Five Projects That Protect the Value of Your Home

Jun 30, 2013 No Comments by

Protecting your financial investment in your home with strategic renovation projects is a wise choice should you eventually want to sell it, and best of all, the upgrades don’t have to cost a lot.  Here are five ways to “future-proof” your home, according to the experts at realestate.msn.com: Amp up the insulation. There are many […]

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How to Avoid a Window Installation Nightmare

May 09, 2013 No Comments by

You may have heard the horror stories—botched measurements, damaged mouldings, caulking inadvertently tracked throughout the house, even shattered glass on the lawn, followed by leaks and drafts once the new purchases are actually in place. Indeed, when it comes to a happy window replacement experience, the quality of the installation is key. But how do […]

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Start Preventing Security System False Alarms

Sep 03, 2012 No Comments by

There’s nothing more nerve-fraying for a homeowner than having their home security system go off, only to find out that it’s a false alarm. It’s estimated that nationwide 10 to 25 percent of all calls to the police are the result of false alarms. But there are some things you can do to protect against […]

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Feeling Secure about Medical Emergencies

Aug 16, 2012 No Comments by

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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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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Five Home Security Innovations You Shouldn’t Be Without

Jun 01, 2012 No Comments

With advances in security system technology coming at a breakneck pace, home crime detection and deterrence is entering a new era. Here are some key features that homeowners who want to protect their family and assets to the max should be sure to investigate: – Self-monitoring capability. Remember how you had to worry if your […]

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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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