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Wood Siding

Posted on Thursday February 9, 2012
Most users of vinyl and other siding are really trying to copy the look and feel of wood siding. Read more »

Stucco and EFIS

Posted on Thursday February 9, 2012
There are two forms of stucco; a traditional, trowel applied material over lathe mounted on stone walls, and the more modern polystyrene foam or EFIS (Exterior Insulation Finishing System). Read more »

Cement Fiber Board

Posted on Thursday February 9, 2012
The relatively new siding product, cement fiber board, is made from a mixture of sand, cement and wood fibers. It won’t rot and resists UV damage. Read more »

Looking for a home? Pay your debts first

Posted on Wednesday February 8, 2012
If you want to buy a home soon, pave the way starting now by paying off all your debt. Read more »

Mold in the home poses risks

Posted on Wednesday February 8, 2012
Mold can be found almost everywhere in nature and this includes in your basement, your attic or anywhere else in your home where moisture has been allowed to enter. Read more »

Monitoring air quality

Posted on Wednesday February 8, 2012
Indoor air quality is important to your family’s health and comfort so it is important to quickly address things that can cause deteriorating air quality. Read more »

What is radon gas?

Posted on Wednesday February 8, 2012
When radium decays it creates radon gas. This common gas is found in many basements and can rise to unacceptable levels. Read more »

What causes mold?

Posted on Wednesday February 8, 2012
The two most common causes of mold in the home are moisture and the release of natural substances like pollen and pet dander. Read more »

What is Carbon monoxide?

Posted on Wednesday February 8, 2012
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that is given off when fossil fuels are burned incompletely; but the most important thing to know about so-called CO gas is that it can kill you and your family. Read more »

Property surveys: spelling out the lay of the land

Posted on Wednesday February 8, 2012
Home buyers need only visit the local Land Title Registry Offices where all easements, rights-of-way and culverts on a property are available for public inspection. Read more »

What are easements?

Posted on Wednesday February 8, 2012
An easement is a piece of land on the property that is being used by a utility company or the municipal government for construction or maintenance of facilities and systems like gas or power lines. Read more »

Buying or building a new home? Check AC and heating plants

Posted on Tuesday February 7, 2012
When buying or building a new home, take a very close look at the furnace and air conditioning system. Don’t go cheap for these essentials in a home. Read more »

Do you really need an extended warranty?

Posted on Monday February 6, 2012
Homeowners are often offered extended warranties on an ever-expanding number of products. Think about the offer before you bite. Read more »

Creaking floors can equal serious problems

Posted on Monday February 6, 2012
Creaking floors can hide a multitude of problems in a home for sale. If the floors or stairs creak and squeak in a home you are considering, bring in a professional before you close the sale. Read more »

Do you need a furnace plan?

Posted on Monday February 6, 2012
A furnace maintenance plan sounds like a good idea: the question is whether the cost of such a plan is worth it. Read more »

Websites must be part of reno research

Posted on Sunday February 5, 2012
Social media – the huge collection of Internet sites that enable ‘ordinary people’ talk to one another has become a continuous commentary on the services and products we use and contractor service is one of the more contentious. Read more »

Hot tips for your furnace

Posted on Sunday February 5, 2012
Here is how to keep your furnace healthy Read more »

Buying or building a new home? Check AC and heating plants

Posted on Sunday February 5, 2012
Buying or building a new home? Check AC and heating plants When buying or building a new home, take a very close look at the furnace and air conditioning system. Don’t go cheap for these essentials in a home. Read more »

Hooking to the electronic highway

Posted on Saturday February 4, 2012
Connecting a home to the electronic highway begins with a plan. Whether you are going to get it done professionally or try to do it yourself, look at your current and future wiring needs. Read more »

How much is enough home insurance?

Posted on Saturday February 4, 2012
Do you have enough insurance on your home? This is a tough question but fairly easy to answer if you go to the source, your insurance agent. Read more »