Telltale Signs That Your Windows Are Costing You Money

Telltale Signs That Your Windows Are Costing You Money

In older houses, faulty, old windows can account for a third of the total heat loss in winter and as much as 75 percent of interior heat gain in summer. If you have old, leaky windows, replacing them will cost you money up front, but in a few years they’ll have paid for themselves. You‘ll save so much on your energy bills, your new windows will not have cost you a dime.

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Knowing What’s Going On In Your Yard Can Keep Termites Away

Knowing What’s Going On In Your Yard Can Keep Termites Away

This time of year, termites are a big problem for many homeowners. Experts say, you need to be aware of what’s going on in your yard. Any wood in contact with soil can be attractive to termites. It’s unusual for them to infest mulch, but it can happen.

Instead, termites are more likely to attack decaying stumps or fallen limbs that contain large pieces of dead wood. As long as you keep the wood-based mulch a foot or so away from the house’s foundation, you should be able to see any mud tunnels that termites would make as they cross the barren zone.

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Real Estate Trends And Predictions

Real Estate Trends And Predictions

If you’ve looked around your neighborhood, you can see that there are a lot of homes for sale. 2011 is a new year for the housing market and many real estate experts seem to be hopeful yet cautious. In order to recover, it is well known that jobs are the key. Without job creation, homeowners will continue to face foreclosure and won’t be able to qualify for a home purchase.

With inventory levels still high, housing in 2011 will not recover unless consumers have the jobs and confidence to grab up the excess. Local real estate experts say a full recovery is not likely. Unfortunately, there are too many people without jobs and lending standards are still too stringent.

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Benefits of Replacement Windows

Benefits of Replacement Windows

Many say new windows are a great way to save on your energy bills while also transforming the look of your home. Realtors say the curb appeal that new windows offer can actually help bring people into your home. Once you start researching new windows you will learn all about vinyl.

Windows made from vinyl are strong and provide very good energy savings having moderate to high R-values meaning that they are resistant to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the resistance and the higher their energy efficiency which in the long run will save you in heating and cooling costs.

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Learn Why Gutters Leak And Damage Your Home

Learn Why Gutters Leak And Damage Your Home

Gutters are crucial to having a “healthy” house. Unfortunately, if you have old, leaky gutters, they are probably not doing their job. This means, water is most likely entering areas that can cause major damage!

So why do gutters leak? Gutters can leak along their length, at seams, at end caps, at changes in direction and at downspout connections. No matter what material is used for the gutters, leaks are most common at seams and changes in direction.

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