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Dec 06
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How to Prepare Your Home for Sale

Selling a home can be complicated if you don’t plan out your strategy. There are a lot of different aspects to selling a home, from number-crunching to staging your house for open houses and visits. But real estate professionals agree that home sale preparation is the single most important part of selling a house. It’s pretty obvious when you think about it—it’s been your home, probably for years and maybe for decades, but that […]

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Nov 21
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9 Tips to Keep Creepy Crawlers Out of Your Home This Winter

Yuck! Last time we talked about the creepy crawlers that can invade your home during the upcoming winter so now it’s time to talk about what to do about them. Specifically, let’s talk about how to keep them out of your home so they don’t get in and require professional intervention. Trust us, there are plenty of them to go around. From cockroaches in Arkansas to spiders in California to the common stinkbugs that […]

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Jun 25
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Help Protect Your Building from Severe Weather and Flood Damage

We’ve written lots of features here at Storm Guard about the threats to your home posed by hurricanes, tornadoes, dangerous winter storms, and flooding. But there are plenty of things you can do to help protect your home or building before severe weather arrives. Here are six proactive steps you can take for protecting your home, family or other occupants from dangerous storms. Tip #1: Inspect and Repair your Roof Letting a leaky roof […]

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Jun 11
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Fresh Ideas for Fire Resilience Emerging from Smart Technology

It seems like every summer we see the Western United States ravaged by wildfires, with the destruction augmented this year by an exploding volcano in Hawaii. These disasters are leading fire experts to investigate new technologies to help supplement existing efforts by fire departments to combat this growing threat. Structural engineers and other experts have been visiting burned homes, stores, and other sites in California to help brainstorm new ideas to provide next level […]

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May 29
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Look to Spray Foam Insulation to Provide Improved Weather Resiliency

Every year, homes across America are damaged by storm events including tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards and other disasters. A new product is able to provide homeowners not only with simple repairs but with a stronger, more energy efficient home that is better able to offer weather resiliency, strength and comfort. The product is known colloquially as “spray foam insulation” and by construction professionals as closed-cell spray polyurethane foam (ccSPF) insulation. This home repair solution is […]

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May 15

Window Shopping? Check Out These Tips for Choosing New Windows

Whether you’re building a home, planning a remodel or it’s time to replace your windows, the idea of choosing new windows can be daunting. At the same time, choosing new windows provides you opportunities to improve the aesthetics and energy efficiency of your home. Follow these tips to help get you started. Learn the Window Buying Process Windows take a lot of abuse and must provide shelter against strong winds, heavy rains, winter storms […]

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May 15

Here Are Six Bargain Home Improvement Ideas

Homeowners often think that home improvements and repairs require major renovations and a substantial budget to accomplish but in most cases, it’s just not true. You can improve the efficiency, aesthetics, and value of lots of different spaces in your home with a few inexpensive tweaks. Here are some ideas for bargain home improvements. 1. Stop Clutter from Your First Step Inside The entryway of any domicile carries the heavy responsibility of providing a welcoming space but often […]

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May 15

2018’s Top Green Building Trends Look to Disaster – Resilience, Smart Home Tech, and More

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Green building is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible throughout a building’s life-cycle–from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and deconstruction. Most emerging trends in green building have tended to focus on energy conservation and sustainable building practices. But in 2018, Earth’s changing environment and emerging technologies have caused quite a seismic shift in the way architects and community planners look at green building […]

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May 15

Learn Some Roofing Lingo Before You Hire a Contractor

When you’re working with a construction professional, it can seem like they speak a different language. This is no truer than when working with professionals to install a new roof. Whether your roof is hip, gabled or shed, it can be tough to figure out just exactly what to ask for, and to understand what is being done to your roof and what it can cost. Understanding Roofing Styles There are many different kinds of […]

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May 15

How to Prevent Fire Sprinkler Systems from Freezing

Even though much of the country is starting to thaw out from all of our winter storms, there is still the significant chance of freezing weather, especially through the Rocky Mountains, Midwest, and Northeast. Those freezing temperatures present a great risk to homes and businesses that employ fire sprinkler systems to help keep them safe from fires. But a frozen fire sprinkler system can present just as much threat as a fire and can cause an […]

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