2014

  • Building A Cabin? Building Packages And Important Upgrades

    Building a cabin or cottage with prepackaged designs makes picking the perfect layout easy, and there are a few different appliances you can choose that will help you save money over time. If you want to have another property but you are worried about the cost of maintaining a second home, make sure that you talk with a builder like Tech Home Ltd about getting a ductless air conditioning unit, a tankless water heater and an energy efficient furnace with a programmable thermostat.
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  • Four Fast-Growing Trees To Plant Along Your Property Line

    Planting trees along your property line is a great way to separate your property from that of your neighbors. However, it's important to choose the right tree variety. The best trees to plant along property lines grow quickly and have compact, dense branches. Here's a look at a few excellent varieties to consider. Leyland Cypress A hardy coniferous tree variety, the leyland cypress can reach a height of up to 49 feet in just 16 years.
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  • Tips For Making The Outside Of Your Home Handicap-Accessible

    Making a home handicap-accessible requires more than a few changes indoors. The outside of the home is just as important for both safety and quality of life. Don't overlook the following when you are upgrading your home. Check Your Driveway If your vehicle is equipped for an assistance device, such as a power chair or wheel chair, your current driveway configuration may not work well. Modified vehicles, such as vans with attached lifts, may require a wider driveway or a neighboring "
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  • How To Paint A Door

    Doors take a lot of use and abuse, as they are moving parts of a building. Over time, they can become damaged and chipped, and their finish may wear away. If you want to improve how your doors look, you can paint a door to give it a brand new look. You do not have to remove the door from its hinges to paint it, though you can if you want to.
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  • 5 Important Fixes For Older Homes

    Your home is probably the most substantial purchase you'll make in your lifetime. Buying an older home can save you money in the short term, but if it falls victim to structural issues, it could gradually bleed you financially dry. If your home is decades old, you can still enjoy it for years to come by keeping up with these key areas: 1. Leaks, Rot and Mold These three things often appear together, as leaks can cause wood rot as well as the growth of mold in your home.
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  • How To Ensure That Your Ductwork Is In Tip-Top Shape

    it's important for your ductwork to be in good shape; otherwise, it can be difficult for your heating and air conditioning to properly heat and cool your home, causing your system to use a lot more electricity and the quality of your indoor air to suffer. Luckily, following these two steps can help you ensure that your ductwork is in tip-top shape. Make Sure It's Not Bent or Broken Over time, your ductwork can become bent, broken, and otherwise damaged if you aren't careful.
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  • Getting The Most Out Of Your Heating System Without Spending Too Much

    Have you ever wondered how much you spend each year on heating your home or business? According to the Survey of Household Spending, in 2006, "Canadian households spent an average of $1,895 on electricity, natural gas, and other fuel for heating and cooking" which was slightly more than the cost of maintaining the home itself. In order to decrease this amount of spending, citizens need reliable methods to help lower the cost of electricity while combating the bitterly cold winters.
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  • Your Septic System: Signs Your Kitchen Sink Is Telling You Something

    When you think about your septic system, you probably think about bathroom-related matters. However, the waste water from every room of your home goes into your septic system, so it's important to pay attention to other areas of the house as well. For example, there may be some tell-tale signs that your septic system is in need of pumping or repair, and your kitchen sink could be showing these signs quite visibly.
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  • 3 Important Questions To Ask A Pontential Roofing Contractor

    Having a new roof put on your house is a serious undertaking. For that reason, it is important to ensure that the contractor you are hiring to complete the job is the best possible candidate. Yet many people struggle with what to ask during the interview process. If your roof is in need of work, read on. This article will present three important questions to ask a potential roofing contractor. 
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  • Struggling With A Leaky Toilet? How To Address The Most Common Causes

    A leaking toilet can be far more than just a nuisance. In fact, if your toilet is leaking around the base, it could be a potential health hazard, because leaking from the base of the toilet is frequently contaminated water. Here's a look at the two most common causes for toilet leaks and how to fix them. Loose Tee Bolts The tee bolts on each side of the toilet base can come loose over time.
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