Winning Over Weeds

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Winning Over Weeds Gardening can be so idyllic – pruning abundant rose bushes, harvesting ripe tomatoes, nestling colorful annuals into window boxes … then there’s weeds. Even the most enthusiastic gardener can become overwhelmed and disgruntled by an onslaught of weeds, taking the joy out of yard work and wreaking havoc on one’s back. Here Read More

Have You Sprung for Flood Insurance?

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Homes in high-risk flood areas are not the only ones that need flood insurance. Approximately one in four of all flood disasters occur in areas with low to moderate risk of flooding. Floods can happen anywhere, anytime—not just near the coast, lakes and rivers. Torrential rain, snow melt and mudslides can all cause flood losses, Read More

5 Simple Steps to Prep Your Home for Winter

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By John Voket Getting a well-maintained home ready for winter isn’t difficult, but it’s wise to start early. The following pre-winter activities can help protect your home from the elements, make it more comfortable, and help prevent expensive repair bills next spring: 1. Touch up exterior paint.  Peeling or flaking paint can expose bare wood, subjecting Read More

Storm Watch: Severe Weather Tips for Homeowners

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Severe weather has the potential to impact property more at this time of year than during any other season. “September is the ideal month to address proper storm preparedness,” says Generac Power Systems Senior VP of Marketing Clement Feng. “At the same time homeowners begin preparing for winter storm season, the potential threat from hurricanes Read More

Replacing the Roof? Add This Energy-Efficient Feature

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Did you know a roof replacement can return nearly three-quarters of its cost when the home is sold? Homeowners can reap even more benefits by completing other roof work simultaneously, say the experts at VeluxUSA.com. If you’re planning to reroof your home, consider installing new — or replacing existing — skylights. This energy-efficient measure can Read More