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Addressing A Couple Of Common Winter Roofing Issues

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The roof of your home must be one highly durable to ensure that it is able to withstand the barrage that the weather will throw at it. This is particularly true during the winter months because there are many issues that can arise during this time of year. Not surprisingly, many homeowners may have a couple of questions regarding wintertime roofing problems. By having the following couple of questions answered, you should have more of the information you need to keep your roof safe during this harsh time of year. Read More»

Water Damage Cleanup 101 | A First Time Customer's Guide

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To see flood water make its way into the home that you have worked hard to make your own can be one of the most difficult disasters to witness. Even after the waters have subsided, the sheer volume of damage is not just hard to witness, but is even difficult to assess without experience. Hiring a water damage cleanup crew to get rid of the mess that a flood has left behind is definitely well worth the cost. Read More»

Making Simple Window Screen Repairs

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If you have a window screen that has a rip or hole in the mesh, you will want to have it repaired or replaced to keep insects from getting inside of your home. A broken window screen can be easily repaired until you are able to get it replaced. Making a quick repair can be done with the help of a few household items. Here are some instructions to help you patch up your window screen so it can be utilized. Read More»

Buying Your First Home? Here Are The Reasons You Need A Roofing Contractor

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If you’re buying your first home, you are prepared to have the home inspected to ensure that it is worth the amount of money you are prepared to pay for it. While the inspector can find several issues with the home, one thing they cannot do is give you a guarantee that the roof is in good shape. They can see loose shingles from the ground, but a roofing contractor is needed for a complete report. Read More»

Addressing Two Of Your Basic Questions About Colored Asphalt

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When it comes to paving, asphalt is among the most commonly used materials for this type of project. There are some people that are under the impression that asphalt is only available in black, but it is possible to have colored asphalt installed. While this option has any number of applications, there are some people that may want a couple of basic questions about colored asphalt answered before they feel comfortable making this decision. Read More»

Sagging Gutters: Why They Happen And The Steps To Repair Them

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If you have noticed the gutters on your home starting to sag, there are several reasons why it may be happening. It could be due to the fasteners loosening, the seams failing, or excess debris. Sagging gutters are not something you need to live with forever, and there are easy solutions for fixing the problem. Loose Fasteners Hanging gutters on your home involve using ferrule-and-spike fasteners. They work by placing a tube (the ferrule) through the gutter that acts like a bridge to provide the gutter support. Read More»

Common Commercial Fencing Answers And Questions

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Installing a fence around your business can be a highly effective way of improving its security, but this is a major investment in your enterprise. For those that have never had a fence installed, this process can seem somewhat daunting and confusing. By learning the answers to a couple of routine questions, making a final decision for your business’s needs should become easier for you.  Should Your Business Opt For Electric Fencing? Read More»

Preventive Maintenance For Your Hot Water Heater

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You can help to prevent flooding your home, save energy, and increase the lifespan of your hot water heater by performing a few simple maintenance tasks. These actions require very little skill, and the only equipment you’ll need is a garden hose, a bucket, goggles, and gloves. Over time, your hot water tank can become contaminated with sediment that accumulates from minerals that are present in the local water supply. This sediment can affect heating efficiency if it accumulates around the heating element, and can travel throughout your plumbing system, causing blockages. Read More»

Use Your Senses: How To Tell If Your Septic Tank Should Be Pumped

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An overfilled septic tank can create a lot of problems. In fact, this issue can affect all of your senses. These are a few things that you should look out for; then, you’ll be able to have your septic tank pumped before it causes any more problems. Sight There are a few things that you might see if your septic tank is in need of pumping. First of all, you might notice that the grass is especially thick, lush and green near your septic tank; this comes from sewage that is seeping into the ground near the tank. Read More»

Consider Landscaping Gravel As Paving For Your Rural Driveway

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You’re about to buy a house in a rural neighborhood; it has a long dirt driveway between the garage and the road. You know you don’t want to leave the driveway as dirt, but you’re concerned about the cost of asphalt or concrete paving. Consider having the driveway paved with gravel by a residential landscaping company instead. This is an affordable way to provide some substance for your driveway, and it can be more attractive than you might think. Read More»