How to Prepare Your Furnace for Winter

If you want your furnace to work optimally when winter sets in, it is important that you take some time out to check and prepare it in advance. Doing so will go a long way toward ensuring a hassle-free winter.

Is Your Home Built On Expansive Soil?

A major risk factor for homes in many parts of the country is foundation movement as a result of expansive soil. The amount of movement at a given location depends upon the reactivity of the soil, but it can also vary depending on the weather, the time of year, and even the location of your home on the lot.

Time for New Windows?: How to Tell and What to Look For

Although a home’s windows do not last forever, well-maintained windows should last you 10 to 20 years at minimum. And that’s important, because your windows do much more than just maintain the overall look and appearance of your house. If they are high-quality and are...

5 Steps Every Homeowner Should Take to Get Ready for Spring

With the change in seasons, homeowners should consider taking steps to prepare their homes for the year. But spring cleaning is about more than just scrubbing the floors and cleaning the windows. It includes a whole lot of maintenance work around the house, checking on major systems to ensure smooth function year-round.

Home Water Damage: What to Look For and How to Prevent It

Water is the giver of life, but it’s also the destroyer of homes. According to property & casualty insurance company Travelers, water damage is as much as 10 times more common than fire damage in American homes and causes, on average, nearly 30% of all household property claims. In 2015, water damage and freezing caused more than 45% of all homeowners insurance losses, nearly double the second-most-frequent type of damage, according to the Insurance Information Institute.