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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»

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»