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  • Addressing Questions You May Have About Concrete Patio Maintenance

    27 June 2016

    A concrete patio can be an excellent way of ensuring that you have a comfortable area to spend time outside. Unfortunately, these surfaces will be exposed to extensive weathering that can damage the concrete. As a result, it is important for you to be informed about the types of damage that your patio is likely to suffer and the steps that can be taken to repair these issues when they do develop.

  • What Causes Green Buildup to Form on Your Shower Head?

    7 June 2016

    Green buildup on your shower head can be frustrating. Knowing what causes the buildup and what you can do about it can help you take care of your plumbing. What causes green buildup to form on your shower head? Green, crusty buildup comes from minerals in the water. Water that contains dissolved minerals is known as hard water. Most homes in the United States have hard water (almost 90%), but only a percentage of those homes have such severe hard water that the minerals will dry on fixtures and form a scummy, hard-to-remove layer.

  • A Comparison Of The Relative Merits Of Aluminum And Copper Roof Flashing

    4 May 2016

    Where preventing leaks is concerned, the flashing on your roof is just as important as the shingles. Unfortunately, with the wealth of potential flashing materials now available, many homeowners have a difficult time determining what is right for their roof. If you have plans to upgrade your roofing in the upcoming future, read on. This article will arm you with valuable information about two common types of roof flashing. Aluminum Flashing

  • Four Tips For Choosing Your Best Shingle Color

    30 March 2016

    Years ago, everyone just went with black shingles. Choosing a color was not even an option! While it is lovely to have hundreds of shingle colors to choose from these days, it does add a bit more challenge to the process of getting a new roof. You don't want to pick a color that ends up clashing with your home or calling too much attention to it! Follow these four tips to help you choose your best shingle color.

  • Has Your Asphalt Shingle Roof Seen Better Days? Give It A Makeover By Covering It Up With Metal

    10 February 2016

    If your roof has seen better days with cracked or missing asphalt shingles, it is time to contact a roofing contractor to replace the roof with a new one. Instead of removing the shingles and installing new ones, install a metal roof instead. Below are the benefits of choosing a metal roof for your home. May Not Have to Worry About Removal If you replace your asphalt shingle roof with another asphalt roof, you will have to remove the old shingles first before you can lay the new ones.

  • 4 Siding Options To Consider

    10 February 2016

    There are a number of things to consider when it comes to what type of siding you wish to clad your house with. Ease of maintenance, aesthetics, resilience, and cost are all issues that should be at the forefront of your mind when it comes to siding. Throughout the course of this brief article, you will learn about a few of the more common options available at your disposal. Vinyl

  • Four Window Remodeling Projects To Give Your Home More Light And A Modern Home

    19 January 2016

    You may have found your dream home in the perfect area but sometimes this means an older home with an outdated design. Replacing windows may be something that you have been considering to give your home a new look and more energy efficiency. You may also want to consider remodeling windows to give your home more light and a modern design. Here are some window remodeling projects that can give you more than just energy savings:

  • How To Add An Additional Electric Line For A Portable Heater

    31 December 2015

    Many houses have rooms that remain cold, even though the rest of the house is comfortably heated. A portable electric heater is a good solution to the problem, but you may run into difficulties with tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses if it is plugged into an existing line. Many portable heaters use up to 1500 watts of electricity, which is near the maximum capacity of a 15 amp line. If you check the breaker that controls power to the outlet you intend to use, you will see either a 15 or 20 amp breaker (the number is stamped on the breaker itself).

  • Dealing With Three Common Winter Hazards For Your Hardwood Floors

    14 December 2015

    With winter weather upon us, the myriad of threats to your hardwood flooring can be baffling. Everyone seeks refuge indoors, which brings all of the outdoor threats in to wreak havoc on your hardwood. Here's a look at a few things that you'll want to watch out for as you take care of your floors this winter. Pets Since household pets typically spend more time indoors than out during the winter, it increases the chances of accidents in the house.

  • Learn How To Replace Damaged Bricks On Your Home's Chimney

    24 November 2015

    If a few bricks on your home's chimney became loose and were damaged after some tree limbs fell onto the roof, remove the broken materials, and install some new bricks by completing the instructions below. After you have replaced the bricks, your home's exterior will look better and the chimney will work properly when you use your home's fireplace.  Materials ladder broom mallet chisel putty knife water hose mortar mix measuring cup bucket water mixing stick hand trowel Remove The Damaged Bricks And Clean The Exterior