Com’on, Shake It

We’ve been talking about the “big one” that will hit California for decades. Really, they’ve been expecting it since about 1906. Although California gets a bad rap for earthquakes, parts of almost all US states and territories are at moderate risk or higher for...

Bump That.

Ever wonder how that punk down the street keeps breaking into houses (you know who he is, the kid with all the cool stuff that your friends used to own)? You know he’s not that smart or talented… but somehow, he’s in and out and never gets caught. Bump keys are a...

It’s not sun worship.

Follow the sun! This can apply to many things, from designing a global software platform to building a new home. In general, we know that the sun rises in the east but it sets in the west. How do we take advantage of that when building a home? Well, on this side of...

Which Siding Are You On?

If you are looking for a classic exterior, then aluminum paneling is definitely the way to go. At one point, very popular, it is not seen as much today. Like most things metallic, a lot of energy is required to create aluminum siding as compared to other materials....

Who’s Sleeping in Your Bed?

Two decades ago, we would have thought you were talking about someone living in a third-world country if you mentioned bed bugs. But these guys are alive and well. Maybe a little too well. Bed bugs are actually a parasite. They eat blood. Why do we see a pandemic...

Grillin Outside Maxin and Relaxin

Everyone loves to grill. Gas grills make that joy easy and clean. But anytime we have fuel and an open flame we have a hazard. There are over 500 fires every year involving an outdoor gas grill. Storage and use of the fuel are critical. On a one or two-family home...

Cool Fan.

So, you want to stay cool but you don't want to turn the air on? Ceiling fans are a common, economical solution to cooling. Although they don't actually cool the room, the wind chill affect does make us more comfortable. They can also move warm air making heating more...

Get The Moisture Outta Here!

Why are your bathroom walls crying? You've seen it. Stains down the paint of the wall, outlined by a line of dirt as it slowly cuts through the otherwise imperceptible film of dust. But like tears cutting through make-up on someone’s face. Other indicators of poor...

It’s Just Rain…

A little rain never hurt, right? Well, maybe not. Water collected off the roof of the average American home can be well over a thousand gallons with just an inch of rain. Where does all that water go? When working well, gutters and downspouts provide a simple and...

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What Every Homebuyer in Florida Should Know

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