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Top Home Exterior Repairs and Projects to Tackle in Spring 2019

As most of us are buckling down for a long winter season, it may be that your thoughts are elsewhere and you could in fact be looking ahead to next...

on Dec 12, 2018

Benefits of Adding Retaining Walls to Your Lawn

Retaining walls play an integral part in supporting your lawn’s foundation and landscape. It can provide both practical and aesthetic value...

on Dec 8, 2018

Five Ways to Fund Your Property Purchase

Property purchases can be funded in a variety of ways. Whether you are looking to buy a home or a commercial property of any kind, it’s worth...

on Dec 7, 2018

3 Things to know before Hiring a Moving Company

Do you plan on hiring a moving company to move your home? We are going to cover 3 things you should carefully look over before choosing a...

on Dec 6, 2018

How Gutter Guards Keep Out Leaves and Those Annoying Little Critters

Though a gutter guard doesn’t make your gutter system completely maintenance-free, it does reduce the amount of maintenance you’ll need...

on Nov 21, 2018

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Top Home Exterior Repairs and Projects to Tackle in Spring 2019

Top Home Exterior Repairs and Projects to Tackle in Spring 2019

by Boris Dzhingarov on Dec 12, 2018

As most of us are buckling down for a long winter season, it may be that your thoughts are elsewhere and you could in fact be looking ahead to next spring. Spring is known for that time of year that homeowners tackle a variety of exterior repairs, renovations, and projects so that the yard is ready to use come the arrival of the warm weather. If this sounds like something you’ve been thinking of, then you may want to prepare your “to do” list now so you’re ready to get started the minute the weather cooperates. Unsure of where to start on your to do list? Here’s a look at some of the top exterior projects that homeowners will be tackling in spring 2019. Replace or Install a Fence Installing or replacing a fence is a great way to ensure that your yard has privacy. It also provides a sense of security which can be important to those with young kids and pets. You can create an exterior space that is safe for them to play in without having to worry about ... Continue reading →

Benefits of Adding Retaining Walls to Your Lawn

by Matt B on Dec 8, 2018

Retaining walls play an integral part in supporting your lawn’s foundation and landscape. It can provide both practical and aesthetic value to your home.   In order for a homeowner to achieve these benefits, proper design and installation of retaining walls to your lawn needs to be followed. From the drainage and types of stones and concrete to be used, to the design and landscape, a professional retaining wall contractor will surely help you install the retaining walls properly and securely.   Here are some of the reasons why adding retaining walls to your lawn can be beneficial:   1. Control of Water Flow Retaining walls can help protect your lawn and garden from water torrents. It can prevent flooding following a heavy rainfall, and it can help to slow the speed and flow of rainwater, directing the flow of water to the direction you desire.  It is so important to move water away from your home in order maintain a dry property.   2. Creates a Flat ... Continue reading →

Five Ways to Fund Your Property Purchase

by Nadim Thobhani on Dec 7, 2018

Property purchases can be funded in a variety of ways. Whether you are looking to buy a home or a commercial property of any kind, it’s worth considering all available options. In terms of costs, accessibility and the simplicity of the payment process, there are marked differences from one funding option to the next. So with this in mind, here’s a look at five avenues to explore for funding your next property purchase: Cash First up, a lump-sum cash payment is by far the quickest and easiest way to acquire property. If you have access to the required funds in cash, you could be looking at an unbeatable deal. Paying by cash means taking full ownership of the property near instantly, with no additional monthly repayments or contractual obligations to fulfil. In addition, purchasing a property in cash means no interest rates, administration fees or typical borrowing costs to worry about. On the downside, it can be difficult to accrue the sufficient funds to cover the price of ... Continue reading →

3 Things to know before Hiring a Moving Company

by lawrence heaslip on Dec 6, 2018

Do you plan on hiring a moving company to move your home? We are going to cover 3 things you should carefully look over before choosing a relocations company to move your belongings.  1) Make sure the Moving Company you plan on hiring is insured and licensed through the state, every moving company has to be licensed and issued authority in the state they operate. This will ensure that they have the proper insurance to cover your move. 2) Check the reviews! You don't want to hire a company who has negative reviews and a bad reputation online make sure the moving company you are hiring provides a good moving service. 3) You will want to make sure you are prepared for your move and go over everything you need to be prepared Geaux Movers provides a full index of moving tips which you can read to make sure you have everything prepared for your upcoming move. You will want to make sure you are hiring a licensed moving company and the company you are hiring has experienced ... Continue reading →

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How Gutter Guards Keep Out Leaves and Those Annoying Little Critters

How Gutter Guards Keep Out Leaves and Those Annoying Little Critters

by Grand Marketing Solutions on Nov 21, 2018

Though a gutter guard doesn’t make your gutter system completely maintenance-free, it does reduce the amount of maintenance you’ll need to perform and make that maintenance easier when you do. Taking the time to understand how these products work will help guide you in the right direction when you make your purchase. Different Styles and Materials to Keep Out Different Types of Debris It’s important to first understand that there are many different types of gutter guards. Some fit inside your gutter, much like a sponge, allowing water to go through but preventing anything bigger than a grain of dust from entering the system. Some are made of mesh or micro-mesh, which is designed to keep even small bits of debris like pine needles out of your system. Finally, you’ll find snap-on solid guards that allow leaves to simply slough off the side while still trapping rainfall inside. To decide which style works best for your needs, it is important to first think about ... Continue reading →

Should You DIY Your Window Installation?

Should You DIY Your Window Installation?

by Boris Dzhingarov on Nov 21, 2018

There are tons of projects that you can do yourself if you feel you have the expertise, or that the level of risk is lower. However, there are some jobs that are usually better left to the pros.  The question from some is - should you DIY your window installation? Let’s look at the factors that should determine your answer to this question. Your Level of Expertise If you’re somewhat of a handyman, you may be able to replace a single broken window. Yet ignorance can hurt a homeowner attempting to replace a window themselves. Replacement windows designed for DIY do not have nailing fins. They’re designed to fit in existing window openings. Some new-construction windows show up with the nailing fins folded back; they aren’t designed to be installed as replacement windows but may be mistaken for such by homeowners. If you don’t know what nailing fins are or what they look like folded back, you shouldn’t be replacing your own windows. The ... Continue reading →

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3 Signs you should be calling a Plumber Immediately

3 Signs you should be calling a Plumber Immediately

by Boris Dzhingarov on Nov 18, 2018

In some cases, plumbing problems might seem minor, but they may be a symptom of something much more serious. As homeowners, we always try to minimize the costs and see what we can do ourselves. But plumbing is one of these areas where you can’t afford to make mistakes and one error could end up costing you much more later. This is why it’s always better to deal with professionals with any potentially serious plumbing issues. Here are three clear signs that you should be calling a plumber right away. No Hot Water While it’s totally normal to run out of hot water after everybody in the house is done with their morning shower, you shouldn’t constantly have to deal with hot water shortages or wait for hours for hot water to come back. Hot water issues could either be caused by something minor or a much deeper issue. In some cases, a pilot light may just have gone out, but in other cases, this may be a sign of a leak or another serious flaw. In some cases, your ... Continue reading →

How to Fix 3 Common Plumbing Issues on Your Own

How to Fix 3 Common Plumbing Issues on Your Own

by Boris Dzhingarov on Nov 18, 2018

The plumbing system is one of those facilities in a home that we only think about when it starts to malfunction, but once something does go wrong, it usually creates a whole lot of problems for everybody. That’s why it’s a good idea to get your plumbing checked regularly before things actually break down. Nonetheless, there are ways to tackle minor plumbing issues on your own, or at least till the professionals get there! Plunge the Clog Away If you don’t have a plunger for the sink yet, it is time to get one because that’s going to be your number one weapon against clogged kitchen sinks. If a hefty amount of plunging with the plunger and poking with a plumber’s snake doesn’t do the trick, it’s time to try a drain cleaner liquid. Do keep in mind that chemical drain cleaners may damage the pipes and, therefore, always check the instructions on whether they are suitable for copper/iron/PVC pipes, whichever you have at home. A homemade drain ... Continue reading →

Cost of Floor Waxing Services

Cost of Floor Waxing Services

by John Thomas on Nov 17, 2018

There are a few things to take into account when researching various floor waxing companies in regards to the cost of floor waxing services. 1)  Location of Business:  Typically, when a company is in close proximity you can almost count on a bit of a price break due to the fact that when a company has to travel a longer distance to provide floor services, they must take the expense of fuel & travel time into consideration.  Especially is the project is considered a "small" project.  Which brings us to #2.... 2) Size of Project:  The bigger the square footage...the bigger the price break.  Most floor stripping and waxing companies have a "minimum" charge amount.  So, a floor approximately 200SF in size would cost around $200-$300. 3) Open area:  If the project consist of an open area, this allows for better productivity by avoiding working around equiptment, fixtures, ... Continue reading →

Don’t Replace It — Repair It

Don’t Replace It — Repair It

by Boris Dzhingarov on Nov 16, 2018

A lot of Americans are struggling financially. Many of us have too little saved for retirement. Many of us could not afford a sudden expense of a few hundred dollars without having to take out a loan. Money issues cause us stress in our personal lives, including in our personal relationships. We lose sleep over money, fight over money, and fear money.   And then we spend it — a lot of it. It’s sometimes easy to see why. Many of the things that we Americans love to buy (or need to buy) have gotten cheaper over the years. While our overall financial situations look rough, each individual purchase we make can look pretty affordable.   There’s a problem, though. While we Americans may be able to buy things cheaply, we tend not to hold onto those things for as long as our parents and grandparents did. The idea of “buying for life” is fading away. We’ve replaced it with a “throwaway society,” experts lament. And it’s costing us. ... Continue reading →

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