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The 5 Best Renovations For Your Rental Property

Author: Emila Smith Sooner or later, every rental property will require some renovation work. Not only do tenants add to the wear and tear of the home, but attracting new ones and achieving top-dollar rental rates requires maintaining and improving the property. The most important thing to consider when renovating an investment property is how you can best make every dollar count when it comes to improving your return on investment (ROI). The renovation options...

The Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

We receive many questions about spray foam insulation and its benefits in your home. Many homeowners feel intimidated when it comes to building science and are especially wary of seemingly uncommon solutions like spray foam insulation.  For this issue’s Q & A, we will answer the questions you’re all asking. What is spray foam insulation? Spray foam insulation is a spray-applied cellular product created by two materials - isocyanate and polyurethane. When combined, these substances...

The Danger of VOCs in the Home

VOCs, or Volatile Organic Compounds, are organic materials which evaporate and diffuse easily at ambient temperature and are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. For those of us that desire wellness centered living, VOCs in the home can drastically affect our health. VOCs are emitted by a wide array of building materials, paints, and common consumer products that are known to trigger nausea, headaches, asthma, respiratory irritation and allergies. These chemicals, if not...

How to Financially Prepare for a Home Remodeling Project

Undertaking a home remodeling project can be a very stressful undertaking, as every contractor and company handles their finances differently. Understanding how to navigate the ambiguity of contracts, financing, and holding your contractor accountable to scope, schedule, and budget is key to project success. The basics Contract law is an ambiguous craft and every contractor, lawyer, and handyman has their interpretation of the law that governs the contractor and homeowner agreement. In Colorado, the rules...