construction--contractors

  • Tips To Prevent Cat Damage To Window Screens

    Window screens can be a tempting target for your cat. They may claw at the screen in an attempt to get outside or to paw at bugs and other things they see on the other side. Also, there are some cats that just seem to love climbing a screen for the fun of it. Unfortunately, these behaviors destroy the screen and make it impossible for it to keep the cat safe indoors.
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  • How To Choose The Right Tree To Plant On Your Property

    Planting trees on your property may be something that you are considering, especially if you want to increase the amount of shade that your home gets during the day. Whatever the case, it's important to know what types of trees are going to work best, depending on where they will be planted and what you expect them to add to your landscaping. Here's how to choose the right tree for your property:
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  • Live In An Area With Bumpy Roads? 2 Tips To Help You Get The Roads Repaired

    If you live in an area of the country that has bumpy roads, you know how much of a nuisance it can be to traverse them.  You may find yourself hitting potholes on a regular basis, and possibly damaging your car in the process.  Maybe you've become fed up with it and are ready to put forth the effort to try to get the roads repaired.  Use these tips to learn more about what you can do to increase the chances of your city or county approving the upgrade.
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  • Two Methods For Repairing Seawalls

    Water is one of the most persistent of Mother Nature's forces. Water can wear through clay, rock and even cement. Creating a structure to stand up indefinitely to the force of constant water pressure is impossible. Even the strongest water retaining structures, such as seawalls, break down over time. There are proven methods for stabilizing seawall structures that have been weakened by constant exposure to the sea. Two of the main ones are explained here.
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  • 2 Simple Furnace Repairs

    The problem with aging furnaces is that they start to use more electricity, all the while being less productive. An old, inefficient furnace will affect your air conditioning and heating systems. But, just because your furnace is over 10 years old does not mean you should rush out to buy a new one. First, you should see if there is anything you can do to improve the functionality of your furnace.
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  • 3 Things To Do Before Having A Swimming Pool Built In Your Backyard

    Many people love having a swimming pool in their backyard-- it can provide countless hours of fun during the hot summer months while also enhancing the aesthetics of your yard's landscaping. If you are planning to have a pool built in your backyard, there are several things you should consider before the project starts. Being informed and having a good working knowledge of swimming pools will help make the building process much smoother.
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  • Keeping Your Vinyl Siding Looking Like New

    If you have just had a contractor finish up a vinyl siding installation on your home, you will most likely enjoy the new appearance it gives your abode. To keep your vinyl siding looking as nice as it does right after a professional installation, there are several maintenance steps you can take in ensuring it is cared for properly. Here are some tips to use when taking care of vinyl siding to help prolong its life and keep it looking like new.
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  • 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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  • 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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