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How To Protect Your Home Deck From Water Damage

Waterproofing your deck can help prevent water damage and mold/mildew buildup. Implement proper maintenance processes to safeguard against water damage, including ensuring proper drainage, regular cleaning/inspection, and addressing cracks in the wood. Clear away debris to avoid water pooling on the surface of the deck. Early detection of issues can prevent costly repairs and increase

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Enhancing the Home to Make It Sustainable

Green buildings can reduce carbon emissions, energy usage, water consumption, and waste production. LEED-certified structures managed by GSA showed decreased CO2 emissions, energy consumption, and water use. Homeowners can make their homes sustainable with solar panels, energy-efficient appliances, eco-friendly insulation, and building materials. Solar panels capture the sun’s energy, reducing reliance on fossil fuels and

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How Insects and Pests Can Damage Your Home and What You Can Do About It

• Carpenter ants and termites can cause structural damage to homes by eating through wood. • Bed bugs are difficult to eradicate and can cause psychological distress in those living in the home. • Mosquitoes breed in standing water, spreading diseases such as malaria and dengue fever. • Mice and other rodents can cause damage

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5 Tips to Improve Your Home’s Exterior

A fresh coat of paint is an easy and effective way to give your home a facelift. Updating your landscaping can make a big difference in the exterior of your home. Replacing the front door with an updated design can add to the overall look of your exterior. Adding new lighting is a great way

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How to Build an Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Home

Building a sustainable home should be energy efficient, using renewable resources like solar energy instead of fossil fuels. Materials used should be natural and environmentally friendly, with low levels of toxicity. Benefits include money savings in the long run and reducing your carbon footprint. Homeowners can use green building techniques such as selecting recycled materials and installing

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Sustainable Home Renovations You Should Consider

Adding insulation, such as wool, mineral wool, recycled denim, or hemp, is an eco-friendly and sustainable way to improve home efficiency. Investing in solar panels is a great way to create an alternative source of renewable energy while saving money. Upgrading lighting fixtures with LED bulbs is an energy-efficient way to add style and sophistication to any

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Home Construction: Ensuring a Durable House Property

Choose quality materials for foundation and framing to ensure maximum durability of your home. Consider durable roofing materials with extended warranties, like asphalt shingles or metal roofs. Exterior siding that is fire-resistant and easy to clean and maintain should be selected. Durable windows and doors made of steel, fiberglass, or aluminum should be installed. Regular

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Key Considerations When Building a Sustainable Home

A sustainable home uses renewable resources, reduces energy consumption, and supports the environment. The benefits of building a sustainable home include savings on energy bills and reduced environmental impact. Consider using materials certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) when constructing a sustainable home. Evaluate energy sources such as solar, wind, and hydroelectric power to

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5 Tips to Revamp Your Garage Into a Functional Space

Declutter and reorganize your garage to designate areas for specific items. Incorporate storage solutions such as shelving, bins and containers, overhead storage, wall-mounted storage, cabinets and lockers to maximize space. Utilize wall mounts and ceiling racks to hang items like tools and sports equipment. Install an overhead storage system to create extra floor space. Add

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4 Signs Your Home is Showing Its Age

• Aging homes can pose a risk to their inhabitants and are estimated to affect 10 million U.S. households. • Drafty windows and doors, peeling paint, worn-out flooring, and outdated fixtures are all signs of an aging home. • Electrical safety should also be considered when assessing a home’s age, and any issues should be

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