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Pros And Cons Of Metal Roofing For A Cold Climate

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Pros And Cons Of Metal Roofing For A Cold Climate

Metal roofing is often praised as the most durable, most wind-resistant, and one of the longest-lasting roofing materials known to man. (And, after all, it is made of metal. So it’s kind of like armor for your roof.) But before you sink hundreds of dollars into a new roofing system, you’ll want to know what you’re getting yourself into, both the pros and cons. And while one of the significant benefits for a metal roof in warm climates is that it saves AC energy in the summer, this isn’t such an overwhelmingly pronounced benefit in areas where the majority of the year is cold. So here are some pros and cons of metal roofing for those who live in a cold climate. Pros: Metal roofing, if installed at an appropriate angle, is great at self-cleaning. It sheds snow and...

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The Easiest Home Improvements To Stop Heat Loss And Save Energy This Winter

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Easiest Home Improvements To Stop Heat Loss And Save Energy This Winter

Heating your home is costly, and heat loss causes more energy to be used to heat your home. The cold drafts in your home will be stopped with a few simple home improvements, such as adding window treatments, doing maintenance and improving insulation. If you want to reduce your heating costs this winter, here are some of the best home improvements to keep the cold air out and the warm air in: 1. Sealing and Insulation Around Windows Where Cold Air Gets In Sealing and insulation around windows is something that will help you keep the air that bring in cold drafts out. Windows often lack insulation between the frame or the window and the frame of the structure. Removing a piece of wood trim will tell you if you need insulation in these areas. In addition, you will...

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Learn How To Regulate The Temperature In Your Attic When You Want To Turn It Into Livable Space

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Learn How To Regulate The Temperature In Your Attic When You Want To Turn It Into Livable Space

If you are remodeling your attic to turn it into more living space in your home, it is important to make sure that ducts are added to the space so that heat and air conditioning can be piped in. Attics can get very hot during the summer and very cold during the winter because there is no heat or air conditioning being pumped up there because the space is used so infrequently. The guide below walks you through what you can expect when you hire an HVAC company to make your attic a more comfortable place to hang out.  Evaluate the Situation The first thing that the technician will do is go into the attic to assess the situation and determine what can and cannot be done to make the temperature in the attic more enjoyable. The technician needs...

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Safety Tips For Operating A Rented Sewer Inspection Camera For The First Time

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Safety Tips For Operating A Rented Sewer Inspection Camera For The First Time

If you have a bit of a DIY spirit and want to save some money on your sewer repair project, then you will be pleased to learn that you can rent a sewer camera at your local home improvement store. The sewer camera is mounted on the end of a long fiber optic cable that you slowly feed into your sewer line in the same way that you insert a drain auger to clear a clog. As the sewer camera passes through your pipes, you will be able to view the root cause of any problems before you start digging things up. However, if you have never used a sewer inspection camera before, there are some special safety considerations you need to know, including each of the following tips: Tip: Always Wear Disposable Gloves when Working With Your Home’s...

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Need A New House? Two Reasons Why You Should Opt For A Custom Home

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Need A New House? Two Reasons Why You Should Opt For A Custom Home

If you’re in the market for a new home, there are a number of options available to you.  There may be a few houses in your area that really grabbed you after doing a few home tours.  However, there may be an even better option:  Constructing a custom built house.  Custom homes are built according to your specifications and offer a number of different benefits.  Use this information to learn more about why a custom home is the right choice for you. Custom Homes Let You Choose The Features One of the main reasons why you should opt for a custom home is because it gives you a chance to select your features.  This is important because you should be able to build a house that has everything in it that you enjoy. For example, you may absolutely love cooking....

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2 Different Kinds Of Welding

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2 Different Kinds Of Welding

Welding is one way you can use to connect different pieces of metal together. The different pieces of metal are joined together with an unbroken seam of material. The seams can be strong enough that they are waterproof. Here are a couple of different kinds of welding.  Arc Welding Arc welding uses an electrical arc in order to join the two pieces of metal together. The electric arc gets hot enough to melt the metals so that they form the seam when they cool down. Usually, the point where the weld is happening is protected by something like a gas or slag. The electrodes that are used at the point of the weld can be consumable, which means that they are used up while the weld is happening, or non-consumable, meaning that they are are going to be able to...

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