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  • Helpful Tips For Installing A Central Air Conditioning Unit In Your Historic Home

    You might have recently purchased a historic home, and you might be looking to make some improvements to it. It might not have a central air conditioning unit, and you might want to add one so that you can ensure that the home is comfortable during the summer months. There are some additional concerns that you might want to keep in mind when installing a central air conditioning unit in your historic home, however, such as the ones below.
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  • Windows, Remodeling and Home Renovations: How to Improve Openings with Home Improvements

    The openings in your home can be improved with many different types of remodeling improvements. The improvements can be replacement windows, repairs, and improvements to molding and trim. The following window remodeling information will help you with the improvements for openings during your renovations: 1. Repairs and replacements for windows If your windows need repairs, you will need to decide what improvements can be done to address the issues. The first option to consider is repairing damage to your windows.
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  • How to Tell If Your Roof Needs Attention

    The roof on your home should last twenty to thirty years, but if you purchased the residence sometime during that time, it is hard to say how old the roof is. It is crucial to monitor the roof's condition to ensure that it is not leaking, but there are some signs that you could have a problem with the roof and know what to look for is critical. 1. Dark Spots and Dips In the Roof
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  • The Spray Foam Insulation Guide To Energy Audits And Thermal Barrier Improvements That Stop Energy Loss

    If you worried about increasing energy costs and the efficiency of your home, an energy audit may be a good investment. The energy audit will tell you where air leaks and poor thermal barriers cause energy loss, and then you will want to have the right improvements done to your home. This is something that you may want to look to spray foam insulation for. The following spray foam insulation guide will help you do energy audits and choose the right improvements for your home:
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  • A Homeowner's Guide To Roots And Drainfields

    The drainfield is more than just an open space on your property. It is a vital part of your septic system. Without it, the effluent that flows from the septic tank wouldn't be able to break down properly, and you would end up with standing sewage in your yard. A drainfield must remain porous and drain well, but the roots from trees and shrubs can undermine this. Roots tend to seek out areas of high nutrition and moisture, both elements that are readily available in a drainfield.
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  • Know These Tell-Tale Signs That You Might Need A Sump Pump Replacement

    Do you have a basement in your home? If so, you likely have a sump pump. These pumps are a protective measure against basement flooding. They do not last indefinitely, which is why it is ideal to know key signals that can make you aware that you need to replace your pump. Proper maintenance, such as cleaning your sump pump, is an ideal way to extend its lifespan. The following points will help you notice signs that you may need to replace your pump.
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  • 2 Ways To Prevent Extreme Damage To Concrete Driveway This Winter

    If you have a concrete driveway, winter can take a toll on it, especially if you live in a region that gets a lot of ice and snow. Fortunately, you can do some things on your own to prevent damage to your driveway, two of which are listed below. This will also save you a lot of money, as the damage could be extreme. Repair the Driveway The first thing you should do is to look for current damage to your driveway.
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  • The Holiday Season Has Arrived! Make It A Safe One With These Tips

    The holiday season should never be a time of tragedy. Yet, the combination of increased cooking and baking activities, along with the use of home heating appliances, holiday lights, and other decorations are associated with an increased instance of a house fire occurring. Since many of these fires are found to have been caused by overloaded circuits, incorrect usage of appliances or extension cords, or faulty electrical products, these electrical safety tips are an important, and timely, reminder for keeping your household safe this holiday season.
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  • 3 Common Misconceptions About Chain-Link Fence Repair

    Of all of the types of fencing that can keep a property secure, a chain-link fence is perhaps the most capable. However, a property is only as secure as a fence, so if there are damages to a chain-link fence, they should be immediately tended to by a professional. Here are a few common misconceptions regarding repairing a chain-link fence.  Misconception: If one link is broken, you have to have the full panel replaced.
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  • How New Windows Can Become Dirty Fast, And How To Prevent It

    There are obvious signs that a window needs cleaning. Unfortunately, in many cases, once these obvious signs show, it is past time for a cleaning. If you want your new windows or replacement windows to last longer and look good the whole time, you need to understand how they're getting dirty and how to keep them clean. How Are Your New Windows Getting Dirty? The accumulation of dust, debris, and other things that stain windows can occur even if you don't notice it.
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