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  • How To Seal And Insulate Ducts

    Modern furnaces have great energy efficiency, especially if you choose an Energy Star rated product. However, no matter how efficient your furnace is, you will lose a lot of heat and waste a lot of energy if your ducts are not fully sealed and insulated. To adequately seal and add insulation, you will need to do the job before the drywall is installed. This article explains how to seal the ducts seams with aluminum foil tape and how to install thermal bubble rolls for extra insulation. [Read More]

  • How To Repair Your Crumbling Chimney

    Really old chimneys frequently have issues with crumbling and flaking mortar. Either acid rain or age causes the mortar to deteriorate, and then it does not take much more than a strong wind or the sonic boom of thunder to shake a few bricks loose. If you are currently experiencing problems with loose bricks and/or a crumbling chimney, here is how you can repair it yourself. Buy Supplies to Repair the Chimney [Read More]

  • 4 Concrete And Foundation Improvements To Protect Your Home From Water And Settling

    Foundations are largely made of concrete, which can be damaged by problems such as static water pressure. Settling in soft soils can also contribute to problems with a concrete foundation. If you have settling problems or worried about the soil your home sits on, you may want to consider improvements to protect against water damage and a settling foundation. Here are some improvements that you may want to consider to protect the foundation of your home: [Read More]

  • 3 Benefits Of Hollow Metal Doors

    If you are currently looking for the right commercial doors for your business, you probably have a few things in mind. You might be thinking about cost, and you probably want to ensure that your doors look good, are nice and secure, and will last for as long as possible. Although there are various options out there that you might be interested in, a hollow metal door can be the best choice for many commercial applications. [Read More]

  • 3 Ways To Incorporate Custom Glass Into Your Bathroom

    If you are currently in the process of building or remodeling your bathroom, you need to think about all the different ways that you can incorporate custom glass into the design.  Custom Glass Shower Doors Instead of hanging up a shower current, or installing solid doors on your shower, you should consider installing custom glass doors on your shower. Glass doors can really open up your shower space, and make it feel larger than it really is. [Read More]

  • 5 Things to Be Aware of Regarding Roof Safety Harness Use

    While a harness is not necessary for all roofing work, some roofs are steep enough to require added security. A roof that is steeply pitched at an angle of 18.43 degrees or moreis classified as a "steep roof" by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. When you're working on a roof that's this steep, using a safety harness can prevent injury and even save lives.  The following are a few roof harness safety tips that you should be aware of to stay safe even when working on the steepest roofs. [Read More]

  • Two Cedar-Shingle Roof Repairs

    Cedar shingles can last for decades, but just because the roof as a whole can last does not mean that every shingle on the roof will. Hail damage, defective shingles, or impact damage can compromise individual shingles, and if they are not taken care of, the leaks caused by the defective shingles can undermine the rest of your shingles. Thus, it is important to move quickly to make repairs.  Shingles Split along the Grain [Read More]

  • Move Up, Not Out: 3 Ways To Add Private Space With A Rooftop Terrace

    If you need more square footage, but there's no way to expand your home's footprint, set your sights skyward. In high-density areas in Europe and the U.K., rooftop terraces increase living space and enhance the quality of life. Take a lesson from their designs and head upstairs for more leg room, privacy, and fresh air. Possibilities for your own rooftop terrace are discovered by: Taking advantage of your home's top qualities. [Read More]

  • Tips For Adding Rustic Charm To Your Kitchen

    It's time for a kitchen remodel to increase space, improve functionality or address some other issues. However, style is eventually going to be part of the consideration as well. Kitchens are classically cozy, and it doesn't get much cozier than a rustic or cottage kitchen. Add rustic charm to your kitchen to promote the feeling of a family gathering space. Have Plank Flooring Installed If replacing your floor is part of the remodel plan, hardwood flooring has probably entered the conversation. [Read More]

  • What Does It Mean If Your White Laundry Turns Gray?

    Many households across the United States deal with gray laundry on a regular basis. Knowing why your laundry is turning gray and what you can do about it will help you keep your laundry looking newer for longer, which can ultimately save you money and hassle. What does it mean if your white laundry turns gray? Hard water is very likely the cause. Hard water can cause laundry to turn gray in the wash because the minerals in the water bind together with the soap molecules and form a film called soap scum. [Read More]