Why does my house have wet walls?

FACT: Your house shouldn’t have wet walls. Sure, we’ve all seen condensation in our bathroom after a long, hot shower — but those droplets should dry by the time you’re done using the hair dryer. There shouldn’t be any marks or … Continue reading

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Moving up: Key Long Fence and Home execs promoted

Big news — we’ve made several promotions to key Long Fence and Home executives. Meet the people steering our company into a new and exciting year: Dave Normandin, Long Fence and Home President Dave, formerly our chief operating officer, is now our company … Continue reading

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Our story: Long Roofing and the growth of a family business

After experiencing strong success in the Washington, D.C. market, Long Roofing expanded into three regions in 2016 that offer excellent growth potential for the company: Charlotte, North Carolina; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Richmond, Virginia. Long Roofing was established in 2013 as … Continue reading

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Major home improvement projects in the winter? Oh, yes.

The home improvement cycle is, for the most part, predictable. People tend to focus outside the home in the summer (window and door replacement, new roofs and gutters) and inside when winter comes (seal walls and windows, tune HVAC systems, install … Continue reading

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Which home improvement project offers the best return on investment?

Like most homeowners, you probably have a home improvement project or two on your wish list. These investments can improve your quality of life and the increase the value of your home. They’re also time-consuming and expensive. You get to tackle a home … Continue reading

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Info every first-time homebuyer needs to know

In the market for your first home? Maybe you’re just thinking about becoming a first-time homebuyer. There’s a lot to consider: you’ve likely discovered that a mere mile or two can dramatically affect the cost of real estate, housing stock quality, school performance, services … Continue reading

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What do you really know about your home’s gutter system?

You never think about your gutter system unless you have a problem. And why would you? You have a busy life. But there is one thing you should always remember… Water ruins everything. When working properly, your gutter system diverts … Continue reading

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Storm chasers: Keep them off your roof

The term storm chasers commonly refers to adventurers who insert themselves in severe weather situations for science or thrills. There’s a subset of professional roofers who have earned this title, as well — but their adventure is making fast money off of you and your neighbors.  What … Continue reading

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Squirrels in your attic? That’s bad news.

Sure, squirrels can be pretty adorable. But when a dray of squirrels decide to move into your attic, it’s anything but cute. Squirrels can do all sorts of damage that you may not expect, and getting rid of them can be a major … Continue reading

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Why roof flashing is the unsung hero of your home

Shingles get all the credit. Asphalt shingles look nice, they stand up to the weather and they’re tough and durable. Shingles, though, are only part of the whole roof system. The unsung hero of the operation is roof flashing. Read: … Continue reading

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