Archive for August, 2014

How to Get Your Fireplace Ready For Fall

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Football is starting up; pumpkins are starting to become ubiquitous; and hoodies are starting to come out, which can all mean one thing — Fall is here.

As the days get shorter and the air gets colder, you might be tempted to cozy up to the fireplace to watch the flames crackle and the embers smolder with a nice cup of hot cider, but first you need to do a couple things to make sure it’s safe.

Wood Burning Fireplaces.

First (and perhaps most obvious), you need to clean the fireplace out. However, don’t clean it all the way. The fire protection handbook advises that you leave at least an inch of ash on the bottom, as a kind of passive fire protection. Once that’s done, have fire protection services come and inspect your chimney to make sure everything is in shap

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How Can You Finance a Solar Energy System?

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Considering solar installation for your house? Solar energy actually saves you money over time, but the initial cost may be higher than many homeowners are willing to pay. So how do you get solar panels without the money up front?

One option is is third-party solar financing. Third party-financing is an established financial practice in the US that recently emerged as a primary method of finance companies and individuals switching to solar services. This option encourages Americans to install and maintain solar electric systems on their homes for only a portion of the average start-up cost.

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Three Great Reasons to Build a Deck in Your Yard

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Did you know that there are more than 29,000 patio and deck construction businesses in the United States? In addition, the entire U.S. patio and deck industry generates $31 billion in annual revenue. This is because there are several benefits of building a new deck, as this is a great addition to any home.

1. Many decking materials to choose from. If you have ever wondered what type of deck to build, it may be reassuring to know that there are several decking options available. Composite decks, for instance, are low maintenance, meaning they only have to be cleaned every once in awhile. Fortunately, when you determine what type of deck to build ahead of time, building a deck becomes much easier.

2. Cost-

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Why Renting a Condo is Better Than Buying

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If you’re in the market for a new housing situation, the number of options you have probably has your head spinning. There a number of different types of housing out there, like single family homes, apartments, duplexes, you can have roommates or choose to live on your own, and you can rent or buy. Here are some things you should know about renting as opposed to buying and why a condo might be the right choice for you.

The biggest benefit of renting is that there is less commitment required than buying. You are only committed to living in the apartment until the lease is up, and then you can move out. Living in condominiums also offer a lessened amount of responsibility because they typically ma

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Find the Right Wood Veneers to Renovate Your Office Space

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Have you become tired of the interior of your study? Perhaps your sturdy desk has become too worn over time, and needs a new tougher surface with a sleek look? In situations such as these sheet veneers can provide the ideal combination of functionality and proper aesthetics.

That being said, in order to obtain the quality of sheet veneers with which you can be truly happy, you will want to seriously consider furniture grade wood veneers. These products will likely give you the most authentic look.

There are many additional choices to make and considerations to keep in mind. The method you select for applying these sheets will depend a lot on the existing surfaces of your walls and kind of lumber or other material used in your furniture. There are peel and stick veneers, Learn more ...


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