PSE Energy Assessment

If you have ever wondered how efficient your home is in comparison to the average statistical data, you should schedule an appointment with one of their professional energy advisors.  During the visit, the technician will inspect the crawlspace, attic, windows, appliances and faucets. The report you receive details the recommendations to reduce your energy usage for heating your home and water. Building codes are driving the energy efficiency of new homes and renovations by incentivizing…

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Introducing Your Home Improvement Resource

Each month, the content of this page will focus on the issues that affect your home. Written by a veteran local remodeling professionals intent on providing informative, relevant content ranging from design trends, to seasonal maintenance, to jurisdictional policy and planning for a renovation. Michael Tenhulzen is a Redmond native, raised in a family-owned remodeling company with deep-rooted senses of integrity, professionalism, integrity and trust. His wife, Traci joined the company in 2010 after several…

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Holiday Gift For Your Home

Your home has been good to you all year. To prevent it from turning bad, give it a gift this holiday season. In effort to maintain the homes we improve, we offer TR-Plus as an annual subscription service to report and suggest preventative solutions. Each level includes benefits specific to a variety of needs. Contact us if interested in more information about getting a report prepared for your home. Basic is no more than a 2-hour inspection and professionally…

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Do You Own the Land Under Your Home?

A recent prospective customer contacted us to remove 6-feet of their 3rd car garage to ensure the structure was 5-feet from the property line. The prior owner had built the non-permitted garage 1-foot over the neighboring line. After several months of deliberation, the title company is reimbursing expenses to ensure the structure complies with county property line regulations. Title insurance exists to compensate for disputes between land owners over property lines and for the proporty…

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To Permit or Not To Permit

That is the question we are receiving on a more regular basis than ever before. Why is that? It seems the word has gotten around that the permitting process is increasingly difficult. The combination of stricter guidelines and budget cuts have extended the review process up to 2x in some jurisdictions. Building permits exist in the interest of public safety for enforcement of the building code. TR always recommends getting the appropriate permits for compliance…

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What is “Green”?

Some believe in saving the planet. Some believe in personal responsibility. Some believe in sustainable resources. Being Green is a sum of each of these relative to improving your environment. Th practice of green building is based in sustainability. This comes from the saying “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.” And that doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be expensive. A sustainable home requires little maintenance, a relatively low energy draw and good…

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