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How to Repair a Broken Cedar Shake

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Cedar roofs have a natural ability to resist rot, but even a cedar roof will wear down over time. You can get your cedar roof to last for forty years or more, but not every shake on your roof will last for exactly the same amount of time. Many factors can combine to weather certain shingles more than others. Thus, you need to be vigilant. When you detect damage, you can usually take care of the repairs on your own.…

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Updating Your Kitchen With Unique Kitchen Cabinets

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When you have lived in your home for several years, you may begin to feel dissatisfied with your surroundings and find yourself yearning for a little change. This desire for change or for newness is a completely natural part of the human condition. So, when you walk into your kitchen to prepare dinner for your family and you just feel “blah” about your surroundings, you may wonder what you can do to improve your situation.…

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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 Reasons To Hire A Roofer Before Listing Your Home

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When selling your home, gaining interest from potential buyers is critical, as this can drive bids to your home and result in a higher selling price. To ensure you capture the attention of buyers, you will want to have a stunning curb appeal, especially as the curb appeal of your home is the first impression that they will have. Not many people are aware that your roof can influence the appearance of your home’s curb appeal, which is why it is important to obtain roof maintenance from a roofer before listing your home.…

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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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Three Costly Sewer Problems That Can Be Fixed With Trenchless Technology

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There are many sewer line problems that may cause you to have to have them replaced. This can be a costly job when you have to have excavation done to replace the lines. There are trenchless technologies that can be used to completely replace your sewer lines, and help to reduce the costs of these repairs. If you are having problems with your sewer lines, here are three problems that are likely to need the entire line replaced:…

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Five Ways To Beat The High Cost Of Heating Your Home This Winter

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There are some practical ways to reduce the cost of heating your home during chilly months, and tactics to optimize your use of heating oil. With some diligence and attention, you can lower your monthly usage of energy while still staying warm and comfortable. Consider the following suggestions when looking at conserving heat this winter: Take a closer look at auto-delivery plans. Many heating oil companies and delivery businesses will provide automatic delivery of oil on a predetermined schedule, which ensures that you never run out during the cooler times of the year.…

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Should I Buy Supplies For My Electrical Contractor?

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Before an electrical contractor installs wiring in your home, you might consider purchasing the necessary electrical supplies. However, you will want to contact your electrical contractor before you do so because some contractors will refuse to work with supplies you have provided them. There are plenty of good reasons for this. The Contractor Knows What Supplies Are Needed The amount of supplies that the electrical contractor might need to get the job done can be difficult to predict.…

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