Archive for December, 2014

Three Benefits of Waterproofing Your Basement That You Can’t Ignore

Basement water proofing

So you’ve just moved into a new home. Throughout all the madness of moving in, your new house’s basement is probably the last thing on your mind.

However, it should be one of your biggest priorities, as a basement water leak can be more devastating to your home’s structural integrity than you may think. However, most basement water proofing solutions can prevent against these leaks and floods, which is why it’s a good idea to consider having your basement water proofed.

Here are the top three reasons why every homeowner should consider investing in a basement water proofing procedure:

Water proofing basements opens up more space

When you water proof a residential basement, there will no longer be floods or leaking water in this space — which means you’ll have much

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Weighing the Pros and Cons of Solar Energy

Residential solar power systems

In an effort to cut back on high energy costs and reduce their environmental footprint, many homeowners are starting to integrate residential solar systems into their homes. The many benefits of solar energy, including solar panel efficiency, low maintenance and lower monthly energy bills make installing a solar array an attractive option. However, just as with many major home renovations, solar energy comes with it fair share of disadvantages, as well. Before hiring anyone to install a solar array on their roof, homeowners should first consider solar energy pros and cons.

Pros of Solar Energy

  1. Renewable – One greatest solar energy advantages is that it is a

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5 Tips for Building a New Home

Home builder contractors

Anyone who’s on the market for a new home is probably all too experienced with the stresses of trying to find the ideal residence in the perfect location. It’s not always possible to find what you’re looking for, and if you purchase a prebuilt home, you may have to compromise on some features. One way to get around this is by financing a custom home. This means you enter into a contract with experience new home builders whose job it is to bring every aspect of your dream home to life.

Before meeting with a new home builder, you should check out some home builder reviews to make sure you’re hiring a trusted and respected company. The most important thing for luxury custom home builders

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America’s Housing Market The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Homes for rent st louis mo

It’s no secret that the housing market took an astronomical hit during the Great Recession of the mid-2000′s, leaving thousands of homes in foreclosure. The housing market has made a strong comeback and is even thriving in some areas of the country, with an abundance of high quality yet affordable homes for sale.

For example, America’s heartland, particularly several of Texas’s metropolitan areas, have a variety of local houses for sale, in addition to a wealth of high-paying jobs. As such, the area’s populations as surged over recent years, as eager newcomers flock to the area.

However, times have changed. Millennials — or stude

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Why Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Starts With Your Home Heating System

Renewable energy companies

The majority of home heating systems that aren’t powered by solar energy, geothermal energy, or electricity, will produce carbon monoxide when they run. This includes everything from gas water heaters and gas furnaces, to small space heaters that run on oil.

Carbon monoxide is a toxic gas produced from burning certain fossil fuels, and its danger comes from the fact that it’s a tasteless, odorless, and colorless gas. In other words, a normal person is absolutely unable to detect carbon monoxide in the air, even when the physical symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning start to appear.

The most common symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are quite similar to the flu or a harmless virus: feeling nauseous,

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