A Guide To The Different Benefits Of Solar Panels For Your Home

A Guide To The Different Benefits Of Solar Panels For Your Home

Solar energy is a form of energy sourcing derived from the sun’s radiation. The method whereby this radiation is harness is through the installation of solar panels. According to research, solar energy provided to the earth in one hour can meet the global energy needs for twelve months; however, using traditional means, we are only able to harness approximately 0.001% of the energy. This is why solar energy has become such a trending topic. As a trending topic, solar energy is also considered controversial because of the aspect of renewable…

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Four Affordable Housing Options for seniors

Four Affordable Housing Options for seniors

Demand for affordable housing for seniors continues to increase every year. According to the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, over 35% of seniors aged 80 and above spend 30% plus of their limited retirement income on housing monthly. This illustrates that there is a definite need for affordable housing, especially for seniors. Unfortunately, finding affordable seniors housing can turn out to be a frustrating experience. There are various options that seniors can take up when it comes to searching for affordable housing. In this article, we enlighten…

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The Home Self-Build Checklist

The Home Self-Build Checklist

Taking the decision to build your own home can be a huge one. While you’ll be in for a lot of stress and hard work, it could be one that pays off and gives you the house of your dreams at an affordable price. If you’ve decided to take that step – you need to make sure you’ve got everything covered. We’re going to look at a few tips so you can make sure you’ve got everything sorted before the build starts. Get a good architect This one is super…

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Here’s What You Need To Know In Order To Fix An Ugly Lawn

Here’s What You Need To Know In Order To Fix An Ugly Lawn

Lawns symbolize their its homeowners. They are our outward expression to the world since it is the image our neighbors, visitors and passersby see on a regular basis which begins to unconsciously associate with us. If your lawn is messy, people who can see it might have a “messy homeowner” perspective on you. That’s why, having a face-turner lawn is something to be proud of. However, if the lawn outside your window is giving you the blues, here are 5 things you need to know in order to fix an…

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What to Look for When Viewing a New Home: Questions To Ask With New Builds

What to Look for When Viewing a New Home: Questions To Ask With New Builds

Viewing a new home can be daunting – you’ve got to make a decision worth potentially hundreds of thousands of pounds with only a few moments to look around a property. What to Look for When Viewing a New Home… First Impressions Before you go inside, take a trip (or a few at different times of the day if possible) around the road or area. You can pick up a few clues as to what the road is really like. This information could make or break your decision on whether…

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An Insider’s Guide To The 6 Basic Principles Of Landscape Design

An Insider’s Guide To The 6 Basic Principles Of Landscape Design

If you want to create your own landscaping design, you must have a basic understanding of the different principles relevant to this field. However, this does not necessarily mean that you must apply each principle to your plan. Having a thorough knowledge and understanding of these principles will guide you in generating great ideas and help boost your creativity. Although the principles of landscape design are excellent guidelines to follow, landscaping experts say that you must not force yourself to follow each as if they are the only laws of…

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How to Stop Poria from Eating Away Your Home

How to Stop Poria from Eating Away Your Home

When you hear the term “house eating plant” the first thing you might think about is something out of a sci-fi movie. But just like zombie fungus the house eating plant is real, and its name is Poria incrassata. Poria is a wood-eating fungus capable of wreaking havoc inside a home before you even spot the first signs of the pest. The plant can invade the inside of your walls through minute openings and eat wood by soaking it with water from the soil it transports. However, so far there…

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How to Best Claim Compensation for Cavity Wall Insulation

How to Best Claim Compensation for Cavity Wall Insulation

Cavity wall insulation compensation claims are threating to become the next PPI (Payment Protection Insurance) in the growing industry of claiming for something unfairly sold to the general public. If you are reading this article, it is more than likely that you will have already had cavity wall insulation fitted in your home; but not every home in Britain is actually suitable for cavity wall insulation – just as PPI was not suitable [for everyone] as a protection plan for our credit cards, loans or mortgages. Have you been misled…

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How to Choose the Right Drill for the Job

How to Choose the Right Drill for the Job

When thinking of tackling your next do-it-yourself job, take inventory of your tool kit. Do you have the right tools for the job you want to take on? It’s important that you head into a new home improvement job with the right set of tools: it makes the job easier, it makes the work better, and it ensures you get the job done right the first time. Often times, do-it-yourselfers think that they can just use the tools they have at their disposal, but all too often, homeowners find themselves…

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How to Deal With Water Damage in Your Basement

How to Deal With Water Damage in Your Basement

Do you know anyone who has had their basement flooded? If you do, you know how unpleasant this scenario can get. Whether the cause is severe weather or burst pipes, repairing water damage can be tiresome and costly. The worst part of it is that insurance does not cover most of the damage. For example, a standard policy doesn’t cover damage caused by a flood from the sewer system. However, you are likely to find out about this fine print only after the disaster strikes. Cleaning Up the Water Damage…

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