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Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory From Shade & Shutter Systems Inc. As unpredictable as the weather is where we live, make sure your storm protection products are working flawlessly. Protect your home from the harsh winter elements, Shade & Shutter Systems will … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Home Cool – Alternatives to Air Conditioning

Although your first thought for cooling your Cape Cod home may be air conditioning, there are many alternatives that provide cooling with less energy use. A combination of proper insulation, energy-efficient windows and doors, daylighting, shading, and ventilation will usually … Continue reading

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Moisture Control in Your Home

Controlling moisture can make your home more energy-efficient, less costly to heat and cool, more comfortable, and prevent mold growth. Properly controlling moisture in your home will improve the effectiveness of your air sealing and insulation efforts, and these efforts … Continue reading

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Burn Awareness Week: February 1-7, 2016

  Prevent Scalds and Burns   To prevent spills due to overturn of appliances containing hot food or liquids, use the back burner when possible and/or turn pot handles away from the stove’s edge. All appliance cords need to be … Continue reading

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Cape Cod Home Construction – Building in a Flood Zone

By Erik Tolley If you own a home or are considering buying property on Cape Cod that is in a flood zone, remodeling and renovation projects can be complex. Flood proofing requires that the homeowner work with an experienced builder and … Continue reading

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Energy Efficient Lighting

Now that the days are shorter, and it is dark by the time most of us get home from work it is a good time to think about how you are lighting your home. Lighting products that have earned the … Continue reading

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Halloween Safety Tips

A few safety tips from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission can protect children who plan to go trick-or-treating this Halloween. Treats: Warn children not to eat any treats before an adult has carefully examined them for evidence of tampering. … Continue reading

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Maintaining your hardwood floors

Hardwood flooring adds warmth and beauty to your home, and with proper care it will last a lifetime. Prevention is the most important step to keeping your floors beautiful, and routine care is essential to keep the floors looking their … Continue reading

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Cape Cod Fireworks July 4th 2015

The Fourth of July is celebrated across Cape Cod each year with local parades, picnics at the beach, evening concerts, and family barbecues.  Unfortunately, Independence Day also is tied to serious burns and injuries resulting from fireworks use. Last year, … Continue reading

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Cape Cod Spring Cleanup and Landscaping Projects

Spring is here and it is time to check out and repair any damage to your yard from the harsh weather we experienced this winter on Cape Cod. This checklist will help you make sure your yard is ready for you … Continue reading

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