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Identifying the Differences in Siding

By The Bassford Team on September 24, 2020

While you’re in the process of searching for a new home, you are going to spend a lot of time looking at different houses and assessing them for quality, durability, hominess, etc. During this process, one of the first parts of any home you are going to notice is the siding that surrounds it from top to bottom. You might have noticed that different homes have different types of siding, and you might have wondered what exactly makes the difference. Are some better than others? To help you answer these questions, we are going to write about some of the more popular types of siding as well as offer you useful information when it comes to assessing the condition of any siding you see.

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Privacy: Three Options for Your Yard

By The Bassford Team on July 29, 2020

There is both a blessing and a curse to having neighbors. When the relationship is good, it can be a great comfort knowing that someone is close by who is looking out for you and your home. The reassurance of a wonderful neighborhood community cannot be overstated. However, there are times when we want to have privacy from even the best of neighbors. Additionally, many of us live in homes where our “neighbors” live in a large apartment building or constitute anyone walking down the sidewalk bordering our backyard. Regardless, homeowners often find themselves wondering how to create a barrier between their yard and the outer world in order to cultivate a greater sense of privacy and peace.

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Home Improvement: Handling Your House’s Hardware

By The Bassford Team on July 16, 2020

As promised, we are continuing with our series on home improvements today with some thoughts and advice for those looking to purchase a home. As should be apparent to those who have followed this series from the beginning, our goal is to give you some more options when it comes to purchasing a home based on a few different variables. Because the price of home depends greatly on the condition of the home itself, it makes sense that homes in poorer condition will cost less money. Certainly, this circumstance can lead to frustration. However, for those with a knack for using tools, the need to conform to a budget might in fact be a blessing in disguise.

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The Impact of Overgrown Trees on Your Home’s Foundation

By The Bassford Team on July 10, 2020

We spent some time with our last article talking about tree overgrowth and how it can affect the health of a home’s roof. Today we are going to continue with the theme of trees, although we want to bring things back to Earth, under the dirt, in fact, to where the trees extend with invisible arms to grip the soil beneath our feet.

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