If it seems like the trend in home building during the last decade focused on maintenance free materials, there are many who would indicate that the next decade will focus on homes that are more and more energy efficient. Although many home owners have long been looking for kitchen appliances and HVAC systems that boast high efficiency ratings, today’s home owners are looking for even more energy efficiency standards.
Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) are just one of the many building materials that are currently being implemented into today’s new constructions. These insulated concrete building blocks can help both commercial and residential builders make sure that they are offering their clients the latest in energy efficient materials. These

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A recent Harris Poll for the National Association of Landscape Professionals was conducted amongst nearly 2,034 adults across the United States over the age of 18. This survey has revealed that nearly 75% of all Americans believe that it is important for them to spend time outside in their yards. As a result, landscaping is without a doubt now the most popular form of renovation that homeowners engage in.

The rising popularity of landscaping involves the fact that people love their yards and it grows from there. Understand that just about 50% of all homeowners that are upgrading their outdoor spaces spend six hours or more there every week. The top three users of these spaces involve entertaining guests, gardening, and just simply relaxing.

Just over half of homeowners are budgeting $10,000 or more on their current or upcoming outdoor projects where professionals are involved. Yet, two thirds actually spent this amount on recent projects. Here are all of the important facts t

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One of the most common home appliances in the United States is an air conditioning unit. As a matter of fact, this is so prominent that most people overlook the value of their AC unit and how often they use it. Furthermore, many people will forget or overlook how essential it is to properly install the AC unit. The right type of air conditioning installation process can help many homeowners out.

If you know very little about heating and cooling, then you need to hire the services of an HVAC company or HVAC service workers. The right heating and cooling service will help you through the air conditioning installation and will make it as efficient as possible. Again, knowing very little about this type of appliance should deter you from installing it yourself.

Natural gas is used to heat an estimated 57% of United States homes. The AFUE rating for an all-electric furnace or boi

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The last of the home projects are almost complete. With some workers scheduled to come recaulk the concrete drive way and another crew coming to power wash the deck by the end of the week, you have almost reached the end of the tasks that you wanted to complete before your younger daughter’s high school graduation party.
As you looked at all of the possible locations for her party, the entire family agreed that having the party at your house would be the perfect solution.
Using this decision as a way to take care of some of the maintenance issues around the house, you made a list nearly six months ago of all the tasks that you wanted to get done. As soon as the seams between the concrete on the drive way are caulked and the deck is cleaned you will have successfully reached the end of that list.
What Home Maintenance Projects Do You Have Scheduled for This Spring?
Whether you are preparing for a graduation party, another event, or you simply want to ma

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Emergency Shoring: What You Need To Know

    If you are someone (or know someone) who has experienced home water damage, you have come to the right place. When it comes to home damage (such as emergency construction, asbestos encapsulation or house fire damage repair), there are a number of issues that could result in the need for emergency shoring. Be sure to keep reading below for additional information pertaining to emergency shoring services!

    1. Nearly 20 percent of insurance claims were due to water damage, which means this is

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The winds of change are calling. You’ve found yourself moving to one of the most beautiful cities the United States has to offer.

Moving furniture and making the transition from one place to another is difficult enough. Why not ask for a little help along the way? A Seattle delivery service can fill in the gaps and provide you some support to get through your busy week, moving furniture and storing boxes before you move from point A to point B. Not only are they helpful during times of stress, they offer you a reliable service that will ensure you’re never fearing the aftermath of a bumpy ride once you arrive on your new front step.

How Many People Move Per Year?

There’s no need to feel self-conscious about your decision to seek out some adventure. Americans are packing their bags and moving more frequently than ever. Today the average American will move around 12 times in their life, with that number fluctuating depending on budget, personal inter

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Signature spas for sale can make a great purchase, as spas can have a number of benefits, from health to the simple benefit of relaxation. Signature spas for sale are available for every budget and in nearly every size. Signature spas for sale are perfect for the casual spa user as well as the person who uses parts of spas somewhat religiously. Signature spas for sale can include any number of things, most commonly saunas and hot tubs.

Hot tubs in particular are a popular component of signature spas for sale. In the United States alone there are considerably more than seven million hot tubs currently in operation, both in public as well as private residences. Hot tubs are purchased for a number of reasons, but nearly fifteen percent of people use their hot tubs to take some time to themselves, and consider their hot tub time to be synonymous with their alone time. The vast maj

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Radon is an extremely dangerous chemical that can cause long-term effects, and even deadly consequences, to those who have it in their home for long periods of time. Unfortunately, because it is colorless and odorless, there is really no good way to find out if it is in your home without the use of radon mitigation through a radon mitigation and abatement service. Residential radon testing is the one way to keep yourself and your loved one safe during a time when such a life-changing and horrific chemical is inside your home.

The Dangers of Radon

Radon is extremely dangerous, which is why you must protect you and your family from its horrifying effects. The Surgeon General has said that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. today, which means that many people are affected by it in negative way

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Heating and cooling services

The modern heating and cooling, or HVAC system is a marvel of engineering that makes our lives more pleasant. Oddly enough, few homeowner’s actually think about their own systems until they need to make an adjustment to the temperature in their home. This is a mistake, as each system requires a certain amount of maintenance on a regular basis. If the system doesn’t receive this attention, it will eventually develop faults in its regular operation that result in inefficiency at best, and a break down in the worst case scenario.

What Maintenance Does My Home’s System Need?

Some homes have an HVAC system, others only need a furnace for cold winters, while others need just their air condi

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