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Why Is Your Water Heater Making So Much Noise?

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One of the more unexpected problems with a water heater is that it sometimes makes noises. In most instances, the noise is not cause for concern. In others, it could mean that water heater repair is on the horizon. If your water heater is being noisy, here is what you need to know. What Is Causing the Noise? There are several possible causes for the noisy water heater, but the most likely is that there is a buildup of sediment in its tank.

22 August 2017

Basic Questions About Using Rain Chains Rather Than Downspouts

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Homeowners will often assume that traditional gutter systems are the only option that they will have for managing the runoff that comes from their roofs. While these systems will be effective, they can be aesthetically unappealing. In particular, the downspout can be a particularly unattractive part of the gutter system, but it is possible to opt for a rain chain instead. Why Would You Want A Rain Chain Rather Than A Traditional Downspout?

20 August 2017

A Few Permits You May Need For Your Remodeling Project

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If you are thinking about remodeling your home, be sure to talk with the local department for building permits. While you can paint the inside and outside of your house as you please, there are many other projects that will require you to submit the plans and have them approved to be awarded a building permit. Some of the projects may also require an inspection once the work is done. Here are just a few projects you should start planning early to be sure to have the needed permits before you begin the work.

18 August 2017

3 Ways To Give Your Windows Better Energy Efficiency On A Budget

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Do you have older windows that cause drafts and air leaks in your home? These problems can cause your heating and cooling costs to go through the roof. Replacing windows and other improvements can be costly. There are some affordable options to make your windows more energy efficient without costing you a fortune. Here are a few budget-friendly ways that you can get more energy savings from the old windows in your home:

16 August 2017

5 Types Of Buildings Metal Roofs Are Great For

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Metal is a versatile roofing material that has several benefits and is useful in a variety of roofing situations. Here are five different types of buildings that metal roofs are well-suited for. If you have any of these buildings, consider getting a metal roof installed on the building the next time it needs a new roof. Homes (Especially Those in the Northern U.S.) Metal roofs are simply a good all-around type of roof that balances different features well.

16 August 2017

Three Advancements In Window Technology That Have Happened Since Your Last Replacement

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Replacing your home's windows is just not something you do every day. Chances are, it has been decades since you last replaced your windows. When you start looking around at new replacement window options, you're going to be surprised how far technology has come! Gone are the days when double-pane windows were the latest and greatest for energy-efficiency, and vinyl windows no longer rule the world as the only low-maintenance option.

14 August 2017

Here There Be Dragons--4 Ways To Bring Your Favorite Fantasy Works Into Your Yard

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If you're a fan of fantasy, creating a fantastical wonderland in your own yard is a dream come true. But, how can you go about making your property into a themed paradise? Here are 4 ideas for any fan.  Let Fly the Dragons. Nothing says fantasy and imagination quite like a dragon, and you can incorporate these mythical creatures into your d├ęcor any number of ways. Dragon statues come in all sizes, colors, and materials so you can find some that appeal to you.

12 August 2017

Four Reasons Not To Get Rid Of Your Mattress When Dealing With Bed Bugs

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It's a common misconception that the first thing you need to do when you discover bed bugs in your home is to destroy your mattress. However, this is not the case. In fact, you can save your mattress while still getting rid of bed bugs completely from your home. Here are four reasons you shouldn't give up your mattress: Bed Bugs Aren't Just in the Mattress: While bed bugs do tend to live underneath mattresses, they can also live in the carpet, couch, dresser drawers, and more.

9 August 2017

Clean Your Rain Gutters

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  There are a lot of reasons for keeping your rain gutters clean. Dirty gutters prevent the flow of rain water so it will stay in the gutter and increase the likeliness of mosquitoes. It will also cause the dirty water to run down your house and dirty the paint or siding. In the summer, the leaves and sticks can get very dry and this can be a fire hazard. There are many ways you can clean your gutters, so you can choose the safest and most convenient for you.

8 August 2017

How To Select A Fireplace Mantel That Will Beautify Your Home

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A fireplace is beautiful in and of itself. However, if you want your fireplace to be as beautiful as possible, much of the beauty lies in the fireplace mantle. This is the portion of the fireplace that surrounds the box that stores the fireplace and logs. To make your fireplace look truly unique, you will need to decide what type of stone mantle you will use: The Stone Material Find out what type of stone material is used for the fireplace.

4 August 2017