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Correcting Commercial Fencing Myths

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Installing a fence around your business can be an effective solution for improving the security of your building and the surrounding grounds. Yet, there are some notions about commercial fencing that could lead to individuals failing to take this reasonable step for protecting their businesses. Myth: Fences Are Always Unsightly Many business owners may have hesitations about installing a fence due to cosmetic reasons. This is a particularly common concern in businesses where clients and customers will frequently visit the building as ensuring the grounds are as attractive and welcoming as possible is an important goal.…

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Creating A Guest Bathroom: Three Options To Consider

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If you have a lot of out-of-town visitors, you may want to consider remodeling one of the bathrooms in your home for use as a guest bath. With the help of your contractor, you can create a welcoming space for your guests to refresh themselves after their travels. Here are just some of the many ways you can remodel your bathroom to make it a cozy and relaxing space. Separate The Tub And Shower…

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Toilet Won't Stop Running? Knowing How It Works Can Help Fix The Problem

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Have you ever flushed your toilet and wondered how it works? If you’re like most people, you probably have. There’s a simple answer, and it has to do with a handle, a ballcock, and a rubber flapper. Once you know how your toilet operates, you can take care of minor plumbing issues such as a toilet that won’t stop running. Here’s a brief description of how your toilet flushes. The Flapper Lifts…

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Four Plumbing Precautions Homeowners Should Take During The Fall Months

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As summer comes to an end, it’s a good time for seasonal maintenance around your house. Plumbing issues can arise if you don’t take the proper steps around your home when the weather starts to get colder. Here are four home plumbing actions to take in and around your home when fall hits. 1. Check Outdoor Faucets and Sprinklers If your yard activity goes into overdrive in the summer, chances are you tend to use sprinklers and hoses throughout the summer for cooling off, watering, and cleaning.…

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Properly Packaging Books For Shipment To Your New Home

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When someone does not have a lot of items to move, they often use a shipping service rather than hiring a moving truck to go a long distance. If you are moving across the country and you plan on shipping your items, you may wonder how to package books so they arrive intact. Here are some tips you can use to make sure your book collection arrives in the best of shape. Determine Cost First…

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Two Offbeat Roofing Ideas For Your Log Cabin Home

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Many of today’s log cabin homes are either fitted with simple metal roofs or wooden shake shingles. However, these are not your only roofing choices. If you want to design a cabin home that really stands out from the crowd, consider implementing one of these more unique roofing ideas: Plant a “Green” Roof                                                                                                    Green roofs are not just roofs that are green in color. Rather, they are roofs upon which plants are planted.…

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3 Unusual Advantages Of Green Roofs

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Green roofs, or roofs that support foliage such as grasses, shrubberies, and trees, are becoming increasingly popular ways to make it easier for a company to meet required environmental targets set by the government. Aside from making it easier for companies to earn energy credits and reduce its impact on the environment, there are three other advantages that having a green roof provides. 1. Green Roofs Improve the Air Quality of the Communities Around Them…

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Five Common Causes Behind A Short-Cycling Furnace

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When temperatures drop, the last thing you want to discover is that your furnace system isn’t functioning correctly. One frequent complaint from chilly homeowners is that their furnace starts and stops again frequently without ever reaching the right temperature. This is a process known as short cycling, and it can cause serious damage to your furnace if left unchecked. Although you may need to call in a furnace repair specialist to fix the issue, checking these five common causes of short cycling can be all you need to identify the problem.…

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Here's Why A Roof Coating May Be A Good Choice For Your Old Roof

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If it’s time to replace your roof, you might be able to extend its life instead by applying a coating. Roof coatings work on all types of roofs, and they cost much less than a roof replacement. Here are some reasons coating your roof might be a good option for you. Stop Leaks If your roof has leaky spots, then a roof coating is the ideal solution. Once the coating is dry, it forms a seamless waterproof surface over your roof.…

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3 Tips For Locating A Roof Leak

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Nothing could inspire quite so much panic in a homeowner as a leaky roof. That’s because, left untreated, a leak can cause extensive–and costly–amounts of damage. By far the hardest part of fixing a leak is locating it. If your roof has recently sprung a leak, read on. This article will present three tips for figuring out just where it is. 1. The apparent leak location is not necessarily the actual leak location.…

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