Marylanders encounter many different climates throughout the year, though it seems the most persistent weather consists of precipitation in every form. Heavy snow and intense rainfall make this East coast land a true water life territory, which means homeowners have to take extra precaution when gearing up their home for the changing seasons. Luckily, Ned Stevens is here to turn your preventative measures into our responsibility.
Since 1965, Ned Stevens has been providing gutter cleaning service to homeowners across the nation. We have set the standard for the gutter cleaning industry and continue to provide customers with full cleaning and inspection upon every visit to homes.
Maintaining your gutters properly is one of the most important things you can do to sustain your home’s value and beauty. Located in Maryland and 10 other states, we offer all of the essential pieces of proper gutter maintenance to keep your home safe.
We believe in providing the best service possible to our customers across the nation. Because of that belief, all of our work is fully
. Due to the dangerous nature of our work, we carry full workers compensation as well as liability insurance. After all, our guys and gals are on ladders every day. We want to keep them protected and serving our Maryland communities year-round.
From blue crabs and Old Bay Seasoning to Smith Island Cake, it’s a good thing Maryland invented the refrigerator because this state’s culinary treats are worth saving.
Resting next to the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland is famous for their celebrated crustaceans. In the warmer months, oysters become plentiful and blue crabs are a downright necessity. The Baltimore Sun
even has a list of the must-eat crab houses in the state
and tricks on how to get a hold of the best oyster
. Locals top off their seafood (and poultry, and vegetables, and noodles, and pretty much everything else on their plate) with the time-honored tradition, Old Bay Seasoning
, then chow down on the state dessert. Since the 1600’s, Marylanders have indulged in the multiple layers of fluffy yellow cake separated by chocolate fudge, making Smith Island Cake
the favorite after-meal treat for miles around. So, whether you’re looking for crab cakes, oyster soup or a classic confection, you won’t be disappointed with what this coastal state has to offer.
You couldn’t possibly think that this seafood loving state would fail to have a festival dedicated solely to edible ocean critters. For over 40 years, the Maryland Seafood Festival has offered up entertainment, wine and beer tastings and the best food around. Sandy Point houses the two-day event during mid-September, which means you just might be able to expect the perfect pre-fall weather.
But this state has more to offer than just shellfish. Artscape
is the largest free art festival in the nation, which is why people travel from near and far just to experience more than 150 artists’ works. For one weekend in July, attendees can be a part of the 400,000+ attendants who witness rows of tents housing craftspeople, visual artists, designers, music shows and dance exhibits.
Looking for even more family fun? The Maryland Renaissance Festival is up and running in Annapolis from late August to late October. Everything from singles parties, Celtic celebrations and Pirates weekends are offered throughout the two-month event. It doesn’t stop there though. You can attend on any normal day for a little Middle Ages history and performances from actors in full character.
Acting as one of the country’s first most colonies, Maryland is rich in history and provides numerous landmarks dating back to as early as 1633.
Although the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal didn’t start its operation until the early 1800’s, the remains of this national park district and trading route still make it one of the most visited areas in the state.
The state is also home to the Edgar Allen Poe Museum in Baltimore
. The famous writer lived here from 1833 to 1835, creating some of the most successful stories of his career and possibly acting as the inspiration behind the name of one of the state’s most supported sports teams. Visitors are encouraged to tour the unfurnished house as well as other areas that Poe frequented throughout the town.
Another great landmark located in Baltimore, Fort McHenry
still stands in remembrance of the American defense against an attempted British attack in 1812. Also known as the birthplace of the country’s national anthem, the park has become a prominent attraction for tourists and locals each year.
The Great Outdoors
Maryland is one of the states that ‘breaks the mold’ as far as topography goes. Impressively hosting mountain sites, sandy dunes, oaky forests and water life, this state has just about everything that wildlife and outdoor scenery lovers can enjoy.
Falling just short of five stars on ‘TripAdvisor’, Blackwater National Wildlife
is the site of three major ecosystem habitats. The marsh, forest and shallow water extend life to numerous endangered species and are commonly visited by both newcomers and returning nature enthusiasts.
You don’t necessarily have to be interested in surfing, camping or majestic wild horses to attend Assateague State Park, but it might help. This Berlin attraction is Maryland’s only oceanfront park and doubles as the home to feral horses and other wildlife.
Remember when we mentioned those much supported sports teams before? Well, Babe Ruth and Michael Phelps hail from this state so it shouldn’t be a surprise that athletics here are held in high regard. The Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Ravens and Washington Redskins professionally represent this region and give loyal fans a home team to route for. If you’re in a spirited mood, try visiting Oriole Park
at Camden Yards, M&T Bank Stadium
or FedEx Field
to catch a game (or possible an out of bounds ball).
Located in Maryland’s most populated city, you can visit the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum
, the National Aquarium
and the Baltimore Inner Harbor
. The museum is a historic site for one of the oldest railroad systems in the country. The Aquarium is exactly what you’d think (the best place to see ocean creatures and exhibits). And the harbor is filled with great restaurants, water cruises, a science center and a culture that can’t be beat.
Maryland is known for its fine arts, historic roots and magnificent weather. Not many states get to experience all four seasons, especially with the choice of being in the mountains one day or sitting next to the ocean another. The state morale is high, and why wouldn’t it be? This state surrounds the national capital, has a US Naval Academy, the coolest flag and even better shellfish.
As our number one goal, we want our customers in the Old Line State, as well as the customers nationwide, to be fully satisfied with our work. Our goal is to offer the best service in the industry, and you will always reach a knowledgeable member of our staff when you contact us for service or with a question. If you have any questions about our services, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our fully trained team members at our closest local office to you.