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How Will An Improperly Ventilated Attic Affect Your New Asphalt Roof?

Posted by on May 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

If your attic isn’t properly ventilated, it can cause blistering and buckling in your new asphalt roof’s shingles and underlayment. It’s a good idea to have your roofing contractors place a ventilation system in the attic prior to the project. You may also need to add new insulation in the attic to control the heat and high humidity inside the room. If you don’t make the necessary changes in the attic, your new roof will fail some time after installation. Here’s what you need to know about your poorly ventilated...

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A Homeowner’s Guide To Troubleshooting Common Gas Hot Water Heater Issues

Posted by on May 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The traditional gas hot water heater offers a tank that is well-insulated to contain and heat hot water, and while for the most part these units do a good job at supplying your home with the hot water you need, from time-to-time you will have issues. This is especially true with outdated models that have been in use for several years. If you want to get the most out of your gas hot water heater, it is a good idea to become familiar with a few of the most common signs that there is a problem and what you should do. Problem: The hot water from...

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How To Use Tropical Landscaping Around Your Hot Tub

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have a hot tub in your backyard and it looks out of place, it may be time to get serious about landscaping. In order for the landscaping to go smoothly, you’ll need to consider what kinds of projects you should tackle for the best finished look. If you’re a fan of the tropical theme, consider some of the following ideas for improving the look of your yard and adding value to your home. Use Paving Around the Hot Tub An easy way to polish up the space around your hot tub is by incorporating paving. This can be done either...

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Things To Know About Knob And Tube Wiring In Antique Homes

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Are you in the market for a new home? Have you fallen in love with an antique home from the Victorian era or even earlier? Although it’s getting rarer to find them, many older homes still have knob and tube wiring that hasn’t been replaced. Before you purchase such a house, here are some things you’ll want to know: The home doesn’t have to be especially old: Although knob and tube wiring fell out of favor in the 1930s, it continued to be used by some electricians up until the 1970s. If you suspect that the home...

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Are You Remodeling A Ranch-Style Barbecue Restaurant?

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Have you bought a pre-owned restaurant, or are you remodeling one that you already own? If you are wanting a ranch atmosphere, there are some steps that you can take that will make it unique and attractive. The Inside – Have you seen those old western movies that depict ranch-style houses and Mexican cantinas?  One thing for you to consider is to use some ideas from those movies. A fun twist is to combine contemporary decor with that rustic look. Consider using long wooden plank tables, but instead of the familiar benches...

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How To Troubleshoot A Hot Water Boiler

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have a hydronic heating system in your home, you will also have a hot water boiler to heat water when a faucet is turned on. The boiler allows hot water to be distributed throughout different pipes in your home with either a cast iron or steel radiator. While boilers these days are made with quality materials, you might still deal with occasional issues. Here are some tips for troubleshooting your hot water boiler so you know what needs to be fixed. There is No Heat If your boiler isn’t producing any type of heat, this could be...

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3 Signs That It Is Time For Some Replacement Windows For Your Home

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you are trying to figure out what might need to be replaced around your home, look no further. There is a good chance that you might need some replacement windows in your home, especially if you have no idea of the last time they were replaced – if they were ever replaced at all. To help you get a grasp on whether this is your next home improvement project, you are going to want to consider the following three signs that you are in need of replacement windows. The Frame Is Rotting Sure, the glass itself might look just fine, but what...

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3 Important Steps To Take After Finding Water In The Basement

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If your home has a basement, it may be prone to leaking. If this issue isn’t resolved, you could be dealing with severe water damage. You can prevent this from happening, though, by performing these steps. Clean the Gutters One of the most common reasons for a leaky basement is because the gutters of your home have gotten clogged with things like leaves and dirt. This is why it’s critical to clean your gutters as often as possible. Cleaning the gutters doesn’t have to be difficult when you use a compressed air can. These...

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Four Modern Shower Enclosures To Consider For Your Spa-Style Bathroom

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Standard, white fiberglass shower surrounds are practically a thing of the past. Today’s most luxurious bathrooms feature modern shower surrounds that have contribute to the overall room design and make showering even more enjoyable. Here’s a look at four different types of modern shower surrounds to consider including in your luxurious bathroom. Zero-Entry Shower Surrounds A zero-entry shower surround, which is not separated from your floor by a raised edge like a typical shower surround, can make your bathroom look more...

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Prepare Your Outside Air Conditioning Unit For Winter

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Before winter hits, you need to prepare your outside air conditioning unit, or HVAC unit, for winter. By winterizing your unit, you can protect it from the elements and keep it working well for years to come. Step 1: Turn Off Your Unit The first thing you need to do is find the air conditioning circuit near your unit and turn it off. The circuit is usually covered up by a plastic or metal lid. By turning the unit off, it will not accidentally kick on if you have an unseasonably warm summer day. This will keep water out of your HVAC unit that...

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