Whether you’re looking to sell your home, or simply want to make some improvements for you, we’ve compiled a list of easy DIY home improvement projects that won’t break the bank! These can be done over a weekend and typically cost less than $100… let us know in the comments what we forgot! Continue reading "4 Simple DIY Home Improvement Projects That Won’t Break The Bank"
Owning a home is not always the joy we make it out to be. There can be sneaky little problems that rear their ugly head at the most inopportune time. Some of these problems are almost impossible to avoid, but here are three issues that can be prevented with simple cleaning and maintenance. Continue reading "3 Preventable Home Disasters"
It’s that time again! Spider season. Mid-summer is the special time of year when a spider’s biological clock starts ticking harder than Marissa Tomei’s. August is usually the prime time for male spiders to start seeking a mate to extend their lineage. Spiders are usually solitary, but when it’s time to find their special someone, they begin to emerge in droves. I know some are going to rail against the murdering of these eight-legged freaks, but for us arachnophobes, we see things differently. Here are some easy ways to keep Charlotte and her web from bothering you and your family. Continue reading "3 Ways to Keep Spiders at Bay"
When it comes to protecting your home and family, what kind of scenario worries you most? Oftentimes we'll invest in home security systems, update our door and window locks, get firearms, and even big dogs to prevent and protect against a home invasion. What most neglect to focus on... are fire hazards! They're lurking right under your nose. Continue reading "Prevent House Fires: Clean Out Your Dryer Vents!"
For many parts of the country, the winter can be harsh and unforgiving. Owning a home adds another level of worry when the temperature plummets. Winter’s harsh weather can wreak havoc on your home (and your wallet) if you aren’t prepared. It’s always best to be proactive against winter rather than reactive. Continue reading "5 Winter Home Disasters and How to Avoid Them"
What’s your leaf removal strategy? A little clean-up every weekend, or one big leaf haul at the end of the season? Are you a rake person, or a leaf blower person? And who’s cleaning your gutters? It seems that throughout October and November, every time you blink there’s another layer of leaves and debris covering our lawns. Luckily the weather across the country has been mild, and fall foliage is beautiful… because we’re sure spending a lot of time outside keeping our homes looking tidy! Here are some of our favorite leaf clean-up tips and tricks: Continue reading "Best Leaf Removal Tips & Tricks"
Fall is here! Leaves are changing, kids are dreaming up their Halloween costumes, and plants are smiling in the rain. Life is revolving around pumpkin spice and football. Yes, fall is here at last – are your gutters going to be in shape? Overflowing gutters are the number one cause of basement water problems and cracked foundations. Failing to maintain your gutters can become a costly repair to your home. Continue reading "Fall Gutter Warning"
You’re probably thinking, ‘but Window Genie, it’s been fall for like… a week!’ We know, BUT it’s never too early to start your pre-winter check-up. We’re sharing a fantastic list from the home improvement master himself, Bob Vila... Continue reading "Winter Prep Checklist For Your Home"
Most people can handle their to-do list inside the home, but how many of you have the time, supplies, ability or desire to completely clean your siding, gutters, or roofs? Ladders are scary and dangerous, but so is someone who hasn’t had experience with a pressure washer. Too often these chores fall to the wayside, but don’t let ‘em! No more excuses: Window Genie is here to offer help. Continue reading "What Chores You Should Leave to Professionals"
For a lot of America fall is a time to celebrate. Football is back, leaves are changing, and pumpkin flavoring is everywhere. But as summer starts winding down our homes might need a re-freshening. Spring cleaning is all about clearing the clutter and brightening our homes up. Fall cleaning is really about getting your home ready for colder weather. Here are a few things that we recommend you get done before fall is in full swing. Continue reading "End of Summer Cleaning List"