Archive for September, 2018

A Look At How To Choose Your Flooring

Flooring is an important aspect of any home – and it is potentially the most useful as well. But flooring, because it is so frequently used and treaded upon, is more likely to wear out and show signs of use and even of damage before other parts of your house do. Though taking care of your flooring can certainly be helpful when it comes to prolonging the life span of your floors, eventually they will need to be replaced, often in an extensive or even small scale home renovation project. Some people will choose to replace all of their flooring at once, while others will instead go by room by room, doing only one at a time until the house has been completed and the renovations are officially finished.

But first, of course, you must decide what types of flooring it is that you are interested in. This can be a difficult decision, to say the least, as flooring has many different varieties and even within those varieties themselves are many different options. From tile to carpet to lamin

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Why Mulch Is Imperative For Healthy Landscaping

If you’re trying to build beautiful, healthy gardens, mulch installation is imperative. Whether you’re cultivating commercial landscaping or residential gardens, mulch delivery and installation is available, making your life easier and your landscaping lusher. There are various kinds of mulch products as well, so you want to make sure you’re getting the right kind of fertile mulch that’s best for your project. An easy way to do mulch installation is to use a blower truck. You won’t need manpower to haul mulch from vehicle to yard via wheelbarrows or other machinery, nor will you tire yourself out or have to hire extra workers to help move the mulch. It’s much more time efficient and less exhausting. We’ll discuss the different types of mulch products available, why mulch is beneficial for your landscaping, and why you should look at blower truck services.

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How to Protect Your Insulation from Rodents

You paid a lot for insulation contractors to put the right protection in your home. With good insulation, your ductless heat pump works even more efficiently, and your heating and cooling bills is a lot lower. Your family is safer and more comfortable, too. But there are some threats to your insulation that you need to watch out for, and one of them is rodents.

Why Rodents Are a Problem

Mice, rats, and squirrels love to be warm and dry just as much as we do. Unlike some other animals, their amazing ability hide and move through tiny spaces means they’re able to in and around our homes and enjoy the benefits of all that work your insulation contractors did without much fear. In the fall, these pests start trying to move in to find a safe place for the winter.

If the prospect of mice droppings in your cupboards over the holidays isn’t dismaying enough, there are far worse consequences to worry about from having rodents in the home. They carry disease with them, both in their own

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Leaking Roof? How to Avoid a Homeowner’s Nightmare

You are cozied up in your living room under your favorite blanket watching a movie or reading a book. Meanwhile, a fierce thunderstorm is pounding on your roof. How are your shingles holding up? Are they in good, sturdy shape or are you unknowingly in need of roof leak repair? Don’t wait until you are amid the worst thunderstorm of the year to decide it is time to take a look at redoing your home’s roof.
Ideally, your roof should be inspected at least once a year for leaks, weak spots and damages. One in four of every homeowners confess that they never inspect until it has a noticeable problem; adequate attention and preventative maintenance of your roof will help you in the face of emergency situations. Depending on the climate you live in, it may be wise to inspect twice a year or even once a season, such as if you live where it frequently hails, or if your home has many flat spots in the roof where storm water runoff can accumulate.
Even if the cost is daunting you, there are many

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3 Roof Replacement Options to Consider

Of all the many parts of a house, the roof is one of the most important. Not only does a roof keep out the elements, it represents nearly half (40 percent) of a home’s visual exterior and with such a high percentage, it plays a key role in a house’s overall aesthetics.

With a roof playing such an important role for a house, it’s important to keep it looking at and performing at its best. When it comes to roof replacement, there are many things to consider, whether you opt for DIY roof repair or allow roofers to do the job.

Low-cost options

One option for roof repair is simply putting new shingles over the old ones or reroofing. This option does eliminate some of costs associated with roof replacement and is a good idea if there are no major issues with your roof. Homes are allowed two layers of asphalt shingles and 80 percent of homes are covered with asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles are long lasting, with a lifespan of anywhere from 20 to 50 years depending on the

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