If you live in the Milwaukee area, and have a basement, chances are you have basement windows and window wells. While these basement windows provide much needed light in your basement, they often cause problems by making your home vulnerable to nature and intruders, and can even be a safety hazard. Don’t fear! Your answer […]
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The caulk or sealant on your bathtub, shower, and sink plays an important role in preserving your bathroom and preventing water damage and mold. With the right materials and our handy guide, re-caulking is an easy DIY project that can be done for low cost in a short amount of time. But first, let’s understand […]
Warmer weather and longer days make summer ideal for checking items off your home maintenance to-do list. Here are some ideas to get started: Touch Up Exterior Paint Touching up the paint on your home’s exterior is a great first summer project. The Milwaukee weather can do a number on the exterior of your home, […]
When looking to purchase a new home, curb appeal isn’t the only thing you should consider in your buying decision. The appearance of your potential home is important but making sure that the landscape is healthy can save you thousands. Landscape Inspections Landscape inspections are often overlooked, leaving buyers vulnerable to poor soil or susceptible […]
Insulating does more than protect you against the cold — it protects your most valuable asset when costs rise. With energy costs increasing every year, insulating your home could be an excellent way to save natural resources and ease the strain on your pocketbook. The project sounds simple: add a little insulation, and the savings […]
Hiring a home inspector is common sense when it comes to purchasing a house. A house is a large investment, and people should know exactly what they are getting in to. But what about when you are getting a divorce? What a lot of people don’t know is that being informed on the condition of […]
When selling your home, curb appeal is essential. However, it isn’t all pretty flowers and shrubs that your buyer is purchasing. It’s the house itself. For a very modest investment, you may find giving your house a little facelift by restoring or repairing your siding will greatly improve the appeal and structure of your home, […]
JANUARY is RADON AWARENESS MONTH What is Radon? Radon is an colorless, odorless radioactive gas. It forms naturally from the decay of radioactive elements (e.g. granite, uranium) which are found at different levels in the soil and rock around the base and under your home. The radon gas given off by the rock and soil […]
When it comes time to replace that old furnace, you may have tons of questions and probably a few concerns. You can speak to as many contractors as you wish and get as much advice as possible, the choice to replace it will ultimately be yours to make. Knowing the key things that go into […]
No one wants to come home to a flooded basement: family heirlooms, old vacation photos, workout equipment, theatre system all ruined. Fact is, this becomes the reality of many families every single year especially during the spring months of increased rain. There are a few different things that can be done to avoid this tragic […]