5 Top Trends in Container Gardening

Posted on: August 5, 2016 by in Blog
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Gardening is a peaceful activity that eases tension, reduces overall stress and promotes longevity. One long-term study found that daily gardening reduces the risk for both dementia and Alzheimer's disease. With all of these benefits, there are ample reasons why people of all ages and lifestyles should start digging in the dirt.   You don't need a big yard or lots of room to enjoy a beautiful garden. With so many options for indoor and outdoor container gardening, there's no limit on Continue Reading ...

Top Energy-efficient Housing Features Every Homebuyer Should Know

Posted on: July 29, 2016 by in Blog
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Most Americans want an energy-efficient home, and they’re willing to make the necessary changes to help improve efficiency, whether it’s changing their habits or buying more energy-efficient appliances. But reducing energy bills and making your home more efficient doesn’t just begin with remembering to switch off lights in empty rooms or paying top-dollar for newer appliances. “Energy efficiency has to start when a home is being built,” says Kevin Clayton, CEO of manufactured home Continue Reading ...

New Home Improvement Trends For Your Property Investment

Posted on: July 22, 2016 by in Blog
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When you’re in the process of buying or building a home, you’re constantly researching trends and technology that will set your home apart. Fast forward a few years and you probably don’t have your finger on the pulse of home advancements like before. 6 Home Improvement Trends to Update your Stale Space It’s good you’ve settled in to your home, but a lot can change in just a handful of years. If you’re finally thinking about finishing the basement, updating the kitchen or Continue Reading ...

Does Your Door Lock Protect Against This Break-in Method?

Posted on: July 15, 2016 by in Blog
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From self-driving cars to Snapchat, digital technology continues to transform almost every aspect of our lives. While these big-ticket smart items make the headlines, many homeowners are more interested in how smart technology can be used to increase their level of home security. Today, advanced image sensors, indoor video cameras and DIY security hubs allow the average homeowner to install security systems that are directly linked to the police. Homeowners can also lock doors and check Continue Reading ...

Turn Your Empty Attic Into New Living Space with 3 Smart Moves

Posted on: July 8, 2016 by in Blog
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When your family outgrows your home's available space, moving to bigger digs isn't always the best option. Maybe you really love your current home. Perhaps you can't find a bigger home in your price range in the area of your choice. Whatever your reason for staying in place, expanding the home you already have can be a cost-effective option when your family needs more room. Converting an unused attic into usable living area is a reliable, cost-effective way to gain more space in a home. It's Continue Reading ...

Helping First-Time Home Buyers Get From “I can’t” to “I can”

Posted on: July 1, 2016 by in Blog
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Another helpful information from friends at Techcon Inspection Services! Finally! The economy is improving, interest rates are low and many consumers now find themselves in a great position financially to become a first-time homeowner. There's a small problem though for some locations around the country - the booming real estate market is resulting in rising home prices and increased competition for the most desirable properties. The S&P/Case-Shiller national home-price index recently Continue Reading ...

About Infrared Thermography

Posted on: December 22, 2015 by in Blog
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Infrared Thermography is the technique for producing an image of invisible (to our eyes) infrared light emitted by objects due to their thermal condition. More sophisticated infrared cameras, like we use, can actually measure temperatures of any object or surface in the image and product color images that make interpretation of thermal patterns easier. An image produced by an infrared camera is called a thermogram or a thermograph. Infrared Thermal Imaging is an advanced non-destructive Continue Reading ...