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Signs You Need To Replace Your Cedar Roof

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Cedar roofs, whether they are constructed using shingles or shakes, provide a natural and luxurious aesthetic to your home that other types of roofing materials are unable to match. However, like all parts of your home that are exposed to the exterior, weather and temperature fluctuations can cause all sorts of damage and wear to your cedar roof. Understanding what the warning signs of cedar roof wear looks like can help you figure out when you need to contact a professional to replace your roof before it begins to cause problems for the rest of your home.…

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Craftsman Window Replacement: Double Hung, Fixed Pane, Or Single Hung Windows?

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When it comes time to replace the windows in your old craftsman house, you want to stay as true to the original character as possible. Therefore, you’ll likely try to find windows that mimic the style of the character windows you are trying to replace. As you shop, you might wonder why some windows with the slide-up design are more expensive than others. One of the big determiners of cost is whether the window is double or single hung.…

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Five Ways to Protect Your Barn from Barn Fires

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If you have a barn for livestock or even for farm equipment, it’s important to take every precaution to protect the barn from damage. One of the most common ways barns are destroyed is through fire. Electrical fires are one of the most common causes of barn fires, and, sadly, most of them could be prevented through careful planning and thorough maintenance. You can personally avoid most electrical fires if you do the following:…

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Fancying A Fence? 3 Unique Fencing Materials To Consider For Your Backyard

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From patios and decks to swimming pools and outdoor kitchens, outdoor living is an important part of your home’s value, appeal, and function. In addition to these outdoor improvements, a fence around your backyard is also beneficial. Of course, deciding to install a fence is not your only decision. Considering there are numerous fencing materials on the market, you may find yourself overwhelmed. Wood, vinyl, and chain link are all great options to consider, but you may prefer something a bit more unique.…

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5 Things Homeowners Need To Know About Composting Toilets

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Many parts of the western United States are dealing with drought conditions and water restrictions, and for homeowners in these areas, cutting back on water usage may seem like an impossible feat. Fortunately, you don’t need to stop taking showers or washing your dishes; the easiest way to save water around your home is to install waterless toilets. Here are five things you need to know about composting toilets. How much water do regular toilets use?…

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4 Reasons To Use Turf At Home In Place Of Real Grass

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A lawn makes your yard look nice and gives your family and pets a soft surface to play on. But, not every home and personal situation allows for an opportunity to have a real lawn. Here are four reasons you can use turf in and around your home in place of real grass Real Lawn Requires a Lot of Water If your home has a large lawn and you are fortunate to live in a cooler climate, you can water your lawn whenever you need to.…

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2 Adverse Health Effects Of Living Without Air Conditioning

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A central air conditioning system cools a house and removes high levels of moisture from a house during hot seasons, and both of these things are important for your health. If you have been putting off getting your AC fixed, you may want to consider calling a repair company before the weather gets too hot. Not only will it be hard for you to stay cool if you do not have AC, but it could also be putting you at risk for health problems.…

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3 Ways Your Air Conditioner Can Make You Sick And How To Fix It

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The home air conditioning system that makes you more comfortable can also be the reason you are not feeling well. Here are three ways your air conditioner can make you sick and how to fix the problem so you can eliminate the health risks. Airborne Mold, Bacteria, and Fungi Any time moisture remains on a surface for a period of time, mold and fungus can grow there. This is especially true in an air conditioning system.…

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Is A Heat Pump Right For Your Home

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There are a few common types of heaters available for residential installation. If you have forced air ductwork in your home, then one of your heating choices is a heat pump. Some of this decision is based on personal preference, but the rest is based on what works best in your home. Here are the primary considerations for whether or not a heat pump is right for your home. Location, Location, Location…

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Beyond Repair: 4 Windshield Cracks That Necessitate Replacement

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The second you notice a chip or crack in your windshield, there’s no doubt you’re devising a way to fix it fast. Fortunately, windshield shops can fix most chips and cracks that mar the outer windscreen. Technicians survey the damage to make sure it meets the given criteria for a successful repair. The size of the chip or crack and its location all come into play in the decision process. You may need to just have your windshield replaced, however, if it deviates from the ideal scenario.…

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