Wintertime Energy Efficiency in the Southwest

Even in the wintertime, energy efficiency should be a prime consideration for homeowners in the Southwest. Low desert temperatures at night can cause heat to escape from your doors and windows, increasing your heating bill and making your home less energy efficient. 

Here are some tips for helping lower energy costs and stay warm when the weather turns cold.

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Renovation & Remodeling Myths

Few processes are as riddled with myths and misunderstandings as home renovations. Inaccurate beliefs heard from the infamous ‘friend of a friend,’ or self-professed “experts” on an internet video can cost would-be DIYers a lot of time, money, and energy. Here are four of the most enduring remodeling myths that professionals find themselves cleaning up after:

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New Countertops 101

This kitchen is one of the most commonly-renovated rooms of a home, owing in no small part to its outsized impact on home value. In short, an attractive kitchen typically translates to a beautiful bottom line during a closing, which means that the aesthetics used to create it should be carefully planned out.

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What to Consider When Purchasing a Sliding Glass Door

So, you’ve got a beautiful backyard or deck, and you’re anxious to install a pair of sliding glass doors for the view and convenient access. Will picking them out be as easy as selecting a front door? Not necessarily: there are several additional factors you’ll need to keep in mind before your newest chapter of home renovation begins.

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Skylight Dome Replacement and You – Things to Know

Skylight domes on top of a homes roof

Beautiful, bright, and natural lighting makes your house feel like a home, especially when skylights are concerned. Like replacement windows, these attractive portals to the skies above need replacement and updating over time. With windows, the telltale signs are relatively easy to spot – worn flashing or sills, “sticking” tracks, and so on – but worn skylights can be harder to detect.

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