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How to Find an Exterior House Painter in Maryland

Friday, August 29th, 2014

exterior painting contractorHave you ever noticed that when you paint a room you give it an instant facelift? There’s just something about a new coat of paint that can transform a space. The exterior of a home is no different. If it’s been a while since you’ve painted your home’s exterior, it might be time to give it that facelift. Wood siding needs to be painted periodically to revamp after weather or just to update the color and style. Painting the exterior of your home is a huge job, requiring tall ladders and careful painting. Hiring a professional gives you the opportunity have the house painted more quickly and make sure that the job gets done right. So – how can you find the right contractor?

Tips for Finding a Painting Contractor

  1. Know when to hire. This is actually the perfect time of year to hunt down an exterior painting contractor. The optimal temperature for painting is somewhere between the low and mid-70s, making fall ideal. You’re also less likely to run into the problem of rain during the fall than you are in spring or summer.
  2. Check the Internet. Remember to always take reviews with a grain of salt, but it’s still a good idea to check the Internet or talk to friends about local companies. Find out who they recommend and why. Call those companies and set up an interview to get to know who would be painting your home. It’s important for you to like and trust your Maryland exterior painting contractor.
  3. Talk about pricing. Once you’ve set up a meeting with a couple of different companies that you’re interested in, talk about pricing. Most contractors will give you an itemized list of your quote so that there’s no question where your money is going. Remember that the cost of paint, other supplies, and labor should all be included in the cost.
  4. Weight your options. Now that you’ve met the contractors and seen all of the different pricing, you can weight your options and make a decision. Remember to factor in other people’s reviews, your own intuition, and pricing into the decision. Don’t let just one factor make the whole decision for you.

Maryland Exterior Painting Contractor

We do a lot at Atlantic Maintenance Group, but painting is one of our specialties. We do interior as well as exterior painting and are careful to make sure that everything looks exactly as it did when we got there once we’re done – except for the exterior of your home, which will be new and improved. When you’re ready to give your home a facelift with an exterior paint job, give us a call at 410.768.4720 or visit the website today to get your free quote!

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Paver Patio Maintenance

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

paver patio maintenanceYour new patio looks better than you ever imagined! Now you just have to make sure you keep up with maintenance. It’s important to take care of your patio, or else it will just go to waste. Nobody wants to entertain on a dirty patio. The bricks will become weathered over time, but you can use these methods for keeping your patio looking as new as possible:

  • Sweeping. Make sure to sweep at least weekly to keep the patio free of leaves and other debris.
  • Use an absorbent. If liquids have spilled on the patio, an absorbent (even cat litter!) will help pick it up to avoid deterioration of the bricks.
  • Power washing. Periodically power washing your patio will get rid of all the dirt and grime that has built up over time. Your brick pavers will look brand new!
  • Be informed. It is important to know what kind of cleaners you are using on your patio. Using the wrong cleaner can harm the bricks. Do your research before beginning to clean.
  • Use a sealant. A sealant is useful after cleaning because it can prevent stains on the brick, and weed growth between the bricks.

While some of these steps can be performed by yourself, calling a professional might be a better option. Atlantic Maintenance Group specializes in the installation and maintenance of paver patios in Baltimore. If you have any more questions about paver patio maintenance, are looking to install a new patio in your backyard, or would like a free quote, call Atlantic Maintenance Group at 410-768-4720 or contact us via our website today.

Atlantic Maintenance Group is a full service landscaping company, providing maintenance, design and construction, as well as snow removal, asphalt and concrete services. We are your source for complete landscape and facility maintenance for commercial and residential properties throughout Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware. We are a self-performing landscaping company, meaning we don’t hire subcontractors, and senior management is involved with every project. Our highly trained team of professionals receives constant, ongoing education on the latest industry trends, updates and safety measures. This ensures we can deliver outstanding customer service and results to our clients, regardless of the size of your job.

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How Can Landscape Lighting Boost Your Baltimore Home Security?

Friday, August 15th, 2014

outdoor lightingOutdoor lighting has been used for security and aesthetics for many years now. People have a special appreciation for a well-lit home that highlights all of the best assets of the landscaping and home design. Security lighting has also become popular, though it isn’t usually aesthetically pleasing. Security lighting usually consists of some sort of very bright motion sensor light that goes off when people (or animals) come near the house. Luckily, we’ve come a long way in the world of outdoor lighting and have begun to mix security with aesthetics! Check out how even the most decorative lighting can help boost your Baltimore home security.

Landscape Lighting for Home Security

Fashionably deter intruders – Home security lighting is proven to deter intruders from attempting to gain entry to your home. If your ambient lighting is on, there’s always the chance that someone could be home or that a neighbor will see an intruder attempting to get past your security system. Extra outdoor lighting also has the potential to help you lower your homeowner’s insurance payments, depending on your carrier and policy. It’s better to deter would-be criminals than it is to prosecute them later on.

Feel safer coming home at night – No matter where you live, whether it’s an upscale single home neighborhood or a row home in the city, there’s always a little bit of anxiety associated with coming home late at night. If you keep your outdoor landscape lighting on in the evenings, you’ll come home to a well-lit area that will allow you to see what’s going on around your home. This type of lighting will not only illuminate the area, but can also illuminate your favorite parts of your home.

Choose from a variety of options – You can easily integrate nice ambient lighting with outdoor security lighting. There are many, many options when it comes to choosing landscape lighting today. You can choose to go with energy efficient lighting that will save you money and brighten up your space. If you like more subtle lighting, you can always do in-ground lighting or even recessed lighting in some cases. The options are almost endless and will give you the freedom to enjoy your outdoor space, while feeling safe and secure.

Landscape Lighting Options from Atlantic Maintenance Group

Beyond the safety and security added to your property, outdoor lighting can be used to accentuate and highlight certain features of your landscape construction, such as walkways or decorative sculptures. Atlantic Maintenance Group has a reputation for greatness in the Delmarva area. When you’re ready to add a touch of security through outdoor lighting, give us a call at 410.768.4720 or visit the website today to get your free quote!

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Preparing Your Glen Burnie Landscaping for Fall

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

fall landscape maintenanceWe know it’s still August and you’re probably not ready to think about fall just yet, but hear us out. The sooner that you plan for fall Glen Burnie landscaping maintenance, the better your lawn and garden will do next season. Back to school stuff is already out and we’ve got maybe another 2 weeks or so before the kids start going back – you’re going to have a lot on your plate getting together homework, school supplies, and lunches. Thinking about taking care of your lawn and garden won’t be in the forefront of your mind once school starts back up again, so now is the time to start preparing your landscaping for the fall months.

Fall Landscaping Maintenance Tips

  1. Prepare Your Lawn – You want your lawn to be green and lush next summer, which means that you can’t let it die out over the winter. Taking care of your lawn in the fall will give you a much better product in the spring and summer. Now is a good time to start fertilizing your lawn and getting all of your unwanted weeds out. Do a good, solid cleaning of your lawn to make sure that everything is prepared for winter! You should also consider doing some seeding to thicken your lawn up for the year to come.
  2. Clean Up Gardening and Landscaping – You may find that you’ve got some dead branches on trees and that some of the leaves are beginning to die. Now is a good time to get rid of as much of the debris as you can so that you aren’t driving yourself crazy raking up the leaves through October and November. It’s also advisable to rake your mulch and keep it fluffed so you don’t have to completely replace it in the spring. You can also plant cool weather flowers/vegetables soon if you want to keep your garden going into October/November.
  3. Love your potted plants – Don’t forget that they need to be taken care of, too. Depending on what type of potted plants you have, you may be able to bring them inside. Tropical plant do well indoors during the winter months and can be transplanted back out when the temperatures start to heat up in late spring. Perennials can actually be put in the ground to survive the winter. They’ll have more soil and stay warmer through the winter.

Glen Burnie Landscape Maintenance

If you are already running short on time for your landscape maintenance, it may be time to call a Glen Burnie landscape maintenance company. At Atlantic Maintenance group, we can help you prepare your lawn and landscaping for the cool fall and winter months ahead. Just make sure that you make your appointment soon – we tend to get busy this time of year.

 

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