2017

  • Treat Rusted Aluminum Siding Prior To Adorning Your Home With Holiday Decorations


    If you are going to be decorating your home for the holidays with colorful sting lights and homemade wreaths, rusted aluminum siding that borders your home's front door may undermine the festive decorations that you plan to secure to the outside of your residence. Completing the project that follows will improve the siding so that it provides an attractive backdrop to the holiday decor. You Will Need: heavy duty waterproof cloths power sander sanding disk spray bottle water rust remover sponge metal cleaning compound cotton cloth or towel soft-bristled paintbrush weather resistant primer and paint decorations Sand And Clean The Aluminum Siding
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  • The Facts And Falsehoods About Wood Shingle Roofing


    Your old roof has ad a good run, but the broken shingles and discrepancies in evenness tell you that it is time to start looking at new roofing types. From metal sheets to asphalt shingles, there are definitely plenty of choices from which to choose, but there is one form of traditional roofing you may skip right over: wooden shingle roofing. Wooden shakes and shingles have been used for home roofing for a long time, but with the development of more modern materials, many homeowners totally ignore this roofing type.
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  • When Walls Cry "Blood" And The Foundation Trembles: Why It Isn't A Supernatural Thing


    Edgar Allen Poe wrote The Fall of the House of Usher. It is a story about the descent into madness, but what really grabs you is the end scene, where the walls begin to bleed and the foundation trembles. As terrifying as this sounds, it may very well not have been a supernatural thing. In fact, really old homes often experience "bleeding" walls and trembling foundations. Here is why these seemingly supernatural events are not supernatural at all:
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  • Four Things To Consider Before Completely Renovating Your Roof


    If you want to replace your entire roof with something totally new, then you have to make sure that certain criteria are met. Your home was originally designed and built for a specific type and style of roof. Putting up something entirely new takes a lot of planning and work to make sure your new roof not only looks good, but is also safe. Here are four things you should examine before picking out entirely new material for your roof.
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  • Why You Should Never "Leaf" Tree Debris On Your Roof


    Leaves are a constant hassle to homeowners every fall. You have to clean them out of your gutters and hope they fall off the rest of your roof. You should know that you cannot leave leaves on your roof. Here are some good reasons why. Organic Debris Begets Rot Leaves and seed pods from trees create small piles of organic matter. This organic matter immediately begins to break down on your roof.
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  • Should TPO Roofing Be Used For Your Business?


    Commercial roofing is not limited to asphalt and metal anymore. Thermoplastic polyolefin, or TPO, is an increasingly popular material that is being used by businesses. If you are planning to replace your business's roofing, here is what you need to know about TPO roofing. Why Choose TPO Roofing? TPO roofing is an economical alternative to other roofing materials. The roofing system consists of three layers, which can include a range of materials including fiberglass.
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  • Choosing Vinyl Siding For A House


    When the wood siding on a house begins to fall off due to severe damage from pests, it causes a loss of curb appeal. Curb appeal is needed for adding value to a house, so it is a good idea to replace the damaged wood siding as soon as possible. You should actually replace the siding with a material that is more durable if you don't want to worry about pest damage in the future.
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  • Can You Wait For A New Roof?


    Depending on the current age of your roof, you may be vaguely aware that roof replacement is something you've got to begin thinking about. However, you may hope to wait so you can take care of other home repairs or use the money on something else. Wondering whether you can wait or have to take care of things right away is a dilemma easily solved by taking note of the following.
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  • Understanding Some Of The Pros And Cons Of Choosing An Aluminum Roof


    If you want a metal roof placed on your home, then you may be surprised that there are several options available to you. While steel is often the "go to" material for metal roofing, it is not always the best choice. Aluminum may actually be a bit better for your home. If you want to know about some of the pros and cons of this material, then keep reading.  Pro - It Is Resistant to Corrosion and Lightweight
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  • Own A House With A Metal Roof? Here's What You Need To Know


    Metal roofing is ideal in warm climates because it reflects the sun's heat. This can help keep the costs of cooling the home minimal as compared to a home with an asphalt shingled roof, which absorbs heat. In fact, a metal roof can save 25 percent of the homeowner's energy costs. Another reason metal roofing is ideal in warm climates is because it provides a durable barrier to the environmental forces of nature, particularly strong wind and heavy rain.
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