Recent Blog Posts

  • Learn about the Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home

    August 1, 2014
    The US Department of Energy (DOE) recently held a webinar on marketing and sales solutions for Zero Energy Ready Homes (formally the DOE Challenge Home). The presentation was intended to help builders communicate how they’re Zero Energy Ready Homes live better, work better and last better.
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  • Gutter Installation Tips

    July 15, 2014
    Gutters play an important role in keeping your home safe from water damage. Without them, your foundation can be weakened over time; water can seep into your basement, or at the very least, splash onto your siding or damage landscaping and foliage below.
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  • DIY Tips for Installing a French Drain

    July 1, 2014
    A French drain is typically used to alleviate drainage issues in your yard, lawn or garden. These problems often occur in situations where land is at or near the bottom of a slope.
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  • Window Boxes Can Dress up Your House

    June 1, 2014
    When it comes to curb appeal, window boxes provide a lot of bang for the buck. With basic tools, materials and just a few hours of effort, you can make a huge positive impact on the look of your home’s exterior. Though making one is relatively easy, they can also be purchased.
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  • Why You Should Fence In Your Fortress

    May 15, 2014
    There are many advantages to installing fencing around your home. Whether it be wrought iron or white picket, a well chosen fence can add to the aesthetic and monetary value of your home, provide privacy, and serve as a safety precaution.
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  • Operating An Electric Concrete Mixer

    May 1, 2014
    If you have a small concrete job that needs to get done, such as repairing a portion of your private sidewalk, renting an electric mixer can be a good way to go.
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  • Contractor Hiring Tips for Homeowners

    April 15, 2014
    The idea behind a home improvement is to make your home a better place to live in. Nearly just as important is the improvement made to your home’s value. Such a large financial asset deserves special consideration when deciding on a contractor to perform the work on your home.
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  • Tips for Building your own Backyard Fire Pit

    April 1, 2014
    Sitting around the fire. It’s a tradition that goes back further than recorded history and is one that has endured for many reasons. The simplest of which is that it’s just plain relaxing.
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  • Tips on How to Fix a Squeaky Floor

    March 15, 2014
    As most homeowners know, squeaky floors come with the territory. Usually the older the house, the more squeaks you have to contend with. While they may come in handy for detecting intruders or midnight-snackers, they are mostly just annoying.
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  • Getting your Deck Ready for Spring

    March 1, 2014
    As soon as the snow melts and the ground is somewhat thawed, it is the perfect time to start getting your deck ready for spring. This way, you can spend more time relaxing and enjoying your deck later on in the warm summer sun. Winter is often hard on decks; especially those made of all wood.
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