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  • Gardening With A Bad Back: 3 Tips For Staying True To Your Passion

    Aging is a fact of life, and it can wreak havoc on your life if you let it. This is especially true if you enjoy gardening. The older you get, the weaker your body becomes. It eventually gets harder and harder to bend, stretch and lift in the garden. However, when you love something, especially something that is good for you mentally and physically when you're older, you don't want to let go.
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  • A Good Concrete Resurfacing Job Keeps Homeowner Liability Risks Down

    Small imperfections in the concrete walkway leading to your home's front door should not be dismissed. Anyone walking on the damaged concrete could slip and fall opening the doors to a lawsuit. Relying on a homeowners insurance policy to cover any liabilities could be undermined if no concrete repair work was done on the property. Beware of Damage to the Concrete If grass grew out from under the surface to the point the concrete started to break apart, a contractor should be called in to fix the damage.
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  • 5 Benefits Of Using Insulated Vinyl Siding

    Siding is something that not only affects the aesthetics of your house, but also other aspects. It can protect you against the elements and have a positive or negative effect on monthly bills. Insulated vinyl siding is one type that offers a range of benefits. Here are the main 5: Prepared for All Seasons Due to thermal bridging, heat and energy are constantly going back and forth between the inside and outside of your home.
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  • Four Tips To Help You With The Replacement Of A Damaged Submersible Well Pump

    If you rely on a well for water, the pump is one of the most important pieces of equipment. Without it, you will not have running water in your home. Submersible pumps can be prone to damage due to things like mineral deposits or hard water. If you have a submersible pump, you may eventually need to replace it when it becomes too old and worn out. Here are some tips to help you with the replacement of your well pump:
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  • Top 4 Questions To Ask Your Siding Contractor Before Signing A Contract

    Thinking about having new siding installed at your home? If so, then you're most likely looking to hire a siding contractor for the job. Before you choose a contractor to trust with your siding needs, however, there are a few vital questions you'll want to ask that'll help guide you towards the right decision. 1. Do You Have Liability and Workers Compensation Insurance? This is an important question to ask any general contractor, no matter what kind of work you're having done at your home.
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  • What Do I Do If I Discover My Walls Are Damaged By Water?

    If you've noticed that your walls are damp or wet, this can be the result of leaks or plumbing issues, holes in your masonry, foundation issues, or problems with your roof. Water damage in your walls can do more than damage your dry wall; it can seep under floors and damage your insulation. When you find signs of water in your walls, you should try to cut off the source of water as well as prevent the moisture from spreading and causing further damage.
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  • The Benefits Of Installing Hardwood Flooring In Your Kitchen

    There are many flooring options to choose from when it comes to your kitchen. You can choose tile, for example, which is popular due to its ability to not absorb spills making it really easy to clean. However, it is becoming increasingly popular to install the same hardwood flooring that you have throughout the rest of your home. This is especially true if you have an open floor plan since it allows you to avoid the awkward break in flooring once it meets your kitchen.
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  • 3 Ways That Your Slate Roof Will Be Eco-Friendly

    If you are a homeowner who is having a new home built or it is time to replace your current roof, it is important to consider the benefits of a slate roof. Slate roofs are an environmentally responsible choice that will benefit you, your family and the planet for many years to come in several different ways.    Slate Is Known To Last At least 100 Years When Cared For And Installed Properly
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  • Don't Follow Remodeling Trends, Do What Works For You

    You can improve the value of your home while also adding features you personally want for your own comforts. However, you shouldn't look towards adding value while making comfort secondary. One of the main ways that people seek to add value is through current remodeling and renovation trends. These trends aren't always a good idea.    The Dangers of Following Trends and Fads A trend represents a steady progression in one direction.
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  • Checking For Hail And Weather Damage On A Shingled Roof

    If you live in an area with hail, you probably know that there's a chance it can damage your roof over time. The problem is that hail damage can be hard to see if you have common asphalt shingles on your roof. If hail damage isn't repaired, it can gradually lead to a variety of other problems as moisture from rain gets under the shingles. You can check for damage by going up on your roof and inspecting the shingles, but you can also use your gutter drains to look for evidence of damage.
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