This Month in Gaithersburg Homeowner News: August

By Ben Matthews | Aug 23, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Wow, summer went fast! It always does, doesn't it? Gaithersburg kids are going back to school, the weather is getting just a tad cooler, and our NFL team’s season is starting again. Here are the latest events and happenings Gaithersburg homeowners should know about as fall approaches:

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Going Solar: 6 Things Homeowners Should Know About Residential Solar Panels

By Ben Matthews | Aug 16, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Google launched an ambitious initiative in 2015 to map the solar capabilities of buildings throughout the United States. Project Sunroof takes imagery from Google Maps and Google Earth to determine how much sunlight hits individual structures. The results so far have been startling: 79 percent of all rooftops evaluated so far are technically viable—meaning they get enough sunlight—to support solar and provide a return on investment.

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The Ultimate Guide to Preparing Your Home for Selling

By Ben Matthews | Aug 9, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Preparing a home for sale requires some strategy on your part. To maximize the price you hope to get and complete the sale within your desired time frame, your house must be as perfect as possible for potential buyers. The DMV housing market is strong but not so strong that you can let your home appear mediocre and still command top dollar. Therefore, diligent preparations before you list are highly recommended.

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Types, Availability, and Cost of Solar Roof Tiles in D.C. and Maryland

By Ben Matthews | Jun 28, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Solar roof panels were once seen as a futuristic luxury—something reserved for rich homeowners in California or the desert (where it’s naturally sunnier) and only achievable with a willingness to install clunky, unattractive hardware atop your house. In other words, for D.C. and Maryland homeowners, going solar was often prohibitively expensive and practically unfeasible.

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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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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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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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