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TOLL FREE (877) 983-2899 info@majorshomeimprovement.com Dec 2010

In this Issue:

5 Ways to Ready Your Home for Winter
Green Tip of the Month
Ask Mike
Monthly Trivia Challenge
Holiday Cookie Recipe!

Majors Home Improvement

6433 Old Hwy 90
Milton, FL 32570
(850) 983-2899
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We Welcome Our New Friends into the Majors Home Improvement Family

We believe in treating all of our customers like family, just ask any of our longtime customers.

We are excited to welcome each of our first time Majors Home Improvement customers. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you and hope to see you again very soon.

Here are just a few of the new members of the family:

Keith & Cheryl Holder – Pensacola
Todd Hancock - Shalimar
Del Mucci - Milton
Mike & Karen Sobiecki – Cantonment

Tom & Carol Morgan - Pensacola

Thank you and welcome to everyone who recently joined our Majors Home Improvement family… we couldn't do it without YOU!

Would You like to Have the Nicest Home in the Neighborhood?

Your family deserves to live in a beautiful home. Let us help you upgrade your home to the home of your dreams. Here are just a few ways we can help:

Replacement Windows
Hurricane Shutters
Sunrooms & Enclosures
Screenrooms & Patio Covers
Awnings
Entry Doors
Click here to request an appointment!

REFER YOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY AND GET A $25 GIFT CARD

Many of our customers “find” us as a result of word of mouth. This simple, yet gracious, act by our customers has allowed us to be successful. For this generosity, we offer our gratitude and a token of our appreciation through our Referral Reward Program!

Click here to email a referral to us : )

Major's Trivia Challenge

James Stewart cited George Bailey as being his favorite character. The part was originally developed at another studio with the part earmarked for another actor. When Frank Capra inherited the project, he rewrote it to suit Stewart. For which actor was the part originally intended?

A: Ronald Reagan
B: Clark Gable
C: John Wayne
D: Cary Grant

The first correct answer emailed in will be this month's winner of 2 Movie Passes!

Click here to email
your trivia answer

Last Issue's Answer

Congratulations to Buddy Bolter, the winner of the last issue's Trivia Challenge… Buddy correctly answered this question:

Initially, presidents used to make an annual proclamation to specify the day when Thanksgiving was to be held. Which US president set aside the last Thursday of November as the national day for Thanksgiving?

Answer: Abraham Lincoln

5 Ways to Ready Your
Home for Winter

As the famous Christmas Carol goes, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Coupled with the magic of the season, is the harsh winter weather. Freezing temperatures, ice, wind and snow can pose a direct threat to your home. Is your home ready to be your winter retreat? Now is the time to find out!

Here are five popular and sensible ways to get your home ready for the winter:

1. Button down the Hatches!

Harsh weather can happen all year long. Was your home exposed to strong windstorms throughout the year? You may have loose or missing shingles, loose gutters and/or shutters. Any mature trees on your property may need trimming to prevent potential damage. It’s a good idea to start with an exterior inspection of your home before the change in the weather. An exterior home inspection will assure your home is safe, secure and protected from the elements.

2. Keep Jack Frost Away!

Could your home benefit from replacement windows or doors? Drafty windows and doors are the primary way heat is lost from your home.
Your attic should also be inspected to assure it is insulated properly. A blanket of insulation may do the trick to cut your heating bill significantly! Your home’s plumbing should be inspected to assure it is insulated properly to prevent damage caused by frozen, bursting pipes. Our versatile contracting services allow us to meet all of your specific project needs.

3. Light up Your Life!

Brighten your home and surroundings with updated lighting. It’s wise to evaluate your space and determine if you need task lighting in the work areas in your home. Perhaps your home needs soft lighting added to the areas your family tends to gather. Consider adding exterior lighting for safety and to emphasize the exterior features of your home. Add to the spirit of your neighborhood and outfit your home with Holiday lighting for all to enjoy.

4. Give Your Home a Face Lift!

Whether it’s adding shutters or replacing siding, it’s sure to add value to your home.

If your home has a wooden deck, it may be time to clean, sand and reseal it. Assure your walkways are clear and your driveway is sealed and maintained.

Once the weather hits, it’s time to focus your home improvement plan on the interior of your home. Allow us to assist you in developing a plan to make the most of the blustery winter days with interior projects.

Your dream kitchen awaits! Expand your home by getting your basement finished! Refresh the look of your home with a new paint palate! Whatever projects you choose, they will surely bring you enjoyment to carry you through the winter blues.

5. Keep Moving Forward!

Sometimes it’s more inviting to stay bundled up on those cold winter days, reading a good book and drinking a cup of hot chocolate. Stay on track by keeping a log of your plans and review it for any necessary changes before starting again after the thaw of the season. Think about any landscaping jobs you may want to have completed and we'll help make your plans a reality.

Before you know it, spring will be here and you’ll be re-energized to start on your remaining projects.

GREEN TIP OF THE MONTH

Have a Green Christmas - Recycling fresh trees after Christmas can make a huge difference in reducing holiday waste. Instead of taking up space in the landfill, trees can be ground into wood chips, which can be used to mulch gardens or parks or to prevent erosion at a local watershed.

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Question: How do I know if I should have my chimney cleaned? Todd Covington

Answer: The simple answer is: The National Fire Protection Association Standard 211 says, "Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances. Cleaning, maintenance, and repairs shall be done if necessary." This is the national safety standard and is the correct way to approach the problem. It takes into account the fact that even if you don't use your chimney much, animals may build nests in the flue or there may be other types of deterioration that could make the chimney unsafe to use.

Got a Question? Ask Mike! Simply click here "Ask Mike."

Please be sure to include your name and phone number in case additional information is required to answer your question.

Famous Quote

“May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!"

~Author Unknown

One-of-a-Kind Holiday Cookie Recipe!

Cranberry Hootycreeks - Makes about 36 cookies

  • 5/8 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a cookie sheet or line it with parchment paper. In a medium mixing bowl, beat together 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla until fluffy. Add the entire jar of ingredients, and mix together by hand until well blended. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes on baking sheets, then remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Thank You for Your Kind Words...

β€œIt would be very difficult to recognize just one person since we were treated very professionally by everyone. From our first telephone call to the installation, Majors Home Improvement understands customer service! – David & Georgia Riley, Pensacola

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