I had an interesting appointment at a home in Punta Gorda that generated a few thoughts about pool cages. This particular client was struggling with the condition of her pool cage. The enclosure was structurally sound but she had some concerns regarding appearance.  With intentions...

Hurricane protection has a unique task that can be a risk to homeowners. Similar to other insurance policies, the purchaser must be willing to invest in the possibility of never utilizing the products or investments. It is the “what if” investment. What if there is...

In the past several weeks, I have met with dozens of homeowners who are contemplating the purchasing of hurricane protection. There is a diversity of conversations that are shared and even more concerns that are addressed at the in-home consultation.One of the most common topics we address...

People from all across the country travel to Florida to enjoy the endless summer, but those who live in the beautiful state of Florida also know that all that sunshine can also wreak havoc on our cars, our backyard furniture, and our outdoor plants and...

Here in Florida, the start of autumn may still feel a season away. An easy way to hasten its arrival is to welcome the season with fun outdoor additions. Summertime is all about pool floats and lounge chairs—Fall, on the other hand, is all about furniture...

[caption id="attachment_17325" align="alignleft" width="492"] Swimming pool with hot tub fountain and cage[/caption]The presence of mold is not only unsightly, but it generates unhealthy environmental concerns. Many are accessible to lung issues with the presence of this fungus. Mold grows in moist, dark places, frequently forming...

Hurricanes can cause massive flooding and are certainly not something to be taken lightly. Protecting your home and your possessions inside it is something that no one wants to overlook. Floods are the most expensive and most common natural disasters in the United States, and...

The pace at which hurricanes move across the planet is slowing, according to new research. This suggests Hurricane Harvey, which stalled over Texas last summer, may not have been an anomaly, and that highly destructive, slow-moving tropical storms are becoming more common. The reason Hurricane...

As I was vacationing in the Florida Keys last week, I was reminded of those naughty hurricanes Donna, Betsy, Andrew, Frances, Jeanne and Irma and the absolute need to armor your house against them.  I was also reminded of the need to save money. We...

Florida and its residents are no stranger to hurricanes. At least a few times a year, Floridians are told to board up their homes and evacuate to escape a large storm sweeping across the ocean. Though we and our neighbors in Lee, Collier, and Charlotte...