2017

  • Flipping A House? How To Save Money On The Roof

    If you have purchased a home that you are going to be fixing up and selling for a profit, you could be wondering how much you are going to have to spend on the roof. After all, a lot of people like to make changes to flipped houses by painting, installing new flooring and making other cosmetic changes that are affordable but that make the home more appealing to potential buyers, but they could be concerned about the cost of major structural improvements.
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  • Basic Tips For Preserving Damaged Trees

    After a severe storm passes through, it's time to assess the damages both inside and outside of the home. However, when checking over trees for damages, you have to be extremely careful because hidden, unsteady, and loose branches can cause an accident. When you are going over the trees, you should be able to preserve the parts of the branches that still smell fresh and are light in color. If you notice that parts of the tree branches have started to darken, you should have them cut off to save the remainder of the tree.
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  • What To Do When Your Driveway Begins Showing It's Age

    Asphalt is a great choice for driveways. It's strong, durable, and affordable. Asphalt can handle everyday use and can hold up to the weight of cars and other vehicles with ease. Another reason why asphalt is a great option for driveways is it's ability to stand up to the weather, especially winter weather. Asphalt expands and contracts with temperature changes and holds up well to the freezing that occurs during the winter months.
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  • Three Reasons Why You Should NEVER Attempt DIY With A Boiler

    There are just some projects that only the professionals can handle. Boiler installation is one of those projects. Here are three reasons why you should NEVER attempt to install or replace a boiler on your own when you do not have plumbing experience or expertise. ​Boilers Are Far Too Heavy for One Person to Lift If there was ever an instrument on which you could acquire a hernia, it is a boiler.
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  • House Hunters, Inspect Plumbing And Heating Before Buying

    Buying a new home is a trial by fire for many people. Some are lucky to have parents or older friends who have gone through the trouble of looking at homes and inspecting their flaws, but even with that guidance, there are a lot of both innocent mistakes and dishonest hidden problems that won't be noticed until you've already moved in. Here are a few inspection tips for plumbing and heating systems to avoid the more expensive problems that require deeper repairs.
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  • Style Options For Glass Railings

    Using glass for the railings on your deck gives your house a nice, modern look. But very plain glass can be, well, plain. It's great if you want to have an unobstructed view of the landscape, but if your deck is merely a backyard retreat, a little more design might be a good thing. Consider these options for your glass railings to make them a bit more stylish -- and more visible:
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  • Your Commercial Parking Lot Needs Crack Sealing Before Winter Strikes

    Some commercial property owners overlook the importance of crack sealing their parking lots. Perhaps this is something that you have been neglecting. You may not realize that this negligence can cause a number of problems for you. If you ignore sealing cracks prior to winter, your commercial parking lot is likely going to have some additional issues when the temperature warms back up. The following are a few reasons you should get crack sealing performed before winter hits your area.
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  • Common Issues Seen In Older Homes That Need The Immediate Help Of An Electrician

    As the owner of an older house, you may have chosen your home because of the larger closets, vaulted ceilings, or the original crown molding, but you may not have counted on the antiquated electrical system and the problems that can be associated with it.  Unfortunately, it is not always easy to know when an electrical problem is just frustrating and when it could pose a risk to your safety. Therefore, when you are ready to enjoy the unlimited use of your favorite electrical appliances without the fear that you could cause a fire or worse, it is a good idea to be aware of the following events that could easily be disastrous if a qualified electrician does not address the problem right away.
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  • 3 Reasons Metal Roofing Is Great for Winter

    In many neighborhoods, an asphalt-shingle roof is the norm. While a common choice, asphalt isn't the only option or even necessarily the best one. Metal roofing is another option to consider, especially if you live in a colder climate. Here are just some of the reasons why upgrading to a metal roof is a smarter option for you. Snow Accumulation If you live in an area that experiences frequent snowfall, the condition of your roof is a constant worry.
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