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Three Reasons to Renovate Old Homes and Buildings

Are you considering buying old investment properties and restoring them to their former glory? Do you want to take an older home and renovate it instead of buying your own home? There are many different reasons that you might want to renovate old homes and buildings. Here are just a few of them.

Historical Value

Some properties have significant historical value. Even homes and buildings that were not part of any major historical events could be considered to have historical value. The value could be in the old techniques used to build the home or its unique architecture. Preserving a piece of history is the most common reason to renovate old homes and buildings.

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Three Ways Water Damage Can Harm Your Home and Your Family

Water damage is something that can happen to anyone. It can be caused by flooding from severe storms, burst pipes, plumbing backups, or other sources. While it may seem as though the worst part of water damage is the cleanup, there are actually a lot of ways that water damage can harm your home and family.

Rot and Mold

When water sits on floors and walls for more than a few days, it can seep behind the paint or wall covering into the guts of the wall itself. This can cause drywall and other materials to become extremely weak. If you have a load-bearing wall that gets water damage, you could be putting your safety at risk. In these cases the water damage causes rot and mold that eat away at the boards inside the walls, requiring them to be replaced.

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Three Reasons to Build an Addition Instead of Moving

It is no secret that life comes with some big changes. Whether your elderly parents are moving in or you are growing your family with another baby, it is natural to outgrow your home after purchasing it. When that happens, you have two choices. You can grow your home with your family, or you can move to a bigger home. Here are three reasons you should choose an addition over moving.

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Moving Is Costly

Moving itself is a costly endeavor. You have to pay for either movers or rent a moving truck, both of which can cost hundreds of dollars. You also have to pay for moving boxes and lose income for time off to pack, move, and unpack. None of that takes into consideration the costs associated with finding and buying a new home.

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Preparing for the Rainy Season: Three Things to Do for Your Home

Summer is over, and the rainy season of fall has begun. Before we get too much rain, it is important to protect your home against the heavy storms that can blanket the area. If your home is in disrepair at the beginning of this season, you are likely to face some major repairs in the future. Here are three things you should do for your home to prepare for the stormy weather.

Roof Inspection

You should get a roof inspection before the rainy season starts, especially if your roof is over a decade old. A complete inspection of your roof could turn up loose or damaged shingles, holes, or other issues that need to be resolved. Getting these problems taken care of now will keep them from becoming worse throughout the fall and winter. If you do not get the necessary roof repairs before the storms hit, you could be facing more extensive repairs or a complete replacement of your roof later on.

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Three Ways to Remodel After Teens Leave for College

It’s that time of year again, and for many parents it is time to say goodbye to their teenagers as they head off to college. For the last 18 years or so, you have taken care of your child and provided a safe place for them to grow up. Now that they are leaving, it will change your household significantly. You will have more time for hobbies and other things that you want to do. And to that end, you might want to remodel your child’s room into something that you can use for yourself. Here are three ideas for remodeling your child’s room after they leave home.

Exercise Room

You can easily create a home gym on a budget with a little bit of remodeling, repurposing, and bargain shopping. Closets can be taken out and the space converted to accommodate various exercise equipment. You can often find exercise equipment used in different online marketplaces for a very reasonable price. You could also have one wall of the room converted into shelving so that you can store weights, exercise bands, and other small equipment.

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Advantages of a One-Stop Contractor for Your Building Needs

Whether you are building a new home, remodeling, or adding an addition to your home, there are a lot of advantages to hiring a one-stop contractor for your building needs. When you want the job done right the first time, and you want the entire project to be coordinated and on schedule, having one contractor who can handle the entire project is important.

No Surprise Delays

One of the reasons that there are often delays in a remodelling or building project is that you have to wait for each subcontractor to perform their part of the project. For example, you might have an electrician, a plumber, a framer, someone to do the flooring, etc. When you hire a general contractor who handles all aspects of your project, you don’t have to worry about waiting on subcontractors. Everything will be handled with ease and timeliness.

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Top Things to Consider During Your Home Remodel

Remodeling your home can be a very exciting time. It can be a lot of fun to look at paint chips and tile samples while you make the decisions of what your home will become. yet there are some considerations you need to make before you ever begin this fun stage of the process. Here are some of the top things you need to consider during your home remodel.

Your End Goal

It is important to keep your end goal in mind as you start your home remodel. Are you remodeling to get more space or updating your current space for new uses? Are you adjusting to a lifestyle change, such as a child moving out or going to college? What are your ultimate plans for your home and remodel? Are you remodeling to add resale value or for comfort? Answering these questions and keeping your goals in mind are key to a successful remodel that meets your needs.

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Three Reasons to Move Forward with Office Renovations

As your business grows and changes, it is inevitable that your office will no longer meet your needs. Whether you need more space for cubicles or desks or you need to split up offices for more employees, renovating your office to keep up with your business needs is something you shouldn’t put off. Here are three reasons to move forward with office renovations.

Boost Productivity

You may think that your business will suffer if you take the time and effort to go through with office renovations, yet the opposite is true. We can ensure that your business stays open and running while renovations are taking place. Once renovations are complete, your employees will be in a much more suitable environment, and productivity will increase substantially.

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Three Reasons to Hire a Professional for Your Building Project

In today’s DIY society, many homeowners are choosing to build their homes or their outbuildings on their own. Even if you have the time for such an undertaking, there are several good reasons that you should hire a professional instead. 

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Permits

Nearly every community requires permits to build new construction, even if it is just a garage, shed, or pool house. Usually these permits are required by the city or town in which you live. If you get caught building without the appropriate permits, you could find yourself facing hefty fines and having your project delayed or cancelled completely. A professional contractor is familiar with what permits are required and how to obtain them.

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Repair or Replace? What You Need to Do for Your Roof

It happens to the best of us. You do everything you can to maintain your home, but eventually it rains and you discover a leak. Maybe you discover multiple leaks. Whether the leaks are due to normal wear and tear on your roof or a fierce storm, you may think that you can just repair the leaks. However, there are some situations in which you should simply replace the entire roof. Here’s how to tell the difference.

One or Two Bad Spots

You may notice that your roof has a few bad spots with broken or cracked shingles, or you have one or two places in your home that are leaking through the ceiling when it rains or storms. If you only have one or two bad spots on your roof, it is probably due to storm damage rather than a breaking down of the roof. In these situations, a simple repair may be sufficient.

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