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The Dos And Don’ts Of Using Drip Irrigation For Your Home’s Landscaping

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Having a drip irrigation system installed on your property can be a great way to keep your landscaping healthy without having to go through the hassle of watering each individual plant, tree, and shrub yourself. Whether you’re considering having such a system installed or have recently moved into a home with an existing drip irrigation system, there are some things you’ll need to know in order to get the most out of the system itself. DO Increase Irrigation When Temperatures Rise Start by locating the operation manual for your...

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Vinyl Siding: Exploring The Pros And Cons

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Vinyl siding is arguably the most popular and one of the most beneficial siding options you can choose for your home. However, before installing vinyl siding on your home, it is important to take the time to carefully consider both the pros and cons that come along with this exterior siding option. By taking the time to review this information outlined below, you can be sure that you are choosing the right siding options for both your needs, and the needs of your home. The Pros There are many benefits that accompany the installation of vinyl...

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How Gutter Guards And Screens Can Cause Problems

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Cleaning out your gutters can be a chore, especially if your home has two or more stories on it. While you might think the easy solution is to install gutter guards, they may cause more harm than good. Here are some of the ways gutter guards may be problematic on your home. Screen Mesh Guards This type of gutter guard works best if your only problem is large leaves. The leaves will either collect on top of your gutter guard, or eventually wash off the roof when it rains. One of the problems with this style of gutter guard is that it does not...

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Follow These Steps To Avoid Air Conditioner Breakdowns This Summer

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Murphy’s Law might as well be “your air conditioner will break down on the hottest day of the summer.” This always seems to be the case! However, by doing a little preventative maintenance each spring, you can decrease the chances of a catastrophic air conditioner malfunction in the 100-degree heat. Freak accidents are always going to happen, but that does not mean you shouldn’t at least try to prevent them. Each spring, follow these three steps to make sure your air conditioner is in good working order: Step #1: Clean...

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Why A Slate Roof Still Makes Sense

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A century ago, most homes had slate roofs. Then, this roofing material, made naturally by layers of sedimentary rock being pressed in the earth over time, was plentiful and affordable. Then came manufactured roofing materials like asphalt shingles, and slate fell out of fashion. However, this type of roofing still has a lot to recommend it. Advantages to choosing slate for your roof 1. Durability. The chief advantage to using slate for your roof is durability. A properly-installed slate roof can last for 100 years or more, compared to just 15...

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Amazing Cranes: 5 Things You Didn’t Know Cranes Could Do

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Cranes aren’t just for lifting heavy construction equipment. These handy machines are useful for all kinds of purposes including entertainment and health care. Here are some unusual uses for cranes.  Restaurant Imagine eating a meal 164 feet in the air surrounded by nothing but a beautiful view.  One company has decided to use cranes to give people a dining experience like no other. Dinner in the Sky is a restaurant group that offers patrons the opportunity to eat on a platform in the sky being held up by a crane.  The...

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Are Cranes And Hoists The Same Thing?

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If you aren’t in the construction business you may use the words “crane” and “hoist” interchangeably. The machines are similar to each other, but they do have some key differences.  Hoists Hoists are machines that are able to lift loads straight up and down. They can’t move the load from side to side at all. They tend to run cables that are known as hoist ways. Hoists are much simpler than cranes are because they only have the one direction of movement. The more directions an object can move a load,...

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Pay For Your Solar Energy System With These Government Programs

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Installing solar panels on your home can trim your energy bills by as much as 90 percent. However, it costs an average of $19,200 to install a small 2kW system, which can provide a decent amount of power for a 3,000 square foot home if you watch your energy consumption closely. If you want to install a solar energy system, but the price puts it out of reach for you, use one of these government programs to cut the cost of the system to a manageable amount. Federal Programs The federal government provides a couple of ways homeowners can reduce...

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