Maintenance Tip: Check Roof and Gutters for Ice Dams

HomeZada Ice DamsThere has a been a lot of snow across parts of the United States this year and living in climates where there is snow and temperatures that get below freezing can cause different risks to our home. Ice Dams are some of the risks that can occur during cold temperatures.  Ice dams form on your gutters and roof and generally occur after heavy snowfall followed by really cold temperatures. Ice dams that build up can cause serious damage including destroying gutters and eaves which ultimately can cause water leaks in your home’s exterior walls or attic. Making sure your walls are protected will prevent ineffective insulation and thus increased utility bills and mold and mildew problems which can lead to damage, rot or an unhealthy environment. It is important to be diligent and prevent them Read More


What is the Value of a Digital Home?

Photo Courtesy: Mashable: Digital HomeIn 2014, over five millions homes were bought and sold.  And according to the Census, there are about 120 million homes in the US, of which approximately 70 million of full time owner occupied.

A “physical home” has been well understood for probably a few centuries.  People intuitively know that a physical home is made up of various structural materials, building materials, equipment, fixtures, and finishes.  The real estate process and well defined property laws transfer ownership of these physical homes from one person to another, and the insurance Read More


5 Apps Every Homeowner Should Download Right Now

Homeowner AppsGuest Blogger:  Abby Perkins

It seems like there’s an app for just about everything these days. With just a quick glance through the iTunes or Google Play app stores, smartphone and tablet users have their pick of thousands of apps for social media, multimedia, time management, shopping, and more. Many are well-made, useful tools designed to our lives easier or more convenient. Most can be downloaded for free or for just Read More