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Building A Home? 3 Longstanding Trends You Should Avoid

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When it comes time to start looking around at home plans, many people wonder whether they should stick with tradition or branch out and try something new. Although it can be easy to side with floor plans and home additions that have been around for decades, some trends simply aren’t worth the modern-day hassles. Here are three longstanding trends you should avoid when building a home in today’s world.  Formal Living Rooms…

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Roofing Surprises On Old Homes, And How Your Contractor Will Address These Issues

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Old homes are full of surprises. There is often a shower in the basement with no walls, a defunct chimney once used for a wood or coal stove, and old roofing and siding buried under the modern equivalents. If your roof needs repair, your contractor is likely to find some surprises and oddities present. Those surprises and oddities, and how your contractor will address them, are as follows.  Wet and Rotting Plywood…

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How Impact Windows Improve Home Security And Why You Might Want Them For Your Home

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Impact windows are a good investment for your home due to the protection they provide. The glass in your windows is one of the most vulnerable areas in your home. The glass can be broken easily by intruders or flying debris in a storm. Impact glass is made to withstand these threats, so your home has increased security. Here’s a look at why you may want impact windows installed and how they increase safety.…

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Save Money On Your Electric Bill With These Simple Tips

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Family life can be hectic, with work and school activities plus the distraction of managing the home and household budget. But even the busiest family can be shocked into paying attention by home electricity bills that seem to grow larger with each passing month. If you have begun to experience a moment of dread each time your new bill arrives and want to take steps to shrink it back down to size, here are some proactive tips to help you achieve your goal.…

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Understanding The Purpose Of Spot Dredging And Why It's Done

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You surely have heard of “dredging the river” in conjunction with trying to find a body, right? Well, spot dredging is similar to that, with the exception that it has another purpose. There are also reasons why spot dredging may be used instead of dredging an entire body of water. To help you understand the role of spot dredging in construction, here is more on the topic. Spot Dredging Pulls up Bottom Sludge …

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Simple Steps You Can Take To Turn Your Guest Room Into A Beautiful Nursery

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If you are expecting a baby in the next few months, you probably want to make some drastic changes to your guest room, turning the room into the nursery for your little one. There are a lot of fun and different ways to decorate the room to make it look inviting and baby-friendly for your newborn. If you do not know where to get started, simply follow these helpful steps to have the room transformed in no time.…

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Tips For Properly Caring For Vinyl Siding

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Replacing the siding on your home can make a drastic impact and make the exterior of your home look infinitely better. Many people opt to go with vinyl siding for a number of reasons– it doesn’t rot like wood siding, is not prone to fading, never needs to be repainted, and it is long lasting. But, while vinyl siding is known for being low-maintenance, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t need to be properly cared for.…

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Why The Siding Is Turning Green

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When you had the siding installed on your home, you didn’t choose green as the color. So, if your siding has turned green, you’re probably trying to figure out what the problem is, and most important, what you can do about it. Here is some information that can give you answers to your questions. Discoloration More than likely, the discoloration on your home is the result of the growth of some type of organism.…

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Taking Care Of Wooden Countertops

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Wood is probably not the first material you imagine for your counters and desktops. While wood is popular for furniture and tables, most kitchen and bathroom countertops are made out of hard stones, laminates, resin-based molds, or composites. The materials are used for their style, but also because of their water resistance. Wood is not as naturally water-resistant as these other materials. But, if you do want to have wood in these rooms, it is definitely possible, it just needs some more love.…

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Pros And Cons Of Constructing A Metal Building

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Many people have been exploring alternative construction materials in recent times. Wood structures, despite the tradition, have a few too many problems that make them unreliable in many environments. One of the alternatives that have risen to prominence in recent times are buildings made from metals. Metals have shown that they can succeed where wood failed, but just how good are these buildings? Pros of Metal If you’re considering metal, some of the reasons why you’ll want to go for this option include:…

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