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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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How To Create A Fortress Of Solitude In Your Garage (And Why You Need One)

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When you are married with kids, it can difficult to find a living space that feels like your own. Occasionally you need to seek refuge in a place without toys, bickering, and endless re-runs of Spongebob Squarepants. Taking a timeout is necessary sometimes, but do you have a place to recharge your batteries? The garage of your home can serve as your personal escape hatch the next time you need a mental break, and these four steps will help you create your ideal fortress of solitude.…

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Pressure Wash With Perfection: Simple Tips And Natural Recipes To Clean Your Home's Fiber Cement Exterior

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From the initial purchase and buying furniture to cleaning and maintenance, it is easy to see the challenges of home ownership. Unfortunately, many homeowners place emphasis on the interior of their house, but forego maintenance on their home’s exterior. This can be detrimental to their home’s value and curb appeal. Thankfully, using a bit of knowledge and a pressure washer, your home’s fiber cement exterior can be clean, attractive, and well maintained.…

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Adding Fire To Your Home's Design -- What Type Of Fireplace Should You Choose

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Heat and warmth. These two things are usually foremost on the minds of Canadians during the often harsh winter months. If you are currently building a new house, don’t forget to include at least one fireplace, which can help keep your home cozy and warm while lowering your heating bills. In addition, fireplaces can also play a very important role in keeping your home warm in the event of a power outage.…

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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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The Top 5 Mistakes Made When Preparing Footers For A Deck

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The footers are the concrete supports that sit under the deck’s posts and keep it from sinking into the ground. Without strong and sturdy footers, the deck is a safety hazard and won’t pass a local building code inspection. Get your deck building started on the right foot by avoiding these five common mistakes. Forgetting About Frost Heave No matter what part of the country you call home, the freezing temperatures of winter put the integrity of your new deck at risk.…

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Garage, The Great! 3 Of The Hottest Trends For Your Garage

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For most homeowners, a garage is more than a place to park their vehicle. From storing holiday décor to using the space as a man cave, your garage does not have to be an unappealing area of your home. Although valuable and desired by potential buyers, enhancing your garage can be a fun project for your own family. In addition, updating your garage is key to your home’s overall curb appeal.…

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Customizing And Installing Your New Kitchen Cabinets

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If you are looking to remodel your kitchen, the cabinets are a great place to start. Cabinets are highly customizable, and can give your kitchen a personal, unique look that serves a practical purpose. Read the information posted below to determine the style of your new cabinets, and learn how to install them yourself with a few simple tools. Selecting A Wood Choosing the right kind of wood for your new cabinets can make all the difference in terms of color, durability, and price.…

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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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Tips To Help You Upgrade Mechanical Systems In Your Old House

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Some people just love the character of an older home. There’s just something about running your hand on the intricately carved wood of a old staircase handrail. Living in an old house is like taking a step back in time… to a time in when energy efficiency was not a concern. Houses that were built over a century ago were constructed with mechanical systems that may need to be replaced. After all, these systems don’t last forever.…

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