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Is this lipstick on a pig?

We got to save a client from a bad flip. Everything looked good to the untrained eye. This home was supposed to have a new roof on it. It may have had new metal, but there were skips in the screws, no roofing boots around penetrations and nothing...

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Need to Add Hurricane Clips to Your Older Home?

We now offer retrofit services. If you don’t have clips, we can tell you what it would cost to install them. We work with the manufacturers and their design engineers to provide unique solutions needed for your particular home. Turn key...

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Re-roofing is expensive.

We see many homeowners that learn too late, that they didn’t know what to ask of the roofer. Thousands of dollars were spent and mitigation measures were missed that could save money. Cheaper is far from the only factor! What is my insurance...

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Can you build sustainably? Here is our earth shelter home

Recycled steel and concrete. 10 years living here and no issues. It’s ok to think out of the box. Cheaper isn’t necessarily better. Want to see more? Check out North Florida Underground House on Facebook. We learned a lot in the three...

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There are several factors to consider when trying to improve energy efficiency in you home. It’s not just about insulation.

AIR CONDITIONING Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) is one factor. The higher the number, the better. The old window units have the compressor and condenser together in the unit, generating heat in the very thing responsible for taking...

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What are the hidden costs of home ownership?

Am I adding up all the costs associated with my purchase? There are many things to consider. Some of them are not associated with the mortgage. Things such as: - Taxes (Which average nation wide average $2600 annually) - Insurance (Which average...

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Having all the information is critical in making decisions.

Having all the information is critical in making decisions. Decisions that can save you money. Are you paying to much for insurance? Can having a little piece of metal save you $1000 or more per year in insurance premiums? We have seen that, and more!...

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From USA Today:

  From USA Today: Earlier this year, Zonder media released its Cost vs Value report citing greatest return on investment (ROI). 11 of the top 12 citied were outside the home. Here’s some things you can focus on: Boost curb appeal The...

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Helping people save money!

That block is 8” high. The 2x4 on top of it is 1.5”. 9 1/2” is too small of a clearance for anyone with out pulling up the floor inside. Once again, the little crawl space robot was worth it weight in gold! Testimonial this...

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Special equipment for home inspections

Having the right tools makes any job better! Specialty drones and cameras get into places that are hard to get to for any human. We have an Aerial drone, A wireless pole camera and our latest addition, a crawl space vehicle. This tank with a camera...

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