Lennar home at Emmens Preserve, Myrtle Beach, South CarolinaYour roof does not require a great deal of maintenance, but it does need to be kept free of debris. Twigs, leaves, and other materials should be kept out of gutters and downspouts, and should be prevented from piling up at the valleys, which is where two or more sections of roof meet. Keeping these areas free of debris will help prevent water leaks from occurring. While this may seem like a minor issue, debris can accumulate, and just like a dam in a river, water will collect and can lead to water penetration and leaks, causing damage not only to your roof, but to your attic, interior walls, and your ceilings. [continue...]

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Lennar home at Elderberry on the Bluff, Cambridge Collection, Fresno, CaliforniaWhile garage doors require very little maintenance, it is important to keep them working safely and smoothly. All hinges and rollers should be lubricated and tightened on a regular basis. If you have an electric opener, the opener chain will need to be lubricated, as well. You should check with the manufacturer’s specifications to determine what type of lubricant is best for your particular garage door and any accompanying accessories. [continue...]

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Efflorescence on bricksA discoloration, generally white in color, may develop on your stucco, brick or stacked stone surfaces. This is known as efflorescence and is basically just salt that is deposited on the surface through a natural chemical process. It is generally more prevalent in wet and cold weather. Although efflorescence changes the appearance of the surface, it is not structurally damaging or harmful to the masonry. To remove efflorescence, mix warm water with a bit of vinegar, then scrub the area with a stiff brush. If this does not work, you can purchase special cleaning products from your local hardware store. Staining may also occur on exterior surfaces as a result of dirt that is splashed up when rain or other types of water hit the ground. If you notice this type of staining, we suggest hiring a professional company to address the issue. Installing gutters can help prevent a future occurrence, as gutters direct rainwater to specific locations.

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Lennar Clubhouse in Northern CaliforniaYour new community offers special features that provide a lifestyle not always available in traditional neighborhoods. In many ways, your neighborhood is a community within a community. Today, many communities have a condominium or homeowner’s association, which is usually referred to as an HOA. This association is the governing body of the community and is typically made up of homeowners just like you who are elected by the residents in the community. Living in a community governed by a Homeowner’s Association can be a very rewarding experience. The responsibility of the HOA varies with each community, but usually the HOA helps create and maintain the various agreements, or covenants, that pertain to your community. [continue...]

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100+ Ways To Conserve Water

July 10, 2014

When you save water, you save money. It’s just that simple. And we’ve collected more than a hundred important and easy water-saving tips for you to tap into. So don’t just go with the flow, discover all there is to know, and start saving some H2O!

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How to Fold Your T-Shirts

July 9, 2014

Do you fold your T-shirts like you see them in a department store? Are they all neatly folded and stacked on top of each other? Even in a department store you might make a mess of the stack trying to find the right size and this is a stack of shirts that are all the […]

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Maintaining Proper Drainage

July 8, 2014

The land around your new Lennar home has been graded to provide proper drainage for your homesite and the surrounding area. During the grading process, dirt is placed at an angle to drain water away from your home, particularly away from your foundation. While proper grading is a major part of a good drainage system, […]

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Lennar Is Celebrating Our 60th Birthday With A National Home Sales Event, This Weekend

July 7, 2014

Event Dates: July 12th & 13th You are cordially invited to join Lennar this weekend, July 12th and 13th, during our “60th Birthday Celebration” National Home Sales Event. As we celebrate our 60th Birthday this year, all of us at Lennar are excited to make YOUR new dream home wishes come true. Visit us online […]

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