A Conversation About Perceived Value

A CONVERSATION ABOUT PERCEIVED VALUE: A customer asked a contractor friend of mine how much it would cost to do this project. My friend gave him a proposal: $4500 The customer responded: That’s seems really high. My friend asked: What do you think is a reasonable price for this job? The customer answered: $2500 maximum…

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Fall Check List

Fall is here and so are those chores you’ve been putting off since last year! Don’t let another autumn go buy without getting some of these important tasks completed. Call us at A+ Handyman to tackle your biggest honey-do-list of the year! Gutters: Cleaning your gutters and downspouts are vital to the health of your…

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Know Your Home Part 3

Plumbing If you have ever camped in the great outdoors, you have probably been reawakened to the joys of modern plumbing. By going without running water, a hot shower, or a flushing toilet, you can fully appreciate how important these are to daily life. A home’s plumbing system is a complex network of water supply…

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Know Your Home Part 2

Framing From mudsills to collar ties, there are many parts that make up the “bones” of our homes. Mudsills Pressure-treated lengths of 2×6 lumber, which form the first layer of the mudsill, are solidly attached to the foundation with bolts that have been embedded in the foundation walls. They provide a bearing surface that prevents…

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Know Your Home

List & Definition of House Parts This article provides a glossary of the main parts of a house and house structure and we give definitions of common home inspection terms used during home inspections or in home inspection reports. Terms defined here may also appear in home inspection standards and home inspection licensing laws. This…

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10 Ways to Save Some Cool Cash

windows, siding, replaced, repaired, insulated

Before you get the summer parties started, take a moment and make sure there isn’t any damage, or wear & tear from past seasons that could cause you an issue in the future. 1.) Monitor your gutters and drainage. Debris naturally builds up in gutters over time, remove any blockages while looking for signs of bending, damage, and…

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Resolve to Break these Bad Homeowner Habits

We came across an article by Sal Vaglica at This Old House Magazine, and it got us thinking about the kinds of repairs we are most frequently called upon to help our homeowners with. We pretty much agree with the article and wanted to share some of the points which stood out for us and might…

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Commercial Power Washing

For all your Commercial and Residential power washing needs call A+ Handyman. We service Winchester, Berryville, Stephens City and the surrounding Frederick County, VA areas. Feel free to give us a call for a free estimate.

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10 Bad Habits That Can Cost Homeowners In The Long Run

  10 Bad Habits Is your house or business ready for the seasons ahead of us?  Do you have a PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE PLAN in place?  Do certain systems and fixtures show signs of deferred maintenance?  Do you sometimes look around and wonder, how did this happen?  If you haven’t gotten around to taking care of…

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