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5 Critical Safety Tips for DIY Home Roof Repair Projects

Could it be that we are already midway through summer and already preparing for those autumn home repairs before the harsh cold months of winter...

on Jul 20, 2018

What You Need To Know Before You Replace Your Roof

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on Jul 19, 2018

4 Reasons Why You Should Visit a Plant Nursery This Weekend

Whether you want to purchase plants for your new garden or revamp your current garden, a garden center is the perfect place to browse for plants...

on Jul 18, 2018

4 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Roof

Regardless of how durable and resilient your roof is, you will eventually have to repair and even replace your roof. Since it’s difficult...

on Jul 18, 2018

Find Your Perfect Roof In 4 Easy Steps

Whether you’re simply renovating your home or starting from scratch and building it, a roof is an important aspect that you should consider....

on Jul 18, 2018

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5 Critical Safety Tips for DIY Home Roof Repair Projects

5 Critical Safety Tips for DIY Home Roof Repair Projects

by Boris Dzhingarov on Jul 20, 2018

Could it be that we are already midway through summer and already preparing for those autumn home repairs before the harsh cold months of winter set in? Usually, much of the work we need to do is on the exterior of our homes. So, it is that time again when we need to see what the spring rains and summer storms have done to our roofs. For those who prefer handyman DIY projects instead of paying high prices and waiting long periods of time for professional roofers, here are 5 critical safety tips for DIY home roof repair projects. Remember, you may be trying to save money, but safety is always first. 1. Know When the Job Is Beyond Your Ability Obviously, the first tip would be to know when the job is beyond something you can safely handle. If your roof is extremely steep and you don’t have the proper equipment like a Guardian fall protection harness with all the necessary hardware, it might be better to leave the job to a pro. Is what you can save replacing a few tiles worth your ... Continue reading →

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What You Need To Know Before You Replace Your Roof

by Danny DeLucero on Jul 19, 2018

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4 Reasons Why You Should Visit a Plant Nursery This Weekend

4 Reasons Why You Should Visit a Plant Nursery This Weekend

by Robert Smiddy on Jul 18, 2018

Whether you want to purchase plants for your new garden or revamp your current garden, a garden center is the perfect place to browse for plants and learn more about horticulture. That being said, continue reading to learn more about why you should visit a plant nursery this weekend! 1. Each Plant is Properly Attended to Local plant nurseries are great because they usually don’t purchase plants from wholesalers. Instead, garden centers take the time to pick and choose which plants they want to grow and sell. This also means that local plant nurseries have the time to take proper care of each plant individually instead of quickly tending to all of them at once. This ensures that you will purchase healthy plants that you will be able to easily maintain in the years to come. 2. Embrace Local Plants Your neighborhood plant nursery embraces native plants in your area, so you should too. Since larger plant retailers are focused on selling a wide variety of plants from all over the ... Continue reading →

4 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Roof

4 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Roof

by Matt Hopkins on Jul 18, 2018

Regardless of how durable and resilient your roof is, you will eventually have to repair and even replace your roof. Since it’s difficult identifying if it’s time to repair or replace your roof, we’ve created a list of four signs that will make you sure it’s the right time to update your roof.  1. Age Despite common belief, roofs don’t last a lifetime. In fact, a roof repair and replacement is usually needed within a few decades. While it’s hard to pinpoint an exact year you should replace your roof, 20 years is a good estimate. If you don’t know when your roof was installed, you could always contact your landlord, or even play it safe and replace it anyway.  2. Appearance The appearance of your roof tells a lot about the condition it’s in. Firstly, glancing at your roof from the outside of your home is an easy way to see if it’s worn. If you feel comfortable, getting a closer look at your roof will allow you to see if it ... Continue reading →

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Find Your Perfect Roof In 4 Easy Steps

Find Your Perfect Roof In 4 Easy Steps

by Aaron Mitchell on Jul 18, 2018

Whether you’re simply renovating your home or starting from scratch and building it, a roof is an important aspect that you should consider. After all, your roof will make sure the inside of your home is protected from a variety of things, such as inclement weather, as well as capture your home’s aesthetic. That’s why it’s important for your roof to be durable, resilient, and trendy. Finding your perfect roof can be difficult, which is why we’ve created a list of four easy steps you can take to achieve the roof of your dreams.  1. Consider Budget Let’s face it: budget plays a key role in how you renovate or build your home. But, it doesn’t have to be the ultimate factor in deciding what your home looks like. That’s why roofs come in a variety of styles, sizes, and materials. In fact, you can even find cheaper materials that look like more expensive materials. In other words, you can install a roof that has quality and looks ... Continue reading →

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5 Ways to Maintain a Home Landscape

5 Ways to Maintain a Home Landscape

by Don Gardner on Jul 18, 2018

A good home landscape can really tie a home’s design appeal together. Once your landscape is designed, it’s important to maintain it. That being said, here are five easy ways you can maintain a good home landscape. 1. Do Daily Maintenance Leaves, branches, and other things can easily build up around the outside of your home and a garden. But, if you do daily maintenance, you won’t have to worry about anything excessively piling up. This doesn’t mean that you should do heavy gardening on a daily basis. All it means is that you should at least sweep your home’s landscape once a day or every few days. 2. Tend to the Weeds Although weeds are something that regularly pop up in a garden, they can ultimately ruin it. That’s why it’s important to remove any weeds as soon as you find them. Removing weeds is easier than it seems. Simply utilize a fertilizer or another kind of weed killer to remove them. If you’re up to it, you could even use your ... Continue reading →

How to Quickly Fix 4 Home Emergencies

How to Quickly Fix 4 Home Emergencies

by Dennis Barr on Jul 18, 2018

Regardless of the size and severity, home emergencies can be frightening and overwhelming. In the heat of the moment, it can be stressful trying to figure out how to solve a home emergency. That being said, here are tips on how you can quickly fix four of the most common home emergencies! 1. Grease Fire While fires are usually frightening, grease fires can be even more intimidating because you can’t solve a grease fire like a normal fire. If a grease fire occurs, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Firstly, do not throw water on a grease fire because it will make the flame bigger instead of extinguishing it. Simply relax and place a metal lid over the fire. This will sustain the flame and cause the fire to die down. If you can’t find a metal lid, simply sprinkle baking soda on the fire.  If the grease fire escalates quickly and you don’t feel like you can adequately put it out, call 911 or the fire department as soon as possible, and make sure you ... Continue reading →

4 Ways to Keep Your Carpet in Tip-Top Shape

4 Ways to Keep Your Carpet in Tip-Top Shape

by Aaron Babaa on Jul 18, 2018

Let’s face it: your carpet is more important than you think. After all, you step on your carpets every day. That’s why you should make the effort to keep your carpet in tip-top shape with these four steps! 1. Be Mindful About Shoes Your shoes encounter dirt, grime, and other unpleasant things on a daily basis. All of these are things that you definitely don’t want to track in your home, especially on your carpet. That’s why it’s important to make sure you take off your shoes before you walk on your carpet. A good rule of thumb is to make it a habit to immediately take off your shoes as soon as you enter your home. If you have a coat closet, store your shoes in there. You could even invest in a trendy shoe rack to place right next to your front door.  It also should be noted that your shoes aren’t the only thing that can soil your carpet. In fact, walking on your carpet with bare feet actually tracks natural oils that could also make your carpet ... Continue reading →

7 Ways to Revamp Your Deck

7 Ways to Revamp Your Deck

by Bob Ryan on Jul 18, 2018

A deck plays an important role in a home’s versatility. But, sometimes a deck can seem bland in comparison to the rest of a home. Luckily, there are a variety of things you can do to revitalize your deck. So, here are seven of the best ways you can revamp your deck! 1. Utilize Furniture & Decorations Sometimes you don’t need a deck builder to revamp your deck. If you’re already in love with the structure of your deck, but want to give the design a facelift, simply use furniture and decorations to do it.  Feel free to add anything you feel like your deck needs, such as a table, chairs, pillows, and blankets. Browsing websites like Pinterest and HGTV can also give you great design inspiration.  2. Extend It If you have a large backyard and a small to medium sized deck, you might want to consider extending your deck. After all, a larger deck allows you to really enjoy your deck. You can add a variety of customizations and decorations to your deck. With a ... Continue reading →

Maintain Your Roof in 6 Easy Steps

Maintain Your Roof in 6 Easy Steps

by Jeff Dobbs on Jul 18, 2018

Many homeowners often forget that it’s important to maintain your roof. If you neglect to take care of your roof, you put your home at risk of critical damage. That being said, here is a quick guide of how you can maintain your roof in six easy steps! 1. Take Care of Shingles Shingles play a key role in the health of your roof. That’s why it’s important to regularly maintain them. You should clean your roof shingles every few months. This will help reduce the dirt and other minerals, such as algae, that can build up and negatively impact your roof. While you’re cleaning the shingles, you should also look for any signs of damage. This includes scratches, cracks, and even missing shingles. If you notice any signs of damage, it’s important to resolve the issue as fast as possible. 2. Use a Sealant A roof sealant is ultimately what keeps your roof protected from various things, such as inclement weather. That’s why it’s important to make sure your ... Continue reading →

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