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Frozen Pipes: What You Need to Know

February 16, 2016


We in Pennsylvania know all to well the dangers of frozen temperatures during the winter months. We know how to protect ourselves from the dangers but it is also necessary to protect our homes from the

Ice Dams on Your Roof

January 12, 2016


What is an Ice Dam? According to the University of Minnesota an ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof.

Maintaining Your Fireplace this Winter

December 22, 2015


We are right in the middle of the days when families and friends gather to enjoy the many traditions over the holidays. What’s more traditional than a wood-burning fire in your fireplace while hosting

Water Damage: Defusing a Time Bomb

December 4, 2015


Being a homeowner has plenty of issues and responsibilities that can arise unforeseen. Water damage in your home, whether it be small or large, is an issue that needs to be acted upon quickly

Tile Offers a Great Return on Investment

November 30, 2015


Does the excitement of owning your first home or condo have you in remodeling mode? If so, you likely have hundreds of house decorating ideas running through your head. Before you begin making renovations,

Tile Trim Can Enhance Your Home Projects

November 20, 2015


Tile Trim: 4 Ways Mihalko’s and Tile Designer American Olean Can Improve Your Living Area Tile trim can add a sophisticated finishing touch to any tile installation project. Whether you’re trying to give a polished look

Granite is Still the Best Choice for Countertops

November 16, 2015


Granite has been valued for millennia for its beauty and durability. It was used in ancient Egypt to build pyramids and continues to grace today’s kitchen designs. It is a unique stone in both

5 Ways Laminate Flooring Doesn’t Get Enough Credit

November 4, 2015


Laminate flooring is one of those products that honestly doesn’t get enough credit when it comes to designing a home. Rarely do we find products as fashion-forward, high-performing and versatile. Not only can it

4 Unique Ways To Use Kitchen Tiles

October 29, 2015


Kitchen tiles aren’t just for the floor. Tile can also be incorporated into your walls, backsplash, island, or as an artistic accent, and using it wisely will lead to a space that’s beautiful and