4 Ways To Simplify Your DIY Projects And Home Improvements

Posted on: July 23, 2018 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at Bentley Home Inspection! Whether you're working on a spring home improvement project or a summer task, this is the time of year when you focus on improving your home both inside and out. As you look for ways to make your home even better, nothing beats a good DIY project. DIY home improvement projects are popular each year, and they can be as big or small, short or long and expensive or inexpensive as you desire. Whether you are an advanced Continue Reading ...

Hard Water Proves Hard On Your Wallet

Posted on: July 16, 2018 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of Bentley & Associates Home Inspection Services Hard water, which contains high levels of calcium and magnesium, can be found in nearly 90 percent of American homes. These minerals cause scaling, a buildup that clogs waterlines and plumbing forcing appliances to work harder and operate less efficiently. The scale may also harbor bacteria. The only way to truly remove the hard and soft scale from household water systems is with salt-based water softeners. The Continue Reading ...

Paint Like A Pro In 5 Easy Steps

Posted on: July 9, 2018 by in Blog
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Brought to you by Bentley & Associates Home Inspection Services 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 Continue Reading ...

Reclaiming The Rooftop: Tips For Decks With A View

Posted on: July 9, 2018 by in Blog
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From your friends at Bentley 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 reclaiming space Continue Reading ...

Easy And Breezy: 6 Tips For Controlling Summer Cooling Costs

Posted on: July 2, 2018 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of Bentley & Associates Home Inspection Services! As Americans gear up for sun, surf, barbecues and all the other fun activities that represent summer, they're also concerned with how to keep themselves and their homes comfortably cool this season. Of course, they're also concerned with controlling costs. The average homeowner spends nearly half of their yearly utility bills - an average of $900 - on heating and cooling, according to the U.S. Environmental Continue Reading ...

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

Posted on: June 18, 2018 by in Blog
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From your friends at Bentley and Asscoiates! 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 supply of Continue Reading ...

Big-Impact Ideas for Small Patio Spaces

Posted on: June 1, 2017 by in Blog
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From your friends at Bentley Home Inspections! Do you have a small patio? Do you think you can't do much with the space due to its size? There's probably a lot more potential than you think.   From the influx of urban dwellers, empty-nesters in transition and even the tiny-home movement, the trend of downsizing continues across the United States. Contrary to popular belief, you can have an impressive patio even if you have a smaller abode. Here are a few design ideas to help Continue Reading ...

5 Green Home Improvements That Can Help Sell Your Home for More

Posted on: May 22, 2017 by in Blog
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Brought to you by Bentley Home Inspections! Demand remains high for energy-efficient, eco-friendly home features, according to a survey by the National Association of Home Builders. In fact, the majority of builders now put energy-efficient windows, heating and cooling systems, thermostats and appliances in their construction, the survey says. If you’re selling your home and hope to compete with new construction — as well as set your house apart from other resales — making green Continue Reading ...

5 Renovation Resolutions for Your Home This Year

Posted on: May 22, 2017 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at Bentley Home Inspections! It’s no secret that springtime is synonymous with spruce-ups. But, as is often the case, homeowners hone in on prettying-up patios and backyards with fresh florals and new outdoor furniture, leaving the inside of the home as “same old, same old.” This spring, resolve to reinvent your home from the inside out with stylish décor sure to add the wow-factor it deserves. The five refreshing projects below will to help Continue Reading ...

5 Spring Cleaning Projects to Take on Immediately

Posted on: May 15, 2017 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of  Bentley Home Inspections! Spring cleaning is a seasonal tradition. You’ve been setting house projects aside all winter, and now’s the perfect time to make sure the warm weather season starts with a cleaner, happier home. So open the windows, turn on your favorite song, and start your spring cleaning with these five to-dos. * Clear the clutter. Removing excess clutter is a great cleaning tip any time of year, but finishing this task when the weather was Continue Reading ...