2016

Two Reasons Why Now Is The Time To Replace Your Windows

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If you think that your current windows are sufficient and don't need to be replaced, you may want to think again.  This is especially true if you live in an older home, since, although your windows may be intact, they could be badly outdated and no longer serving their purpose.  New windows can be highly beneficial and the investment could pay off in more ways than one.  Use this information to learn more about why now is the perfect time to get new windows.

12 December 2016

What To Consider When Renting A Crane For Your Job

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There are some jobs that are nearly impossible without bringing in special equipment. Lifting heavy objects like air conditioning units or roof trusses is near the top of the list. When you have a job of this nature to do, a crane is the best solution, but what kind of crane do you need and how do you get one on your job site? Selecting the right crane for the job

22 November 2016

Insulation Indecision — Spray Foam Or Fiberglass?

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The type of insulation to use in a home is a major decision. The right installation, when installed correctly, helps to maintain cooler temperatures in the home in summer and warmer temperatures in winter, all while minimizing energy bills. This is a big deal, as 44 percent of energy costs in the typical home go to keeping the home at a comfortable temperature. No one insulation is right for every home, though, so understanding the pros and cons of different options, such as spray foam insulation or fiberglass insulation, can be helpful in making the decision.

11 October 2016

Kitchen Cabinet Colors

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When remodeling a kitchen, choosing colors for kitchen cabinets can be overwhelming. There are so many color options and design styles that settling on one can seem an impossible task. The easiest way to choose is to settle on a style and then choose an appropriate color within that style. Classic Kitchens Classic kitchens are a popular style because they won't look dated as kitchen trends change. Classic kitchens look nice with stained cabinets or cabinets painted in light colors like white or cream.

11 October 2016

Which Roofing Material Should You Choose?

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Choosing the right roof installation material can be a big task, especially when there are so many new materials on the market to consider. Here are some roofing material suggestions, based on the best qualities they present.  Asphalt Shingles for Cost Asphalt shingles are one of the more affordable roofing materials on the market. Although they may not last as long as some of the more high-tech roofing materials on the market today, you may still get several decades of use out of your asphalt shingles as long as you maintain them properly.

30 August 2016

How To Reseal Grout Lines

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There are few flooring options that are as elegant and stylish as tile. It is understandable why tile such a popular product in kitchens and bathrooms. Not only is it stylish, it is also very durable. The weakest part of any tile floor is the grout. It is a vulnerable to water damage and cracking if it is not properly sealed. This article explains how you can clean and reseal your grout lines to increase the strength and water resistance of your tile floor.

30 August 2016

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Installing Drywall

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In an effort to save on remodeling expenses, some homeowners are taking on the task of installing their own drywall. Unfortunately, putting up drywall is more complex than it looks. If the drywall is not hung correctly, problems can occur. To help you stay on the right track with the installation, here are some of the most commonly made mistakes you need to avoid.   Underestimating Drywall Needed While people are installing drywall, it is not uncommon for them to make mistakes.

10 August 2016

What The CFM? Understanding Air Compressor Terminology

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Pneumatic tools offer several advantages over electric tools. For example, a pneumatic tool will be more compact, less expensive, and longer lasting. They also have adjustable torque, variable speeds, and don't have any parts that contain toxins harmful to the environment. Their chief disadvantage is that they have to be connected to an air compressor via an air hose. While this can make them less portable than their battery-powered counterparts, their advantages should be enough to warrant their use.

29 February 2016

Solar Panels For Your Roof

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If it's been a few decades since you had a new roof, you probably need to replace it to avoid possible expensive repair problems. You can make your new roof actively work for you instead of just protecting you from the elements. Before you install a new roof, consider adding solar panels to your system. Having a roof that is a significant source of energy provides a number of advantages for you.

29 February 2016

What Are The Biggest Roofing Problem Areas?

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Proper maintenance and repairs are necessary for your roof, regardless of the type of roofing system you have. However, until you have a major problem, it is difficult to determine when you need certain repairs. It helps to know about the bigger problem area and risks so you can inspect these areas on a regular basis. Damage to the Shingles or Tiles The main area of your roof is actually one of the biggest problem areas to be aware of.

5 February 2016