construction--contractors

  • Winters Coming: 4 Reasons You Need To Make Sure You Have A Chimney Cap On Your Fireplace

    If you have a fireplace in your home, you need to have a chimney cap. If you're not sure whether you have one, head outside and look up at your chimney. If you have an older home, there's a chance that the cap has fallen off over the years. If it has, or it looks severely damaged, it's time to have a new one installed. You might not realize this, but that chimney cap protects you and your home from a variety of problem situations.
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  • Adding A Patio To Your Home

    A patio can greatly increase the enjoyment that you get from spending time outside. However, many homeowners will have to go through the process of adding a patio if they are wanting to enjoy this amenity. Choose A Shaded Location For The Patio When you are evaluating the potential areas where the to put the patio, it can be beneficial to choose the area that has the most shade. If the patio is located in an area that receives intense sunlight at all times, you will face the choice of either getting potentially damaging amounts of sun exposure or needing to add an awning or another type of cover to provide shade.
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  • Wood Maintenance Strategies That Won't Ruin Your Countertop

    A wood countertop gives your home a natural look and wood can also be a great surface on which to chop vegetables and engage in other kitchen activities. Your new kitchen counters might look absolutely gorgeous, but if you want them to continue to look that way, you will need to properly maintain them.  Clean Up Spills Immediately Whenever there is a spill on your wood countertop, you should wash it immediately.
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  • How To Repair The Seams On Your Copper Gutters

    Copper gutters are a unique, beautiful way to finish a home. Unfortunately, the repairs that come with copper gutters are a little more complicated than traditional gutters. Here, you'll learn how to make basic repairs to the gutter seams on your copper gutters. Supply List Ladder Soldering iron and solder Flux Extension cord Clean rag and warm water Sandpaper Step 1: Position your ladder safely making sure that the feet are level and secure.
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  • How Roofing Contractors Can Add Value To Your Home

    The roof is one of the first places a potential home buyer will look. Its prominence makes it a feature that is hard to ignore. When it's almost time to put a house on the market, homeowners usually think about issues like repainting the walls and various other improvements. The roof quite often goes unnoticed. However, working on the roof might be one of the most important steps in ensuring your house gets a better price on the market and also avoids unnecessary problems with building inspectors.
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  • Ceramic Tiles Vs. Wood Shingles

    If you want to invest in your home, the roof is a great place to begin. That is, you might need roof repair because of structural issues, leaking, or you just might want to give your home a facelift. There are a number of stylish roofing products on the market and they all come with different price tags, maintenance needs, lifespans, and installation costs. This article compares wood shingles and ceramic tiles. These are two of the most popular products that are commonly installed on residential properties.
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  • Updating Your Laundry Room: Four Ideas To Consider

    Your laundry room may not be the first thing everyone sees when they visit your home, but it does serve an essential function in your household. If you simply have your washer and dryer tucked into the corner of a basement room, consider the following ideas to give it a stunning yet functional makeover. Kitchen-Style Cabinets And Counters Storage space and room to fold your clothes can come in handy when you are doing laundry for the whole family.
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  • 4 Reasons To Have Your Grain Bin Mudjacked

    When pouring a concrete foundation for a grain silo, many farmers and ranchers imagine that the material will last as long as they need it with minimal maintenance. Unfortunately, the sheer weight of hundreds of thousands of pounds of grain pressing down on the foundation, coupled with common forms of damage from below it, can lead to cracked and uneven grain bin floors. These damaged floors can spoil your grain or lead to a dangerous silo collapse, but mudjacking levels the surface while offering these four benefits.
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  • Troubleshooting A Burner That Won't Heat Up

    Having access to a functional stove gives you the opportunity to create meals for your family. Utilizing the burners on your electric stove, you can control the amount of heat generated as you cook various dishes. When a burner suddenly stops heating up, it's important to address the problem quickly in order to restore full functionality to your stove once again. Here are three tips that you can use to help troubleshoot a burner that won't heat up in the future:
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  • Neglecting Your Driveway? 3 Reasons You Should Have It Seal Coated

    Now that summer is officially over, and winter is just around the corner, it's time to take care of a bit of driveway maintenance. Your driveway takes a beating all year long, but the brunt of it comes during the winter and the summer. Those are the seasons when extreme heat and extreme cold make a beeline for your pavement. If you're not careful, both extremes can destroy your pavement. Take a look at just three of the reasons why your driveway needs to be seal coated:
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