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How To Make Sure That Your Wood Fence Posts Are Resistant To Rot

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If you have a wooden fence on your property that needs to be replaced due to rot, then it is in your best interest to make sure that your new fence will not rot in the future. Elevating your fence a small amount and sealing the wood are two great options to keep the fence from becoming susceptible to water damage. While these things will help to protect most of the fence, they will not keep the fence posts from deteriorating. Read More»

8 Useful Any-Occasion Gift Ideas For The Hot Tub Owner

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Are you trying to come up with a useful or unusual gift for that hot tub owner in your life? Well, you’re in luck, because there are several neat spa-themed gift ideas that may be appreciated by someone who uses a hot tub regularly. Everything from spa pillows to caddy holders make thoughtful gifts, so why not consider any of the following for your next gift-giving occasion? 1. An Adjustable Spa Pillow Read More»

What Siding Will Best Insulate Your Mobile Home From Winter Storms?

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If you live in a mobile home community, you may already spend a fall weekend or two placing protective heat tape on any exposed plumbing beneath your mobile home and checking your home’s skirting to ensure it’s still in good shape. Unfortunately, in parts of the country susceptible to sub-zero winter temperatures, these measures may not be enough to shield you from high winter heating bills. Can installing new siding before the snow hits help save you money in the long run? Read More»

How To Remove And Prevent A Mite Infestation From Birds Living In Your Roof And Chimney

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It is important to maintain and repair your home’s roof and chimney for aesthetic reasons as well as to help with pest control in your home. When you allow birds to make a home in your roof and chimney they can bring mites with them that can end up in your home. Here are information and tips to help you get rid of birds and their mite infestations in your home and how to prevent further infestations. Read More»

Tips To Help You Protect Newly-Poured Concrete From Winter's Frost

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Although concrete needs heat to set properly, you can still pour new concrete during winter in a northern climate by completing the right preparations and using concrete heating equipment. When you are pouring concrete this winter, here are some tips to help you complete the job successfully and avoid freeze damage. Heat the Concrete Mix When you are planning to pour concrete while the air temperature is predicted to be below 40 degrees F or below, you should consider using concrete cold weather guidelines to help protect your new concrete from the frost. Read More»