Mike’s Guys: The Top Options for Exterior Siding


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Your home’s exterior siding isn’t just for aesthetic purposes; it’s your home’s first defense against the harsh elements. Maintaining and eventually replacing your siding is an important task if you want to keep your home in good condition and prevent issues like water damage, mold, wood rot, and energy inefficiency. If left unaddressed, these issues can get out of control and become very costly to repair. This is why it’s so important to know your options when replacing your home’s siding and use the material that will be best for your home long-term. Read more

Mike’s Guys: How to Get Rid of Ceiling Condensation

    
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Ceiling Condensation is a common problem homeowners face and should be addressed promptly; excess moisture can eventually cause mold and mildew to form — quickly escalating a small problem into a much larger and potentially dangerous ordeal. Not only will you have to pay for a mold remediation company to handle the hazardous growth, but you’ll likely need to hire a contractor to repair the affected areas afterward. What a headache! It is helpful for homeowners to understand what causes the condensation and how to get rid of it before it becomes a bigger issue. Read more

Prepare Your Home for Spring Storms: Mike’s Guys Can Help!

It’s hard to believe spring will be here in just a few short weeks! Although the mornings and evenings are still chilly, the days are getting warmer, which means some nasty storms will be stirring up soon. Falling in “Tornado Alley,” North Texas often experiences nature’s wrath throughout the spring and summer months with tornadoes, hail, flash floods, and damaging winds.

Although there is no way to control the weather, here are some precautionary steps you can take to prepare your home to endure Mother Nature’s fury: Read more

Your Home’s Exterior Siding: When to Replace & How to Maintain

 
 


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Replacing your home’s siding probably isn’t the first of your priorities; unless there’s an urgent problem, most people don’t think about it too often. However, replacing worn-out, cracked, or leaking siding is very important in the prevention of more serious (and expensive!) future home repairs. If you haven’t checked your home’s exterior siding in a while, now is a good time!
 
 
Here are 7 warning signs it might be time to replace your siding:
 
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3 Ways Regular Maintenance Improves Home Safety

 
 


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All homeowners know the high level of responsibility required to keep a house in working order. The grass continues to grow, the foundation shifts over time, things like roof shingles and windows need to be replaced, plumbing lines leak, HVAC must be serviced, and eventually, interiors need to be remodeled completely. The list of items that require consistent maintenance goes on and on. While these tasks feel like more of a nuisance than anything, some of them should be done regularly to keep your home safe. In fact, regular home maintenance is one of the best ways to ensure your home and family’s safety throughout the years. Not convinced? Here are 4 ways home maintenance come improve the safety of your home:
 
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Mike’s Guys: How to Get Rid of Ceiling Condensation

    
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Ceiling Condensation is a common problem homeowners face and should be addressed promptly; excess moisture can eventually cause mold and mildew to form — quickly escalating a small problem into a much larger and potentially dangerous ordeal. Not only will you have to pay for a mold remediation company to handle the hazardous growth, but you’ll likely need to hire a contractor to repair the affected areas afterward. What a headache! It is helpful for homeowners to understand what causes the condensation and how to get rid of it before it becomes a bigger issue. Read more

Prep Your Home for Spring Storms! Our May 2017 Newsletter

 
 

Is your home ready for spring storms?


 
 

It’s spring time, and in Texas, that means one thing: spring storms! Much of North Texas has already experienced nature’s wrath this season — some with tornadoes, hail, flash floods, and damaging winds.

Unfortunately, there is no way to control the weather, but here are some tips to help you prepare for and safely endure Mother Nature’s fury:

 
 

Identify any existing roof or siding problems. Inspect your roof for missing shingles and possible leaks and do any repair work if necessary. Loose siding should also be repaired, as it can rip off easily in heavy winds. Read more

8 Tips to Prevent Mold under Water Damaged Carpets

If you’ve lived in Texas for any length of time, you know that spring is often when we get the most severe weather. This can be bad news for homeowners, especially when flooding is the threat! It’s only early April and much of North Texas has already experienced flooding and property damage due to spring storms.

Having your home flood from heavy rain (or just from a leaky pipe) can lead to a wide variety problems; particularly the growth of mold under carpets. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take much water for mold to grow and do a lot of harm to a house! Homeowners who experience flooding coupled with power outages from spring or summer storms are especially susceptible to mold growth because of the combination of moisture and warm temperatures.
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7 Hidden Problems To Check For in an Older Home

 

Nearly all of our clients already live in or have recently purchased a home that is 30 + years old. While homes are built to last and tend to age slowly if taken care of, there are still some issues that will undoubtedly present themselves in older homes. Consistent maintenance can greatly lengthen a home’s life, as can the original quality of construction, but the older a home is, the more likely you are to find issues impacting its livability and even safety!

Here is a list of 7 common problems to check for in an older home:
 
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6 Reasons to do Home Improvement Projects in the Winter

Many homeowners don’t consider winter as a good time to get home repairs and improvement projects done. Understandably so, as the busy holiday season can be a hectic time for everyone (not to mention the cold, wet weather that comes along with it!). However, the winter can be an ideal time to complete those projects you’ve been sitting on. Not convinced?  Here are 5 reasons winter is the best time to do home improvement projects:

1. Contractor Availability: Because most people do not invest in major home projects during the winter, contractors have increased availability during this time, making it more convenient for you to schedule a time to meet with them. This also provides for a quicker timeline for your project to be completed, unlike during the busy spring or summer when scheduling construction may be pushed out several weeks, or months! Read more