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Improving Traditional Insulation With Continuous Insulation

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Insulation prevents unwanted heat transfer through the walls of your home, helping to keep your home warm during the winter and cool during the summer. Effective insulation is critical not only for the comfort of your family, but it also plays a major role in energy efficiency and keeping heating and cooling costs in check. While the traditional pink fiberglass blanket remains one of the most widely-used forms of insulation, homeowners may be able to lower energy bills and maximize comfort with more advanced insulating materials and...

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Secure Fences Make Safe Summers: Tips For Designing Child-Proof Swimming Pool Fencing

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If there are kids in your life aged 1-4, and you have a swimming pool, pond, or hot tub, you should know that drowning is a leading cause of death in this age group. In fact, drowning is second only to birth defects as the most common cause of death in very young children. You should also know that the correct fencing significantly reduces the risk of anyone being harmed by gaining access to your swimming pool, hot tub, or pond. When you plan your water-feature fencing, go the extra mile for safety’s sake in the following ways: Make...

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Two Air Conditioner Mistakes To Avoid

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You change your air conditioner filter regularly and even have a professional (like those at Patriot Fuel Oil LLC) come out and perform preventive maintenance on your unit at least once every year. Although it would appear you are doing everything correctly, the reality is that you could still be doing a number of things incorrectly. These incorrect actions could lead to higher energy bills and increased wear and tear. In order to ensure you are operating your air conditioner unit correctly, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself...

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How To Prevent Soap Scum Buildup On Your Custom Glass Shower Doors

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Your custom glass doors are a true investment. They look beautiful and make your bathroom sparkle. Unfortunately, soap scum has a way of building up on many shower doors, especially in homes with hard water. Since almost 90 percent of homes in the US have hard water, it should come as no surprise that this is a common problem for many homeowners. These tips will help you keep your shower doors free of soap scum with minimal effort. Vinegar and Water To Keep Doors Shining You know what they say about prevention being better than...

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4 Ways To Avoid Any Accidents When Painting Your Living Room

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Giving your living room a fresh coat of paint can help liven up the space and add a dramatic change to the way your home looks. Whatever your reasons may be for painting your living room, it’s a good idea to look into how you can best prepare so that any painting mishaps are avoided entirely. By knowing the right steps before beginning to paint your living room, you can have a much higher chance of being entirely satisfied with the results. Set Aside the Time to Prep the Room The first thing you’ll need to make sure to do before...

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Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal (And Selling Value) With A Pressure Washer

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Before selling a home, many homeowners will try some things to make their home more appealing to potential sellers. They might organize some belongings, clean up any messes, paint over any marks on the walls, or even update some appliances and mow the lawn. However, there’s a lot sellers can do to increase their home’s market value, and it all starts with pressurized water. Under Pressure Pressure washers are great at helping you clean surfaces of your home and the surrounding areas, while saving you time during the process....

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Uses For Aerosol Spray Foam Insulation

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Aerosol foam insulation sprays on as a liquid and then hardens into a foam as it dries. Not only do-it-yourselfers use spray foam insulation products in a can; sometimes contractors use them as sealants for smaller projects. Although expanding polyurethane spray foam in an aerosol can typically is used to seal leaks around window and door frames, and filling gaps between walls and plumbing, it comes in handy for resolving other problems around your home. Use: Spray aerosol foam insulation around the frames of basement replacement windows....

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4 Clear Reasons Why Asphalt Makes A Better Driveway Than Concrete

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Most of the roads you drive on are paved with either asphalt or concrete. Either one of these materials, if used skillfully, can make for a safe, smooth, and timely trip by car. Concrete may seem like the clear choice because all your neighbors have used it for their driveways, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any better options available. With asphalt you can make the most affordable, most durable, longest-lasting driveway in the neighborhood. Following are four reasons why asphalt makes a better driveway paving material...

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Signs That You Might Have A Sewage Leak In Your Yard

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Whether you have a septic tank on your property or you are hooked up to the public sewage line, you are always at risk for a leak. Therefore, you might want to make sure that you know as many signs of a sewage leak as possible. This way, you will be able to begin leak detection, have the problem contained and repaired as quickly as possible. The Grass Is A Little Greener If you have noticed that the grass above where the sewage line is buried is a little greener than the rest of the grass in the yard, it could be because it is getting a...

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Tips For Fixing A Gas Wall Heater With A Lit Pilot Light

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If your gas wall heater stops putting out warm air, the first place you will check is the pilot light. But if the pilot light is on, you might have run out of ideas on what could be wrong. There are a few things you can check before calling a gas furnace repair professional. Note that you should always turn off the gas completely before attempting any type of check or repair. Thermostat The first place to start is checking to make sure your general heating thermostat is working. Check the batteries and change them if they haven’t been...

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