Hepler Homes Blog
When it comes to making your home more energy efficient, you may not know where to start. But with a little kick-start and investment, you can start making a noticeable difference in your energy bill. Start by making small conscious changes on a regular basis and when you have the money consider purchasing larger upgrades.
Once that warmer weather hits and spring has sprung, it will be time to take care of some seasonal home maintenance. Winter storms and extreme temperatures can wreak havoc on your outdoor structures and stress the functionality of your systems, so it’s important to get outside and take a look around.
Winchester holds 250 years’ worth of history, including George Washington’s first public office, Stonewall Jackson’s headquarters and civil war battlefields, offering visitors a wide variety of things to see and do here. Not a history buff? The quaint old town of Winchester offers something for everyone.
You are moving into your new home and you have a little one, here are some tips and things to take into consideration to babyproof as you move in. Childproofing your home is essential to keeping your baby safe. Be prepared to childproof the nursery, bathroom, kitchen, fireplace, any area of your house that poses a threat to your baby.
You bought your new home, now you are starting to feel a little overwhelmed with moving boxes and bubble wrap to focus on anything other than getting your stuff from point A to point B. Besides ensuring a smooth moving process, there are other important things you need to take care of as you’re getting settled into your new home.
Downsizing can often be viewed as a rite of passage into retirement. So, when people choose to go smaller earlier in life, it can seem like a step backward. But downsizing isn’t a step back and isn’t only for retirees and empty nesters, it makes sense for a variety of people.
We recently polled homeowners and asked them one simple question – If you could give 1 piece of advice to someone building a new house what would it be? We received a lot of great feedback and thought it would be a good list of things to keep in mind for people who are building a new house.
Is this something you have ever thought about? “Does my house have a life span?” It does, however there are many factors to take into consideration here, there is no simple answer. Life expectancies are averages, this means some may last longer and some shorter.
In a report by the National Pest Management Association, property damages nationwide estimate to be $5 billion due to termites. The U.S. Forestry has developed a Termite Infestation Probability Map, Virginia falls into the moderate to heavy zone for the possibility of termites. This means that as new homes are built, builders need to start the precautions there.