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Dealing With Seams When Installing Vinyl Siding

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Updating your home’s exterior can be a great way to increase both its curb appeal and its overall value. One of the easiest ways to restore the exterior beauty of your home is by opting to invest in some new vinyl siding. Costing as little as $4.83 per square foot, vinyl can be an affordable way to improve the look of your home. When it comes to installing vinyl siding, dealing with seams in the siding can be challenging.…

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Hammering Out 2 Silly Metal Roofing Myths

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Compared to their asphalt shingle relatives, metal roofs are subject to a surprising amount of misinformation. Unfortunately, these specious facts often dissuade homeowners from choosing a metal roof. If you are in need of a new roof and considering your various options, read on. This article will help you to get your facts straight regarding metal roofs. Myth: Metal roofs allow more heat to escape from your home during winter.…

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Two Questions You Might Need Answered About Asphalt Repair

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Damage to your driveway can be a common problem that you will need to learn to address over the time that you own your house. Sadly, this is a type of maintenance that many new homeowners will not have the experience needed to know how to address. This can lead to problems that can greatly compromise the structural integrity of the asphalt, but you may be able to minimize these risks through enhancing your understanding about common asphalt repair concerns.…

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Tips To Help Increase The Energy Efficiency Of Your Air Conditioning System

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Depending on which part of the country you reside in, running your air conditioning (AC) unit may be absolutely essential during the warmer seasons of the year.  However, as much as you need to keep your AC system going due to the intense outdoor heat, you could be feeling the pinch in your wallet.  Your energy bills may be taking up a significant portion of your budget, and it can even become financially unfeasible to keep your AC on.…

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Four Things To Be Aware Of Regarding Mortar Matching

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One of the most important steps to properly executing masonry repairs is matching the mortar of the pre-existing structure. The following are four things that should be noted and factored into the mortar matching process to find the appropriate mortar: The three major types of mortar are known as Type N, Type S, and Type M mortar. The first consideration that should be taken into account is whether the original mortar was Type N, Type S, or Type M mortar.…

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Need To Divert Rainfall From Your Yard? 3 Ways That Paving Can Help

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Living in a climate that receives a lot of rainfall can come with some challenges since it can be difficult to keep the rainwater from wreaking havoc on your yard. If you want to keep your landscape looking great and avoid large areas of pooled up water, you’ll need to design the yard with this goal in mind. When making plans for diverting rainwater away from your home and plants that you want to protect, consider the difference that well done paving can have for your property.…

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3 Solutions To Improve Your Home With Add Rain Collection And Grey Water Recycling

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Homeowners are becoming more concerned about their utility costs and adding more green features to their homes. This can include energy improvements like new LED lighting or automation. It can also include solutions like rain collection and grey water reuse to reduce water consumption. If you want to add rain collection to your home, combining it with grey water recycling can give you more from these green plumbing improvements. Here are some of the solutions you may want to consider to improve your home with rain collection and grey water recycling:…

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Roof Starting To Show Wear? Here's How To Squeeze A Few More Years Out Of It

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Does your shingle roof seem to be nearing the end of its lifespan? Maybe you’ve noticed a lot of granules coming off the shingles, or perhaps some of the shingles have begun to chip off or blow off completely. Replacing a roof is not cheap, and in some cases, you may need to try and squeeze another year or two out of that worn roof before investing in a new one.…

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5 Ways To Warm Up A Cold Yard Design

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If your yard seems cold and uninviting, you may just need to soften it in order to transform it into a space you’ll love to spend time in. But how can you soften things up, especially when hardscape is involved? Here are 5 ways to do it on any budget. Replace Sterile Concrete. An aging, cracked concrete patio can be a stark and uninteresting part of your landscape design. Dump the traditional pale square or rectangle shape and opt for a more flowing, curved design that has a warmer and more natural feeling.…

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Answering Three Oil Burning Furnace Questions

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Your oil burning furnace is an essential device for keeping your house comfortable. Unfortunately, there are many new homeowners that may not have much experience with this type of heating system. If this applies to you, learning the answers to the following questions will help you to better care for your home’s oil burning furnace. How Do You Maintain An Oil-Burning Furnace? While oil-burning furnaces are normally extremely reliable, it should be noted that they will require regular maintenance to keep them functioning.…

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