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Three Ways To Spruce Up Your Chain Link Fence

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Chain link fencing is an affordable way to provide security and establish boundaries around your house.  Over time, the galvanized steel can rust and become unsightly.  The wear and tear is exacerbated if the fencing is exposed to frigid temperatures and heavy snow.  Here are a few tips to give your fence a face lift. DEEP CLEAN YOUR FENCE Spring is a great time to give your chain link fencing a thorough cleaning.  As a preliminary step, use a broom to sweep away dust and debris.  Rinse the...

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4 Reasons To Use Seamless Eavestrough On Your New Home

Posted by on Mar 12, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Are you building a new home? One of the final steps in the construction will be to install eavestroughs around the roof. Eavestroughs catche all the moisture that runs off your roof and then guide that moisture to drains around your home. They protect your home’s exterior and foundation from water damage. Not all eavestroughs are the same though. Traditional eavestroughs are attached in sections and held together with joints at regular intervals. Seamless eavestroughs, on the other hand, are custom made to run the entire length of your...

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Improving Your Commute

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A survey conducted in 2011 showed that approximately 15.4 million Candians commute to work every day with 74% of those commuters driving a car to work. This means that there are a lot of people on the road every day, usually between similar time frames. How do you deal with avoiding traffic? Use an App What good is technology if you never use it? Many apps are available that help you to avoid heavy traffic areas when there is an accident. Not only that, but many monitor the traffic flows and can alert you when there has been a car collision....

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Soundproofing Your In-Home Music Studio In 3 Simple Steps

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Whether you can be found pounding out a killer new rift on the drums or you love to play your guitar loud enough that you can get lost in the sound, you are definitely going to cause a stir if you live near other people. What you think is the beautiful sound of music may easily come across as a nuisance of noise to your nearby neighbors and fellow house guests. Before your pride gets hurt and you start feeling like you suck at what you love, the fact that other people may not always want to hear says nothing about your level of talent....

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Answers For Two Often-Asked Boiler Maintenance Questions

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A boiler can be one of the most efficient and reliable ways of keeping brutally cold winter temperatures from making your home uncomfortable. However, many new homeowners are not familiar with these systems, and this may make them unaware of the steps needed to keep the system running smoothly. Luckily, learning the answers to a couple of questions will help you better achieve this goal for your home.  Why Does Boiler Efficiency Decrease As Time Passes? Many homeowners will install a new boiler only to realize that, after a year or two,...

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Turn Your Yard’s Tree Stump Into A Flourishing Flower Pot

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you plan on having a professional come in and grind down that unsightly stump in your yard, you may want to reconsider just having them pull it out instead. If you enjoy gardening, that old stump cold turn into a great flower planter. Read on to learn the basics of this DIY gardening project. What You’ll Need Work gloves and goggles A small plastic planter that could fit inside the stump Perennials of your choice (if you mix plant varieties, make sure that they can thrive together in close quarters) Drill and drillbit Chisel and...

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Business Owners: 3 Great Ways To Make Your Building’s Air Purer

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

As a business owner, one of the most important things to consider is the air in your building. In order for everyone to breathe in clean air, you can take these steps. Get Help from a Commercial Duct Cleaning Company If the ducts that surround your building are dirty, this dirt could then end up in the air. To prevent this from happening, you can get help from a commercial duct cleaning company. Using specialized equipment, these professionals will clean the entire ductwork system. This includes the VAV boxes, reheat coils, return and exhaust...

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Get To Know Your Deck: A Guide To The Elements Of A Deck

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A deck can add valuable space and storage to a home, and can be easily constructed by many homeowners. If you are contemplating taking on this do-it-yourself task, it may help to have some idea of the terminology and components of a deck. This can also help you during conversations with contractors when hiring someone else for the project. Starting from the ground-up, the basic elements of your home’s deck include: Footings and posts The footings of your deck are what meet the ground, and they typically are made from concrete. These...

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2 Features to Consider When Building an Environmentally Friendly Home

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Deciding to build an environmentally friendly home is a great choice, but it can be difficult figuring out where to start. Two features to consider when you start looking into building an environmentally friendly home are copper roofing and self-renewing power. Copper Roofing Copper roofing is a fantastic environmentally friendly option that will be able to help you in a variety of ways. For example, copper roofing will last for a very long time, which allows copper roofing tiles to be recycled and reused on multiple structures. This means...

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Renovating For ROI: Five Projects To Consider

Posted by on Jan 31, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Homeowners looking to increase the value of their properties should select renovation projects that are known to offer high return on investment. Statistics show that spending on home renovation projects in Canada has increased by 7 percent annually over the past decade as more homeowners see the value in investing in their current homes rather than purchasing new properties.  If you’ve been thinking of hiring building contractors to carry out some renovation work on your home, consider boosting your home’s value with...

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