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Should You Replace Those Fixed Windows?

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If you have fixed windows in your home – not repaired windows, but fixed, non-operational windows – you may want to consider replacing at least some of them with operational windows. It’s true that having a large picture or bay window without any divided panes to break up the view can be a lovely feature in a home. But if you have too many windows that won’t open, you’re missing out on some energy- and health-saving strategies.…

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Fill A Couple Large Cracks In An Asphalt Patio And Protect The Surface With Sealcoat

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If you purchased a piece of property that has an asphalt patio with a couple large cracks in its surface, fill them by completing the following steps. Add sealcoat to the asphalt to give it a uniform appearance and to prevent cracks from becoming an issue again. Supplies Needed stiff-bristled broom wire brush water hose bucket commercial detergent long-handled scrub brush bucket of cold asphalt patch trowel putty knife vinyl tarps bucket of sealcoat mixing stick paint roller extension handle roller frame squeegee  ​Sweep The Patio And Remove Loose Pieces Of Asphalt And Stains…

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Just A Few Ways Commercial Electricians Can Increase Your Bottom Line

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If you are like most business owners, mention the word “electrician” and all you can think of is how much it is going to cost you. The truth is, you may have to put out some money to have the work done, but after that, you can see a definite savings on your electric bill and the efficiency of your equipment. Here are just a few ways this will help you save money and increase your bottom line.…

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What Should You Do If You Know The Cat Peed In The Carpet But You Can't Find The Stain?

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Cat urine has a terrible smell that can greatly reduce the value of your carpeting if it’s not properly cleaned. The trouble with some cat urine stains–particularly stains on darker colored carpet–is that it can be hard to find. If you’re a cat owner, there may be several places in your carpeting that your cat has soiled but which you cannot find. These tips will help you clean and deodorize the stains in your carpeting.…

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Don't Let Your Holiday Celebration Turn Into A Sewer Nightmare

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If you frequently invite house guests to stay with you at the holidays, you may have noticed that sewer problems and family celebrations seem to go hand-in-hand. If so, this is probably related to kitchen and bathroom use that happens when house guests are around. Flushing things down the drain that shouldn’t be flushed can cause a number of sewer problems. These tips will help you avoid issues. Monitor What Goes Down The Drain…

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Can Roofers Still Repair Roofs During Winter?

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Some roofers work year-round but requesting roof repair during the winter isn’t always an ideal option for every customer. Many roofing companies prefer to stick with emergency repairs during the winter, but a variety of factors affect a company’s willingness to work on your roof when this season rolls around. Read on for a couple tips to help you decide whether your home or business could benefit from a roofing repair or replacement during this time of year.…

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Tips For Applying Elastomeric Roof Coatings To Your Home

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If you have decided to apply an elastomeric roof coating to your home to reduce your energy bills and help keep your home cooler in the summer months, then you will be happy to learn that there are some simple things that you can do to ensure that you get the best coverage possible. Follow these tips when applying an elastomeric roof coating to your home. Clean the Roof and Fix Cracks Prior to Installation…

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Adhesive vs Screws for Making Repairs to Plaster

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Plaster was used in homes for many years up until drywall took over the market. Most of the reason that drywall is so much more common than plaster these days is that it is easier to work with. A couple of workers with drills can hang a sheet of drywall in a matter of minutes. On the other hand, workers have to first hang lath on the studs of a home and then smear plaster over them.…

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3 Unseen Consequences Of Water Damage And How To Prevent And Repair

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When your home’s been exposed to standing water, you know you have to work fast to prevent permanent damage from occurring. Unfortunately, when there’s flooding of any kind, water damage can happen within seconds. Below are three things to watch out for after dealing with standing water.    Subfloor Damage The subfloor is the very foundation for your floor. Whether you’re in your kitchen, bathroom, living room, or bedroom subflooring is an essential part of the room’s structure.…

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Four Tips To Help You Cut Energy Costs And Improve The Efficiency Of Your HVAC

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With the prices of energy consistently rising, energy efficiency is more than just a trend. Having an energy efficient home means paying less and saving on your utility bills. One of the biggest energy costs for most families is the heating and cooling systems in their homes. With a few simple improvements and correct use of heating and cooling, you can save on your energy bills. Here are some of the ways that you can cut the costs of heating and cooling your home:…

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