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Best Cities for Sidewalks and Winter Safety

According to the National Safety Council, the mortality rate of falls in people aged 65 and older has increased by almost 40 percent over the last decade. It should come as no surprise that snow and ice are often contributing factors in fall-related injuries, but the best winter cities for pedestrians involve a lot more…

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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Before the weather grows colder it’s important to prepare for the winter months to prevent costly damage. Below are the fall preventative home maintenance steps that every homeowner should follow. Gutters and Downspouts Clean gutters and downspouts frequently throughout fall to prevent build up of leaves and other debris. Neglected gutters can lead to wood…

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Spring Checklist

Spring Maintenance Checklist – More Than Cleaning

Too many homeowners believe spring maintenance is all about the cleaning. Sure, spring cleaning comprises a big chunk of any spring home maintenance schedule, but maintenance aimed at various structures, appliances, and systems within the home is, arguably, just as important. Nearly all homeowners love to see spotless windows for that first sunny, 70-degree day,…

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5 Home Improvements to Beat the Dog Days of Summer

Across the nation Americans are riding out what is commonly referred to as “the dog days of summer.” Homes that have been bearable for most of the season are being transformed into hot boxes in the August heat. To all you homeowners roasting away watching the ice in your tea melt, still holding out against…

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Holiday Gifts in Danger?

The Holidays keep people preoccupied with winter travel, remembering everyone on their wish list, and smiling through the office party. The problem with this time of year is that burglars are busy too. During the Holidays, people take items out of high-security stores and house them in low-security homes. A savvy thief is aware of…

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7 Holiday Home Improvements

The holidays are definitely a feel-good time. Bing Crosby songs start playing on the radio, your neighbor puts up a lighting display that can be seen from space, and it’s a rare day that you can’t find The Miracle on 34th Street playing on at least one cable TV channel. Unfortunately, that winter bliss can…

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Preparing Your Home for a Winter Storm

Preparing Your Home For a Winter Storm

The winter season brings with it colder weather and depending on the area of the country can also mean sever winter storms. Storms during the winter can range from moderate snow to a blizzard lasting multiple days with many storms being accompanied by freezing rain, sleet, ice, and very low temperatures.

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4 Tips for Winterizing Your Home

Owning a home takes a lot of work, and one thing homeowners must do is prepare their homes for the cold winter season. There are often simple tasks and repairs that can be done to prepare your home for winter.

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Easy Winter Home Maintenance & Repair for Under $1,000

Every winter, homeowners run the risk of spending hundreds to thousands of dollars on home repairs due to the extreme winter conditions. It’s extremely important to prep your home ahead of time and avoid these dangers. To keep your home safe, warm and in good working order we recommend these quick and easy winter home…

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Tips for Making Your Landscape Fit for the Fall

The summer season is quickly simmering away and fall will be here before you know it. Before you head out to snatch up the first pumpkin spiced latte of the season, take a few moments to prepare your home’s landscape. Fall is a season of vivid colors and is a perfect time to spend mornings…

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