Why Concrete Builds the Most Efficient Homes

This is a guest post, courtesy of Matt Doyle, Vice-President and Co-Founder of Excel Builders. Efficiency and sustainability have become the driving force behind many of today’s popular home building trends. There are many reasons for this: more efficient homes can be cheaper to build, longer lasting, more affordable...

Discreet Smoke Detectors Gain Favor in Homes

These small, unobtrusive smoke detection sampling points replace traditional smoke detectors for improved look and superior fire protection. Smoke detectors are essential for safety and mandated by the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), but bulky traditional models mounted on ceilings or walls can interrupt or ruin the overall design...

3 Signs You May Need New Gutters

By Fran J. Donegan Gutters are one of the first lines of protection against the elements. Sure, the roof may bear the brunt of a pounding rain, ice or snow, but it’s the gutters’ job to make sure that water moves off of the roof and away from the...

Air Filters Demystified

By Jeremy Cook Home air filters are something that you rarely think about. They produce no immediately visible effect, and simply exist to allow air to pass through them. On the other hand, for both human and machine health, they are extremely important both at home and in the...

What to Know Before Buying Home Fencing

By Joseph Truini   Homeowners have many different reasons for installing fences. Some want to increase security or gain a little privacy. Others need a fence to corral pets, enclose a swimming pool, define the property line or enhance the curb appeal of their home. Fences are also used...