(CH360/BPT) - There is an insidious enemy that every homeowner dreads: moisture and the damage and degradation it can cause if left unchecked. Luckily, home improvement manufacturers have discovered new ways to prevent moisture from penetrating the home in the first place. With new home product innovations, there is no reason to suffer the costly and damaging effects of rain, snow or ice. Unique fasteners add longevity to decks Innovative fastening methods can extend the life of your deck and provide a beautiful fastener-free surface that also stands up better to weather and moisture. Although there are several kinds of deck fasteners that conceal the fastener, edge fastening is the … [Read more...]
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(CH360/BPT) - Long days, moonlit nights and endless opportunities for adventure are probably causing you to daydream about travel. Whether you're planning a day trip or a month-long extravaganza, summer is full of opportunity for you. But what about your empty house while you're away? Unfortunately summer months are also peak periods for home burglaries. Seasonal patterns exist in household burglary rates, according the U.S. Department of Justice, with these crimes happening more frequently in the summer than during other seasons of the year because people are traveling more and are away from their homes. Planning your next weekend at the cabin doesn't have to involve worry about a … [Read more...]
(CH360/BPT) - You probably put little thought into your garage door. You touch a button. The door opens, closes and you go about your day. While the garage door — the largest, heaviest moving object in your home — serves as the primary entry point of the home to many of us, it can also be dangerous if not used and maintained properly. June is Garage Door Safety Month and it's a great time for all homeowners to review important safety tips. Many of these are highlighted in a new safety video at GarageDoorCare.com, a non-commercial website dedicated to helping homeowners understand how garage doors work. The video is available in both English and Spanish. Here are a few tips to help … [Read more...]
(CH360/BPT) - Is it ever too early to think about aging in place, and making home improvements that will allow you to remain living in the same house well into your golden years? Homeowners in their 60s and 70s are no longer the only Americans investing thought and money into preparing their homes to meet their needs as they grow older — and that’s good news, according to HomeAdvisor’s 2016 Aging-in-Place report. “If homeowners start early, they can spend sufficient time researching and planning to avoid wasted time and suboptimal solutions,” Brad Hunter, HomeAdvisor’s chief economist, says in the report. “Homeowners can protect, and possibly even raise, resale value of the home by making … [Read more...]