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Video: Site Finished Versus Pre-Finished Hardwood

Posted on September 19, 2019 by James Florence

Earlier this week, we posted an article featuring expert tips for selecting, installing and maintaining hardwood floors. One of these tips dealt with hardwood floor finishes—specifically, the way in which a natural wood floor’s finish differs from that of a prefinished wood flooring product. To learn more, watch this video by Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Reggie Keding, owner of Floor Coverings International in Concord.

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Diamond Certified Experts: All About Hardwood Flooring

Posted on September 17, 2019 by James Florence

There’s a reason hardwood flooring has become an industry all its own—it’s a complex and challenging trade that requires an extensive amount of expertise. Accordingly, whether you’re planning to install a new hardwood floor or just want to maintain the one you have, there are a lot of things you need to know. To give you some insight, we asked 10 Diamond Certified Expert Contributors to provide their tips about hardwood flooring selection, design, installation and maintenance. Read more

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Video: A Smart Choice for Solar Panels

Posted on August 15, 2019 by James Florence

Earlier this week, we posted an article featuring expert tips about residential solar power. One tip explained the importance of choosing the right manufacturer to purchase system components from. To learn more, watch this informative video by Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Bob Winn of Sky Power Systems.

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Diamond Certified Experts: Residential Solar Energy Basics

Posted on August 13, 2019 by James Florence

Just a few decades ago, solar power was a fringe technology whose viability as a widespread energy source was uncertain. Flash forward to today, where solar panels can be seen speckled over rooftops and hillsides throughout the Bay Area and beyond. However, while most Bay Area residents are acquainted with the concept of solar power, far fewer have taken steps to incorporate this technology into their lives. Some are unsure if a solar power system would benefit them, some don’t know if they can afford the cost of installation and some simply aren’t sure where to start. To address these sources of hesitation, we’ve asked eight Diamond Certified Expert Contributors to go over some residential solar basics. Read more

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Video: Combating a Rodent Infestation

Posted on July 18, 2019 by James Florence

Earlier this week, we posted an article featuring expert tips for pest-proofing your home. One of the tips was about safe practices for combating a rodent infestation. To learn more about this topic, watch this informative video by Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Mario Martinez of All N One Pest Eliminators.

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Diamond Certified Experts: Pest-Proofing Your Home

Posted on July 16, 2019 by James Florence

“Termites and spiders and rats, oh my!”

Even if you don’t have a deep-seated fear of these pests, the last place you want to find them is inside your home. Pest infestation can leave a home vulnerable to everything from unsanitary conditions to structural damage. To help you avoid this situation, we’ve asked five Diamond Certified Expert Contributors to provide some tips for pest-proofing your home. Read more

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Video: Tips for Installing Garage Storage Cabinets

Posted on June 13, 2019 by James Florence

Earlier this week, we posted an article featuring expert tips for garage remodeling and improvements. One of the tips was about installing shelves to improve garage storage and organization. To learn more about this useful garage improvement, watch this video by Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Nick Granato of PremierGarage.

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