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Ten Things to Know Before Hiring a Roofer

Does your roof need some repairs made—or, perhaps, to be altogether replaced? No roof lasts forever and no roof is impervious to the ravages of time, weather, or simple wear and tear. What that means is that, sooner or later, most homeowners end up needing to call in a professional roofer. Maybe this is your first time to look into roofing contractors. Maybe you’re even a little bit intimidated by the process. To ensure you pick the right roofer, and that you know what you’re getting into, think about some of the following considerations. No roof lasts forever. As we
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What Should Your Remodeling Proposal Include?

Here at Integrity Home Pro, we have always been upfront about the problems in the home improvement industry. A lot of contracting companies have, unfortunately, developed bad reputations—reputations that are often fully warranted. Many homeowners have had bad experiences with shoddy or dishonest contractors; they distrust contractors in general, and we don’t blame them. We try to be different—a company that’s truly built on trustworthiness and integrity. Part of that means helping homeowners protect themselves from scams and rip-offs. And when it comes to working with a contractor or a remodeler, one of the best ways to avoid getting ripped
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5 Fun Options For Your Custom Roman Blinds

Many homeowners are choosing custom roman blinds for their window dressings, and with good reason – they are versatile, easy to use and relatively slim line (even when fully retracted). If you have seen all the standard design options and are looking for something a little different, however, you might be pleased to note that there are plenty of fun and funky options available. In this article, we have outlined some of our favourites for your inspiration. 1. Mix ‘n’ Match If your home has some rooms that are quite long with several windows (as is particularly common in open
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Maintaining Curb Appeal All Summer Long

Curb appeal. For most of us, it’s one of the central concerns of home maintenance. If your home has optimal curb appeal—if it makes a great first impression with potential buyers—then you’re much more likely to sell the place quickly, and for a better price. For those who do not plan to sell any time soon, curb appeal is still essential; a well-maintained and attractive home fills you with pride. Maintaining curb appeal is a seasonal challenge. That is, it’s a bit different in winter than in spring. Summer, likewise, brings with it some unique challenges. And since summer is
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Home Maintenance: Getting Your House Ready for Summer

Can you believe that summer is just around the corner? After the brutal winter we had, it was beginning to seem like the sun might never shine again—but here we are, with the sun out, the air warmer, the birds singing, and glorious summer just a couple of months away! There are many ways to celebrate and enjoy this season, but also much to do in the way of home maintenance. Summer, like winter, comes with its own home maintenance checklist—some simple and not-so-simple steps homeowners should take to get their homes ready for the new season. So what items
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Timeless Bathroom Remodeling Ideas

Timeless is a word that gets thrown around a lot. When we use the term—to denote a book, a dress, a painting, you name it—what we mean is that the thing exudes a certain sense of style, one that will never go out of fashion or become obsolete. So of course, being timeless is a good thing. If you have something timeless, there won’t ever arise a need to replace or refresh it! When it comes to home remodeling and design, timelessness is especially important and invaluable. When your home has a timeless look to it that means it’s not going
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15 – Minutes Home Improvements

Spring is here and we all crave for a new beginning. Why not start with your own home? Besides the typical extensive cleaning, your living space might benefit from some renovating. You can make quick and easy home repairs with a huge impact in only fifteen minutes. Lack of time is not a legit excuse anymore so let’s get to work! Impressive entry Make a really noticeable change by replacing your old front door or by simply repainting it. Believe it or not, this insufficient update can dramatically change the exterior of your home. And we all know that first
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Tips for This Year’s Spring Cleaning

At long last, springtime is here! Warm weather is poking through the cold and the clouds, homeowners are firing up the lawnmowers and the weed eaters, and the spring home maintenance season is in full bloom. There are many components to this, and one of the most essential is spring cleaning. For your home’s curb appeal and for its overall health, it’s vital that you take some time to scrape away winter’s dust and grime and simply get your home feeling fresh and new again. For many homeowners, spring cleaning can feel like a daunting task—but it doesn’t have to
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Make Your Home Energy Efficient This Spring

During the winter, many homeowners are concerned with keeping their homes warm and toasty without breaking the bank; insulation and energy efficiency are big concerns, both for “going green” and for keeping heating bills under control. Now, springtime is here, but for many homeowners the challenge remains the same: How do you keep your home comfortable without overspending on your utilities? How can you ensure a nice, cool spring and summer through maximizing insulation and energy efficiency? The temptation is to think of energy efficiency as one big project, a silver bullet that will make your bills go down and
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Should You Have A Home Inspection Before Selling?

A home is a major purchase—likely the most significant investment you will ever make in your life—and as such most homeowners know that it’s important to get the place inspected. Before you sign the dotted line, you hire a professional inspector to thoroughly look things over and suggest any improvements that need to be made. This is an investment of just a few hundred dollars that could potentially save you thousands of dollars, and some major headaches, down the road. But what about those who are on the other end of the transaction? What about homeowners who are looking to
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