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An Overview Of Blue Roofing Technology

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A blue roof is a roof designed to trap rainwater for different purposes. There are two major categories of blue roofs. One category is active systems, which rely on electricity (for the water pump, for example), and the other is passive systems that rely on gravity. Below is an overview of the various pros and cons of blue roofs. Benefits Below are some of the benefits you will enjoy when you install a blue roof. Read More»

Building A New Home For You And Your Family

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A new home is something most people dream about and want for their family. Buying one is nice, but building a new home on your own land – and with a custom design – is even better. Working with a custom home builder is one way to make that happen. Picking a Design If you are working with a builder that has some pre-designed homes available, you will need to pick a design that suits your needs. Read More»

How To Tell When The Lighting System In Your Older Home Might Need To Be Repaired

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If you purchased an older home, you probably did so for one or more of several reasons. Maybe you have a thing for the kind of architecture that they just don’t build anymore, or perhaps you were able to land a deal that was so tempting you just couldn’t refuse it. Now that you own the home and are getting settled in, there could be a few problems showing up that weren’t apparent when you were first looking at the property. Read More»

Buying New Land To Build A Home? 2 Things To Do Before You Purchase

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If you have found some land to build a new home, there are things you need to do before you sign the papers and complete the purchase. Below are two of these things so you can get started and moved into your new home. Hire Boundary Surveyor Hire a boundary surveying service to do a survey on the property. This survey will show you the property lines on your land. This way, you will know the exact acreage you are purchasing so you will not pay more for land you will not own. Read More»

How To Tell That Your Bathroom Definitely Needs An Extreme Makeover

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Face it; bathrooms are taken for granted. You probably do not think twice about your own bathroom. You go in there to do your business, wash your hands and face, brush your hair and teeth, and take showers/baths. Most of the time you are going through the motions so often you are not even looking to see if everything in the bathroom is clean until a guest asks to use the bathroom. Read More»

When Your Garage Door Springs Aren't Working: Don't Fix Springs Yourself

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The garage door springs on your automatic garage door are tightly coiled pieces of metal and should not be adjusted by the homeowner. A professional garage door spring repair specialist should handle any issues with your garage door springs, including the replacement of springs that have snapped and are no longer attached to your door. There are a number of signs that indicate you are having problems with your garage door springs. Read More»

Signs It's Time for Roofing Contractor Services

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Wind, hail, snow, and nearby tree limbs can all wreak havoc on your existing roof. Even when you take the time to cut back trees, you can’t stop your roof from getting damaged in a bad storm. When you have hail, for example, this can cause asphalt shingles to crack or dimple. In high wind, shingles can be blown right off of your roof or weakened to the point that they allow in water. Read More»

Siding Installation Tips Worth Thinking About

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Whether you’re looking to tackle a project yourself or ask for the assistance of a siding installation services provider, it’s a good idea to engage in a little bit of advanced preparation. You might be unsure, though, about where to begin. These four tips will help you put your job on the right track. Understand Your Local Environment Due to the fact that siding is intended to protect buildings from the elements, a lot of folks overlook the fact that the elements can destroy or damage siding itself. Read More»

Does Your Attic Need More Ventilation? 3 Signs

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The attic in your home serves more of a purpose than simply a place to store your belongings. It’s a space to not only help support the roof on your home, but to also keep your home insulated. Attics usually have insulation inside of them that prevents your warm or cool air from escaping. Along with that insulation, your attic needs to be ventilated properly, as air can become trapped inside, which can damage the roof sheathing and shingles above, in addition to damaging your interior as well. Read More»

Getting Your Heating System Ready For Winter

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The last thing any homeowner wants to deal with during a cold spell is a malfunctioning heating system. Not only can this problem leave your family shivering during cold winter nights, it can also be dangerous in some circumstances. Here is a look at some maintenance tasks that can help keep your heating system running smoothly all winter long. Calibrate Thermostat Test your thermostat to make certain it is calibrated properly. Read More»