Home Building and Remodeling Tips

Three Budget-Friendly Options For Greening Your Roof

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  1. Cool roof coating or paint If your roof is of a suitable material, you can significantly improve its reflective qualities simply by applying a cool roof coating. Applied like paint, this coating helps roof surfaces reflect not only light but also thermal rays from the sun. It also helps make your roof more watertight and improves its working lifespan. The drawback of this solution is that it’s not recommended for the ubiquitous asphalt shingle roofing.

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Consider Stamped Concrete For Your New Patio Flooring

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A patio is a perfect addition to your backyard. It extends your living space and gives you another place to dine or entertain friends. If you need to watch your budget, you don’t have to settle for boring gray concrete for the flooring. Instead, you can hire a contractor (such as one from Robert R. Andreas & Sons Inc.) to install a stamped concrete patio and create a living space with flooring that flows seamlessly with your indoor floor.…

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Fixing A Damaged Vacuum Cleaner's Power Cord

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If one of your kids was a bit too aggressive while they were vacuuming and managed to suck up the electrical cord into the vacuum’s roller, then you need to fix any damage to the cord before you can safely use your vacuum cleaner again.  Use this procedure to fix the damaged cord and save yourself money over having to purchase a new vacuum cleaner: Inspect the Entire Cord for Damage…

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