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Garage Door Repair Maintenance

Overhead doors

It has been estimated that around 50% of all home burglaries can be traced to an open or unsecured garage door. You don’t want to be that house! In order to prevent theft in this way, always make sure to undergo routine garage door preventative maintenance.

First things first: Inspect ALL of the hardware and the door itself at least twice a year for and wear and tear, looseness, binding, or scraping. You may want to call up a garage door services company so they can assess any damage and decide whether or not you will need a new door. Surveys posted that 71% of homeowners who recently replaced their door believed it increased their home value, so this could be the best option.

All moving parts of the door must be lubricated every four to six months in order to prevent them from deteriorating or rusti

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Benefits of City Living

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Many Americans these days have decided to flock to the city in search of better opportunities. Whether it be for seeking a relationship, a new job, or a change of scenery, city living is truly a great experience.

City living doesn’t necessarily have to mean luxury living (although this is a nice perk), and many residents of big name cities end up renting instead of purchasing a home. Living in a loft can be one of the most cost efficient economical decisions of your life, and here’s why:

  • If you own a home, your mortgage may remain the same, but maintenance costs, insurance and property taxes can go up significantly every year.
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Kitchen and Bath Remodels Can Save You Big

Cost of remodeling a bathroom

In today’s housing economy, many homeowners are choosing to remodel their homes, or at least parts of them, rather than buying new homes. Not only will you be happier in your current home if you remodel the areas you’re unhappy with, but you will also see a return on your investment when you do eventually decide to sell. The cost to remodel may seem overwhelming at first, but keep in mind that that money will all be coming back to you in time.

Kitchens and bathrooms, in particular, are the major areas to consider remodeling. Home buyers are more likely to choose a home where they like the kitchen and bathroom, because that means less work for them. Replac

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Three Types of Roofing That May Work Well For Your Home

Types of roofing

The price of a roof replacement largely depends on the types of roofing material being used. Some homeowners know this and opt for the cheapest types of roofing material. This, however, is a mistake. After all, you get what you pay for. Inferior or ill suited types of roofing will wind up needing more maintenance and repairs. This means that these types of roofing will cost more in the long run, causing homeowners to receive a poor return on investment.

Instead of getting the cheapest types of roofing material that you can, you need to get the most valuable type — the one that will provide the best return on investment — even if that means spending a little bit more than you might want to.

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Three Times Your Home is Vulnerable and What You Can Do About It

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Keeping your home safe can be tough, but since it houses all of the things that are most important to you, like your family and your things, protecting your home is essential. The violent and malicious behavior in the world is not likely to decrease any time soon, and an unprotected home is pretty much an invitation to intruders and burglars. Home security monitoring is one of the best way to deter criminals from your home and to catch them if they enter.

Your home is at risk for intrusion and burglary pretty much all of the time. During the day when you and your spouse are at work, the kids are in school, and the neighborhood is pretty much empty, burglars can take advantage of an unattended home. Even if there is someone in the neighborhood, a smart burglar could pose as a utility or maintenance

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