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Add A Bay Or Bow Window To Improve The Looks Of Your Home

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After living in the same home for many years, you will eventually have to replace the windows in it. Windows wear out and become inefficient over time and replacing them offers a way to make your house look nicer and become more energy efficient. As you make plans for this event, you may also want to consider adding a bay window or a bow window. This is the perfect opportunity to change one of the window styles in your home, and both of these are great options. Read More»

How To Repair Drywall During Plumbing Repair

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Drywall is an inevitable casualty of plumbing work. For a plumber to make repairs to pipes to a sink or toilet, he will definitely have to tear out a chunk of your drywall. Most plumbers will offer to make the repair when the job is done. However, this will cost you extra cash, so it is often a good idea to repair the drywall on your own. This article will explain how you can save some money and make the repairs on your own. Read More»

5 Helpful Tips For Avoiding Clogged Drains

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Whether it is in your kitchen or bathroom, a clogged drain is a pretty common plumbing problem. However, that does not make it any less frustrating to deal with. A clogged drain can lead to some costly plumbing repairs. Luckily, there are several ways you can avoid clogged drains. Use Drain Strainers One of the simplest ways to avoid clogged drains is to put strainers over your drains. These strainers will catch hair and any other particles that typically get stuck in your drains. Read More»

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»

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»

Installing Solar Panels? What You Should Know About Maintenance And The Weather

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One of the most common questions asked when buying solar panels is how to take care of them. Maintaining your solar panels doesn’t need to be a complex process. In fact, when you know what it takes to keep your solar panels clean and functional, you can have confidence that your home is receiving all of the benefits of the investment. Routine Care No matter where you live, your solar panels will need to be rinsed thoroughly on a regular basis. Read More»

Ducking Out Of Ducts: Benefits Of A Ductless Heating System

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Ducts channel the air from a furnace to the various rooms in your house, but they are not without problems. Ducts can decrease your furnace efficiency by 20-30%. To complicate matters, ducts tend to develop leaks overtime, so if you don’t properly maintain your ducts, your heating system’s performance can eventually deteriorate. Sealing your ducts is an added cost to a system that uses them. If saving money is important to you, a ductless heat pump can make a good choice for your home. Read More»