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Jul 09
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These Apps Can Help You Cope with Hurricane Season

With the 2018 hurricane season already underway and forecasters predicting a seventy percent likelihood of 10 to 16 named storms with winds of 40 miles per hour or higher, you can never be too prepared for an active storm season. One step to take is to download some apps and invest in some up-to-date information that can help you stay safe and connected. Here are a few ideas to help you and your family weather the storm. WhatsApp With over […]

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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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Nov 06
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The History of Weather Gods

These days, most people might be used to seeing “gods” personified on screen in movies like Thor, Immortals, and Clash of the Titans. But the history of weather gods is actually a fascinating, complex, and educational chronicle, filled with great stories and insights into the human condition.       The Folklore of Weather For thousands of years, civilization has been fascinated with the study of weather, known to us today as meteorology. There are records of societies that performed intricate […]

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Oct 09
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How to Prep Your Home for Fall

Well, summer has long since passed and we’re officially in fall. It’s the perfect time to refresh your home and give it a good once over in advance of autumn winds and wintry weather. As the seasons change, so do the needs of our homes, as well as the activities we do in and around them. It’s a good time to perform any necessary or desired maintenance in order to keep your home running smoothly. From inspecting your […]

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Sep 25
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Nine Apartment Maintenance Tips for Landlords and Property Managers

Winter is coming, so it’s time to prepare before you land new tenants or start fielding maintenance requests from your current apartment tenants. As a landlord or property manager, you have both specific and general responsibilities when it comes to all aspects of your apartment rental properties. These responsibilities are usually explicitly discussed in a lease or rental agreement, or they may be more general agreements between you and your tenants to keep up […]

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Jul 05
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Eight Wacky Weather Terms You Never Heard Before

The science of meteorology must have some of the most complex terminology in any science, and when you add in colloquial terms and slang, the vocabulary we use to describe the weather can get downright wacky. Here are some of the most out-there weather terms we’ve run across in digging into the weather. 1. Toad Strangler This is a colloquialism native to the southern United States that describes an extremely heavy downpour of rain […]

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Jun 05
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Best Weather Apps for Storm Tracking

Whether you’re just wanting to keep your family safe from foul weather or you’re an amateur storm aficionado with dreams of tornado chasing, there are all sorts of applications you can use to keep track of big storms in your area. But the weather apps you’ll find in the App Store and Android Store are also based on all sorts of different technologies, so it’s important to understand what you’re looking for in a […]

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Oct 10
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The Detriments (and Surprising Benefit) of Lightning on Your Home

Lightning strikes about 25 million times per year in the United States, as per weather.com. That being said, your home, yard, and/or trees have a relatively high likelihood of being struck. It’s important to know how lightning can impact your home both negatively and positively. Let’s shed a little light on the possibilities… Power Surges This is a pretty common side effect of lightning. Lightning can cause a power surge in your home, even if it doesn’t specifically hit […]

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Sep 20
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Flooding: Taking the Rain Head On

Anyone who lives on the East Coast recently endured some pretty heavy rains with Hurricane Hermine. Starting in Florida as a category one hurricane, Hermine traveled up the East Coast. While it downgraded to a tropical storm as it moved northeast, the rain damage and flooding was very significant. It’s important to take preventative action in preparation for a large storm such as Hermine. So what can you do before and after heavy rains and flooding?  […]

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