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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»

4 Garage Door Problems That Can Easily Be Fixed

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Garages provide a safe place to park cars and store household belongings, and automatic garage door openers make getting in and out of the garage very convenient. When your garage door isn’t opening or closing as it should, it can be a big hassle, but many garage door problems can be repaired. Some common garage door and automatic garage door opener problems include: Garage Door Closes Quickly or Slams Shut Read More»

How To Maintain Grout Lines In Your Bathroom

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A tile floor can be such a fun and colorful addition to any room. At the same time, tile is also a very practical and durable floor product. It is especially great in bathroom and kitchen areas because it can withstand the constant moisture and foot traffic. However, you need to be willing to take on a little more TLC if you want to have tile floors in such a wet environment. Read More»

Windows, Heat Gain, And AC Efficiency

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If you want to optimize the function of your AC—and who wouldn’t?—you need to understand heat gain. The central question for understanding heat gain is this: if your house is insulated, why does it heat up during day? One of the main culprits responsible for heating up your home are your windows. Luckily, if you know what you are doing, there is an easy step for decreasing heat gain without blocking the view from your windows or costing you and arm and a leg. Read More»

Windshield Stress Cracks: Causes And How They Are Repaired

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While most windshield damage is caused by flying debris, some cracks appear out of nowhere, and have no visible point of impact. These are called stress cracks, and may appear over time after your windshield has been weakened by the elements. This article will help you understand what causes stress cracks and how they can be repaired. Causes of stress cracks Stress cracks typically start from the edge of the windshield and stretch out toward the middle. Read More»

Three Tips To Keep In Mind For Your Building Contracts

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If you are looking to get the service that you need from a building contractor, there are important tips that you must keep in mind. This can come in handy whether you are having a new home built from scratch or have a remodeling project in your kitchen or bathroom, which can be daunting if you have never worked with a general building contractor before. To make the most of it, use the following guidelines to make the best hire, verify that your work will be solid and protect yourself from mishaps. Read More»

Purchasing A Home? Be Aware Of These 3 Potential Plumbing Problems

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If you are in the process of purchasing a home, you will want to ensure that everything is in great condition. Unfortunately, it is easy to overlook the plumbing inside a home since it is out of sight and out of mind. If there are plumbing problems buried within the home you are purchasing, it can lead to costly problems down the road. Be aware of these 3 potential plumbing problems so they can be caught before you make your purchase. Read More»

Why You Should Choose Cedar Lumber For Your Deck

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When you buy supplies for building your deck, you need to decide on the type of wood you’ll use. Three popular choices are pressure treated wood, composite wood, and cedar lumber. Each kind has it’s own advantages, but cedar lumber could be your best choice. Here’s why you should consider cedar over other decking materials. Rich Color And Defined Grain The main reason cedar has such wide appeal is because of its natural beauty. Read More»

Want A New Look? Antique Your Kitchen Cabinets With Chalk Paint And Soft Wax

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Your kitchen cabinets have probably looked the way they do for a long time, and you may be ready for a change. If your cabinets have a lot of interesting woodworking details like carvings, an application of chalk paint and furniture wax can emphasize those details and give your cabinets an antiqued charm. Not only will this project transform your cabinets, it can also transform the entire appearance of your kitchen. Read More»