The Homeowner’s Guide To Reading Your Roof – What’s Normal And What’s Not

How to tell when your roof needs repair Four out of five homes in the U.S. have asphalt shingles on their roof. And it’s easy to see why. The wide variety of available colors and styles, combined with durability and affordability, has made asphalt shingles the leading choice for residential roofing in the country. But, …

9 of the Biggest DIY Flooring Mistakes Homeowners Make

Installing new floors is a great way to update the look of your home while adding fresh appeal. While style and design are key components of the decision-making process, homeowners often neglect other areas that should be taken into consideration. Whether you choose hardwood, vinyl, or laminate flooring, be sure to do your research, especially if you’re planning …

Top 10 Value-Enhancing Home Improvement Projects For Older Homes

Do you own an older home, and are you looking to make upgrades that matter? Strategic enhancements not only increase a property’s resale value, but also its functionality. Here are some leading home-improvement projects for older homes: Technology additions: Smart-home features are frequently requested in new construction. Fortunately, your older home can become a smart …

Home improvement insight: 5 tips to redesign with kids’ safety in mind

Smart homeowners take a strategic approach to home improvement projects such as redoing a playroom, living room or bedroom to keep kids’ safety in mind during the redesign process. By being proactive today, you can ensure your entire family can safely enjoy the results of your home improvement project. Here are the top five things …

Home Inspections 101: THE BASICS

So, you’ve executed a contract to purchase a home, but you haven’t gotten it inspected yet. With 95% of homeowners purchasing an inspection before closing the sale, you’re in the risky minority if you don’t invest in that peace of mind. So, where do you begin? In this infographic, we’ve provided some of the most …

Where to find rebates, tax credits and rewards for energy-efficient home improvements

If you’re planning to make some home improvements this year, you’re probably thinking about energy-efficient options, knowing they can save you money in the long run. However, many eco-friendly home improvements that help lower your energy bills can also pay off right away in the form of rebates and tax credits. Whether you’re considering installing …

Conserve energy and save money this fall by weatherizing your home with these easy tips

Cooler seasonal temperatures can have an impact on not only your home, but also your wallet. Along with adjusting your thermostat as the cooler weather embraces much of the country, weatherizing your home also has a direct impact on the amount of energy required to maintain a comfortable temperature indoors. Follow these five easy DIY …

Don’t skimp on safety when planning your deck: Expert tips for creating a safe outdoor space

When dreaming of your at-home outdoor oasis, safety may not be top-of-mind. But when making decking decisions, a key element to enjoying your retreat for years to come is ensuring it is safe and structurally sound. The experts at Trex, the world’s No. 1 decking and railing brand and leader in high-performance, low-maintenance outdoor living …

4 ways to make your home comfortable and safe for your pet

For millions of Americans, pets are a member of the family. They provide companionship and countless memories that last a lifetime. Having a pet-friendly home increases the likelihood that these memories will be positive. These tips can make pet ownership simpler, and create a safer, healthier environment for your four-legged companion.

Top energy-efficient housing features every new homebuyer should know

Most Americans want an energy-efficient home, and they’re willing to make the necessary changes to help improve efficiency, whether it’s changing their habits or buying more energy-efficient appliances. But reducing energy bills and making your home more efficient doesn’t just begin with remembering to switch off lights in empty rooms or paying top-dollar for newer …