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Sticky Driveway? Learn Why Asphalt Melts And What You Can Do To Prevent It

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Does your driveway feel a bit clingy on the hottest days of the year? It’s common knowledge that asphalt pavement can get sticky when heated, but what can you do to prevent a hot driveway from damaging your tires or your shoes? Before you can look at prevention options, it’s important to understand why asphalt gets tacky at all. Why Does My Driveway Get Sticky On Hot Days? Asphalt gets its name from the oil-based binding agent used to hold it together. Read More»

3 Ways Your Silver Maple Tree Is Damaging Your Roof

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Homeowners often plant silver maple trees in their yards and around their homes because of the excellent shade that these trees provide. However, planting a silver maple too close to the house does have its drawbacks. Below you will learn how a silver maple tree can damage your home and what you can do to keep your tree from ruining your roof. Limbs Gouging The Shingles Silver maples are a fast-growing tree species and this causes the trees to have weak wood. Read More»

Helpful Tips For Securing Your Home & Belongings After A Devastating Fire

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Imagine this – you receive a call from your neighbor telling you your house is on fire. You rush home to find your house engulfed in flames. You watch the fire department try to save your home. You think of the valuable jewelry you inherited and photo albums that cannot be replaced. A house fire is a devastating loss, especially when it completely destroys the home and nearly everything in it. Read More»

4 Garage Door Repairs Best Left To Professionals

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You might like to do repair projects around your house by yourself to feel more independent, but many garage door repairs can only be done safety by two or more people.  When you have problems with your garage door, there are a number of repairs that are best left to professionals. Replacing Springs Replacing garage door springs on your own is a bad idea for a number of reasons. For one, it requires special equipment to remove the springs and to put them back into place. Read More»

Don't Get Left Out In The Cold! How To Estimate How Much Heating Oil (And Money) It Will Take To Heat Your Home

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The heating season can put a dent in your budget, particularly if you live in a northern climate where winters are long and cold. Exactly how much heating your home will set you back financially depends on a variety of factors - such as outside temperatures, how high you set the thermostat, the size of the area you are heating and the efficiency of your furnace. There are two basic ways to estimate the cost of heating your home so that you can budget for the added winter expense. Read More»