Since 1986, the insured crew of Gutterman Services has been polishing home exteriors with gutter cleaning, power washing, handyman, and installation services. Crews set up and repair gutters, snapping in seamless KGuard systems that are designed to keep out debris. They also clean existing gutters by hand to remove debris and lost bowling balls in addition to installing and repairing windows, trim, doors, and siding. To keep homes dirt free, they power wash house exteriors and roofs with eco-friendly, biodegradable materials.
America's Best Energy Team can help clients see stars?ENERGY STARs, that is. A subsidiary of award-winning contracting company North Virginia Roofing, America's Best probes residences with all manner of diagnostic equipment to determine the building's energy efficiency. With blower equipment, they check to see if doors leading outside maintain an airtight seal and seek out air-leakage sites. Beyond diagnostics, they can also work to seal air-leaks and add insulation by installing new windows, re-caulking, installing weather stripping on doors, replacing old siding, sealing leaky floors and holes in ductwork, and updating outdated heating and cooling systems that still run on hamster power.
Since 1936, the exterminators at Capitol Pest have proven their expertise to customers time and time again. But partial credit for their success must go to Dr. Russell Travers, the on-staff entomologist (insect expert) who chimes in when particularly tricky pest infestations threaten homes. Many pests are easy enough to treat without his help, though, such as common ants, ticks, stinkbugs, and termites. Some treatments, such as termite baiting use eco-friendly techniques?in this case, a lethal but EPA-approved termite bait set in soil around the home and inside its structure that spreads quickly throughout the entire colony.
Bed bugs, on the other hand, quickly succumb to an insecticide that reaches inside every mattress and piece of furniture, making it impossible for the blood suckers to get a good night's sleep. A similar fate awaits rats and mice when the exterminators employ their anti-rodent program, setting traps and baits where rodents are active within the home and providing a thorough inspection for rodent entry points. After an estimate is provided, the staff is capable of sealing any necessary areas, be it, screening a vent, installing door sweeps, or replacing bricks, wood trim, or using concrete.
It's not every day that online shopping includes as much personal attention as you get from Stoneside Blinds. In most areas, their online-shopping process starts off with a free house call from a designer, who helps clients pick out materials and styles for their window dressing. Once the client has made their choices, the company will send out teams to measure the window frames and, later, install the final product for a flat fee. Their handiwork, and the blinds themselves, are backed by a rigorous guarantee that lets customers change their minds within 30 days and safeguards against defects up to a year later, so customers never have to cover up faulty blinds with a poster of their backyard. The only online part of their signature process, really, is placing the order. Minutes after the order is placed, the team at the production warehouse gets to work making it a reality, whether it's roller shades in a custom fabric, sleek solar shades, or classic wooden blinds.
Ski Chalet proffers the latest in snow-slicing technology with professional in-shop services and top-flight gear. Prep your skis for mountain season with a thorough tune-up, which delights snow gliders with an indulgent stone grind, bevel, and hot-wax treatment before whispering inspirational quotes in their ears and sending them back to the slopes. Lift loafers can peruse skis, boots, bindings, and poles in the pro shop, or they can complete a preexisting mountain-defeating arsenal with protective wear like GoreTex-laced gloves ($64.95) or ear warmers ($30). Newer skiers can count on friendly, helpful service to pair them with appropriate equipment.
The word oikos means “house” in ancient Greek, a fitting namesake for Oiko Systems, LLC, whose coowner Nikos is a 4th-generation contractor and native Greek himself. While Nikos’s family tends to a museum standing amid the ancient battleground of Thermopylae, he and coowner Maria ensure modern houses stand the test of time through home-improvement and remodeling services. The insured technicians specialize in everything from basement finishing and drywall installation to painting rooms to cover crayon renditions of The School of Athens by precocious toddlers.