Three Steps To Getting The Perfect Hardwood Floors For Cheap

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If you have spent most of your house savings purchasing a home, you may be on a major budget when it comes to sprucing up the interior of your home. If you have your mind set on hardwood floors, there are some ways that you can get the right kind of hardwoods for a cheap price. Here are a few steps to getting hardwoods for your home that look beautiful, but do not cost a fortune.

29 June 2017

Opening A Restaurant In The Southwest? What Are Your Best Air Conditioning Options?

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If you're finally realizing your dream of becoming a restaurant owner in the Southwestern U.S., you may be excited to pick out unique decor and design your menu. However, one important component that could make or break your business is its air conditioning system. With outside temperatures routinely in the triple digits during the summer months, not to mention scorching ovens and griddles in the kitchen giving off heat throughout the day, keeping your customers and employees comfortable without sacrificing profits to the utility company can be a formidable task.

22 June 2016

These Essential Projects Will Protect Your Rental Home Business

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Deciding to rent your home out instead of selling it can be advantageous in a variety of ways – you're able to claim tax deductions at the end of the season, you'll enjoy some extra cash flow, and you can keep hold of your investment as it appreciates so it's worth more if you do decide to put it on the market at some point in the future. However, there are a few risks to consider that tend to come with renting out a home.

8 February 2016

3 Ways to Ensure Your Customer's Package Arrives Safely

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If getting products shipped to your customers is a vital part of your business, you want to be sure those products get there as fast as possible while minimizing damage and loss. Whether shipping only comes from a small percentage of sales or it's how you primarily handle the delivery of your goods, you'll be glad to know there are a few simple tricks that can protect those goods and ensure their safe delivery, keeping your customers happy and coming back for more.

19 January 2016

Why Your Windows Fog Up In Winter And What You Can Do About It

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If you miss the view from your living room window because your windows have a permanent layer of condensation during the cold weather months, you'll be looking for a solution. Fortunately, you don't have to live in a perpetual steam house; there are some things you can do to reduce the formation of condensation on your windows. Why do windows get foggy in winter? Usually, windows fog up because your house is too well built.

23 December 2015

Leaking Back Porch: How Can A Rubber Roof Protect It?

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If your back porch leaks water whenever it rains, install a rubber roof over it. Although your back porch is an extension of your home, it can develop holes in the roof and leak water into the room if you have the wrong roofing material installed on it or if the weather conditions in your area are too hot, humid or wet. The porch can also develop problems, such as rot and mold, in the foundation, wooden posts and other areas that add to the problem.

29 October 2015

4 Reasons Why The Shingles Are Buckling On Your New Roof

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Have you recently had a new shingle roof installed on your home? Have you noticed that some of the shingles are already distorted or buckling? If so, read on for 4 reasons why this might be happening. There Were No Spaces Left Between The Plywood Sheathing It can be expected that at least a little moisture will make its way underneath your home's shingles. In fact, according to The Engineered Wood Association, there should be an eighth of an inch space between each plywood sheathing edge to accommodate moisture, and any experienced roofing contractor will make sure that those spaces are there.

2 September 2015

How To Keep Orange Peel From Ruining Your Car's Appeal

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A picture-perfect finish is the goal of any automotive painter. So it's no wonder why do-it-yourselfers are often disappointed when an otherwise perfect paint finish ends up marred by orange peel. If you want to achieve that beautiful auto paint finish for your vehicle, then you'll want to know how to avoid orange peel and how you can fix it if it happens. What Causes Orange Peel? Orange peel is what happens when your paint texture literally takes on the appearance of an orange skin.

8 April 2015

Understanding Portable Air Conditioners And How To Keep Them Working Well All Summer Long

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When the summer months begin approaching, many people think of school vacation, laying by the pool, and Fourth of July picnics. And, in most parts of the country, people also think about keeping cool when the heat becomes sweltering. For those people who need additional home cooling, portable air conditioner units are an option to consider. However, for a portable air conditioner to work at its best, it should be used in the correct location, sealed, and properly maintained.

10 February 2015

Coughing & Sneezy All The Time? You May Be Allergic To Mold

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If you seem to always have allergy symptoms no matter what season it is, you may have an allergy to mold in your home. Mold can cause stuffy noses, coughing, wheezing and irritation of the eyes and throat, especially in people who are sensitive to mold. Here's what you need to know. See an Allergist for Testing Your first step is to get screened by an allergist. It's important to determine if your allergy symptoms are related to mold before it severely compromises your health.

30 January 2015