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Welcome to our February 2019 newsletter!

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Ken, Dan & Lucypooh
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Don't be sold on insulation by someone that can profit from advising you to insulate your home. What you think is right for your home is probably wrong. Read on.

Do You Have Wallpaper ON Your House?

Do you have Wallpaper to resemble Stone or Stone to resemble Wallpaper? It doesn’t matter if your stone-work on your house is veneer as long as it looks real.  Now you may think it looks real, but your subconscious mind can tell the difference and will interpret this with an uneasy feeling.  That is if you take the time to …
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Previous Blog Articles

Decorative Concrete Block

Decorative concrete blocks were the rage in house building from about 1890's to the 1930's.  These decorative concrete blocks came in an assortment of styles and sizes. They could be purchased from a local building supplier but most likely made right on the construction site. A concrete block machine could be ordered from the Sears catalog for $42.50 in 1910. …
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Introduction & History of Shutters

historic board and batten shutters
Exterior window shutters are taken for granted as an easy to install, quick fix to improve curb appeal. Unfortunately, few people understand the complexity of window shutters or the correct way of hanging shutters. What one thinks is a simple mistake will destroy a home's curb appeal. Don't let this happen to you! With historic wood shutters or plastic shutters, …

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Archive of Past Newsletters

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Ken & Dan & Lucypooh
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