2017

Thinking Of Doing A Little Concrete Work On Your Home? Make Sure To Properly Dispose Of Concrete Washout

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The average cement company is aware of the dangers associated with concrete washout. However, homeowners doing a little work on their own may not understand the vital importance of disposing of this waste material in a safe way. The Serious Impact Of Concrete Washout After finishing working with concrete, many homeowners may think that disposing of concrete washout is as simple as dumping it on the ground. Unfortunately, this exposes the environment to a very dangerous substance.

18 May 2017

3 Ways To Summer-Ready Your Roof

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Summer might not be here just yet, but it is literally right around the corner. Is your roof ready? As a homeowner, it's always a good idea to prepare your roof for summer to help you avoid costly repairs and keep your home protected. Clean The Gutters Depending on where you live, frequent and heavy downpours are common during the summer. If your gutters are filled with leaves, branches, nest pieces, and other debris, you will have a problem on your hands.

18 May 2017

The Best Decking Systems for a Clean, Attractive Surface

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If you want to add outdoor living space to your home, you probably want to have something that is more attractive than common, treated lumber and nails or screws. Today, you have a choice of many different decking materials and fastening systems to give your outdoor space a clean surface. Here are some of the choices for the best decking systems to use for creating outdoor living space for your home:

25 April 2017

What To Know About Getting A Rain Barrel

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If you'd like a free source of water for your lawn and plants, then consider installing a barrel to collect the rain. The best way to do that is to have the barrel connected to your gutter system so it collects all the water from your roof. You won't be able to drink or bathe with the water, but you can use it to keep your flowers watered and to wash off lawn equipment.

25 April 2017

Benefits Of A Steel Roof

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There are many different ways that you can roof your house. You can choose a few different pitch types, and there are multiple styles of roofs. You are also going to be able to pick the material that you are going to use for your roof. There are many different materials, and each one does have benefits, but if you have not thought about a steel roof, it is time to look again at steel roofing.

25 April 2017

Tips For Creating Your Own Fire Pit

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If you have always wanted a fire pit in your own yard, but do not want to spend a lot of money on one, you can always create your own. Take a moment to review the following tips so you will be able to create the best possible fire pit for all of your needs. Clear A Space Slightly Larger Than The Pit No matter how big or small you want your fire pit to be, you will want to clear out that amount of space, plus an additional one foot all of the way around the perimeter.

12 April 2017

Two Replacement Window Questions Homeowners Must Know

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Choosing to change your home's windows is a task that will require a number of important decisions and a major investment. Yet, there are few upgrades that will be able to provide more noticeable or efficient benefits to your house. Ensuring this project is a success will require you to have some of the more basic but important information regarding these upgrades. What Type Of Material Should You Choose For The Frame?

12 April 2017

How To Make Those Paint Fumes Go Away

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Despite companies working toward making house paints that emit less fumes, chances are you're going to have an odor in your house after you repaint. Companies have shied away from using oil-based paint inside for a while now, which has definitely reduced the odor that you have to deal with. Still, if you don't want even a mild paint smell, you don't have to simply deal with it and do your best to ignore it.

3 April 2017

How To Replace Worn Bottom Rollers On A Garage Door

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If your garage door is noisy or opens and closes roughly, it is likely the rollers are bad. Garage door rollers, particularly those made from nylon, wear out after a few years of usage. The middle and top rollers are simple to replace, since you simply need to detach the hinges to which they are attached. However, the bottom rollers can be a bit trickier to replace, since they must be pulled free from their brackets.

28 March 2017

Why Building Your Own Home May Be The Better Option

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Instead of shopping around to see if there are any existing homes that can suit your personal needs, you might want to consider having your own custom home built. There are many benefits to this and by learning about them, you will be able to determine if this is indeed the best course of action for you to take. Everything Will Last Longer Even if you are purchasing a home that has a home warranty included in the sale, simply dealing with the inconvenience of things breaking can be a nuisance that you just do not want to deal with.

11 March 2017