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Installing a Wood Burning Fireplace Insert like a Professional

A wood burning fireplace insert has many benefits over traditional gas and electrical alternatives. Most significantly by choosing to heat your...

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Simple on Making your Home More Comfortably

For most people making your house your home is a non topic but there are many “little things” that can be done to enhance your space...

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Lawn Maintenance: Is Your Lawn Revealing About You?

Taking good care of your lawn is necessary for ensuring that it becomes healthy and resistant to disease, pests, weeds and weather conditions. Lawn...

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How To Choose The Right Water System For Your Home

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Working with a Builder you can Trust

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Putting Vinyl Siding on Gables

Putting Vinyl Siding on Gables

by Guest on Feb 15, 2010

Re-siding your home may seem like a daunting task, but vinyl siding is easy to work with and install. This document covers general instructions for installing vinyl siding. Continue reading →

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How to Repair Stucco Siding on Your Home

How to Repair Stucco Siding on Your Home

by Guest on Apr 12, 2010

Stucco is a cement-based siding product that is extremely popular around the country. Compared to other siding materials, it fairly easy to maintain and repair. This article discusses how to repair cracks and gouges, and painting stucco. Traditional stucco is a mixture of Portland cement, lime, sand, and water. It is usually about 3/4 inch thick, very porous, and holds on to paint very well. Color can also be mixed into the finishing coat of stucco, eliminating the need to paint. Continue reading →

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Repairing the Screens in Your Windows

Repairing the Screens in Your Windows

by Guest on Apr 12, 2010

If you want to replace or repair the screens yourself, the DIY way, then it's not a difficult task. You can very conveniently repair a hole on your window screen if it is less than about three inches. Take the measurement of the hole and then cut patches from new screening or purchase ready-made patches. In case of tiny holes, the least diameter of the patch should be a minimum of half an inch nigger than the hole on the screen. If the hole is big then you will have need an inch more of the patch. Continue reading →

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Top 3 Styles of UPVC Windows

Top 3 Styles of UPVC Windows

by Guest on Apr 14, 2010

UPVC windows are as popular as ever and with energy prices soaring, these windows are a top choice for home owners looking for an attractive addition to their home. With so many different types of UPVC windows on the market, how do you know which ones to choose? Whether you’re replacing existing UPVC windows or having them installed for the first time, you need to think carefully about the right choice for your home. UPVC windows have come a long way since the standard, chunky windows which first came on the market and offered little in the way of interesting features. Now you can choose UPVC windows to suit your style and practical requirements, there’s everything from wood grain effect finishes to sound-proofed glazing. Continue reading →

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DIY Method on Double Glazing Windows Installation.

DIY Method on Double Glazing Windows Installation.

by Guest on Apr 16, 2010

Double Glazed windows are an ideal asset to have to your home. Double glazing has long been associated with health benefits, as well as heat retention which are very popular with people in the United Kingdom. The draught prevention and noise reduction double glazing presents has contributed to the magnified popularity of double glazing in the home. Additionally, double glazing can also offer a greater sense of security with it's framework and installation sturdiness via it's lock-in systems. Continue reading →

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What is Available in Wood Siding

What is Available in Wood Siding

by Guest on May 23, 2010

If you are choosing wood siding for your home, you will have a variety of different types from which to choose. Wood siding is a good, durable choice for the exterior of a home, but there are some things you'll want to take into consideration so that you choose the type that is best for your particular needs. There are also differences in application methods and materials that you will want to understand before you choose your wood siding. Continue reading →

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Replacement Windows: The Basics

Replacement Windows: The Basics

by Guest on May 29, 2010

Replacement windows are among the best investment s that you could ever include in your home improvement project list. Other than considerably boosting the curb appeal of your home, it would also be a great way to cut heating and air-conditioning costs. This project would serve beneficial whether you are planning to take advantage of an enhancement in your family’s way of living or to increase the resale value of your home.

The term replacement windows may be a bit misleading for some homeowners having no idea about it yet. These items are really not meant to replace your ‘entire’ windows but just the moving parts and glass, leaving the existing framework behind. Though deciding to go for total window construction would be a costly move and commonly not recommended, there are certain circumstances that may need the latter as the better home improvement solution. If ... Continue reading →

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What You Need to Know about Vinyl Shake Siding

What You Need to Know about Vinyl Shake Siding

by Guest on Jun 8, 2010

With benefits like low maintenance costs and excellent longevity, you would find Vinyl Cedar Shake Sidings increasingly finding favor with a lot of home owners. If you wish to be using sidings for your home or business space, then you should definitely consider some top quality products, for example The Foundry â„¢. Continue reading →

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How to Repair Broken Window Glass

How to Repair Broken Window Glass

by Guest on Oct 23, 2010

Your kid's soccer habit seemed harmless enough until a ball came crashing through the bedroom window. (Goal!) Having a glass repair service fix the damage can be expensive, but it's a simple and cheap do-it-yourself job, even for a first-timer. Think of glass repair as one of those little life skills you'll use time and again especially if your kid's aim doesn't improve. Do It Yourself or Hire a Pro?You can replace the glass in a double-hung window for about a third of the cost a professional would charge. Continue reading →

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How to Repair Vertical and Venetian Blinds

How to Repair Vertical and Venetian Blinds

by Guest on Dec 19, 2010

Vertical and Venetian blinds are the two most popular kinds of blinds that are used for home decorating. Vertical blinds have vertical slats that are long and hang from main head rail, while Venetian blinds have slats that horizontally hang from a top bracket. Blinds can be made of many materials including, but not limited to plastic, wood, bamboo, metal, or fabric. Continue reading →

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