous. But windows differ in that they are seen every day, as opposed to a roof that you must actively look up to view. Beautiful windows improve the aesthetic of a home, allow in natural light, and provide character to a residence.

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Top-Rated Home Improvement Contractors Near Potomac, MD

By Ben Matthews | Apr 26, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Finding an outstanding home improvement contractor can be challenging. Homeowners in Potomac, MD, and throughout the entire DMV require professionals who provide more than quality work. They seek true excellence that increases a home’s value, not just in monetary terms, but also in functionality and comfort for the families living in them.

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This Month in Gaithersburg Homeowner News: April

By Ben Matthews | Apr 19, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Spring is in full swing, and hopefully, it dispelled the memories of last month’s nor’easter. Ideally, you have enjoyed the better weather and are rooting for your favorite baseball team. Go, Orioles! Or go, Nationals! We’re not picky….

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