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How To Install Insulated Cathedral Ceilings When You Build A New Home

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Cathedral ceilings can be built to be much more energy efficient now-a-days than they were in the old days. If you are building a new home and want to have cathedral ceilings that are energy efficient installed in your living room or bedrooms, here is how you can design and build cathedral ceilings so the heat from the furnace doesn’t literally go through the roof. Seal Openings You should make sure all the openings around vents, lights, and pipes are completely sealed with caulk.  Use IC Light Fixtures You want to have the...

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HVAC 101: 4 Tips For Proper Maintenance Of Your Heat Pump And A/C

Posted by on Aug 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

The heat pump and air conditioner in your home are responsible for providing you with quality heat and cool air when you need it. If you wait until you need repairs, the problems could escalate, causing even more damage. However, with regular care and maintenance, you are able to have your current HVAC system for much longer. Here are some tips for maintaining your heat pump and air conditioner.  Disconnect the Power The first thing you should always do before working on your heat pump and air conditioner is to disconnect the power...

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Tree Trimming Etiquette And The Neighbors

Posted by on Aug 3, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

If you are planning on hiring on tree trimmers, it is important to include your neighbors in the process if trees line both properties. Sometimes it can be hard to discern whose property a tree might be on, so having a collaborative effort is better than a battle. Here are four reasons you should discuss shared trees with your neighbor before you been any tree service. 1. Sharing the Cost of a Professional If you are thinking about trimming trees that line your property with your neighbors, they might be inclined to help share with the costs....

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3 Reasons Why Your Outlet Isn’t Working

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Do you have an outlet that isn’t working? That can certainly be a frustrating experience, especially if the cause isn’t obvious. It’s possible that it could be something very simple that you can resolve yourself. However, it could also be very complex and possibly dangerous. If the cause isn’t immediately apparent, it’s probably something that you should call an electrician to fix. They’re trained on how to safely work with wiring and repair these issues. Unless you have that training, don’t attempt...

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Four Home Upgrades That Might Not Be The Best DIY Projects

Posted by on Jul 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

With so many home improvement shows and DIY projects explained online, it can be easy to think that you can do upgrades to your home on your own. While there are some simple DIY projects you can probably tackle, others should be left to professionals. Here are four home renovation projects that you should consider hiring on a contractor to complete. 1. Taking Down Walls Opening up space in between bedrooms or between your dining and living area might seem like a simple project. If you aren’t sure about the structural details of your...

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How To Update Your Cabinet Doors

Posted by on Jun 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

You do not need to install brand new cabinets to update your style. One great way to update your cabinets is to simply change the doors. The doors largely determine the entire style of any cabinet system. So, if you order custom doors, you can make your old cabinet system look and work like it is practically brand new. Luckily, you can change your doors very quickly and easily. This article will explain how to install new custom doors on your cabinets. Removing the Old Doors The first step is to order your new doors and then remove the old...

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Preventing The Spread Of Damage To Your Glass Storefront

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

A glass storefront can provide an ideal way to display your products or advertise your services. This is precisely why so many businesses rely on storefront displays to attract potential customers as they walk or drive by. The problem is, just as potential customers will take notice of anything you put in your front window, they will also take notice of any damage to this glass. Thankfully, it is possible to stop small damage from spreading until the glass can be professionally repaired or replaced. The step-by-step guide below can help you...

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2 Tips For A Successful Basement Makeover

Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

As families grow larger and larger, homes have a way of growing smaller and smaller. Faced with this scenario, many people choose to overhaul their home’s basement into a livable space. The good news is that you don’t have to be a general contractor to perform a basic remodeling project–although there are a few important things to know before you begin. If you are considering remodeling your unfinished basement, read on. This article will present two important tips to consider before getting your project underway. Leave a...

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Design Ideas for Urban Home Gardening

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Many people are children of nature, but the necessities of life and the wallet may drag you into the city and far away from fertile soils. If you need to build a home closer to work, but don’t want to give up your garden life, consider a few home building and placement considerations that could change the way you think about home layouts. Hiding the Garden from the Judgement of Others The first thought of any city-bound gardener with a yard is to change the yard into a farm. A small garden in the backyard isn’t unheard of, but...

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Three Methods To Cut The Cost Of Structure Demolition

Posted by on Apr 26, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Is there a building on your property that is no longer needed or is not safe to remain standing? Demolishing a standing structure can be an expense, but there are several steps that you can take to make a little money off of the structure before it becomes a pile of rubble on the ground. Below, you will find three ways that you can use the materials of the building to pay for the building’s own demolition. Recycle Salvageable Metals Think about all of the copper wiring and piping that is running throughout the structure. Copper is a...

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