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Of Panes And Films: What Goes Into Making An Energy-Efficient Window?

Construction & Contractors Blog

Older homes will typically have single-pane windows since designers were more concerned with letting light in than completing your home's insulation envelope to create a separation between your home and the outside world. But window technology has evolved a lot over the last few years. In order to reduce your heating and cooling costs, you need to install windows that are designed to be energy efficient. Look for multiple panes and reflective window films.

13 April 2016

How To Repair Your Private Road's Pothole

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If your private asphalt road has developed a pothole, then it is important to fix it before the asphalt suffers additional damage from the weather. Left exposed to the elements, a small pothole in your asphalt road will lead to severe cracking and the formation of additional potholes. Follow this simple procedure to repair the pothole in your property's road: Chisel Out the Damaged Area of Asphalt Using a hammer and chisel, chip out the pothole's edges to create a square-shaped void.

3 March 2016

Two Maintenance Tips For Your Asphalt Driveway

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A beautifully laid asphalt driveway can go a long way toward helping with the overall curb appeal of your home.  The stark darkness of the asphalt often serves as the perfect contrast to the colors on the exterior of your house.  However, just like an asphalt driveway can help your house look more aesthetically appealing, it can also detract from the attractiveness of your property if it is not well maintained.

9 February 2016

Best Roofing Materials For A Gambrel-Style Shed Roof

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A shed can either be a plain storage unit plopped down in your yard or an interesting architectural addition to your home. Erecting a shed with a home-style roof can help blend the shed in with the existing structures and make the small building look like a more purposeful, stylish addition. Sheds with gambrel roofs offer an interesting visual addition to your yard. Gambrel roofs, which are also called barn roofs, have a nearly vertical side wing on each side of the building that lead up to shallow sloping roof segments that meet at a low point.

18 January 2016

4 Ideas For Fiber Optic Countertops

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Established countertop materials like granite, laminate, wood and composites certainly have their place in the kitchen, but homeowners looking for the latest in kitchen countertop trends may wish to consider fiber optics. Simply put, fiber optics consist of fine strands of spun glass, which are capable of transmitting light. When woven through concrete or certain other materials, these strands can illuminate kitchen countertops. The effect can range from subtle to dramatic depending on how the system is designed and the preferences of the homeowner.

30 December 2015

3 Reasons Why You'll Love Radiant Floor Heating

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If you are looking for the right heating option for your home, your first instinct might be to install a furnace. Although many people use furnaces to keep their homes warm during the winter, there is one option that you might not have considered yet -- radiant floor heating. These are a few reasons why this might be a good choice for your home.  1. It's Quiet One thing that you might love about radiant floor heating is the fact that it is quiet.

13 December 2015

That Was A Big One! 4 Things You Might Not Know About Potholes

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Have you ever looked at a pothole and wondered how it got there? Have you ever wondered why they always seem to pop up during the spring? There are actually some very simple answers to those questions. It has to do with weathering and how the weather affects the asphalt and the ground beneath it. Here's what happens to cause those potholes that you try so hard to avoid. The Rain Comes Down

6 November 2015

Garage Door Won't Close? Check Your Eyes

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Modern garage doors use electric eyes to detect when there is an obstruction in the path of your garage door. When this system is operational, it prevents your door from shutting on cars, people, or pets. On the other hand, when it is not working like it should, your garage door won't close. In most cases, you can troubleshoot malfunctioning eyes and get your garage door working again without the need to call in reinforcements.

20 October 2015

Upgrading Residential Single-Pane Windows To Achieve Noise Reduction

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A home serves as a place of refuge, but sometimes the noises from outside can become intrusive. Homeowners with single-pane windows can reduce their interior noise level by installing replacement dual-pane windows. Windows are often the entry point for excessive noise entering your home from the outside. Neighborhood noise can be sporadic and unpredictable. Single-pane windows facing a busy street may not be adequate to muffle the sound of vehicle traffic.

5 October 2015

Why Paint Of Any Kind Should Not Be Poured Down Your Sink Drains -- And A Cleanup Solution

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It is a fairly common practice by most homeowners to pour anything liquid down their drains. While most things may not be harmful or cause a clog, there are some products that can be a very serious problem. These common household products generate a large portion of drain cleaning issues -- issues that only a professional plumbing contractor/plumber can solve. Of these, paint products are probably some of the worst, and here is why.

17 September 2015