There are Cracks Inside My Home. Should I be Concerned?

Oh no! You’ve discovered a crack or two inside your home. Should you be concerned? We always recommend you air on the side of caution and never ignore a discovered crack. However, it’s important to note that the presence of a crack doesn’t always mean that the structural integrity of your home is compromised. Before… Read more »

Home Inspection Findings that Could be a Sale Deal Breaker

We’re all guilty of it; when searching for a new home we’re so busy focusing on paint colors and kitchen that we overlook the finer details. Details like poor drainage, missing roof shingles, and the creepy crawly uninvited guests in the basement. That’s why a buyer’s home inspection is so important. It’s pretty much a… Read more »

The Top 5 Most Common Findings During a Home Inspection

It’s a great feeling to find a home you like. However, before you buy, it’s essential to hire a professional home inspector to identify potential problems. Here are the top five most common findings that come to light during home inspections: Roofing problems Aged or damaged shingles are indicators of serious roof damage. All shingles… Read more »

Tips for Negotiating Repair Costs After a Home Inspection

It happens more often than you think. You’ve made an offer on a home you really like only to be surprised when a few costly issues are discovered by the home inspector. You’re still interested but want the current owners to make repairs before you go through with the deal. So how exactly do you… Read more »

How Hard Water Affects your Water Heater

Many homeowners who experience issues with their plumbing system are surprised to learn that the damage may very well be caused by the water running through it. How is this possible? Hard water. For those who are unfamiliar, hard water contains large amounts of dissolved “hardness: minerals that can bind with other substances and create… Read more »

Did You Know Summer Heat Can Cause Damage to your Roof?

With its heavily-compacted snow and powerful winds, winter undoubtedly puts the most stress on your home. By comparison you may not think twice about the summer months, but that would be a mistake. Just think about the last few summers and the record-breaking temperatures we’ve been seeing all over the globe. it’s more important than… Read more »

Newer Homes Burn up to 4x Faster than Older Homes

On average, those who live in a home built 30 years ago have 14 more minutes to escape in the event of a fire compared to those occupying newer homes. That amount of time can truly mean the difference between a close call and a devastating incident. So what’s the cause? It all comes down… Read more »

Controlling Window Condensation During Extreme Cold Weather

When it gets extremely cold outside, it’s not uncommon for condensation to build up on the inside of the windows in a home. Condensation typically forms when warm air inside of a home, which is often filled with moisture, comes into contact with the much cooler surfaces of windows. Window condensation can lead to mold… Read more »

Home Improvement Projects that Pay Off

Home improvement projects are a great way to increase your home’s overall value. How much value you add to your home over time can heavily depend on your investment into home improvement projects. Typically, the more you spend, the larger your return on investment will be down the road.  However, small budget-friendly projects have the… Read more »

Routine Home Maintenance: How to Keep Your House in Shape

It is no secret that a house will degrade over time if not taken care of properly, and because a home is a major investment, it’s important to care for it. Routine home maintenance is required to keep your house in shape and to preserve its value. Performing routine home maintenance tasks can save you… Read more »