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    Tips for creating a safer home

    Creating a safer home is a priority for every homeowner. Whether you are concerned about preventing accidents, deterring burglars, or preparing for emergencies, there are several measures you can take to enhance the safety of your living environment. Here are some essential tips to create a safer home: Install a Home Security System A comprehensive home security system is a fundamental step towards safeguarding your home. Modern systems, with features like motion detectors, surveillance cameras, and alarms, provide a sense of reassurance. Many systems also offer remote monitoring, allowing you to keep an eye on your home even when you’re away. Ensure that security cameras are strategically placed at key…

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    What is the best roof shingle?

    The choice of the best shingle for a roof depends on various factors, including your budget, climate, aesthetic preferences, and the specific requirements of your home. Choosing the right roof shingle is even more important in the 2020’s as wildfires and global warming are responsible for rising energy costs in Oregon, and nationwide. Here are some common types of roofing shingles: Asphalt Shingles: Pros: Affordable, easy to install, come in various styles and colors, widely available. Cons: Moderate lifespan compared to some other options. Wood Shingles or Shakes: Pros: Natural appearance, environmentally friendly, can be durable. Cons: Higher cost, maintenance required, susceptibility to fire (unless treated). Metal Roofing: Pros: Long…