Archive for June, 2018

Increase Your Home’s Energy Efficiency by Upgrading Your Doors and Windows

Over time, a house’s doors and windows may need to be repaired, replaced, or updated. In some instances, this may be due to weather damage, while in others, it may be to create a more energy-efficient home environment. Whether they’re planning to sell their home or remain there for decades, many individuals choose to replace their doors and windows for aesthetic purposes. In addition to creating more curb appeal and providing other benefits, a home’s market value can potentially be increased with these and other upgrades.

Older homes in particular can be drafty. When windows are older than 15 years, for example, they may be one of the primary sources of these drafts. Unfortunately, these drafts can increase both energy usage and waste. During the colder as well as warmer months, 25% to 30% of a home’s heating and cooling energy can be lost through older windows. When cracks, holes, and other drafty areas are insulated and repaired, this can make a difference in a home’s overall e

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Smart Shades, Smart You

With technology constantly evolving and expanding, there seems to be a surplus of innovative tools that exist to make life better and easier. But what does this mean in terms of the home? We’re talking about the space that you should feel most comfortable and at peace in, so you deserve technology that is going to amplify that feeling. By adding motorization to the shades in your home, you’ll reap the benefits of this brand new technology every day.

Show Me The Light

With Hunter Douglas Powerview motorized blinds, you’ll be able to get the perfect lighting adjustment without ever getting out of your seat. Convenience is the main reason people switch to motorized shades, and with good reason! No more wrestling with tangled cords, no more balancing acts to get the shades to fall evenly. Rain or shine, you have control through a handheld device, giving you power over eve

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Rough Roads Can Lead to Car Damage and Accidents

Concrete contractors, asphalt crews, and barricade companies are getting a work out this summer. In fact, if you are to believe one of the national pizza chains, the roads are so bad that even they are setting out to fill in pot holes. After a very cold winter in the midwest and lots of rain in other parts of the country, there is a growing need for road, parking lot, and sidewalk repair in many parts of the U.S. To the point of causing damage to cars, there are many cities that find themselves getting bids from many concrete contractors to make sure that these problems get fixed while the weather remains nice.
From sidewalk to driveway repairs, there are also a number of home owners who are using this summer to make sure that they fix the problems that they have on their own property. Even ne

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Commercial Window Replacement and Other Energy-Saving Options for Your Business or Home

Are you living in a home that was built prior to the mid-1990s? If you haven’t had the original windows replaced, then there’s a good chance that your home has single-paned glass windows. These aren’t particularly energy efficient, and as a result, you may be losing heat and/or cool air. Furthermore, these types of windows also allow outside noise to enter into your home, which can obviously be annoying.

When you have single-paned windows and regular doors throughout your home, you’re losing about 38% of the heat that you generate during the colder months. If these windows and doors also have drafts, then this amount can increase up to 50%. While this can be due to a variety of factors, what is often the case is that the windows and doors are not properly seated or weatherized. Warm air can also be lost when there are cracks and holes in wood windows that allow the warm air to escape and the cold air to enter.

If your home has drafty windows and doors, there’s a good chance

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How to Keep Your Crawl Space Dry Without Needing to Waterproof Your Entire Basement

How well do you know your basement?

Whether you’re a brand-new homeowner or you’ve been living in your house for decades, it might be surprising to learn that you’re at high risk for expensive water damage — in fact, more than 98% of homes with basements will see some type of water damage. In many cases, a house’s crawl space is where that water damage begins.

Many homeowners are deterred from the sticker shock of a traditional basement waterproofing service. But when water damage-related services like mold removal can cost you up to $4,000, the need to keep your home’s crawl space dry this summer is readily apparent. And it’s possible to do so without making the major investment of a basement waterproofing.

If you’re wondering how to keep your crawl space dry without investing in a basement waterproofing, take a look at these three tips:

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