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Winter Is Coming: 3 Tips For Winter-Proofing Your House This Summer

Posted by on Jul 31, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Winter Is Coming: 3 Tips For Winter-Proofing Your House This Summer

Although you may still be sweating through the dog days this summer, winter is coming, sooner than you think. Those cold winds will soon be blowing, and you’ll be wearing sweaters once more. So even when the air conditioner is still running strong, it’s time to think about winter-proofing your house. You need to take a break from summer fun and plan for the cold winter weather. Furnace Every year, experts tell you to have your furnace inspected, and every year you postpone making an appointment or neglect to make one at all. As a result, you may end up with a malfunctioning unit on Christmas Eve or on the coldest night of the year. Making an appointment in August means not having to fight for a slot in October. The average cost of a furnace repair is $262;...

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Want To Protect Your Wood Flooring During A Home Remodel? 3 Things To Keep In Mind

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Want To Protect Your Wood Flooring During A Home Remodel? 3 Things To Keep In Mind

If you have hardwood flooring in your home and are beginning the process of planning a home remodeling project, you’ll need to make sure that you do your best to protect the hardwood floors. Hardwood flooring can quickly take a lot of damage, especially when you factor in the scratches from dirty shoes and tools and other abrasive materials that can be brought inside during home remodeling project. Before beginning any actual construction work in any room of your home, consider the following tips for protecting the hardwood flooring. Lay Down a Thick Tarp The simplest way to keep the hardwood flooring in your home protected is laying down a thick tarp. What this will do is provide a layer of protection in between the hardwood flooring and anything that gets in your home. If you’re hiring contractors to...

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How To Know If It May Be Time To Replace Your Home Windows

Posted by on Jul 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Know If It May Be Time To Replace Your Home Windows

As a homeowner, it is vital to make sure that you are well aware of when it is time to have the windows in your home replaced. To help you know when that is, you will want to check out the following signs of window trouble. You Notice Condensation Building Up You should not see condensation building up on the interior of your windows if they are in good condition. If you are noticing that there is a build up of water droplets or that there is frost on the inside of the window during the winter months, it is time for a replacement. Eventually, that moisture can seep into your window seal, window frame, or into the drywall or plaster that surrounds the window. This can cause mold to grow, which is a health hazard and it can...

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5 Pieces Of Safety Equipment You Need When Constructing A Metal Building

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 5 Pieces Of Safety Equipment You Need When Constructing A Metal Building

Metal buildings are often less expensive and easier to put up than traditional stick-frame buildings, but erecting a metal building still involves work. It’s just as important to keep yourself and everyone else involved safe when erecting a metal building as when building a non-metal building. Here are five pieces of safety equipment that will help you keep everyone safe. A Forklift or Crane You’ll need a forklift on-site to unload all the components of the building. They’re too heavy to unload by hand or with dollies, even if you have a bunch of people ready to help out. Of course, the person operating the forklift should be licensed to do so. If there are beams that are too large for a forklift, or if you’re erecting the building in a place that a forklift can’t access, then you’ll...

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Create A Home That Fits Your Needs When You Are Wheelchair Bound

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Create A Home That Fits Your Needs When You Are Wheelchair Bound

When you have a handicap, day to day life can be more difficult for you if you do not have a home that accommodates your specific needs. If you need to use a wheelchair to get around in your home, consider having a custom home built that will suit your specific needs perfectly. The guide below walks you through a few features to consider for your perfect custom home. Consider the Height of the Countertops The first thing you need to consider when having a custom home created is the height of the countertops. You need to be able to do all of your meal prep at the countertops so having them built to a height that allows you to easily access everything from your wheelchair will make the preparation simpler. Consider the Bathrooms in the Home Next, you...

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