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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»

How To Keep A Freshly Paved Parking Lot In Good Shape During The Winter

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If you are considering having a new parking lot installed near your business, then it is your best option to have high-quality asphalt installed. You will likely need to pay around $1.25 to $1.50 per square foot if you want a solid two inches of asphalt. This may mean a smaller 500 square foot parking lot will probably cost at least $625 to pave and maybe a bit more to have the parking spot lines added to the cured asphalt. Read More»

Two Great Household Projects For Using Custom Cut Glass

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There is an endless number of things you can do with glass around your home. You can use this versatile material in any room, as it will blend seamlessly with other materials you are using within your space. When used right, glass will open a space up by providing more natural light. It can also help unclutter your space by allowing your eye to see through the space versus focusing on the elements within the space. Read More»

4 Excellent Reasons For Installing Glass Shower Doors

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If the time has come for you to remodel your bathroom, you may be wondering whether you should install glass shower doors or stick with old-fashioned shower curtains. Although both of them do essentially the same job, there are many benefits to selecting glass shower doors rather than going the shower curtain route. Following are just four of the reasons you should seriously consider installing glass doors during your remodeling project. Read More»

Four Types Of Hoes For The Garden And How To Use Them

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If you ever wondered what Mr. McGregor was doing in his garden when Peter Rabbit heard the “scritch scratch” of the hoe, you are probably assumed he was cutting weeds with a traditional garden hoe. Although you can’t be sure which type of hoe Mr. McGregor was using in his garden, there are several types of hoes to choose from for your own garden. Garden hoes are used to cut weeds, mark rows, and to loosen or level the soil. Read More»

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»