Archive for Installation

The Perils of Going Without Permits and Licensed Builders

Jan 04, 2013 No Comments

The DIY philosophy adopted by many current and potential homeowners is admirable and often cost-effective. But there are some instances when DIY can leave your home dreams DOA – dead on arrival. There are certain things homeowners should never do to save money: namely, going about a build or addition without the necessary permits and […]

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Introducing a Complete New Home Assembly Kit

Oct 17, 2012 No Comments

We’ve all heard of assembling model airplanes and sweaters at home, but now comes a home assembly project that is quite literally a home assembly project.   For under $50,000 you can now purchase online an architect-designed prefabricated house kit that you can use to construct a brand new dwelling for a total cost of […]

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The Lowdown on the Materials Up Above

Oct 03, 2012 No Comments

When most people buy a home, they pray they’ll never have trouble with their roof, but the reality is that most of these structures require either repair or replacement approximately every ten years. Therefore, it’s important to have a good understanding of the types of roofing materials that are available, so you are prepared to […]

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Feeling Secure about Medical Emergencies

Aug 16, 2012 No Comments

Of all the attractive extra features that today’s home security systems offer, perhaps the most reassuring are medical alarms and medical monitoring. In many cases, these systems feature both a button on the main alarm keypad that is connected to either a monitoring station that calls 911, or directly to local emergency responders, as well […]

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How to Diagnose Roof Problems

Jul 19, 2012 No Comments

Short of having a roof blown off in a tornado, very few homeowners recognize the signs that it’s time to either invest in roof repair or a new overhead covering altogether. Here are five steps you can take toward evaluating the condition of your roof without actually having to climb up on it: Wait for […]

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How the Savvy Homeowner Can Prevent Break-Ins

Jul 02, 2012 No Comments

Although installing a home security system and advertising that fact goes a long way toward keeping your dwelling safe, there are certain additional things that homeowners can do to protect against theft. Here are some suggestions made by security experts on how to make your home less appealing to the burglars who may be casing […]

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Getting Wired or Wireless: The Home Security Choice

Jun 18, 2012 No Comments

Homeowners shopping for security systems now have two basic options—a traditional wired system, or the more recently developed wireless approach. Which one is best for your home depends on your individual situation and preferences. Here are some factors to consider: Cost. Wired systems generally cost less than their more technologically sophisticated wireless counterparts, unless you […]

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An Open and Shut Case for Shutters

Feb 06, 2012 No Comments

When the wind howls outside your windows, is there anything you can do short of worrying that you’re whole house is going to be swept to the Land of Oz? Window shutters may be the answer. Operable varieties of shutters placed on the outside of your home’s windows can protect against such things as extreme […]

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One Crucial Window Replacement Element You May be Ignoring

Jan 20, 2012 No Comments

When homeowners shop for replacement windows, one of the biggest mistakes made is overlooking an essential element of the purchase—the warranty offered on the product/parts and labor. The most important aspect of making sure your purchase is properly protected is to get a warranty in writing. If all you get is somebody’s word that he […]

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Buying Building Materials Online: What to Expect

Dec 05, 2011 No Comments

You shop for everything else online, so why not buy your home renovation materials that way, too?  There are many good reasons to follow the e-track, but also some hurdles to satisfaction you might encounter along the way. Basically, if you have some idea of what you’re looking for, buying materials online is easy and […]

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