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An Extension to Your Home – Take Care of Those Decks!

Not only is the deck the perfect chill-out zone for summer afternoons—great for throwing back a few cold ones and soaking up some rays as burgers sizzle on the grill. It’s also a major boost to the value of your home—turns out, home buyers of all stripes love their decks. According to Home Remodeling Magazine, […]

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May is Deck Safety Month

As the summer weather starts to shine, homeowners start planning their summer barbecues. Before you start inviting friends over to hang out on your deck, let’s go over the different areas of a deck and their purpose to help you understand the areas to inspect to make sure your deck can handle all the fun! […]

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East VS. West – Damage Caused to Your Home

San Diego, California, is a beautiful place to own a home. We have perfect weather year round and you just can’t get much better than that. The down side would be with the sun shining for most of the year, our homes take a beating. Sunlight is the major cause of damage to a number […]

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Home Is Where The HEART Is

Your home is the place where you spend most of your time, where you desire to be at the end of the day. When you open the door and feel the warmth and safety of the walls surrounding you. You love the place which you call your home. Your home does not have to necessarily […]

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How to Inspect Your Home for Moisture Damage

    Believe it or not we San Diegans have to worry about moisture damage to our homes. Sometimes moisture damage is quite evident, and can be easily spotted by the untrained eye. On the other hand it can also be a very subtle problem that creeps up on you. Moisture damage can wreak havoc on a […]

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Happy Holidays from the Best Rate Family

Happy Holidays from everyone at Best Rate Repair & Termite. We hope your holidays will be filled with joy and laughter through the New Year. During this season, we take time to reflect upon the good things we have… like our partnership with you. We would like to express our sincerest appreciation for the trust […]

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How to Protect the Exterior of Your House From Wood Rot During This Crazy El Nino Season

The normally chipper weathermen and women on the local San Diego news channels have been banging the drums of war for the last few months. “El Nino is coming!” they’ve cried. And so it has come, drenching San Diego in buckets of rainfall that doesn’t show any sign of letting up. This super storm system […]

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Five Quick and Easy Home Repairs for the Holidays

One of the best parts of the holidays is that they bring families together to share in meals and exchange gifts. Halloween is long gone, so there’s no need to horrify any guests that come over for a visit for the holidays. If your house isn’t exactly in tip top shape, take the holidays to […]

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Top Tips For Applying Caulk

Caulk is considered a carpenter’s best friend, and in my profession of wood repair, this is extra true. Caulk is used to hide imperfections in wood, combine separate pieces together, and seal cracks and joints from moisture and humidity. However, a caulking job is only as good as the knowledge and experience of the caulker. […]

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