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Avert These 5 Home Disasters With These Tips

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Jun 23, 2017 10:11:50 AM

Everyone knows that people are prone to exaggeration, so how can you tell if someone has truly suffered a home “disaster”? Put their description of the event through a criterion sifter and ask yourself:

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Topics: Home Maintenance, Home Improvement

Protect Your Family by Creating a Home Emergency Plan

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Jun 21, 2017 5:07:19 PM

If you've ever visited a fire department when a call comes in – or even watched such a scene on TV – then you know how people move speedily, with purpose and precision. They don't flinch or even hesitate and the explanation can be found in one word: training.

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Topics: Home Improvement

5 Water-Related Tasks You'll Regret if You Forget

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Jun 12, 2017 1:55:59 PM

Those people who say “you should go through life with no regrets” have probably never incurred water damage from an appliance or fixture.

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Topics: Home Maintenance

You'll Regret it if You Forget These 5 Household Tasks

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Jun 6, 2017 2:55:38 PM

Eventually, every homeowner learns how toprioritize maintenance tasks. And most often, the ones that rise to the top the fastest are the ones we once dismissed as trivial or unimportant.

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Topics: Home Maintenance, Home Improvement

How to Keep Your Las Vegas Summer Home Cool – and Your Energy Bills Under Control.

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Jun 1, 2017 10:00:00 AM

No one has to remind you that some triple-digit-temp days lie ahead, so you're always on the lookout for ways to better manage your energy bills.

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Topics: money saving tips, Home Improvement

4 Ways to Repair Your Home While Saving Money

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Jun 1, 2017 9:49:13 AM

Every house requires a certain amount of repairs and upkeep to keep it in good shape. But although home repair projects may seem like a financial drain, many of them can actually save you money – either when you do the job yourself or by improving the function and efficiency of your home. If you’re looking to find ways to save money while updating your home, here are a few projects you can try.

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Topics: money saving tips

Whip Your Summer Home Into Shape With This Checklist

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on May 30, 2017 2:20:07 PM

Your Las Vegas summer home probably is a refuge and your home away from home, but it's “funny” sometimes how much it can resemble your home base, too.

This is a good thing, especially when it comes to maintenance. After acquiring so much experience in managing and maintaining your primary home, you're smart enough to know you cannot possibly tackle every project at your Las Vegas summer home at the same time. You have to prioritize projects by urgency.

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Topics: Home Maintenance, Home Improvement

Slay Your Air Conditioner's Biggest Enemy – Dirt – In Two Steps

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on May 24, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Your air conditioner is probably the most complex piece of machinery you own, next to your vehicle. Despite all it high-tech functions, it responds in dramatic style to small but pesky influences: dust and dirt.

In fact, a big buildup of dust and dirt can cause your air conditioner to stage a form of revolt by shutting down. Many Las Vegas home maintenance tasks invariably come down to cleaning and this one is no different. Attack dirt in two ways to keep your air conditioner running smoothly this summer:

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Topics: Home Maintenance

How to Prevent Weeds From Growing in Your Yard

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on May 22, 2017 10:17:00 AM

For every Las Vegas resident who looks forward to summer and the prospect of a green lawn, there is another who dreads the reality of the weeds that follow.

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Topics: Home Maintenance

Best Practices for DIY Home Staging

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on May 16, 2017 4:01:00 PM

Getting ready to sell your house? You’ve probably heard that some proper home staging, like giving walls a fresh coat of paint, fixing obvious flaws and decluttering, can help you appeal to a wider group of buyers and sell your home more quickly. In fact, staged homes sell about 90% more quickly and realize nearly 20%  more than un-staged ones. Experts estimate that for every $100 a seller spends in staging, they realize $400. In other words, staging is a small investment with a great return!

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Topics: Home Improvement