Category: Home maintenance

  • 5 expert tips for protecting your home against hurricane damage

    Striking images of utter destruction caused by the likes of Katrina, Irma and other catastrophic hurricanes may lead some to believe that not much can be done to protect property from such a powerful storm. However, essential steps can be taken to minimize a hurricane’s impact on your home. 1. Guard your windows Entry points […]

    September 7, 2023

  • Extend the Life of Your Roof

    Your roof should last many years, depending on the quality and methods of construction, and the materials used. However, you can help prolong the life of your home’s roof by following these inspection and maintenance recommendations. Frequent visual inspections are important to watch for loose or missing roof covering (like shingles, tile or metal panel), […]

    August 22, 2023

  • Six Home Projects and Their Effect on Your Insurance

    When you make changes to your home, such as adding or removing an entire room, it can also cause your insurance needs to change. If you add something to your home and increase its value and/or square footage, you may need to increase your coverage limits as a result. But there are other ways that […]

    March 22, 2023

  • Summer Energy Savings

    Beat the Heat — and Your Air Conditioning Bill — This Summer  Did you know that, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Americans spend about $11 billion each year on air conditioning? That might not be such a surprise if you’re the one who writes the check for your household energy bill every month. Believe […]

    July 10, 2020

  • Easy to Forget Cleaning Projects

    As a busy homeowner, it is easy to fall into the trap of pushing off tasks that maintain the long-term value of your home in favor of more pressing problems. That’s OK, to a point, as certain house-cleaning projects should be in the “long-term maintenance” category. But putting them on hold for too long can […]

    April 9, 2020