Friday, February 29, 2008

Gutter Cleaning

If you have not had your gutters cleaned in the past several months you may want to think about it. With spring rains around the corner, overflowing gutters can be a concern for any homeowner. When gutters overflow that water builds up around the foundation and slowly tries to work its way into your home. Further, ice damming can occur during freezes which we can still expect for at least another month or so. This is where ice builds up under your shingles and can result in damage to sofit and fascia as well as allowing moisture to build up inside of your attic and walls.
A typical single story home may be around $75-$100, 2 story home $100-$125 and three story and up around $150. Call Albemarle Window Cleaning for a free estimate. (434) 906-9228

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Home Staging Professionals

Accredited Staging Professionals Liz Blankenship and Beth Riordan of Stage to Sell offer some tips on preparing your home for resale.

Pack family photos, personal memorabilia and collectables
Turn on lamps during showings
Keep curtains and blinds open during the day
Remove bath mats, toilet seat covers and plungers from bathrooms
Prune and/or reduce number of house plants to create more space
Clean, clean, clean! That goes for windows, fixtures, carpets and outdoors!

Learn more at: (434) 984-4400

Monday, February 18, 2008

Home Sellers

Yet another article touting the benefits of preparing a home for sale...
-window cleaning is discussed under "Clean"

"So one of things I would do,” she said looking at a smudged pane of glass, “obviously you're gonna have the house really clean, but you might also want to hire a professional window washer. Get all your windows clean, sparkling, bring the light in,” she said.
Holly Hummel, a broker with Equity Builders Realty

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Storm Windows- A Labor of Love

When you have storm windows you are looking through two panes of glass. A surprising amount of dirt accumulates between your primary window and your storm windows. The result is a home that feels less fresh and bright no matter how much you clean.

Why is it so much more expensive to clean windows with storm windows?

In one word: Time

· Storm windows are not only additional glass to clean but they also require time and care to remove and replace.

· We take your storm windows outside of your home to clean them properly. This minimizes the chances of drips or water damage in your home.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Window Tinting

Looking for window tinting and window film? Try Clearview Window Tinting at: They use a 3M product and have available a clear film that blocks UV rays.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Window Cleaning DIY

So, you've read the post about window cleaning DIY-style. If you would like to clean your own windows and would like to use the proper tools of the trade like we do at Albemarle Window Cleaning then visit the site of one of our distributors:

You'll find all of the proper tools of the trade.
It takes some practice and effort but clean windows are worth it!
Good luck!