Archive for January, 2018

Tips for Taking Care of Your Spa

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Hot tubs and spas are just about the ultimate in relaxation and stress-relief. A great hot tub can last you 20 years or more, and research done in 2014 found that nearly 21 million of our American households already have a spa, a pool, or a hot tub. People get hot tubs for a lot of reasons: over 33% get them to help improve sleep; more than 22% use them to recover from an injury; and a whopping 42% get them primarily to bond with their family. If you’ve got one, though, you might be wondering the best ways to take care of hot tubs and spas to ensure they have a long and profitable life. Read on for some tips to keep y

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Plumbing, Heating, and Other Types of Home Maintenance and Repair Needs

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Whether it’s winter, spring, summer, or fall, homeowners usually need to engage in some type of maintenance and repairs. Their list of things to do may range from fixing a few leaky faucets to having their heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit replaced. When repairs and maintenance are taken care of on a regular basis, it can make a difference in a household’s smooth functioning and comfort level.

When simple water leaks are taken care of, for example, this can save homeowners money on their water bills. In general, this will be around ten percent, which can definitely add up over the course of a year. About ten percent of homes throughout the area have leaks that cause them to waste quite a bit of water. This can usually add up to about 90 gallons a day. Needless to say, t

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Protect Your Home With the Right Roofing Material for Your Area


Were you aware that your roof should be inspected at least once or twice every year under normal circumstances? When you live in an area that experiences heavy storms, or where hail and snow are commonplace, it would be a good idea to have your roof inspected more often. There are other issues, such as forrest and other types of fires, that can influence the frequency with which your roof will need to be inspected.

There are a variety of factors that will determine which type of roof homeowners may decide to purchase. A recent consumer survey showed that these were the top-two factors:

  • Durability: 88%
  • Longevity: 83%

The type of roofing material that is chosen does make a difference in its durability and longevity. Furthermore, when the proverbial “right” type of material is chosen

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Flooring How To Choose The Best Floors For Your Home

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When building or renovating a home, flooring is crucial. After all, without flooring, the house isn’t really a house as we know it. Flooring provides structure, safety, and aesthetics. For these reasons, it’s important to consider all of your options when deciding on what type of flooring to purchase and install, just as important as it is to consider who will install the flooring in your home or apartment.

First, it’s important to know what room you plan to install new flooring in. A flooring store can help you decide which brand and pattern and even specific specialty material to use, but if you installing flooring in a kitchen, for example, you probably don’t want to purchase carpet. Carpet in a kitchen would lead to stains and could even potentially become a fire hazard. Learn more ...

4 Tips for Finding the Right Contractor to Remodel Your Home

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If you own your home and are considering a renovation or remodeling project, you are not alone. In terms of kitchen renovation projects, about 76% of people who make any changes to their home, do something about this part of their house. This is a good way to increase the value of your home. People who make changes to their kitchens can see a return on investment (ROI) for the project of about 82.7%.

  1. Get referrals. The best way to get good products and services is to get recommendations from the people you know and trust. If you know people who own their own homes, you know someone who has used a contractor for some renovations on their home. Talk to your friends, family members, coworkers and neighbors. You can also check Facebook. Most cities and towns have groups and

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