• A Few Mistakes To Avoid When Installing Asphalt Shingles


    If you have obvious shingle damage across the roof of your business, then it may be time for a full replacement. And, if you have some time on your hands and a great deal of construction knowledge, then you might want to try your hand at completing the replacement on your own. There are some fairly significant mistakes you can make when adhering new shingles to a roof, so keep reading to learn how to avoid them.
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  • 3 Important Landscaping Tips For New Homeowners


    Landscaping is an important part of owning a home. The more effort you put into it, the better your yard can look. If you're new to this aspect of home ownership, these tips can make landscaping feasible to deal with. Invest in a Tarp  There are many tools you'll need when maintaining your lawn, but one of the simplest, and most important, is a tarp. It can be used for a wide variety of tasks.
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  • Packing Up To Move To A New City


    Moving to a bigger city can open the door to numerous opportunities if you are currently living in a small town. If you have decided to move and want to do it on a budget, you can accomplish the task in several ways. The price for transporting all of your belongings over a long distance will play a major role in the overall moving expenses that you will need. How you go about packing up your house will impact the moving expenses.
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  • 3 Things Homeowners Should Know About Insurance Claims For Roof Repairs


    Hurricane season starts in the summer and continues through the fall. If you live in an area that may be affected by hurricanes or other severe storms, it's time to start considering how you'll pay for repairs if you need them. Your roof is one of the most expensive parts of your home that's at risk during storm season, so you need to know if your homeowner's insurance will cover damage or leaks if they occur.
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  • Six Ways To Finish A Poured Concrete Patio Surface


    If you're having concrete poured for an outdoor patio surface, it's a perfect time to start thinking about how you want to finish it. With so many options for adding texture and design to the surface of poured concrete, it wouldn't be surprising to find yourself overwhelmed by the options. Here are a few of the most common choices for you to consider and discuss with your concrete contractor. A broom allows you to create a custom bristle texture on the concrete surface.
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  • Here's How To Irrigate Your Lawn And Still Use Water Responsibly


    Since many areas of North America have started to experience serious drought conditions, the topic of residential irrigation systems has become increasingly politicized. What was once the perfect solution for keeping your lawn looking great, is now frowned upon by many people. However, it is possible to have your green lawn and be responsible too, if you take some steps to use your drip irrigation system effectively. Fix Any Leaks Immediately
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  • Going With The Flow: Lowdown On Low Flow Toilets And Cleaning Them Green


    Going green has become a popular lifestyle trend in the world that is not only beneficial to the environment, but also to your health and wellness. From carrying reusable shopping bags to updating your home with natural materials, going green has never been easier. Of course, certain updates may require periodic maintenance that agrees with your eco-friendly lifestyle. The addition of a low flow toilet offers incredible benefits, but using harsh chemicals to clean these plumbing fixtures only increases impact on the environment.
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  • Car Repairs You Should Not Put Off


    You've heard the adage, "why put off until tomorrow what you can do today?" If you're a bit of a procrastinator, you might live by the opposite of this credo! As you have undoubtedly learned at some point through the School of Hard Knocks, sometimes putting off a task can lead to a big headache. When it comes to car repairs, it's always best to err on the side of having them done immediately, even if you don't think it's serious.
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  • Is It Time To Replace The Wax Ring Under Your Toilet?


    The toilet is one of those appliances that nobody really thinks about until things start going wrong. If you notice a growing dark spot around the base of your toilet or it's leaking for no apparent reason, it may be time to replace the wax ring underneath it. Here are step by step instructions on how to complete this simple do-it-yourself project. Signs The Toilet Wax Ring Needs Replacing The toilet wax ring is a soft, flexible doughnut that seals the space between the base of the toilet and the drainpipe.
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  • 3 Surprising Things That Can Interfere With Your Garage Door Function


    Most garage door problems are simple to spot and fix. If your garage door opener won't operate, but the button on the wall works, it's probably just your garage door opener's battery. If the garage door won't operate with either the remote or the hardwired button, then chances are that the power is disconnected or the motor needs to be repaired or replaced. But what if the door opens and closes on its own, or stops and reverses itself before lowering to the ground, or otherwise behaves unpredictably?
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