New Jersey Home Maintenance Tips

Taking care of minor maintenance prevents larger problems from occurring. If you need help, call M&M Construction Specialist today!Rake or mulch the yard. Use a rake or leaf blower to consolidate the leaves in a pile and then bag and dispose of them. You can also use your lawnmower to shred the leaves and leave them on your lawn as mulch. Clear the gutters. To prevent water build up and damage from improper drainage, the gutters and downspouts need to be cleared of leaves and debris. Using a ladder can be dangerous. Hire a professional gutter cleaner to take care of this task. Tri...
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Autumn Home Maintenance Tips

At the beginning of each season, it is important to complete some simple home maintenance on your home. This is to avoid major home emergencies from something that could have been prevented. Also known as "preventative care" performing routine maintenance is a great way to save money in the long run.-Clean gutters and downspouts. Make sure the drainage areas are not blocked by leaves or debris. Consider having gutter guards to decrease the chance of a clog. If you need assistance with your gutters, check out our seasonal gutter cleaning service. -Check the wood trim around windows, doors,...
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Central New Jersey Energy Savings

Energy leakage could be costing you a fortune. Installing proper insulation can save you energy. Unfortunately when it comes to efficient insulation, you will need to have it installed by a qualified contractor. Spray foam insulation products are extremely effective as long as they are installed correctly. The key is to minimize the transfer of energy from your home to the outside.Spray foam insulation also eliminates mold and mildew, creating a healthier breathing environment. Blown-in insulation is made from cellulose, rock wool, or fiberglass. It is perfect for attics because it is ma...
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Getting the Best Roof

A roof replacement is a big decision for any New Jersey homeowner. You want to be able to get the best deal within your budget. M&M Construction Specialist not only understands New Jersey roofing replacements, but we understand the homeowner's needs. A new roof can create a whole new look for your home and bring you more energy savings than ever before. M&M Construction Specialist wants to help you pick out the best roof possible for your home. We will explain the benefits of different materials and even help you choose which color will match your home perfectly.M&M Constructio...
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Five New Jersey Winter Home Improvement Tips to Save Energy

Upgrade or Tune-Up Your Heating SystemAbout 30% of the average home's energy cost is for heating, but it can be much more if you use electric, gas, or oil heaters. Simply changing the air filter in your furnace and doing a quick diagnostic for inefficiency or carbon monoxide problems should be a priority.Get an Energy Audit Comfort and efficiency problems cannot always be solved by simply getting a new heat source. There are many different ways heat can escape from your home, so you should also investigate the performance and condition of your home's shell and ductwork. A B...
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Is your Home Insulated for Winter?

As everyone knows, heat rises. When the lower part of your house is nice and warm because your furnace is chugging away, the warm air is wafting up, up and away, into the attic and out the roof.Experts agree that the attic is arguably the greatest single heat loser in the home. The only way to prevent this is to insulate. The beauty of good attic insulation is that it will also prevent cool air from escaping in the summer.What Are the Savings?How much money you will save depends on many things, not the least being your family's habits. It also depends on the kind of house you own, how tig...
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Insulated Siding in NJ: Keep Warm this Winter

Do you wish that your vinyl siding held up better to the harsh winter conditions? If so, insulated vinyl siding may be just what you're looking for. Read this article to get the lowdown on what insulated vinyl siding is, as well as benefits and drawbacks.What is Insulated Vinyl Siding? Insulated vinyl siding is a type of vinyl siding that has a foam backing called extruded polystyrene (EPS) foam. Even though vinyl siding has been on the market for quite some time, insulated vinyl siding is one of the newer products in the siding market. Many manufacturers have decided to make insulated vi...
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Radiant Floor Heat in New Jersey

There is no doubt that radiant floor heating is a superior method of heating your NJ kitchen or NJ bathroom. Its popularity is steadily increasing as people discover that not only is it the most comfortable form of heating, but also the most cost efficient. Though comfort and cost are the two biggest benefits of this heating system there are many others:Silent operation - no hum or whistle of a forced air system.Inconspicuousness of the system - you don't see vents or air blowing.A healthier home - forced air systems can spread dust, pollen, and germs.Even, quiet warmth: even with wood, t...
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Saving Money: Projects to Invest in – Insulation

Saving Money with InsulationInsulation is an often over-looked area in your home that can add to your energy savings. Homes built over ten years ago were not insulated to the levels they are today. How will adding insulation to your home save money? Insulation keeps the heat (or air-conditioning) in your home for much longer by preventing it to leak out through walls, ceilings or cracks. Having too little insulation in your home is equivalent to running the air conditioner in your car with the windows open!"Blown-in" InsulationInterested in insulation now? Great! Ho...
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Sunrise Windows – WOW what a view!

Every window company tells you that they have the best windows, they are the most energy efficient, and you'll save lots of money on your heating and cooling bill if you replace those old, drafty windows. Well, they are only partially true. Most new windows will save you money on heating and cooling costs, but they aren't the most energy efficient. That's where Sunrise Windows come in. These windows have been tested time and time again and have been rated as the absolute best when compared to Anderson and Pella. Air Infiltration rates on a Sunrise double-hung window are .03 whereas Pella ...
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