Welcome to our newsletter family! We are excited to send you this publication monthly to keep you updated on the remodeling industry. You will find many helpful items in our newsletter to help around your home to get it ready for the seasons we have in the Northwest. We have recipes for your family, trivia questions that will win you a Starbucks gift card, articles to keep you in the loop on what is happening in the remodeling industry as well as many other items that you will love. Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter and don’t hesitate to contact us should you need work done on your home. We would find it a privilege and an honor to work with you! Blessings to you and your family. ENJOY!!!
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Here at Classic Remodeling NW Inc. we like to keep our staff educated on the newest information. In doing so, we go to classes to gain more knowledge through Fred Pryor. SaDora Hampson and Maryann Jackson have just recently been to a Payroll Law class increasing their knowledge on all new laws that have been set in place in regards to Payroll. We are also a member of the Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce, so we are trying to meet new companies and see what is going on within our community so we can get our name out there. We are also a member of the MBA and Ward Hampson is the Education Facilitator for The King/Snohomish Counties Master Builders Association. He has done home shows in the past and will be returning to do so in the coming years.
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New siding creates a protective layer, shielding your home from the elements. Not all siding is created equal, however, and fiber cement siding by James Hardie is our material of choice. Most Hardie Board siding comes with a 50-year, limited transferable warranty. This siding is completely rot and insect resistant and can even handle salt spray from the ocean. Whether you’re looking for a siding material that can withstand the next katrina, or one that can fend off the next winter blizzard without sustaing damage, cement board siding is a proven commodity in the weather department.
It is very important to have your roof inspected before the cold weather hits. A winter roof inspection can give you peace of mind and save you from costly repairs. If you think roof problems are rare, you’re wrong. “Roof deficiencies are the most common problem reported by home inspection associations,” says the National Roof Certification and Inspection Association. “Thirty percent of real estate inspection claims are due to roof leaks and water penetration,” the group says. “Thirty nine percent of homeowner’s insurance claims are because of roof problems.”
New exterior doors often fit and insulate better than older types. if you have older doors in your home, replacing them is a good investment, resulting in lower heating and cooling costs. If you’re building a new home, you should consider buying the most energy efficient doors possible.
Brown Butter Mixture Ingredients
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 large egg
3/4 cup (packed) light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temp. plus more
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more
1 1/2 cups pecans, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 3/4 cups (packed) light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
vanilla ice cream (for serving)
Brown Butter Mixture
Cook butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring often, until butter foams, then browns, 5-8 minutes. Transfer brown butter to a medium bowl; let cool slightly. Add egg, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt and beat until mixture is light and falls back onto itself in a slowly dissolving ribbon, about 3 minutes. Fold in flour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 13″ x 9″ baking dish and dust with flour. Toast pecans on a rimmed baking sheet, tossing once, until slightly darkened and fragrant, 8-10 minutes. Let cool.
Whisk baking powder, salt, and 2 1/4 cups flour in a medium bowl. Using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat brown sugar and 1 cup butter in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating between additions; mix until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Mix in vanilla.
Reduce speed to low and mix in dry ingredients. Fold in half of pecans. Scrape two-thirds of batter into prepared baking dish; smooth top, pushing batter to edges. Alternating, dollop brown butter mixture and remaining batter on top. Smooth and sprinkle remaining pecans over.
Bake until blondie is golden brown and firm (a tester will not come out clean), 30-35 minutes. let cool before slicing. Serve with ice cream.
DO AHEAD: Blondies can be made 1 day ahead. Store tightly wrapped at room temperature.