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  • Does Your Garage Door's Chain Need Adjusting? Learn How To Do It Yourself

    At some point, the chain for your home's garage door will need adjusting. This is because the chain becomes slightly stretched, or the door's mechanics change due to wear and tear. That's why it's so important to know how the chain can be adjusted to help the garage door move smoothly when in use. Step 1 – Safety First Start by putting your garage door in the closed position and unplugging the opener.
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  • Is Cement Fiber Or Vinyl Best? It All Depends On What You're Seeking In Your New Home Siding

    Vinyl siding is made with PVC while hardiplank products are made of cement fibers. There are pros and cons with each style of siding, but in the end, you should choose a product based on the attributes you are seeking in a home siding product. Some features of each include:  Weather-resistance Both vinyl siding and hardiplank products are manufactured to take a beating from sun, precipitation, and wind. They are both structurally engineered to handle deep freezes.
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  • Tips for Optimizing an Outdoor Kitchen

    If you dine or entertain outside a lot, you may be finding out that just having an indoor kitchen is inconvenient. Outdoor kitchens facilitate food-based activities better. An outdoor kitchen can be a simple food preparation area around a grill to a fully-equipped second kitchen. Consider how much food preparation you'll be doing outside, and optimize your kitchen for maximum convenience. Visualize Work Zones Any kitchen includes four work zones. The hot zone is the cooking area, the cold zone the refrigeration area, the wet zone the sink, and the dry zone the food preparation space.
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  • Four Ways Concrete Can Add Beauty To Your Decor

    Concrete isn't just for driveways. There are lots of great ways to use concrete to decorate your home. Your concrete contractor can help you find the design styles that work best for your home, whether you want sleek concrete flooring or stunning concrete counters. Here are just a few ideas to inspire you to decorate with concrete. Polished Concrete Floor Tiles Polished concrete floor tiles have a glossy, almost wet finish that makes them perfect for use in the bathroom or kitchen.
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  • Selecting Hardwood Flooring For Your Home

    There are so many flooring options out there that you may have thought the biggest decision was behind you when you chose to go with hardwood. However, hardwood flooring offers numerous options as well, from the wood and its finish to the plank width. The hardwood floor you choose has a significant impact on the overall look of your room. Choose flooring that enhances your home's design.  Cool, Light Hardwoods
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  • Three Alternatives To Conventional HVAC To Keep Your Home Cool This Summer

    If you want your home to be cool, but do not want to have a conventional AC system installed, there are several alternatives that you may want to consider. Compact systems with high velocity ducts can be used, or you may want to consider ductless systems or evaporative coolers. Here are some of the alternatives that you may want to consider to add cooling to your home: 1. Renovations With A Compact Duct AC System
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  • Save Money By Maintaining Your Plumbing

    There are few things used more than your home's plumbing system. Every day, someone in your family is using the plumbing, whether it is to wash clothes, wash their hands, or run the dishwasher. So many household tasks rely on your plumbing system that it can be a travesty when it needs a repair. While major plumbing issues will require the a professional plumber, you can avoid many plumbing issues by doing maintenance yourself.
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  • Garage Door Acting Funny? 3 Things You Should Know About The Torsion Springs

    You may not realize it, but the torsion springs on your garage door can wear out and break. When they do, they can damage your home and cause serious injuries to you or your loved ones. If you can't remember the last time you had your garage door inspected – or you recently purchased an existing home – you should have a repair technician come out for an inspection. Here are some things you should know about your garage door springs.
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  • Green And Gorgeous: 3 Eco-Friendly Floors You Should Use In Your Home

    In the past, hearing something was environmentally friendly probably conjured up images of dull, bland materials. If you wanted your home to be environmentally friendly, but you hated the way it impacted the design, you probably just felt you were out of luck. Fortunately, in today's world, eco-friendly materials can not only co-exist with design, but they can add to its beauty. Flooring is one part of a home where eco-friendly materials have become popular because of their beautiful look.
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  • Preventing Workplace Falls: Tips On Improving Office Safety

    Falls are one of the leading causes of workplace injuries every year. This is especially true at locations that require frequent climbing of stairs or ladders, working at great heights on scaffolds or even working on concrete floors that may become slick when spills occur. Fortunately, there are different steps that can be taken to reduce the number of falls that occur. These are some tips that can make the workplace a safer environment:
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