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Posted on Jul 19 2022 - 10:30am by Paige Brown
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By Brentnie Daggett, Rentec Direct Summer is in full swing, and here in my home state of Oregon we’ve already experienced our first heat wave of 2022. Our homes have long been designed to protect us from the cold and the elements, but what about high temperatures? Many homeowners may not realize that extreme heat can affect their homes in a number of ways.  Potential...

By Lizzie Weakley  Homeowners should have their roof checked every year or two for possible deterioration and unseen damage. Following a major storm, you may want to have the roof inspected, especially if you believe high winds or heavy snow have damaged the shingles or gutters. When choosing a roofer, however, don't automatically hire the one offering the lowest...

By Meghan Belnap  Living in the country is at the core of many people's dreams. Fresh air, gardens and wild animals are a big part of the draw. If you're considering a move to the country, there are some things you should know about maintaining a rural property. Here are a few tips to help you keep your rural home in top shape. Water Well
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By Brooke Chaplan There are several tasks to take care of before putting your home on the market. For example, you need to take the time to boost your curb appeal. After all, you want to make a good impression on your potential buyers. If they arrive at your home and notice an unsightly exterior, they may be hesitant to step inside your home. It is important to keep...

By Lizzie Weakly  If you are a person who loves to work with your hands, construction skills can be very useful. Whether it is around your own home or on a job, having skills that are always in high demand can make your life easier. Should you be curious as to just how your construction skills can come in handy, here are five ways they can help at home and at work.  Making...

By Lizzie Weakly  Are you struggling with the air quality in your home? If so, it is crucial to take steps to address the issues as soon as possible. The worse your air quality gets, the more pronounced the resulting negative health effects can be. Though it may feel overwhelming to get started, consider some of the following ways you can optimize your air flow. Focus...

By Meghan Belnap Your roof protects your family and your belongings from the elements, but it also adds to the curb appeal of your house. When you discover that your roof needs work, you may wonder if it should be replaced or repaired. Replacement is costly, so you may be on the lookout for more affordable options. Here are some ways you can improve your roof without...

By Kara Masterson Maybe there's a leak in your attic. Maybe you've noticed cracked or broken shingles. There are many reasons why you might need to replace your roof, but as with other home improvement projects, there are optimal and sub-optimal times to get it done. Here are just a few considerations when you're wondering about the best season for redoing your roof. Temperature

By Brian Wallace The asphalt economy is incredibly fascinating and sustainable. As of December 2021, asphalt is the most recycled material on Earth and can be used for roadways, parking lots, roof shingles, and more. With the current state of climate change and efforts to become more sustainable, asphalt recycling matters now more than ever. The United States is...

By Meghan Belnap The bonus room above your garage is often a hidden gem that is overlooked. This space doesn’t have to be used just for storage. In fact, it is a jackpot of a space that can be used for a variety of fantastic purposes. Here are some ideas for making the most of this bonus room in your home. Playroom
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