2017

  • Why Vinyl Is The Perfect Awning Material

    Installing an awning, whether it is permanent or retractable, is a great investment. Even small, simple awning can provide some valuable shade to your window fixtures. They can reduce the amount of time that the sun hits your windows or large glass doors, drastically cutting solar absorption. They can also protect your windows from the impact of debris falling from your trees. Most importantly, an awning can provide shade to your patio and other spaces on your exterior, making them more enjoyable.
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  • Tips To Help You Prevent Roof Ice Dam Formation This Winter

    Ice dam formation on your roof can be a wintertime problem if you live in a northern climate. When snow melts on your roof and freezes at its edges into a layer of ice, the ice builds up thicker and thicker, growing under your shingles and causing damage. Although this occurrence can make your home look beautiful, you should take some steps to prevent and remedy the problem. Here are some tips to help you accomplish this.
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  • 3 Common Garage Door Problems You Can Repair On Your Own

    Garage doors play an important role in protecting your cars and valuables from the environment and burglars, yet it is common for people to ignore small problems with their garage door. Unfortunately, when small problems are ignored, they may become a more serious problem later on. But, if you are like many other homeowners, the last thing you want to do is call a garage door repair company, and in many cases, the problem doesn't require the help of a professional garage door repair technician.
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  • Common Problems With Household Roofing Trusses

    If you're experiencing problems with the trusses used in your home's construction, you may be wondering exactly what could have caused it. Before you call in a contractor or truss company to deal with it, it's helpful to at least have some idea of what you're dealing with. Here are a few common reasons for problems with wood trusses. Web Member Modification The web members placed in the center of the trusses serve as compression and tension for the structure, helping to balance the load of the roof.
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  • 4 Stylish Windows For Your Living Room

    Window replacement can feel like a big undertaking. It does present a large investment, but window replacement can greatly improve your home's energy efficiency. It also has the potential to provide a makeover for your home's fa├žade and even interior. As you plan your window replacement project, consider making over your living room with new window designs. Bay Window A classic addition for the living room is a bay window bump out.
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  • How Does Sealcoating Your Driveway Protect It?

    You might be wondering if you should apply any type of sealcoating to your driveway this year. There are people who believe it isn't necessary and that if there aren't any problems with the asphalt or concrete, it's an easy fix. There are real reasons why you should apply sealcoating to your driveway and the fact is, it does protect it. How does this protect your driveway? There are several things to protect it from.
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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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  • 3 Things To Consider Before Replacing Waterlogged Fascia Boards

    The fascia board is a very important aesthetic and structural component in a roof line. A straight, clean, and brightly painted fascia board will stand out. Unfortunately, a sun-faded, saggy, or warped board will also be noticeable. Worse than that, it could lead to structural issues that could compromise your roof. It is very important that you keep your fascia boards sealed and protected from water and termites. This article runs you through 3 vital things to consider when replacing waterlogged fascia boards.
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  • Summer's Here! Follow These Seasonally Appropriate Plumbing Tips

    Plumbing emergencies can happen in any season, but there are some problems that plumbers see time and time again in the summer. From overflowing septic tanks to clogged garbage disposals, these summer plumbing tips can help you avoid calls to the plumber. Don't put fibrous veggies down the disposal. Summer is the season for sweet corn, but all of those husks are better off in your compost pile or trash can than down the disposal.
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  • Bought Land Along The Jersey Shore & Anxious To Build? Not So Fast, Permits Are Required

    Imagine if everyone who wanted to build whatever they wanted to along the Jersey Shore did so. The effects of this on the environment and shore line would be disastrous. For this reason, New Jersey enacted the Coastal Area Facility Review Act (CAFRA) to help save the coastal areas from overdevelopment. If you've recently purchased land within the area affected by CAFRA, you may have a few questions regarding the permit requirements and how one environmental service can help.
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