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How to Protect Your Portland Home From Heavy Rain

Here in the Portland area, it’s easy to get used to what many Oregonians call the “Portland mist” — light drizzle that doesn’t let up. Unfortunately, we also get at least a few heavy rainstorms a year. Remember that storm in October 2016? There was a typhoon in Manzanita, power outages throughout Oregon and Washington, […]

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How to Choose a Reputable Portland Area Roofer

Your home is likely the biggest investment you’ll ever make in your life. Maintaining your Portland area home, and maximizing the return on your investment, isn’t always easy. We’ve written before about why working on your own roof isn’t the best choice for most homeowners. So if you’re not going to be inspecting, maintaining, and […]

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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

We’ve had a wonderfully warm summer. But it’ll be over before you know it. And in the Pacific Northwest, you can expect steady, strong winds, and depending on where you live, at least a dusting of snow before next spring. Fall and winter weather can be tough on your home. There’s no way to predict […]

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How to Hang Christmas Lights Safely

One of the most magical things about the holiday season is driving through neighborhoods to see the glittering Christmas lights on display against the night sky. While we all enjoy the festive glow of Christmas lights, they don’t get hung by themselves! There are some risks associated with hanging holiday lights outside your home, like […]

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DIY Roofing: The Hazards and Pitfalls

We get it – home improvement repairs can be rather expensive. It seems like there’s always something around the house that needs fixing. Some homeowners like to try to fix things themselves to save cash, which is understandable. It also might give you a feeling of satisfaction to do it yourself. Some repairs are easy, […]

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Fix Clogged and Leaky Gutters

Ways to Prevent Rain Gutter Failure Here in the Willamette Valley we know our rain. Umbrellas, waterproof jackets, rain boots, and more. There are many ways that we prepare ourselves to withstand the wetness. But what protection does your home have? Rain gutters are an integral part of your roof. Taking the gallons of water […]

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