How You Can Replace A Worn Cedar Shake Shingle On Your House

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Cedar Shake roofing shingles dry out and break apart over time and will need to be replaced to ensure your roof is properly protected against the snow and rain. The actual job of replacing the shingle is something that most homeowners can do by themselves in a few minutes. If you have a broken cedar shingle on your roof, here is how you can replace it with a new one.

17 October 2016

How To Transform Your Concrete Yard - No Demolition Required

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Many people looking to purchase their first homes daydream about what it would be like to wake up early to mow the lawn, or work in the garden. The fact of the matter is, many homes don't come with a traditional yard at all. Instead of hiring a demolition team, learn about the various ways that you can turn your concrete yard into a homeowner's sanctuary. Making The Most Of A Concrete Yard

3 October 2016

5 Things To Know About Moving Out During Flood Damage Repairs

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If your home has suffered extreme water damage due to flooding, you may want or need to move out of your home while the water is being removed and the repairs are being completed. If you are considering relocating for the duration of the repairs, there are a few things you should consider.  You Will Likely Not Have to Move Out for Small Amounts of Water Damage  Water damage can be caused by a variety of factors, which will determine whether you should relocate while a professional team is restoring your home.

16 September 2016

Plain Jane Perk Up: Updating The Exterior Of A Minimal Traditional House

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For two decades in the middle of the 20th century, the Minimal Traditional architectural style reigned as the perfect fit for young families on budget. The look was similar to more pricey homes, but without the embellishments and decorative features, the simpler version was both functional and financially feasible. If you purchase one of these older homes today, it's likely you'll find that it's still sturdy due to the careful workmanship and quality building materials that were a standard expectation during that era.

25 July 2016

3 Tips To Prevent Your Dishwasher From Causing Septic System Problems

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When people think about the septic tank and its accompanying system, they often think about wastewater from the toilets in their homes. Even though the septic system does handle this waste, it also handles all of the other wastewater from your home. This means that your septic system takes care of the water from your showers, bathtubs, washing machines and dishwashers. Along with being careful about what you flush down the toilet to prevent septic system problems, you should also be careful about the other wastewater in your home, too, such as the water that is used while your dishwasher is cleaning your dishes.

5 July 2016

4 Low-Cost Tips For Keeping Your Bathroom Mold-Free When It Doesn't Have A Fan

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The warm, moist environment of your bathroom provides the ideal environment for mold to grow. A properly-sized bathroom fan will remove the moisture from the air and protect your bathroom against mold growth, but with costs ranging up to $800, getting one isn't always financially feasible. If you've got a bathroom that doesn't have a fan, here are 4 low-cost tips for keeping it dry so mold doesn't grow there.

5 May 2016

Plant New Trees And Save On HVAC Costs Throughout The Year

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By planting a few trees in the yard, you can decrease your home's HVAC costs and protect your home from extreme weather elements throughout the year. Not only can your new trees help to cut your air conditioning expenses by up to 30 percent, but they'll decrease your heating costs by up to 50 percent too. Your trees may even increase your property value by anywhere from 10 to 20 percent!

7 April 2016

5 Tips For Choosing The Right Type Of Insulation For Your Older Home

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With a little skill and careful planning, you can renovate an older home to give it better energy efficiency and a few modern touches without losing its original character. Prioritize the process of adding insulation to the walls and attic of your home during your renovation to make sure it's comfortable in addition to looking great. These five tips will help you decide what type of insulation to use and how to get the most out of it.

26 February 2016

4 Tips For Preventing Drain Clogs In Your Home

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Drain clogs are a hassle that no homeowner looks forward to. While you may be aware of a few common tips to remove clogs after they occur, you may not be as familiar with the steps you can take to keep them from happening in the first place. Here are four tips that can significantly reduce how often drain clogs occur. Dispose of Food Scraps Correctly Just because your kitchen sink has a garbage disposal, doesn't mean it can be used in the same way as a trashcan.

29 January 2016

Frequently Asked Questions about Frozen Pipes

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When the temperatures outside dip below the freezing mark, the water inside of your pipes can freeze. This can cause a significant amount of damage. As the water freezes, it expands. This can cause tiny cracks to form in the pipe, which can lead to leaks, or it can cause the pipe to burst, which can lead to a flood when the water thaws out. Regardless, both issues need to be fixed, which can be costly.

19 January 2016