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5 Ways to Tell If You Need Replacement Windows

There comes a time when all the window repairs and cleaning just won't work anymore. The only option is to replace your windows. The question is when? What are the symptoms of a worn out window and how do you know when it's time to replace it? Below are some tell-tale signs. Are your window experiencing any of these symptoms?

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What to Do After a Storm Damages Your Home

One of the worst things that can happen to a homeowner is to lose a house due to a violent storm. Insurance can cover a monetary loss, but doesn't replace family pictures or items with sentimental value larger than any amount of money can replace. Fortunately, such storms are rare and there are services available to help with the trauma involved. Much more common, however, is routine annual storm damage to the outside of a home. Dent's and ding to siding, missing roof shingles, or even a broken window can be upsetting, but they were designed in such a way to accept repairs and the process is well practiced by professional contractors who can make the process as easy as possible for the homeowner.

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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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