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  • Notice Warping And Cracking On Exterior Walls? Get New Insulation To Prevent Water Problems

    If you have noticed some warping, cracking or damages to the exterior walls around your home, the problem could be your insulation. If you think there is water between the siding and the building materials or that humidity is a problem, new spray foam insulation can very beneficial. Any water damages that are problematic or could spread will need to be fixed before new insulation is spread. Here are a few of the things that you will notice when you invest the money to have new spray foam insulation sprayed throughout the exterior walls of your house.
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  • 3 Signs Your Fireplace's Chimney Needs Repairs

    If your home has an older fireplace, you may start to suspect that there could be an issue with the chimney because it does not seem to draw the smoke out as efficiently as it once did. If so, look for the following signs that your chimney is damaged and needs to be repaired. 1. Presence of Efflorescence on the Bricks One sign for which you should be on the lookout that means there is a problem with your chimney is the presence of efflorescence on the bricks.
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  • Put A Cover On Them: 4 Reasons To Add Covers To Your Gutters

    If you're going to have gutters installed on your home, don't forget to include the covers. Gutter covers add an extra layer of protection for your home. Gutter covers aren't hard to install either. In fact, they fit right over the top of your gutters. They have drainage slots, which means water can get through, but the debris can't. Here are some benefits you'll receive from installing covers on your gutters.
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  • Residential Boiler Systems: Faqs

    A lot of people look at boiler systems as an outdated way of heating, but that really is not the case. Boiler units are still commonly used in residential settings, but a lot of homeowners do not know a lot about them. Take a look at some of the curious questions you may have about residential boiler systems.  What type of fuel does a residential boiler use? Residential boiler systems most often rely on natural gas or propane to operate.
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  • 3 Common Types Of Low Maintenance Kitchen Counters

    When remodeling your kitchen, what material to use for your custom countertops is one of the most important choices that you have to make since these countertops are the main working space within your kitchen. Making sure that you choose a material that is both functional but also does not require a whole lot of work to maintain its appearance and structural integrity is the goal. Understanding what some of the more common low maintenance countertop materials are can help you figure out which is the best fit for your remodeling project.
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  • Getting The Most From Your Lawnmower

    A lawnmower is an essential tool for maintaining your lawn. However, homeowners will typically neglect to provide their lawnmowers with the type of maintenance that is necessary. This can contribute to the lawnmower failing and needing to be replaced. How Do You Care For The Blades Of Your Lawnmower? The blades of the lawnmower will experience some of the most intense wear during the course of cutting your grass. In addition to the wear from cutting the blades of grass, there will also be rocks, dirt, and sticks.
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  • It's A Concrete Plan: How To Avoid Risks When Sawing Through Concrete

    If you've got a concrete structure that needs to be sawed, make sure you're prepared for the project before you begin. Sawing through concrete requires precision, skill, and extreme caution. Unlike sawing through wood, sawing through concrete needs to be done in sections, and it needs to be completed methodically. Here are four tips that will help ensure your safety when sawing through concrete. Never Operate a Concrete Saw Without Training
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  • Consider Hurricane Impact Windows For The Best Home Protection

    If you live where high winds are a possibility, then you want to strengthen the windows in your home as much as possible. The danger of high winds is that the wind picks up debris and hurls it through the air. When a flying trash can or broken tree limb smashes into the glass, a traditional window will shatter to pieces. You can control this risk by having hurricane impact windows installed.
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  • Have Plans For Working On Your Home? 3 Tips For Renting A Dumpster

    Making minor changes to your home is something that you can do without much planning or preparation. But, you may be interested in working on a few major projects. If you do not intend on hiring a remodeling company in the beginning, you may be doing all the demolition work. A dumpster rental is a great way to pick up all the building materials without having to put anything in your vehicle.
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  • Wood Vs. Synthetic Roofs

    Many homes, especially those in tract home communities are built with cheap, generic roofs. However, updating your roof material can add some style and utility to your property. So, if you are thinking about changing your roof material yard, there are some important things that you should consider. Most importantly, you need to decide on what roofing material you are going to use. Wooden Roofs Wooden roofs are an old-fashioned choice, but they are still very common because homeowners love the way they look.
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