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5 Tips For Making The Most Of Vinyl Siding

Posted by on Nov 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 5 Tips For Making The Most Of Vinyl Siding

Roughly 32 percent of all new homes in the United States are clad in vinyl siding. Not only does vinyl offer tremendous value, but it also comes in a surprising number of colors and finishes to suit the needs of any homeowner.Of course, not all vinyl siding is created equal; check out these tips for maximizing both the performance and aesthetic appeal of your vinyl siding, from choosing the right product to making sure it’s installed properly. Go Seamless If you’ve ever looked at a vinyl-clad wall that’s been in place for many years, you might notice a wavy pattern or ugly gaps, bumps or uneven areas. This occurs when the overlapped sections of siding are installed improperly or when they separate over time. While traditional siding comes in set lengths, forcing you to overlap them and creating seams in...

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Four Tips To Deal With Leaks In Modern Roofing Membranes For Flat Roofs

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Four Tips To Deal With Leaks In Modern Roofing Membranes For Flat Roofs

Modern flat roofs are often made of a membrane system. This is a rubber-like material that is lightweight and durable. It can often outlast conventional asphalt roofing for flat roofs and has the benefit of being energy efficient. Even though it is durable, it is not invincible and can easily be torn or have punctures that cause leaks. Sometimes it can be hard to find the source of leaks on membrane roofing. Here are some tips to help find the source of water leaks and deal with them properly: 1. Locating Areas With Small Leaks There can be many areas with small leaks on a roof membrane. This can be something as small as a pinhole sized leak. These problems are often caused by maintenance and people getting on the roof. So, you will first want to look at...

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Learn What To Expect During A Prewinter Roofing Inspection

Posted by on Oct 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Learn What To Expect During A Prewinter Roofing Inspection

Living in an area that is prone to snow and ice can create a beautiful winter wonderland that is appealing to your eyes, but could create a dangerous situation if your roof is not able to hold up to the weight. Even though snow may look light and fluffy, it is actually quite heavy once the flakes start to pile up. Before winter hits, you need to be sure that you have a roof inspection to ensure that your roof is able to support the massive weight of large amounts of snow or ice. Learn what things a roofer will look for when inspecting your roof in the guide that follows. Inspect the Shingles The roofer will inspect the shingles to make sure that they are not cracked, broken, or curling. The shingles are designed to give the roof...

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Three Keys To Choosing A Welder

Posted by on Oct 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Keys To Choosing A Welder

Whether you plan to open a metal fabrication shop, or you simply have the occasional need to weld around your farm or mechanical shop. it is important to choose your type of welder carefully. Some machines are designed for in-shop use while others are designed to allow you to travel to where your skills are needed. Some welders work better with steel and others can handle exotic metals. Thus, rather than run out and buy the cheapest welder you can find, you should make a list of criteria for choosing your welder and choose the welder best suited to your needs.  Where Will You Need to Weld? One of the keys to choosing a welder is to think about where your skills will most likely be needed. For example, if you run a farm and occasionally have equipment breakdown...

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5 Steps To Preparing For The Installation Of A Backyard Hot Tub

Posted by on Sep 25, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 5 Steps To Preparing For The Installation Of A Backyard Hot Tub

So, you’ve decided to take your backyard retreat one step further by installing a hot tub? Before your hot tub arrives or before you purchase it, you should consider taking care of some important tasks off of your installation to-do list. Here are five steps to prepare for your hot tub, including pieces of construction equipment that may prove to be helpful in making your project easier: 1. Decide on the Location First things first, you need to choose where you want to install your hot tub. Make sure to consider placing it away from electrical lines in the event that there is a storm and one of the overhead power lines falls down. You should also make sure that it is well within reach to the control panel for the hot tub so that you don’t have to...

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How To Remove Bird Droppings From Copper Roofing Tiles

Posted by on Sep 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Remove Bird Droppings From Copper Roofing Tiles

If bird droppings are on the surface of some of the copper tiles on your tool shed’s roof, learn how to remove them with the following steps. Copper is a soft metal that needs to be handled with care so that none of the tiles become permanently damaged. Once the tiles are clean and restored to their original condition, maintain them so that they remain damage-free in the future. Materials ladder push broom water hose garden sprayer vinegar water table salt lemon juice soft-bristled scrub brush clear lacquer paint roller paint tray Eliminate Debris And Apply The Cleaning Mixture Set up a ladder next to the tool shed. Remove large pieces of debris by hand or with the help of a push broom. Rinse the roof’s surface off with a water hose to remove surface dirt. Prepare a cleaning...

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