Big Roofing Maintenance Mistakes Lead to Big-Time Roofing Problems

It’s the important home roof maintenance decisions we don’t make that come back to haunt us the most.

Our home’s first line of defense against the outside elements needs educated, fiscally-smart, attentive care to allow it to effectively do its job and stand up against nature’s often harsh wrath.

Performing regular roofing maintenance can extend your roof’s life by many years and enable to better protect the most important investment of your life.… Read the rest

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The Most Expensive Home Repair Issues

On any given day, the average American home faces numerous potential damage and potential costly repair threats.

That means on any given day, the Average American homeowner faces numerous potential damage or costly repair headaches that can’t be fixed by a 1000 milligrams of Excedrin.

Keeping your home defended from the many threats it faces on a daily basis is an impossible task, but being aware and alert to the most common and likely threats your home faces can give you some peace of mind, and a ready response plan for when disaster strikes.… Read the rest

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How to Beat the Summer Home Energy Cooling Blues

Sweet summertime brings the the funnest and hottest days of the year. Alas, summer also brings the most expensive home cooling days of the year.

Keeping your family and pets cool during the sizzling summer heat can be an expensive endeavor.

United States Department of Energy statistics show that heating and cooling costs account for about 48 percent of the energy use in the typical American home.… Read the rest

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How to Survive Black Water Nightmares

It’s called black water for good but dirty reasons.

Sewage is a smelly, ugly toxic nightmare that comes to ugly life for thousands of American homeowners each year. You haven’t known pure plumbing terror until you’ve walked down to check on your basement after a storm and discovered a terrifying black mass of raw sewage invading from the drainage pipe.… Read the rest

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Spring Prime Time to Review Home Fire Safety Check List

“A spark neglected makes a mighty fire.”
– Poet Robert Herrick

As spring prepares its welcome dawn on the American Midwest and families prepare for spring cleaning season for the scary thought of finding out just what’s been gathering dust in the attic, it’s a prime time to go over smart home fire prevention measures, for as a popular fire proverb reminds us, fire takes no holiday.… Read the rest

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Warning Signs of Home Foundation Problems

Houses settle overtime, and a little foundation unevenness isn’t cause for panic. But when cracks appear in walls, especially over doorways, floors begin to slope, and windows that used to open and close easily begin to stick or not close, there are growing foundation issues at play.

The Top 10 signs your home is resting on shaky ground are:

  • Uneven or sloping floors
  • Cracks in exterior or interior brick
  • Displaced or cracked moldings
  • Wall rotation
  • Cracks in walls or bowing of walls
  • Cracks in floor, floor tiles or foundation
  • Doors and windows not closing properly
  • Space between walls and ceilings and floors
  • Walls separating from the house

The longer a homeowner sits on a foundation problem, the greater the cracks in their home’s structural integrity become.… Read the rest

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