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Making an Existing Home More Energy Efficient

  Matthew and Sue Seip recently purchased a house in Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania to be near family members who live in the Philadelphia area. Sue Seip, a professor at Philadelphia University, specializes in interior design, and Matt Seip has an architecture degree, so “we are very green-conscious, so to speak, and are both LEED-certified professionals,” she said. “Green building…

Water Softener Troubleshooting

Water Softener Troubleshooting

Having a good water softener is a quick and easy way of removing some of the minerals that can often be found in a hard water area. Water softeners are used throughout the world. They are simple devices that remove calcium and magnesium from the water supply. These minerals cause scale buildup on pipes and…

How Much Does It Cost To Insulate A Shed?

How Much Does It Cost To Insulate A Shed

Insulating your home or building is essential to keeping your family warm during cold weather. But how much does it really cost? You can save money by choosing a less expensive form of insulation. For example, cellulose fiberboard (CFC) costs around $300 per square foot. This material is often used in exterior walls because it’s…

Artificial Turf Is The New Green Landscaping

Artificial turf isn’t just for mini golf and football stadiums anymore! It has become the go-to product for homeowners suffering through drought or trying to reduce their water consumption. Tanner Shepard, owner of LawnPop, an Austin, TX turf installation company, says that their brand has been growing at a rapid pace. “Synthetic grass was a…

Analyzing Exterior Deck Options

When asked what is a highly desired feature outside of the house, a good number of people will first select an exterior deck or porch. Here’s why: if done well, it makes an inviting place to visit with family or friends to enjoy summer cookouts, or simply as a great place to sit back, relax,…

Building Materials, Fossil Fuels’ Ugly Cousin

We still live in a time when we do plenty things that are very harmful to our planet. It seems we’re all aware that fossil fuels like oil and coal create a considerable portion of our greenhouse gas pollution. But many people don’t understand that we also do a lot of harm to our planet with…