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Friday, July 30, 2021   /   by Hunter Clayton

Windows, energy consumption, and lower bills ? Oh My!

What is the perfect temperature in your house? For many in the south the ideal temperature is 68 degrees. This cooler temperature can cause expensive bills as well as wear and tear on the a/c unit.
One of the greatest leaks of air conditioning is outdated windows. Many homes could significantly reduce the energy consumption needed to cool the house by simply replacing them or making sure they are properly sealed. In many home improvement stores, window sealing kits are sold and can be done at home without the aid of a professional. Calk is also another simple solution that is easy to apply to windows that stops air from escaping.
A simple test to tell if your window needs replacing or some DIY fixes is to look at the windows. Look at the seams and edges of the windows. If there is any light that is visible, that means that air is also escaping. This can be fixed with some insulator strips or a small bit of calk. If you look at the window and see light coming though areas that aren't k ...

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021   /   by Hunter Clayton

The Importance of Gutter Maintenance

Lately, there have been plenty  of rain storms that brought  a lot of water.  For many, the rain sound is something relaxing, often helping people to fall asleep. But, when it rains is there concern about your home ?
Every home has gutters and down spouts on them and this allows for proper water management and drainage. But, often times the gutters are neglected when it comes to routine maintenance. Maintenance involves keeping the gutters clean, properly attached, and making sure they drain properly. Water can do a significant amount of damage in a short time. It can erode the foundation creating large cracks and much greater problems down the line. 
If a gutter is clogged it can reroute the water to the lowest point. That means that water can be draining underneath your roof or even into your walls. When this happens the water damage can cause mold spores to form. A clogged gutter can also become so heavy that it detaches from the house causing more dak ...

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Monday, July 5, 2021   /   by Hunter Clayton

DIY vs Contractor

The do it yourself community is one that is always growing. People like Johanna Gaines  propel both the home decor and DIY mindset.  With the internet, many people have been able to learn and master many DIY skills. 
For many homeowners, the thought of DIY often comes to mind when home projects need doing. The thought of saving money propels many people to attempt DIY projects. But when should you hire a contractor?
Hiring a contractor has many advantages. The first advantage of hiring a contractor is that the contractors will do things up to code. They will also get any paperwork or permits necessary to complete the job. Contractors finish in a timely manner and have the necessary tools to complete the job.  There is nothing wrong with wanting to do it yourself, however it is good to know your limits. Hiring a contractor significantly reduces the chances of getting injured at home. 
It is estimated that approximately 20,000 injuries occur each year k ...

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021   /   by Hunter Clayton

Your Pet and Your Home

According to statistics, the average house hold has 1-2 pets. They could be a dog, cat bird or even a snake! These animals are often viewed as members of the family,but did you know that they could affect the sale of your house?
Many homes have a unique scent that the homeowner isn't able to smell. This can be a pleasant smell, however it can also be a horrendous smell. Many pets can "claim" a room and their scent can destroy a carpet. It can cost several thousand to replace carpets all through the house or rack up tremendous cleaning bills. 
Now, we here at All Square Homes team aren't advocating you get rid of your pet. Pets provide a great deal of comfort, but what can be done to prevent them from ruining the carpet and costing you thousands of dollars?
Here are some helpful tips to help make your pets space smell a little better:
If your pet does make a mistake, baking soda and vinegar can be used to remove the scent! Baking soda is a natural odor absorber. It is reck ...

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021   /   by Hunter Clayton

Plants, Paints and Decor!

Home decor is a lot like fashion. New trends come with the seasons and  allow for living spaces to have a new feeling to them. The decor of the room sets the mood.  Themes such farmhouse, modern  and vintage probably bring to mind picturesque homes or spaces. These themes have widely different styles of decor, but have a great deal in common. 
No matter what your style, if you follow these tips you can create a space that you will feel great showing off. In fact,  many of these tips can help a home sell at a higher value. 
First tip when refreshing a space is to look at the lighting of the room. Sometimes, simply changing a light bulb to a brighter watt can create a warm and cozy feeling.Opening or changing the curtains can allow for more light to come into the room. Semi- transparent curtains diffuse light and give the room a soft glow. Good lighting is beneficial for mental health and helps reduce eye strain. 
Another tip when breathing new lk ...

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