HOW TO PROTECT YOUR
HOME FROM RAIN
Get your roof ready
for the rains.
Inspect your roof twice per
year to avoid costly problems that can escalate into tremendous cost.
Look for cracks along
the ridge of your roof and where your shingles fold over to form the cap.
Inspect the valleys of
your roof (the area of your roof with a downward slope). Make sure that the...
Protecting your investment in your home is an ongoing process. Whether you are adding a new roof, painting or buying appropriate insurance; there will be a significant cost to protecting your home. With flooding, hurricanes, and high wind in the Houston area; insurance becomes even more important.Buying a home –When you are buying a home in Texas you will normally pay for an option period dur...
Storms, droughts, heat waves, and wildfires are getting worse because of climate change — and that puts your home at risk. Here’s what to do about it.Does climate change worry you? If not, you’re not alone. Most Americans don’t believe climate change will have any real effect on them. A March 2014 Gallup poll found that although 69% of Americans agree climate change is happening, only 36...
This AC condenser unit is in need of some TLC. Building codes say the unit should sit on a solid, level concrete slab, not a few loose blocks. The top of the slab should be elevated at least 3 inches off the ground. In hurricane-prone areas, local codes may require that the unit be bolted or otherwise firmly attached to the slab. Cleaning up around the unit so that air circulates properly isn’t c...
Missouri City named sixth safest city in Texas
Missouri City was recently honored as one of the top 10 safest cities in Texas by real estate website Movoto. Compiling crime data from the top 100 most populous municipalities in Texas, Movoto used the FBI’s 2012... ...
Do You Need Hurricane Insurance?
Published: October 26, 2010
By: Gwen Moran
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How to Protect Your Home From Storm Damage
You have to investigate your policy details and how they relate to your location before making a decision on hurricane insurance.
Effort: Low 1 day (policy r...
One of the most exciting times in a parent’s life is the time before a baby’s arrival. Between anticipation and preparation time passes in an instant, and before you know it you will be holding your little one in your arms.
Although newborns are too small to get into too much trouble, in only a few short months your child will be looking to explore the world around them. Make sure your home is re...
by Nick Gromicko and Kenton Shepard The purpose of this article is twofold. First, at InterNACHI, we’d like you to take measures to keep your garage free from fire. Fortunately, there are ways this can be done, some of which are described below. Secondly, garage fires do happen, and we’d like you to make sure that a fire cannot not easily spread to the rest of your house. While you...
How To Keep Home Maintenance Costs Under $300 A YearBy:John RiahCringe at the thought of major repairs to your home? It’s the little preventative maintenance
things you do throughout the year that’ll keep big repair bills at bay.
In fact, you can keep your entire house fit and healthy for a mere $300
per year. Here’s how.
1. Get Up Close and Personal with Your HouseAnnual cost...
If you are in the market to buy a new washer, one of the first decisions you will want to make is whether to buy a top-loading or a front-loading washing machine. I've heard that top loaders are better since they 'agitate' your clothes but a front loader 'tumbles' your clothes. What's your opinion on the best cleaning method and which is more energy and water efficient?...
Texas Governor Rick Perry has directed the Texas Land Office to be the lead agency for the management of the state's hurricane recovery efforts.The land office, which is responsible for managing public lands, administers U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grants to disaster areas, bringing more accountability to the state's hurricane relief efforts.During hurricanes ...
While you're shopping for warm-weather summer bargains, you can save yourself cool cash year-round on your utility bills by looking into an energy-saving alternatives...here's a few suggestions:
Faucet aerators and low-flow shower heads: Reduce how much water you use and the amount of energy required to heat it. You can find these for under $10 and $25.