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How To Join Aluminum Roof Flashing Using Aluminum Brazing Rods

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Aluminum flashing is great for sealing the edges of chimneys, vents and other objects that protrude through roofs. Its corrosion resistance, light weight and reasonable cost make it an ideal material in this role. However, if you have a need to join aluminum flashing together for an extra-long edge or another reason, then you should understand how to use aluminum brazing rods to create a strong, waterproof seal. Below is what you need and how to do it: Read More»

Watch Out For These 4 AC Trouble Signals

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You might not pay much thought to your air conditioning system until one fateful day when it decides to fail on you – but if that fateful day occurs in mid-August, you’ll be making frantic calls to your air conditioning repair service. Catching little problems early can prevent massive failures later on. Here are four signs that your AC could use some TLC. 1. Dripping You already have a plumbing system to supply you with all the water your household needs – you don’t need or want any further contributions from your air conditioner! Read More»

Skylight Installation: The Best Way To Invest In Your Retail Store

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Do you own a retail store? Do you have a little extra money to spend, and want to invest it back into your business? If so, it’s time to consider installing a skylight. Read on to find out why. Energy Savings Commercial skylights can be fitted with handy little components called photosensors. These energy-saving devices are linked to store lighting fixtures, and constantly monitor the amount of light and ultraviolet energy that passes through the skylight. Read More»

Wood Stoves: The Perfect Tool For Staying Warm & Fed During Your Next Power Outage!

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In the 1940s, nearly three quarters of the households in America used some type of radiant heat source, such as wood or coal to heat their homes. As the decades passed, electricity and gas slowly overtook these fuels as the most popular heat sources, especially in heavily occupied areas where a steady supply of wood was often difficult to find or store. Recent record-breaking winter weather patterns and the power outages they caused are leading many people to take another look at wood heat, as either their primary heat source or a secondary one to be used when their main heat sources are offline. Read More»

Three Characteristics Of Roofing Nails You Should Consider Before Purchase

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If you are planning to perform roof installation work in the near future, you know that decisions will need to be made regarding the type of roof you wish to install. However, you may not have thought about the need to look at the choices for roofing nails and make an informed decision about which kind to choose. Below are three characteristics that all roofing nails possess and what you should keep in mind about each as you make your selections: Read More»