construction--contractors

  • An Asphalt Shingle Roof Covered In Algae Spores: Things To Know

    Have algae spores caused your asphalt shingle roof to look unappealing because of all of the black streaks on it? You are dealing with more than the problem of your roof looking bad; it is also at risk for deterioration if the algae spores are not removed fast enough. Discover below what you should know about an asphalt shingle roof that is covered in algae spores. What Kind of Harm Can Algae Spores Cause to Asphalt Shingles?
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  • Family Growing And Adding Onto Your Home? Do It The Green Way

    If your family is growing. and your home is not large enough to accommodate the new members, building a new addition is much less expensive than moving to a new home. If you are concerned with the environment, you can build your new addition the green way. There are many materials you can use that will not go to the landfills or hurt the environment in any way. Hardie Plank
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  • 4 Ways To Illuminate Kitchen Countertops

    Many of the most popular kitchen countertop materials don't come cheap; yet, thanks to cabinets blocking overhead lighting, countertops are often among the darkest spots in the kitchen. Adding light to the area around the countertop -- or even the countertop itself -- allows you to brighten up your workspace for cooking and food prep and can also provide a decorative or aesthetic appeal to your kitchen. Some of the fanciest countertop light options can even serve as a cool conversation piece all on their own.
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  • Tips For Bringing In Cold-Sensitive Outdoor Plants For The Winter

    It's that time of year again. Temperatures outside are dropping and the beautiful cold-sensitive potted plants that you use in your residential landscaping must be brought indoors. These tips will help you bring in your potted plants for the winter, so they'll be alive and ready to go out again when the spring comes. Make Changes Gradually Bringing your potted plants inside your warm home after being outside in the cold air can shock your plants and cause wilting, yellowed leaves or even death.
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  • How Do Hydraulics Work?

    The theory of hydraulics has been around for a long time. Hydraulic systems have been used to build and shape the world for centuries. Part of the reason is that a hydraulics system is really a very simple system. As long as there are two or more cylinders and a noncompressible liquid inside the system, a hydraulic system will work.  How Does a Hydraulic System Work? The way that a hydraulic system works is that one piston in a cylinder pushes down onto the hydraulic fluid.
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  • Vinegar And Your Septic System: Here's How It Can Help

    If you are searching for something simple and cost-effective to give your plumbing a good cleaning--specifically your septic system--you probably have what you need in your kitchen cabinet. Vinegar is an excellent cleaning agent. It can help to clean your home and your septic system all in one swoop. Instead of using all of those harsh chemical cleaners found in stores today, make the switch to a mild cleaner with vinegar. Not convinced that vinegar can help?
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  • Fiberglass Doors Are Great For All Fixtures

    Many people don't think of fiberglass when it comes to their home. Wood composite doors are obviously much more common and popular on interior doors while solid wood doors are common on exterior door. however, there are several perks to using fiberglass doors in both interior and exterior doors. It is a great material for homes and properties of all types. This article explains a few of the advantages of fiberglass doors.
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  • 5 Common Radiator Problems And Their Solutions

    If you use a boiler to heat your home, you know how detrimental it can be for it to stop working. When it does stop working, you should work with an experienced contractor to fix it. However, there are some common problems that occur with boilers, and knowing them will allow you to spot the signs and be prepared in case of a breakdown. 1. No Pressure or Low Pressure
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  • 4 Tips for Quality Chimney Maintenance

    Before you know it, the biting temperatures of fall and winter will be here. For that reason, you will need to get your chimney in order so that it is operating safely and with the best performance. Keeping this in mind, you should make sure that you understand some chimney repair and maintenance tasks that will keep it up and running. Follow these tips and use them in the best way possible for your household.
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  • 2 Great Reasons To Consider A New Central Air Unit

    Replacing an aging central air conditioning unit, or installing a new one for the first time, is a great way to improve your home. A new central air unit can provide you with a great benefits, such as improved indoor air quality and increased energy efficiency. Improved Indoor Air Quality One of the biggest downsides to having an old central air system is that it can often degrade over the years, which can cause its filtration system to become less efficient.
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