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Doors

If you’re considering an energy efficient exterior door, now is the time to take action. There are new  tax incentives for homeowners who replace older, less efficient doors with an energy efficient entry door. You could get a tax credit – up to $1,500 per household - for energy efficient...

Electric

An exterior lighting design helps complete your landscaping project. After investing time, money and creativity in your home's exterior detailing and landscaping, don't forget to turn on the lights.

A well-designed exterior lighting design enhances a home's best assets, adds drama, and keeps...

Home Security

The U.S. home security industry rakes in billions of dollars a year.  That’s a lot of money out of Americans’ pockets – and it’s often well-spent, as long as you’re not getting ripped off.  Here are a few fishy things to look out for when purchasing a home security system.

1.“Free”...

Pruning and Trimming

Home security is an important part of any trip plan, whether you're preparing for a weekend getaway or an extended vacation. Summer is a hot season for home burglaries, with break-ins typically peaking in July and August.

Besides being protected against burglary, mechanical problems can...

How to Burglar Proof Your Home for Vacation

Vacations can be a time of joy, laughter ... and burglaries. Yes, unfortunately, burglaries are more common than we'd imagine. Even daylight hours won't deter some bolder burglars. To avoid becoming another crime statistic, follow these home security tips to make your home less attractive to...