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What are the Benefits of Replacing Old Windows?
Feb06

What are the Benefits of Replacing Old Windows?

In this post, you will learn … How to identify when you need to replace your windowsWhat to look for in high-quality windows, and the benefits of choosing premium vinyl replacement windowsWhy you should choose superior performance Stanek brand replacement windows Replacing the windows in your home may seem intimidating at first, but if you choose the right replacement window company, the process can be simple and stress-free....

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Feb04

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How to prepare your home for freezing temperatures
Jan29

How to prepare your home for freezing temperatures

Below-zero temperatures can freeze pipes, cars and pets. Here are tips for for surviving a deep freeze: What to do for your home Seth McConnell, The Denver PostTom Austin tightens a hinge to a cabinet door while working at the Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity build site near Kittredge on Nov. 22, 2013. If necessary, open cabinet doors to increase the amount of interior heat for a vulnerable pipe.Dripping water can relieve pressure...

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How to Protect Your Home During Extreme Cold Weather
Jan23

How to Protect Your Home During Extreme Cold Weather

Extreme cold weather can be hard on both you and your home. Here are some tips to put into practice when freezing weather, snow, and ice hit your area. How to Deal with Frozen Pipes Disconnect and drain garden hoses.Cover outside faucets with insulating foam covers.Turn off water to outside faucets, if available, and open valves on faucets to allow them to drain.Turn off sprinkler system and blow compressed air through the lines to...

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5 Ways to Pay for a New Roof
Jan16

5 Ways to Pay for a New Roof

Kat Tretina If your roof is in bad shape, you’re facing an expensive repair. According to Home Advisor, it costs an average of $7,336 to replace a roof. Most Americans don’t have anywhere near that amount in savings. Without that kind of money in the bank, you’ll need to use other financing options to cover a roof replacement cost. Factors that affect roof replacement cost When it comes to installing a new roof, many factors...

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What You Should Know About Installing Insulation
Jan09

What You Should Know About Installing Insulation

Save on utility bills by learning the basics of insulation installation. Depending upon which type of insulation material you use and how it’s applied, it’ll take a team of experienced workers to install. The insulation contractor is the person who will oversee the installation, and he or she will work closely with your builder throughout the process. Proper Installation by a professional is key! The insulation that you...

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Attic Ventilation Myths That are Off the Charts
Jan02

Attic Ventilation Myths That are Off the Charts

Few things are more misunderstood about the home than attic ventilation. In essence, all ventilation is about circulating air to keep it fresh and to reduce moisture levels. About 90 percent of homes in the US have unreasonably high levels of moisture. Understanding whether your home could benefit from some form of attic ventilation might just be, if not a life-saver, a roof-saver. Here are some of the myths and the facts you need to...

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The Most Popular Siding Choices for the Home
Dec26

The Most Popular Siding Choices for the Home

By Bob Formisano Popular Siding Options Few home improvements or repairs can enhance the performance, curb appeal, and value of your house like new home siding. Various siding materials have come and gone over the years, but a handful of standards have remained, along with the occasional newcomer. No one uses asbestos sidinganymore, and fiberglass and hardboard composite siding have been largely...

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5 Steps to Hiring the Right Roofer
Dec19

5 Steps to Hiring the Right Roofer

Roofing ranks among the largest and most expensive projects a homeowner can undertake, so take the time to be certain you find a roofing contractor you trust to put a roof over your head. By Bob Vila  Photo: shutter stock.com Whereas other home upgrades are purely elective, roof repairs aren’t a choice; they’re essential. Besides being critically important to personal comfort, structural integrity, and the resale value...

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4 Signs of Frozen Pipes- What to Watch For
Dec12

4 Signs of Frozen Pipes- What to Watch For

Protecting Your Property in the Winter BY ERIN EBERLIN The winter months bring certain property maintenance concerns that all landlords need to be aware of. When the temperatures drop, one major issue that could come up is a frozen water pipe. Learn why frozen pipes are so dangerous, the types of pipes that are most vulnerable to freezing, and four signs that a pipe is actually frozen. Why Are Frozen Pipes Dangerous?  Frozen...

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