Spring is here!

Unfortunately, spring cleaning to-do lists mean much more than simply a few days spent sweating when all you want to do is enjoy the warm weather. Many home owners lack the tools and skills needed to get their home up to snuff after a heavy rains, and others simply don’t have the time. Before you run out and blow your family savings on new ladders, gloves, and equipment rental fees, consider having the Window Genie team grant your spring cleaning wishes. Continue reading "Wish Away Your Spring Cleaning To-Do List"
Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service Window Genie of Peninsula has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of customer service to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2016. Continue reading "Window Genie of Peninsula Earns Esteemed 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award"
Whether you’re hosting a few friends for a dinner party, or your parents are staying for a week, cleaning up for the holidays is a chore that seems to sneak up on us. With so much last minute shopping to do and office Christmas parties to attend… the last thing you want to do is bust out the deep cleaning gear once you get a minute to yourself at home. Here’s a list we hope can help you to prioritize the most “visible” areas of the home you should be sure to clean before your mother-in-law breaks out the white gloves… And while you’re at it, be safe! Continue reading "Prepping Your Home for Holiday Guests"
“You get what you pay for,” is a phrase oftentimes used by someone who’s been been burned by the cheaper option. When that thing you buy breaks, or the person you hired does a bad job… you begin to question your decision making process. Cheaper is almost never better – whether it’s goods or services, we tend to be at a constant battle for finding a quality but affordable choice. Can we have it all? Continue reading "You Get What You Pay For With Home Service Professionals"
Selling a house is completely stressful from the get-go… dealing with the bank, realtors, agents, movers, family and more… but nothing compares to the day of your OPEN HOUSE. Believe me, this will be the longest day of your life. You may opt to just not attend; solid move. But if you’re hosting, prepare yourself for a day of smiling and nodding, awkwardly watching strangers poke through the home you’ve had stripped down and staged like a Barbie Dream House. While you stress-eat the cookies you’ve laid out, you’ll become bogged down with creeping doubts over the unfinished basement you never got to, the roof repairs you put off, and you’ll start to wonder if anyone will actually put an offer in anywhere near your asking price. Continue reading "3 Cheap & Painless Curb Appeal Hacks"
Most people can handle their to-do list inside the home, but how many of you have the time, supplies, ability or desire to completely clean their siding, gutters, or roofs? Ladders are scary and dangerous, but so is someone who hasn’t had experience with a pressure washer. Too often these chores fall to the wayside, but don’t let ‘em! No more excuses: Window Genie is here to offer help. Continue reading "What Chores You Should Leave to Professionals"
For a lot of America fall is a time to celebrate. Football is back, leaves are changing, and pumpkin flavoring is everywhere. But as summer starts winding down our homes might need a re-freshening. Spring cleaning is all about clearing the clutter and brightening our homes up. Fall cleaning is really about getting your home ready for colder weather. Here are a few things that we recommend you get done before fall is in full swing. Continue reading "End of Summer Cleaning List"
Even if you are not selling your home, you may be looking to make your investment worth more. Most homeowners only think about the value of their house when they are ready to sell. Buying a home is your largest investment and the thought that maintaining it or increasing its value isn’t a priority is asinine. Here are a few tips that can be done continually throughout the life of your home. Continue reading "6 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value"
There is a window that all cleaners dread. It’s beautiful and stylish, and has been around for hundreds of years. Window cleaners are often struck with fear whenever they run into true divided lights. True divided are also called French panes or sometimes referred to as muntins. Windows with true divided lights make use of thin muntins between individual panes of glass. This window grid configuration is sometimes similar to the familiar tick-tack-toe pattern. This division of glass makes it time consuming to clean because you’re cleaning in small chunks rather than the normal large squeegee strokes. Continue reading "Cleaning True and Simulated Divided Lights"
Painting the trim around your windows can freshen any room, making them pop! But it’s a hassle when you end up spending the majority of your time and effort putting painters tape on the glass to avoid getting paint all over your windows. If you have divided light windows… forget about it. You’d better hope you have a kid on punishment to pawn it off to! What if we were to tell you that it’s okay to color outside the lines, and that removing paint from your glass is much easier than preventing it? With a few simple tools and techniques, flawless windows can be achieved. Continue reading "How To Remove Paint From Windows"