2015

Do's And Don'ts: How To Keep Your New Laminate Floors Beautiful

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Laminate flooring can be inexpensive and beautiful, but only when properly maintained. If you’ve recently had new laminate floors put into your home, it can be easy to accidentally damage them if you don’t know the right steps to follow. Here are a few laminate maintenance do’s and don’ts to get you started. Don’t: Apply Wood Polish Since laminate floors closely resemble wood, it makes sense that wood polish would get them looking nice and shiny, right?…

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Two Roofing Styles To Naturally Keep Your Home Cooler

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When you think about keeping your home cool, the first thing that likely comes to your mind is your air conditioner. Although your air conditioner plays an important role, your roof also plays a leading role. When the sun is beaming down on your roof, you want a design that works to release the heat, you don’t want a roof design that absorbs and stores it. Here are some of the roofing styles that can keep heat away from your home and keep you cooler.…

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Caring For Your New Asphalt Driveway: The First Two Years

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The first two years after your asphalt driveway is installed is considered the curing time. During the curing period, the asphalt is softer and more malleable than asphalt found in older driveways. This is a delicate time in the life of your driveway, because it’s a time when the driveway itself will be easy to damage. You can avoid doing damage to your asphalt driveway by following these care tips.…

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When To Call The Roofing Contractor: Help For Aging Homes

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The life of a roof varies immensely by the types of materials used to build it. If your existing roof is constructed of asphalt shingles, for instance, it can last anywhere from about 14 to 20 years, depending upon the climate. A metal roof, on the other hand, can last 50 years or more. If you know when your existing roof was installed, this can help you determine when it requires replacement, but if you live in an older home whose history isn’t readily available, there are other ways to deduce whether it’s time to call a roofing contractor:…

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How To Clean Your Dishwasher

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Your dishwasher will need maintenance and cleaning every once in a while to keep it working like new. Calcium and other fine gritty residue can build up on your dishwasher from use over time. If you take the time to clean it, you’ll notice that it will clean your dishes better, without leaving any food particles. See below for some helpful tips on how to clean your dishwasher. Soap Matters…

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Three Situations When You May Need The Help Of A Land Surveyor For Your Property

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If you have a home with an amount of terrain that does not have distinct property lines, you may need to have the help of a land surveyor for several situations. This can be because you are going to install fence on your property, wells for water and anything that you want to ensure will not be interfering with other properties. Here are some of the things that you may want to have the help of a land surveyor with:…

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Light Versus Dark Colored Roofs: Which Is Best For You?

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When designing a home or installing a new roof on your current home, you may wonder, “What color should I choose for my roof”? There are a few factors to consider, because it’s not always a decision based on your favorite color. Having a light or dark colored roof does matter for certain homes. Here are a few questions to ask yourself before deciding if a light or dark roof is best for your home.…

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Diagnosing And Fixing A Leaking Skylight

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Skylights are designed to seal tightly into your roof, but they can still leak if their sealants start to wear away or if your roof has other problems. If you feel comfortable with tools and doing home repairs yourself, you can fix many of the problems yourself. Leaking can happen on new and old skylights alike, and water damage can get serious quickly, so finding the source of the leak is your top priority.…

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Should You Choose A Metal Roof, A Plastic Polymer Roof, Or Asphalt Shingles?

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Deciding what type of roof to put on your home isn’t as easy as you might think. There are several different types of roofing supplies available, which can make the choice hard. However, roofing supplies are just like anything else in the world. There are pros and cons to each choice. Knowing the difference between different types of roofing material makes your decision a lot easier. Factors to Consider When comparing different roofing materials, you need to take a few a things into consideration, such as:…

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Guide to the Most Fragrant and Aromatic Garden Space for Your Yard

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There is something very rewarding about creating a garden space that smells fragrant and wonderful all summer long. The pleasant aroma brings a whole new facet to the visually captivating garden, and can be stimulating and inspiring. Furthermore, you can have everything needed at your fingertips to create beautiful and aromatic arrangements all season long! Grow your own fragrant garden with these tips: Flowers Flowers bring a colorful, charming quality to a yard or green-space, and there are some resilient, hardy perennials that you can plant for a bounty of beauty.…

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