2014

3 Reasons Why You're Having Trouble Cycling Your Garage Door

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Your garage door isn't opening or closing as smoothly as you'd like. It's opening slowly, creating excessive noise, or not opening at all. These symptoms are an obvious sign that it's time to repair your garage door assembly, but you're not quite sure where to begin. Here are the three most common issues that will prevent your garage door from cycling smoothly and quietly: Worn Torsion Springs When you've had to manually open your garage door, you've only had to exert a small amount of effort to do so.

22 October 2014

Holiday Gifts For The Guy Who's Got It All

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It's that time of year again: With only weeks to go before the big winter holidays, many people are starting to stress out over what to buy for their husbands, fathers and other men in their lives. Is shopping for your special guy difficult because he seems to have everything he wants and needs? Identify which category your man falls into, then take a look at the gift ideas suggested for him.

21 October 2014

Good Practices To Maintain A Tile Roof After Installation

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If you arrange for the installation of a tile or terra cotta roof, then you will end up with a beautiful and sturdy structure on your home. These roofs require special care and attention though, or the tiles will crack, break, and fall off your roof. This can leave a large portion of your home exposed to rain, snow, and sleet. You can prevent this by implementing proper maintenance techniques, and the examples below are good options to keep your roof in great shape.

21 October 2014

Ways To Minimize Your Environmental Impact Through Creative Plumbing

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Whether you're interested in decreasing your carbon footprint, or just want to avoid the ongoing expense of city water or sewage, you may be investigating alternative plumbing methods. If so, you're not alone -- a surprising 15 percent of Americans do not depend on public water or sewage systems. There are several plumbing designs from places like Smedley & Associates, Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning that can help you accomplish freedom from "

21 October 2014

3 Things To Know About Slate Tiled Roofs

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When you're building a new house, you will have a lot of decisions to make, including the type of roof you want to put on your new home. While there are plenty of options to choose from, you may want to choose a type that is aesthetically-beautiful, durable, and unique. If so, a slate tile roof might be a good choice for you. Slate roofs are more expensive than other options, but they stand out when compared to every other option available.

20 October 2014

2 Quick, Temporary Fixes For Your RV's Damaged Windshield

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If you are on a road trip in your RV and have noticed your windshield has sustained some damage, you may wonder if there is anything you can do to keep it from getting larger. While you could use a windshield repair kit, you may not have everything you need to use it. Instead, use one of the two quick fixes below to temporarily repair your RV's windshield until you can have it looked at by a professional.

20 October 2014

Preparing Your Home For Multiple-Generational Living

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For a number of reasons, multi-generational households are becoming more common in the United States. Some families are doing it for economic reasons. For example, many sons and daughters are returning home after graduating college because they either can't find a job or are unable to secure one that pays enough for them to live on their own. While other households have had to find room for elderly parents who can no longer live on their own.

20 October 2014

Ways To Deal With Suburbia Encroaching On Your Property

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In some areas of the United States, suburbs have practically engulfed a number of small towns. Loudoun County, Virginia, for example, was home to approximately 87,000 people in 1990. That figure jumped to 315,000 in 2010, and people are still flocking to the once rural county. If you have lived in one of these fast-growing counties for many years, you have probably watched the quality of your life improve in some ways, but also deteriorate in a number of others.

16 October 2014

Cracking Under Pressure? Tips To Repair And Prevent Foundation Issues From Settling

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The purchase of a home is not only a smart investment, but it can also be exciting and memorable. Unfortunately, you most likely have fallen in love with your new house and are not playing much attention to small imperfections in your walls and ceilings. Understanding how nail pops and cracks appear is imperative. In most cases, you may be dealing with minor issues such as nail pops or slight fissures in your walls, you can easily complete the repairs before they become larger issues.

16 October 2014

Street Sweeping Companies: Cleaning Up More Than Just Streets

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Although you are most likely familiar with street sweepers that move up and down the roads in your neighborhood clearing debris, dirt, and dust, you might not be aware that many street sweeping companies offer more than just your typical average street sweeping services. Many street sweeping companies offer indoor sweeping services, as well as their typical street sweeping. Indoor sweeping is useful for a number of different structures, for a variety of different purposes.

15 October 2014