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5 Fun Ways to Entertain Outdoors This Summer

The season of warm weather is quickly approaching. Daylight hours are finally starting to linger a little longer after work, and kids are getting antsy for school to end so they can finally get outdoors and splash in the pool. You’re already daydreaming about curling up on your deck with a nice book and summery drink in hand, basking in the warm sun.

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Give Your Home an Extra Pop of Color

Window boxes can help add life and color to any part of your home. They give you depth and increase curb appeal, while creating a fun hobby that’s beautiful throughout the year. Window box gardening also gives you an easy way to create centerpieces or have a healthy snack.

Here are just a few of our favorite plants for a garden window box, including those ever-popular hanging window gardens:

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Spring Into Action With These Roof Maintenance Tips

If the frigid winter temperatures here in Northern Virginia have left you feeling bogged down, remember that spring is only a few months away. You’ll soon enjoy milder weather and the fresh scent of flowers in bloom, and you won’t have to worry about breaking your back shoveling snow.

Don’t forget that warmer days bring with them a new set of responsibilities for home maintenance, particularly in regards to your roof. There are a few things you’ll want to watch for as the snow melts and the spring weather sets in. Let’s take a look at some roof maintenance tasks you can accomplish to stay “on top” of things.

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Pressure Treated vs. Composite Decks: Which One is Right for Your Home?

What better time than the thick of winter to start planning out your summer barbeques? The next few months can be spent inside dreaming up new recipes, sauces, and rubs. As you plan out your meals in advance of warmer weather, you may be thinking about replacing your deck or building a new one.

Two of the most popular options for deck building are decks made from pressure treated lumber and decks made from composite materials. Each carry their own set of advantages and drawbacks you’ll want to consider as you make your decision.

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Sunshine Contracting Earns Esteemed 2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Sunshine Contracting has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2015. This is the fourth consecutive year that Sunshine Contracting has earned this honor from Angie’s List. Sunshine Contracting offers a wide array of exterior remodeling services for all of Northern Virginia and has been in business since 1993.

“We are honored to receive the Angie’s List Super Service award again this year,” said Ryan Sabo, President of Sunshine Contracting. “We work hard year round to provide our customers exceptional service, and this is a fantastic recognition for what we do. I am so proud of my staff for consistently doing a great job, day in and day out.”

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Using an Exterior Remodel to Improve the Value of Your Home

Within the current real estate market, many homeowners are becoming increasingly concerned with the values of their homes. Thankfully, there are a number of ways you can improve the value of your home, helping you secure a better return on your investment if you decide it’s time to sell.

At Sunshine Contracting, we have been helping homeowners in Northern Virginia increase home values through exterior remodels since 1993. We have the experience and the knowledge to assist you when you’re ready to take on a large, outdoor remodeling project.

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How Winter Weather Conditions Affect Your Virginia Home’s Roof

Northern Virginia winters can be beautiful. However, they’re not without several challenges, particularly for homeowners. When it comes to snow and ice, you should be especially mindful of your roof and stay on top of maintenance as the winter months approach. Let’s take a look at two winter-specific concerns that affect your roof and consider how Sunshine Contracting can help provide you with solutions.

You’ve likely heard of “ice dams,” pesky blocks of solid ice that accumulate in your gutters during deep freezes. In addition to damaging your gutters, ice dams can also force their way into your shingles and sheathing, punching holes in your roof and leaving you exposed to unwanted rodents and insects during the warmer months. There are a few home remedies that can help prevent ice dams, but to prevent future long-term issues, you’ll want to shore up your roofing system to keep ice out of your gutters.

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Sunshine Contracting Corporation Continues Record Growth

WOODBRIDGE, VA, September 17, 2015 – D.C. metropolitan area exterior contractor Sunshine Contracting Corporation was recently recognized as one of the top remodeling companies in North America. The exterior remodeling company is ranked #252 in Qualified Remodeler Magazine’s 2015 Top 500 Remodelers List. This year’s ranking marks an 81-spot improvement from 2014, when Sunshine Contracting held the #333 position.

Qualified Remodeler’s Top 500 list is the remodeling industry’s most prestigious ranking. Companies are selected based on a rigorous analysis by the Qualified Remodeler editorial staff and must meet a set of criteria including installed remodeling dollar volume, total years in the remodeling business, industry association membership, industry certification, industry awards and community service. It is the only third-party verified analysis of the financial performance in the remodeling industry.

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Everything You Need to Know About James Hardie Siding

When you build a new house or remodel an existing one, you have many choices to make about the exterior finish. There are many elements to consider, all of which affect the look, feel and curb appeal of your home. Everything from individual taste and potential association covenants to the material and other characteristics such as color, dimension, texture, style and quality affect our decision.

The outside of a home is simultaneously both personal and public. Everyone, including you, sees it anytime they approach. Besides acting as the main, outdoor aesthetic of your home, the exterior finish also serves as the first line of defense against whatever Mother Nature unleashes.

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