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When our family quickly began outgrowing our home, my husband and I couldn't decide whether to add onto our current home or move into a larger one. One day, when we were checking the local area looking for "home for sale" signs, we saw a sign we couldn't take our eyes off -- there was a large plot of land for sale for a great price in a great location. We had never thought of building our own home before, but after a little research, we realized that it wasn't as costly as we thought, especially considering the great deal we got on the land. The entire process was a learning experience, but thankfully, the building team was very pleasant and helpful. We now love our new home, and I am excited to share our experience on our new blog. I also plan to post many planning and construction tips!

3 Questions To Mull Over Before Buying Replacement Windows For Your Home

5 July 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

Are you considering the purchase of replacement windows for your home? If your windows are badly damaged, you may need to. You will find that there are many options available to you to fit different budgets and needs. Residential replacement windows come in a variety of materials and glass options, and many are designed to be energy efficient. To make the best choice, take your time to mull over the possibilities, then answer the following key questions: Read More …

How To Diagnose Water Pooling Issues Around Your Outdoor AC Unit

5 July 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

If you have a central air conditioner, then you want to make sure that the appliance works well. This means investigating and inspecting the device often for signs of issues. One problem you may notice is moisture around the unit. If you see moisture, then keep reading to understand what the problem may be. Broken AC Compressor If you notice a pool of fluid building around your AC unit, then there is a good chance that the air conditioner has formed a leak. Read More …

Spring Spotlight On Trees: 3 Steps To Nurturing Your Trees As They Awaken For Spring

16 March 2017
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During the long, cold winter, trees become dormant, and this natural process protects them from the harsh winter elements. Now that spring will be arriving soon, trees will be "awakening" in the near future. While trees determine when to awaken from dormancy by taking cues from mother nature, tree dormancy season for most tree species typically ends in the month of April. After they awaken, it is very important to nurture them to help them recover from winter stress and even winter damage. Read More …

Don’t Forget to Do These Three Things After a Flood

9 November 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

Cleaning up after a flood is a big task, and sometimes things get forgotten. In addition to drying out your home and getting your carpets cleaned, here are three things you need to do after a flood to make your home healthy and safe for you and your family to live in. Disinfect Everything Floods can cause an increase in communicable diseases, depending on the source of the water. Flooding caused by hurricanes and other natural disasters can cause water to become contaminated with chemicals, biological fluids, animals wastes, and other disease-causing elements, all of which may find their way onto your walls, floors, and counters as the water flows through your home. Read More …

Landlord Tips: Keep Your Rental in Tip-Top Shape Year-Round

6 October 2016
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There are many benefits to take advantage of by making sure that your rental home stays in optimal shape all year, such as the ability to save money on repairs and the opportunity to keep tenants happy so they'll stay longer and keep paying their rent on time. There are a variety of things you can do to keep your home protected throughout the years. Here are some important pointers to consider. Read More …