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2016

3 Steps To Keeping Your Log Home Looking Like New With Sealant And Stain

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A log home can be a great looking home that can last for centuries. Your home will need some care and maintenance if you want it to stand the test of time. This can include repairing damaged logs and staining the wood to protect it from weathering. Sealing the logs can help protect your logs for years to come. Here are some simple steps to help you make your home last for generations:    …

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The ABCs Of Staying Sane During A Kitchen Remodel Project

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From replacing kitchen cabinets to installing new countertops, a kitchen renovation is one way to add value to your home. However, not every homeowner has the skills or tools to tackle a kitchen remodel project on their own, and even hiring to get the job done comes with its stress factors. If you have made arrangements with a contractor to have your kitchen remodeled, you should know that the more planning you put into the event, the less stressful the whole thing will be.…

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Three Ways to Keep Storm Drains Clear

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If you have just bought some land and there’s a storm drain on your private property, you’re going to have to learn fast how to keep that drain clear. City governments and utility departments don’t always handle drains on private property; while some might conduct periodic inspections, the bulk of the care and cleaning is up to you. Letting a storm drain clog up results in flooding on your land, possibly around your house, so follow these three tips to keep those drains as open as possible.…

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3 Things To Remember When Removing Popcorn Ceiling

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If your home currently has popcorn ceilings, you might be ready to get rid of them as soon as possible. Even though they might have been popular years ago, these ceilings can make your home look old and outdated. When removing your popcorn ceilings, just make sure that you remember these things so that you can enjoy the best possible results. 1. There Might Be Asbestos First of all, depending on the age of your home, there is the possibility of asbestos exposure when you start removing your popcorn ceiling.…

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3 Energy Efficient Commerical Roofing Options

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Energy efficiency is something that is becoming a bigger priority for many Americans. This trend toward energy efficiency is even showing up in commercial properties. The roof is one area that plays a big role in how energy efficient a building is. Commercial roofing, which is most commonly used for businesses, tends to be larger than residential roofing. It’s also usually flat or low sloped. Choosing roofing that is energy efficient for a business can reduce peak cooling demand by 10–15 percent.…

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Not Happy With Your Shower Door? A Few Things You Can Customize

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If you walk into your bathroom and are put off by the Plexiglas shower door in a wobbly frame that came with your shower enclosure, have no fear, you can have the door customized to fit the décor and style of the room. To get a better idea of what you might like, a trip to a local bathroom fixture store is in order; or you may just look online to find what you like.…

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Limit Stress While Getting Your Bathroom Remodeled With The Following Tips

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Remodeling your bathroom can be a fantastic way to add value and make it more functional, but it can also come with a lot of unknowns if you’ve never tackled a large remodeling project in the past. To get your bathroom in shape and prevent any unneeded stress, it’s a good idea to look into what kinds of steps you can take to limit the stress you could experience. Make Plans for the Bathroom That Will Be Out of Use…

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How To Choose A Paint Color For The Exterior Of Your Home

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The last thing you want to do is be the house on the block that either blinds people or makes them throw up because of your unattractive paint job. Not wanting this to happen, unfortunately, is enough to make anyone apprehensive about choosing an exterior paint color. Fortunately, there are a lot of easy steps you can take to make sure you paint your home a color that works. Plan Around The Existing Elements of Your Home…

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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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