5 Things to Consider When Doing a Roof Replacement

With a roof above your head, you’re bound to feel safe. But when the ceiling starts to leak, do you wonder if it’s still protecting you?

Your home is like a military base. The walls and fences around it keep you away from prying eyes, and your doorways and hallways control movement around the house. Knowing that each of these areas in your house contribute a specific kind of function and protection is one thing, but often times, people overlook the very thing that keeps the sun out, the insides dry, and within reasonable amounts of temperature: the roof.

Look at those shingles—they’re cracked, they’re curled, they’re buckled, and they’re coming off. What about the roof’s once vibrant coat of color? Riddled with ruin, as though it were a man losing his hair. Are your neighbors replacing their roofs? Is your house as old as your neighbors’ houses? If this is the case, then it’s time for you to get a new roof.

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New Product Review: PhotoWall

Our twins are four years old now. FOUR. How on earth did THAT happen?! I’m honestly not sure, but one thing I do know is that they have an opinion on most things these days. Four going on fourteen, if you know what I mean.

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They’re VERY into unicorns of late. I’m talking, if there’s a product that is unicorn-themed, we have it. Hair bows. Sunglasses. Purses. Shirts. Pajamas. Slippers. Sleep masks. We even have rubber unicorns that hold a ball in their mouths, and when you squeeze their bellies, the ball shoots out. That joker hurts if it hits you just right, I’m here to say.

I’ve been working on updating their room a little bit over the past few months. Their original nursery when they were first born didn’t really have a theme, just a lot of colors. That’s how I wanted it, so it would grow along with them and be flexible as their needs and wants started to change. These days the colors still work, but I’ve been adding in a few more items that personify who they are right now. I’m not done yet, but I was pretty intrigued when Cellia from PhotoWall asked me to try out some of their products.

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The Home Away From Home Experience: How to Be the Best Vacation Rental Host

When most people go on vacation, they want and expect the ultimate treatment, especially when it comes to their accommodations. With hotel accommodations, guests can indulge in room service, in-house restaurants, and exceptional spa facilities… This type of vacation experience allows guests to not have to lift a finger.

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On the other hand, there are vacationers who want the ultimate vacation experience but enjoy it most in vacation rental properties. With this type of vacation experience, there is no room service or spa facilities (typically) like hotels provide, but people still enjoy it more than hotels.

Why?

Because it gives vacationers that “home away from home” experience. Yes, people want the luxury of not lifting a finger while on vacation but being able to stay in a property that’s nice with all the makings of home, without it being their actual home, is still a huge selling point to lots of travelers. That reason alone is why so many people are getting their feet wet in real estate investing.

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How to Manage Your Small Business At-Home

2020 has thrown us a lot of curveballs, with the current pandemic ranking #1 on the list. Initially, this presented a few benefits (who doesn’t wish for more time at home?), but more than anything, it’s created unexpected challenges, especially for small business owners.

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So how do you manage your small business from the confines of your home? Here are a few tips to ensure you get the most out of your time and stay sane in the process!

Stick to a Schedule

We encounter a lot more distractions at home than we would at the office. From kids to spouses to roommates (oh my!), it can be easy to get overwhelmed amidst everything going on. Making a schedule and sticking with it can be easier to manage time (so your two-minute trip to check on the kids doesn’t turn into a two-hour tutoring session).

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5 Things to Consider When Installing Your Windows during Your Home Extension

Home renovations and extensions are not a piece of cake. They require many factors to be taken into account for a smooth process to ultimately take place. Your tiles are waiting to be laid out, your paint needs to go up on the walls, and you still have to decide which room needs Velux roof windows. Before coming to the part of installing windows, here are a few key things to bear in mind.

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Fitting

Many times we skip the part of considering key factors (such as moisture) while installing windows. In order to save energy and prevent leakage in homes, you have to make sure your windows have quality sealants. Otherwise, leakage would just be the start of a whole plethora of problems. Moreover, if the fitting quality is not up to the mark, the house has greater chances of air leakage resulting in energy loss.

Longevity

Getting your home fixed is not an easy job, and certainly not something you can sign up for every other day. The pivotal thing to keep in mind is to find the windows that will last for a longer time. This means you cannot compromise on their quality. From sound reduction to thermal insulation, you have to be aware of what you’re buying. Do thorough research to look for names that have shown extraordinary quality over the years and have those installed. 

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