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2016

Four Signs You Need a New Chimney Liner

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Whether you depend upon your fireplace for heat or just enjoy the ambiance of a flickering flame on a winter’s night, it’s vital that you make sure the chimney is safe. Otherwise, you could be endangering your home by courting disaster in the form of a chimney fire. Most chimneys have a liner of some sort, usually of clay or a metal like steel. Some chimneys have no liner—just the exposed brick. Read More»

Ask Your Commercial Painter If These Jobs Can Also Be Performed

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As a business owner, one of the projects you’ll need to manage is occasionally giving your workplace a makeover. If the building has started to look dingy, it may be harming your business. The simple solution is to hire contractors who can transform the look of the space. A painting contractor who specializes in commercial work is a must. He or she can work with you to select the right color of paint for the interior and even the exterior walls of your building. Read More»

Choosing The Right Upgrades For Your Bathroom Remodel

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You’ve set your budget for a bathroom remodel. It’s certain you’ve thought of the big issues you want to tackle, such as opening up the floor plan or adding storage. However, your budget may include enough for an upgrade or two. How do you know which upgrades are worth the splurge? Choose upgrades that best complement your lifestyle and your décor. Walk-In Shower The common configuration for most bathrooms has been a bathtub and shower combination. Read More»

What To Know About Seamless Gutters Before You Make The Switch

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Does your home need a new set of gutters? Adding clean, new gutters can eliminate a lot of problems that you were having with your roof, such as overflow from clogs and potential contribution to ice dams. But if you’re going to replace your old gutters with seamless models, be prepared for a few changes. Most of them are good changes. However, there are a few quirks that you need to know about. Read More»

Tips For A Garden That Looks Beautiful In Winter

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Many homeowners think a garden is finished come winter. They rake the autumn leaves, winterize their lawn, and forget about outdoor beauty until spring. Yet patios have become more cold-friendly with the inclusion of fire pits and coverings. You should have a beautiful outdoor vista no matter the season. Plan a landscape that wows even in the cooler weather. Plan for Winter Color Naturally, most flowers prefer the warmer weather. Depending on where you live, though, some flowers bloom in cooler temperatures. Read More»

4 Ways To Help Keep Your Aging Parent Safe When They Live Alone

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When your parent is elderly but still in good health, they probably prefer to stay on their own as long as possible instead of moving into an assisted living facility. While it’s great for your aging parent to remain independent, it’s also natural for you to worry about their safety. Luckily, there are things you can do to keep your aging parent safe when they live alone. Here are four tips: Read More»

Learn How to Replace a Broken Window in Your Garage Door

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Having kids accidentally break out one of the windows in your garage door can be a bit irritating, but there is no reason to get too frustrated over the situation. Fortunately, swapping out the broken window for a new one is not overly difficult to do. The guide below walks you through the process of replacing a broken window in your garage door quickly and easily. Measure the Damaged Window Read More»

Use the Old Well or Drill a New One? What to Do with an Old Well on New Property

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If you’re about to buy some property that relies on water from a well, make it a priority to get that well checked out. Sometimes old wells are still usable, but other times you may need to drill a new well or find alternative sources of water. Inspecting the well isn’t just a matter of looking at it and then testing a faucet; get a good well-services company to check into the history of the well and the condition of the ground around it. Read More»

Pros And Cons Of 2 Types Of Aluminum Wood Clad Windows

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Wood windows have some of the highest energy efficiency ratings among the different types of replacement window frame materials. The wood frames also offer a natural warmth and elegance both inside and outside your home. But wood isn’t the perfect window material due to potential weather damage, needed maintenance, and the higher cost. But suitable alternatives exist in the form of wood clad windows. There are a few different types of wood clad windows with specific pros and cons that can help you decide on a frame model. Read More»

Tips For Helping Your Birch Tree Survive

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If you chose a paper or cluster birch tree for your landscape, you have made a fast-growing, small-scale, beautiful choice. Birches have delicate branches, a unique bark pattern, and they mature quickly, making them a great addition to a landscape that needs a fast completion. However, birches are more susceptible to certain diseases and can be sensitive to environmental elements, especially if they are not planted or cared for correctly. Here is what you can do to make sure your birch tree stays healthy. Read More»