Is It Time To Replace My Roof?
If you’ve been a homeowner for some time, you’ve probably asked yourself, “Is it time to replace my roof?” There are several factors to the answer of this question. If you have noticeable damage, the obvious answer is yes. However, there are other things you should keep in mind when you’re deciding whether or not to replace your roof. Here are 9 things to consider. 1. Cracked Shingles You’ll need to replace cracked shingles […]
What To Do After Hail Damages Your Roof
Hail damage to your roof is no joking matter. If your roof has fallen victim to a hailstorm and has noticeable damage, you’ll need to get it inspected. If left unchecked, any damage to the roof can lead to leaks and further damage that will be even more costly to repair. Read on to learn what to do after hail damages your roof. Research People like to prey on the vulnerability of others sometimes, […]
Should You Replace Your Windows Before Listing Your House For Sale?
When it’s time to sell your home and you’re getting ready to have it listed, you want it to look its best. Not only should your home be appealing to the eye, but certain renovations should be done for peace of mind for the buyer. A home is a large expense and the last thing a buyer wants to do after purchasing a home is dish out more money for costly renovations that could […]
Getting Your Home Ready for Winter Weather
When it comes to preparing your home for a different season, most people only consider spring and summer. However, here at Storm Guard, we know it’s important to get your home ready for more than just those two seasons. Getting your home ready for winter can make the transition to cold weather easier, saving you time, money, and effort. Inspect Your Roof Ensuring the safety and security of your roof can prevent damage and […]
Problem Series – Drafty Rooms
If you thought you were about to read an article about the NBA Draft or the NFL Draft, you’re in the wrong place. We’re here to talk about drafty homes. Draftiness becomes particularly bothersome with the onset of winter. Whether it’s doors, windows, baseboards – or even electrical outlets – cold air can’t wait to infiltrate your home through these oftentimes defenseless pathways. But, wait. There are some defenses you can call upon […]
Top 6 Things to Make Your Home Trick-or-Treater-Ready
We all know that one of the great things about having company over is that it forces us to clean and de-clutter our homes. It’s good to include Halloween in that line of thinking, knowing there’s potential to have a lot interestingly costumed little ones stopping by to say hello. Before the big evening, let’s take a look at some things you can do to prepare your home for a safe Halloween. Are […]
Best Tips for Window Maintenance/Cleaning
Well, I think we all know what’s just around the corner. If you answered Christmas, we’ll give you partial credit. But, no, in this case we’re talking about winter. That corner of the year when we measure clothing outfits not by size, but by weight. It’s BRRRRR time. But before the cold air gets here, let’s first enjoy the season of window cleaning. When it comes to home maintenance, it seems like carpeting, upholstery, floors, […]
5 Tips for Fall Home Maintenance in October
Well, autumn is almost here. How can you tell? Stores are out there promoting Halloween already. And, sure, the fiery colors of autumn leaves may herald in the passing of the season, but so can the onslaught of pumpkin-spiced drinks, coffees, cakes, desserts, and … yes … even pumpkin-spiced air fresheners. Why does this matter to you? If you’re a homeowner, simply relaxing as the cool breezes of fall wash over you is not necessarily a time […]
Some Ideas to Make Your Home Pet-Friendly
According to the American Pet Products Association, Americans will spend an estimated $75.38 BILLION on their pets this year. That covers food, medicine, vet care, live animal purchases, and other services. It’s a good thing we don’t need to send our pets to college and incur those kinds of academic costs. Oh wait, we stand corrected. It really shouldn’t come as a surprise that we’re spending so much on our pets. In fact, we suspect […]
Should I Buy a Fixer-Upper?
Should you buy a fixer-upper? That depends. If you’re willing to live in the Waco, Texas area and somehow score Chip and Joanna Gaines from HGTV’s Fixer Upper program to recreate your home, it may be a no-brainer. But for the rest of us, buying a fixer-upper is a decision that needs to be clearly thought through before making such a commitment. Why Do You Want to Buy a Fixer Upper? There are a few reasons […]