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  • How To Choose Metal Roofing Color


    Metal roofs come with numerous benefits, from a 40 year lifespan to tremendous strength and dent-resistance. While the long lifespan of a metal roof is good news for your wallet, it also means that you'll have to live with your new roof for decades, which means that choosing the right color can be critical. While suppliers offer plenty of color charts and samples, and online tools can help you visualize different color combinations, choosing a roof color is about much more than selecting your favorite shade.
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  • Which Gutters Should I Choose To Help My Home Look Its Best?


    Many homeowners spend hours carefully pouring over exterior finish options, from paint colors to siding samples, but rain gutters are often overlooked. While it's easy to simply choose a generic rain gutter, keep in mind that gutters run the entire perimeter of your home, and should be treated as a design element just like siding, windows or doors. Once you know what size gutters you need to keep rain water under control, take a closer look at different options to find a product that adds style to your facade.
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  • 2 Reasons To Stop Using Chemical Drain Cleaner


    If you are like most people, you might reach under your kitchen sink when you first notice a slow drain. After all, since that bottle promises to free clogs, why wouldn't you give it a try? Unfortunately, chemical drain cleaners aren't meant for every type of clog, and you might even make things worse. Here are two reasons to stop using chemical drain cleaners: 1: It Might Create A Dangerous Environment
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  • 5 Reasons To Clean Your Gutters


    There are many responsibilities that a homeowner must keep up with. The home is typically the largest investment an individual will make in life and this investment should be well cared for at all times. One thing that should be done on a routine basis is cleaning the gutters. Knowing the reasons to tackle this task may motivate you to do so. Reason #1: Frozen water Gutters that are left unkempt increase the possibility of excess water around the exterior of the home.
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  • Installing A Huge Saltwater Aquarium? 3 Reasons Why You Need To Hire An Electrician First


    Building a saltwater or reef aquarium is an expensive undertaking, but the expenses don't start with the tank itself. Long before you go to your local fish store to pick up your aquarium, you need to make sure your house is capable of supporting the new addition. This is especially true when it comes to electricity. If you don't have enough electrical wiring and outlets or if you haphazardly try to do the wiring yourself, you could be sorry.
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  • Are You Creating An Elegant Bedroom?


    Whether you are building a brand new home or redecorating your existing bedroom, you may have decided that you want to add some elegance to the room. Perhaps your little ones have grown up and you can now have the more expensive items that you were afraid little ones would damage in the past. If you want an elegant bedroom, here are some ideas for you to consider. Choosing The Paint Color - Consider selecting very pale colors that lend themselves to a peaceful and elegant mood.
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  • Turn An Old Barn Into A Storage Facility


    Have you bought property in the country that already has buildings on it? Perhaps you already live on acreage that includes an old barn. Either way, if you are wanting to turn the barn into a storage facility, there are some steps you can take to make it great. Start With The Floor - Concrete floors will probably serve you best. Not only will they be affordable, but they'll be very easy to care for, and they'll last long enough that your posterity can use them.
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  • A Beginner's Guide For Installing Laminate Flooring


    Laminate floors are beautiful and so easy for a beginner to install. There is no heavy nailing or gluing involved in this project, instead, floors simply click together. Continue reading to learn how to prepare your subfloor, install the underlayment and lay a new laminate floor in any room of your house. Preparing Your Home for New Laminate Flooring -Remove Baseboards The first step is removing your baseboards. If you use your baseboards again after installation, gently pry them from the wall.
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  • Is Running Your HVAC Nonstop Good Or Bad?


    With the record cold snaps and heat waves the US has been experiencing lately, your HVAC system may be running nonstop these days. Or perhaps you have been advised to set your thermostat to "On" instead of "Auto," letting it operate continuously all year. Is that a good or a bad thing? Read on to learn why the answer to that question is: it depends. Energy Efficiency There are two factors that people typically consider when looking at energy efficiency: environmental impact and cost, and the two are interrelated.
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  • Three Steps To Maintaining Your Water Well


    A water well system can serve as an excellent water source for your home. This is especially true in more rural areas where access to traditional utility connections might be difficult or impossible. While a water well system is relatively easy to maintain, this is not to say that you don't have to put forth any effort on your own. Cleaning Cleaning is one of the most important maintenance tools. Overtime, dirt, dust, and other debris can make their way into your water well, often settling at the bottom of it.
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