2014

Protect Your Hardwood Flooring This Winter

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Winter weather, with all its ice and snow, can be especially bad for hardwood floors. In addition to the fact that moisture that clings to boots can inflict water damage on the floor, salt from the sidewalks can be damaging as well. Even Christmas trees can do damage to your hardwood floors. These tips will help you protect your floors from these damaging elements, allowing you to keep your flooring from a place like Alpine Wood Flooring Inc looking great throughout the winter.

26 December 2014

Three Synthetic Roofing Products That You Can Have Installed For Your Roof Replacement

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There are many different roofing products available, which can provide your home with benefits like energy savings. Some of these materials are synthetic materials made to look like shingles, shakes or slate, as well as other materials. The synthetic materials can outlast materials like asphalt shingles, are more affordable than slate or tiles, and are compatible with things like solar roofing systems. If you want to have a synthetic roof installed on your home, here are three styles that are available for your roof replacement:

19 December 2014

How To Purify Rainwater When Camping

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Water is needed by all people to survive. When camping, you will come across different bodies of water that are not drinkable at all. Rainwater can be purified to be used as drinking water as long as you heat it hot enough and long enough. Here is how to purify rainwater yourself when camping. Materials You Will Need: A large clean bucket A quart sized black metal pan with a cover Firewood Matches Collecting Rainwater

30 September 2014

High And Dry: Keep Mold And Mildew-Causing Moisture Away From Your Shower Tile Grout

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It's easy to have a love-hate relationship with tiled showers. They can be works of art in their own right, but mold and mildew-stained grout between the tiles causes angst among homeowners. Moisture provides a breeding ground for mold and mildew; if you can keep the moisture out, then your shower will sparkle. Here is what you should do to eliminate moisture from your tiled shower: Wipe it As with most things in life, the easiest way to clean up a mess is to avoid making it in the first place.

30 September 2014

How To Know If You Should Hire A General Contractor

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As a homeowner there are probably dozens of projects you've always wanted to do around the homestead, be it an building a deck, to replacing those old drab windows, or even putting in some new carpet to make your house feel that extra bit more cozy. You may have tackled some of these projects yourself, or hired a single professional to help you do the work, but what happens when your project goes beyond the scope of your abilities?

29 September 2014

3 Ways To Pave Your Parking Lot

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If you have a parking lot that needs to be re-paved, you will need to make sure that you pick the right type of pavement for your needs. If you are looking to use asphalt as your paving solution, there are various options available to you. This article will discuss 3 of those options to help you make the right choice. Perpetual Pavement, The Easy Option Perpetual pavement is manufactured using a multi-layered design method.

29 September 2014

Installing A Skylight? Four Places In Your Home Where They Really Make Things Bright

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Skylights are special types of windows that are designed to let in natural light. They are used on boats, RVs and most importantly, as useful architectural features on your home. If you are thinking of installing a skylight, here are four places where they will really make a difference. Accent Architecturally Unique Ceilings Vaulted ceilings are all the rage right now. These ceilings are angled, or sloped. In multi-story homes they can be twice the height of a normal ceiling, creating an impressive entry.

29 September 2014

Starting A New Business: Should You Lease Or Have Your Building Built?

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If you are going to be starting a new business and you are not sure whether to purchase a building or have one built, then you obviously have a big decision to make. There are many advantages and disadvantages of each possibility, and if you're unable to decide, then here are some things to consider: Lease an existing building Pros – If you opt to lease a building where your new business will be, then you can plan your grand opening as soon as you can sign the lease, move everything in and get it set up.

29 September 2014

Sewer Line Clogs: 3 Major Blockage Locations

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It's not pretty, and it's certainly not something you want to discuss at the office party, but sewer line clogs are serious and should be attended to as soon as you notice that something might be wrong. The key is to figure out where the clog is in the system; in the house, between the house and the street, or in the municipal pipeline. Some of the major causes of sewer line issues are:

29 September 2014