Home Innovations that Protect Against Moisture

Posted on: August 21, 2017 by in Blog
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 Brought to you by your friends from Detail Home InspectionThere is an insidious enemy that every homeowner dreads: moisture and the damage and degradation it can cause if left unchecked. Luckily, home improvement manufacturers have discovered new ways to prevent moisture from penetrating the home in the first place. With new home product innovations, there is no reason to suffer the costly and damaging effects of rain, snow or ice.Unique fasteners add longevity to Continue Reading ...

A Smart Way To Buy A Home

Posted on: August 14, 2017 by in Blog
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 Helpful Information from Detail Home InspectionAre you considering buying a home? With mortgage rates on the slow and steady incline, there may be no better time for a home purchase than now. Mortgage interest rates will likely continue to go up for the foreseeable future, according to recent data from the housing finance company Freddie Mac. Many housing experts and industry observers agree.What does this mean?:If you are thinking about buying a home, it means don’t Continue Reading ...

6 Must-Know Kitchen and Bathroom Design Trends

Posted on: August 7, 2017 by in Blog
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 Brought to you by your friends from Detail Home InspectionMany homeowners today wonder how they can turn their bathrooms or kitchens into something worthy of making the rounds on Pinterest or Instagram. As more people want to give their home a personal and stylish touch, home decorating and interior design is hotter than ever, and the possibilities are seemingly limitless.The only problem is that making up your mind can be overwhelming. If you’ve ever tried to pick what Continue Reading ...

Natural Selection: Live-Edge Wood In Home Design

Posted on: July 31, 2017 by in Blog
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 Helpful Information from your friends at Detail Home InspectionLive-edge hardwood, in which the sides of the slab are left unmilled to retain the natural profile of the tree trunk, is an increasingly popular decorative trend in today’s residential interiors. The technique is not only used for pieces of stand-alone furniture such as tables and benches but also for built-in elements like shelving, mantles, countertops, bars and kitchen islands. “Most mills cut off Continue Reading ...

A Room-By-Room Guide To Decluttering Your Home

Posted on: July 24, 2017 by in Blog
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 Brought to you by your friends from Detail Home InspectionControlling clutter in your home can be a challenge; 48 percent of Americans say their houses are cluttered with stuff they don’t use anymore, according to a survey by ClearVoice Research. Multiple studies have found a cluttered home can negatively affect your mental and physical health, while a cleaner home can make you feel happier and healthier.A UCLA study found mothers in cluttered homes had higher stress levels Continue Reading ...

Repair or Replace? What To Do With A Worn-Out Cooling System

Posted on: July 17, 2017 by in Blog
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  Helpful Information from your friends at Detail Home Inspection Sooner or later, every homeowner will face the same tough decision: Can you repair that malfunctioning system or appliance one more time, or is it finally time to replace it? Summer temperatures can heat up the repair-or-replace debate for homeowners living with an older cooling system.To arrive at an answer, you must weigh numerous factors, including which option is more cost-effective over both the long- and Continue Reading ...

Latest Deck Trend: ‘Monster’ Size, Mega-Luxury

Posted on: July 11, 2017 by in Blog
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Brought to you by your friends at Detail Home Inspection Move over mini — the new trend in decking is anything but small. When it comes to the size of their decks, the majority of Americans feel bigger is better — as multiple surveys indicate decks are getting larger and more luxurious, RealtorMag reports. Today’s decks dwarf the outdoor spaces of decades ago, and blur the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces with features like full kitchens, dining and entertainment areas, says Continue Reading ...

Security in an insecure world

Posted on: April 28, 2017 by in Blog
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The year 2016 was devastating for some safe deposit box holders. In New York, thieves cut holes in the roofs of three banks and brazenly emptied hundreds of safe deposit boxes, leaving the victims' pillaged boxes on the roof and strewn around the vault.A stealthier thief in Florida picked safe deposit boxes in several banks, emptying the contents without damaging the box or leaving any visible sign of the theft.These are not isolated incidents. On average, there are between 15-18 Continue Reading ...

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

Posted on: April 21, 2017 by in Blog
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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 an energy-efficient tankless water heater, putting solar panels on your house, or adding a skylight, chances are you can find a program that Continue Reading ...

Six factors driving the cost of your new HVAC system

Posted on: April 14, 2017 by in Blog
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More than half of homes in the U.S were built before 1980, according to U.S. Census figures. With most home heating and ventilation systems lasting around 20 years, millions of American homeowners will be looking at replacing their HVAC systems this year. If you’ll be among them, understanding the factors that influence the cost of a system could help save you money in the long run.“The cost of HVAC systems can vary widely, and most people who face replacing a system have never gone Continue Reading ...