Recent Blog Posts

  • Benefits of Metal Roofing

    October 15, 2013
    The metal roof is nothing new. We’ve all seen picturesque images of old barns and farmhouses with an aesthetically weathered, corrugated metal roof.
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  • End of Season Checklist for your Deck or Patio

    October 1, 2013
    It’s been a great summer and you’ve been enjoying your patio or deck as much as humanly possible, right? Well, remember early this spring when you opened up your deck and all of the work you put into it?
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  • Repainting Your Home: Tips for the DIYer

    September 15, 2013
    If your home’s paint is beginning to peel and crack, it may be getting difficult to avoid the age old question: Should I hire a painter or do it myself? That answer depends on a few things. First, do you know how?
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  • Outdoor Activities to Enjoy With Your Pet

    September 1, 2013
    Regular exercise is one of the main pre-requisites for health, longevity, and happiness for humans and house pets alike. There are boundless opportunities to enjoy quality time with your furry friend in the great outdoors while maximizing the accompanied health benefits.
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  • Your Deck: Do-over or Makeover?

    August 15, 2013
    If your old deck is looking worn and shabby, you might be thinking it’s time to demolish it and start over with a newly designed deck. While that’s a perfectly reasonable approach, there are others ones that may better suit your need --and your budget.
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  • How to Repair Your Wood Siding

    August 1, 2013
    Wood siding, for all of its classic elegance and historical significance, can require a lot of upkeep. Beyond the usual scraping and painting, there will be times when it needs a little more than just a fresh coat to hide its blemishes.
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  • Tips For Staining Your Wood Deck

    July 15, 2013
    Staining your deck is a fairly simple task and it can keep your deck looking vibrant year after year. If your deck needs to be stained, here’s how to do it: Clean it Take your grill, furniture, etc. off of your deck and get out your pressure washer.
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  • Things to Consider Before Starting Your Deck Project

    April 15, 2013
    Building your own deck can be a rewarding experience for any handyman or homeowner. If you are looking to build a deck for your home, then here a few things to consider before starting your deck project.
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  • Spring Maintenance: What to Look for After the Snow Melts

    March 1, 2013
    A blanket of snow may be pretty to look at, but what is it covering up? The harsh winter weather takes a toll on the exterior of homes and yards, while much of the damage and debris is hidden until spring.
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  • Hardwood Moulding Installation

    February 1, 2013
    Architectural details done with hardwood mouldings are the perfect finishing touches to your workmanship.
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  • Remodeling Ideas for Winter

    February 1, 2013
    Now that all of the excitement of the holidays has passed, are you starting to feel the winter doldrums creeping in? There’s nothing like that feeling of accomplishment when you finish a home project; yet it may seem difficult to find something to work on this time of year.
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  • Using a Laser Level

    January 1, 2013
    While a laser level is often used by professionals, it is practical enough for a homeowner to use as well. Below, we share a few things that laser levels can do for you. TypesThere are two main types of laser levels.
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  • Winter Home Improvement Projects

    January 1, 2013
    It’s easy to feel cooped up inside after a few months of winter. The holiday buzz has died down, you’ve finally finished putting away all those seasonal decorations … so, now what? The winter months are a great time to embark upon an indoor home improvement project or two!
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  • Furnace Maintenance for Winter Warmth

    December 1, 2012
    Labor Day has passed and so have the Dog Days of Summer. Your furnace has been hibernating for many months now and you will soon have to wake it up from its long slumber.
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  • What You Should Know About Pellet Stoves

    December 1, 2012
    Like a fireplace, a pellet stove is an alternative way of heating your house without the crazy costs of energy bills. What most people do not know is that pellet stoves can heat a home in one of the most efficient and eco friendly manners possible.
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  • Effective Ways To Clean Your Gutter

    October 1, 2012
    If your gutter is brimming with leaves and water cascades off your roof like it’s coming down Niagara Falls, it may be time to clean it out.
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  • Easy Energy Saving Projects for your Kitchen & Bath

    October 1, 2012
    Want to make a difference in your energy bill but don’t want to get involved in a huge project? A great place to make a big impact with little effort is in your kitchen and bathroom. We’re not talking about tearing things apart and doing an expensive remodeling project, either.
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  • Why Should I Unclog My Gutters Again?

    September 1, 2012
    It may not be the most flattering chore that you have to do, but cleaning your gutters makes sure that water can seamlessly run off your roof.
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  • Tips for Weatherization

    September 1, 2012
    Poor weatherproofing cannot only cause discomfort in your home, but also leads to high heat and energy costs that can easily be prevented. Weatherization is a very simple concept. During the summer it means keeping the heat out, and during the winter it means keeping the heat in.
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  • What to Look For in Exterior Wood Finishes

    August 1, 2012
    The choice of exterior wood finishes is dependent on the manner in which it will be used.    All-acrylic latex paints are the most durable house paints, but oil-based paint films usually provide the best protection from water and water vapor.
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  • Your Guide to Glues

    July 1, 2012
    Acrylic Glue: can be used on vinyl, rubber, metals, stone and plastic, but its primarily used on melamine.
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  • Vinyl Windows Save Energy

    July 1, 2012
    When it comes to offering homeowners superior energy efficiency, quality vinyl windows are still the way to go. Vinyl frame and insulated glass reduce heating and cooling loss better than wood, steel and aluminum frame windows.
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  • Know Your Wood When Selecting Paint

    June 1, 2012
    How well exterior paints and stains adhere to wood is a direct result of wood properties and the various manufacturing processes. Dense wood shrinks and swells more than light wood, which stresses paint and solid-color stains and causes them to chip or peel prematurely.
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  • Vinyl Window Installation Tips

    June 1, 2012
    It’s best to review manufacturer instructions before installing vinyl windows. However, the following procedures are generally accepted practices to prevent leaks and callbacks:    To start, be sure to size the rough opening according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
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  • Hardwood Moulding Installation

    May 1, 2012
    Architectural details done with hardwood mouldings are the perfect finishing touches to your workmanship.
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