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4 Types Of Roofing Options

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Keeping your home well protected from the weather elements will require the right roof. Replacing your roof will also add value to your home and help keep it maintained. There is a variety of roofing options to select. Knowing the options that are available to you will allow you to make the best choice when a new roof is necessary for your home. Asphalt shingles You may be interested in asphalt shingles because of the lower cost involved and the variety of options. Read More»

Save The Air: Keeping Your Heating And Cooling Inside Your Home

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Properly constructed, a house is intended to be almost entirely air-tight, which helps to cut down on heating and cooling costs. Older homes, and potentially yours if it was constructed more than five years ago, tend to develop drafts, gaps and cold spots over time. Depending on the quality of your home’s construction, its age and the materials used, the reason for your high energy costs may not have anything to do with your HVAC system. Read More»

Tips For Designing A Home Rainwater Collection System

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Recycling rainwater for use in your garden can lower your water bill. It’s also an ecological strong choice, especially in areas where every drop of water really counts. Designing the optimum system begins with your roof and ends at the tip of your garden hose. Start With the Gutters Although it’s possible to manage some rainwater collection without gutters, you will collect much more if you have gutters installed on your house. Read More»

A Guide To Maintaining Commercial HVAC Systems Through The Year

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Heating and air condition accounts for some 50 percent of energy costs, which means that you will need to take control of how you use these systems. If you own a business and want to be sure that you are lowering your overhead costs, while keeping your building as comfortable as possible, you’ll need to be particularly mindful. This will allow you to remain comfortable throughout all four seasons, while doing your part to reduce energy costs. Read More»

Sure Signs That Your Water Heater Needs Repaired Or Replaced

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The news that the water heater needs to be repaired or replaced is not something that a homeowner wants to hear. After all, hot water is not something you can easily do without while you save for a new heater. However, being able to read the signs that your heater is failing can buy you a little time and help you to avoid even more costly clean-up and repairs if your heater springs a major leak. Read More»

Buyers Should Never Take Anyone's Word About A Home And Property

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People in the market for a new home and property should be wary of taking someone’s word about land surveys. Doing so will help you avoid many expensive problems in the future. Buying a plot of land can be a huge investment, so making sure you are actually getting what you pay for is extremely important. Always take the time to have your own property survey done if you are considering the purchase of a new home and property. Read More»

5 Fences To Consider For Your Dog

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For a dog owner, a fenced in yard is a blessing. It restrains the dog while providing it with a safe place to play. It keeps other dogs away from it; and it keeps the dogs from wandering the neighborhood on their own. The question is: what type of fences can a dog owner use? 1. Chain Link A chain link fence is a popular choice because it is affordable. Read More»

Septic Systems: A Guide for New Homeowners

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If you’ve just moved into a home with a septic system after always living in homes that were connected to public sewers, you may feel a bit lost. Sure, the day-to-day operation of running water down the drain and flushing the toilet is the same, but where does that water and waste go? How does your septic system handle it, and is there anything you need to be doing to maintain it? Read More»

How To Take Care Of Your Home To Avoid Homeowners Insurance Water Damage Claim Denials

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Many homeowners have suffered the unfortunate incident of having a homeowners insurance claim denied after filing for coverage for water damage. Homeowners insurance does not cover the cost of repairs to damage that occurs due to the neglect of maintenance on the house. If you do not take care of your home, the insurance company will likely deny claims for water damage that occurs. Here, you will learn how to avoid costly, uncovered water damage to your home. Read More»

Look Up At What's Missing: How To Replace That Missing Wood Shingle

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If you’re like most people, you probably don’t give your roof a second thought until you’re faced with a roofing emergency. Unfortunately, by the time you notice the roofing emergency, you could already have substantial damage underneath the roofing material. For instance, by the time you notice the wet spot on your ceiling, the water has probably already damaged the substructure of your roof and caused mold growth. The best way to prevent roofing emergencies is to pay close attention to your roof. Read More»