Tips

Dec 01

Questions You Should Ask Your Roofing Contractor

You’ve noticed damage on your roof and need it repaired. While a search of your area may turn up with several roofing contractors. You want to be sure you get a reputable one to work on your home. Consumer agencies report thousands of roofing contractor scams each year, so you’ll want to ask questions to ensure you get a contractor that is the best fit for your budget and needs. Business Ownership One of […]

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Nov 01

Common Winter Roof Problems

Your roof is exposed to the elements day after day, with some of the harsher conditions being the heat of summer and the cold and ice of winter. Regularly maintaining your roof is the first step in preventing leaks and other issues, but winter can cause havoc on it anyway. There are a few common winter roof problems you should be aware of so you can take action. Ice Dams An ice dam is […]

by shill
Aug 12

How to Keep Your Home Cool This Summer (Without Overworking the AC!)

How to Keep Your Home Cool This Summer (Without Overworking the AC!) These hot, humid days have got us all wondering how to keep your home cool this summer. Aside from running the air conditioner day in and day out, there are a few other things you can do that won’t run up your electric bill. Here’s how to keep your home cool this summer without overworking the AC: Windows and Blinds If you […]

by shill
Mar 01
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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 […]

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Nov 05
bedroom with curtains flowing due to a draft of wind

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 […]

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Oct 24
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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 […]

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Oct 14

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, […]

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Sep 30
Toy miniature house set amongst autumn leaves and apples

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 […]

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Sep 16
Dog and cat sitting together on the floor of the house

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 […]

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Sep 02
Exposed framing of interior house walls.

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 […]

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