10 Simple Ways to Keep Your Home Insect Free

Keep your Salem, OR home insect and pest free.

With more than 91,000 insect species in the U.S. and greater than 20,000 species of insects in Oregon alone, it may seem like an uphill battle to keep these nettlesome critters out of your home. After all, as we’re coming into the summer season and swinging those doors open and opening windows to let the…

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Best Way to Fix Pest and Termite Damage to Your Home

Pest & termite damage can be a major repair to your home.

Subterranean termites – which are found in homes in Salem – cause more than $1 billion in damage in the U.S. A homeowner’s expenses to repair major damage from termites and other pests can run into the thousands of dollars, and they are typically not covered by insurance. The sudden appearance of winged termites emerging…

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4 Siding Home Maintenance Tips

Siding Home Maintenance & Improvement Tips

Even though you see it every day, your siding doesn’t get much consideration or attention unless it is tarnished or faded. But siding plays an important role in the integrity of your home. Your siding protects your house, the foundation, and the contents inside. It shields your home from insects, pests, UV, wind, snow, rain,…

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Adding Solar to Your Home – Cutting Through the Hype

Adding Solar to Your Home - Cutting Through the Hype

Oregon is considered an environmentally-friendly state. So, it should come as no surprise that renewable energy sources are very popular here. In 2018, utility-scale, commercial, and residential solar generated approximately 776,000 MWh, or 1.2 percent of all electricity generated in Oregon, making it 18th among all states. In fact, Oregon solar grew more than five-fold…

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Should You Renovate Your Home or Move?

Renovate Your Home or Move to a New House

There are a lot of factors that go into deciding which house to buy. However, after some time, those needs may have changed or the house you bought is simply not living up to expectations. It could be because your family is growing, there isn’t space for those working remotely or you just aren’t satisfied…

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Tips for Moving into a House that Needs Major Renovations

Moving into a House that needs Major Renovations

Buying a house that needs renovations certainly has its advantages. You can often get more home for your money or an affordable house in a coveted neighborhood. Fixer-uppers also offer a path to ownership for buyers who lack a down payment or solid credit history. Lots of people purchase homes that need work. In November…

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Top 4 Reasons to Install New Insulation

Install New Insulation

Installing new insulation in your home brings with it many potential benefits that could positively impact the quality of your life. New insulation can also save you a lot of money on your energy expenses, improve your health by preventing mold growth in your home, and even reduce noise pollution so you can live in…

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Top 4 Reasons to Install New Windows

Install New Window for your Home

Windows are unique among the building components since they affect not just the performance of your home but also its appearance, both inside and out. They are also a key element in creating a comfortable and functional home. You may not think much about your windows unless something goes wrong with them. In fact, numerous…

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How to Improve the Value of Your Home by Adding an Addition

Add Value to Your Home with an Addition

We love our home improvement projects for the beauty they bring to our house and the boost in property value that they can generate. Harvard researchers estimate that Americans’ total spending on home remodeling projects might reach $430 billion by the second half of 2022. One home remodeling project that is highly effective at improving…

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16 Home Renovation Mistakes

Home Renovation Mistakes

If you are planning to renovate your home soon, you probably have mixed emotions. You are excited about the prospect of improving the functionality and aesthetic appeal of your home. But you might also feel overwhelmed at the enormity of the project, thinking about the cost and what could go wrong. While you look forward…

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Five Myths About HVAC Systems and Maintenance

HVAC Home System Maintenance

The heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system is the very heart of your home. Not only does it circulate hot or cool air throughout the house, but it can also regulate the humidity, remove allergens and particulate matter from the air, and help ensure your home is clean and comfortable. It’s incredibly important, therefore,…

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Protect Your Home, Health, & Keep Pets Safe in the Heat

Protect your home, health, and pets from the heat

By now, you have heard i’ts going to be unseasonably hot this weekend. 90+ this early in the season is mostly unheard of. Here are 40+ ways to protect yourself and your family from the heat.   We all know keeping cool and hydrated is the main way to stay healthy and comfortable. Here are…

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Your siding plays a vital role in protecting your home!

Siding, Paint, remodel, home maintenance

Is it time to give your siding some love? It may look gloomy outside right now, but summer is right around the corner and it’s time to start thinking of the exterior projects your want to complete this year. We often think of painting our homes, but replacing aging siding is an important home improvement…

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New Year, New Kitchen

New Year New Kitchen

2022 is the Perfect Time to Update Your Kitchen! Let’s face it, there isn’t much to celebrate about 2020-2021. It’s been a a couple of years for the books as we have all been confined close to home while the threat of COVID-19 has run rampant. If you’re like many Americans, you’ve spent much more…

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