How to combat water damage in your walls and ceilings

Ask any homeowner what they dread the most when it comes to home ownership, and its likely to involve some type of undetected water damage that could result in mold and mildew in their walls and ceilings — and the problems that follow.Most water damage in homes is associated with pipes and appliances, especially those that are not regularly maintained. Left unchecked, resulting mold and mildew can potentially cause health problems.Six of the most common causes of water damage include:*... read more
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3 ways to personalize your home's curb appeal with an eye-catching front door

At its core, the desire to create a home with curb appeal is a desire to make a home uniquely ones own. After all, no matter how beautiful they are, rows of homes that look the same inherently fail to capture attention. Using personal touches, people want friends and family to know which home is theirs.Among the dozens...
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3 ways to quickly and economically save big bucks on home heating and cooling costs

What would you rather do: Pay your utility bill or take a much-deserved vacation? With an endless stream of bills each month, you might wonder where you can find the money to jet off to the beach or mountain resort of your dreams. Read on for the solution. The average U.S. household spends more than $2,200 yearly on energy...
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Don't suffer the pain of high energy bills in your next home

Do you cringe each month when your utility bill arrives in the mail? If high energy costs are getting you down, don’t blame your electronic devices. Heating and cooling are the largest energy expense for most homes, reports the U.S. Department of Energy.If you dream of building a new, custom home, you must make some fundamental decisions about...
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3 ways to get your home spring ready

For homeowners, the warmer months are a great time to think about areas of the home ripe for home improvement. Looking around the perimeter of your home as well as the inside with a critical eye can typically help homeowners identify several areas requiring attention that may have gone unnoticed during winter.Here are three ways homeowners can improve...
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