Brytons Hurricane Check List

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Make sure your hurricane kit includes: Flashlights & extra bulbs Battery-operated radio Battery-operated lanterns Batteries (in different sizes!) Matches First aid kit Duct tape Rain gear Clock (wind-up or battery-powered) Plastic garbage bags Fire extinguisher Scissors Can Opener Clean clothes Extra blankets Heavy gloves FOOD AND WATER Pack non-perishable food for each person for 3-7 days. Bottled water (1 gallon/person/day) Bottled …

Hurricane Fran: 20 Years Later

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Twenty years ago, lives and homes in North Carolina were changed forever by the  weather. Hit first by Hurricane Bertha in July 1996, the category 2 storm destroyed over 5,000 homes, mostly in North Carolina. Then just a few months later, in September,  the state was again pummeled by the Category 3   Hurricane, Fran. The coast was ravaged by high …

Technical Window Guide

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One must consider many factors when finding the perfect window. Often people focus on cosmetic factors when buying a window; however, there are many aspects of the windows construction that can differentiate between the best and the worst quality. Considering all of these factors can be overwhelming, but don’t fear, we have broken down everything you should look for to …

5 Ways to Save Money on Your Energy Bills

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Updating your home to become more energy efficient sounds difficult, but really the smallest changes can help save you money. With a few easy changes you can be on your way to saving money on your next utility bill, the hardest part is just knowing where to start!  1. Turn Off Lights When leaving a room or during the day, consider …

Window Guide: Enhancing Your Home with Windows

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It is often overlooked how much windows can enhance a home. Architecturally, aesthetically, and functionally, the right windows can transform the average into the extraordinary. Brytons carries many options of styles, colors, and types that can be customized to fit your home. Choosing the right windows can solve problems in your home and increase curb appeal and value substantially. Enhance …

DIY Natural All Purpose Cleaner

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Common household cleaners may make your sinks sparkle, but they may be doing more harm than good to your health. Many cleaners contain bleach, ammonia, and other dangerous chemicals that are poisonous if ingested, harmful if inhaled or touched, and contribute to toxic indoor air pollution. According to studies by the  American Lung Association, the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and …

7 Questions to Ask When Hiring A Contractor

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So you’ve decided that it’s time to renovate your bathroom.  Who will you choose to do the work and how will you determine who is best for the job? You are investing in your home with this remodel so be sure you are getting quality work. Working with a company should come only after you do your research and ask …

5 Signs It’s Time for a Bathroom Remodel

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Bathroom remodels can increase the value of your home, but they can be a pricey investment. The bathroom is one of the most used rooms of the house, and an updated bath can contribute to positive returns when selling your home. According to Angie’s List, a bathroom remodel can yield around an 80 percent return on investment. How do you …

paws4people: Transforming Lives One Puppy at a Time

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Here at Brytons, we enjoy supporting our community so we have decided to partner with the North Carolina based non-profit foundation, paws4people. We look forward to the exciting events we have planned and hope to raise more awareness for this great cause.   What is paws4people? The paws4people Foundation was started in 1999 in Wilmington, NC by 12 year old Kiera …