Room Redesign? Start With The Floor

Posted on: June 10, 2019 by in Blog
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Chicago Home Inspections 5 trusty tips for a room redesign (Hint: Start with the floors) To change the look of any room, start with the floor. A beautifully finished hardwood floor adds warmth and charm - and the range of options available for hardwood floors today can truly transform a room. With choices from soft natural to cool gray to dark charcoal you can find the perfect shade for your renovation. The floor sets the tone for the room's overall appearance. Don't know where to start? Continue Reading ...

4 Home Upgrades Suitable For The Whole Family

Posted on: June 3, 2019 by in Blog
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With a bustling household and busy family schedules, home upgrades are often a low priority compared to time spent with loved ones. Consider Chicago Home Inspections four home upgrades idea fit for the entire family, which require little time commitment and deliver long-lasting benefits. 1. Pick paint colors that age well. Paint can dramatically transform a space, so when you choose a color, pay attention to tones that age well. While kids are drawn to bright hues, reach for colors that Continue Reading ...

Getting Started With Solar Panels

Posted on: May 27, 2019 by in Blog
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It may be easier than you think to have solar panels installed in your home. According to Chicago Home Inspectors and residential solar experts, here are the 5 simple steps involved in going solar panels. With more Americans "going green" than ever before, you've probably already started thinking about doing it yourself. Perhaps you've increased your recycling efforts, started using more Energy Star appliances and light bulbs or upgraded to other greener technology options. Chances are, you Continue Reading ...

Moving Made Simple

Posted on: May 20, 2019 by in Blog
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Chicago Home Inspection's moving made simple tips and trick to save time and stress moving Moving is an exciting time as you look forward to settling into your new home sweet home. However, it's also a stressful time as you try to move your belongings from one place to another, as well as set up all the services you need, such as mail, cable, and internet. Before you get stressed, take a deep breath and know that in a few simple steps, you can save time while making your move easier. Here Continue Reading ...

Dispelling Myths About Home Warranty Plans

Posted on: May 13, 2019 by in Blog
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This article by Chicago Home Inspection is meant to help you understand home warranty plans, as well as separate fact from fiction. If you're considering a home warranty plan, you are probably doing your due diligence - as you should - on how they work, who the different providers are and what to expect from the experience.  Go the extra mile to protect your home Myth: "I don't need a home warranty plan because I have home insurance." Investing money, time and love into a place to call Continue Reading ...

Real Estate Ready: Smart Tips For First-Time Homebuyers

Posted on: May 6, 2019 by in Blog
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Home Inspection Chicago few tips to first-time homebuyers to keep in mind to ensure a smooth process and the happy outcome so you don't have to delay your ion to buy a home. Today's first-time homebuyers face a variety of hurdles when trying to enter the real estate market. While interest rates have declined recently and there are signs that more inventory may be coming onto the market, many buyers continue to feel the frustration in finding and financing a home. Additionally, high levels Continue Reading ...

3 Weekend Projects To Cut Your Energy Bills

Posted on: April 29, 2019 by in Blog
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Chicago Home Inspection Tips To Cut Your Energy Bills Seasons come and go, but one thing remains the same - energy bills. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the average annual energy cost for a single-family American home is more than $2,000. While some of this cost is due to the rise in electronic usage in homes, there is a much bigger problem driving up energy bills in American homes - poor insulation. The North American Insulation Manufacturer's Association estimates that Continue Reading ...

Clearing The Air: 5 Facts To Know When Choosing New Roofing

Posted on: April 22, 2019 by in Blog
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Here are Chicago Home Inspection's five key facts you should know about residential attic ventilation systems before installing a new roof. When choosing products and materials for a new roof, many homeowners focus mainly on color and what their shingles will look like next to their existing siding or brick. Naturally, aesthetics and curb appeal are important. But an even more crucial element of your new roof is the attic ventilation system. If your roofer doesn't install a well-designed Continue Reading ...

Money-Saving Roofing Secrets Every Homeowner Should Know

Posted on: April 15, 2019 by in Blog
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Replacing an aging or damaged roof is an important step in providing crucial protection from the damage the elements can dish out - from heat, wind, and rain, to snow, sleet and hail. But homeowners may not realize that the type of roof shingle they choose can make a big difference, not only in the protection it offers to the home, but also in the cost of their homeowners' insurance. Here are Chicago Home Inspection's few things homeowners should keep in mind when looking to save money with Continue Reading ...

Expert Lawncare Tips For A Happy Summer Lawn

Posted on: April 8, 2019 by in Blog
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It's been a rough winter in many parts of the country, but spring is here at last - and that means it's time to give your lawn a bit of TLC. Although grass is highly resilient, you can help your lawn recover from winter and make sure it's in top shape for summer with these tips from turfgrass researchers around the U.S. Here are Chicago Home Inspector's lawncare tips for a happy summer lawn. 1. Aerify to relieve soil compaction. If your lawn is old or heavily trafficked, or if it sat under Continue Reading ...