Water Stains on the Ceiling

Roofing Replacement Average read time: 2 minutes
Water stains on ceiling

The sheer difficulty of locating water penetration points with 100% confidence is very high. This is the reason Pro Home Improvement recommends having a professional roofing contractor perform a full roof inspection to identify where the source of the problem might be.

5 Summer Gutter Tips

Gutter Maintenance Average read time: 3 minutes

Gutters provide protection to your home by taking rainwater away from your foundation, keeping your basement dry and your foundation solid. With all of these summer rains we’re experiencing, now is a great time to check-in on your gutters and make sure they have everything they need to provide a barrier-free path for the deluge…

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Window Tips for Keeping Out the Heat

Window Materials Average read time: 2 minutes
Windows tips for keeping out the heat

Windows provide much-needed light and airflow through a home, transforming every room from a dark cavern into a welcoming space. We love windows! They are truly a necessity in our lives. Imagine your home without windows? The trouble is, they tend to be the source of a lot of wasted energy. The sun beats down…

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Attic Fans: Good or Bad?

Energy Saving Tips Average read time: 2 minutes
Attic fans: good or bad?

Attic fans were a popular item in homes built in mid-20th century. Builders believed that they helped to create a good airflow in your attic which would help keep it cooler and reduce the heat load on your home. Many of our homes today still have these fans installed. If you have one, should you…

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5 Home Projects Where DIY Does Not Make Sense

Do it Yourself Average read time: 3 minutes
5 home projects where DIY does not make sense

Do-it-yourself projects get a lot of attention because homeowners can potentially save themselves a lot of money. But, it’s always a good idea to leave the big stuff to the professionals otherwise you risk major damage, injury or even death by taking on certain projects yourself. Which projects should I leave to the Pros? Roof…

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What is Short-Circuiting?

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Roof with a ridge vent

  When you think of a short circuit, you might be thinking of an electrical problem. A loose electrical connection or frayed wire can accidentally connect with something that is grounded and cause a fuse to blow. This is because electricity wants to take the easiest path to ground. This is the same idea as…

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How Much Ventilation Do You Need?

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Ensuring adequate attic ventilation is important to maintaining your roof and keeping mold out of your attic. But is there any way to know how much ventilation is enough? Can there be too much ventilation? Today, I wanted to share with you a few simple rules of thumb and answer common attic ventilation questions. How…

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