Archive: July2011

Window Shopping 101

There’s no question new windows will cut down your electric bill.  But, once you’ve made the decision to replace your old windows, consider these essential facts before you shop:   THE DESIGN OF YOUR HOME Traditional-styled homes will typically have double-hung windows with divided lights (aka grilles or mullions).  You have a choice of divided lights on the top and bottom sash, or the top only. More contemporary homes forgo the mullions completely and usually feature large... read more

Family Values- Set in Stone

Did you know that the Episcopo crew has over 100 years of combined experience in masonry services?  In fact, owner Dean Episcopo is often seen swapping his pen and note pad for trowel and mudpan.  “I still drive past walls that my father, brother and I built together over 20 years ago.”, says Dean, “Taking the time to work alongside my sons and crew is one of the most rewarding things I enjoy.  One day I want my kids to drive past these projects and say, ‘30 years ago we built that... read more

Top 10 Spring/Summer Improvements

We are very excited about summer’s arrival and hope you are too!  Is your home prepared for it? While birds, blossoms and sunshine are a welcomed sight, the last few months have been exceptionally wet. Here is our top 10 list of homeowner requests this time of year:     10. Add or replace sump pumps & install            battery backups     9.  Install French drains     8.  Build a portico over front or side entries     7.  Replace siding &... read more