• Homeowners Resource Guide For Austin and Dallas Homeowners

    From DIY Projects to finding a reputable and licensed contractor, this site is full of useful information for homeowners
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How much can you save on Insulating your home

Saving energy means saving money. The more energy efficient you make your house, the more you will save. In addition to saving on utility bills, federal tax credits and rebates are also available for many qualified projects. The Fiscal Cliff Deal brought new tax credits for many energy efficient home improvements which will help in … Continue reading

Filing an Insurance Claim For Storm Damage

Filing an Insurance Claim for Storm Damage If your home has been damaged by the recent hail storms, exposure to the elements may greatly increase the amount of damage to you home. Many insurance policies limit your time to file a claim, so don’t wait until you have water dripping through the ceiling, mold in … Continue reading

Is your home one of the 45 million that are under-insulated?

Do you have one of the nearly 45 million houses in the U.S. that are under-insulated? Are you experiencing substantial heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer? Are your heating and cooling systems working overtime year-round and wasting your money? It may be time for you to upgrade the insulation in … Continue reading

You Will Be Surprised How Affordable New Windows Area

With energy prices in the Austin area constantly rising, more and more people are taking notice to their home’s energy consumption, especially during this time of the year when drafts are much more noticeable. Depending on the age and construction of the home, the biggest areas of energy loss are usually the attic and the … Continue reading

Texas Insurance Commission will not oppose Farmers Insurance rate increases

AUSTIN — State Insurance Commissioner Eleanor Kitzman has decided not to oppose an average 15 percent rate hike that Farmers Insurance imposed on its homeowners customers this fall, the second time this year that the company has increased premiums in Texas. The higher rates affect 520,000 Farmers customers who have either a Texas Family Home … Continue reading

Saving Money – The Best Energy Efficient Home Improvements for Austin Homeowners

“Next to paying off high interest credit cards, making your home more energy efficient is the best investment you can make in today’s economy.” – CNN Money With the ever rising cost of energy, more and more homeowners are taking notice of how quickly many energy efficient home improvements can pay for themselves. The average … Continue reading

Insurance Companies changing the way they pay on roof and storm damage claims

Effective October 1, 2012, Tennessee Farmers Mutual Insurance Company (Farm Bureau) will settle all roof claims for actual cash value rather than full replacement value for all new and renewal business. In addition, Farm Bureau will now require that all hail losses be reported within one year from the date the hail damage occurred for … Continue reading

The Insurance Process. Filing a claim for hail damage

Dealing with Storm Damage and Insurance Claims Most homeowners here in Texas have had storm damage in the past and are all too familiar with the Insurance Process and how to find a good Local Roofing Contractor. For many others, this will be a new experience … and probably a confusing one at that. This … Continue reading

How to inspect roof for hail damage

It’s that time of year again here in Austin Texas, hail season. This season has brought us some much needed rain and luckily no damaging hail or wind. But the storm season is not over yet. Hail damage to a homes roof is not usually visible from the ground, and even when getting on the … Continue reading

If your attic could talk …

it would ask for relief … from the choking heat and the lack of ventilation. If you’ve ever ventured into your attic during the summertime, you know how brutally hot it can get up there. Here in Texas, temperatures can easily exceed 170 degrees. Heat transfer from this trapped inferno is having a direct impact … Continue reading