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Summer is quickly approaching, which means sunshine, warmer weather, and oftentimes, higher energy bills in your home. While you want to enjoy your summer with more family get-togethers or simply to relax in the cool air of the inside of your home, it’s a good idea to be aware of the energy efficiency of your home and ways in which you can optimize that. 

As summer is nearing and the weather is getting warmer, it is a great time to enhance your home’s curb appeal - brightening the yard, planting flowers, pulling weeds, and even cleaning your gutters. While it can be a muddy and messy job, it’s important to have clean gutters, and maintain them throughout the year. 

We know as residents of the Flint Hills how beautiful it is - breathtaking sunsets, clean breezes, and fresh, green land. We know so many people who love to call it home! There are many benefits to living in this beautiful country. But one of the downsides is the extreme climate changes and severe weather that can impact the exteriors of our homes. 

There have been so many changes to tax laws this year, it’s hard to keep up with! But one thing is for sure, a lot of folks are getting refunds that add up. If you are expecting a reimbursement this tax season, it’s important to think about how to best spend the funds. We believe one of the biggest and best investments you will ever make is your home. Choosing to invest in products that increase your home’s value - especially in this housing market - are a great financial move.
 
So how do you decide what projects to tackle?

“New year, new you” is often the mantra we hear when entering a new year. But what if we changed that to “New year, new home?” Maybe not an entirely new home necessarily, but making renovations to your home in the new year can allow you to enjoy the character of your home more, and make it last for years to come.

As the weather gets cooler, many become concerned about how their home will react to the colder weather. The grass doesn’t fair well and trees become bare, but they always come back in the spring. Will the damage to your vinyl windows in the colder months affect your home for seasons to come?

Vinyl is a good option for many homeowners. In the past, it has had a bad reputation due to poor quality, but it has improved drastically throughout the years. It’s affordable, easy to install, and can be customized to your liking. But the colder weather can cause vinyl windows to become a detriment to your home instead of an asset to protect it.

Many homeowners are taking measures to greenify their homes. Implementing energy-efficient measures in your home can often require more effort, but the cost-saving and green opportunities are worth it.