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10 Reminders Before Maryland's Winter Arrives

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  1. *Winterize hose bibs by turning off the valve for each. Open each hose bib, from the exterior, just enough to drain water.
  2. **Clear gutters to reduce icicle formation.
  3. *Close down crawl space vents to reduce cold air flow.
  4. ***Consider increasing floor insulation value. R19 is building code requirement. R30 keeps floors feeling cozier.
  5. **Check your attic's ventilation. Make sure your soffit vents are clear. This also reduces icicle formation and damaging, costly ice damming.
  6. *Check for drafts around entry doors. Feel a draft? Adjust door threshold or add weather stripping.
  7. ***Get your chimney professionally cleaned.
  8. ***Have your gas fireplace serviced. Remember to use cleaners for the glass recommended by the manufacturer.
  9. *Replace HVAC return air filters.
  10. *Test and/or replace batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

  

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This 1970's modular on Kent Island, MD was in desperate need of renovation and upgrading. Villa Builders exceeded our expectations. Now, we have a wonderful home to live in!

Frank and Janet Reale

Testimonials

  • Al and Barbara DiCenso, Annapolis, Maryland

    Project: Complete remodeling of master bedroom suite, bath and closet.

    It was a pleasure working with Villa Builders. Whenever you undertake a renovation, it's difficult to know how things are going to progress, but everyone at Villa Builders was conscientious and courteous. If ever we had a question about subcontractors or schedules, it was answered within 20 minutes, we were never were left guessing. We were completely satisfied with the end results and would highly recommend Villa Builders.

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