Up in Your Feelings About a Fixer-Upper? Read This First.

Up in Your Feelings About a Fixer-Upper? Read This First.

Most home buyers will be buying a previously owned home. This will lead to the inevitable update, remodel or complete system repair. I encourage you to read this article on reviewing the lifecycle of the systems in any home. Up in Your Feelings About a Fixer-Upper? Read This First. Hope this helps! -Dylan

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My Fireplace is Sucking the Heat Out of My House!

My Fireplace is Sucking the Heat Out of My House!

I grew up in an 1880’s Victorian house in New England that was built, coincidentally, right about the time central heating systems began finding their way into American and European houses. Before that time, most houses were heated by burning wood and coal in fireplaces. Our old house reflected this technological transition because it had both an antique boiler as a central heating system and […]

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Daylight Savings: A Great Day to Change Your Smoke Detector Batteries

Daylight Savings: A Great Day to Change Your Smoke Detector Batteries

If you are like me, you wait until the smoke detector starts chirping at you before you replace the batteries. If you are also like me, the chirping commences at about 1 in the morning and you wake up, bleary with sleep, cursing the creator of smoke detectors and try and find replacement 9-volt batteries in a mild sleep deprived rage. Many fire departments recommend […]

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House Design Flat Roof V.S. Pitched Roof

When it comes to looking at houses and deciding which house is right for you, it is critical to think about the functional design of a house. In the realm of house design, there is arguably no more influential element than the roofline. The roofline defines the look of a house more than any other attribute and the shape of the roofline will determine how […]

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4 Critical Factors to Consider when Deciding to Replace a Roof

4 Critical Factors to Consider when Deciding to Replace a Roof

Trying to figure out if you should replace your roof? Roof replacement is a major expense and smart homeowners know they should maximize the useful life of their existing roof as much as possible. However, wait too long, and a couple days of hard winter rains or snow can cause more damage to your house than the cost of that complete roof replacement you were […]

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