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  • Tips For Avoiding Irritation When You Work With Fiberglass Insulation

    If you notice that the snow on your roof melts quickly during the winter months, you're seeing an indicator that your attic may have insufficient insulation. Without enough insulation, heat from inside your home rises through the house, through the attic, and out through the roof. This is a costly problem — and one that is appropriate to deal with a timely manner. While you can hire a contractor to install extra insulation for you, such as Alaska Quality Insulators Inc, this is a straightforward job that you should be able to do yourself.
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  • Options & Ideas to Enclose Your Patio for More Enjoyment Year Round

    The patio of your home is a place where you may enjoy gatherings, cooking out and an outdoor space to relax. When it is hot outside or the weather is bad, your patio may get less use. There are many different patio enclosure solutions that can help you get more use out of the outdoor space for your home. Here are some of the patio cover options that you may want to consider to get the most use of your outdoor space:
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  • Want to Protect Your Driveway? Two Reasons Why You Should Have Your Driveway Sealcoated

    Your driveway sustains a great deal of wear and tear on a regular basis. It has to bear the weight of your vehicles and also deal with elements such as rain and snow that continually beat upon its surface. It's no wonder that all of this can begin to take a toll on your driveway and cause it to be in a state of disrepair. However, there is something you can do to slow down the deterioration: apply sealcoating.
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  • 4 Ways To Extend The Life Span Of Your Roof

    The roofing system of your home should be well taken care of to ensure full protection of your home. If your roof is not taken care of, it can lead to water damage in your home because of moisture that gets into cracks that are exposed on the roof. Once this happens, the roofing system can eventually collapse. Here are four ways to prevent this and expand the life span of your roof:
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  • 2 Ways To Clean Your Vinyl Siding Without A Pressure Washer

    One of the reasons that vinyl siding is a great choice for your house is because it's relatively low-maintenance – the color doesn't fade or peel, so there's no need to repaint it regularly. However, it will start to look dingy if you don't clean the siding every so often. Cleaning your vinyl siding is an easy job if you have a pressure washer, but what if you don't? You don't have to just live with dirty siding.
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  • Drab to Fab: Painting to Perk Up Your Basic Bungalow

    It was the classic single-family home style in the first half of the 20th century—and now it's yours. A bungalow built with good old-fashioned construction methods and sturdy, traditional building materials is a smart investment for first-time buyers and small families. There's nothing fussy about its boxy shape, standard windows, low-pitched roof, and two to three bedrooms. Compared to sleek, contemporary houses with higher prices, you might even call a bungalow mundane.
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  • How To Address An Asphalt Driveway Bowl Or Dip

    If you have a paved asphalt driving leading up to your home, then you can expect the asphalt to remain in great shape for about 12 to 35 years. If you want your driveway to last for closer to 35 years than 12 years, then you need to make sure that you deal with maintenance issues as soon as they arise. The ponding or pooling of water on the surface of the asphalt is one thing you should address.
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  • Get Better Humidity Control By Regularly Changing Your Air Filters

    With time, an air conditioner's filter usually wears out. This reduces its ability to trap dust since the wear and tear can create holes that are big enough to let in dust particles. And since the air filter is an air conditioner's first and only defense against dust accumulation, failure to trap the dust particles usually leads to dust-related problems. One of the most common of these problems is reduced cooling efficiency at the evaporator coil area.
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  • Air Conditioning Costs: Taking Your Energy Savings To The Next Level

    As summer nears, many homeowner's thoughts turn to the increase in costs that their air conditioner will require. These people aren't mistaken in thinking this issue is important --air conditioning accounts for 5% of all electricity produced in the United States each year and costs approximately 11 billion dollars. That's why it is always a good idea to utilize a programmable thermostat and to always turn off your air conditioning unit when not in use.
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  • Choosing The Best Blades For Your Lawn Mower

    If your lawn mower is simply not cutting your grass as cleanly as it should any longer, then it may be time to opt for new mower blades. Mower blades are made from high-carbon steel that makes them hard and durable. Mower blades can be sharpened every few months so they cut better. However, the blades can bend, warp, and become nicked after several years of use. It is wise to purchase a new blade when you start to see noticeable wear.
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