Building a Storm-Proof Home

May 10th, 2022

Intense storms are becoming more common, as climate change increases.  Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, wildfires, high winds and extreme heat and cold seem to be accelerating in both frequency and intensity. In response, resilient design of homes is a developing practice.

According to the Resilient Design Institute, this refers to intentionally designing buildings, landscapes, communities and regions to adapt to a wide variety of impacts from climate change. The Institute’s mission is to help every homeowner have their “DREAM” home, which stands for “durable, resilient, energy-efficient, affordable and modern.” This article by Michele Lerner in the Washington Post provides the details.

Here at Sal Paone Builders, we have always focused on building energy-efficient homes of the highest quality.  Staying up to date on new building and design trends, and adapting to the needs of our buyers, will always be our priority.  Keep an eye on our website for our newest designs, communities and homes availability.

Great Picks for Spring Pics

May 3rd, 2022

Spring is a perfect season to pull out the camera (or cell phone) and snap pics of nature in all its blooming glory. If you live in Montgomery County, or close to it, you have a wealth of scenic beauty close by. Whether your muse is wildlife, nature, landscapes or waterways there’s a destination for you Read More...

Choosing a Home Security Camera

April 26th, 2022

Many homeowners are installing home security cameras to add an extra measure of safety and peace of mind. If you’re considering a camera, you may be overwhelmed by the many options. Do you want something wireless or wired? Do you want to record 24/7 or only when motion triggered? What about a built-in alarm or audio capabilities? This USNews guide to features and functionality can help you decide where to put a camera, what features are most important, budget considerations, power sources and more Read More...

Montco Summer Camps

April 19th, 2022

Summer will soon be here, along with the potential for bored kids and frazzled parents. The solution is summer camp! Treat your kids to fun and friendship this year at one or more of the many summer camp options available in awesome Montgomery County. This Guide to 2022 Camps offers something for every interest from music and dance to adventure, sports and more Read More...

Get Growing!

April 12th, 2022

Spring is here --  and that means it’s time to get you’re your hands in the dirt and prepare to grow your favorite garden delights. Whether you prefer flowers or veggies, these 10 Gardening Tips from Garden Design will help assure a bountiful harvest. The tips cover seed starting, pruning, planting bed preparation, and other cleaning and planning must-dos Read More...

All Aboard the Bunny Express!

April 5th, 2022

Just over the Montco border, there’s a bunny riding the rails – and you’re invited to come along! Join the fun and make some memories on the Colebrookdale Railroad’s Easter Bunny Express, happening Saturday, April 16. Join Peter Cottontail on an open car ride that will include an Easter egg hunt, snacks, an Easter-themed coloring book and 10 prefilled Easter eggs Read More...

Noisy Neighbors?

March 31st, 2022

The current shortage of housing stock is keeping many potential buyers in an apartment or condo.  If that’s you and you have the misfortune of sharing a wall or ceiling with a noisy neighbor, here’s some advice to help you hang in until you find another home. This article from Apartment List offers 5 tips for dealing with musically-inclined, argumentative or party people Read More...

Ski, Skate and Snowboard in Montco!

March 24th, 2022

There still time to enjoy cold weather fun in wonderful Montgomery County. In fact, there’s one place where you can play in the snow, even when snow’s been a no-show for most of this season. We’re talking about Spring Mountain in Spring Mount, just outside of Schwenksville. This family-friendly spot offers skiing, snowboarding and ice skating all in one location Read More...

How to Ace the Final Walkthrough

January 26th, 2022

If you’re under contract to buy a house, congratulations! You’ve managed to win the bid, secure a mortgage, have the home inspected and schedule settlement. But wait. There’s one more important thing you need to do. That’s the final walkthrough before closing. This is a personal inspection that helps ensure that the home you committed to on paper is in relatively identical condition to when you first visited Read More...

Pandemic Potties?

January 19th, 2022

With people spending so much more time at home due to the pandemic, one room in the house has taken on more significance.  It’s the bathroom!  Two in five homeowners report renovating their bathrooms to create a Zen-like space for rest and relaxation. Terri Akman, writing for the Philadelphia Inquirer, notes that other pandemic potty upgrades include a focus on cleanliness, lack of clutter, dimmable lighting and greenery Read More...