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Single Parent And Bought Your First Home? 2 Things You Should Know About The Garage Door

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in Uncategorized |

If you are a single parent and just moved into your first home, there are things you need to learn to do on your own. One important thing you may not think about is the garage door. Below are two things you should take time to look into. Prevent burglars from entering If the garage is attached to your house, you need to know how to keep burglars out. One easy way you can do this is to put frosting on your windows. These are non-adhesive window-coating films. These films are applied on the inside of the windows, and you can find them in...

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Three Unique Ways To Hang Your Drapes

Posted by on Sep 19, 2015 in Uncategorized |

If you’ve got drapes to hang, but you’re tired of the old stand-by curtain rods, it may free your creative side to hear that you don’t have to stick to the status quo when it comes to your home decor. There are many unique ways to hang draperies, and finding one that really speaks to your style can be a welcome departure from the standard hardware and fixtures. Here are a few ideas to help you get started, but you’re sure to find other options around the house. Tension Line Whether you like the look of wire, thick...

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What Are Your Choices In Residential Rubber Roofing Installation?

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Although rubber roof installation was once mainly for commercial buildings, residential use is expanding. This is not only because of the superior durability and integrity of rubber roofing materials, but also because of advances in installation techniques. If you are thinking about tackling the job yourself, here are your options: Rubber roof installation using a torch  Most rubber roof installations have required the use of a torch to melt and seal seams to form a continuous sheet of material from multiple smaller pieces. Bitumen,...

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Understanding The Advantages And Disadvantages Of A Hydroseed Lawn

Posted by on Aug 15, 2015 in Uncategorized |

If you’re looking for an option to create a lush, green lawn without having to invest in sod, hydroseeding may be the best option. There are many benefits to choosing hydroseeding, and understanding the advantages of the process can help you decide if it’s right for you. However, it’s equally important to understand some of the disadvantages so that you can be prepared to mitigate those concerns while you wait for your new lawn to thrive. Advantages Hydroseeding has many advantages for homeowners. Here are several reasons to...

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3 Things That Will Stain Your Travertine Tile (Unless You Clean It Quickly!)

Posted by on Jul 31, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Travertine tile has a way of retaining stains, especially if those stains are acidic in any way. It definitely is not the type of stone flooring to have, if you have pets and children. However, if you have neither pets nor children, but manage to drop something on your travertine tiles anyway, a travertine tile cleaning has to be immediate. The following three things are the worst enemies of travertine and should be cleaned in very specific ways. Red Wine Wine is highly acidic, and not only can it “etch” little holes into the...

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Want to Remove Your Popcorn Ceiling? Here’s Why You Should Hire a Pro

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Uncategorized |

If you have popcorn ceilings in your home, you might hate the not-so-modern look of them. You could be thinking that it will be simple for you to simply scrape away the “popcorn” effect yourself, but this isn’t the best idea. Instead, you are better off to hire a professional who can get rid of your popcorn ceilings for you. These are some of the reasons why this isn’t a good project to try to tackle on your own. 1. It Could Contain Asbestos One thing that you might not know is that many popcorn ceilings in older homes...

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A Few Details About Your Property That A Land Survey Shows You

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Uncategorized |

A land survey provides more information than simply letting you know where the physical boundary lines are for your property. Just because cornerstones have been placed to show you where your property ends and your neighbors begins does not mean you can forego having a survey done (by companies like Michael E. Rapier Surveying, Inc) when buying a house, or toss the survey aside and forget about it. There is a lot of other information you may need to know and understand included in a survey. Some of it may help with disputes with a...

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4 Tips for Saving on Heating Costs

Posted by on Jun 18, 2015 in Uncategorized |

During the cold winter, it can be easy for heating costs to skyrocket if you’re not extra careful. You’ll want to keep your home as comfortable as possible without wasting money and energy. With extra care and consideration, you can can save on heating costs. Take a look at the following information for some helpful tips on what you can do to keep heating usage and cost down to a minimum.  Get a Programmable Thermostat and Set It Low It can be easy to over-adjust a regular thermostat and make the temperature warmer than you...

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How To Make Your Backyard More Pet-Friendly

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in Uncategorized |

If you have pets at home, you might find that your backyard isn’t quite ready for them. Here are some easy ways to improve that and make your backyard a place your pets love to be. Build a Fence Around it Even if you have dogs or cats that never stray away from your home, it is still better to have a fence. They might hear a wild animal and want to go chasing after it, putting themselves in danger. It is best to have a fence appropriate for the type of dogs you have. If you have a toy breeds, keep in mind that they can fit through very...

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3 Options For Shredding Your Business Documents

Posted by on May 23, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Does your business need to destroy documents on a regular basis? Do the documents contain sensitive information that could cause serious financial or professional damage? If so, shredding may be your best option. Shredding makes the documents unreadable by cutting them into extremely thin strips. That means it would be nearly impossible for someone to recover the documents and piece the information back together. The same can’t be said for simply throwing documents away or tossing them in a recycling bin. You have a few different...

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Repair A Wooden Garage Door That Has A Small Hole In It

Posted by on May 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If your wooden garage door has a small hole in it, moisture can penetrate and cause the surrounding wood to rot. Learn how to patch the door with a few materials. After finishing, add a small amount of paint and sealer to the repaired area so that the door looks the same as it did before the damage occurred.  Use The Following Materials soapy water sponge electric sander low and high grit sandpaper compressed air lint free cloth wood filler caulking gun exterior paint exterior clear sealer small paintbrush painter’s tape putty...

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