Is A Green Roof In Your Future?

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If you are planning to roof for your new home, or looking to re-roof your existing home, you may want to consider the benefits of growing a green roof. While this process has been seen in many commercial projects for the last couple of decades, more homeowners now understand its benefits. This type of roofing will not only provide a serene environment, it can help to improve your health, and reduce your heating and cooling cost.…

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Solving Your Air Conditioner's Short Cycling Problems

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Short cycling is one of the reasons why an air conditioner may not cool as effectively as it should. When this happens, it can take a toll on your central air conditioning system’s longevity and prevent your home from staying cool and comfortable during warm weather. Learn about the causes behind short cycling, how it affects your air conditioner and ways you can prevent it from happening. What Short Cycling Does to Your Air Conditioner…

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3 Tips For Maintaining An Asphalt Basketball Court

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A basketball court can be a great way to make use of the unused space in your front or backyard, or it can make a great addition to a shared community space in a neighborhood with lots of kids and active adults. Asphalt is a good choice for an outdoor court surface – it’s easier on players’ legs and joints than concrete, and it offers the traction and bounce that you need for a good game.…

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5 Tips For Inspecting And Repairing Your Home After A Flood

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Floods are one of the most common natural disasters. They cause devastation as they destroy your home, your belongings and the surrounding area. After the flood waters have passed, it is important to return to your home and inspect it before repairs can be made. Check out these five tips to help you and your home recover after a flood. Do Not Reenter Until it Is Safe Even after the flood waters have receded, it may not be safe to return to your home, so wait until authorities have confirmed it is safe to return and inspect your home.…

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How To Handle A Clogged Toilet Like A Pro (And Avoid Making The Problem Worse)

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There’s nothing like a home plumbing emergency to send the entire family scrambling for towels, tissues, and even old blankets. Having a toilet overflow isn’t just frustrating–it can be devastating for you, the homeowner, especially if it isn’t handled correctly. Some minor clogs can be handled in short notice, while others need the attention of a talented plumber. Learn how to handle a sudden clog in this tongue-in-cheek look at everyone’s worst nightmare, the clogged toilet.…

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Don't Put Trouble Down Your Drain: Mistakes That Can Cause Clogs

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Moving into your first home with an independent septic system comes with some responsibilities that you may have little experience with. When your home relies on a septic system instead of the city sewer, every time you run water or put anything down the drain, it can affect it. Here is a look at some of the most common mistakes that new septic system owners often make and what they can do to your drains.…

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The Dirt On Dirty Furnaces – What Every Asthma Sufferer Needs To Know

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Have you recently experienced more asthma attacks than usual? Perhaps you have suffered from a string of allergic reactions, sinus problems or respiratory infections. Dirty furnace filters and vents may contribute to your widespread health problems. Fortunately, identifying the problems caused by a dirty furnace can help you address them so you can improve the quality of the air you breathe. The Mighty Dust Mite If you are like most Canadians, you likely spend 90% of your time indoors.…

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Don't Get Zapped: 4 Signs You Need An Electrical Panel Upgrade In Your Home

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People in this country love to use energy. Blasting heaters in the cold winter months, multiple big-screen TVs, several computers in one household, air conditioners in the summer, washers and dryers, and other electrical equipment and appliances are used today more than ever before. It takes a huge amount of electricity to power all of these devices. All of this electricity coming into your home goes through an electrical panel. Sometimes, the electrical panel doesn’t work as it should and will need to be replaced.…

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How To Troubleshoot 4 Common Furnace Problems

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Your furnace is one of the most important appliances in your home, and it is important to address furnace problems as soon as they appear so that you are not left in the cold. Unfortunately, furnace repairs are often somewhat expensive, with an average cost of $394 nationwide. Before you call a technician to repair your furnace, use a these simple troubleshooting steps for common problems so that you may avoid a furnace repair bill.…

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Back That Glass Up: 3 Old Glass Trends Making A Comeback

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Just like clothing and personal grooming trends, home decor and style trends are constantly changing, but tend to be cyclical. If you’ve ever admired the character and architectural elements of a bygone era, and you’re looking to incorporate them into your home, you’re in luck. Many of those elements are making a strong comeback. Here are some of the ways glass is being used like it’s eighteen (or thirteen) ninety-nine.…

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