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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!

Bushes That Can Create Some Privacy To Go With The Security Of Your Chain Link Fance

30 November 2015
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A chain link fence is an inexpensive and low maintenance way to protect your property or keep your pets and children safe. However, it doesn't add much in the way of privacy for your yard. A great way to fix this is to plant bushes along the fence line. Over the next few years, they will grow up into a nice, visual barrier without requiring a lot in the way of maintenance or putting a burden on your budget. Read More …

After The Weather Outside Is Frightful, A Damaged Road Is Not Delightful!

2 November 2015
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Winter can be a magical time of the year. Snow falls and holidays are here. But when winter hits, roads sustain a great amount of damage. This is why you see a lot of road construction happening in spring, after all of the ice and snow melts away from the ground. Many people don't realize why winter weather causes so much damage to the road. Here are three common winter weather conditions and why they are so damaging to the roads. Read More …

How To Install Gutter Hangers To Repair A Sagging Gutter

13 October 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

Over time, gutters have a tendency to sag, especially in areas with heavy snowfall or leaf accumulation. If your gutters are sagging, then you will need to install additional reinforcing brackets to restore their shape. Below is a list of materials and tools you will need as well as how you can perform the repair: How to repair sagging gutters - tools and materials needed Gutter hangers - Purchase five-inch long hangers that have a hook at one end and a drip-edge mounting bracket at the opposite end. Read More …

Hail Damage: How Will Your Siding Fare In A Storm?

28 September 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

Large hailstones have the potential to cause damage to your home's exterior. Roofs, windows, siding, and landscaping all take the brunt of bad storms. Depending on what your siding is made from, you may experience little to no damage from hail, or you might have to end up replacing large sections of siding because the damage is so great. So, how will your siding fare in a hail storm? Keep on reading to find out. Read More …

4 Important Garage Door Safety Tips To Consider

8 September 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

Your home's doors and windows may be well-protected against burglars, but the garage door remains a weak point in many cases. According to recent statistics, 9 percent of burglars choose the garage as their point of access during a break-in. To prevent a burglary from happening to your home, it's important to take the safety tips found below into serious consideration. Change Those Standard Codes Most garage door openers are initially programmed with a set of standard access codes that provide access via remote control. Read More …