Is Your House Under-Insulated?

A new study from the North American Insulation Manufacturer’s Association (NAIMA) states that about 90 percent of American homes have insufficient insulation. Consider this information in light of the Department of Energy’s statement that heating and cooling costs make up about 48 percent of the average household’s annual energy expense. Under-insulation is clearly a very serious problem. Is your home under-insulated? There are certain issues that could arise if it is.

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How To Improve Your Deck

Having a deck or outdoor space is for many people a matter of pride in their home as well as a necessity when entertaining guests. The only drawback is the amount of work that a deck can take. Maintaining a wooden deck can be a very tiring and time-consuming process.  Wooden boards can warp, split, crack, and loosen with time and require constant repairs and replacement.  Various forms of beautification and waterproofing are often required at least once every year, if not more often, depending upon the environment.  The average homeowner will continue to put more and more money into their deck without ever seeing a return upon their investment.  Thankfully there is a solution to the constant upkeep and deck treatments that cost exorbitant amounts of time and money.

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How to Choose Right Siding for Your House

If you are seeking to improve the value of your home, there are few things you can do to increase the value of the home more than adding new siding. Siding also relieves you of much of the maintenance associated with the outside of the house, and delivers instant curb appeal as well. But how to choose right siding?

But when you have made the decision to add new siding, there are still many more decisions to be made. Siding comes in a variety of materials, all of which have different looks and price ranges.

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