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2016

Important Things To Remember For Your Next Remodeling Project

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Are you planning a future remodeling project? Are you hoping to do as much of the remodeling yourself as possible, so that you can save the most money? If you’re good with tools and working with your hands, taking care of remodeling can be a fun and satisfying way to upgrade your home and make sure that it has all of the features that you want. But before you start knocking down walls and getting drywall all over the place, there are a few things that you need to take care of first:…

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How to Clean and Repair Your Home's Vinyl Siding for an Improved Look

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After years of sitting in the sun and weather, your home’s vinyl siding can become quite dirty and damaged. Bird droppings, insect stains, rust discoloration, dirt, and grim can all make your vinyl siding look old and dingy. As part of restoring the look of your siding, it is necessary that you remove all these types of stains and residues. Then, any holes and cracks in your siding should be repaired to avoid damage to your home’s exterior.…

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Signs That Your AC Needs to Be Serviced

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Your central air conditioner requires basic maintenance, just like any appliance in the house. Failure to maintain the unit may not result in immediate issues, but eventually problems will develop. If your air conditioner is suffering any of the symptoms below, then it is time to schedule a maintenance and repair visit from a technician. #1: Poor air flow Poor flow through the vents can be the result of one of several issues.…

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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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4 Types Of Magnetic Kitchen Accessories To Help You Stay Organized

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In the kitchen, one of the main areas where you’ll find magnets is the refrigerator. This is a great way to organize papers, food menus, and important notes, but it is not the only place where you can use magnets in the kitchen. Adding more magnetic areas in your kitchen makes it easy to stay organized and provides a quick way to retrieve items for your home. If you’re looking for an efficient way to organize kitchen items, then consider the following four magnetic accessories.…

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2 Reasons To Consider Portable Toilets For Your Remote Work Site

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One of the hardest parts about having your company performing services in remote areas is that it can be very difficult to get basic necessities and services, which is particularly true for basic plumbing such as toilets. Listed below are two reasons to consider utilizing portable toilets for your remote work site. Easily Moved One reason to consider portable toilets is if your work site is only temporary. This is a common issue with mining, oil, or logging camps that frequently move around to new work sites in order to maximize yield and profitability.…

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Gas Furnace Not Coming On? Check The Emergency Power Switch

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If your home feels a bit on the chilly side, you may think that your gas furnace is on its way to breaking down. Although a broken blower fan or another big issue can prevent your furnace from operating correctly, it may not always be the case. Sometimes, simple problems can keep a furnace from putting out warm air, including an emergency power switch placed in the “off” position instead of the “on” position.…

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Spring Into Action: Protect Your Roof Against Spring Storms

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April showers bring a lot more than May flowers – they also usher in a season notable for damaging storms. High winds, hail and especially thunderstorms can suddenly interrupt a sunny, temperate season. These unanticipated assaults can overwhelm a roof already weakened or compromised by structural damage and inadequate drainage. Here are some things you can do to spring into action by “spring-proofing” your roof. Replace Bad Shingles Asphalt shingles have many attractive points, including their agreeable range of style, color and price options.…

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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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3 Tips To Remember When Buying A Plot For Your New Property

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 Building your own home can be an exciting time, but if you’re new to home construction, it’s important to plan things in advance to ensure you don’t run into common roadblocks. One of the biggest mistakes people make is to overlook the process of buying land for their construction, so here are three tips to remember: Keep an Open Mind One of the main reasons people struggle during the early stages of building a home is because they are not willing to compromise on their idea of the “…

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