2014

5 Long Lasting Roofing Materials For Areas That Get Lots Of Precipitation

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If you're planning on building a home in an area that receives a high degree of atmospheric precipitation or are ready to replace a roof on existing construction, you may be wondering what type of roofing materials hold up best in places that get lost of rain and/or snow. Fortunately, there are certain roofing materials that can withstand these conditions well. Following are five of them! Asphalt Shingles The most popular roofing material in most parts of the U.

30 December 2014

Should You Purchase An Interior Or Exterior Wood Burning Stove?

Construction & Contractors Articles

Few things are cozier than spending a cold winter evening curled up in front of a radiating wood stove. However, there is now a movement toward the use of exterior wood burning stoves, rather than those that are housed inside your home. Read on to learn some of the specific advantages and disadvantages of both interior and exterior wood stoves, which may help you make a decision on the right type of stove for your lifestyle.

16 December 2014

Everything A Tiny House Lover Needs To Know About Insulation

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The tiny house movement is sweeping the nation. If you are interested in building one of these minuscule homes for your family, you need to learn a little bit about construction process, including insulation. A tiny house may save you money on heat and utility bills, but only if it is as well-insulated as a full-size home.  What Is R-factor? The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association defines R-factor in insulation as the "

16 December 2014

Maybe Metal? Rockin' Benefits Of Heavy Metal Roofing And Natural Cleaning Solutions

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As a homeowner, you are most likely familiar with the overwhelming tasks of cleaning, repairing, and updating your house. Unfortunately, maintaining or replacing your roof can be a tedious and expensive task. While the majority of homeowners choose a traditional shingle roof, adding a bit of style with metal roofing is smart for a rockin' home exterior. If heavy metal is a maybe, use this guide to see the benefits of the rockin' roofing material and learn the best options for safe cleaning.

16 December 2014

Considering Stone Siding? Learn The Benefits Of 3 Stone Siding Options

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If you love the look of stone siding, you aren't alone. It is quickly becoming a trendy siding option in many high-end neighborhoods. However, whether you are considering siding your entire home in this material, or just accenting columns or the front portions of your home with it, you may not realize that there are three different stone siding options. Learning about these materials, and their benefits, will help you select the one that is best for your home.

16 December 2014

Protecting Your Home Against A "Sharknado"-Type Storm

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In the cult classic movie "Sharknado," thousands of agitated sharks are picked up by a waterspout and deposited in the middle of a flooded New York City, where they attack the city's freaked-out inhabitants. Although the likelihood of a storm depositing even a few sharks onto your house is slim, there have actually been many reported cases over the years of animals, such as cows, being picked up by tornadoes and carried some distance away.

16 December 2014

Four Ways To Make Sure Your Automatic Garage Door Is Safe

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An automatic garage door is probably one of the most valued luxury items in your home. Ironically, it also tends to be the most overlooked when it comes to regular maintenance. Recent figures from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) indicate that as many as 30,000 injuries occur each year from garage door accidents. You don't have to be another statistic, though. Here are four sure-fire ways to be certain your automatic garage door is working right so you and your loved ones are safe all year long.

16 December 2014