Preparing Your Home For Winter

Cold weather thermometer

Winter is quickly approaching. Getting your home ready for the cold and wet weather now can help you save big money down the road. Please consider being proactive with your home. The benefits of winter home preparation will be huge!
Have a certified HVAC technician inspect your Heat Pump to make sure that it is running to 100% efficiency. Make sure the filters are clean. An …

Ask FRED: Water, Water, Everywhere… What Can I Do?


With the extreme amount of rain in the last few months in the Metro Area, houses are certainly feeling the effects. We, at FRED, are often asked by homeowners “What can be done to help this situation?”. Before I offer some suggestions, I thought it might make sense to explain exactly what is occurring. The ground water table exists naturally everywhere. As the rain saturates …

When to Replace Rotten Exterior Timber Trim and Handrails

After a cold, rainy, and snowy winter, the exterior of your home may be susceptible to a variety of weather-born ailments.  One of the most common areas that are affected by the elements is the exterior timber often installed on residential homes.  This lumber is often properly treated to withstand the normal acclimation, but do bear the brunt of their varying environment.
Rot can be …