Is Your Home Protected Against Severe Wind Damage?

Over the last several decades, damages caused by deadly winds and subsequent water surges have left their annual paths of mayhem and destruction from Texas’ Gulf Coast all the way around Florida and up through the Carolinas and beyond. Costing in excess of $300 billion and killing nearly 8,000 people over just the last few years, protecting your home and loved ones against the ravages of Mother Nature has never been more critical. Whatever you ...

Posted at February 5, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
 
 
4 Point Home Inspections

Operating on the assumption that newer homes are better equipped to withstand the harshest weather systems - i.e. newer roofs, electrical, and plumbing systems - increasing numbers of insurance companies across the country have become reluctant to issue a Homeowner Insurance Policy on dwellings typically older than twenty-five years for fear of unwarranted liability claims.   But beware my friends: even though your home might only be a few years old, that doesn’t mean the construction, plumbing, ...

Posted at January 29, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
 
 
Prepping For Spring

With a seriously ‘Big Chill’ sweeping the United States this week, perhaps I’m a bit ‘off the mark’ in suggesting that now’s a good time to start thinking about the coming Spring. Call it wishful thinking on my part if you prefer, but with February just a week or so off and the hours of daylight increasing minute by minute, I’m convinced that Spring’s just around the bend. So here’s a few things to start ...

Posted at January 21, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
 
 
Save $$ With Energy Audits

As a homeowner, efficiency should be near the top of your priorities list, and if it isn’t, what’s the deal? Aside from merely making the monthly mortgage payments - which is challenging enough as it is for many - there’s a whole host of other expenses that every home owner faces whether you’re ready for them or not: property taxes, regular and unexpected repairs/maintenance costs, home insurance policies, and of course, utilities. Shall I go ...

Posted at January 16, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
 
 
How To Choose A Contractor

Once you’ve decided to start looking for a reliable contractor to handle a home remodeling project, everyone out there seems to have some kind of a horror story to share. But truthfully folks, you don’t need to let home renovation nightmares frighten you away from moving forward with your home remodeling projects. Still, it never hurts to stay informed about what to keep in mind before you bring any contractor on-board:   Research, Research, Research - This ...

Posted at January 7, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
 
 
Beware: Radon Gas!

As a homeowner there’s plenty to be concerned with aside from merely making your monthly mortgage payments . . . ever heard of dangerous radon gas? If not, then listen up people, we’re ending the year on an important note of warning.   Produced by the natural breakdown of Uranium found in soil, rock and water, Radon gas packs a doubly elusive one-two punch that may leave you quaking in your boots: it’s both invisible to the ...

Posted at January 1, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
 
 
Nothing Invites Like A Front Porch

Yes, we’re all still very much in the throws of Winter - here’s hoping you’re bundled up good and warm - but once January arrives in a few days, lots of people will start turning their radars towards Spring, which doesn’t seem that far off really. It might be a little pre-mature to be talking about front porches, but let’s face it, it’s never too late to begin thinking about the future . . . ...

Posted at December 26, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
 
 
Common Home-Based Winter Issues

As a homeowner, each of the four seasons brings their own unique cabal of issues. Whether it’s the extreme heat of summer or the transition from hot to cold common in Autumn, it’s important to be aware of the potential pratfalls that may lie ahead. But no season warrants as much preparation time as the onset of the icy Winter months. And with the season officially kicking off later this week - at least in ...

Posted at December 18, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
 
 
Don’t Forget Your Gutters!

Most homeowners are way too busy landscaping their yards, adding on another room, or picking out new wallpaper patterns to notice something as seemingly out-of-sight as gutters. Yeah, gutters are all that exciting . . . until something goes wrong that is. Their function’s pretty straight forward - they channel water away from the house’s foundation and they’re critical to protecting the structural integrity of your home as well. But in order for your gutters ...

Posted at December 12, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
 
 
If You’re Not Recycling . . . Get Sorting!

This beloved planet of ours is indeed a powerful thing, capable of wiping out an entire city with just a single hurricane, but it also needs our collective help to stay as healthy as possible. One of the best ways to do our part is through recycling.   According to recent EPA statistics, only 30% of American homes recycle. Nearly 315 million barrels of oil could be saved every year if only we could get that number ...

Posted at December 4, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
 
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