Home Renovation Tips

What Can You Do To Protect Your Midwestern Modular Home From Seismic Damage?

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If you live in the Midwest, you likely give much greater thought to protecting your home from fire and tornado damage than any other natural disasters. But while hurricanes may not ever pose much of a danger for those who reside above the Mason-Dixon line and away from the coasts, damage from seismic shifts (including rumbles from the New Madrid seismic zone) can be a very real possibility for those in the Midwest. Read More»

Remodeling Your Historic Home? What Are Your Best Insulation Options?

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Whether you’ve recently purchased a historic home with the intent of immediately embarking on a “to the studs” renovation or have been slowly making improvements to your older home over time, you may be wondering what to do when it comes to insulation. Although most historic homes will require updates to windows, doors, and other points of heat loss to improve efficiency and reduce heating and cooling costs, installing new windows and energy-efficient doors won’t do much to help if the walls and ceilings surrounding these upgrades are poorly insulated. Read More»

Are You Acting As Your Own General Contractor | 5 Things Every New Home Construction Site Needs

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At first glance, acting as your own general contractor when building a new house seems fairly straight-forward. You basically have to manage everyone’s schedule and make sure things move smoothly, much like project management in business. Well, yes and no. There is a certain order of things that every good contractor should know, like window cleaning is last on the schedule, but there are also unknown quirks to the schedule, like the wood floor people need to be alone in the house for several days. Read More»

Steps To Renting A Residential Dumpster

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If you need a dumpster for your home project, there are only a few steps that you will need to follow to get the dumpster put in place. Here is a guide to renting a residential dumpster.  Step 1: Get Permission Before you contact any dumpster rental companies, make sure that you can get permission for your roll off dumpsters. The first person to ask is your management company or homeowner’s association. Read More»

Three Preparation Tasks To Complete Before A Home Heating Oil Delivery

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If you have recently moved to a home with an oil boiler system, then you will need to have heating oil delivered to your home on a regular basis. Many heating oil companies will set up regular billing with you or they will offer a cash on delivery service. To receive your delivery, you will need to call the heating oil business in advance. When you do this, you should also do a few things to make sure your tank is ready for the delivery. Read More»