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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

  • Mary Carol Hennessy, Annapolis, Maryland

    Project: New dormer and bathroom construction for 3rd floor master bedroom.

    Our experience with Jeff, Joanne, and the crew of Villa Builders was positive every step of the way. We are thrilled with the new dormer and bathroom construction for our 3rd floor master bedroom. We wanted a quality job with attention to detail, a cooperative approach that kept us in the loop, and a full court press to get it done once the work started. We were completely satisfied on all counts and hope for another chance to work with such a professional outfit.


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