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Home Restoration Resources Guide – Insulation

Introduction The purpose of this guide is to help you understand the different types of insulation (fiberglass, cellulose, spray foam, etc.) and what your options are to install it as part of a home restoration project or rebuilding effort. This is specifically written for anyone who may have had flooding or home damage due to […]

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How to create more Storage Space

If lack of storage space is making your home feel cluttered and claustrophobic, try going vertical with creative shelving solutions. There’s a good reason why plentiful storage space happens to be one of the biggest selling points in real estate. Over time, even the most spacious homes can become overwhelmed by a growing collection of […]

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Sprucing up your Home with new Garage Doors

When people think of spring cleaning and home rejuvenation, often the garage and garage doors are overlooked. Most homeowners today have a garage door that they use to come and go more often than the traditional entry door, just because of the convenience. However, it is possible to have both an aesthetically pleasing and functional […]

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National Housing Outlook for Q3 2017

This infographic provides a quick snapshot of the national housing outlook information shared by Mark Boud, Metrostudy Chief Economist, in their recent Housing Webcast. Residential builders and developers should note that: New housing supply is understated Entry level housing is under-supplied Boud suggests asking these questions now: Is land in your market over- or under-valued? […]

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The principles of water efficient landscaping and hardscaping

Fresh water is a precious natural resource and may present an urgent environmental concern due to its increasing scarcity. While gardening and lawn care account for a large portion of water consumption, attractive landscaping can easily incorporate water-efficient designs. With proper planning, natural landscaping and hardscaping can serve the dual function of conserving water and beautifying […]

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Combustion Safety Tips for Commercial and Residential Owners

Commercial and residential property owners who rely on gas-burning appliances or boilers should always pay attention to combustion safety tips year-round. Regular inspection and maintenance, as well as proper use of combustion-related installations, can significantly reduce the risk of accidents and injuries. Below are three tips for keeping your commercial properties and residential areas safe: […]

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