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Can An Entry Door Keep You Safe?

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When it comes time to replace your front door, you certainly need to take style into account, but you also need to consider security. Although you do not need a solid steel door to keep your family safe, you do need to pair a strong door with an equally strong frame. You can increase your home’s security by using the right materials.   Door Strength Of course, no door can keep out a swat team with a battering ram, but you can choose a door that will discourage thieves. Read More»

The Top Reasons Why Chimneys Leak

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When your chimney has a leak, rain can cause water to enter through the chimney and can cause damage in other areas of your home. Before you can have your roof repaired, it is helpful to try to determine what is causing the leak in the first place so that the chimney repair contractor does not have to spend as much time diagnosing it. Below are a few common leak causes that you can check for. Read More»

Tips For Making Your AC More Efficient

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If you have been dissatisfied with your air conditioner lately, then you might be considering buying a new unit. However, there are a variety of measures that you can take to increase the efficiency of your air conditioner and lower your electricity bills, all without committing to a new purchase. Here are some examples of such measures: Optimize Airflow First of all, you want to make sure that your home has suitable airflow. Read More»

Four Ways To Use Modern Technology To Reduce Your Heating Bills

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If you are tired of heating costs taking a large portion of your family’s budget, you may want to consider some improvements to help reduce your heating costs. There are many things you can do, such as update an old furnace, install solar collectors and do energy improvements to your home. Here are some of the most rewarding ways you can reduce your heating costs and put the money back in your pocket: Read More»

Purchasing An Older Home? What You Need To Know About Asbestos

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For anyone planning to purchase a home of advanced age, the possibility of asbestos in the home is very real. Asbestos is a type of mineral fiber that is the cause of respiratory issues when those fibers are taken into the lungs. If you plan to purchase an older home to renovate, make sure you are aware of the following:  Asbestos Is Very Hazardous Asbestos is a major health concern, so eliminating it from the house is an absolute must. Read More»

Own A Large Retail Store? Keep The Asphalt Parking Lot Easier For Your Customers To Use This Christmas

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If you own a retail store, your parking lot will likely be very busy with everyone shopping for Christmas gifts. You can help make the parking lot easier for them to use and find their cars in when they are finished shopping for the day Finding Cars in the Parking Lot If you have a very large parking lot, it is common for customers to have a hard time finding their vehicles after they have been shopping all day. Read More»

3 Tips to Help Give Your Bathroom Grout a Makeover

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Updated kitchens and bathrooms can add value to a home. If you are thinking of remodeling your bathroom in the near future but you don’t want to bear the expense of replacing your existing flooring or tile work, then giving your grout a makeover could be an affordable option. Here are three tips you can use to give your grout a new look in the future. 1. Give dingy grout a good cleaning. Read More»

How To Restore Holes In Log Walls

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Log homes are always susceptible to termite and water damage. Both the inside and outside walls of a log home can get damaged in many ways. You can easily patch most small chips in your logs if you have the right tools and supplies. The hardest part is making sure the patched area looks natural. This article explains a great way to patch small holes in your log walls. Hiding the Patch Read More»

Sizing: What To Consider Before Buying A New Air Conditioner For Your Home

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Since most air conditioners do not last forever, there will come a time when you need to replace the one in your home. However, before you simply go out and buy a new one, you need to know how big the unit should be. By taking this opportunity to understand a few aspects about sizing options, you will have a much easier time picking the best model for your home.  Read More»

Two Answers For Roofing Hail Damage Questions

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When strong storms roll through your neighborhood, your home can be subjected to a variety of risks and types of damage. In particular, hail stones can devastate your roof, and if you are a relatively new homeowner, you may not understand much about this type of roofing damage. After a couple of questions are answered, you will find yourself in a far better position when it comes to repairing any hail damage that may occur to your roof. Read More»