The Importance Of Historic Building Preservation

When you think of a historic building or home, you may think old and trouble. But, what’s historic is actually worth saving. Here are four reasons why preserving historic buildings are so important.

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1. Old buildings have natural value.
Buildings of a specific time period, namely pre-World War II, tend to be built with higher-quality materials — heart pine and rare wood from old forests than no longer exist. Prewar buildings sometimes even have better structures, due to the different building structures from years ago.

2. You could be saving a building with serious value.
For instance, a decade ago,the Daylight Building in Knoxville went on the market. During renovations they found drop-ceilings made with heart-pine wood, a large clerestory, and a facade lined with bright copper.

3. Old buildings attract people.
Maybe it’s the style, or the materials it’s made of, but older buildings are always topic of conversation for homeowners.

4. Old buildings are a reminder of our culture.
Historic buildings are famous for tourists and even longtime residents. To be able to witness history brings a sense of permanency and heritage to a community.

Want to preserve your home? The first step is keeping up with your home’s maintenance! Need a roof repair or installation? We’ve got you covered at Landmark Exteriors and our Home Care division! We offer only top-quality roofing materials to provide our customers with durable, weather-resistant, and guaranteed roofing solutions. Our experienced and well-trained professionals are experts at installing repairing and are ready to take on your next home renovation project! To speak with our professional staff about a new roofing installation, give us a call at 203.838.3838, or visit us on the web.

Fourth Of July Fun In Connecticut

Fourth of July weekend is finally here! How are you planning on celebrating America’s birthday? If you need a few ideas, Connecticut has plenty of patriotic events scheduled — here are our top four for the weekend!

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Reds, Whites, and Barbecue – Staehly Farm Winery & Tree Farm
Staehly Farm Winery and All Fired Up are partnering up to bring you great food and local wines this Independence Day weekend. You’ll even enjoy a lineup of some great live music!
Date: July 1 – 3
Time: 12 p.m.

3-D Fireworks – Quassy Amusement & Waterpark
This fireworks display over Lake Quassapaug is not one to be missed. But seriously, for those who attend, no matter where you sit, you’ll be able to enjoy the view!
Date: July 4
Time: 10:30 p.m.

Independence Day Celebration – Mystic Seaport
Celebrate America’s birthday circa 1876. You’ll enjoy boat races, an old-fashioned spelling bee, picnics, live music, and delicious ice cream (that you’ll help churn yourself!).
Date: July 4
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Talcott Mountain Music Festival – Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center
This music festival includes all of the fan-favorite patriotic melodies! And it also ends with a fireworks show, of course!
Date: June 30
Time: 7:30 p.m.

We hope you enjoy your Fourth of July weekend!

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How To Protect Your Home From Fourth of July Fireworks

The Fourth of July is filled with cook outs, cold drinks, and loved ones. And, the holiday wouldn’t be complete without fireworks at the end of the night! But, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more fires are reported on Independence Day than any other day of the year — and half of those fires are caused by fireworks!

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How To Protect Your Home From Fourth Of July Fireworks:

Trim your trees. While fireworks may burn off rather quickly, it doesn’t take long for something to catch on fire. One of the more likely culprits? Your tree branches. Hire a professional to trim your trees and remove any branches from your roof to reduce the chance of any fires.

Clear out your gutters. Your gutters are essential for collecting rainwater, but it’s also a place where dry matter (i.e. leaves, pine needles, branches) collect and become a fire hazard. Make sure you’re keeping up with your yearly maintenance and keeping your gutters cleaned at all times.

Talk to your neighbors. It’s important to respect your property, and the others around you. So, take the extra step to speak with your neighbors about their party plans. Besides, connecting with your neighbors means more help if a problem arises.

Inspect your roof. On top of cleaning your roof and gutter system of any branches, leaves, and other debris, a professional can also inspect your roof for signs of damage. Any holes, loose shingles, or old tar paper should be repaired immediately.

Need a professional to check out your homes roofing or siding system before the holiday? We’ve got you covered at Landmark Exteriors and our Home Care division! For 20 years, Landmark Exteriors has designed, created, and installed one-of-a-kind roofs for homeowners in Fairfield and Westchester counties, as well as on Long Island. To learn more about our services, check out our website or speak with one of our professionals at 203.838.3838.

Your Summer Maintenance Guide

Every season comes a new list of maintenance tasks for your home. And with summer around the corner, you’ll want to make sure your home is all prepped and ready for you to enjoy some fun in the sun.

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Check detectors. It’s important to check your home’s smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they’re working properly.

Inspect air conditioners. It’s about to be the busiest time of the year for your AC, so if you haven’t already, make sure you’re prepping your unit properly.

Enjoy a dry spell. Set up an outdoor clothesline to dry your laundry in the sun — you’ll end up saving money and energy by skipping the dryer.

Clean your outdoor grill. For gas grills, turn the heat up to high and let the grill cook with the lid closed for about an hour. Allow the grill to cool and give it a deep cleaning with a grill brush. For charcoal grills, empty the grill of any ashy residue. Then, clean it inside and out with hot water and dishwashing soap.

Channel your inner leak detective. Check your hoses and exterior faucets for leaks — even a tiny drip can add up to a large amount of waste.

Primp your plants. If you have visible foliage from spring bulbs, clean them up to maintain a tidy look. If your perennials and annuals leaves are still green, leave them be; they’re busy nourishing their bulbs to bloom again next year.

Don’t wait until something becomes a problem before you take action. A leaky roof. Clogged gutters. Damaged siding. Landmark Exteriors can help you with all of that, and more! If you’re in Fairfield County CT or the surrounding areas, our team at the Home Care division has you covered! For more information about Landmark Exteriors or to sign up for our preventative maintenance plans, give us a call at 203.838.3838.