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How Do I Know I Need New Windows?

byMelissa Robinson( Feb 13 , 2017 )

Trust us, we get it. Between shuttling the kids around, getting off to work on time and taking care of household chores, there are some areas of your home that just don't get the attention they deserve. One area in particular that often goes neglected by Sacramento homeowners is their windows. While the state of your windows may seem like a trivial matter, they actually play a major role in your home's expenses, energy use, and security. In fact, your windows may be showing you a number of signs that it’s tim  read more

The Many Benefits of Vinyl Windows

byMelissa Robinson( Feb 06 , 2017 )

While shopping for windows for your Sacramento home, it's easy to become overwhelmed by the number of styles and material options on the market. While each material has their own set of benefits and disadvantages, there is one material that continues to be a favorite among homeowners. Vinyl windows were introduced in the 1970's as an inexpensive alternative to traditional wooden windows. Since then vinyl windows have gone on to become the most widely purchased material in the country. Here we will discuss some of the  read more

'Tis the season: 5 expert tips for seamless holiday entertaining

byMelissa Robinson( Dec 04 , 2016 )

(BPT) - As we gear up for the busy holiday season, a foolproof plan is essential for throwing an unforgettable party everyone will be talking about. Whether it's a casual weekend brunch, formal sit-down dinner or a glitzy cocktail party, you want to make sure the atmosphere is set, and that you're party ready. Interior designer and artistic advisor to LG STUDIO appliances, Nate Berkus, is not just a design guru but also an expert party planner and host. "The key to minimizing stress during the holiday enter  read more

Winterize Your Home on Any Budget

byMelissa Robinson( Oct 25 , 2016 )

Old man winter is just around the corner, and securing your home against those cold blasts should be at the top of the “honey do” list. Thankfully, there are ways to ensure that your family stays comfortable and warm without busting your budget. We’ve rounded up tips to winterize your biggest investment at three price points. Free The U.S. Department of Energy estimates you can save around 10% a year on your heating and cooling bills by simply turning your thermostat back 10°–15  read more

LEAD SAFETY

byMelissa Robinson( Sep 27 , 2016 )

On April 22, 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enacted the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (LRRP), which requires remodelers working in homes built before 1978 to follow work practices designed to minimize the exposure of residents to lead hazards. The LRRP rule is designed to protect pregnant women and children under 6 from toxic lead exposure by requiring contractors to complete an eight-hour training course outlining lead-safe work practices that contain and minimize lead dust. Those wh  read more

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