Easy And Breezy: 6 Tips For Controlling Summer Cooling Costs

Posted on: June 25, 2018 by in BLOG
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The Article Courtesy of Bent Nail Inspections! (BPT) - As Americans gear up for sun, surf, barbecues and all the other fun activities that represent summer, they're also concerned with how to keep themselves and their homes comfortably cool this season.Of course, they're also concerned with controlling costs. The average homeowner spends nearly half of their yearly utility bills - an average of $900 - on heating and cooling, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Continue Reading ...

Reclaiming The Rooftop: Tips For Decks With A View

Posted on: June 18, 2018 by in BLOG
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From your friends at Bent Nail Inspections! (BPT) - Once reserved for the urban elite, rooftop decks are popping up all over the country as an attractive option that offers a mixture of space savings and an unrivaled view. Rooftop decks take what was formerly unused space - the top of a building or the flat roof over part of a home - and reclaim it for a unique entertaining area or family gathering spot."Especially when we're working in cities, rooftop decks are essentially reclaiming Continue Reading ...

5 Ways Gardening And Plants Can Reduce Stress

Posted on: June 11, 2018 by in BLOG
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Helpful information from your friends at Bent Nail Inspections! (BPT) - In today's busy world, we're continually searching for new ways to slow down and unwind. This has led more people to discover the calming benefits of gardening and how incorporating plants into decor provides a way to reduce everyday stress.Studies have shown that indoor plants clean the air by removing 87 percent of airborne toxins in 24 hours, and can make people more relaxed. In fact, the very act of planting Continue Reading ...

Make The Most Of Your Landscaping Projects This Year With These Tips

Posted on: June 4, 2018 by in BLOG
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Brought to you by Bent Nail Inspections! (BPT) - Home improvement projects aren't constrained to a single season, but during these warmer months, your focus is no longer simply on your home's indoors. Now there's outdoor yard work to do as well, and if you're looking to recreate your outdoor space, your outside projects may include some landscaping. If you have landscaping as part of your to-do list this season, the right strategy can ensure that you get the most benefit from your landscaping Continue Reading ...

Are Hidden Leaks Damaging Your Home, Boosting Water Bills And Harming The Environment?

Posted on: May 28, 2018 by in BLOG
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From your friends at Bent Nail Inspections! (BPT) - Home water leaks waste 1 trillion gallons of water per year, and 10 percent of American homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons of water a day, according to the EPA.Fixing easily detectable leaks like dripping faucets and malfunctioning toilets can reduce water bills and water waste. But what do you do about the leaks you can't see?Hidden leaks can be dangerous. Leaking pipes within walls can cause mold. Dripping faucets behind Continue Reading ...

A Great Lawn Begins With A Great Engine

Posted on: May 21, 2018 by in BLOG
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Helpful information from your friends at Bent Nails Inspection! (BPT) - As the days grow longer and the snow begins to recede, homeowners will once again venture outdoors to get their yards and lawn into tip-top shape for summer fun. But just like your lawn has been hibernating over the long winter, so too has your lawn mower and other small engines. Even if you properly winterized your mower, there are a few things you'll need to do to ensure it works like it should. To get there, follow Continue Reading ...

4 Ways To Simplify Your DIY Projects And Home Improvements

Posted on: May 14, 2018 by in BLOG
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Brought to you by Bent Nail Inspections! (BPT) - Whether you're working on a spring home improvement project or a summer task, this is the time of year when you focus on improving your home both inside and out. As you look for ways to make your home even better, nothing beats a good DIY project.DIY home improvement projects are popular each year, and they can be as big or small, short or long and expensive or inexpensive as you desire. Whether you are an advanced builder or a novice Continue Reading ...

Insider Tips And Tactics For Buying A Home In A Seller’s Market

Posted on: May 7, 2018 by in BLOG
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The Article Courtesy of Bent Nail Inspections (BPT) - Whether you're a millennial looking to buy your first home or a boomer thinking about downsizing your empty nest, you're probably aware that it's a seller's market out there.Homes are selling at lightning speed, bidding wars are commonplace, buyers often have little to no room for negotiation and the price of those homes keeps rising.But don't worry! Just because it's a seller's market doesn't mean you can't get a good deal on Continue Reading ...

5 Tips To Create A Personalized Shed

Posted on: April 30, 2018 by in BLOG
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From your friends at Bent Nail Inspections! (BPT) - The backyard. It's your oasis. Your happy place. Your second living room. It's the place to go not only for "me" time - but quality time with friends and family.This National Barbecue Month, the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association wants to help you make your backyard the best backyard it can be.Think sheds. No, not your grandparents' tattered shed filled with a dusty mower and 30-year-old paint brushes. We're talking highly Continue Reading ...

If It Can Rain, It Can Flood: Why Flood Insurance Is A Wise Bet For Homeowners

Posted on: April 23, 2018 by in BLOG
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Helpful information from Bent Nail Inspections (BPT) - The federal government considers floods the nation's most common natural disaster. They strike every state and leave homeowners with huge repair costs. Why? Because typical homeowners insurance doesn't cover flood damage.Those policies may provide protection for water damage when it comes through a hole in the roof or from wind-driven rain. But coverage doesn't extend to damage caused by water from a storm-swollen river, torrential Continue Reading ...