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Spring is Here! Time to Check Your Home for Winter Damage.

As we welcome Spring, it may be easy for many East Tennessee homeowners to see that Old Man Winter has brutalized their homes. From deep-freeze temperatures to snowstorms, high winds, falling trees and more, the coming of Spring may reveal damaged roofs, gutters, doors, and walkways. That’s why it’s a good idea to Inspect exterior…
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Don’t Move. Renovate!

Like many Americans, East Tennesseans are living in their homes longer these days. Redfin News reports that a record 25.1% of U.S. homeowners in 2020 have lived in the same home for more than 20 years, up from 14.3% in 2010 and 8.6% in 2005. Rising home prices over the last two decades have made…
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Recovery from Fire and Water Damage Requires Specialized Help

OMG,  Where do we even start! A sudden, unexpected event that damages your home—perhaps even making it unlivable for a time–can throw can turn your world upside down. Fire, flood, mold or other hazards or events can send you and your family packing, disrupting normal life and wrecking your bank account. Faulty heating or electrical…
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Let it Snow! Let it Snow! But Check Your Roof

The New Year brings the coldest months and some of the biggest challenges for homeowners, including high heating bills, frozen pipes and slick driveways and neighborhood roads. It can also be the worst time of year for damage to your roof. It’s a good idea to take a few simple steps to minimize roofing problems…
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Safety Tips Using Rooftop Holiday Lights

We can’t all be Clark Griswold, the super-charged outdoor lighting whiz in Christmas Vacation, but plenty of us like to bring an extra measure of cheer to the exterior of our house during the holiday season. East Tennessee homeowners like it when cars slow in front of their house to take in the decorations, including…
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Thinking of Doing It Yourself? You Might Want to Reconsider.

  For East Tennessee homeowners, ideas for remodeling your home come from many places. Maybe you toured a realtor’s open house last weekend and saw some features you really like. Or the latest issue of a home improvement magazine arrived in the mail and sparked your imagination. Or you took a trip and were impressed…
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Mother Nature Brings Fall Roof Challenges

  Fall is a beautiful season in East Tennessee. Crisp air, golden foliage and college football combine to create a collage of color and excitement that is unrivaled anywhere. But, with each changing season, Mother Nature brings a new set of challenges that can impact Knoxville area homeowners. This is particularly true when it comes…
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Beware! “Tail Light Warranty” Roofing Companies.

  It’s sad but true. There are roofing companies out there that chase storms in which the same way dare-devil photographers race across Tornado Alley looking for a thrill and a quick payday. Major storms are well-covered on the Weather Channel and, when they occur, savvy roofing companies quickly send their top sales people from…
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Is Inflation Affecting Your Remodeling Plans?

WHEW… East Tennesseans are reeling from the effects of rampant inflation—the highest in 40 years—and are rethinking expenditures on everything, including home remodeling. A recent national survey revealed that 60 percent of homeowners are less comfortable about making large purchases for their homes because of rising prices. According to Hippo Insurance’s 2022 Homeowner Preparedness Report, nearly…
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Enjoy a Cooler Summer with a Custom Gazebo

It’s Summertime and Hot! It’s summertime in East Tennessee and, boy, is it hot! Hopefully, your backyard gets plenty of shade from mature hardwoods that keep the temperature down for your outdoor activities. If you don’t have any form of shade in your yard, chances are you won’t get much use from your outdoor space…
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