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Home Tips

Looking to get the most out of your home's paint job or just to keep up with its carpentry needs? Then check out our great home tips, and be sure to check back regularly to keep up with our latest tips and tricks.

Should I Choose Accordion Shutters or Impact Windows?

Often times our customers ask us what we recommend and in most cases, we say go with impact glass. Let me explain what we've found over the years. Accordion Shutters Impact Window and Door Installation for your home by Benchmark Painting Accordion shutters are typically about 50% of the cost of replacing doors and windows with...
April 21, 2020
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A note from Benchmark about COVID-19

At Benchmark Painting & Carpentry, we are committed to the health and safety of our clients, staff, and trade partners. With regard to the rapidly evolving developments of the COVID-19 (The coronavirus), we want to ensure our community that as a business that interacts in people's homes, we have instituted the highest standards of the...
March 17, 2020
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Benchmark Painting & Carpentry Earns 2018 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service   Boynton Beach, FL/Kensington, MD, 1/16/2019 – Benchmark Painting & Carpentry is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA). This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2018....
January 17, 2019
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How To Identify And Prevent Wood Rot

Wood rot, caused by hungry fungi and bacteria, is a problem nearly every homeowner will have to face at some point. Hiring a Raleigh painter or carpenter to inspect your woodwork for wood rot and to perform a wood rot repair and replacement is vital to the structural integrity of your house. There are several signs that wood rot...
December 2, 2018
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3 Gorgeous Replacement Ideas For Ceilings After Popcorn Removal

Are you wondering what to do with the ceiling in a room after popcorn texture removal? Whether you plan to hire a painting contractor or do the hard work yourself, you certainly can’t leave the drywall bare. The old popcorn ceiling texture, once it’s removed, will no longer protect the drywall from moisture or damage....
November 1, 2018
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People Love Benchmark Painting & Carpentry on Yelp

Hi Martin, It's official - People on Yelp love Benchmark Painting & Carpentry! You'll soon be receiving a coveted "People Love Us On Yelp" sticker in the mail and we hope you'll display it proudly at your place of business. Earning the love of your local customers isn't easy, but promoting your hard-earned award should be. Our...
October 15, 2018
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Benefits Of Commercial Epoxy Floor Coatings For South Florida

Commercial epoxy floor coatings, a specialty floor coating, is a great way to improve a business. They are very versatile as far as enhancing the aesthetics of any business. Epoxy flooring can look like real marble, granite, and even wood floors. As professional commercial epoxy flooring contractors in South Florida & DC Metro area, Benchmark Painting...
September 2, 2018
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Caulking & Weatherproofing Time For Kensington

The Kensington, DC Metro weather brings some chilly, icy winters. That cold moisture creeps in quickly if the home isn’t properly weatherproofed. September is here with dropping temperatures. It won’t be long before the cold, wet weather sets in. This is the right time of year to ensure your Kensington home is buttoned up tight...
August 17, 2018
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Moving In, Moving Up, And Moving Out…Transitions in Remodeling

As a residential remodeling professional, my own home often feels like a case of the shoemaker’s children never having adequate shoes. However, every now and again I get an overwhelming urge to do something fresh and new, just like all of the people I talk to on a daily basis at the office. This past weekend...
August 5, 2018
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Benchmark Painting & Carpentry Earns Esteemed 2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service Benchmark Painting & Carpentry has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2015. “Affordable. Reliable. Professional” “Only about 5 percent of the Painting &...
July 9, 2018
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