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Money-saving Roofing Secrets Every Homeowner Should Know

Money-saving tips about roof shingles (BPT) - Replacing an aging or damaged roof is an important step in providing crucial protection from the damage the elements can dish out - from heat, wind and rain, to snow, sleet and hail. But homeowners may not realize that the type of roof shingle they choose can make a big difference, not only in the protection it offers to the home, but also in the cost of their homeowners' insurance. Here are a few things homeowners should keep in mind when looking Continue Reading ...

Your Home Inspection Manual | Atlanta Home Inspector

When shopping for houses, you will quickly notice how fast the expenses start to add up. Financially, home buying can be pretty overwhelming. However, you will soon find the expenses to be more intimidating if you realize that you’re buying from a money pit. Ensure that you get to spend on a quality investment by getting a home inspection done.   Hire a Professional Inspector Southern Home Inspection Services states that a home inspection is not cheap, and it should, therefore, be worth Continue Reading ...

Maintenance Tip From Southern Home Inspection Services

Posted on: February 5, 2019 by in Blog
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Hi everyone, it’s Jody with Southern Home Inspection Services with a Home Maintenance Tip. I’m going to show you one of the most common causes of wood rot on your window sills and trim. What you can see in the photos is the metal portion of the screen frame at the bottom of the window screen is secured tight up to the window sill. When it rains, the water goes behind the screen, ponds on the window sill, because this metal piece acts as a dam and as the paint breaks down on the window Continue Reading ...

Top Trends for the 2018 Housing Market Identified

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In the real estate market, springtime is go time. It’s the busiest time of the year for home sales, and with this year’s stable economy and the low unemployment rate, the spring of 2018 has the potential to be especially active. Every market is defined by its trends, and while each year is different, identifying these trends early on can be a useful tool for buyers, sellers, and agents to navigate the upcoming market and secure the best long-term solution for themselves or their Continue Reading ...

Home Improvement Insight: 5 Tips to Redesign With Kids’ Safety in Mind

Posted on: October 24, 2017 by in Blog
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Smart homeowners take a strategic approach to home improvement projects such as redoing a playroom, living room or bedroom to keep kids' safety in mind during the redesign process. By being proactive today, you can ensure your entire family can safely enjoy the results of your home improvement project. Here are the top five things to keep in mind to create a stunning yet safe space for your family: Window coverings Corded window coverings are a Top 5 Hidden Hazard in American homes, Continue Reading ...

Two Roof Areas You Can’t Afford to Overlook This Season

Posted on: October 16, 2017 by in Blog
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As summer gives way to change colors and colder nights, now is an ideal time to tackle the necessary home maintenance projects that get put off during those sun-filled months – especially when it comes to one of the most protective and necessary aspects of any home, the roof. Cold weather can aggravate a roof and quickly turn minor defects into costly repair bills; in fact, the latest “Cost vs. Value” report from Remodeling Magazine estimates the average roofing replacement cost at over Continue Reading ...

Quick Tips to Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests

Posted on: October 15, 2017 by in Blog
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As the holidays approach, the decorator in us gets excited about how to deck the halls and drape the tinsel to create a festive home for the season. Social media is full of inspiration, but before you embark on decorating projects, the following are a few easy ideas to ensure your home is as functional and welcoming as it is festive for family and friends. 'Tis the season to repair, repaint, refresh A pristine paint job is a perfect backdrop for holiday entertaining. Throughout the year, the Continue Reading ...

What You Should Know About Rising Interest Rates

Posted on: May 5, 2017 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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Homeowners planning to refinance and buyers searching for a home may have an idea of what’s in store for them with regards to interest rates, but they never really know until they lock in a rate. This is in part because rates can change direction fast, and when they rise—as they have been recently—it can cost borrowers a great deal of money and time. The effect of rising interest rates on your home purchase Today, the median existing home price in the United States is around Continue Reading ...

Reducing Risks While Taking Care Of Business: Tips To Avoid Distracted Driving

Posted on: April 28, 2017 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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The pace of business never seems to stop, and thanks to the convenience of cell phones, many people work on the go, even while they’re driving. Yet cell phone use is one of the most common type of distracted driving, and it claims thousands of lives and causes thousands more injuries every year. More than a quarter of all car crashes involve cell phone use, both hand sets and hands-free, the National Safety Council (NSC) reports. In 13 percent of fatal crashes, the drivers were using Continue Reading ...

5 Easy Ways To ‘Charge Up’ Your Recycling Habits

Posted on: April 21, 2017 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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Americans generate about 254 million tons of trash annually, according to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) most recent figures, and only about one-third of that waste is recycled. For many, one of the main barriers to recycling is not knowing how or where to recycle certain items. For instance, many household cordless products we use every day are powered by rechargeable batteries. These batteries are not only recyclable, but contain materials that are potentially harmful to the Continue Reading ...