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Steps To Take When Your Shingles Blow Off

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Steps To Take When Your Shingles Blow Off

A bad storm and high winds can wreak havoc on an asphalt shingle roof. If you go outside to find shingles in your yard and not on your roof, there are some steps to take. The following guide can help.  Step 1: Call Your Insurance Agent For those with homeowners insurance, an immediate call to begin the claim process is a must. Your insurance company will send out an adjuster who will decide if your roof simply needs a repair or if you need full replacement. It can take several days for an adjuster to get to you after a major storm, so get on their list immediately.  Step 2: Clean Up When shingles come down, they also bring down roofing nails. You don’t want these laying in you yard, street, or driveway where they can hurt feet or...

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3 Ways To Slash The Heating Costs Of An Older House

Posted by on Nov 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Ways To Slash The Heating Costs Of An Older House

The architectural beauty of older houses appeals to many people. Unfortunately, these historic structures are usually less efficient than newer homes, resulting in higher heating bills. If you live in an older house and would like to save money on your energy costs, the following three suggestions can help. 1. Install a Fireplace Insert Masonry fireplaces are common in older homes, as wood was often used as a primary source of heat in years past. Although the glow of a crackling fire creates a lovely ambiance, you could be losing a good deal of warmth right up the chimney. Even if you don’t rely on your fireplace for heat, it could help save you money on heating costs if you take steps to make it more efficient. A fireplace insert is an effective way to save money on heating...

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Nervous About Buying A Property With A Pool? 3 Easy Ways To Make It Safer

Posted by on Oct 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Nervous About Buying A Property With A Pool? 3 Easy Ways To Make It Safer

If you’ve recently purchased a property that has a pool and you want to make sure it’s safe for all, a pool supplies provider should have all the items that you need. Having a pool on your property can be incredibly enjoyable if you enjoy swimming, exercising and entertaining, but safety has to be your top concern at all times. Thousands of people die annually in America because of drowning, the majority being children under the age of 14 years, and you can protect your pool to prevent this from happening at your home. Here are a few ways to make it safer. Weight Bearing Locking Cover A pool cover that holds the weight of an adult when secured will stop someone from falling in if they go on top of the cover. This is ideal because not only...

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Fill The Holes In Your Asphalt Driveway On Your Own This Weekend

Posted by on Oct 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Fill The Holes In Your Asphalt Driveway On Your Own This Weekend

Asphalt makes a very sturdy driveway material; however, over the years, asphalt can get worn down by the natural elements. If your asphalt driveway has holes it in, you can fill them yourself with a few supplies within a couple of hours this weekend. Start By Removing All The Debris  The first thing you need to do is remove all the debris from the holes in your driveway. If the holes are deep, use a shovel to remove all the broken up asphalt. If the hole extended all the way to the ground, use your shovel to dig down into the ground a couple of extra inches so that you can add a solid sub-layer beneath your new asphalt in the next step. Fill The Hole Partially With Gravel Next, if you were able to dig into the ground...

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Find Out How To Keep Your Oriental Rugs Looking Nice

Posted by on Sep 26, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Find Out How To Keep Your Oriental Rugs Looking Nice

A good Oriental rug can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars. That means that if something gets spilled on it or it gets dirty you want to make sure that it is cleaned very carefully. You don’t want to do anything that may cause further damage.  Spot Check the Colors Before you do anything to clean your carpet, you want to check the colorfastness of the various dyes. To do this, you should find a small patch that is in an unobtrusive or hidden section of the carpet and put your cleaning solution on it. Follow all the manufacturer’s directions so that you know you are doing it correctly. Check what the colors look like when you are done cleaning that spot. Then check back again in 24 hours. If the colors haven’t run and the rug looks like...

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Getting A Screen Enclosure? 4 Things You Need To Create A Cozy Space

Posted by on Sep 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Getting A Screen Enclosure? 4 Things You Need To Create A Cozy Space

Outdoor spaces are a must-have during the spring and summer, but they can also be utilized during the fall and winter, especially if they are screened in. If you’re getting a screen enclosure installed, you may want to consider incorporating some décor to make the space feel more like a part of your home rather than an afterthought. Here are four things your screen enclosure area needs to create a warm and inviting space that is just as appealing as the interior of your home: 1. A Stylish Wooden Bench In an outdoor screen enclosure, you will need sitting room. You should start with a bench or two and a couple of chairs. You can go as far as creating a space with a couch, love seat and chair. However, to start, consider getting a wooden bench and maybe...

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