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Building In A Cold Climate? 3 Construction Tips

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The process of designing and building a new home in a cold climate is different than the process in a warmer climate. Winter weather, especially in areas that get a lot of snow and ice, can wreak havoc on a home’s structure. When building a home in an area that gets its fair share of the cold, it’s important to keep a few things in mind during the construction phase. Here are three construction tips for building in a colder climate. Read More»

3 Things To Do Before Having A Custom Home Built For You

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Have you been struggling to find the perfect home? You may want to live in a certain area because of your job, easy access to different attractions and good schools for your children to attend, but have been having a hard time finding the right home to move into. Instead of choosing to buy a property that does not have everything you are looking for, why not consider having a new home constructed specifically for you based on the needs of yourself and your family? Read More»

3 Benefits Of Electric Fireplace Heaters

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Electric fireplace heaters, which sometimes come a standalone units and sometimes are a part of other furniture, such as television stands, can be a great addition to any home. These are some of the top benefits of an electric fireplace heater. 1. Provide Supplemental Heat One of the main benefits of buying an electric fireplace heater for your home is the fact that you can use it for supplemental heating. Different units of different sizes can provide different amounts of heat, but if you buy a unit that is properly sized for the room that you will be using it in, you might be surprised by the heat that it can provide. Read More»

2 Tech-Friendly Features To Include When Building Your Custom Home

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The nice part about building a custom home is that it allows you to pretty much design every aspect of the home around your particular preferences and needs. For example, custom home builders will be more than capable of accommodating everything from custom layouts to incorporate work or studio space in your home to adding in niche features that may benefit your particular hobbies and activities. Listed below are two tech-friendly features to include when building a custom home. Read More»

Got A Clog That You Can't Get Out Of Your Kitchen Sink? 2 Things You Can Try

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A clog in a sink can be due to many things, such as food and grease getting trapped. In some cases, they are easy to clear up using products you can purchase at a store. If you have tried these products and your sink is still clogged up, there are other things you can try, two of which are listed below. Use Vinegar and Baking Soda Vinegar is an acetic acid, and when this acid is mixed with baking soda, there is a chemical reaction that produces water and carbon dioxide. Read More»

Those Pavers Won't Choose Themselves: What to Consider When Deciding on a Paver Pattern

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Brick pavers are an economical and stylish option for your home’s patio, but they look deceptively easy to design. Because the pavers are available in so many different styles and sizes, you have to put a lot of thought into choosing them. Take a look at the following considerations to help you decide on pavers. Utilitarian vs. Decorative Sometimes you want pavers just so you can pave a surface, but other times you want to actually decorate the surface and have it be noticeable. Read More»

Temporarily Fix A Crack In A Water Supply Line That Is Attached To A Toilet

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If the water supply line that is attached to the toilet in your home’s bathroom has a small crack in it and water drips onto the floor each time that you flush the toilet, temporarily fix it with the following steps. The repair will make it possible for you to flush the toilet in a normal manner until you are able to have the line replaced by a licensed plumber.  Read More»

3 Commonly-Flushed Items You Should NOT Flush

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The plumbing and septic system is an imperative part of your home’s function and your family’s needs. Considering the toilet is capable of easily removing waste, you may flush items in the hopes of disposing items without much thought or care. Unfortunately, you may be unknowingly placing an excessive amount of stress on the toilets in your home by flushing items that can damage your plumbing and septic system. With this guide, you will understand the dangers of flushing these commonly-flushed items. Read More»

Answering A Few Questions About Siding For Your Home

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Maintaining the exterior of your home can be a trying and labor intensive task to have to do. However, it is essential for making sure that your home is kept in the best condition possible, which is both aesthetically and financially important as it can help the house to better retain its value. To this end, siding may be a wise investment for you to make in your home, but you may be unsure about the care needs for siding. Read More»

Cooling Tents On Your Construction Site: Why You Should Have One And How To Get It

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As a construction contractor, it is safe to say that the majority of your work occurs during late spring and summer hours. Some days it gets downright sweltering and uncomfortable, and you have work crews putting their full strength into their work and sweating the life out. At the same time, you would be losing money by not working, so the only viable solution is a cooling tent on your construction site. Read More»