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How to get the most from a shingled roof

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shingled-roof

Why did I turn around and completely replace my asphalt shingle roof again in 2015? The 2004 roof was installed correctly and there were no major issues, such as wind or hail damage. However, the shingles were not living up to their life expectancy.

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Older homes: Hidden gems, or hidden pitfalls?

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older-homes

Buying an older home can be appealing for many people. Older homes are usually found in established neighborhoods, have an abundance of character and are often one of a kind. However, hidden expenses could accompany all that charm.

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Inspection gives home buyer a deeper look

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home-inspection

Buying a home is the biggest and most valuable purchase most people make. Many factors could draw you to a home: location, price, updated countertops or a large yard. The home inspection offers the buyer a deeper look into how the home has been maintained or whether it needs costly repairs.

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5 ways to protect your home from wildfire embers

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wildfire-embers

You’ve taken the precautions to make your home resistant to wildfire by installing non-combustible siding and roofing, removing all wood attachments, managing vegetation and landscaping and providing adequate defensible space, yet you may still be at risk.

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Entrust storm repairs to honest contractors

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house-underinsured

When businesses and homeowners are desperate for help to repair and rebuild after a disaster such as a hurricane, tornado or wildfire, they seek assistance from anyone who will offer help. Unfortunately, there are scammers who prey on those emotions and take advantage of good people in their darkest hour.

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Questions to help set home replacement cost

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replacement-value

When you’re buying homeowners insurance, how do you determine the replacement cost of your home? Many homeowners automatically base the replacement cost on the current market value. But that method could leave you with unpleasant surprises if you have a loss.

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Questions to help set home replacement cost

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replacement-value

When you’re buying homeowners insurance, how do you determine the replacement cost of your home? Many homeowners automatically base the replacement cost on the current market value. But that method could leave you with unpleasant surprises if you have a loss.

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Secondary, vacation homes may need extra TLC

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vacation-home

With normal vacation travel disrupted because of pandemic concerns or restrictions, many people are choosing to get away to vacation or secondary homes. Because these homes may not have had inhabitants for quite some time, you’ll want to take a few precautions as you arrive. You’ll also want to make sure things remain secure at your primary residence while you’re away.

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