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Winterizing Your Home

by Amanda Willis

The cold months ahead can take a toll on your home and even your wallet, as higher utility bills due to heating costs, holiday decorations and entertaining can quickly add up. But if you want your home to look—and feel—just right this holiday season, there is plenty of help out there. Take a look at our list of local businesses that can assist with room redesign, seasonal landscaping, fireplace installation and more. If you’re looking to spruce up or clean up, these companies will winterize your home from the inside out.

All American Roofing & Siding
Avoid any problems that winter can throw at you. Look closely at your entire home from the outside or inside to check for leaks in the roofing or drafts by doors and windows. Call to have an experienced, licensed, bonded, and insured contractor help you.
Berlin
(609) 560-7751
RoofingAndSidingSouthJersey.com

Brindisi Builders
Checking basement walls is a must. Too many people ignore cracks and openings in the block wall, which is usually caused by poor grading and water buildup. They should be inspected by a professional, experienced contractor so any necessary corrections are made prior to the snow season. If this is ignored, it could create more damage and more expenses.
59 S. Maple Ave.
Marlton
(856) 596-8067
BrindisiBuilders.com

Coit Cleaning Services
Coit Cleaning Services has been offering carpet, upholstery, drapes and tile cleaning as well as air duct and dryer vent cleaning for more than 60 years. As we know, snow and rain can track more dirt than usual onto your carpet. Trust that Coit will pay special attention to spots, heavy traffic areas and pet stains, all while using the treatment options that are best suited for your carpet. Don't forget to have your air duct system cleaned this winter to have it run more efficiently, which can lower your utility bills.
Serving South Jersey
(856) 566-0700
Coit.com

Create-A-Scape
Gutters need to be cleaned out now before the freeze of winter comes and makes them almost impossible to thaw. Fall leaf cleanup is important as well. All leaves should be removed or they will smother your grass and you will have to re-seed in the spring.
2011 Old Cuthbert Road
Cherry Hill
(856) 547-4276
CreateaScape.com

Elite Landscaping
Owner Dave Feast says now is the time for homeowners that have sprinkler systems to call for irrigation winterization. This procedure must be done prior to freezing temperatures in order to protect from damage caused by water freezing within the system.
8 Pineview Ave.
Berlin
(856) 753-1944
EliteLandscaping.com

The Fireplace People
This is when you want to plan for the winter months and save money at the same time. As the premier hearth specialists in southern New Jersey, The Fireplace People can offer you expert advice on wood, electric and gas fireplaces, all while trying to help you reduce your energy bill.
794 Route 73
West Berlin
(856) 768-0009
TheFireplacePeople.com

Gill’s Landscaping, Inc.
Gill’s Landscaping has been serving the landscaping needs of South Jersey residents for more than 20 years. From lawn maintenance to elaborate landscape and hardscape projects, Gill’s recognizes that each client’s needs are unique and must be met with care and to their total satisfaction. Call today about discounts for 2013 projects.
Mullica Hill
(856) 223-9770
GillsLandscaping.com

Green Lea Garden Center & Patio Furniture
Protecting your patio furniture with canvas covers during our harsh winters will extend the life of your set and will require less cleaning in the spring. Measure the width, depth and height, and they will help select the best size cover.
204 Route 73
Voorhees
(856) 767-4413
GreenLeaGardens.com

Home Trimwork
Adding trimwork to any room in your home brings beauty, value and a level of sophistication that you just don't get with wallpaper or paint. If you are looking to impress your guests this holiday season, call Home Trimwork and have them transform your home with their beautiful designs, quality craftsmanship and high level of service.
Serving South Jersey
(609) 206-8621
HomeTrimwork.com

Jen-N-Josh Blind Co.
Winter is the time for cold, drafty windows. Honeycomb cellular shades come in both single and double cells that are extremely energy efficient with an R-value of 2.5 up to 4.0. These shades are available in light-filtering as well as room-darkening, cordless and remote control.
Marlton
(888) 536-5674

Matteo Family Kitchens & Flooring
For more than 17 years, Matteo Family Kitchens, where there’s just a 3.5 percent sales tax, has been providing top-notch home improvements and high-quality products with personal service for all your remodeling needs. All of their designers are trained to help you realize your dream of a beautiful new kitchen, bath or flooring project.
20 Old Salem Road
Woodstown
(856) 769-2490
www.MatteoKitchens.com

J. Merryfield and Sons
Since 1972, Merryfield & Sons has been providing gutter installation, gutter cleaning and gutter covers to residents throughout Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties. Families have relied on this well-known, third-generation, family-owned and operated business for their professional on-time service, quality installation and friendly approach to each and every job they perform.
Haddon Heights
(856) 546-6281
MerryfieldAndSons.com

Sila Heating and Air Conditioning
Offering heating and cooling systems of all kinds including furnaces, boilers, heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps, central air conditioning, "whole home" back-up power generators and 24/7 service plans. Locally owned an operated since 1986.
Serving South Jersey
(610) 491-9400, (888) 491-9030
Sila-Air.com

SLS Landscaping
SLS Landscaping, Inc. offers unique designs that will enhance the beauty of your home with landscaping, hardscaping, outdoor lighting, outdoor kitchens and fireplaces, paver patios, walkways and more. SLS is committed to providing homeowners with quality, full-service landscape management as well. From turf fertilizer programs to plant health care programs, the care that SLS provides will keep your home's curb appear beaming for years to come.
641 Eayrestown Road
Lumberton
(609) 518-5263
SLSLandscape.com

Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 3, Issue 9 (November, 2012).
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