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  • Understanding The Benefits Of Insulated Vinyl Siding

    The siding on your home is important, especially when you are looking for a long-term, low-maintenance investment. If you've already decided to go vinyl, the next step is selecting the final style. Not only do you need to consider cosmetics, you also need to think about the construction. For example, did you know that there are some styles of vinyl siding that are constructed with additional insulation? Here are a few reasons why you should consider opting for insulated vinyl siding instead of the traditional style.
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  • Cleaning & Maintaining Your Fiber Cement Siding

    From planting grass and establishing flower beds to painting shutters and washing windows, these tasks are necessary for the curb appeal of your home. Although most homeowners understand the importance of cleaning and maintaining curb appeal, the exterior siding is not always a priority. Considering it is the basis of your home's exterior look and acts as a shell covering the inside, your siding is a truly important feature. Thankfully, homes with fiber cement siding do not have a great deal of maintenance to worry about.
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  • 3 Plumbing Services That Can Save You Money

    Are you looking for ways to save on home plumbing and keep your utility costs down? Do you often feel like you're flushing your hard-earned cash down the toilet? The solution may lie within the plumbing pipes, fixtures, and fittings inside your home. Learning how to conserve water and detect potential problems before they escalate into a major disaster can save you money in the long run. The following common and convenient plumbing services can help you decrease energy costs and possibly prolong the life of your appliances:
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  • 5 Problems That Can Cause Short Cycling Issues In Your Air Conditioner

    If you've noticed your air conditioning system turns on and off constantly, then you may be dealing with a short cycling problem. Short cycling is a common HVAC system issue that not only adds excessive wear and tear on your system, but it can also rob it of its energy efficiency. There are many issues that can cause short cycling. The following takes a look at the 5 most common air conditioning problems that can lead to short cycling if left unaddressed.
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  • Storybook Style Makeover: More Fun, Less Fuss With Modern Siding For A Fairy-Tale Home Facade

    Falling in love with the storybook architectural style is easy. Its cute little nooks and crannies, the decorative chimneys and handsome woodwork evoke a playful sense of fun and fantasy. Creating the same house style for yourself from an ordinary bungalow or ranch style home can be fun – and challenging. But you have a lot more resources to draw on these days than when storybook style first became popular in the 1920s.
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  • Two Environmentally Friendly Insulation Materials To Consider

    If you have a home renovation project scheduled that opens up your attic, then now may be the time to invest in new insulation materials. While fiberglass batting and spray foam polyurethane are two of the most common and popular choices available, there are a wide variety of other options that you can pick from. Some of these choices are even environmentally friendly. If you want your house to be as green as possible, then consider the options outlined below.
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  • How to Get the Most Accurate Estimate for Interior Painting Services

    The average cost per room for interior painting is around $448. However, the actual cost is dependent on the size of the room, the quality of materials, the previous paint or finish in the room, and the contractor you choose. To get a realistic idea of how much it will cost to paint your home, you should get an in-home estimate from multiple contractors. To make sure your estimate is accurate, follow these tips.
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  • Water-Cleanup Tips After Your Basement's Water Heater Fails

    From washing clothes and taking showers to using your dishwasher, your water heater plays an important role in your household needs. While it is an important appliance, you may not place much emphasis on maintaining your water heater. Your water heater may accumulate minerals and residue over time, causing an interaction with the steel inside the unit. This interaction corrodes the water heater tank, increasing your risk of major leaks.
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  • 2 Common Reasons Why Sewers Back Up

    From a foul smell coming out of your basement to slow draining tubs and showers, there are many signs that your sewer system is backed up. In addition to being very inconvenient, a sewer back-up is potentially dangerous because it can flood your basement with bacteria-ridden sewage. Here are two common reasons why sewers back up and what you can do to fix the problem and prevent a back-up in the future:
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  • Understanding The Advantages Of Stone-Coated Steel Roofing For Your Commercial Building

    If you're installing a new roof on your commercial building, it's a good time to look for something that will truly set your building apart. For example, if you're looking for durability without the industrial appearance, you might be surprised to discover the versatility of steel roofing. In fact, stone-coated steel can be used in the same manner that you'd use tile or slate, which softens the appearance of your building without sacrificing the lifespan of your roof.
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