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5 Inexpensive Ways to Burglar Proof Your Home

According to recent statistics, over 2.2 million burglaries will occur in the United States this year alone or one every fifteen seconds. For us southerners, the problem is even worse due to the warmer weather, making our region account for a whopping 47% of all home invasions.


5 Reasons Why Artificial Grass May Be For You

Over the years, artificial grass has generally gotten a bad rep, often seen as a tacky alternative to its natural competitor. However, with enhanced technology, this landscape choice has improved by leaps and bounds (see our interview with Helms Landscape Design), offering a realistic alternative that can fool your neighbors into thinking you have the real thing.


5 Things You Need to Know Before You Build a Deck

Just thinking about the hundreds of hours you’ll spend outside entertaining friends and family makes building a deck one of the most important decisions a homeowner will ever make. But creating those lifelong memories with summer barbecues and patio parties requires both time and careful planning on your part


5 Signs That You May Have Termites

Did you know that termites cause more damage to homes in the United States than hurricanes, floods and earthquakes combined? Whether they be subterranean or of the dry wood variety, a small colony of approximately 60,000 unwanted pesky termites can eat through one foot of wood in just six months.


5 Ways to Maintain Your Garage Door Opener

It’s probably one of the most important gadgets a homeowner will ever own. Without that remote control in your hands, you’d be getting out of your car in the very worst weather conditions to pull open your garage door manually – every single time!


10 tips to see if your roof needs to be fixed or replaced

One of the most important features of any home is the roof. Designed to protect the interior of your house from the effects of unforgiving weather, sadly, roof repair is often neglected by many homeowners. However, by conducting periodic checks ideally in the spring and fall, you can spot potential problems before they spiral out of control. To get you started, below are ten helpful tips.


5 signs that your air conditioner needs attention

It’s every homeowners’ worst nightmare. With the sweltering summer sun beating down, you look to your air conditioning unit to save your family from the unforgiving heat. But for whatever reason, it isn’t working when you need it the most.


5 Reasons Why You Need a Walk-In Pantry

Much like every other room in your home, when it comes to adding value to your kitchen, more is often better than less. More space and more storage will likely net thousands of dollars when it comes time to selling your house. But how does one store all those odd-shaped appliances and dozens of soup cans when your kitchen cabinets are already packed to the max?

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