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May Starts Home Improvement Season

May is a great month to get started on your home improvement project.

May starts home improvement season in Hagerstown, MDThe month of May is a perfect month for a lot of things. It could be the best month for household projects, since the warmer weather is here to stay. Now, those spring projects you’ve been thinking about all winter can finally get underway.
Those projects may small projects, like painting or creating a new garden. But, if those projects include replacing your roof or installing replacement windows, we would love to help you do it right.

Andersen window on Hagerstown duplex built by Mt. Tabor Builders in Clear SpringSchedule Your MTB Appointment

If you have a home improvement project and need professional help, contact us at MTB Windows & More in Clear Spring, MD. To do so, click here, or call us at 301.766-7161. Our home improvement specialists are trained by the manufacturers to install replacement windows and doors; roofing materials, siding and more. Whether it is an upgrade or a home repair, our pros will get the job done correctly, because they are trained correctly. While you’re making your project list, enjoy these interesting facts about the fifth month of the year.

The Month of May

May is named for the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants.
May 1 is May Day, which marks the return of spring by bringing in branches of forsythia, lilacs and other flowering shrubs, like azaleas.
In Hawaii, May 1 is celebrated as Lei Day. Leis are wreaths that are often made with native Hawaiian flowers and leaves. Writer Grace Tower Warren suggested May 1 for the date because it coincided with May Day, a celebration also linked to flowers. She coined the phrase, “May Day is Lei Day.” The first Lei Day observance occurred on May 1, 1928. The following year, it was made an official holiday in the territory, since it did not become a state until 1959.
May 4 is now known as Star Wars Day. Fans of the iconic movie series flood social media with memes about “May the 4th Be With You.”
May 5 is Cinco de Mayo (“The Fifth of May”), celebrating the victory of Mexico over the French army at The Battle of Puebla in 1862. Many people celebrate by eating traditional Mexican meals.
May 12 is Mother’s Day! Learn about the history of Mother’s Day.
May 20 is Victoria Day in Canada. This holiday celebrates the birthday of Queen Victoria.
May 27 is Memorial Day (or Decoration Day). This federal holiday is a poignant reminder of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for this country. It’s tradition to post the American flag on this day.

May’s Fun Days

May 1: School Principals’ Day. Celebrate your school’s leader!
May 2: World Tuna Day. Tuna is a healthy food to eat!
May 5–11: Root Canal Awareness Week. Try NOT to celebrate this one!
May 8: No Socks Day. We recommend flip flops…and a trip to the beach!
May 14: Dance Like a Chicken Day. Click here for the Chicken Dance song.

May Folklore and Symbols

A dry May and a leaking June, make the farmer whistle a merry tune.
A snowstorm in May is worth a wagon-load of hay.

May’s flower is the Hawthorn or Lily-of-the-Valley. The hawthorn means hope, while the lily-of-the-valley symbolizes the return of happiness.

May’s birthstone is the emerald, matching the green grass and leaves that decorate the landscape.

Our Quality Products

MTB Windows & More logoReplacement windows by Andersen Windows are top-quality in the industry, since they help insulate a home so well and add a layer of security. Security is also a key feature (pardon the pun) of the great-looking exterior doors made by Therma-Tru. And, the GAF Shingle System is among the best on the market for durability and resisting mold and stains.

We are always available to give a quote on windows, siding, roofing, exterior doors, etc.. in Hagerstown, MD; Greencastle, PA; Martinsburg, WV; or the Frederick County, MD areas.

If you are looking to build a home or complete a major addition, see our sister company’s site (Mt. Tabor Builders, Inc.). Mt Tabor does major remodeling and custom building throughout the Tri-State area. This area includes Hagerstown, Clear Spring, Hancock, Boonsboro, Smithsburg and Frederick County in MD.
Click here to see Mt. Tabor’s gallery of projects.

Use Your Tax Return for Home Improvement

Tax returns are a great way to help pay for home improvement and home repair costs that are needed to upgrade your home.

Tax return for home improvement in Hagerstown, MDApril is here and spring has finally arrived in the Tri-state area of Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. And by now, you are either getting your tax information together or you are waiting for that refund to hit your account. Now is the time to start thinking about a wise way to invest that “new-found” money.

Some will see it as a windfall for a shopping spree, while others will see it as a chance to invest in their home or family.

A Wise ChoiceAndersen French Patio Door with painted interiors, Bellagio handle with Square Escutcheon Plate in Pewter finish. E-Series Double-Hung windows in Cottage Style sashes

We think one wise choice is to consider upgrading your house to make it a better place to come home to every day. Depending on what the government owes you, your refund may only pay part of the cost. But, coupled with some savings or a home equity line of credit or 401k loan, the dream can quickly become a reality.

“I love my new kitchen and the work you have done. The more I use it, now that I’m settled in, the more I really like it, as does everyone who has come up to see it. Thanks again!” – Linda Domer, Hagerstown, MD

The home improvement specialists at MTB Windows & More would love to talk with you about a building project. We specialize in exterior makeovers; replacement windows; new exterior doors; a new roof; and much more. Not only will these upgrades change the look of your place, it will make it more energy efficient and secure. Just think about the heating bills from this past winter and cutting those down dramatically when the chill returns around November.

MTB Windows & More uses some of the best quality products available, including Andersen Windows, Therma-Tru Exterior Doors and GAF Shingles. Not only are the products great, but our home repair experts are each trained by the manufacturers to install these products exactly the right way. This ensures it will be done right the first time and will last like the makers intended. 

Contact Us

MTB Windows & More logoTo discuss your home improvement or home repair needs, contact us here or call our Clear Spring, MD office at 301-766-7161. We are always available to set up a quote on windows, siding, roofing, exterior doors, etc.. in Hagerstown, MD; Greencastle, PA; Martinsburg, WV; or the Frederick County, MD areas.
If you are looking to build a home or complete a major addition, see our sister company’s site (Mt. Tabor Builders, Inc.). Mt Tabor does major remodeling and custom building throughout the Tri-State area. This area includes Hagerstown, Clear Spring, Hancock, Boonsboro, Smithsburg and Frederick County in MD.
Click here to see Mt. Tabor’s gallery of projects.

 

 

March Starts Home Improvement Season

March brings spring, which brings “better” weather, which brings the start of home improvement project season.

March is the start of home improvement season in Hagerstown, MDAre you thinking of upgrading your home in 2019? Replacement windows are great for keeping warm air inside next winter and frigid air outside, where it belongs. How about the exterior doors. Are they whistling a tune every time the wind blows? Did your roof BARELY make it through the rough months? We can replace it with one that will hold up and look great for decades.

While you’re making a list of all the upgrades, updates and repairs at your Tri-state area home, enjoy reading some interesting facts about the third month of the year.

Clear Spring, MD house with Andersen Windows and GAF Shingle SystemGreat Things About March

If you’re a sports fan, the words “March” and “Madness” go together like peanut butter and jelly. But, if you aren’t a college basketball fan, then consider these great things from the Old Farmer’s Almanac about the third month of the calendar year.

Special March Dates

  • March 5: Mardi Gras (“Fat Tuesday”) or Shrove Tuesday. Read more about this holiday.
  • March 8: International Women’s Day. Click here to learn more about this celebration.
  • March 10: Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 A.M. Don’t forget to “spring forward” and set your clocks ahead one hour!
  • March 15: The Ides of March. Beware the Ides of March!
  • March 17: St. Patrick’s Day. Read more about about the traditional Irish holiday known as St. Patrick’s Day.
  • March 20: The vernal equinox, marking the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, occurs on Wednesday, March 20, at 5:58 P.M. EDT. On this day, the Sun rises due east and sets due west. In the Southern Hemisphere, this date marks the autumnal equinox. Read more about the First Day of Spring!
  • March 22: World Water Day brings attention to the need for safe drinking water for nearly one-third of the earth’s population. Click here to help solve this issue.

Getting Outdoors in March

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Contact us in our Clear Spring, MD office today if you are in the Hagerstown, Greencastle, Martinsburg or Frederick County, MD areas for an assessment and quote on your home improvement projects. We use some of the best products, including Andersen Windows and GAF Shingles.

If you are thinking of building, instead of doing a home improvement or home repair, then contact our sister company at the Mt. Tabor Builder’s website.You can also call the Mt. Tabor office at 301-766-7161.

Visit Us at the Home Show on March 9th or 10th

The Washington County Home Builder’s Assoc. Home Show is a great place to talk about your home improvement project.

2019 Home Show in Hagerstown, MDThe home improvement specialists from MTB Windows & More are available to talk dreams and plans next weekend at Hagerstown Community College. The campus’ ARCC building is the site of the 2019 Washington County Home Builder’s Association Home Show.

“We just like to meet people, answer their questions and talk with them from a very relaxed, no pressure approach” says Willie Eby, owner of the Clear Spring-based construction and home improvement company. The MTB team — at booth number 200 — has been a regular participant at the wildly popular two-day show.

GAF Shingles and Andersen Windows on custom house built by Mt. Tabor Builders of Clear Spring, MDThis is the perfect opportunity to “interview” those who will be personally involved in designing and implementing your building project. MTB’s designer Royce Eby encourages folks to bring pictures and lists of desires in a project to the conversation. Of course, those discussions can take a deeper dive into what can and will be accomplished at a later date.

The MTB team and those in their sister company Mt. Tabor Builders, Inc. have decades of experience doing home improvement; building custom homes; remodeling homes; adding major additions and in-law suites; and finishing basements. 

Client Testimonies

Many of their clients over the years are glad they chose the teams from MTB and Mt. Tabor. Hear are several testimonials:

“I had never built a home before and I’m not someone who likes making decisions. I was very impressed with Willie and Royce. The more I talked with them, the more I knew I wanted them to build my house.
“The house is really tight. You don’t hear the rain or wind. Even in the hottest month this summer, my energy bill was only seventy-four dollars.” – Linda of Boonsboro
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“We started out talking to several other builders, but as we met with and talked to Willie and Royce, we were sold and went with them. We had heard the horror stories about people who build a house or build a big addition, but they made it a smooth process. We had no issues and we know we have a quality-built home.” – Isaac of Boonsboro
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“I had all these crazy ideas and they never said, ‘no.’ Willie, Royce and all of the Mt. Tabor guys are easy to work with and down to earth. They were so close to us (in Clear Spring) and made it very convenient to meet them at the house for regular meetings.” – Burma of Clear Spring

The Home Show takes place Saturday, March 9th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday the 10th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is just $2 for adults and free for children 12 and younger.

To learn more about Mt. Tabor, contact us here or call our office at 301.766.7161.

February is Here, But Spring is Coming

February is upon on us and that means spring – and home improvement season – is closer.

February Home Improvement with MTB Windows & More in Clear Spring & Hagerstown, MDWe at MTB Windows & More try and complete as many home improvement and home repair jobs in the winter as possible. But a few spring-like days gets us excited about installing replacement windows, exterior doors and roofs. And of course winter can be the last straw for some roofs that were on their last shingle. If you’re tired of hearing — and feeling — the howling winds, call us for an appointment. If your roof has finally given up the fight, call us before the spring rains move in. We would love to help you be happy — and dry — in your home. 

And while you’re considering that call or email to schedule a meeting, read this interesting trivia about the second month of the year. Fact: February was not always the second month of the year.

February Facts

February was originally the last month of the calendar year. It was eventually moved in 450 B.C. to its place as the second month. This was done so the calendar would reflect a standard lunar year.

February is packed with holidays and history. February 2nd is Groundhog Day; the 12th is Abraham Lincoln‘s birthday; the 14th is St. Valentine’s Day; the 15th is Chinese New Year and Susan B. Anthonys birthday; the 18th is President’s Day.
and the 22nd is George Washington’s birthday.

roof replacement needed in Hagerstown, MD by MTB Windows & MoreThe month of February is the only month that can pass without a full moon, in common years. The last time we witnessed such a scenario was last year (2018).

In common years, February starts on the same day of the week as March and November, and on leap years, it starts with the same day of the week as August.

February is American Heart Month; Black History Month; Bird-Feeding Month; and Dental Health Month.

Amethyst is the birthstone for those born in the month.

The Violet and the Primrose are the flowers for February.

February is named for the Latin word februum, which means purification.

And, the second month of the year is a day longer every four years. Do you know why? The answer is: A common year has 365 days and a leap year 366 days, with the extra day designated as February 29. A leap year occurs every four years to help synchronize the calendar year with the solar year, or the length of time it takes the earth to complete its orbit around the sun, which is about 365¼ days.

GAF Shingle System installed by MTB Windows & More of Clear Spring, MDContact Us

Contact us in our Clear Spring, MD office today if you are in the Hagerstown, Greencastle, Martinsburg or Frederick County, MD areas for an assessment and quote on taking care of your winter blues.

If you are thinking of building, instead of doing a home improvement or home repair, then contact our sister company at the Mt. Tabor Builder’s website. You can also call the Mt. Tabor office at 301-766-7161.

New Year’s Resolution: Home Improvement

Lose weight? Eat healthier? Read the Bible? Spend more time with friends? Are these some of your New Year’s Resolutions?

New Year's resolutions with MTB Windows & More in Clear Spring, MDThese are some great New Year’s Resolutions, but we think you should add some home improvements to your 2019 list.

The home improvement experts at MTB Windows & More have holes in their schedule for opportunities to replace windows, exterior doors, roofs, siding and to complete many other jobs. Many of these will help save on heating bills this winter and spring. This means you’ll invest in your home, rather than in the local utility company.

MTB Windows & More logoIf you’ve had it with your old doors and windows, contact us to find out how much money can be added to your monthly budget. The MTB professionals use some of the best products on the market. This means your home’s heating system won’t have to work as hard to keep the warm air in and your house. The change will also provide a solid barrier to keep the frigid air out.

Replacement windows by Andersen Windows are top-quality for insulating a home and adding a layer of security. Security is also a key feature (pardon the pun) of the great-looking exterior doors made by Therma-Tru. And, the GAF Shingle System is among the best on the market for durability and resisting mold and stains. If your roof needs replacing, this is a great time to add insulation in your attic or to your roof line.

Do you know the easiest way to check how effective your insulation is above your family’s head? During the next snow — provided the temps stay down — see how long the snow stays on the roof. Snow that melts quickly on your roof without elevated outside temperatures, means the heat from your home is rising out of the living space and leaving through your roofing materials. We can help with this problem and save you money on home heating for years to come.

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Contact us in our Clear Spring, MD office today if you are in the Hagerstown, Greencastle, Martinsburg or Frederick County, MD areas for an assessment and quote on taking care of your winter blues.

Happy Holidays!

Everyone at MTB Windows & More wishes you and your family a happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year!

Merry Christmas from MTB Windows & More in Clear Spring, MDThis is a great time of year for us at MTB Windows & More and we hope it is for you too. We hope you get to find time to spend with friends and family. We also hope you find time to slow down and relax, while thinking about the highlights of the past year.

This is also a great time to say “thank you” to all of our customers, who were the highlights of our year. We look forward to serving you again in 2019. We hope and pray the new year is a great one for all, and that peace and goodwill will prevail.

Contact us if you need a home improvement company in 2019. We are experts in roofing, windows, doors and siding projects. We use high-quality products, like Andersen Windows, Therma-Tru Doors and GAF Shingle Systems. You can call us at our Clear Spring office at 301-766-7161 or contact us here. 

And while you’re waiting for ol’ St. Nick and the New Year to arrive, enjoy some interesting holiday trivia.

Holiday Trivia

1) When was Christmas originally celebrated?

A: January 6th. In the West, Christmas was always celebrated on the 25th of December. Consequently, except for a select few, almost everyone who celebrates Christmas does so on December 25th.

2) In what century was the first written use of Xmas?

A: The 16th Century. The “X” comes from the Greek letter Chi, which looks like an “X”. The letter “X” has long been used as an abbreviation for Christ, because the Greek word for Christ begins with what looks like an “X”. As a result, Christ was often written with the letters Chi (X) Rho (p) which looks like Xp.

3) The modern Santa Claus is mainly a mix of what two historical figures?

A: Saint Nicholas and Father Christmas. St. Nicholas was a Greek bishop who lived in the 4th century and was famous for his generosity and gift giving. Father Christmas dates back to the 16th Century and is widely considered synonymous with the modern Santa Claus.

4) The four sides of a dreidel display the letters Nun, Gimmel, Hey and Shin, mnemonics for the phrase Nes Gadol Hayah Sham. What is the usual translation of this phrase?

A: A great miracle happened there. The letters then were given significance as forming a mnemonic for this phrase, a reference to the origins of the Hanukkah celebrations. This phrase refers to the miracle by which a single day’s worth of sacred oil burned for eight days, while a fresh batch could be prepared during the re-dedication of the Temple.

5) What was the poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas” originally titled?

A: A Visit from St. Nicholas. It was anonymously published in 1823. It has been attributed to, and claimed by, Clement Clarke Moore. There is some controversy as to whether he is the author.

Christmas lights on a house in Hagerstown, MD6) Who created the first electric light Christmas display?

A: Thomas Edison. In 1880 Edison put up the first Christmas display made from electric lights to advertise his light bulbs. A few years later an inventor named Edward Johnson, Edison’s colleague, created the first string of electric Christmas lights.

7) How long have people celebrated the new year?

A: Celebrating the new year dates back 4,000 years. The ancient Babylonians were the first recorded people to celebrate the new year. While the calendar we use now to mark the new year is the Gregorian calendar, the Babylonians celebrated the new year based on the moon. For them, the new year arrived during the first new moon that occurred after the vernal equinox. The vernal equinox (late March) is a day on which the amounts of darkness and daylight are equal.

8) When did the famous New York City New Year’s Eve celebration begin?

A: 1904. The first Times Square celebration had to do with The New York Times, because the iconic paper was celebrating its new headquarters. At the time, the Times tower was the second-tallest building in Manhattan. The celebration involved a street festival that lasted all day, which ended in a show of fireworks. More than 200,000 people were in attendance.

9) When did the famous ball become part of the celebration?

A: 1907. The first Ball weighed 700 pounds and had a diameter of 5 feet. It was constructed of wood and iron, and had one hundred light bulbs on it.

Happy Holidays from MTB Windows & More!

P.S. – Our home improvement professionals work throughout Western Maryland. That service area includes Hagerstown, Clear Spring, Hancock, Boonsboro, Smithsburg and Frederick County in MD.

Mt. Tabor Builders, Inc. is our sister company and can help with building a home or doing a major addition or renovation. Click on this link to see Mt. Tabor’s gallery of projects.

Happy Thanksgiving from MTB Windows & More

We hope you have a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday.

 
Happy thanksgiving from MTB Windows and MoreThe entire staff at MTB Windows & More hopes that Thanksgiving is a day filled with reflection on a year of blessings. If you have been blessed with faith, good health, a home, children, children, a career, a pet or anything else that brings joy to your life, we hope this season is one where you appreciate each as a gift.
If you have time in your busy schedule and are thinking about an upcoming home improvement project, we would love to meet with you. This is the time of year we like to hear from prospective clients to see if 2019 is the year we work together to upgrade and update their home. Much of our work adds value to the home and adds to the dwelling’s energy-efficiency rating. Imagine having lower electric and gas bills.
And while you’re pondering that and enjoying the days leading up to Thanksgiving, enjoy this…

Thanksgiving Trivia

1. What year was the celebration that is most commonly considered to be the first Thanksgiving?

A: 1621. This is the celebration that people most often talk about when they are talking about the “first” Thanksgiving. But there are others that are claimed to be the first Thanksgiving. There was another celebration in Plymouth in 1623 and one in Boston in 1631 that people claim was the actual first Thanksgiving.

Elegant living room window in Hagerstown, MD2. How long did the first Thanksgiving celebration last?

A: Three days. It was celebrated much earlier than our current celebration, possibly in late September. There were about 50 European settlers and around 90 native Americans who attended the 3-day feast.

3. Under which president did Thanksgiving become an annual holiday?

A: Abraham Lincoln. The U.S. has celebrated Thanksgiving off and on since 1774. In 1789 George Washington made a proclamation that the country would celebrate a day of thanksgiving to God on November 26th. Some presidents after him continued the tradition, declaring different days of Thanksgiving. But it wasn’t until a proclamation by Lincoln in 1863 that the last Thursday of November became the official Thanksgiving holiday.

4. In what year did both the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and America’s Thanksgiving Parade start?

A: 1924. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was started by Louis Bamberger in Newark, New Jersey but was transferred to New York City where it is now held by Macy’s. America’s Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit was inspired by Eaton’s Santa Claus Parade in Toronto, Ontario.

Andersen Windows by MTB Windows & More5. Which president was the first to give a turkey a presidential pardon?

A: Ronald Reagan. John F. Kennedy was the first president on record for unofficially sparing a Turkey in 1963. The Reagan administration in 1987 gave the first official presidential pardon to a turkey as a joke. The turkey was spared and put into a petting zoo. George H. Bush made it an annual tradition in 1989 and each president since has carried on the tradition.

Contact Us

Contact us if you need a home improvement company in 2019. We are experts in roofing, windows, doors and siding projects. We use high-quality products, like Andersen Windows, Therma-Tru Doors and GAF Shingle Systems. You can call us at our Clear Spring office at 301-766-7161 or contact us here. 

Our home improvement professionals work throughout Western Maryland. That service area includes Hagerstown, Clear Spring, Hancock, Boonsboro, Smithsburg and Frederick County in MD.

Mt. Tabor Builders, Inc. is our sister company and can help with building a home or doing a major addition or renovation. Click on this link to see Mt. Tabor’s gallery of projects.

Happy Halloween from MTB Windows & More!

Everyone at MTB Windows & More hopes you and your family have a safe and happy Halloween.

Halloween window from MTB Windows and More in Clear Spring, MDThis is the time of year for scary decorations and creepy costumes. However, the scariest thing to us is knowing cold weather is coming and people are relying on old windows, doors and roofs to keep out the elements. If you need a home improvement company in the greater Hagerstown, MD area to help you save on energy bills, then contact us today.

While you’re taking an inventory of all the upgrades you can make in your home, enjoy this Halloween trivia about the traditions we all know and love.

Halloween Trivia

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Why are pumpkins part of Halloween?

A: Pumpkins are actually indigenous to the Western Hemisphere and have been found on the continent for thousands of years. Pumpkins entered into the Halloween celebration after Irish immigrants came to America and found that pumpkins were easier to carve than potatoes for the holiday.

When did the Jack-’o-lantern become part of the autumn celebration?

A: Jack-’o-lanterns have been around for hundreds of years. The legend is of a man named Jack, who according to legend, invited the devil for a drink. Jack did not want to pay for his drink, so he made a deal with the devil. The devil turned himself into coins, but instead of paying for the drink, Jack kept the coins. Later freeing the devil, he promised to change him back if he did not steal his soul. Upon Jack’s death, God would not let him into heaven because of his past and the devil would not let him into hell. Instead, the devil gave Jack a piece of coal, which Jack placed into a turnip. The legend goes that Jack used the turnip and coal to light his way as he looked for a final resting place. The original jack-’o-lanterns in Ireland were carved out of turnips or potatoes.

Therma-Tru Front Entry Door installed by MTB Windows & More in Clear Spring, MDWhy do we have Halloween parties?

A: The idea of people gathering together to celebrate dates back to the early American settlers, who celebrated the harvest. People would gather at these events and would share ghost stories, dance, sing and tell fortunes. Since that time, Halloween has become more of a holiday about bobbing for apples and candy than celebrating the harvest.

Who is responsible for bringing Halloween to America?

A: Halloween is mix of traditions from Celtic, Catholic and Roman religious rituals. Celts would dress in costumes and light bonfires to ward off ghosts, thought to return on Halloween. The Celts believe that the boundaries between the living and the dead blurred on Halloween, making it easier for ghosts and spirits to return to cause mischief.

When did candy corn become part of the celebration?

A: More than 35 million pounds of candy corn is produced each year according to the National Confectioner’s Association. Created in the late 1800s, the three colors are supposed to look like the colors in kernels of corn.

GAF Shingle System installed by MTB Windows & More of Clear Spring, MDHow did ghosts become part of Halloween?

A: Most cultures and civilization contain some sort of stories about spirits, many of whom return from the dead. According to legend, ghosts are “specters” and belief is based on the thought that a person’s spirit lives on after their death. Places or structures that are haunted by ghosts are thought to have some sort of connection to the ghost’s past.

How did costumes become part of the holiday?

A: Costumes were first worn to tell each other’s fortunes and for protection against evil spirits. The first costumes in Ireland were made of animal heads and skins. The modern celebration of Halloween still involves costumes, but many are not as creepy or scary as the first.

Did Trick-or-Treat start in America?

A: Trick-or-treating for candy and prizes is a common tradition in the United States. A predecessor of trick-or-treating is a Scottish and Irish practice called “Guising,” where children went from door to door in costumes collecting coins and food. Children would only receive the prize if they did a “trick” such as song or dance, before the treat was given.

How much candy is given out on Halloween?

A: One quarter (600 million pounds) of all of the candy sold in the United States every year is purchased specifically for Halloween. Ninety million pounds of that is chocolate.

Contact Us

MTB Windows & More logoContact us if you are thinking of roofing, windows, doors or siding projects. We use high-quality products, like Andersen Windows and Therma-Tru Doors. You can call us at our Clear Spring office at 301-766-7161 or contact us here. 

Our home improvement professionals work throughout Western Maryland. That area includes Hagerstown, Clear Spring, Hancock, Boonsboro, Smithsburg and Frederick County in MD.

Mt. Tabor Builders is our sister company that can help with building a home or doing a major addition or renovation. Click on this link to see Mt. Tabor’s gallery of projects.

Happy Labor Day from MTB!

Everyone at MTB Windows & More hopes you and your family have a fun and safe Labor Day weekend!

Happy Labor Day from MTB Windows and More in Clear Spring, MDThis is the unofficial end of summer. We hope it was a great summer and hope the fall is even better. We know this time of year can be hectic, but if you are thinking about home improvement projects or home repairs, call us soon. Out schedule is booking up, and your likely want the work done before Old Man Winter comes for his annual visit.

Another thing we love at this time of year is a good set of trivia questions. Well, that may not be completely true, but we do have some great facts about the Labor Day holiday. And while most know that Labor Day in the United States is celebrated on the first Monday in September, many might not know it honors the American labor movement, which brought strength, prosperity and well-being to our country. There are currently about 157 million people above the age of 16 in the country’s workforce.

This year’s holiday is Monday, September 3rd.

10 Fun Trivia Facts About Labor Day

Clear Spring, MD house with GAF Shingle System by MTB Windows and More1) The first ever US Labor Day was celebrated on 5th of September. 1882 on Tuesday in New York City which was planned by the Central Labor Union.
2) The American Labor Day concept was idealized by Canada in order to honor the Labor Movement. They also held a “9-hour Movement” to support the striking workers.
3) The first state to celebrate Labor Day was Oregon. The legal holiday was celebrated in 1887.
4) Labor Day was made a National Holiday by Grover Cleveland when he signed an Act in 1894 establishing a federal holiday.
5) A congress passed an Act on June 28th, 1894, to make Labor Day a legal holiday to be celebrated on the first Monday of September.
6) Labor Day weekend is considered to be the busiest travel weekend of the year.
7) According to a research, thousands of mom would actually go into labor on Labor Day resulting in almost 10,829 babies being born on Labor Day.
8) Labor Day is also considered to be the end of Hotdog season. According to a National Hotdog and Sausage Council, Americans typically consume almost 7 billion hot dogs.
9) Before Labor Day act was passed, an average workday was 12 hours long, seven days a week even for children of age 5.
10) Peter McGuire is thought to be the father of Labor Day.

Contact Us

MTB Windows & More logoContact us if you are thinking of roofing, windows, doors or siding projects in the next few months. You can call us at our Clear Spring office at 301-766-7161 or contact us here. 

Our home improvement professionals work throughout Western Maryland. That area includes Hagerstown, Clear Spring, Hancock, Boonsboro, Smithsburg and Frederick County in MD.

Mt. Tabor Builders is our sister company that can help with building a home or doing a major addition or renovation. Click on this link to see Mt. Tabor’s gallery of projects.

Happy Independence Day!

Everyone at MTB Windows & More wishes you and your family a safe and happy Independence Day.

Happy Independence Day from home improvement specialists MTB Windows and MoreAs we celebrate this great American holiday, we thought it would be a great time to learn more about this pivotal period in our nation’s history AND enjoy some Independence Day Trivia. We hope you will take the time to learn a little more about our country’s legendary beginnings and then, if you’re in need of home improvement and home repair services, contact us for the expert help we can provide.

Did You Know: On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States. The colonies and England had already been at odds for a year when the colonies convened a Continental Congress in Philadelphia in the summer of 1776. In a June 7th session in the Pennsylvania State House (today it is called Independence Hall), Richard Henry Lee of Virginia presented a resolution with the now-famous words:

“Resolved: That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.”

These words led to the drafting of a statement presenting to the world the colonies’ case for independence. Members of the committee included John Adams of Massachusetts, Roger Sherman of Connecticut, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, Robert R. Livingston of New York and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia. The drafting of the actual document — The Declaration of Independence — was given to Jefferson.

On July 1, 1776, the Continental Congress reconvened, and on the following day, the resolution for independence was adopted by 12 of the 13 colonies. The process of revision continued through all of July 3 and into the late afternoon of July 4, when the Declaration was officially adopted. Today, the original copy of the Declaration is housed in the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence. The tradition of it being a patriotic celebration became even more widespread after the War of 1812, in which the United States again faced Great Britain. In 1870, the U.S. Congress made July 4th an unpaid federal holiday. It became a paid federal holiday in 1938.

Independence Day Trivia

  1. Only John Hancock actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. All the others signed later.
  2. The Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 men from 13 colonies. Each could have been tried for treason had the revolution failed, losing their lives and their family property.
  3. The average age of the signers of the Declaration of Independence was 45. The youngest was Thomas Lynch, Jr (27) of South Carolina. The oldest delegate was Benjamin Franklin (70) of Pennsylvania. The lead author, Thomas Jefferson, was 33.
  4. The only two signers of the Declaration of Independence who later served as President of the United States were John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.
  5. The stars on the original American flag were in a circle so all the Colonies would appear equal.
  6. The first Independence Day celebration took place in Philadelphia on July 8, 1776. This was also the day that the Declaration of Independence was first read in public after people were summoned by the ringing of the Liberty Bell.
  7. The White House held its first 4th of July party in 1801.
  8. Presidents John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe all died on July 4th. Adams and Jefferson (both signed the Declaration) died on the same day within hours of each other in 1826.
  9. In 1776, there were 2.5 million people living in the new nation. Today the population of the U.S.A. is 326 million.
  10. Fireworks are part of the tradition of celebrating this national holiday. More than 250 million pounds of fireworks will go up in smoke in 2018.
  11. Grilling food is also big on Independence Day. Approximately 150 million hot dogs are consumed on this day.
  12. Every 4th of July, the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia is tapped (not actually rung) thirteen times in honor of the original thirteen colonies.

Therma-Tru Front Entry Door installed by MTB Windows & More in Clear Spring, MDIf you need expert help with a home improvement project or any home repairs, please contact us here or call our Clear Spring, MD office during the week at 301-766-7161. We are always available to set up a quote on windows, siding, roofing, exterior doors, etc.. in Hagerstown, MD; Greencastle, PA; Martinsburg, WV; or the Frederick County, MD areas.

Andersen Windows logo for MTB Windows & MoreWe use high-quality materials, such as Andersen Windows, Therma-Tru Exterior Doors and GAF Shingles.

If you are looking to build a home or complete a major addition, see our sister company’s website (Mt. Tabor Builders, Inc.). Mt Tabor does major remodeling and custom building throughout the Tri-State area, including Hagerstown, Clear Spring, Hancock, Boonsboro, Smithsburg and Frederick County in MD. Click here to see Mt. Tabor’s gallery of projects.

A Great Father’s Day Gift

We at MTB Windows & More salute all dads on this Father’s Day weekend. Thank you for taking the time to invest in the lives of your family members.

Happy Father's Day from MTB Windows & More in Clear Spring, MDWe hope the day is great one for all dads who take on the noble cause of being great fathers to their children and making the sacrifices that often come with being a dad.

The Father’s Day gift has become somewhat of a joke, with the punchline being an ugly tie or after shave, that is — and rightfully so in most cases — never used.

If you search for “Best Father’s Day Gifts 2018,” you will find suggestions like wireless headphones, shoes, skin care products, aviator sunglasses, etc… Now we’re not saying these would not be appreciated, but let’s think more practically. What if you gave dad the gift of “free time?” Take a look at projects around dad’s house. Maybe some have been started or maybe some are “To Dos” that may never get done if he doesn’t have some professional help.

Andersen Windows installed by MTB Windows & More of Clear Spring, MDIf those building projects — like new vinyl siding, replacement windows and/or doors, roofing, etc… — were done, could you spend the day with dad at the park or riding bikes or fishing? He would probably enjoy spending an entire Sunday with family and not worrying about the home repairs that need to get done. With those being off his plate, he could enjoy the nice summer weather after enduring a long, cold winter and a long, wet spring. With that in mind, he probably wouldn’t even mind picking up part of the bill. It may not be something he would do for himself, but in the end, he would be happy for the help of getting control of the work and having some precious time with those that matter most…his family.

If you would like to help your dad with a home improvement project or any home repairs, please contact us here or call our Clear Spring, MD office during the week at 301-766-7161. We are always available to set up a quote on windows, siding, roofing, exterior doors, etc.. in Hagerstown, MD; Greencastle, PA; Martinsburg, WV; or the Frederick County, MD areas.

GAF Shingle System installed by MTB Windows & More of Clear Spring, MDWe use high-quality materials, such as Andersen Windows, Therma-Tru Exterior Doors and GAF Shingles.

If you are looking to build a home or complete a major addition, see our sister company’s site (Mt. Tabor Builders, Inc.). Mt Tabor does major remodeling and custom building throughout the Tri-State area, including Hagerstown, Clear Spring, Hancock, Boonsboro, Smithsburg and Frederick County in MD. Click here to see Mt. Tabor’s gallery of projects.

Again, Happy Father’s Day to all the dads in the Tri-state area of Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia!

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Happy Mother’s Day!

From all of us at MTB Windows & More, we wish every mom a Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother's Day from MTB Windows & More in Clear Spring, MD, your home improvement experts.We know how important moms are to every household and we want to take time to celebrate each and every mother on their special day. The hard work they put in to build homes should never be taken for granted. If you don’t know what to get your mom on Mother’s Day (a home repair or home improvement project may be the perfect gift), at least take time to tell her how special she is and how much she means me to you.

Did You Know: The modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. Her campaign to make “Mother’s Day” a recognized holiday in the United States began in 1905, the year her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, died. Ann Jarvis had been a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War, and created Mother’s Day Work Clubs to address public health issues. Anna Jarvis wanted to honor her mother by continuing the work she started and to set aside a day to honor all mothers, because she believed that they were “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world.”

In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother’s Day, held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Jarvis’ holiday was adopted by other countries, and it is now celebrated all over the world.

Andersen Windows by MTB Windows & MoreIf you would like to help your mom with a home improvement project or any home repair needs, please contact us here or call our Clear Spring, MD office during the week at 301-766-7161. We are always available to set up a quote on windows, siding, roofing, exterior doors, etc.. in Hagerstown, MD; Greencastle, PA; Martinsburg, WV; or the Frederick County, MD areas.

If you are looking to build a home or complete a major addition, see our sister company’s site (Mt. Tabor Builders, Inc.). Mt Tabor does major remodeling and custom building throughout the Tri-State area, including Hagerstown, Clear Spring, Hancock, Boonsboro, Smithsburg and Frederick County in MD. Click here to see Mt. Tabor’s gallery of projects.
Again, happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful moms in the Tri-state area of Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Great Ideas for Your Tax Refund

Tax season is coming to an end. What will you spend your tax refund on in 2018?

Tax return spent on home improvement with MTB Windows & More in Clear Spring, MDApril is here and Spring has finally arrived in the Tri-state area of Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. And by now, you are either getting your tax information together because of the looming deadline or you are waiting for that refund to hit the mailbox or bank account. Now is the time to start thinking about a wise way to invest that “new-found” money.

Some will see it as a windfall for a shopping spree, while others will see it as a chance to invest in their home or family.

We think one wise choice is to consider upgrading your house to make it a better place to come home to every day.. Depending on what the government owes you, your refund may only pay part of the cost. But, coupled with some savings or a home equity line of credit or 401k loan (where you pay yourself back with no penalty), the dream can quickly become a reality.

Therma-Tru Front Entry Door installed by MTB Windows & More in Clear Spring, MDThe home improvement specialists at MTB Windows & More would love to talk with you about an exterior makeover; replacement windows; new exterior doors; a new roof; and more. Not only will these upgrades change the look of your place, it will make it more energy efficient and secure. Just think about the heating bills from this past winter and cutting those down dramatically when the chill returns around November.

MTB uses some of the best quality products available, including Andersen Windows, Therma-Tru Exterior Doors and GAF Shingles. Not only are the products great, but our home repair experts are each trained by the manufacturers to install these products exactly the right way. This ensures it will be done right the first time and will last like the makers intended. 

Elegant living room Andersen window in Hagerstown, MDIf we can be of service to you for your home improvement or home repair needs, please contact us here or call our Clear Spring, MD office during the week at 301-766-7161. We are always available to set up a quote on windows, siding, roofing, exterior doors, etc.. in Hagerstown, MD; Greencastle, PA; Martinsburg, WV; or the Frederick County, MD areas.
If you are looking to build a home or complete a major addition, see our sister company’s site (Mt. Tabor Builders, Inc.). Mt Tabor does major remodeling and custom building throughout the Tri-State area, including Hagerstown, Clear Spring, Hancock, Boonsboro, Smithsburg and Frederick County in MD. Click here to see Mt. Tabor’s gallery of projects.

 

 

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter from everyone at MTB Windows & More!

We hope this time of renewal and rebirth is a special season for you, your family and your friends. For us, it is a time to reflect on a special blessing of knowing and understanding the ultimate sacrifice that God made when he sent “His only begotten son.”

Happy Easter from MTB Windows & More in Clear Spring, MDDid You Know: Easter is a Christian holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. In the Bible’s New Testament, the resurrection occurred three days after Jesus was crucified by the Romans and died in roughly 30 A.D. The Easter holiday concludes the “Passion of Christ,” a series of events and holidays that begins with Lent—a 40-day period of fasting, prayer and sacrifice—and ends with Holy Week, which includes Holy or Maundy Thursday (the celebration of Jesus’ Last Supper with his 12 Apostles); Good Friday (on which Jesus’ death is observed); and Easter Sunday, also known as Resurrection Sunday.

Food For Thought: Knowing that Judas would betray Him, Jesus still washed his feet in the Holy Week ceremony that was the example of humility in leadership and love toward those closest to Him.

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The professional installers at MTB Windows & More use Andersen Windows, Therma-Tru Doors and GAF Shingles to add significant value to your home, which is due to the quality of these product lines.

 

If we can be of service to you, please contact us here online or call our Clear Spring, MD office during the week at 301-766-7161. We are always available to set up a quote on windows, siding, roofing, exterior doors, etc.. in Hagerstown, MD; Greencastle, PA; Martinsburg, WV; or the Frederick 
County, MD areas.
If you are looking to build a home or complete a major addition, see our sister company’s site (Mt. Tabor Builders, Inc.) Mt Tabor does remodeling and custom building throughout the Tri-State area, including Hagerstown, Clear Spring, Hancock, Boonsboro, Smithsburg and Frederick County in MD. Click here to see Mt. Tabor’s gallery of projects.

Happy President’s Day Weekend!

Everyone at MTB Windows and More hopes you and your family have a happy and safe President’s Day weekend!

Did You Know?: Presidents’ Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of February. The day honors presidents of the United States, including George Washington, the country’s first president. It was originally established in 1885 in recognition of Washington and is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government.

Traditionally celebrated on February 22 — Washington’s actual birth date — the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of Uniform Monday Holiday Act (1971), an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. While some states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln (Feb 12th) and others, President’s Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents.

President’s Day Trivia (answers below)

1) What former president was on an African hunting trip when his enemy J. P. Morgan quipped: “Let every lion do his duty”?

2) What future president was the only U.S. senator from a Confederate state to remain in Congress after secession?

3) What president’s image graces a $100,000 bill?

4) What future U.S. president received the last rites of the Catholic Church after an infection following spinal surgery in 1954?

5) What war saw James Madison become the first U.S. president to command a military unit during his term in office?

6) What document did President Andrew Johnson want a copy of placed under his head upon his burial?

7) How many U.S. states are named after a president?

8) Who is the only president to have survived two assassination attempts by women?

9) What future president cheated on an eye exam to join the cavalry reserves in the 1930s?

10) What U.S. president installed solar panels on the White House roof?

The professional installers at MTB Windows & More use Andersen Windows, Therma-Tru Doors and GAF Shingles to add significant value to home, which is due to the quality of these product lines.

Andersen windows and doors in Clear Spring, MD

If we can be of service to you, please contact us here online or call our Clear Spring, MD office during the week at 301-766-7161. We are always available to set up a quote on windows, siding, roofing, exterior doors, etc.. in Hagerstown, MD; Greencastle, PA; Martinsburg, WV; or the Frederick 
County, MD areas.
If you are looking to build a home or complete a major addition, see our sister company’s site (Mt. Tabor Builders, Inc.) Mt Tabor does remodeling and custom building throughout the Tri-State area, including Hagerstown, Clear Spring, Hancock, Boonsboro, Smithsburg and Frederick County in MD. Click here to see Mt. Tabor’s gallery of projects.

 

President’s Day Trivia Answers

1) Theodore Roosevelt

2) Andrew Jackson

3) Woodrow Wilson

4) John F. Kennedy

5) The War of 1812

6) The U.S. Constitution

7) One

8) Gerald Ford

9) Ronald Reagan

10) Jimmy Carter

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year’s Resolutions!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from our Family to Your Family

Everyone at MTB Windows & More hopes you and your family have a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year, filled with hopes and dreams that come true in 2018. We hope your holiday is filled with the peace, comfort and joy that was meant to accompany this celebration of Christ’s birth and the new beginning that starts when the old year ends.
New Year's resolutions with MTB Windows & More in Clear Spring, MDIf one of your New Year’s resolutions is to remodel your home, please plan a meeting with us right after the holidays are over. As home improvement specialists connected to a custom home designer and builder (Mt. Tabor Builders, Inc.), we have the experts on staff to help with small remodeling jobs to whole house renovation projects.

On the MTB Windows side of things, clients can expect a total exterior transformation that will bring extraordinary curb appeal to a home that has maybe lost its luster. The products we use — Andersen Windows, Therma-Tru Doors, GAF Shingles, etc… — not only bring new life to the look of the home, but add significant value due to the quality product lines.

Once the improvements are agreed upon, MTB will take care of the permitting process; help with any financing hurdlesAndersen Windows installed by MTB Windows & More; and then put together a work schedule so families can function as normally as possible in a temporary work zone. MTB Windows management takes pride in the company’s policy of leaving job sites neat, clean and safe at the end of each work day.

If we can be of service to you as the new year begins, please contact us here online or call our Clear Spring, MD office during the week at 301-766-7161. We are always available to set up a quote on windows, siding, roofing, exterior doors, etc.. in Hagerstown, MD; Greencastle, PA; Martinsburg, WV; or the Frederick County, MD areas.

MTB Wishes You a Happy Thanksgiving

We hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving!

We are very thankful for you — our current home improvement clients and those we hope will soon be our home improvement clients. The relationships we built in 2017 have made it a wonderful year and can’t wait to see the connections we make as this year comes to a close and a new one begins.
Happy thanksgiving from MTB Windows and MoreAnd speaking of the end of the year, we believe Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to lead into the Christmas season. While some seem to want to jump over it or leave it behind to rush to the Black Friday sales, we treasure this day as a reminder that we have so much, for which to be thankful.
We at MTB Windows and More truly hope that on Thursday, you stop and reflect on all your blessings, and the blessing that you have been to others this year. If you have your health, a home, friends, family, faith, a job, a pet or whatever it might be that makes life a little better, we hope you will take some time on this holiday to reflect on those gifts. Our intention is to do the same and then go into the “season of miracles” focusing on those gifts we have already received.
Contact us today in our Clear Spring, MD office if you are in the Hagerstown, Greencastle, Martinsburg or Frederick County, MD areas and are interested in major renovations to your home in 2018. We specialize in roof replacement (GAF Shingles); replacement windows (Andersen Windows); replacement exterior doors (Therma-Tru); and vinyl siding replacement. For larger renovation projects, we recommend our parent company, Mt. Tabor Builders, Inc.

Schedule Meetings Now for 2018 Major Renovations

Meet and interview home improvement specialists now if you plan to do major renovations to your home in 2018.

Many people like their current home, but they don’t necessarily LOVE their current home. The thought of selling it and buying

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After Renovation

another one and then moving is not an option for some. But, if the idea of doing some major renovations to make the home go from good to great is one you like, use the winter months to lay the foundation for the job. The foundation here is meeting with and choosing a home improvement specialist who can do what you want, in a timely and budget-conscious manner.

The professional remodeling experts at MTB Windows and More want to help you get even more excited about your future building project and get ready to dive in NOW! They want to meet with potential clients and nail down the details of what the home will become after the installation of new siding, windows, doors, etc…

One of the very first things to do before such a meeting, is to collect plenty of photos and drawings of what you want included in the renovation. In this case, color schemes and window and door styles are key factors. And while MTB focuses on certain aspects of such renovations, their sister company — Mt. Tabor Builders, Inc. — can handle everything else you can imagine and have the budget to complete.

MTB Windows and More Major Renovation

Before Renovation

On the MTB side of things, clients can expect a total exterior transformation that will bring extraordinary curb appeal. The products used — Andersen Windows, Therma-Tru Doors, GAF Shingles, etc… — not only bring new life to the look of the home, but add significant value due to the quality of these product lines.

Once the improvements are agreed upon, MTB will take care of the permitting process, help with any financing hurdles and then put together a work schedule so families can function as normally as possible in a temporary work zone. MTB management takes pride in the company’s policy of leaving job sites neat, clean and safe at the end of each work day.

Contact us today in our Clear Spring, MD office if you are in the Hagerstown, Greencastle, Martinsburg or Frederick County, MD areas and are interested in major renovations to your home in 2018.

New Windows, Doors & More to Keep Cold Out

New windows, doors, roofing and siding can all help keep cold air outside and warm air inside.

Winterize your home before winter with MTB Windows and More replacement windows and exterior doorsRight now, the Tri-State area of Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia is experiencing an Indian Summer. For some, this is great. We know that others are done with the heat and looking forward to cooler temperatures. The bad news for those that welcome each warm day with a smile is that the cold air will come and stay sooner than you want. In the meantime, ask yourself these questions: Do my windows let cold air inside? Do I hear the whistling of the winter winds come past my exterior doors? Is my roof able to withstand another round of freezing temperatures, snow and ice?

Andersen Replacement windows by MTB Windows & MoreIf the truthful answers to these questions keep you up at night — as Jack Frost journeys toward your neck of the woods — plan to contact the professionals at MTB Windows & More before the cold air moves in to stay. The MTB professionals use some of the best products on the market, meaning your home’s heating system won’t have to work asTherma Tru door on Clear Spring, MD house hard to keep the warm air in and the frigid air out.

Replacement windows by Andersen Windows are top quality for insulating your home and security. Security is also a major feature of the great-looking exterior doors made by Therma-Tru. And, the GAF Shingle System is among the best on the market for durability and resisting mold and stains.

Contact us today if you are in the Hagerstown, Greencastle, Martinsburg or Frederick County, MD areas for an assessment and quote on taking care of these problems now, before the situation becomes unbearable in the middle of winter.

Therma-Tru Doors for Privacy and Safety

Therma-Tru brand doors installed by MTB Windows and More provide privacy and safety.

Therma-Tru Front Entry Door installed by MTB Windows & More in Clear Spring, MDThere are lots of reasons to replace exterior doors. Some people want a more stylish look to their home. Some want to upgrade their home’s energy efficiency. Sometimes the old doors are just worn out and need replacing. But no matter the reason, privacy and safety will always be upgraded when folks choose Therma-Tru Doors.

The professional installers at MTB Windows and More are trained by Therm-Therma-Tru Front Entry Door installed by MTB Windows & More in Clear Spring, MDTru staff to properly install these fine quality products. Because of that, MTB clients can trust the doors will work correctly from day one. This is a huge part of how well the doors perform now and throughout the years to come.

Below is a link out to Therma-Tru’s “Security and Privacy” page on the company website. If you have any questions about what is published here, feel free to contact MTB (contact info is below) for answers.

Clear Spring Farm House Therma-Tru doorSecurity and privacy are high on everyone’s list of priorities when selecting a door, but no one wants to sacrifice great style to achieve them. With a Therma-Tru door system, you don’t have to. Since your preferences might be different from your neighbor’s, you have many ways to customize your options. To read more, click here.

MTB Windows and More is a Clear Spring, MD-based company that specializes in installing exterior doors, replacement windows and roofing materials. If you would like to schedule a time to meet with an MTB representative, contact us here or call us at our Clear Spring, MD office at 301-766-7161.

End of Summer Checklist

As summer comes to an end, everyone should use this checklist for end of summer to-dos that will make the busy fall season a little less stressful on everyone under the same roof.

August is still technically part of summer, but with vacations wrapping up and back-to-school activities kicking off, most people’s mindset shifts to a fall mindset. And, with fall being a typically busy season for most families, we think this checklist for the end of summer is a great way to be ready for the shorter days that are on the horizon.

Here is the list. Be sure to click on the link to get all the details.

  1. Clean and store summer gear
  2. Set up a family calendar
  3. Clear the way for easy weeknight dinnersEnd of Summer checklist provided by MTB Windows and More in Clear Spring, MD for all your replacement window, exterior door and roof replacement needs.
  4. Share your backyard harvest
  5. Organize family photos
  6. Clean carpets and floors
  7. Organize for back to school
  8. Check emergency kits
  9. Organize closets BEFORE back-to-school shopping
  10. Schedule some “do-nothing” time for fall
  11. Clean and organize the garage
  12. Finish up outdoor projects
  13. Check your home for signs of pests
  14. BONUS: Check for roof leaks and check windows and doors that do not seal tightly.

To read all the details about this list, click here to link to the article from HOUZZ.

MTB Windows and More can help with new roofs and replacement windows and doors. We use Andersen Windows, Therma-Tru Doors and GAF Shingles. Our home improvement specialists are trained to install the high-quality building products made to make houses more energy-efficient.

If you would like to schedule a time to meet with an MTB representative to talk about upgrading parts of your home, contact us here or call us at our Clear Spring, MD office at 301-766-7161.

Renovate with More New Windows, Views in Mind

Old houses are often dark and have a closed-in feeling. If you have such a house — or can get a deal on one because it isn’t selling — think about a renovation to add more windows.

With real estate market values returning, banks are willing to lend money now to re-invest in a home that should hold the value. The Hagerstown and Tri-state area are filled with houses built during a time that no longer appeal to many in the general home-buying public.However, the idea of taking out a few walls, adding some windows, and a few other touches can make a big difference. Adding new windows that allow for more natural light can often be a giant step in the right direction.

Andersen Casement and Picture Windows with painted interiors

Andersen Casement and Picture Windows with painted interiors.

We found an article that talks about a home renovation that did exactly that.

When the owners of a Portland, Oregon 1970s split-level home approached architect Risa Boyer about a full renovation, their main goal was to open up the home, both internally and to views of their yard. 

The interior transformation hinges on three important changes: opening up the main staircase; creating an open-concept plan for living, dining and cooking; and adding a new master bedroom suite behind the renovated kitchen to give the homeowners the privacy they craved. 

The result is an… Click here to read the entire story.

If you would like to schedule a time to meet with an MTB representative to talk about how a major renovation project can turn an ugly house into a radiant, dream home, contact us here or call us at our Clear Spring, MD office at 301-766-7161.

For Father’s Day, Dad Wants a Energy-Saving Home

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads working hard to serve the needs of their family.

Dads right now are waking up to gifts whichHappy Father's Day from MTB Windows & More include ties, after shave lotion, lawns tools, macaroni art displays, etc….. But what every dad really wants is a cost-efficient home where the thermostat is left where he set it and lights are only on in rooms where people are actively doing life. Well, all dads know that is a pipe dream, but maybe MTB Windows and More can help pops out this year. We’ll come back to that a little later, but first a history lesson about Father’s Day.

The story of the first Father’s Day in America happened in Fairmont, West Virginia on July 5, 1908. Grace Golden Clayton suggested to the minister of the local Methodist church that they hold services to celebrate fathers after a deadly mine explosion killed 361 men. While Father’s Day was then celebrated locally in several communities, unofficial support to make the celebration a national holiday began almost immediately.

William Jennings Bryant was one of its staunchest proponents. In 1924, President Calvin “Silent Cal” Coolidge recommended that Father’s Day become a national holiday. But no official action was taken until 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson, through an executive order, designated the third Sunday in June as the official day to celebrate Father’s Day. In 1972 Father’s Day was officially recognized as a national holiday.

Andersen Windows and Doors installed by MTB Windows and MoreNow, back to giving dad an energy-efficient home, that will put more dollars in the family budget. Replacing the house’s light bulbs with all LED bulbs is a great start. But, for even bigger savings, help dad replace old windows with replacement windows (by Andersen Windows) or drafty exterior doors with air-tight replacement Therma-Tru doors. Now this will really get dad excited about Father’s Day.

MTB Windows and More can help make dad happy this year. Our home improvement specialists are trained to install the high quality building products made to make houses more energy-efficient.

If you would like to schedule a time to meet with an MTB representative to talk about how to make dad the happiest he’ll ever be, contact us here or call us at our Clear Spring, MD office at 301-766-7161.

Therma-Tru Doors Introduces New Products

Therma-Tru Doors recently introduced several new products.

Shaker Style Therma-Tru DoorTherma-Tru Doors is well-known for making high-quality, stylish doors. The company’s products impressed the owner and staff at MTB Windows & More, that they use the products almost exclusively in their door and window replacement projects.

The door featured here is a Smooth Star Shaker Door, that fits with many current trends in the local building market. The MTB folks have information on all the new products, most of which were made available as of February of this year.

If you would like to schedule a time to meet with an MTB representative, contact us here or call us at our Clear Spring, MD office at 301-766-7161. If you would like to read more about Therma-Tru Doors, click here.

To read the entire article recently published about the new products, click on the READ MORE link below.

“Therma-Tru is offering a preview of its new product offerings for 2017, which include new door styles, glass designs and stylish handlesets, among other things. Above everything, Therma-Tru was focused on creating statement-ready products that could be customized to fit a homeowner’s style.” READ MORE

Did You Pay Too Much Money in Taxes?

Did you pay too much in taxes this year? If so, spending on a major addition to upgrade your current home may make the difference next year.

Pay too much in taxes? With tax day just now in the rear view mirror, many Americans are writing checks to the government while wishing they had spent the money on a sound investment instead. Perhaps the best investment/tax shelter is in a shelter of your own — your home that is.

Andersen Windows installed by MTB Windows & More of Clear Spring, MD

The professional home builders at Mt. Tabor Builders, Inc and remodeling specialists at MTB Windows & More in Clear Spring, MD understand the importance of investing money wisely. Both companies are owned and managed by life-long area resident Willie Eby. This wise-money management track is how the estimators and designers at the companies approach each client that wants to build a new home; build a major addition onto an existing home; or buy a “fixer upper” property that needs to be completely renovated or remodeled.

Willie and his team meet with clients to discuss the best options for a client’s budget. They have more than two decades of

Andersen 400 Series Woodwright® double-hung windows

building experience and can guide those looking to take control of their financial future with an investment in the real estate market of Western Maryland and Tri-State area. However, they are not tax professionals and tax advice should come directly from a tax professional.

MTB uses high-quality products, including Thermu-Tru exterior doors; Andersen windows; and GAF Shingles. If you would like to discuss building a home, adding a major addition or tackling a major renovation project, please contact us here. If you would prefer to phone a Mt. Tabor or MTB professional directly, call us at our office at 301-766-7161.

Visit MTB Windows & More at Home Show

Visit with MTB Windows & More home improvement pros at the 2017 Washington County Home Builders Association (HBA) Home Show on March 18 & 19.

MTB Windows and More will be at the HBA Home Show at Hagerstown Community College on March 18 and March 19.Visit the MTB Windows & More booth (booth number 221) at the show and to talk about your home improvement needs and/or dreams. MTB professionals are experts at installing replacement windows, exterior doors, roofing materials and siding. The experts are trained by the manufacturers of the high-quality brand materials they install. Those companies include Andersen Windows, Therma-Tru doors and GAF Shingle Systems.

Team members will be available at the booth to answer questions and schedule consultations for spring work. The show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 18 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday the 19th. Admission is $Breakfast nook windows in Martinsburg, WV home2 and free for children 12 and younger. About 150 vendors will be on hand in the Hagerstown Community College’s ARCC building. Approximately 6,500 attendees are expected.

For more information about MTB or the products we use, call our Clear Spring, MD office at 301-766-7161 or contact us here. We serve residents and business owners in the Hagerstown, Greencastle, Martinsburg and Frederick County, MD areas.

Tax Refund for Windows, Doors or a New Roof?

Now is the time for early tax refund checks to start arriving and we have a suggestion on the best way to use those funds: replace your windows, doors or add a new roof to your home.

Andersen 400 Series Casement Picture Window installed by MTB Windows & MoreWe realize it is more fun to spend a tax return on something like a vacation or a new car, but most will agree there is often a better way to spend it. This is especially true if your home has older windows, inferior exterior doors or, worst of all, a leaky roof. A roof that is days, weeks or months away from being a major expense is the most urgent need on this list.

Elegant front door in Martinsburg, WVHowever, if your roof is in good shape, replacing windows and/or exterior doors could save you more money in the long run. Cold days and nights in the winter and hot days in the summer can wreak havoc on utility costs. Those savings over several years could total more than what you need to spend now to significantly bring down those electric costs. Not to mention the added security offered by the Andersen Windows and Therm-Tru doors that MTB Windows &
More installs. These high-quality products, including the GAF Shingle System we use for roofing materials, offer the best value for the best price.

For more informroof replacement in Hagerstown, MD by MTB Windows & Moreation about these products or the highly-skilled installers that we employ, call our Clear Spring, MD office at 301-766-7161 or contact us here. Our installers are trained by the manufacturers to make sure they know exactly how to do the best job for our company and for you, MTB’s valued client. We serve residents and business owners in the Hagerstown, Greencastle, Martinsburg and Frederick County, MD areas.

Ice, Snow and Roof Care

Most weather forecasts right now have some reference to ice or snow.

Ice, snow, freezing rain, sleet, etc… are always red flags for us in the Tri-state area of Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. However, many local residents don’t think much about the roof on their home and how these weather conditionsSnow on roof in Hagerstown, MD can adversely effect this important part of their costliest investment.

We advise people to make sure gutters are cleaned of all debris, so that as the snow melts, it can be moved off the roofing materials and away from the house as quickly as possible. However, if excess snow and ice does not naturally clear due to long-periods of extreme temperatures and clogged gutters, it would be good to find a way to safely remove the buildup on the house. We do recommend extreme caution, as using ladders during this time of year can be very dangerous.We also recommend hiring a professional to do this if needed, instead of taking unnecessary risks.

The prolonged exposure to consistent moisture on roofing materials can cause damage to the shingles and lead to the growth of fungi as warmer temperatures arrive. This is even more likely if we have a wet spring season.

If your roof was already in bad shape, the combination of snow, ice and spring rains could be the final nail in the roof’s roof replacement in Hagerstown, MD by MTB Windows & Morecoffin. If that is the case, please call us for a roofing estimate. We’ll explain why we use the GAF Shingle System with a lifetime warranty and why it would be a great choice for your home.

MTB Windows & More specializes in roof replacements; replacement window installation (Andersen Windows); exterior door upgrades (Therma-Tru Doors) and siding replacement. The company employs highly-skilled professionals, trained by the manufacturers to properly install the finest-quality products. MTB is located in Clear Spring, MD and serves residents and business owners in Maryland (Hagerstown, Clear Spring, Hancock, Boonsboro, Keedysville, Smithsburg, Funkstown and east of Washington County into Frederick County, MD); West Virginia (Falling Waters, Martinsburg and Inwood) and into Virginia and nearby Pennsylvania. Contact us today online or call our Clear Spring office at 301-766-7161.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from everyone at MTB Windows & More! We are hopeful that 2017 is a bigger and better year than the old one we leave behind in 2016. We are grateful for all the blessings of the past year, but hold out hope that the new year will be one that brings great prosperity and peace for our nation and all nations around the world. While the times often seem gloomy and hopeless, we believe that if each person can grasp the idea of doing what is right and serving their fellow man, a brighter future is not far away.
If we can be of service to you as the new year begins, please contact us here online or call our Clear Spring, MD office during the week at 301-766-7161. We are always available to set up a quote on windows, siding, roofing, exterior doors, etc.. in Hagerstown, MD; Greencastle, PA; Martinsburg, WV; or the Frederick County, MD areas.

Merry Christmas from MTB Windows and More!

Merry Christmas from MTB Windows & More in Clear Spring, MDFrom all of us at MTB Windows & More in Clear Spring, MD, we hope you and your family have a very merry Christmas. We hope this special holiday is filled with the peace, comfort and joy that was meant to accompany this celebration of the savior of the world.
We look forward to spending time with our families during the week-long break between Christmas and the start of the new year, but also look forward to serving you again when the break comes to an end and 2017 arrives.
If we can be of service to you as the year comes to a close, please contact us here online or call our Clear Spring, MD office during the week at 301-766-7161. We are always available to set up a quote on windows, siding, roofing, exterior doors, etc.. in Hagerstown, MD; Greencastle, PA; Martinsburg, WV; or the Frederick County, MD areas.

Upgraded Windows, Doors and More Keep Cold Air Outside

Upgraded windows, doors, roofing and siding can all help keep cold air outside and warm air inside.

Breakfast nook windows in Martinsburg, WV homeDo your windows let cold air in to your home? Do you hear the whistling of the winter winds coming around the corners of your exterior doors? Is your roof able to withstand another round of freezing temperatures, snow and ice?Exterior doors help keep cold air outside

If you can’t say “yes” to all of these, plan to contact the professionals at MTB Windows & More before winter’s cold air moves in for good. MTB professionals use some of the best products on the market, to make your home’s heating system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep the warm air inside.

Contact us today if you are in the Hagerstown, Greencastle, Martinsburg or Frederick County, MD areas for an assessment and quote on taking care of these problems now, before the situation becomes dire in the middle of winter.

Happy Thanksgiving!

We hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving by MTB Windows & MoreWe are very thankful for you and thank you for helping us to have a wonderful 2016 thus far. Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to lead into the Christmas season. While some seem to want to jump over it or leave it trampled behind in the mad rush of Black Friday, we treasure this day as a reminder that we have so much for which to be thankful.

We at MTB Windows & More truly hope that on Thursday, you stop and reflect on all your blessings, and the blessing that you have been to others this year. If you have your health, a home, friends, family, faith, a job, a pet or whatever it might be that makes life a little better, we hope you will take some time on this holiday to reflect on those gifts. Our intention is to do the same and then go into the “season of miracles” focusing on those gifts we have already received.
If you are in need of our services, contact us today for a quote on windows, siding, roofing, exterior doors, etc.. in Hagerstown, MD; Greencastle, PA; Martinsburg, WV; or the Frederick County, MD areas.

Thank You to Our Vets on Veterans Day

Veterans Day celebrated by MTB Windows & More in Clear Spring, MDFrom all of us at MTB Windows & More, we say “Thank you” to all of the military veterans for your service to our country. And for those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom, we are forever indebted to you and your families for your sacrifice.

Did You Know: Originally, Veterans Day was called “Armistice Day,” and the date was chosen to commemorate the signing of the armistice with Germany that ended hostilities during World War I. At first, the focus of Armistice Day was on the veterans of World War I, though it was always meant to honor all veterans of foreign wars, who risked their lives on the battle field to secure the freedoms of all Americans. Over time, with the passing away of the World War I generation and the coming of new conflicts during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, the focus on the 1918 Armistice was lost and the name of the holiday was changed. 

Congress also made November 11th a day of prayer and thanksgiving and expressed a desire that the U.S. flag be on display during this day and that special ceremonies be held. Finally, in 1938, Armistice Day became a permanent, official public holiday.

Today, Veterans Day is generally regarded as honoring all those who ever served in the U.S. Armed Force rather than only those who actually fought in a war.

If you are in need of our services, contact us today for a quote on windows, siding, roofing, exterior doors, etc.. in Hagerstown, Greencastle, Martinsburg or the Frederick County, MD areas.

 

Is Your Roof Ready for Winter?

Is Your Roof Ready For Winter?

roof replacement in Hagerstown, MD by MTB Windows & MoreThe chilly evening temperatures have made it to the Tri-State area (Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania) and it probably won’t be long before Old Man Winter starts knocking on the door during the day. For many, this is a time to start slowing down a bit and cruise into the holidays and hope for an early Spring. However, we encourage you to do an inspection of your shingles now (use binoculars from the ground or call us to scale the top of your home) and see if an upgrade is needed while the weather allows. Since winter can be very hard on your roof, it is important to make sure your roof is ready to handle what lies ahead.

The Roof Problem In WinterMeting snow on leaking roof Hagerstown, MD

A typical scenario is that a front moves through overnight and drops an inch or two of snow on your roof. Then, the following day, temperatures warm up a bit. The melting process can be slow and take longer to drain away than rain.

So the rising temperature during the day melts the snow, which starts to make its way to the internal roof drains or parapet wall scuppers. But before all the melting snow can drain off the roof, the shortened daylight hours and plunging temperatures close in again, causing the water to re-freeze. If your roof has failing seams, cuts, abrasions, or holes, the water will penetrate those areas, expanding when it freezes, causing more damage.

As this cycle of melting and re-freezing continues, the moisture will either go away as the air dries it out or stay locked in to the cavities for a longer period of time, causing the roof to fail.

We May Be The Solution

The professionals at MTB Windows & More are trained to inspect, repair and replace roofs the right way. We use the GAF Shingle System to ensure the materials are high quality and the installation is secure, with a wind rating of up to 130 mph.

Contact us today if you would like to ask questions or schedule a time to meet with us about all the options for making sure your roof is done right.

MTB Windows & More Wants You Ready for Cold Weather

Fall is not too late to start planning on putting a barrier of windows, doors, roofing and siding for the colder temperatures coming soon.

Elegant front door in Clear Spring, MD custom colonial by MTB Windows & More in Clear Spring, MD

Photo from Therma-Tru Doors

Do your windows let cold air in to your home? Do you hear the whistling of the winter winds coming around the corners of your exterior doors? Is your roof able to withstand another round of freezing temperatures, snow and ice?

If you can’t say “yes” to all of these, plan to contact the professionals at MTB Windows & More before it gets too late in the year and you may have to rely on another company that does not install the high quality materials that MTB recommends for a job done right.Sunroom windows in Martinsburg, WV home

Contact us today if you are in the Hagerstown, Greencastle, Martinsburg or
Frederick areas for an assessment and quote on taking care of these problems now, before the situation becomes dire in the middle of winter.

15 Years Have Passed, But We Remember 9/11

We Will Never Forget The Tragic Events of 9/11

MTB Windows & More in Clear Spring, MD Remembers 9/11It is with great sadness that we stop and recognize the 15-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 in New York, Washington, Pennsylvania and our great country. We promise to never forget that turning point in our nation’s history or the 2,996 innocent citizens that were killed that day. Please join with us at MTB Windows & More in praying for the survivors of those attacks and the families that will ever be affected by this tragedy. If you would like to know more about the September 11th attacks, click here. We encourage you to learn more about these events and to stand with us AND to never forget.
If you would like to know more about MTB Windows & More in Clear Spring, MD click here or to contact us click here.
Thank you for reading and God bless America!
#September11
MTB Windows & More serves residents and businesses in the Hagerstown, Greencastle, Martinsburg and
Frederick areas.

Happy Labor Day from MTB Windows & More

The professionals at MTB Windows & More hope you and your family have a fun and safe Labor Day weekend!

Happy Labor Day from MTB Windows & More Clear Spring, MDDid You Know: Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. This year it is September 5th. The holiday honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade union and labor movements grew, trade unionists proposed that a day be set aside to celebrate workers. In 1887, Oregon was the first state of the United States to make it an official public holiday. By the time it became an official federal holiday in 1894, thirty U.S. states officially celebrated Labor Day.

Canada’s Labour Day is also celebrated on the first Monday of September. More than 80 countries celebrate International Workers’ Day on May 1 – the ancient European holiday of May Day – and several countries have chosen their own dates for Labour Day.

If you are in need of a professional remodeling company that can help with some of the best window, door, roof and siding products, contact us at MTB Windows & More in Clear Spring, MD. We serve residents and business owners in the Hagerstown, Greencastle, Martinsburg and Frederick areas.

Americans Ready to Spend on Home Renovations

More Than $300 Billion to be Spent on Remodeling and Additions by Early 2017

Anderson Windows installed by MTB Windows & More of Clear Spring, MD

A new study is predicting that 2017 will see American homeowners once again spending big money on home renovations and upgrades as the housing market continues to stabilize and grow in many areas. The main reason for this is that equity is growing in the real estate — primary homes and investment properties — which means there is available cash for upgrades.

The types of projects expected to dominate the surge include the usual suspects; bathrooms, kitchens, additions and outdoor living spaces, like decks and patios. Other upgrades — which have likely been put off until a brighter financial day arrived — include new windows and doors, roof replacements, siding and HVAC systems.

Andersen windows in a renovated bathroomThe author of this article on the matter, is expecting the increase in spending to be around 8 percent by early 2017, which would be more than 3 percent above the historical average. To read all about the wave of home improvement spending that is anticipated, click here.

Elegant living room window in Hagerstown, MDMTB Windows & More specializes in window and door upgrades, while their parent company Mt. Tabor Builders, Inc., handles custom building projects. To schedule a meeting to discuss your project, contact us today. We serve residents and business owners in the Hagerstown, Greencastle, Martinsburg and Frederick areas.

MTB Windows & More Remodels in Frederick County

MTB Windows Has Completed a Number of Jobs in Frederick County, MD

Casement plus curved window from Andersen Windows

Casement plus curved window Photo Courtesy of Andersen Windows

Although headquartered in Washington County, the professional renovators at MTB Windows & More have gained such a regional following that many of their jobs are now taking them to neighboring Frederick County.

Each time the crews finish a project, another one is ready to start, as drivers notice the quality craftsmanship associated with the MTB Windows & More vehicles and signs at the job site.

Andersen Double-Hung Windows

Andersen Double-Hung Windows

MTB — a sister company to Mt. Tabor Builders, Inc. — has a reputation for being a a high-quality remodeling company that specializes in windows, doors, roofs and siding throughout the Quad-State area of Maryland (Washington County specifically), West Virginia, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

In Frederick County, MTB does remodeling and renovations specifically in Myersville, Frederick, Urbana, Ijamsville, Middletown, Brunswick and Linganore areas.

Andersen Double-Hung Windows with Colonial Grille

Contact us today if you are in the Frederick area and would like to schedule an appointment. In addition to Frederick, we serve residents and business owners in Hagerstown, Greencastle, Martinsburg and those surrounding areas.

Brexit likely NOT Hurt US Housing Market

One Week After Brexit, Markets Are Normalizing and Any Threat to The US Housing Market Seems to Have Faded

For anyone who was panicking that the stock market would crash and the US recovery — especially the housing market — would sink as well, it looks like things will be okay. While we know that there is a long way to go in the process and how the rest of the world will be effected, we are happy that early reports are contradictory to the “doomsday” reports that happened in the hours that followed the UK leaving the European Union.

In fact, some conservative experts are saying that the fear of global volatility will likely keep the Federal Government from increasing interest rates. This is good news for those still considering borrowing money to buy or build a new home – we recommend Mt. Tabor Builders in Clear Spring, MD for this project — or do a major home remodeling or renovation project. Even just two weeks after the exit, US Stock Markets are hitting new highs.

Here is an article that speaks to the early results of the UK’s decision to go independent. #Brexit

Who is MTB Windows & More?

MTB Windows & More logo in Clear Spring, MDMTB Windows and More is a new company started by the owner of Mt. Tabor Builders, Inc in Clear Spring, MD. Willie Eby decided to start the company to specialize in working with clients looking to renovate or remodel, rather than using Mt. Tabor’s main function, building custom homes. Specifically, MTB focuses on replacement windows and doors, roofing projects and siding jobs.

For more information about the specific materials used by MTB, please browse our website or schedule a meeting with us through calling or emailing us at the information located on our site.

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