3 Easy Steps To Extend The Life Of Your Water Heater

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Your home's water heater doesn't require a lot of maintenance to function. However, performing the following tasks can extend the life of your water heater and keep it going for longer than if you had left the water heater alone. Maintain the Lowest Comfortable Setting The higher the setting on your water heater, the harder your appliance must work to maintain a good water temperature. If the setting is needlessly high, this can shorten the life of your heater by burning out the heating elements.

10 June 2016

Tips For Designing A Roof For Snowy Climates

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When choosing the design for the new roof on your home, it's important to consider the winter climate in your area. If snow is a common winter occurrence, make sure your new roof is made to deal with the white powdery stuff. The following design tips can help. Tip #1: Consider the pitch Flat roofs aren't usually recommended in snowy climates since they don't allow snow to slide off. If you must have a flat roof, there will be specific weight and load requirements it must meet per county code.

27 May 2016

3 Wood Decking Solutions That Are Ideal For Any Marine Environment

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The look of wood is warm and inviting, but wood can also be susceptible to many problems with wear and rot. These problems can be substantially worse in a marine environment, which is why you may want to consider alternatives to conventional decking materials. There are some wood materials that can be a good choice for decking on a dock or other marine feature, such as tropical hardwoods and cypress. Domestic hardwoods such as white oak can also be a good choice for decking.

11 May 2016

2 Tips To Help You Conceptualize Your New Kitchen

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The first step in a kitchen remodel doesn't require swinging a hammer or measuring a board. Before any work can be done, the project must first be conceptualized. Envisioning a completed remodel before any work is done, however, is difficult. If you're having your kitchen remodeled, here are two tips to help you conceptualize what you want the finished kitchen to look like. Pick Out Your Appliances Picking out appliances is fun and easy, and the appliances you select will impact some of the other decisions you make.

25 April 2016

Six Good Uses For Pre-Fab Metal Buildings

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Pre-fabricated metal buildings offer a number of advantages over traditional buildings constructed on site. This type of building is much less expensive than custom buildings. In addition, such buildings are very durable, are made with recyclable materials, can be erected in place much more quickly than a custom building and require little maintenance. They are also impervious to weather and insect damage and can withstand storms and high winds. There are a myriad of ways to use pre-fabricated metal buildings, just a few of which are listed below:

6 April 2016

How To Choose And Apply Drywall Trim

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Applying drywall trim is necessary for finishing corners and edges in home interiors. Overall, drywall installation is a relatively simple process. It does require heavy lifting, but most of the work is quite rudimentary. That being said, if you do not use the right product and properly apply it, your entire drywall job will look sloppy. If your edges are uneven, lumpy, or improperly textured, your drywall will not look too impressive.

30 March 2016

Tips For Protecting Your Trees From Animal Damage

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Animals can be tough on trees. Both young newly planted trees and mature old trees can fall prey to an animal. The trick to keeping your landscape trees safe from this type of damage is to know the common causes so that you can work to prevent it from happening. The following tips can help. Tip #1: Mulch Mindfully Mulch around the base of a tree helps prevent weed growth, protect roots, and conserve moisture.

11 March 2016