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Want to give your house in Portland or Rockland a major upgrade in efficiency this year, all while boosting its curb appeal? New windows could be the answer. Here are five reasons to consider upgrading your windows this year.
Is your basement an area of the home that you typically avoid, mainly because the air feels damp and musty? If your basement is damp and musty, it’s time to start thinking about your home’s indoor air quality.
Many homeowners in the region have to crank up their heating systems all winter long, only to keep the windows open all summer in order to stay cool. This makes insulation an especially valuable home investment here in Maine, as it can keep heat in during the winter and then block heat during the summer.
Wall and attic insulation aren’t exactly the first things homeowners think about when drafting a list of needed home improvements. Insulation, however, is one of the most important parts of your home’s structure, affecting not only home comfort but also how much you pay in heating and cooling costs.
Even if you plan on staying inside all winter, it’s important to think about what could happen to the outside of your home when a winter storm strikes. One of the most common pains that coastal Maine homeowners have to deal with during the winter is ice dams on the roof.
You know you have a problem on your hands when your floors become especially cold, or when cold-resistant flooring materials like wood begin to feel chilly.
Do you have areas in your home that just never seem to get warm in the winter, or astronomically high heating bills even though you keep your thermostat at a modest setting? If so, your home is probably not as energy efficient as it could be. Home efficiency issues are not always easy to find — especially when they are rooted somewhere inside your walls. Fortunately, thanks to infrared diagnostic technology, you can look at what’s going on inside your walls and pinpoint the source of home efficiency issues.
It’s been a warm autumn in New England but now that it’s November, there’s no denying that the cold is creeping in fast. The Maine coast is as rugged as it is beautiful, and homeowners from Camden to Kennebunkport know the only way to weather the winter is to keep the cold air out and the warm air in.
As you weatherize your home for the upcoming winter here in Maine, are there crucial steps that you might be missing? To help you better prepare your home to be comfortable as temperatures drop, here are a few key weatherization steps that homeowners often miss.
From Belfast to Portland, evenings in Maine are getting cooler. You’re probably swapping out your t-shirts and sandals for warm sweaters and boots, but have you thought about what your home might need to stay warm as the weather gets colder?
If you own a historic home, you understand how difficult it can be to optimize indoor comfort while also preserving the structure’s timeless... Read More