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What to Do If Your Home is Damaged in a Natural Disaster

Topic: Disaster Preparedness

Experiencing home damage from a natural disaster, no matter how big or small, can cause immense emotional and financial strain on homeowners. This type of damage often happens suddenly and if a plan of action hasn’t been put into place, homeowners are at risk of making crucial missteps in getting the repairs they need. Every

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5 Issues Homeowners Encounter When Restoring Older Homes

Topic: Home Restoration

The charm and aesthetic of older homes has drawn many buyers to consider restoration projects instead of new builds in recent years. However, the hidden issues and costs associated with these types of restorations can become overwhelming for buyers choosing to tackle this endeavor themselves. While more cosmetic projects, like painting, are usually a task

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How Do I Know When I Need a New Roof?

Topic: Disaster Preparedness

One of the biggest dreads homeowners face is actually right above our heads. Yep, we’re talking about the roof. Thankfully, roofs tend to have pretty long life expectancies, but when it’s finally time to replace them it can really hurt our wallets. But ignoring a worn out roof can be even more expensive. Keep an

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Preventing Floods in Your Home

Topic: Disaster Preparedness

When it comes to flooding, no home is 100% safe. Flash floods can strike with zero warning. Your family might be able to escape the rising waters, but what happens to your home? Elevation Is Your Friend Even if your house isn’t at the top of a hill, you can still safeguard many aspects of

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2017 Home Improvement Trends

Topic: Seasonal Prep

Spring is just around the corner and it’s time to restore your home with the most current and up-to-date home improvements. So far in 2017, the new-and-improved home consists of low maintenance, energy-efficient, green-friendly utilities for enhancing everyday life. Are you looking for the latest trends in improving your home? Below we have three ways

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Common Roofing Problems After a Visit from Old Man Winter

Topic: Seasonal Prep

Springtime weather is on the way. We may impatiently anticipate warm, spring weather while the roof on your house might disagree. Year after year, Old Man Winter brings on freezing temperatures and heavy snow, leaving unfortunate roof damages. Are you experiencing roof condensation, ice dams or deteriorating shingles? Learn about three common winter roof issues

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How to Prevent Pipes From Freezing (and How to Thaw Out Frozen Pipes, Too)

Topic: Seasonal Prep

Winter – have you had enough of it yet? While most of us worry about warming up the car for those brutal morning commutes, many overlook a cold weather hazard that’s right under our feet at home. We’re talking about frozen plumbing pipes. This common problem can lead to major (and expensive) damage if ignored,

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Ice Dams: How to Safely Remove and Prevent Them

Topic: Seasonal Prep

“Those icicles have been known to kill people!” Remember that quote from A Christmas Story? It’s one of the many memorable lines from one of the best holiday films of all time, which is most likely playing on some television channel as you read this. Although young Ralphie had to think fast after he nearly

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