What Style Of Roof Should You Have For Your Tiny House?

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You may have decided you want to free yourself from the heavy burden of a large mortgage, or perhaps the dream of building your own home is one you have had for years but the funds just weren't there. Well, when you build a tiny house, you not only get the dream come true of owning your home, you also get to design and build that home. One of the decisions you will need to make when building your home is what style of roof you should have.

14 June 2017

Rope Swings Look Nice, But They Aren't Maintenance-Free

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Adding a rope swing to a tree branch in a lush backyard makes the yard look cute, and the swing can provide lots of fun for your children. But if not installed correctly, the rope can harm the tree, and possibly anyone using the swing. Before you add a rope swing or any attachment to a tree, get the tree inspected by an arborist or tree service to ensure the branch is safe enough.

7 June 2017

Maintenance Tips For Your Hot Water System

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Access to hot water is something that many homeowners take for granted. Proper maintenance of your home's hot water system is critical when it comes to ensuring that you will be able to access hot water to shower, do laundry, or clean your dishes each day. Here are three simple tips that you can use to keep your hot water system in good working condition well into the future. 1. Drain your hot water tank.

1 June 2017

4 Reasons To Replace Your Garage Door

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Most people do not think about their garage door too often, but it is a very important part of your house. Depending on the age of your house and the condition of your garage, you may want to consider replacing your home's garage door. There are a number of reasons to replace your garage door, a few of which are listed below. Increasing Home Value When it comes to home improvements, replacing a garage door is a great investment.

22 May 2017

How To Effectively Waterproof Your Basement

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If you're having issues with a wet or damp basement, you need to tackle it as soon as possible. If not, you're looking at the possibility of water damage and mold growth that can spread to the rest of your home. Fortunately, waterproofing your basement isn't a difficult task as long as you know what to do. Whether you're approaching the task from inside or outside the home, here's what you need to know about doing it right.

15 May 2017

3 Tips To Heat Your Home More Efficiently With Your Fireplace

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Choosing to heat all or part of your home with your home's fireplace can help to lower your home heating costs. Unfortunately, not all home fireplace set-ups are as efficient as they could be and can end up costing you more. Here are three tips you can implement in your home to help heat your home more efficiently with your fireplace. Install and Use a Ceiling Fan When you are using heat from your fireplace to warm your room or an entire home, it is important to utilize the heat from the fire as efficiently as possible.

12 May 2017

3 Reasons To Consider Asphalt Shingles For Your Roof

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Asphalt shingles are among the most common and popular roofing options out there, mostly due to the fact that they can provide a whole host of benefits while also being relatively inexpensive when compared to other roofing materials. Listed below are three reasons to consider asphalt shingles for your roof. Damage Resistant One of the biggest reasons to consider asphalt shingles is the fact that any roof made out of asphalt shingles will tend to be extremely resistant to damage.

5 May 2017