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  • Patch A Small Hole In A French Door's Wooden Frame

    13 October 2015

    A small hole in the wooden frame of a French door that leads out to your patio can be repaired with the following steps. After the hole has been filled, add a fresh coat of primer and paint to the patched section so that the damage is no longer apparent. Materials sandpaper electric sander compressed air vinyl tarp mild liquid detergent water soft cloths (lint-free) wood putty thin knife putty knife primer paint thin paintbrush sponge Sand And Clean The Damaged Portion Of The Door

  • Is Your Commercial Parking Lot Terrible? Fix It Before It Costs You

    28 September 2015

    If your staff or customers are griping and angry because the parking lot is so damaged, you may want to get it fixed before you have to pay more money than you want to. Repairing the parking lot before you end up with a bill on your desk is the best way to protect your business, and it's going to improve the value of the property at the same time.

  • Why You Should Not Be Your Own General Contractor

    11 September 2015

    When you are financing a big construction project, paying a general contractor will cost you a significant amount of money. The mean hourly wage for a general contractor is approximately $45.14. You may be tempted to eliminate the position and take over the responsibilities yourself. Although a few people manage to successfully pull off this maneuver, many people struggle with the job. In most instances, you should not be your own general contractor.

  • Choosing Between A Sunroom And A Screened Porch

    24 August 2015

    If you have decided to add more usable space to your home by installing a screened porch or sunroom, then you need to choose which option will work best for your needs and your local climate. To this end, here is some information on each option to help you make this important decision: Sunroom vs. Screened Porch Construction While many people use the terms sunroom and screened porch interchangeably for a home addition where you can enjoy the outside space and avoid insects, the two terms actually refer to different types of structures.

  • Four Entrance Door Options For A Retail Store

    8 August 2015

    The right design for your storefront can mean the difference between an inviting exterior and being overlooked by potential customers. Your entrance doors are a major part of that design, but security is another concern you must also keep in mind. The following guide can help you select the right option for you. Option #1: Standard Glass Standard glass doors are a staple for retail establishments and eateries, since they give the entrance an inviting look while also providing an enticing glimpse of the shop's interior to passers-by.

  • How Ignoring A Leaky Roof Can Affect Homeowners' Insurance Claims

    30 July 2015

    If you've got a leaking roof, there are plenty of good reasons not to put it off. It can do a lot of damage to the interior of your home, from encouraging mold growth to causing electrical shorts. But one thing people don't always consider when planning (or putting off) roof repairs is their homeowners' insurance. Insurance Rarely Covers Mold Growth Individual plans vary, of course, but most standard home insurance plans don't cover mold damage.

  • Planning A New Fence? Do These 3 Things First

    7 July 2015

    Putting up a fence can provide privacy and be a nice visual touch for your home. However, if you've decided to put up a fence on your property, it's important to perform some tasks to make sure that you don't have any problems with your fence in the future. Here are some things to do before you start construction on a new fence. Talk to Your Neighbors You might not think you need to check with your neighbors about a fence, but it is a considerate gesture to alert them to construction activity that will be taking place.

  • Three Tips To Diverting Greywater From Your Septic System For Irrigation

    24 June 2015

    With water becoming a precious resource in many areas, greywater is becoming a practical way to get water for landscaping irrigation. Not only can it help to reduce water consumption, but using grey water can also help reduce wear on your septic system. This is water that goes to your septic system and can cause it to be over burdened with affluent (liquid waste). If you want to use greywater for your landscape irrigation, here are some tips that can help you:

  • Questions To Ask Yourself before You Repair or Replace Your Roof

    12 June 2015

    A new roof for your house is a huge investment, and a necessary purchase like that can take you by surprise since roof-related damage isn't always noticed until it's too late. You should aim for the best deal possible and save money over the entire process by replacing your roof during periods of low demand or buying only what materials you need. Do I Need Repairs or a Full Replacement?

  • Home Electrical System: 5 Signs That You Have A Major Problem On Your Hands

    1 June 2015

    Without an electrical license, it can be hard to identify the culprits of electrical problems in your home. However, as a homeowner, you can take charge by knowing what to look for and know what signs indicate that there is a problem that requires the help of a professional. Here are a few signs that indicate a repair or replacement is necessary for your home electrical system: Circuit Breaker Constantly Tripping