Month: June 2016

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Jun'16
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8 Things to Expect When You Remodel Your Home

Failure to plan is planning to fail.  We have all heard this statement and it is true.  But, sometimes the best plans still hold surprises that we didn’t prepare for.  The 8 items below are common occurrences when major or even minor home remodeling projects are undertaken.  Knowing in advance what to expect will make it easier to deal with it should any (or all) of these happen to your project.MessDemolition is messy.  If you are tearing walls down in your house, know that the dust and d... Read more
Categories: Blog

22
Jun'16
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Simple Home Features to Upgrade for a Big Impact

Home improvement projects can come in all shapes and sizes, but often times it is the smallest upgrades to our home that are the most rewarding. Simple upgrades to various parts of your home will require a minimal investment, while making a big impact on the space.Read below to find out which rooms, and which features in those rooms can be improved upon without spending your entire weekend with a tool belt around your waist.Focus on the DetailsFaucets, Knobs and Light FixturesWhile many people f... Read more
Posted: Xpert Team
Categories: Blog

16
Jun'16
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Top 20 Summer Maintenance Items

Summer is finally here.  Before you head to the beach and other fun activities, take care of these home maintenance items to make sure you can enjoy the season to the fullest.  A little maintenance now will prevent larger issues latter. Clean exterior of home and decks with pressure washerHVAC inspection and tune-upReplace HVAC filters monthlyDrain and flush hot water heaterWindow & door screen replacement or repairGutter cleaningWeather strippingCaulkingSeptic tank and drain field inspec... Read more
Posted: Xpert Team
Categories: Blog

8
Jun'16
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Catch The Wave: Proven Benefits of Installing Automated Thermostats

Home automation is becoming more and more common within houses nowadays. Home automation and smart homes provide many key benefits. Smart and automated thermostats help to save on energy use and are easy to use. Check out some more of the proven benefits of automated thermostats for your Outer Banks vacation home or second home! Automated thermostats can be programmed based on your customized temperature settings. If you prefer a certain temperature as you sleep or when you wake up, the the... Read more
Posted: Xpert Team
Categories: Blog

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Jun'16
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How to Prepare for Hurricane Season on the Outer Banks

It's barely even June yet, on the Outer Banks we had our first tropical system this past weekend (and continuing to move slowly).  Hurricane season is from June 1 to Nov 30.  Typically, the season does not heat up until August.  It is always best to prepare in advance.  There is way too much to do once a storm is on its way. You may plan to ride out the event until the storm strengthens or appears to be coming closer.  Therefore, if you should decide to evacuate at the last moment having p... Read more
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