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Fiscally (And Physically) Protecting Your Home From Water Damage

Posted by on Jun 24th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

If you live on the peak of a hill, or are located far from any bodies of water, you may not spend much time worrying about your home flooding. However, any home can suffer water damage — from a burst pipe to a tree branch through a window, to the aftermath of a house fire, water may enter your home in a variety of ways. Unfortunately, several types of water damage aren’t covered by the typical homeowner’s insurance policy. You may need to be proactive in ensuring you’re fully protected against water damage. Read on to...

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Don’t Let Pressure Cripple Your Water Heater: What You Should Know About Expansion Tanks

Posted by on Jun 9th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

When the water in your plumbing system is heated, that heat causes it to expand. In hot water systems that use storage tanks, the expansion can cause added pressure in the system. With nowhere to go, the pressure buildup may ultimately damage the hot water lines and tank. One of the best ways for you to protect your home’s water heater system is to add an expansion tank. This will serve as an overflow for the water as it is heated. Here are some tips to help you with adding an expansion tank to any water heater system. Adding an...

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Can You 3D Print Your New Home?

Posted by on May 20th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

The last few years have marked a dramatic explosion in the types of items that can be created by a 3D printer — from prosthetic limbs (or even assistive devices for disabled pets) to food and everything in between. But the technological advance that perhaps offers the most benefit to society is the ability to 3D print entire homes. These homes can be constructed from wood, mud, clay, concrete, or even paper, and can be fully assembled at a low cost within only a few days. Read on to learn more about the advantages of 3D printing your...

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Keep Your Wall Convector Running By Performing These Simple Maintenance Tasks

Posted by on Apr 28th, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

What a wall convector is and how it works A wall convector is a residential or commercial heating device that functions similar to a radiator. It is either mounted adjacent to a wall, or in the case of older properties, is often mounted in the wall itself to save space and preserve the aesthetics of a room. Some convectors can also function as cooling devices, though most units are strictly designed for heating. Convectors typically utilize hot water pumped from a central boiler unit as the heat source. An incoming supply line feeds hot water...

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Asphalt Bird Baths: What Are They And Should You Fix Them Yourself?

Posted by on Apr 8th, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Traditional bird baths make attractive and eye-catching accessories on your property. But when bird baths or asphalt depressions develop in your driveway and collect muddy water, the visual effects can be less than stellar. Asphalt depressions aren’t the same potholes, which are large holes that form deep within the ground below asphalt pavement. Asphalt depressions affect the surface layers of the asphalt but have the potential to become potholes without the proper repairs or maintenance. Because asphalt bird baths require a...

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Prevent Window Condensation With These Moisture-Reducing Tips

Posted by on Mar 20th, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Ever take a look at your windows on a particularly hot or cold day and found them covered in a light fog or water drops? Under the right conditions, condensation can form on your home’s windows, making cleaning a nuisance while promoting dangerous mold growth and decay. The following explains why window condensation happens, what you can do about it right away and how you can prevent it from occurring in the future. Problems That Could Cause Window Condensation Moisture is a constant presence in the air you breathe. The warmer the air,...

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Using Glass Art To Enhance Your Home

Posted by on Mar 9th, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

After you move into a home, you begin to notice the small details that really make a house feel like it’s a reflection of you. One way to do this is through your choices in artwork and decor, and custom made glass windows can serve as a breathtaking focal point that will let your house stand out from others and make a statement that is uniquely yours. Here are some ways you can use custom glass in your home.  Personalize Windows Use stained glass or painted glass to enhance a prominent window or a front door and let the world know...

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4 Things To Consider When Choosing A Flat Roof

Posted by on Feb 23rd, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If your commercial roof is nearing the end of its design life, you may be inclined to repair any damages to add a few years on. However, more often than not, a complete renovation is the best way to go, as repairs only fix small problems where a renovation can inject a new lease of life into your building. If you’ve decided to install a new flat roof on your property, there are a few things you have to consider:  Durability Flat roofs are subject to more onerous pressures, as they do not have a pitch to allow surface run-off. As...

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Comfortable, Classic, Cozy Cottage: Tips To Create A Cottage-Style Home For Entertaining

Posted by on Feb 10th, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

As a homeowner, you most likely furnish, decorate, and design your space to suit your unique style and family’s needs. From painting rooms in different colors to placing decorative accessories around your house as accents, the process of making a house into a home can be fun. Of course, if you are planning to entertain at home, extra planning can be helpful. Considering spring and summer are quickly approaching, it is a great time to get your home ready for entertaining family and friends. The design and d├ęcor of a cottage-style home is...

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How To Be Safe When You Have A Home Elevator

Posted by on Jan 30th, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Residential elevators have rapidly grown in popularity in the United States. When compared to the results of a study done fewer than 15 years ago, over three times as many homeowners today consider an elevator as worthwhile to have. That’s not surprising when you consider the relief that home elevators can provide for busy, tired, or disabled occupants. However, owning a home with an elevator requires an extra level of care as compared to a home without one. Serious or fatal accidents can occur if elevators are mistreated or left...

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