Clean your gutters safely

Posted by in How to Tips | April 18, 2014
Clean your gutters safely

Gutter cleaning is an important and often unpleasant aspect of owning a home. Many people make the task easier by working with roofing companies or general contractors who install home siding for gutters that are easier to clean and resistant to clogging. 

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Small changes to make your home greener

Posted by in How to Tips | April 17, 2014
Small changes to make your home greener

Whether people are looking for replacement windows or talking to their contractor about kitchen remodeling ideas, the concept of being green has become a major aspect of home design recently. Unlike other buzzwords or trends, there’s nothing negative or temporary about green building.

Remodeling projects like energy-efficient windows, doors, and insulation, etc. and purchasing Energy Star-rated appliances can help not only reduce long-term cost, but lessen your family’s impact on the environment. By installing energy efficient room conditioners such as the Fujitsu Mini Split System, you can heat or cool different rooms at different temperatures or heat only one room at a time, thereby saving a lot of money and fossil fuel usage. Although much can be done to make your house greener during home renovation, talk to your remodeling professional about your concerns for saving money, energy and the environment.

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Find the perfect range for your new kitchen

Posted by in Kitchens | April 15, 2014
Find the perfect range for your new kitchen

Many kitchen remodeling ideas revolve around improving function. Whether it’s a layout that’s better for family foot traffic or a countertop arrangement that facilitates easier food preparation, function is very important for kitchen remodeling. One aspect of improved function is better appliances. For certain appliances, like a refrigerator, a new model or different doors may be enough to improve function, but when it comes to ranges, there are a lot of considerations to be made.

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What to do if your basement starts flooding

Posted by in Basements | April 10, 2014
What to do if your basement starts flooding

Spring is a beautiful time for many homeowners. It’s an opportunity to get outside, work on the garden, keep up your landscape and play in the yard with the kids. But the torrential rain that makes your lawn green and your garden grow can also lead to some serious flooding in your basement.

Homes in floodplains or near certain bodies of water are particularly susceptible, but with extreme storms there’s also the possibility that groundwater levels can rise high in homes that are unequipped to handle such flooding. While you may be concerned about the damage to your finished basement, it’s important not to panic and to be calm and active while the rain continues to fall and levels keep rising.

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Tips to help your spring cleaning be a breeze

Posted by in How to Tips | April 9, 2014
Tips to help your spring cleaning be a breeze

As the brutal cold and unpleasant weather of winter come to an end, many families want to jump on the next season by starting their spring cleaning. Whether that means preparing for a summer kitchen remodeling or simply getting organized for taking on the new weather, there are a few things that families can do during spring cleaning to help themselves work effectively and efficiently to have everything go off without a hitch. 

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What to look for when buying replacement windows

Posted by in WIndows | April 7, 2014
What to look for when buying replacement windows

Whether you’re looking for a new set of windows to let in the sunlight this summer or you want to get a jump on weatherproofing to keep that heating bill down next winter, this can be a great time of the year to install replacement windows. When you’re replacing windows, there are so many options to consider. With the shape, color and design, homeowners can have a fun time deciding how to incorporate new windows into their interior design scheme. 

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Home remedies to deal with a clogged sink

Posted by in How to Tips | April 3, 2014
Home remedies to deal with a clogged sink

Sometimes when you have a plumbing issue at home, you should call the plumber immediately. A burst pipe could spray water all over the house and cause some serious damage that may require a complete bathroom renovation. But for a case as simple as a clogged sink drain, even the most basic DIYer can roll up his or her shirt sleeves and take a whack at it. 

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Save money and energy through insulation

Posted by in Home Improvements | March 31, 2014
Save money and energy through insulation

During the hottest and coldest months, energy bills can skyrocket. Although remembering to turn off your lights is one part, the other thing you can do is use a power strip. The use of a power strip ensures that you can shut down all of your electronics with one flick of the switch and not have them in stand by mode consuming your electricity all day long. This will help reduce the amount of energy you use. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, up to 50-70 percent of a home’s energy is used in heating and cooling the house.

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Embrace the sun this summer with a sunroom addition

Posted by in Sunrooms | March 28, 2014
Embrace the sun this summer with a sunroom addition

Whether you’ve been thinking about adding a new room to your home for a while or you’ve recently started craving more sun after the brutal cold of the winter, sunroom additions are a smart way to create a multipurpose space you’ll use all year long. 

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Signs your roof may need to be replaced

Posted by in Roofing | March 26, 2014
Signs your roof may need to be replaced

Winter can be a tough time for houses, especially their roofs. While the rest of the exterior may experience high winds and winter weather, roofs have to deal with snow during storms and for days after. It can sit on the roof and potentially cause damage to the structure. But for many people who live in the Northeast, it can be difficult to know when it’s time to call in roofing companies and think about replacement options.

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