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  1. How Often Should You Clean Your Gutters?

    Most homeowners know that their gutters need to be cleaned every so often. But it’s likely that everyone has a different idea of just how often they need to be cleaned. Is it once a year? Twice a year? Or should you just wait until you notice a problem? (Just kidding, don’t do that!) How…

  2. 6 Common Gutter Problems Homeowners Should be Aware Of

    You probably don’t spend your days thinking about the health of your gutters. If you’re like most people, you don’t think about them at all! Unless, of course, something goes wrong. So why are gutters so important, and why should you pay attention to them? Gutters serve one main purpose; to channel water away from…

  3. What is the Difference Between Power Washing vs Pressure Washing?

    We often hear the terms power washing and pressure washing being used interchangeably. But are they really the same thing? Or are they completely different? It might seem a bit confusing, but we’re here to help clear things up, once and for all. The short answer is this: they are the same, but different! (Don’t…

  4. Spring Cleaning For the Outside of Your Home

    Winter is tough on us all. After months of harsh weather, we can’t wait for warmer temperatures and sunny days. A long winter can leave you feeling a little blue, but just imagine how it makes your house feel! After months of being blasted by winter weather, the outside of your house could definitely use…

  5. Unfulfilled and Burnt Out: How to Know It’s Time to Become Your Own Boss

    A few years ago, Dan Vrskovy’s life was a blur of traffic jams, overtime, and crunching numbers. He was busting his chops to make a living for his family — but his work left little spare time for home life. He was unfulfilled, burnt out and ready for a change. So Dan and his wife…

  6. A Guide to Gutter Maintenance

    Spring is officially here! Even if it’s not quite warm enough to shrug off the coats and sweaters just yet, it is a good time to start thinking about spring home maintenance. That probably has you thinking about cleaning your windows, and power washing your deck to get it ready for summer. While those are…

  7. How Student Works Painting Prepared This Man for Business Ownership with Shack Shine

    Of the 17 franchise partners in the Shack Shine network, more than a third have something in common: they got their start in business as students with College Pro Painting and Student Works Painting. Twenty-five year old Martin Baluch ran a Student Works Painting franchise throughout university and gained valuable hands-on experience running his own businesses…

  8. Maintaining Your Home’s Curb Appeal

    Curb appeal is a term you often hear in the real estate world. However, it’s not just important when you’re buying or selling. It’s something you need to maintain all year round, so if you ever do decide to sell your home, you won’t have tons of work to do. While most people think curb…