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Working a Graveyard Shift? 3 Tips for Getting the Right Blackout Curtains at Home

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Working graveyard shift means changing up your sleep schedule to one that may not be the most comfortable due to how much light you'll be exposed to while trying to sleep. With the graveyard shift, you'll likely be sleeping during the day, making it important to block out as much light as possible so that you can be comfortable while sleeping. Since even a small amount of light can wake you up suddenly, it makes sense to look for getting blackout curtains that will provide as much room darkening as possible.

7 March 2019

3 Signs Your Garage Door Needs To Be Serviced

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It's easy as a homeowner to rely on everything functioning properly. You go to turn on your heater, and warm air comes out. You go to turn on your stove, and it works. You go to open your garage, and it actually opens for you. However, just like with anything, your home can start to wear down and break. If you have noticed that your garage door isn't opening like it once did, then it may need some garage door maintenance.

20 January 2019

Myths You Should Not Believe About Adding Awnings To A Home

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Without sufficient amounts of shaded areas, it can be difficult to comfortably spend time in your yard during the summer and spring months. Awnings are able to address this problem by greatly increasing the amount of shade that is available to you. Myth: Retractable Awnings Are Always Heavy To Use Due to the fact that there may be times when you do not need or want to use the awning, it can be worthwhile to opt for a retractable awning system.

7 December 2018

Three Tips for Installing a Barn Door in Your Home

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Barn doors are a new trend. These sleek doors are awesome space savers, serve as a stylish focal point, and are easy enough to install that even a newbie do-it-yourself (DIY) fanatic can tackle the project on their own. If you love the look of these doors and are ready to outfit your home with one, here are some tips to get you started. 1. Find the Right Spot A barn door can work in any home, but a barn door may not work in every spot of a house.

26 October 2018

Six Things That Can Detract From Furnace Efficiency This Winter

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Maximizing furnace efficiency is important for minimizing utility bills and keeping your household comfortable during the coldest months of the year. Unfortunately, a lot of homeowners make simple mistakes that cost them money and add a lot of frustration in the wintertime. The following are six things you need to avoid doing around your house this winter because they detract from furnace efficiency: Turning the thermostat up excessively high A lot of homeowners are tempted to set their thermostat very high to heat things up quickly when they feel particularly cold.

11 September 2018

What To Consider For Your Rooftop Landscaping When You Own A Condo

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You own a condo and love your private space. However, you don't have much of a yard, and you want to have a private landscape you can enjoy whenever you wish. Adding a rooftop landscape is a unique way to still have a beautiful yard of sorts you can relax in or entertain guests with. Before you talk to a landscaper, use this guide to help you determine just what type of landscape you want to create.

1 August 2018

3 Tips For Effective Dumpster Rental For Large Demolition Projects

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If your company has a demolition project coming up, you are going to need to rent some dumpsters. Having dumpsters on-site from the start of the job will help you keep a clean and safe work environment by avoiding the build-up of piles of debris. Know How Much Debris You Are Going to Create First off, it helps to know how much debris you are going to create. That can help you determine what size dumpster you need, or how many dumpsters you need.

21 June 2018

Three Reasons To Buy Your Water Heater Through Your Plumber

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Commercial buildings need care and upkeep, just like houses do. When something goes wrong with your plumbing, you will need to call in a commercial plumber to check on the problem. Commercial plumbers are equipped with the knowledge to take care of large systems inside of businesses. Even if your brick-and-mortar business is small, you will still need to order commercial-level plumbing products for the interior of your business. If you need a new hot water heater, you should order this directly from your commercial plumber.

3 May 2018

How Foundation Forms Are Used In New Home Construction

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All types of buildings must begin with a foundation. A common foundation is a basic concrete slab. This is the type of foundation that's often used when constructing new homes. However, homes in flood zones may be built on piers rather than a slab to keep them above the water. A third type of foundation is one that is made with insulated concrete forms. These insulate the foundation and house from frost and freezing temperatures.

22 March 2018

Is Your Water Pressure Decreasing Daily? What To Know Now

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Is the water pressure in your home continuing to get worse, and getting so bad that it's difficult to wash your hair or dishes? If so, you want to consult with a plumbing contractor to see where the flaws are, and to figure out why the pressure is so low. Here are some of the common problems that are diagnosed when there is a water pressure issue, and things that can be done by the professionals to fix the issues.

8 February 2018