Yankee Home Improvement - November 2018




presence. Unfortunately, your roof can become a hotbed for its growth, especially as it collects moisture and ages. But it’s pretty easy to tell if this is a problem for you. Take a look at your roof. Do you see black streaks running down it? This may be algae growth right on your home! Yankee Home Improvement uses Atlas Scotchgard Protector shingles to prevent this growth, keeping your family safe and your roof working for you. Keep It Classy Not only will an old roof impact the quality of the rest of your home, it will also decrease its aesthetic. A dull and outdated roof can bring down your home’s value and make it look antiquated. Updating your roof can give your home a facelift without you ever having to move — talk about beauty and brains. Update your roof this winter to prepare for this season’s moisture and to upgrade your exterior with help from Yankee Home Improvement. Learn more about our roofing options and get a free estimate by calling (413) 320-4994.

When it comes to the exterior of your home, you take pride in how it looks. It’s time to take pride in how it works, too — starting with your roof. There are many benefits to having a good roof, and a damaged one could give you grief come melting time this spring. As the following benefits will show you, a good roof can keep you and your family happy. H2O No! Your roof is your first line of defense from rain, ice, sleet, and snowstorms this winter. So don’t leave a tattered roof up any longer than necessary. An old roof is going to struggle to withstand the abuse from wind and debris that these storms will throw at it. Come springtime, when everything thaws, you could be looking at major home repairs due to leakage. But with the ice and water underlayment we use at Yankee, you can be sure your family is warm, dry, and comfortable throughout the lifetime of your roof. Not a ‘Fun Guy’

Sweet potatoes are a Thanksgiving staple, but they’re often the blandest thing on the table. Luckily that’s not the case with this recipe, which features Thai spices and coconut milk. Spicy, Creamy Sweet Potatoes


5 pounds sweet potatoes

1 cup canned coconut milk

1 tablespoon Thai red curry paste

1/2 cup dark brown sugar

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 tablespoon kosher salt


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1. Heat oven to 375 F. On a large sheet pan, bake potatoes until very soft, approximately 75 minutes. 2. Let potatoes cool until they are safe to handle, then peel and mash. 3. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine coconut milk and curry paste. Once mixed, add the mixture, salt, half the sugar, and half the butter to potatoes. 4. 30 minutes before serving, heat oven to 425 F. Spread potatoes in a baking dish, cover with foil, and bake for 20 minutes. 5. Uncover potatoes and dot with remaining butter and sugar. Broil until brown, crusty, and delicious. Serve hot.

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