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Answering Common Roof Replacement Questions

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The roof of your home is one of the most important and exposed portions of the house. As a result, it will be subjected to intense weathering, which can cause major damage to it. Unfortunately, many homeowners may not be particularly informed about this part of the home. Eventually, every home’s roof will need to be replaced, and if you are needing to replace the roof of your house, you may need a couple of questions addressed before you start contacting contractors. Read More»

Planning A New Concrete Driveway? Learn How To Seal It

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If you are planning to install a new concrete driveway, you should make sure you put a sealant on it when it is finished. There are many benefits of doing this. The sealant can protect your driveway from things like oil spills and other stains, cracking, and flaking. It also improves the appearance of your driveway, which adds to the curb appeal of your home. Below are the steps you need to take to seal your driveway so you will be ready after it is poured. Read More»

3 Unique Plumbing Problems Your Kids Might Be Causing

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Having young children in the home can be exciting, but it can also present some challenges when it comes to keeping your home in good repair. Children are often fascinated by plumbing fixtures, and this fascination can lead to some unique plumbing problems. Here are three plumbing problems to be aware of that your children might cause in the future. 1. Smelly pipes in your laundry room. While you might not think that having kids could affect the smell of the pipes located in your laundry room, the birth of a baby can significantly change your laundry routine. Read More»

Impending Doom: 5 Warning Signs Your Air Conditioner Is Trying To Telling You

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It would be wonderful if your home appliances had an emergency light to notify you of imminent problems—as your car does. Unfortunately, major appliances have no warning light, so it is up to you to decipher potential warning signs. If you have been wondering about the health status of your air conditioner, look no further. These five symptoms are warning signs of imminent failure: 1. Loud and Odd Noises Air conditioners are not quiet by nature. Read More»

2 Common Questions About Hail Damage To A Roof

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While watching a storm through your window might have been exciting as a child, as a homeowner, there is constant worrying about how the storm is going to affect your house. Since hail is not as common as other types of storm damage, you may have some questions about it when it does occur to your home: What Signs Are There That Hail Damaged My Roof? Checking for hail damage after a storm is important, as you will need to have damage repaired quickly before it creates more complications. Read More»

Three Ways To Unclog A Toilet This Holiday Season

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The house is alive with music, laughter and lights. Uncle Eddie is doing his best impression of The Grinch and Grandpa is entertaining the kids with a slightly off-key rendition of Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer(while shooting pointed looks at Grandma herself).  Suddenly, in the middle of your festive celebration, a shout rings out: “The toilet won’t flush!” It’s a sentiment that can ruin any celebration, but fortunately, there’s often an easy fix. Read More»

Three Simple Electrical Repairs You Should Be Able To Do In Your Home

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If the lights go out in your home and it is not the power, it may be a problem with your electrical system. There are some things that you may want to call a professional electrical contractor for, such as adding a circuit breaker to an area of your home. There are also some things that you may want to do yourself, which can be installing a ceiling fan or changing a light fixture. Read More»

3 Reasons You Should Be Your Own Contractor To Remodel Your Home

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It’s assumed that in order to complete a large home remodeling project you should hire a contractor for the job. However, contracting is simply the process of coordinating those skilled at performing specific duties. For this role, you need to be organized, patient, and confident in your abilities to manage a project. Here are three reasons you should be your own contractor when it comes down to remodeling your home.  Read More»

Natural Ways To Clean Your Glass And Make It Sparkle

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Using commercial glass cleaner can harm the environment because many contain nitrogen, which pollutes water and enters the air that you breathe. To keep glass clean in a way that’s healthier for the environment, you could use vinegar, or you can try some other natural cleaning methods. This guide explains some cleaning alternatives that won’t give you the vinegar smell, but will shine your glass like you’ve never known before. Read More»

Laser Beams And Garage Doors: What Happens When Garage Door Openers Don't Work

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Garage door openers are finicky things. Sometimes they open and sometimes they will not. If you have ever examined a garage door opener to see how it works, you might begin to understand why you have this problem with them. It all starts with a laser beam and ends with a problem that is easily fixed. Lasers and Garage Doors Laser technology has been applied to many everyday uses, including garage door openers. Read More»