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Seasonal Home Care Tips and Safety

Investing in seasonal home care maintenance and safety can pay off in peace of mind, utility cost savings, durability, and even resale value.

Spring Maintenance tips for Your Home

    • Replace your furnace filter
    • Clean the kitchen exhaust hood and air filter
    • Check your electrical system
    • Always have a multi-purpose fire extinguisher accessible.
    • Make sure the light bulbs in all your fixtures are the correct wattage
    • Review your fire escape plan with your family
    • Consider installing a lighting protection system on your home
    • Protect all your electrical appliances from power surges and lightning
    • Have a professional air conditioning contractor inspect and maintain your system as recommended by the manufacturer
    • Check for damage of your roof
    • Run through a severe- weather drill with your family
    • Repair all cracked, broken or uneven driveways and walkways to help provide a level walking surface
    • Protect your home from sewer or drain back-up losses
    • Check all fascias and trim for deterioration
    • Check your water heater
    • Check the shutoff valve at each plumbing fixture to make sure they function
    • Clean Clothes dryer exhaust duct, damper, and space under the dryer
    • Replace all extension cords that have become brittle, worn or damaged
    • Inspect and clean dust from the covers of your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms

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Quality Installed Windows and Siding Keeps Energy Costs Down and Contributes to an Energy Efficient Home

October 26th, 2011 - Author: Eric M. Vage

An important consumer investment in their home and heath is servicing windows and siding. Keeping asbestos out of siding is vital to a healthy home. Bringing down energy costs with energy efficient windows is vital to the financially healthy family. Attaining both is easy when Curb Appeal Design is on your team.

The family’s health is at stake if there is asbestos in the siding. Curb Appeal Design maintain the siding of the home or remediate any siding issue, whether there leaks, gaps or tears in the material. The home will be a healthier haven with fewer headaches. Additionally, they can install new sidings if the owner chooses.

New windows keep energy consumption down, another important key to bringing down energy costs. They keep cold air from creeping in the house, therefore keeping warm air in. Curb Appeal Design has a strong business record in northern New Jersey for the installation of energy efficient windows.

Curb Appeal Design will treat the window and siding with care and diligence. Curb Appeal Design will deal with any mold and asbestos issues the homeowner has with the siding. They will expertly install any new windows that are needed that the owner specifies. Curb Appeal Design will meet any consumer windows or siding needs.

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Article of Interest: Deck & Patio Home Improvements

May 9, 2011 - Author: Eric Vage

Decks and patios are known for memories filled with food, parties, and late night stargazing with family and friends. Deck's and patios conjure up family gatherings and memorable past times. Special times on the Deck harness smiles, food delights, and chatting together under a moonlighted starry night. Who doesn't have a priceless memory of being with a grandma or grandpa while playing cards around the table with the smell of a hamburger or hot dog on the grill?

Happy times are when people gather together on a relative’s or friend's deck. The deck could be a place where to watch fireworks or share a drink while telling stories on top of a deck or patio. These porches may have a picnic table where a gathering of people play board games together. This may be a special place for grandparents to get to know their grand kids.

The deck is where the popular cheeseburger, hot dog, and the mouth-watering steak got its hallmark. These wooden marvels are the places where family barbecuing traditions come alive. A deck can provide a tranquil release after a grueling day, as the gateway and excape from the outside world.


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Adapting Your Home with Universal Design Improvements for those Aging Seniors at Home

June 20, 2011 - Author: Patricia Mitrano

You love your home, but it may be getting more difficult to live there, either because of injury, chronic condition, or just for being an aging senior citizen. Or as they say, getting old is not for sissies. Easy access, convenience and safety become a priority. In New Jersey, 13% of us are over 65 (26% of our households) more than the national average (uscensus2010data.com).

Instead of contemplating a retirement village, staying close to families, friends and established community relationships could be an option. Universal designed home modification and a maintenance contract could enable older adults to remain in their homes a few more years –or at least until the NJ housing market improves.

Curb Appeal Designs, an established reliable contractor builds ramps, installs handrails or other barrier free, universal design remodeling. Your home can be more ergonomic and work-efficient, when adapted to suit your specific needs. A stair-free entrance benefitting a grandparent would be appreciated by a new mom with a stroller as well.

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