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How to Check Your Roof for Damage

Whether your roof is aged or just weathered a severe storm, staying on top of possible damage is key to extending the life of your home’s top half. Here are some tips to help detect and prevent water damage: Inspect your roof for damage after a severe storm. Remove any loose objects and debris. A clean roof eliminates leaves and other items. from accumulations... (more)

10 Fall Home Improvement Tips

Now that summer gear has been stowed away, it’s time to focus on fall home improvement projects. Autumn is the key time to evaluate your home exterior and prepare it for the harsh winter months ahead. With cooler fall weather comes the realization that your home will soon experience cold, snowy weather. To get your house ready, start by giving your exterior... (more)

Tis the Season to Prepare Your Home for Cold Weather

Approximately one-fifth of homeowners insurance claims are brought on by damage caused by water or cold temperatures—much of which comes as a result of snowy conditions. Although standard homeowners and renters policies cover winter-related damage, such as that caused by burst pipes, ice dams and wind, as well as damage caused by either the weight of ice or snow,... (more)

5 Simple Steps to Prep Your Home for Winter

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 it to... (more)

4 Home Maintenance Projects to Do This Fall

As summer comes to a close, this time of year is ideal for homeowners to establish a fall home maintenance checklist. While warm weather still permits, be sure to pencil in these tasks, recommended by the National Home Service Contract Association (NHSCA), before cooler temperatures set in. 1. Turn off exterior faucets. Un-drained water in pipes can freeze easily,... (more)

Home Maintenance for New Homeowners

If you live in cold weather, fall is when you put in the storm windows. If you live in a warm climate, summer is when you step up the pool maintenance. No matter where you live, however, checking on – and maintaining – 10 areas of your home each year is one good way to ensure your home stays in peak condition.From the home maintenance consultants at Home Depot,... (more)

Be Wary of Fall Home Maintenance Scams

When autumn arrives, many homeowners prepare their homes for cooler weather by hiring specialists to clean and make repairs. Be mindful of cons during this time of year – scammers use this opportunity to swindle homeowners out of thousands of dollars for unnecessary work. Be way of these four scams typically advertised during the fall season. Chimney Repairs... (more)

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