How to Protect Composite Decking from Winter Damage

Composite decking is low maintenance — not no maintenance. Homeowners often choose composite decking for its durability — the material will retain its quality through warm and cold weather, withstanding rain, snow, ice and hail. Still, a harsh winter can cause visible damage. In this article, w...
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43 Ways to Save Energy and Money in 2020

You can save hundreds of dollars each year with simple energy-efficient lifestyle tweaks. Have you ever wondered, “How can I reduce my electric bill?” or “How can I save more energy?” You’re not alone! Whether you’re interested in going green to reduce your carbon footprint or gain green...
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Roof Trusses: Why They’re More Popular Than Ever

Manufactured roof trusses are preferred in home construction because of their overall efficiency. (DepositPhotos) Fewer homes today use rafters to support the roof — that’s because more new homes are built with manufactured roof trusses. These triangular wood structures are built in a factory a...
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4 Tips for How to Store Your Christmas Decorations

Carefully planned storage for Christmas decorations will help you avoid holiday stress. (DepositPhotos) Decluttering your home after the holidays doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Having a plan for Christmas decoration storage and organization will help prevent seasonal stress. Here are some tips fo...
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6 Types of Home Loans (And How to Choose the Right One)

Many types of home loans are available, but not all of them will fit your needs. (DepositPhotos) Wonder what type of home loan is the best? Well, that depends on your circumstances. But here’s an overview to help you decide. Variable-rate home loans have interest rates that rise and fall with the ...
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4 Items You May Not Know are Septic Safe

Your septic system may be stronger than you think. (DepositPhotos) If you’ve had a septic tank installed on your property, then you need to spend some time learning what types of items these systems can and can’t handle. Many septic tank owners ask, “Are flushable wipes septic safe? What about...
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Your December Lawn & Garden To-Do List

Gardeners can rest in December, but there are still some occasional chores that need attention. (DepositPhotos) In December, many of us turn our attention to the holidays, to lights and wreaths and cheerful displays that will chase away the darkness of the short, cold days. Late December marks the w...
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December Home Maintenance To-Do List

Want to hang Christmas lights on your home? Plan for where everything goes before you climb a ladder! (DepositPhotos) As autumn gives way to winter, it’s time to tackle some maintenance tasks to keep you and your home cozy and warm during the cold weather ahead. From the attic to the basement, thi...
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