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Choosing The Right Windows For Your House

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If you need to replace old windows, you may be wondering what type of window you should buy. There are a wide variety of window options today, and making the right choice can be difficult without help. Explore the most common types of windows and the materials they are made from to get you started on the path to finding the perfect windows for your home: Vinyl Windows. These windows are low maintenance and relatively affordable. They don’t always have the visual appeal of other types of windows, but are resistant to moisture and help prevent heat loss. Vinyl windows don’t require painting and won’t show scratches, so they can be a very practical choice for your home. Wood Windows.  These windows are a very traditional and popular choice. Wood windows are aesthetically pleasing and look great from the...

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How To Protect Your Trees From The Summer Heat

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The summer heat can be dangerous for everything, not just humans and animals. Have you considered the dangers of the summer heat to your trees? Continue reading to learn how you should treat your trees in the summer so they thrive and aren’t stressed by the heat. Mulch Putting a thick layer of mulch around and under your trees will protect the soil and the roots from the heat. Mulch will help keep the roots cool and prevent the tree and soil from losing too much moisture because of the sun. Nutrients Improving the soil quality, so that the trees get enough nutrients is one of the best ways to help the tree stay healthy in the summer time. The easiest way to improve the soil is to add fertilizer to it. Arborists also use a method called deep...

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How To Waterproof Your Parapet Walls

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A parapet wall is great for a number of reasons. It can provide security so that it is harder to gain entrance to a building. It can provide protection to prevent falls from a roof. It can also provide privacy so that people are less likely to see what is happening on the roof. Because these wall are on top of the roof, they are susceptible to weather and the environment. This can cause them to be damaged if they are not taken care of correctly. They will begin to deteriorate and crumble if the proper waterproofing techniques are not used. This can also cause water to start to enter the ceiling and walls and damage the building: How to Waterproof a Parapet Wall 1. Drainage. The first thing to be aware of when it comes to waterproofing a parapet...

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Strategies To Keep Cats Out Of Your Flower Garden

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Cats are attracted to garden beds for rest, hunting, or as a potential litter box. Although they don’t usually cause major damage, it can be annoying to find little “presents” buried in your flower beds. These strategies for keeping cats out won’t visually impact your landscape design, and they also help discourage other animals that dig in the garden. Strategy #1: Cover the Dirt Fresh dirt looks like a welcome spot for relief to a cat, but you don’t want your newly turned flower bed serving as a litter box. A covering of coarse mulch can turn cats away from the bed. Mulch also benefits your garden by: Giving a finished, cohesive look to your landscape design. Suppressing weed growth. Holding moisture in the soil. Insulating flower roots against temperature fluctuations. When laying mulch, spread it 2 inches deep...

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