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  • Tips Saving Money On Roof Repairs

    Do you seem to be spending too much money on roof repairs? Many people complain of high repair bills, but there are a few measures you can take to reduce these bills instead of just complaining. Here are some of the things to do: Evaluate Localized Repairs vs. Replacement Repairing a small patch of the roof may not cost you as much money as replacing the entire roof. However, this only makes sense if you are considering a once-in-a-while roof repair.
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  • The Differences Between Engineered And Custom Hardwood Floors

    If you are considering updating your floor with hardwood, there are a number of things to consider. First of all, there are many different types of hardwoods. Each different brand and style has varying price ranges, installation requirements, durability, flexibility maintenance needs, and much more. Basically, you need to do some research and figure out what product is best for your needs. Two common, but quite different, options are engineered and custom floors.
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  • Cool Weather Asphalt Pothole Repair For Beginners

    If you didn't get around to fixing the potholes in your asphalt driving during the warm summer months, don't worry. You can still get the job done during the cooler fall and winter temperatures before the potholes turn into craters. Below, you will find out exactly how to patch those potholes now to protect your driveway from becoming a mess this winter. Supply List Cold asphalt patch material Chisel (an old flat-head screwdriver will work) Hammer Shovel Broom Coarse gravel Plywood Watch the Weather
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  • When To Call An Electrical Contractor

    Electrical repairs are not good candidates for DIY projects. Licensed electricians spend years learning the skills and know-how to ply their trade. For those without such training, the potential for electrocution and serious damage to your home far outweighs the few dollars you might save by doing the work yourself. When should you call an electical contractor? The short answer is whenever you're dealing with wiring or circuits. 1. For any work on your electrical circuit board.
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  • A Closer Look At Big Mistakes DIY Homeowners Make With Wood Floor Scribing

    Laying wood flooring is a fairly simple process if you have the right tools. However, even if you have plenty of experience with installing wood flooring, an older home can throw a major hitch in what you know to be your skills. Older homes are notorious for having oddly shaped walls and out-of-square framing. When you run into this type of problem, it is a good idea to learn a bit about floor scribing, which is a process used by professionals when they need to cut materials just so to fit into wavy, unsquared, or off-kilter spaces.
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  • 3 Signs That There Is A Water Pressure Issue With Your Well Pump

    When you use the water from your well, you probably expect for it to come out with the right amount of pressure. However, if there is an issue with your well pump or another component of your well's system, you could face problems with water pressure. These are a few signs that your well pump needs repair. 1. You Notice a Reduction in Pressure The first and most obvious sign that there is an issue with your well pump is if there is a noticeable reduction of water pressure somewhere in your home.
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  • Want To Remodel Your Living Room? Add An Electric Fireplace

    The living room is one of the most used rooms in a home, and the majority of its looks revolve around the furniture that you put in the room. While the kitchen and dining room will make a difference in an open floor plan, you can only change a few things, such as light fixtures, built-ins, paint color, and windows. Adding an electric fireplace is another way that you can transform your living room into a special room.
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  • Stash Your Cash: 3 Ideas For Hiding Places And Safe Storage For Valuables When You Remodel

    Remodeling your home can give your opportunities for improvements to your home. There are many features that you may be considering, but you may not have thought about adding hiding places for your valuables. When you remodel, you may want to consider features like adding safes, safe rooms and hidden compartments for your valuables. Here are some ideas that you may want to consider to add a stash for your cash when you remodel your home:
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  • 3 Reasons To Have A Rubber Athletic Surface Installed

    Installing an athletic surface at your home can be a great way to encourage yourself and your family to be more active by participating in sports. An athletic surface for a tennis or basketball court can often be constructed of a variety of materials, such as concrete, asphalt, or rubber. Listed below are three reasons to utilize a rubber athletic surface for your home's sports court.  Longevity One of the best reasons to consider a rubber athletic surface is that it can last for quite some time with minimal maintenance.
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  • Choosing A Building Material For Your Large Backyard Patio

    If your new home has a large area in the backyard that you would like to change from a dirt patch into a nice patio and play space for your children, then it is important for you to take all of your surface options into consideration. While you may have considered a concrete patio, you may not have thought about a less expensive patio made out of asphalt or a designer patio made from pavers or red bricks.
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