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Fiberglass Doors Vs. Wood Doors: What You Can Expect

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Wood doors are ideal on old homes where you want to maintain the vintage look of the home. However, they are an absolute nightmare to maintain. You could try fiberglass doors. They are a low maintenance alternative to wood. If you still cannot decide between these two types of materials for your front door, here is a little more information. Wood Doors Have to Be Painted Almost Annually It is like the old white picket fence in Tom Sawyer; you have to repaint it almost annually to keep it looking fresh and nice. Read More»

2 Ways To Start Transforming Your Backyard

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Have you decided you would like to remodel the backyard? You may want to turn it into the perfect place to go when you want to relax or even hang out with some of your loved ones. While it may currently look empty and boring, you can quickly transform your backyard into the perfect chill spot. With the help of a few contractors and some creative ideas, it will not be long before your backyard looks completely flawless. Read More»

Foundation Excavation And You: Why Letting The Professionals Do This Is Better

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If you’re a homeowner who has been having water problems with your basement or foundation, and weeping tile turned out not to be a solution that worked, you may be planning to dig around the foundation to try and add a layer of water proofing. This is a task better left to the professionals, and not just because waterproofing the exterior of an entire foundation can be a time-consuming job. Excavation brings with it problems that you may find extremely difficult to handle along with the actual physical task of excavating. Read More»

5 Things You Should Look for When Hiring a Garage-Door Service

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When you are looking to hire a garage-door technician, you may not have time to waste trying out several different services. But finding a service that is close to your home, that offers the service you need, and that you trust can be difficult. Below are a few features in a garage-door service company that you can look for that will help ensure a pleasant, efficient experience with your door.  Has Experience with Your Type of Door  Read More»

Common Driveway Dilemmas (And What To Do About Them)

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A driveway is commonly dismissed as one of the most utilitarian features of a home – but problems afflicting a driveway shouldn’t be taken lightly. Here are some of the most common driveway problems you may face, along with advice for getting those problems under control.  Your Driveway Looks Like a Lake If you have to wade through standing water to exit or enter your car every time a heavy rain hits your neighborhood, you need to deal with this driveway defect as soon as possible. Read More»

Is It Possible To Have A Maintenance-Free Deck?

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When you are outside on your composite wood deck, the last thing that you want to do is focus on maintaining it. You would rather spend the time outdoors enjoying  your deck as much as possible. Many homeowners have therefore come under the impression that synthetic composite decking will be absolutely maintenance free. While it is true that it will not require the sealing that is necessary for traditional woods, it will still be necessary to maintain a composite deck both to make it look its absolute best and to make sure that the deck lasts as long as possible. Read More»

5 Tips For Using A Tankless Water Heater For Underfloor Heating

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Traditionally, underfloor radiant heating systems utilized water heaters with storage tanks. The water was heated in the tank and then pumped throughout the home. However, now more people are utilizing tankless water heaters for their underfloor heating. In these systems, the water is stored in the system and pumped directly through the water heater and back into the system, cutting down on heat loss during storage.  One benefit of tankless water heater underfloor systems is that they tend to work well as an open loop, meaning that the same water that is used to heat your home will eventually be used at your taps and replaced with fresh water. Read More»

How To Protect Your Waterfront Property By Installing A Three-Foot Seawall

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Owning a home on waterfront property has its benefits, with immediate access to the water and beautiful views, but it also has its drawbacks. As the water laps at your property line, it can erode away and destroy your land and put your home at risk of damage. Here are instructions to help you install a new three-foot seawall on your property to help prevent this from happening. Plan Your Seawall Construction Read More»

Before Replacing Garage Door Panels, Consider Installing An Insulated Garage Door

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The typical garage door repair isn’t too expensive. Home Improvement Educator places the average garage door repair somewhere between $200 and $300. This average, however, doesn’t reflect how expensive certain repairs can be. It’s low partly because it includes simple fixes, such as adjusting openers and realigning sensors. Replacing broken garage door panels, in particular, can cost a lot more than $300. If your garage door’s panels need to be replaced, you might want to have a new insulated door installed instead of replacing the damaged panels. Read More»

5 Unique Family Uses For A Backyard Asphalt Area

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When people have a flat asphalt court installed in their backyard, it’s typically used for recreational sports like basketball and tennis. If you’re not interested in those sports, you can still find plenty of use in having a paved area of asphalt in the yard. Along with less area to mow and maintain, the asphalt is great for a number of family activities. As you’re planning a backyard landscape for family use, consider the following five ways this area can be used for many years to come. Read More»