Archive for September 17th, 2014

How Window Shutters Can Help Your Home Become More Energy Efficient

Pergolas

Window shutters are a classic component of the American home, adding contrasting colors and textural details that can enhance almost any house. However, if you are thinking about adding window treatments to your home, you have likely focused on adding window blinds, curtains, drapes, and shades for the way they look and the energy benefits they offer your house. But don’t forget: window shutters are window treatments too, which are built in a styles and materials to appeal to homeowners everywhere. For example, plantation shutters have a number of advantages, from an elegant appearance to reduced energy usage. Read on to learn about the benefits these classic window features can offer you.

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Three Dangerous Consequences of Avoiding Foundation Repairs in Your Home

Water proofing a basement

Your house’s foundation might be the most important component of its overall structure, even though you likely never see it. A foundation that’s in good repair is essential for keeping your basement dry and free from basement cracks and leaks — and for holding up your house!

This is why it’s extremely important to look out for potential signs of damage or disrepair in your home’s foundation — otherwise, the worst can happen.

Here are three of the most dire consequences that can happen as a result of neglecting your home’s foundational integrity and avoiding foundation repairs:

1. Frequent basement flooding: If your basement leaks when it rains, it’s a sign of your foundati

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Changing Locks Can Be a Great Way to Boost Home Security

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At approximately 15 seconds of every minute, there is a new theft in America. And among all burglaries that occur in the country, nearly 74% of them are perpetrated in someone’s house or on their property in general.

With these startling statistics in mind, it is important to put a high priority on securing your family and your personal assets and belongings in the most efficient way possible. One of the first things to accomplish this goal of greater safety would be to find a locksmith who specializes in residential locksmith services.

When choosing the right

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