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How good is your home heating system? Does it warm up the whole house on a cold day? Does it cost more than you think it should to get enough heat in the winter? Are you thinking about switching to an alternative heating system? Do you want to upgrade to a newer heating system? I started this blog to talk about the different alternatives for heating your home. Find out when it’s time to upgrade your heating unit and when you can make modifications or repairs to your old unit to improve its efficiency or keep it going a while longer. Also, check out the pros and cons of different alternative heating options from geothermal units to pellet stoves. Your home heating answers are here!

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  • Dam! How To Minimize Ice Dam Damage To Your Roof

    28 January 2015

    During the winter, nothing is prettier than icicles hanging from the eaves of a house. However, those icicles are a telltale sign that a roof leak may happen in the near future. When cold weather occurs and snow builds up on a roof, ice dams can form. Ice dams are solid chunks of ice that build up along the eaves of a house. When these dams occur, they can rip the gutters and shingles off a house and cause water to come streaming into the house.

  • Residential Siding: The Pros And Cons Of Choosing Vinyl

    25 January 2015

    Vinyl siding is arguably the most popular option available when it comes to residential siding. However, like all siding options, vinyl siding will not be right for everyone. Thankfully, taking the time to review the pros and cons outlined below can help you to determine for yourself whether or not vinyl siding is the right option for you and your home. The Pros There are several impressive benefits associated with the installation of vinyl siding on your home.

  • Reasons To Have Your Land Surveyed

    22 January 2015

    If you own property, you might be surprised to learn just how many things about that property you don't know. This kind of uncertainty is what leads to boundary disputes with neighbors, right-of-way issues and questions about who is supposed to maintain what. Fortunately, there is a simple way to eliminate this kind of uncertainty, which is by having a complete land survey done of your property. Hiring a professional land surveyor offers you benefits in several areas.

  • Preparing Your Property For Winter Weather

    15 January 2015

    Heavy snow and icy roads present their own unique problems for homeowners, many of which are easily avoidable with the proper precautions. By late fall, if you haven't already taken steps to winterize your home, you stand the risk of burst pipes, falling tree limbs and frozen driveways. With a thorough appraisal of your yard and home, and a bit of preparation, you can avoid those dangers and spend more time enjoying the snow than bemoaning it.

  • Lake Living: Controlling Mosquitos In The Landscape

    13 January 2015

    Homeowners who live near a lake know how enjoyable it can be; however, they are also aware that with the serendipity of lake living also comes the woes of dealing with mosquitoes. The following information will teach the homeowner how to control mosquitoes naturally. Standing Water Standing water is the number one culprit for mosquitoes in the landscape. Mosquito larvae hatch in stagnant water. By ridding the yard of standing water, the homeowner can greatly diminish the amount of mosquitoes found in the landscape.