Building Advice from a Seasoned Woodworker

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»