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  • How To Get One Hundred Years From Your Terracotta Roof

    8 April 2016

    Your new terracotta roof could protect your home for the next century. There are a few maintenance tasks that you can do to help prolong the life of your new roof. Here are a few of the ways that you can make sure to get the maximum life from your terracotta roof. 1. Clean debris off of the roof that may trap water. Leaves, sticks and branches can form a barrier to water flowing off of the roof.

  • Why Many Homeowners Prefer Wooden Windows

    16 March 2016

    It seems like most modern windows are being constructed out of synthetic materials like vinyl, aluminum, fiberglass or carbon fiber. Each of these windows has its own set of drawbacks and advantages. However, no matter how practical these modern materials are, many homeowners find them stylistically lacking. Many preferred the classic look of wooden windows. It is still very possible to find affordable, stylish, energy efficient and durable wooden windows for all types of homes.

  • 3 Things To Check On Your Garage Door Tracks

    19 February 2016

    If your garage door tracks aren't in good condition, you'll have trouble with your garage door opening and closing like it's supposed to. It's a good idea to carefully inspect your tracks a few times a year, but you might be unsure of what to look for. Looking for these three things can help you ensure that your garage door is always in good shape. 1. Dirt and Debris It's only natural that your garage door tracks could collect dirt, dust and other debris over time.

  • Considering A DIY Project? What To Know

    29 January 2016

    If you're considering doing some home renovations but you aren't sure if you have all the expertise and the skill, you'll want to make sure that you have the right tools and knowledge before you dig in. This way you get the job done properly, and you don't devalue your house. Doing a project on your own at your house can save you thousands if you do it the right way, and updating the house will help you add value to it.

  • Making The Choice Between A Boiler And A Furnace: Factors To Consider

    11 January 2016

    When you have to replace the heating system for your home, you may find yourself faced with one major decision. You will need to choose between a boiler installation and a furnace installation. While both furnaces and boilers will heat your home, they do so in different ways and each have their benefits and drawbacks. As such, it is important to get to know some of the main factors to consider when choosing your system so that you make the right choice for you and your home.

  • 4 Ways Street Sweeping Can Help You

    21 December 2015

    You might think of street cleaning as something that is a bit of an unnecessary expense that you can opt against, but the truth is that street cleaning is more necessary than you might believe. The following guide will show 4 ways street sweeping can be helpful. 1. Curb Appeal Yes, the overall value of your home and neighborhood has to do with your curb appeal. You could do this on your own, but what if you do not have the time?

  • 4 Tests To Determine If Your Window Needs Repaired Or Replaced

    3 December 2015

    Everyone wants to be able to stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. This is especially true when you are in the comfort of your own home. One of the biggest culprits of inability to keep your home at a comfortable temperature is the windows. Cracked glass, loose panes, and leaky seams just force your HVAC system to run constantly in order to keep your home comfortable. If you are trying to decide whether or not it is time for a new window, there are a few tests you can do to be sure.

  • Problems In Employee Restrooms Can Spell Trouble For Business Owners

    28 October 2015

    One of the areas in your business you may not give a lot of thought to is the employee restroom. You may have hired a professional janitorial service for keeping your employees' restrooms clean, but have not given a lot of attention to possible problems like leaky toilets and sinks. However, while these kinds of issues may seem small compared to your daily routine of production, you should know these small plumbing problems could lead to much bigger problems.

  • 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.