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Here in Bozeman, we know the snow and ice can do some nasty things to our house and cars.  Ice dams are a major issue that need to be addressed right when they begin. You may think those large icicles look beautiful hanging from your roof, but this is a sign of a larger issue. Ice dams are a wall of ice on your roof that prevent the snow from properly draining off. If the snow remains there it can seep into your shingles and interior walls causing costly damage. Here are some tips for preventing ice dams. 1. ... read more
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As much as we love the holidays, it brings a whole lot of stress as we prepare and decorate. Here are 5 simple things you can do to transform your home without much hassle! 1.Use your Halloween decor Take those plastic pumpkins and stack them accordingly to make a cute little snowman for your entryway! 2. Use the fir Whenever you decide to pull your tree out of hiding (or cut one down yourself) don’t grimace at the sight of all the fir. Instead, use the tree trimmings in your decor! You can add it to the... read more
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Are you wanting to have your kitchen renovated or an addition made to your house? This is a job beyond a handyman’s duties and one in which you should hire a contractor. Many contractors are reputable and will do a nice job, but some may not have your best interest in mind, so these are some tips to consider. 1.Check with previous customers They may be able to stick to a schedule just fine and do a nice job, but if they make your life difficult for multiple months, it may not be worth it. It is also importan... read more
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5 Ways To Prepare Your Home For Winter

Posted by Jay Oddy on October 18, 2018 in  1st time buyer  Home Improvement
For a second there I thought winter had officially came to Bozeman, but this week we are back to 60-degree days with colorful leaves. That being said, it was a good reminder of things we should do to prepare our home for winter. Here are just 5 simple things that can make a great impact on your home. Rake the leaves This will not only leave you with a nicer looking yard, but it will also ensure that your grass can grow without a problem in the spring. It is especially important to do this if your tree has lar... read more
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7 Homeowner Fails NOT to Make

Posted by Jay Oddy on September 20, 2018 in No Category
Not cleaning the grout A mildew-infested shower is a big turn-off to a potential homebuyer. To reduce the possibility of this disgusting sight, avoid long, steamy, 30-minute showers, scrub the grout every few months, and make squeegee-ing a habit. ALWAYS turn on the exhaust fan too. Keeping everything We all know of THAT house - the house that is full of clutter and the packrat who lives in it and can’t seem to get rid of anything. If this is you, don’t beat yourself up; it is a hard habit to br... read more
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