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Halloween Decorating

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: October 17, 2018

As the witching hour approaches you may be struggling with how to decorate. Decorating for Halloween does not have to be hard or expensive. Simple everyday items can be transformed into spooky settings or kid-friendly monsters.

To get things started pick a color pallet for the area you are decorating. Limiting your colors will help pull your decorations together. Then decide on your overall theme, do you want spooky elegance, haunting decay, or maybe friendly ghouls or simple sophistication is your style. Then decide who you are decorating for — just your family, party guests or trick-or-treaters and neighbors? Now decide on your scale and canvas — do you want to go big or add small simple touches? Once you have your plan try some of these simple do-it-yourself ideas to complete your look.

Here are our top 5 favorite DIY Halloween decorations ideas:

1) Decorate the Door: Play off your door color or wrap it to change the color. Then add a face, or attach cut-outs or even plastic creepy crawlies.
2) Fill the Jars: Save jars or use containers you already have and fill them with candy, Halloween items or make apothecary labels for them.
3) Add Silhouettes: Cut out some simple shapes to add a swarm of bats t o your wall, a spooky window scene or even some silly monsters. Add a little interest by playing with lighting to cast a shadow.
4) Make a Wreath: From devilishly simple to scarily easy, wreaths can be a fun way to add a little whimsy to your Halloween.
5) Hang Some Fun: Hanging decorations are fun and easy to make and can be used inside or out. From ghosts to bats to witches hats.

No matter your style – have fun and enjoy the most spooktacular holiday of the year!

Understanding Your Home Warranty

Categories: Blog, SeaGate Homes | Posted: October 8, 2018

In an earlier blog we discussed the basics of the Structural Warranty. (What is a Structural Warranty )
Now we will dive a little deeper to help you understand exactly what is covered by your Structural Warranty. The 15-year Structural Warranty offered by SeaGate Homes through 2-10 Home Builders Warranty is actually three warranty’s in one: A one-year Workmanship Warranty, a two-year Systems Warranty and the 15-year Structural Defect Warranty.
Think of your home like the body, on the surface, there is the skin, internally you have the systems that keep things running, and holding it all up is the structure or bones. The three sections of the warranty help protect these areas.

The skin or surface of your home is the part you see every day, and the place you may notice issues first. SeaGate Homes works hard to uphold the highest standards of workmanship but if problems do arise, the Workmanship Warranty will cover defects to items such as doors, cabinets, countertops, flooring, roofinlg, finishes, drywall, paint, trim, windows, insulation, grills, and thermostats for up to one year after the closing date of your new home.

Under the surface are the internal workings of your home, from pipes to wiring to ductwork, the Systems Warranty protects the electrical and mechanical systems in your home. The Systems Warranty is effective for two years from the date you close on your new SeaGate home.

The final piece of the warranty covers the bones of your home such as beams, girders, roof and floor framing, load-bearing walls, and foundation. SeaGate Homes offers an industry-leading 15-year structural warranty that offers coverage for defective structural elements, affected surfaces and finishes resulting from subcontractor error, material failure or soil movement. The structure of your home is what holds it all together and needs to stand the test of time, which is why it has the longest amount of insurance-backed coverage.

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