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  • These Methods Help Dry Out Your Basement And Eliminate Musty Odors And Water Bugs

    1 October 2017

    If you're tired of smelling the musty odor from your wet basement and battling bugs attracted to the dampness, then it's time to look at your waterproofing options. With the right system in place, you can dry out your basement well enough to use the space for storage or as a family room. Plus, you'll eliminate mold, foul odors, and pesky bugs too. Here are some waterproofing options to consider:

  • Unclogging Your Coffee Maker

    4 August 2017

    At some point, you may begin to notice that your coffee maker is making steam and is not brewing any coffee. Because coffee makers are not very expensive, it might be tempting to simply throw the coffee maker away. However, this can be a mistake because the coffee maker may simply be suffering from a clog. Cleaning The Downspout Hose Before attempting to remove the clog, unplug the coffee maker. If you do not do this, you will risk burning yourself.

  • 4 Reasons Investing In New Siding Is A Great Idea

    17 July 2017

    If you're not loving the look and feel of the exterior of your home, it may be due to the outdated and worn siding. Many people keep the existing siding on their home for far too long. Upgrading and replacing your siding is recommended. There are many benefits to replacing your siding. Keep reading to learn more about why this may be a worthwhile investment to make.  Improve Heating Inside Home

  • How To Identify Roof Damage After A Storm And Repair Needs Of Your Home

    29 December 2016

    After a storm, you will know you need roofing repairs if shingles have been blown off or if you are missing complete sections of your roof. Sometimes, the repairs are a little harder to spot,  and damage starts small but grow if you do not have the repairs done. Hail damage is a good example of roof damage that is not always noticeable at first glance. Here is how you can identify some of the roof repair needs of your home after a storm has past:

  • Four Things to Consider When Hiring a Roofer

    5 December 2016

    Maintaining your home involves many things, and the roof is one that should not be overlooked. In some parts of the country, the materials used on your roof may be very unique and require special tools to properly install them. In cases like this, it is best to seek the help of a professional roofing contractor to do the work for you. Be sure to do some research before you hire a contractor so you get the best one for your job.

  • 3 Tips For A Better Insulated, More Thermally Efficient Home

    28 November 2016

    In order to get through the winter and make sure that your household is always at its best thermally, you will need a plan of action. The foundation of this plan is good insulation, along with some other tips that will keep your home comfortable and energy efficient while it is cold outdoors. Read below and put this plan of action into use as you also reach out to insulation contractors in your local area.

  • 4 Reasons Every New Homeowner Needs to Have a Fence Installed

    14 November 2016

    Whether your property consists of a fraction of a small lot or covers dozens of acres of land, keeping both your family and belongings safely on your home site is very important. Even with friendly and accommodating neighbors, nobody likes it when someone else infringes on their land, accidentally or not. Having a fence built won't solve all potential problems you may face as a new homeowner, but there are four unquestionable reasons why it is a good idea to get a fence in place right away.

  • How To Raise The Roof (Literally!) And Have Some Fun!

    24 October 2016

    Usually, "raising the roof" means you are having a wild party. However, it can also mean that you are literally raising the roof of your home. Taking a closer look at the latter, let's see how you can literally raise your roof, but still have some fun doing it. Have People Over, Like a Barn Raising If you are going to attempt this project DIY, then you definitely need to invite some people to help.

  • Recreate Your Kitchen With These 3 Design Tips For Busy Families

    18 October 2016

    Creating a modern kitchen not only gives your food-prep and cooking space a lift, but the changes you make help solve space and function issues in other common rooms. Perhaps you have a formal dining room that's become a project area, or your home office space is not large enough to handle your personal working style. Before you begin you remodel, consider the following tips: Sleek means stealth storage Contemporary kitchen design leans toward the sleek and the minimalist with few fussy details.

  • Thin, Leaky Walls? You Can Insulate Them With Spray Foam

    5 October 2016

    If you live in an older home with thin walls, you might assume you're just doomed to shiver winters away forever. Even if you were to cram some insulation between those walls, you wouldn't be able to get enough in there to do much good anyways, right? Not necessarily. While insulating old, thin walls with fiberglass is indeed a challenge, there is another type of insulation that actually does this duty very well: spray foam.