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Old man winter is tightening his grip on the area. That means your home better be ready for the bitter cold temperatures or else you should prepare for ice dams or even frozen pipes. Before any first-time homeowners begin to panic, there are a few things you can do to prepare your home for the…

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Christmas has come and gone and the new year is here. That means the Christmas decorations will be going back into storage (if they haven’t already). With those gone, it may seem like your house is missing something. Instead of leaving your house as a blank slate until the next holiday rolls around, add some…

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Can you believe 2017 is less than two months away? Neither can we. Design trends are always changing and 2016 was no different. As 2016 come to a close, we look back on the design trends really caught on this past year. Geometric Tiles Tiles are getting bolder and geometric tiles were very much “in”…

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The season of pumpkin carving and football watching is finally here. That also means winter is right around the corner so why not enjoy these activities outside in the cool weather? Give your outdoor space an inviting face-lift with a few easy garden projects you can get done in just one weekend! Add Some Color…

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Colder temperatures and soon, falling leaves serve as a reminder that the fall season is fast approaching. As the seasons change, so do our activities and home needs. Even though summer isn’t officially over just yet, it’s a good time to do some seasonal maintenance to keep your home running smoothly. We know the weather…

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Hardscaping offers a number of appealing options including anything from rustic stacked walls to a fully developed outdoor living space and kitchen. Once you’ve decided to create an outdoor space, it’s important to plan carefully to not only ensure you’re getting what you want, but to also not go over budget. Think About the Landscaping…

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Homeowners take on major renovation projects to their home all the time. More often than not however the do it yourselfers encounter unexpected problems that put them way over budget and push back the completion date. That just comes with the territory though right? Not necessarily! While we can’t predict every potential problem that may…

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  There are plenty of small, inexpensive home improvements that you can do to improve the curb appeal of your home. Adding curb appeal to your home not only makes it more attractive when you put it on the market, but it also gives your house a refined finished look you will love. When you…

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If you’re wondering where to start a landscaping transformation, look no farther than the front yard. It’s the first thing anyone sees and provides that curb appeal you want your guests or passersby see. One important thing to remember is that no matter how great your landscaping is, it must be functional. Hardscape First It’s…

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How can concrete masonry assemblies comply with code-mandated air barrier requirements Beginning with the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code, performance requirements were introduced for air barrier materials and systems. All commercial buildings in climate zones 4-8 are required to comply with specific requirements. In addition to the performance requirements, there are a number of “deem-to-comply”…

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