2014

Holiday Plumbing Tips

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The holiday season is the time of year when most people get together with their family and friends to celebrate. In addition to laughter and memories, you will probably also find yourself with a large number of people in your home. It's important that you keep your home protected, particularly when it comes to your plumbing system. There are a number of things you can do to help maintain your plumbing system while entertaining guests.

11 December 2014

3 Ways To Prepare Your Plumbing For Winter

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Winter can be harsh, and it can be the worst time of the year to deal with plumbing problems. That's why it's a good idea to take care of a few tasks and prepare your home for winter. Here are three things you can do to make sure your plumbing system works well throughout the winter. Disconnect Hoses  Like many people, as summer winds down, you may leave your hoses attached to the water fixtures on your house.

5 December 2014

9 Steps For Designing And Creating A New Driveway

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When renovating your home, one area that you might consider sprucing up is your driveway. A great driveway can be complementary to your home and can also make it easier to approach your home. Here are eight tips for designing a nice driveway. Consider your budget. Whatever work that you plan to do to your driveway needs to fit within the range of what you can afford. Your project could easily get out of hand financially if you do not plan ahead of time.

1 December 2014

4 Things To Look For In Vinyl Windows

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Are you looking for new windows? Replacement windows can be a very effective way to improve your home's energy efficiency and enhance its appearance. New windows can also help to block out noise and protect your carpet and furnishings from damaging UV rays. Vinyl windows are especially effective solutions. Vinyl doesn't present the possible rotting, cracking, or insect damage problems you could have with wooden windows. Vinyl windows come in many styles and with a number of features.

24 November 2014

Preparing Your Garage Door For Hurricanes

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If you live in an area prone to hurricanes, you want to make sure that your garage door is secure. This often means retrofitting it if the protection it offers is insufficient. If your garage door fails during a hurricane, it can allow the hurricane winds to enter your home and damage interior doors, walls, ceilings and even the roof. It's essential to ensure that your garage door can stand up to wind pressure, as well as to impacts caused by flying debris.

21 November 2014

Creating Multiple Gables: The How And Why Of Fancy Roofing

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During Victorian and Edwardian Eras, multiple gables on a roof meant that you had money to scatter. It was both expensive and complicated to build a house with gables because it required more wood and roofing materials. If you have a home that dates from one of these time periods and you would like to spruce it up a bit, building, adding on and roofing gables will need the following.

20 November 2014

How To Protect Your Vehicle From Tree Damage In Your Yard

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If you live in a yard that is filled with trees, you probably enjoy the look of your trees and the shade that they provide. One thing that you might not like, however, is the damage that they can do to your vehicle. Tree limbs and pine cones can fall onto your vehicle and cause dents and scratches, or you could be worried about tree sap getting stuck to your paint.

19 November 2014

Three Easy Ways To Add Energy Efficiency When Remodeling

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Remodeling your home is a fun and exciting project. Adding your own touches to an older home can really make you feel like it is yours. As you are planning your remodel, you want to incorporate energy efficient ideas along with your own personal touches. Ensuring Energy efficiency can be easy on the budget and help you cut utility costs in the long run.    Have Your Home Evaluated for Leaks and Mold

19 November 2014

Five Ways To Decorate Your Driveway Gates This Christmas

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A great way to welcome guests this holiday is to decorate and embellish the exteriors of your home, including the gate to your driveway that leads to your property. This sends a warm sentiment and festive message to all who are coming to visit, as well as neighbors, friends, and passers-by. Try the following five suggestions to give your driveway gate a merry makeover this holiday season: Go with something green.

19 November 2014

Garage Door Not Operating Properly? 5 Problems You Might Be Facing

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Imagine pulling into your driveway in the pouring rain and finding out that your garage door is broken. Suddenly you're left trying to cart all of your groceries through the rain.  There are a number of problems that can cause your garage door to malfunction. Some of those issues may involve your garage door opener. Here is quick troubleshooting guide to help you determine what might be wrong with your garage door.

19 November 2014