Don’t Suffer High Energy Bills Any Longer

Posted on: November 5, 2018 by in Blog
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Brought to you by  Mountains to Sound Home Inspection! The annual energy cost for a typical single family home in the U.S. is more than $2,000, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. If you can think of a thousand things you'd rather spend your hard-earned money on than electricity and natural gas, the solution to saving on energy costs is easier than you think. While you might assume the numerous electronic gadgets you own drive your high utility bills, the real cost culprits Continue Reading ...

Build Boldly With These 4 Features Of Advanced Decking

Posted on: October 29, 2018 by in Blog
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From your friends at Mountains to Sound Home Inspection! If you're planning to create an outdoor living space, advanced decking enables you to show off your creativity. For years, complex deck designs have been difficult to achieve with traditional lumber. But, with advances in today's decking materials, you have the flexibility to create virtually any design to reflect your style. The possibilities of creating a bold deck design are only limited by your imagination. For example, did you love Continue Reading ...

3D Printing Is Reimagining The Way We Live Today

Posted on: October 22, 2018 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at Mountains to Sound Home Inspection! When additive manufacturing technology - better known as 3D printing - was first invented more than 30 years ago it was intended to make the product design and manufacturing process more efficient. At that time, 3D printing was used primarily as a way to create prototypes to validate and perfect product design, but the inventor, Chuck Hull, had no idea how it would change the way we live. Today, 3D printing Continue Reading ...

Be Prepared For The 2018 Storm Season

Posted on: October 15, 2018 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at Mountains to Sound Home Inspection! For millions of Americans, the devastation of the 2017 storm season is still fresh in their minds. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the cumulative cost of the weather events in the U.S. was $306.2 billion. Whether you were directly affected by one of those storm systems, or saw images of flooded neighborhoods, there's probably one question that you're now asking yourself. What Continue Reading ...

Paint Like A Pro In 5 Easy Steps

Posted on: October 8, 2018 by in Blog
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Brought to you by Mountains to Sound Home Inspection! Nothing transforms a home quite like a fresh coat of paint. In fact, painting your own house is one of the smartest and easiest DIY upgrades a homeowner can accomplish on their own. "Summer is the ideal time to tackle a painting project, as the warmer temperatures lead to faster drying times, and you can comfortably leave the windows open for better ventilation," said Megan Youngs, Product Manager at DAP. "Just remember, a little bit Continue Reading ...

Top Tips To Help First-Timers Navigate The Fast-Paced Housing Market

Posted on: October 1, 2018 by in Blog
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From your friends at  Mountains to Sound Home Inspection! Across the U.S., the housing market is picking up pace moving into the peak of the summer homebuying season. In city after city, home prices are on the rise, up 2.3 percent on average between April 2017 and 2018, according to the RE/MAX April 2018 National Housing Report. And there are fewer houses on the market to choose from, with total housing inventory down by 11.3 percent. Based on home sales in April 2018, the national Continue Reading ...

The Things You Need to Know About Home Inspection: Before, During and After

Posted on: September 25, 2018 by in Blog
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Purchasing home is one of the most expensive investments in life. Therefore, you need to be sure you have full knowledge in what you are about the buy, inside and out before signing anything and finalizing the purchase. That’s what a home inspection service is here for, to help you guarantee you are making the right choice not just to buy a property, but ensuring you are choosing the right home. Indeed, a home inspection is one of the most critical procedures done when buying a home. To start Continue Reading ...

Reclaiming The Rooftop: Tips For Decks With A View

Posted on: September 17, 2018 by in Blog
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From your friends at Mountains to Sound Home Inspection! 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 Continue Reading ...

5 Ways Gardening And Plants Can Reduce Stress

Posted on: September 10, 2018 by in Blog
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From your friends at Mountains to Sound Home Inspection! 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 and maintaining a Continue Reading ...

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

Posted on: September 3, 2018 by in Blog
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Brought to you by Mountains to Sound Home Inspection! 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 Continue Reading ...