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Tips from the Pros

Welcome to your source for helpful tips and pointers from recognized local professionals in home building, remodeling, and home improvement projects. Do you have a do-it-yourself home improvement project on the horizon? Are you considering buying or selling a home? Do you need tips from industry professionals on remodeling your home or building the custom home of your dreams?

5 Mistakes to Avoid While Designing a New Home

Many thoughts may fill your mind as you begin to design your new home. You might turn to online home designs for inspiration and start making an exhaustive list of what you wish to see in your new home. The process of building a home is answering ten thousand questions in the right sequence with ... Read More

HBA Remodeling Show Video - 2017

Watch our HBA Home Remodeling Show video with information about the show. Also, look for videos about the informative remodeling presentations that will take place during this event.

Who's Winning the HBA Video Contest?

The title of this post might be a tiny bit deceiving because the videos we are referring to were never intended to be posted as a competition. Here is a little of the back story to help you follow. The HBA had videos created and some have now been posted on Facebook. In our current ... Read More

Why is R-22 Refrigerant so Expensive Now?

Phaseout of Ozone-Depleting Substances U.S. government has placed restrictions on how much refrigerant can be produced and by 2020 will no longer be produced. As the amount of R-22 refrigerant that's available dwindles down, the cost of the refrigerant begins to skyrocket. So what should I do? If you have replaced or upgraded your system ... Read More

When do windows need repair? Southern Supply

Facebook post by Southern Supply As a homeowner, you may have asked yourself “how do I know when to repair or replace my home’s windows?” Well, take the first step and review the list below for tips on determining if your windows need repair or replacement. Like this post above and click the facebook icon to ... Read More

Fall Is the Ideal Time to Upgrade Your Insulation

This time of year, you may be noticing that your home’s a bit chillier in the morning. Maybe the floor is too cold to walk around barefoot in, or you need a sweater if you’re up late. Fall is a great time to upgrade your home’s traditional insulation to a more effective solution like spray ... Read More

Renovating Your Home, Once Your Children Move Out

Becoming an empty nester is no small thing in the life of a parent. And truly, there is no better time to consider a home renovation, along with upgrading your insulation to a more energy efficient material like spray foam, than now. Obviously, most parents miss having their children around, but with any luck, you ... Read More

DIY with a Purpose

For the past seven months, the Habitat for Humanity has partnered with the Springfield-Greene County Library District to provide educational workshops for library patrons free of charge called “DIY with a Purpose”. Members of Habitat’s construction team led programs with a variety of topics including tiling basics, exterior home maintenance, toilet trouble shooting and more. ... Read More

Making Zero Energy Equal a Perfect 10 - NAHB

Zero-energy homes, also known as net-zero homes, produce as much energy as they consume on an annual basis, sometimes producing more energy from solar panels, wind power, or other sources. These homes are far from mainstream, but home builders like South Carolina’s Todd Usher, guest writer for this blog post, are leading the race to ... Read More

WATCH New HBA Home Pros Commercial!

If you have not seen the new HBA Home Pros commercial being played during the Olympics, check it out below. Although there is a touch of humor in this spot, we are serious about home building and remodeling. Find Quality Insured Home Professional at HBAHomePros.com Here is some of the criteria that must be met to become ... Read More

Worried about air tightness tests?

You have probably heard the horror stories – a builder commits to building a super-efficient house. Maybe it’s going to be Energy Star rated, or maybe it’s R-2000, or maybe it’s something more elaborate. They get the house ready for occupancy but then they fail the final step in process. They’re unable to pass the ... Read More