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  • 3 Warning Signs It Is Time To Replace Your Gas Furnace

    If you have a gas furnace that has some age on it, there are some warning signs you can watch for so you know that it is time to replace it. This can help save you save money in expensive future repairs. Even if your furnace needs repaired, spare parts for it may no longer be available for it. A malfunctioning gas furnace can also leak gas into your home, causing carbon monoxide poisoning.
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  • Family From Out Of Town Visiting? How To Make Your Exterior Impressive

    If you have family that you have not seen in some time visiting you, you want them to have a great impression of your home. This impression should include the exterior because this will give them their first impression. Below are two things you should consider doing. Resurface Paved Driveway If you have a pavement driveway that has seen its better days, you can resurface it to bring it back to all its glory.
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  • Engaging An Engineer For Unique Truss Design: What The Engineer Can Do For Your Trusses

    If you have put in a bid for a construction project, and the client decides that he or she wants a more interesting or uniquely-shaped roof, can you deliver? You might get stuck between a rock and a hard place here; if you continue, you will have to figure out how to make the changes work. If you drop the project, it may make your company look bad and you might lose more projects because of it.
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  • Four Signs It May Be Time To Replace The Siding On Your Home

    Siding that is placed on the sides of houses is not meant to last forever. It needs to be replaced after so many years, but knowing exactly when it is time to replace the siding can be very hard for many homeowners to know. The guide below walks you through a few ways to know if it is time to replace the siding on your home. Siding Has Started to Fade
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  • A Few Questions About French Drain Systems Answered

    French drain systems can be a highly effective way of improving the appearance of your yard. However, if you have limited experience with these systems, you may not be entirely sure of what to expect from making this upgrade to your yard. By having a few of the more common questions about this type of drain system answered, you will be far better able to decide if this is an upgrade that you want to make.
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  • How To Get The Most Out Of Your Propane Gas

    Propane is a great fuel source for a home. While many people only use propane to provide fuel for a furnace, you can use it for much more. You can even make your home blackout-proof.  Propane Can Do More Than Heat Propane will burn hotter than an electric heater, which means that it can heat up your home faster than electric heat, and you can feel the comforting warmth coming off of the furnace vents.
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  • Three Care Tips For Wood Window Frames

    Caring for your home's windows can be a rather easy task to overlook. Unfortunately, failing to take proper care of wood window frames can result in potentially serious damage. To help you avoid this type of issue with your home, you should use these three wood window frame care tips. Monitor The Wood Frame For Signs Of Cracking Over the course of time, it is possible for the wood in your window frame to develop cracks.
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  • 3 Features To Consider When Replacing Your Water Heater

    A home's water heater is something that can often be taken for granted until it's not working properly. If your water heater is not working properly, you obviously need to have a professional contractor come out and look at it. But if it's determined that you're better off just getting a water heater replacement, then you will have some decisions to make. A water heater purchase could last you a decade or more, so it's important to make sure you get the details right.
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  • Four Creative Uses For Recycling Your Cardboard Boxes

    Whether you've just moved homes or you get your groceries boxed at the supermarket, you might have a significant number of cardboard boxes that need disposal. While you can break them up and cart them to the curb on recycling day, it's important to remember that you can also transform the boxes to use them in different ways around the home. Using your boxes for storage for children's crafts is ideal, but there are a number of other ways to recycle at least some of your boxes.
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  • Trusses Are An Important Part Of Your Roof

    When your contractor is working on building your new house, they don't just stick the roof on top of the walls. The walls are held up by temporary trusses until the permanent roof trusses are added and the walls are stabilized. Then the temporary wall trusses can be taken down since the permanent roof trusses take over the job of keeping the walls square, the roof stable, and the house standing.
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