Tips for Inspecting & Maintaining Your Garage Door

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Ever notice how often you open and close your garaged door every day? Each time your garage door is pressed into service, a lot of moving parts are involved. Over time, wear and tear can takes its toll on those moving parts. Performing an annual tune-up on your garage door is helpful to you and your family save money and increase garage security. f you have a couple of hours and a few supplies, here's how to inspect and maintain your automatic garage door.

1 May 2017

7 Things to Disclose Before Selling Your Home

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You've finally decided to sell your home of many years, and are seated with your closing agent or attorney with a pile of papers. Tucked inside the closing documents are disclosure forms, which disclose or reveal potential problems concerning your property. Of course, the buyer will want to have a home inspection done prior to closing to learn about any potential issues, but state and federal regulations require you to disclose certain known facts about your home.

17 April 2017

Investigating And Fixing Leaking Roof Boots

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If you have an asphalt roof that is starting to leak and your shingles look as though they are in good condition, then it may be quite difficult to figure out exactly where your roof is leaking. If you have rubber boots that sit around the pipe vents, air vents, and the wires that attach to the various electric and internet services in your home, then these boots may be where the leaks are occurring.

1 November 2016

5 Things To Know About Moving Out During Flood Damage Repairs

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If your home has suffered extreme water damage due to flooding, you may want or need to move out of your home while the water is being removed and the repairs are being completed. If you are considering relocating for the duration of the repairs, there are a few things you should consider.  You Will Likely Not Have to Move Out for Small Amounts of Water Damage  Water damage can be caused by a variety of factors, which will determine whether you should relocate while a professional team is restoring your home.

16 September 2016

Plain Jane Perk Up: Updating The Exterior Of A Minimal Traditional House

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For two decades in the middle of the 20th century, the Minimal Traditional architectural style reigned as the perfect fit for young families on budget. The look was similar to more pricey homes, but without the embellishments and decorative features, the simpler version was both functional and financially feasible. If you purchase one of these older homes today, it's likely you'll find that it's still sturdy due to the careful workmanship and quality building materials that were a standard expectation during that era.

25 July 2016

Understanding Two AC Motor Issues


If you have a central air conditioner, then you likely know that the device has quite a few different moving parts. Some of these parts include motors, and the system actually contains three different ones. These motors, like the one in your car, will wear down over time and require some maintenance or replacement. Motor replacement is a job that should be handled by your HVAC or air conditioning specialist. However, you can and should try to recognize the signs of a motor issue so that you know exactly when to call a professional for assistance.

14 June 2016

4 Low-Cost Tips For Keeping Your Bathroom Mold-Free When It Doesn't Have A Fan

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The warm, moist environment of your bathroom provides the ideal environment for mold to grow. A properly-sized bathroom fan will remove the moisture from the air and protect your bathroom against mold growth, but with costs ranging up to $800, getting one isn't always financially feasible. If you've got a bathroom that doesn't have a fan, here are 4 low-cost tips for keeping it dry so mold doesn't grow there.

5 May 2016

Plant New Trees And Save On HVAC Costs Throughout The Year

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By planting a few trees in the yard, you can decrease your home's HVAC costs and protect your home from extreme weather elements throughout the year. Not only can your new trees help to cut your air conditioning expenses by up to 30 percent, but they'll decrease your heating costs by up to 50 percent too. Your trees may even increase your property value by anywhere from 10 to 20 percent!

7 April 2016

Additional Services You Should Ask Your Courier About


Whether you have a one-time order to place with a courier or if you are starting a small business and need to find a courier to ship with regularly, it is important that you ask about additional services the courier offers. Additional services, such as scheduled delivery or cash-on-delivery, may cost more than basic delivery fees, but they can help ease your mind and make shipping and receiving packages more convenient.

25 March 2016

5 Tips For Choosing The Right Type Of Insulation For Your Older Home

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With a little skill and careful planning, you can renovate an older home to give it better energy efficiency and a few modern touches without losing its original character. Prioritize the process of adding insulation to the walls and attic of your home during your renovation to make sure it's comfortable in addition to looking great. These five tips will help you decide what type of insulation to use and how to get the most out of it.

26 February 2016