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Tips To Help Keep Your Roof Safe From Damage

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The roof is one of the most important parts of your home to keep maintained. If this part of the house is allowed to fall into disrepair, it can result in the need for major repairs. Sadly, some homeowners make this mistake because they assume there is little that they can do to help the roof avoid issues. Luckily, you can avoid these issues by following these two simple tips.   Regularly Inspect The Attic Inspecting the roof for signs of damage is one of the most important things that you can do. By having roof problems repaired early,...

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Follow These Tips When Paving Your New Driveway

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you’re like most homeowners, you might get your asphalt driveway paved once per year. But if you’ve been neglecting this task and your driveway has degraded to the point that you need a brand new one installed, you’ll obviously want to make sure you get it right the second time around. The best solution might be to hire a paving contractor, such as K-W Cornerstone Paving Ltd, to do the job for you. But if you insist on attempting the task yourself, here are a few tips you’ll want to follow. Draw Up A Plan If you are...

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Dealing With Mold Damage On A Cedar Roof

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Cedar shingles have been used as a roofing material for centuries. Prized for their ability to resist rot, cedar shingles can last for 50 years in ideal conditions. However, if you have to use cedar shingles in wet conditions, moss can set in and undermine the integrity of your shingles. Thus, if you notice moss starting to grow on your shingles, you will want to take steps to remove the mold and prevent it from growing.  How to Kill Moss As long as moss is alive, it will stay rooted to your roof and will be hard to remove. Thus,...

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Demolition Companies Who Offer Reuse And Salvage Services Help You Save Money

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Are you planning to have a structure on your property demolished, but you want to somehow retain some of the materials for a new building project? If so, you’ll want to specifically ask for the demolition company to do something called reuse and salvage. Demolition often brings to mind total destruction and removal of a structure, but in reality, the demolition crew can separate out materials and either return them to you or hold them for sale to other parties. Using the reuse and salvage option saves you the trouble of having to find...

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2 Reasons To Build Your Roof Out Of Slate

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Slate is one of the most popular roofing options available, mostly because of the many benefits that it can provide. Two reasons to build your roof out of slate are longevity and durability. Longevity One of the biggest advantages provided by slate is that it will last for a very long time. In fact, most slate roofs will outlast the homes that they are built on, which is why slate roofing tiles are often recycled and used on new buildings. On average, you can expect your slate roof to last 150 years. However, you should also be aware of the...

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2 Tree Problems Solved

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Trees are revered for their beauty, majesty and in many cases, for the fruit they bear. But trees can also be the source of big problems, especially when they are located on residential property. Here, two common tree problems are solved. 1. Roots are growing into plumbing lines or septic systems. Tree roots are designed to seek out water. When they detect water, they grow toward it until they can reach it and transport that water back to the main tree. Unfortunately, tree roots don’t know—or care about–the difference between...

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Mind Your Mold: 3 Types Of Mold Growth To Watch Out For In Your Home

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Most home owners know that mold is no joke. The presence of mold within the home has been known to cause allergic reactions and irritate respiratory problems, especially in young children. To ensure that your home is both structurally and medically sound, you should be on the lookout for mold in your home. Here are 3 types of mold growth to keep your eyes peeled for in the future. 1. Mold Growth In Small Patches If you notice a patch of mold that is no larger than the size of an average garbage bag folded in half (either crosswise or...

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3 Simple Fixes For Strange Sounds Coming From Your Home’s Furnace

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

While your home’s furnace is running, you may have noticed strange sounds coming from it. If so, you may be able to repair it yourself if they are caused by minor problems. Below are three types of sounds and a simple fix to try for each one. Squealing Sounds If you hear squealing sounds when the furnace’s blower kicks on, this could be caused by the fan belt. It could be loose or worn down, unable to grip the fan tight enough without slipping. When inspecting the belt, press your finger down in the center of it. You should not be...

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3 Rules To Maximizing Your Roof Efficiency And Longevity

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

You have some tips to think about and apply when it comes to caring for your roof through each and every season. While many people think about getting their roof through the harsh winter months, a lot of people discount the fact that it takes some work to get through the spring months as well. If you own a home and need to be sure that you are able to retain property value and efficiency in your home, consider some of the following tips and guidelines to get your roof through the spring months.  #1: Analyze The Roof’s Shingles...

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New Tech For Remotely Controlling Your House Windows

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Everything is getting smart these days as computers begin to add more and more to our lives, and windows are the next on the list. In particular, there are a number of technologies out there that allow you to remotely control aspects of your windows freely: Making a Window Opaque or Transparent Remotely There’s a new type of window film you can add to your windows that will enable you to remotely control whether they are transparent or opaque. You can actually control this with your smartphone. A receiver device with WiFi capability is...

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