Recent Blog Posts

  • Power Tools Every Homeowner Should Have

    December 15, 2014
    Owning a home, means maintaining a home. In order to do so properly, there is a basic arsenal of power tools that each homeowner should have at their disposal. If space is an issue, a homeowner should choose tools that are multifaceted, making the most effective use of the workshop storage space.
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  • Tips to Improve the Air Quality in Your Home

    December 1, 2014
    Many think air pollution is just an outdoor issue. The truth is, indoor air quality is just as important. Perhaps even more so, when you consider the amount of time spent indoors.
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  • Benefits of a Programmable Thermostat

    November 15, 2014
    Controlling your home’s energy use is always an ongoing challenge for homeowners. Updating your home’s windows and doors with more energy efficient models, is another.
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  • Going from Wallpaper to Paint

    November 1, 2014
    When renovating a room in their home, many people make the choice to go from paint to wallpaper. Generally, the only preparation needed is to fill holes or damage to the wall and then simply hang the wallpaper.
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  • Your Home Fire Safety Checklist

    October 1, 2014
    Since October is Fire Safety Month, it seems like the appropriate time to go over what you can do in regards to fire safety in your home. According to the CDC, deaths from fires and burns are still the third leading cause of fatal home injuries. Of these deaths, 70% are due to smoke inhalation.
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  • How to Repair Your Wood Siding

    September 15, 2014
    Wood siding, for all of its classic elegance and historical significance, can require a lot of upkeep. Beyond the usual scraping and painting, there will be times when it needs a little more than just a fresh coat to hide its blemishes.
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  • Repairing Concrete Steps

    September 1, 2014
    If your home has concrete steps, there may come a time when a little repair is necessary. Depending on the age of your steps or their exposure to the elements, the level of damage can vary. Though it may seem intimidating, the job isn’t too difficult.
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  • Home Preparation Tips for Summer Storms

    August 15, 2014
    You take the good with the bad. A fact of life that is all too true in relation to summer weather. While Mother Nature can spoil us with her bright sunny days and warm breezes, she still manages to let us know who’s in charge now and then.
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  • Learn about the Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home

    August 1, 2014
    The US Department of Energy (DOE) recently held a webinar on marketing and sales solutions for Zero Energy Ready Homes (formally the DOE Challenge Home). The presentation was intended to help builders communicate how they’re Zero Energy Ready Homes live better, work better and last better.
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  • Gutter Installation Tips

    July 15, 2014
    Gutters play an important role in keeping your home safe from water damage. Without them, your foundation can be weakened over time; water can seep into your basement, or at the very least, splash onto your siding or damage landscaping and foliage below.
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