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Solar Power’s Sunny Outlook

Sunlight is a form of electromagnetic radiation, originating from our nearest and dearest star, the Sun. Moving at the speed of light, or about 186,282 miles per second, this hefty dose of radiation travels outward in all directions from our star. A tiny, tiny, tiny percent of the total sunlight reaches the Earth, taking a […]

Smart Home Tech and You

2020 is not quite the futuristic spectacle writers have depicted via written stories and movies. Some hypothesized we would all be in little pod cars, zipping across the sky above our cities. In the science-fiction monster movie Pacific Rim, the year 2020 features massive monsters that come from the seas. Humans combat these threats with […]

Backyard Makeout

Do you have a backyard oasis? If not, it is the perfect time to make one! We have all probably spent more time at home lately and that includes our outdoor space. If you have a plain, boring backyard with grass and maybe a deck, it is time for a makeover. Turn your outdoors into […]

Creating a Welcoming Entry

You might not have a lot of people visiting your home right now, but it is a good time to upgrade your entryway. We have some ideas for outside and inside updates that can create a cozier and more stylish first impression of your home. We will start outside. A few of these ideas have […]

Is It Time to Renovate?

I have been messaging with friends who are stuck at home. No matter who I am talking with, the conversation turns to all the things they dislike about their home now that they are stuck in it. I think most of us can understand this feeling these days. But, should you renovate or remodel now? […]

2020 Scholarship Application Available

Foundation HBA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION 2020 The 2020 Scholarship Application is out now! We have two options for scholarships: Trade Industry Scholarship: This scholarship is open to any student entering or currently enrolled in a residential construction program or related trade program, such as HVAC, Plumbing, Drafting, Electrician, etc. This is a renewable scholarship each semester […]

Security Tips from Federal Protection, Inc.

10 Tips To Prevent Crime In Your Home & Neighborhood Thieves look for homes that appear to be empty, so as a deterrent leave a car parked in the driveway, leave on radios or televisions and ask neighbors to provide surveillance. Most burglaries happen between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Burglars want to spend no more […]

Foundation Repairs

The HBA receives many calls about foundation repair. It can be simply needing someone to look at the foundation or that there are obvious signs of severe damage to the foundation of your home. It can be scary to see cracks and shifts but there are solutions. Sometimes the age of your home is the […]

What’s Trending: 2020 Style

Looking at predicted design trends in 2020, it is a century throwback to the days of Art Deco. It will highlight modern craftsmanship, soft lines, curves and arches, rich textures, patterns, pops of color, and geometric patterns. However, there is also a push for individuality and uniqueness, so it’s really anything goes! Furniture and décor […]

What’s Trending: Basements

Basements. I wish we had one. The extra square footage is such a bonus. However, I also know the trouble it can cause with the flooding of a sump pump backing up. All that space is nice to have, but you must maintain it. Why do homes have basements? They were originally designed to store […]

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