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4 Ways To Prepare Your Home For WinterWhen there’s a cold draft coming through a warm home, everyone can feel it. The most common place for cold air to come into a house is the space below the door. At times, cold air can also come from light switches and lighting located on outside walls. Normally, there is a piece of weather stripping or something similar to prevent airflow, but these can rot away over time and allow cold air back in. If this happens during the cold winter and it can’t be replaced, try using a door snake instead. They can be bought at many hardware and home supply stores, or homeowners can even make them on their own without too much effort.

2. Replace Furnace Filters Regularly

One of the worst things that can happen during the cold winter is for the home’s furnace

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What it Takes to Build an Effective ToolboxWhether a homeowner considers themselves handy or not, especially with DIY projects, they should have a well-stocked toolbox in an easily accessible area. (In other words, when a pipe starts to leak, everyone should know where to find the wrench.) Stocking a toolbox starts with learning the basics of the equipment, so learn more about what it takes to be prepared.

Quality Matters

There are plenty of exceptionally inexpensive tools out there, but these tools are just likely to fall apart as they are to compromise the quality of the job. A well-timed repair can be the key between spending $100 on a repair and several thousand dollars on the resulting catastrophe. Homeowners don't have to overcharge their credit card, but they should be willing to

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Roofing Materials You Should KnowWhen buying a new construction home or replacing the roof on an existing home, the homeowner has options for how they want their new roof to be. There are far more options out there than just the normal asphalt shingles, and these other options offer different advantages that can’t be gotten otherwise. Here are some of the different roof material options that can be found and what sets them apart from the rest.

1. Wooden Shingles

Wood shingles used to be common before the rise of the modern asphalt shingles, but they can still be found and used today. Homeowners like wooden shingles because they’re quite sturdy despite being made just from wood, and they can last up to 50 years if the home is located in a drier climate. A wetter climate can lead

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Building a Home? What You Need to Know About Smart ProductsNew construction homes tend to be very technologically advanced. They're made with advanced pieces of equipment, and when they're done being constructed, they have advanced technologies built in.

Home buyers who are seeking all the latest and greatest amenities often turn to smart technologies for their new home. If you're a home buyer in the process of purchasing a new construction property, here's what you need to know about what to include and how to get the best experience out of your smart products.

What Are Smart Products?

Smart products are automated devices that have the ability to learn or change with the environment to meet the needs of the user. Just about anything can be made "smart," so new smart technologies are becoming

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5 Insulation Types For Your HomeInsulation is extremely important for both keeping a home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. However, many homeowners don’t realize just how many different options they have to choose from for their home. Not all types of insulation are equally effective, so homeowners have a chance to choose one that they think is best for their home. Here are some of the different types of insulation and what makes them good choices for a home.

Fiberglass Insulation

Most Nolensville homeowners are familiar with fiberglass insulation because it’s the most common type used in homes. Fiberglass insulation can be fond in batts and blankets, which are rolls of insulation that can be cut as needed to create the right size. Because of its wide

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Options for Home Pest ControlAny home might house inhabitants who are not human. Dealing with periodic infestations of mice, rats, ants, cockroaches, or other pests is something most homeowners will have to do eventually. The trick is to provide a deterrent that makes the home inhospitable to these creatures without putting the home's regular residents at risk. With these tips, homeowners can evaluate the standard options for pest control and make a choice that will suit the pest and the extent of the problem.

Pest Prevention Techniques

One of the best ways to avoid dealing with insects or rodents is to keep them from entering the home in the first place. Homeowners should take two approaches to pest prevention. First, they should take care to seal air leaks and gaps

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Top Home Security SystemsThere are many types of home security systems available today that can help homeowners feel safe both while at home and when they are away. With statistics estimating that more than two million homes are burglarized annually, the best way to prevent becoming a victim is to invest in a solid home security system. Beyond enjoying greater peace of mind, there are typically insurance discounts for home security systems ranging from 15-20 percent. These are the most popular types of security systems for homeowners.

Electric Current Home Alarm Systems

While somewhat outdated, these systems simply use sensors to detect when connected doors and windows are opened. As implied, they connect directly to the home's electrical current, which renders them

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Mold? In Your Home? What You Should Be Looking ForWhen it comes to things that no homeowner wants to find in their home, mold is near the top of the list. But while no homeowner wants to find mold growing in their home, it can actually be quite difficult to identify when it does grow. If a homeowner doesn’t know what to look for, a lot of mold can look extremely benign, like just some dust or dirt that needs to be swept up. Here is what every homeowner needs to know in order to find and identify mold growth in their home.

Signs and Appearances of Mold

Looking for mold is tricky because it can take on just about any appearance. Most people are familiar with the ugly black stains that grow on shower curtains, but that’s just one way mold can appear. Mold can take on many different shapes

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5 Common Household Dangers and Prevention TipsOne would think that a Brentwood home is the safest place to be, but unfortunately that's simply not the case. In fact, a good portion of injuries occur within the home—likely because it's where we feel most comfortable. With this in mind, here are five common home dangers along with some home injury prevention tips.

Falls in the Home

One-third of annually reported injuries in the US are due to falls. The majority of falling incidents occur within residences making falls one of the most common dangers in the home. Falls can happen anywhere indoors… in kitchens, baths, on stair and by tripping on rugs. However, preventive measures include adding rugs in damp areas to stave off falls while taking time to secure them to prevent tripping. Install

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Ample Creative Lighting Adds a Personal Note to a HomeLighting your home the right way involves a lot of decision-making, and it's not all about style, according to the experts. There are right ways to light every room, and doing it well hinges on factors that go beyond the appearance of the fixtures or the size of the bulbs, even though those are important as well.

Lighting professionals talk about overall effect, lumens and wattage, ambient and task lighting, recessed cans and pendants, special effects and low voltage lights, and whether or not a room's light should be subdued or powerful. By correctly lighting a home, it greatly increases the possibility of a quick home sale as well.

Many of the decisions are personal choice, but there are some basics about home lighting that can affect

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