Cheap Contractors Don’t Work

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Cheap contractors don’t work.  Period.  You do get what you pay for. Contractor Bids Owning a home is like owning a car.  You have to take care of it.  When it’s time to do major work, it’s smart to get several bids.  However it’s almost always wrong to use the guy who’s so much cheaper. Let’s say you need a new roof.  Your bid requests a price for 25 year…

It’s Time to Check Your House Holes

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Holes are all over the outside of your house.  No one thinks about this but if you own a Bergen County home you should. Holes are punched through the exterior of your home for all sorts of reasons that most of us never realize.  The water spigot you connected to your hose, the electrical lines bringing power, the cable lines connecting you to the internet, your central air compressor –…

Get Ready For The Fall and Winter

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I’m writing to tell why it’s important to get ready for the fall and winter now.. It’s August in northern New Jersey – hot, humid, days filled with sunshine.  The Jersey Shore is open and people are covering the sands with beach towels, umbrellas and sunscreen lotions before diving into the surf.  Up in the mountains are lakes, hiking trails and picnic tables.  Not exactly the time of year when snow…

Your House Made It Through Hurricane Sandy but….

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If your house made it through Hurricane Sandy without getting hit by a tree or limb, you have to consider yourself pretty lucky.  By now your lights are on, you have heat and things are getting back to normal for most Bergen County homes.  You’ve spent part of the last 2 weeks cleaning up storm debris.  It’s on your lawn, driveway and walks,  It’s also in your gutters.  Sandy can still…