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Adding Value to Your House with Home Improvements

Whether you're flipping a house, planning to live there short term and sell in the near future, or renovating to improve the home according to your personal preference, there are certain renovations which are proven to add value to the house. Value can be determined by the functionality and desirability of the work you have conducted. Personalized features don't tend to add as much value as replacing anything which is worn with new features.

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Five Window Alterations You Should Check Out

You have a few window upgrade options at your disposal. Don’t worry: You don’t need to resort to a complete window replacement, if things aren’t working out. You can save money on a window removal job, and you can even pinch a few pennies where the utility bill is considered. To effectively upgrade your home, you’ll need to make sure your windows are serving their purpose. Check out the five best window upgrades available, and strategize your home environment.

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5 Advantages of Fiber Cement Siding

Today, homeowners face a plethora of choices when it comes to the design and finish of their homes. Choosing the material that is to be installed on its exterior is a decision that warrants a look at the pros and cons of the materials being considered. 

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Save Space with These Three Custom Deck Designs

Regardless of your backyard’s size, there’s always improvements to be made. You can save space while working on the deck, and you can morph your living area into something a little more hospitable. Incorporate the following space-saving ideas into your deck design, and create the backyard space the neighbors will come back to, time and time again.

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Protect Your Deck Screen From These Five Things

Your pool deck screen will take a beating over the years. You’d be surprised by the violence they can sustain. Whether it’s busy children, rambunctious animals or even the wind, your porch screen may be in danger. Eventually, they’ll have small rips. These rips can become tears, and these tears can destroy an entire installment. Protect your pool area’s screen, and watch out for these five damage causers.

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Spring Cleaning and Summer Weather

Spring cleaning is more than just straightening up a house, dusting, and vacuuming those are things you do throughout the year to keep a nice home. Spring cleaning infers a more thorough cleaning and sanitation, washing windows and pressure washing the exterior of your house. Although part of the reason is to assure the house looks its best, it's also a chance to fully inspect the home for any damage which may have occurred over the winter. A exceptionally harsh storm can potentially damage even new siding which was properly installed and the damage needs to be repaired promptly before it allows for more problems to arise.

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Grilling with Mosquitoes and Moths: Screened Patios

Grilling outdoors can be a great way to prepare food for guests or as a fun family event based around having dinner together. Unfortunately, weather can ruin a potential cookout or even worse, at certain times of the year in particular locations bugs attracted to the food can be much more than a simple nuisance.

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Eco-Friendly New Roof: Stone Coated Steel

Although traditional asphalt shingles are still the basic paradigm of roofing systems in America, other types of roofs are available and rapidly becoming more popular for both new houses or when an older house needs a replacement roof installed. There is good reason for the shift as technology allows for roofing systems such as stone coated steel which are more environmentally friendly and more durable which reduces the expense of the roof in the long term when compared to traditional roofs. Further, metal roofs don't have to look like what you expect to see on an old barn or utility building but can be quite beautiful and simulate the look of any other type of roof.

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Is Your House Guest-Worthy?

People who entertain often understand there is more to keeping their home guest-worthy than straightening up the house and cleaning to make sure the house looks and smells great. It's also important to make sure repairs have been made which guarantee a guest's comfort. Whether you have friends over for an evening dinner party, host a friend for a night while they a traveling and happen through your town, or whether family members need to stay for a longer period of time you'll want to have the house in top shape. You may be okay with nuances such as a door which won't remain open or closed, or squeaks constantly, but guests don't usually appreciate what is essentially damage in the home.

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Choosing a Contractor: Project Design

Although you may not realize it, even the smallest repair job around your house requires a brief or informal design process in order to determine the best approach. A more formal design becomes essential with larger renovation projects, full remodeling jobs or building additions to the house. The design process is usually formalized by the contractor, but it begins when you first realize the need for the work to be done and start considering what you hope to achieve when it is finished.

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