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When To Get Your Windshield Repaired Vs. Replaced

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There’s nothing more disheartening than driving down the road only to have another car’s tires spit a rock up into your perfect windshield, chipping it. Sometimes the chip is minimal and doesn’t cause further cracking, but it’s not always easy to tell which kind of chip is going to stay a tiny chip and which is going to transform into an ugly crack. Here are a few tips for determining if the chip needs to be repaired or if your windshield needs to be replaced.…

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Remodeling A Small Bathroom? 3 Hidden Features You Might Not Have Considered

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When you have a bathroom that’s on the smaller side, you may be feeling frustrated with just how cluttered the space can look due to a lack of storage. If you’re interested in remodeling the bathroom so that it feels larger, there are several things that you can look forward to in order to make sure that the space feels updated and like new again. When the bathroom is limited in space, consider some of the following features that can make a big difference in how the space looks.…

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Keeping Your Garage Door Working Smooth And Efficiently

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Garage doors that are not working properly can be very inconvenient. The doors can be heavy and hard to open if the door has not been maintained properly. Even a door with an automatic door opener needs proper maintenance to function properly. Here are some things you can do to keep the door working properly.  Lubricate the Tracks and Guide Wheels The tracks that support the door run vertically along the door frame then turn and carry the door overhead and out of the way.…

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Buying An Old House? Make Sure You Waterproof The Basement Before You Move In

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An older home can have character and may be built better than many homes today. There may still be things you need to do to the home, however. One of these things is basement waterproofing. To help you, below is information about what happens if a basement is not waterproofed, as well as different waterproofing methods available to you. Problems Not Waterproofing the Basement Will Cause If the home you purchased is built below ground level, you need to ensure the basement is waterproofed.…

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Your Asphalt Shingle Roof: Factors That Shorten The Longevity Of Your Roof And When To Choose Repair Over Replacement

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When your home is protected by an asphalt shingles roof, you may not think much about your roof until you have a leak in your home. An asphalt roof will last approximately 15-20 years. To help extend the life of your roof, regular inspections can help identify small problems so that you can get them repaired before they cause bigger issues with your home. If you live in a climate that has harsh winters, or your roof is in hot sun for long periods of time, the shingles on your roof may deteriorate faster.…

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3 Misconceptions About Hot Tubs

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A hot tub is a major investment that some people pass on because of misconceptions about the tubs. The misconceptions could cause you and others to miss out on the many benefits of owning one. If you are unsure whether or not a hot tub is right for you, here are some myths about the tubs and the truths behind them.   Hot Tubs Are High Maintenance The idea of buying another item for your home that requires maintenance turns some potential hot tub buyers off.…

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Answers To A Couple Of Common Questions About Water Heaters

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A functional water heater can be an essential appliance for anyone to have in their home. Unfortunately, these are appliances that many homeowners will overlook until serious problems arise. To help you be better informed about this appliance, you might want to learn the answers to a few of the more frequently asked questions about water heaters. Why Will A Water Heater Eventually Need To Be Replaced? It is an unfortunate reality that most homeowners will need to have their water heaters replaced at some point or another.…

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Cold Climate? A Metal Roof Is The Ideal Choice

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Choosing a roof is never an easy decision, since there are so many options to consider. If you live in a cold climate where temperatures are generally low and you receive a lot of snow, then one roofing choice seems to stand out above the rest: metal. Here are four reasons why metal is the ideal choice for your home: You won’t get ice dams. When you have a roof with some texture, such as an asphalt shingle or concrete tile roof, snow will tend to “…

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2 Reasons To Closely Monitor An Elderly Loved One's AC Unit

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Aging individuals often want to remain in their own homes as they grow older. Maintaining a sense of independence can be psychologically beneficial for the elderly, but engaging in the routine maintenance required to keep a home functioning can be physically impossible. If you are responsible for the care of a loved one, monitoring systems like the air conditioner (AC) in the home of your elderly relative is vital. Here are two reasons why you should take the time to closely monitor the performance of the AC unit in your aging loved one’s home.…

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Heating In Your Home Trying To Escape? 4 Places To Look

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If you are having problems with the heating in your home, you may want to call a contractor, such as United Heating & Air Conditioning. Before you do this, however, the problem may be the heat is escaping out of your home. Below are the places you can check so you can be warm again. Foundation You can lose heat from the foundation of your home. A foundation can be damaged over the years from changes in the soil, moisture, etc.…

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