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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...

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”...

Home Safety

Filing a homeowners insurance claim is never a pleasant process. While you may hope you’ll never need to call upon the coverage of your homeowners insurance policy, in the event that you do it is important to properly file your claim. Attention to detail can be a challenge when you’re dealing...

Disaster Proofing

Do you live in a tornado-prone area?  The safest place to seek shelter from the storm is in a “safe room” right in your own home. 

The average tornado victim has less than 60 seconds’ warning that a tornado is going to strike their home.  Unfortunately, when most people hear that urgent...

Building and Remodeling

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...

Garage Remodeling

As the summer season begins its slow fade into fall, it's time to start thinking about projects that can prep your house for the chillier weather ahead. Here's where to begin.

Weekend #1: Get the Garage Door Ready to Roll

Your garage can be a handy storage zone for tools, sports...