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Six Things to Know About DIY Roof Inspection

Here’s an important distinction: While we do not recommend DIY roof repair—for health and safety reasons, if nothing else—we do recommend DIY roof inspection. Homeowners are smart to pay attention to all aspects of their properties and to keep an eye on the ongoing preventative maintenance needs of every system, and that includes the roofing system. It is a good idea for anyone with a roof to take a look at that roof regularly—at least a couple of times a year, and perhaps after any significant storm, too. As you think about starting your own DIY roof inspection routine, allow
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Preparing for Summer and The Pests That Go Along With It

Now that the long, dark winter is finally behind us, it is time to prepare our homes for the warmth and sun of summer. While summer comes with lots of sunshine and fun, the warmer months also bring unwanted visitors. The time to prepare your home for summer pests is now. If you wait until the dog days of summer are upon you, it could already be too late.   One of the most important ways to protect your family and prepare your home for summer is to look for standing water around your property. Mosquitoes are common in the
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Adding a Playroom to Your Home

Kids need a place to play, and chances are, you’d rather them not do it in your dining room, your home office, or your master suite. You can always send the little tykes outside, of course, but what about rainy days or biting, winter cold? Sooner or later, most parents realize their need for a play area, and if you’re fortunate enough to have sufficient square footage, you may even wish to make one room in your home the designated play area. As you think about adding a playroom, it is important to approach it the way you would any
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Make the Most of Your Sunroom This Summer

The long winter is over, the sun is shining, the temperature is rising every day—yes, summer is here at last! This might be something of a mixed blessing for homeowners—it’s nice to have snow and ice behind us, not so nice to have yard work to do—but there’s one unimpeachably great quality of summer: You get to spend more time enjoying the outdoors with your loved ones. This extends to your sunroom, too, which will allow you to gather with your family and friends to take advantage of the warm sun while avoiding the bugs and the pollen. A sunroom
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Remodeling Your Nursery Space

Expecting a new addition to your family? Before the stork comes, you may need to invest some time in getting your home ready for the new arrival! We’ve all heard the jokes about needing to paint the nursery before the little one comes—but for many parents-to-be, painting the nursery is the least of their concerns. In fact, you may need to start doing some remodeling work right now to create a nursery in the first place! Of course, setting up an extra bedroom or home office space as a designated nursery area may be something you’ve never done before, especially
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Why Invest in Window Replacement?

Homeowners, are you looking for a home improvement project that will add value to your home? There are plenty of great options, including some that we talk about here at the Integrity blog quite a bit—sunroom additions, roofing, and on down the list. However, it might surprise you to learn that window replacement is one of the best things you can possibly do to enhance your home’s value. Just how good is it? Consider this: When real estate professionals list the home improvements that provide the best return on investment, window replacement—along with entry door replacement—frequently tops the list. If
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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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