New Homeowner? Chimney Upgrade And Maintenance Info You Need To Know

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After a process that likely involved looking at and comparing dozens of homes, you have made your choice, closed the deal, and become a homeowner. As you embark on this new responsibility, it is normal to have many new questions arise about your home, including some about the chimney. If you are unfamiliar with the care and maintenance needs of a chimney, here are three important points for you to consider as part of your role as a homeowner.

27 June 2019

Doing A Home Addition? 3 Rooms To Consider Adding On

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If you have a smaller house and you need some more room, but you don't want to move, then you may want to consider having a new home addition done. A home addition is a great way to keep your location but get the extra space that you want in the process. So, what are some rooms that are worth adding to your house? This article will take a closer look at three specific rooms that you might want to consider.

22 May 2019

3 Tips for Caring for Your New Walnut Countertops

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Walnut is a striking choice for your new countertops, coming in a range of grains and shades from glossy black walnut to wide plank walnut in light tan. Walnut is a durable, strong, and long-lasting material that brings warmth and elegance to your kitchen. While relatively easy to care for and maintain, walnut countertops do require some basic preventative maintenance in order to keep them beautiful and like-new for many years.

3 April 2019

3 Siding Trends For Enhanced Curb Appeal

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Curb appeal is important for many reasons. While it is what encompasses your home's appearance, curb appeal is also a person's first impression of the home. Therefore, great curb appeal can make your home more attractive and more valuable. One key part of your home's curb appeal is the exterior siding. Although some materials are more durable than others, no siding is meant to last forever. If you are ready to update your home's siding, here are a few trends to consider for enhanced curb appeal:

2 January 2019

Time For A New Sump Pump? How To Keep It Running Smoothly Once It's Installed

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If you have a basement in your home, you should also have a waterproofing strategy that goes with it. Water can pose a real threat to your basement, and it doesn't even have to come from a natural setting such as rainstorms. Some water threats can come from broken water pipes or even a broken washing machine. Because there are so many flooding risks that your basement faces, it's crucial that you have a waterproofing strategy in place.

4 September 2018

Can You Hear And Feel The Wind From Outside? Blow New Insulation Around And Protect Your Home

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When you are inside your home you aren't supposed to feel and hear the wind go by, and the exterior walls around the home shouldn't sound hollow on the inside. If these are problems that you have in your home, along with climbing heating and cooling bills throughout the year, it may be time for new insulation installation around your home. If you are ready to improve the house by replacing the insulation, you want to consider using spray foam.

20 July 2018

2 Instances When Boiler Retubing Is A Good Idea

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Your boiler may not get a lot of attention, after all, it's one component of your home you likely see very little of. However, it is nonetheless important. A failure to properly maintain the boiler will lead to consequences, especially when it comes to updating the tubing. Fortunately, the need for retubing does come with certain sigs; you just need to know what they are. Here are some of the instances when retubing is necessary.

4 June 2018

3 Important Benefits Of Crawl Space Encapsulation

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An important aspect of your home is the crawl space. It's a small area in your home that provides easy access to plumbing and electrical components. You can give this area an upgrade with crawl space encapsulation. It provides homeowners with the following benefits. 1. Creates a Water Vapor Barrier Although a crawl space is an important structural component to your home, it's prone to building up air vapor. Over time, this vapor can lead to mold and mildew.

16 April 2018

Why You Should Hire A Crane Operator From Your Crane Rental Company

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If you are going to be renting a crane from a crane rental company, then you could be wondering who you can hire to handle the operation of the crane. Unless you have someone in-house who is fully experienced in operating cranes and who is licensed to do so -- and even if you do -- it is probably a good idea to consider working through the crane rental company to hire someone for crane operation.

12 March 2018

Well Pump Selection 101: Tips For Beginners

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As a new homeowner who has always been on the city water system, buying a house that needs well water can be a whole new experience. If you're getting ready to have a well dug on the property of your new home, you'll have to select the right pump to ensure proper water flow to your house. The pump you need will depend on how deep your well is, so it's important that you get the right one.

25 January 2018