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Four Roofing Solutions To Give Your Home A Textured Appearance

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Eventually, asphalt roofing will need to be replace. Today, there are many options for replacing your roof. While tabbed shingles may be the most affordable solution, there are also textured materials that can add to the appearance of your home. These can be conventional 3D asphalt shingles, shakes and synthetic roofing materials. If you want to have a textured look for your roof, here are some of the choices you may want to consider: Read More»

Repairing Crumbling Concrete Steps

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If you have a staircase that has a few steps that are crumbling along the edges, you will want to work quickly in having them repaired to avoid injury and extensive damage. While most people will hire a masonry contractor to do the job efficiently, you may be able to tackle the project yourself if you have a bit of time and the proper tools. Here are some instructions for you to follow when repairing crumbling concrete steps. Read More»

Reasons To Upgrade Your Roof

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When your old asphalt-shingle roof reaches the end of its lifespan, you may be tempted to simply install another shingle roof. When you do, you will constrain yourself to high maintenance risks and an endless cycle of roof replacement. In order to provide more long-term protection for your home, and to reduce the maintenance burden that you have to contend with, you should consider re-roofing your home with a long-lasting and highly weather resistant roofing material. Read More»

How To Remove Window Tint

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Window tinting is not a permanent process because the tint will wear out over time and become less effective. In order to make sure that you are enjoying maximum energy efficiency, UV protection, and privacy, you will need to replace your window tint on a regular basis. You can either hire professionals to remove and redo the window tint, or you can do it yourself. If you choose to do it yourself, here are the steps that you will need to follow. Read More»

Four Essential Tools That Every Workshop Bench Needs To Have

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If you do a lot of DIY projects, you may have a workbench in your shop. This can be just a large block of timber or a custom carpenter’s workbench. No matter what type of bench you have, there are some essential tools that it should have, such as bench dogs, vices and storage. If you want to add practical improvements to your workbench, here are some of the essential pieces of equipment that it needs: Read More»

Three Simple Ways to Practice Fireplace Safety

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A wood stove or custom fireplace in your home instantly adds visual appeal, not to mention coziness for your family on a chilly winter evening. This heat source, however, comes hand-in-hand with a degree of responsibility. To be a responsible stove or fireplace owner, it’s important to not only be vigilant in several areas. Fortunately, safe fireplace ownership is simple. Once you learn what to do, take some time to inform your whole family and keeping safe will soon be second nature. Read More»

Repairing Leaky Ducts To Improve Your HVAC Efficiency

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One of the biggest costs that a homeowner has to contend with is the cost of heating and cooling a home. Rather than grit your teeth and accept that your HVAC costs will always be high, there are some steps you can take to keep your costs more manageable. For example, you can check you ducts for leaks and repair any that you find.  How Leaky Ducts Affect Your Heating and Cooling Costs Read More»

Is Your Roof A Fire Hazard? Tips For Cleaning Creosote From Your Asphalt Shingles

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Creosote is a highly flammable material often found inside chimneys. Produced by things like wood-burning stoves or fireplaces, that creosote can also build up on composition asphalt shingles. When ash comes out of the chimney, the breeze can actually carry it along the roof. When this settles in a layer over your roofing shingles, it puts your roof at risk of fire. One errant ember from your chimney could cause a serious disaster. Read More»

Furnace Blower Won'T Turn Off? Check Your Thermostat

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An issue that can plague many homeowners is a constantly running furnace blower. There are many reasons this can happen, but one of the most common – and easiest to fix – is because of your thermostat. The Thermostat to Furnace Blower Connection Your furnace’s blower is the key to heated air circulation around your house. However, your blower’s operation is set to a circuit and should only turn on when your furnace is actually running. Read More»

Summer Inspection Tips For Your Home's HVAC System

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At the end of the spring season, it may be a good idea to do some home maintenance work. This includes having your HVAC system inspected to ensure that it is currently operating correctly. The inspection performed should cover checking over items such as the thermostat, HVAC parts, the condensation drain and blower components. The information below provides some tips about the type of inspection and maintenance check needed for your HVAC system. Read More»