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Steps To Take When Your Shingles Blow Off

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Steps To Take When Your Shingles Blow Off

A bad storm and high winds can wreak havoc on an asphalt shingle roof. If you go outside to find shingles in your yard and not on your roof, there are some steps to take. The following guide can help.  Step 1: Call Your Insurance Agent For those with homeowners insurance, an immediate call to begin the claim process is a must. Your insurance company will send out an adjuster who will decide if your roof simply needs a repair or if you need full replacement. It can take several days for an adjuster to get to you after a major storm, so get on their list immediately.  Step 2: Clean Up When shingles come down, they also bring down roofing nails. You don’t want these laying in you yard, street, or driveway where they can hurt feet or...

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3 Ways To Slash The Heating Costs Of An Older House

Posted by on Nov 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Ways To Slash The Heating Costs Of An Older House

The architectural beauty of older houses appeals to many people. Unfortunately, these historic structures are usually less efficient than newer homes, resulting in higher heating bills. If you live in an older house and would like to save money on your energy costs, the following three suggestions can help. 1. Install a Fireplace Insert Masonry fireplaces are common in older homes, as wood was often used as a primary source of heat in years past. Although the glow of a crackling fire creates a lovely ambiance, you could be losing a good deal of warmth right up the chimney. Even if you don’t rely on your fireplace for heat, it could help save you money on heating costs if you take steps to make it more efficient. A fireplace insert is an effective way to save money on heating...

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