Basics

Styles of Roofs For Your Home

December 4, 2012

When you are building a house there are many aspects which you need to take into consideration. These factors include the different styles of roofs too. There are many traditional houses which have different styles of roofs and these roofs have different purposes too. Each style has a different purpose.

Gambrel Roof

This kind of roof is symmetrical. It has a slope on both sides …

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Monthly Home Maintenance Schedule

September 22, 2012

Here is a monthly home maintenance schedule that can help you take care of overlooked home maintenance chores.

January: Inspect your water heater's anode rod.

The easiest way to inspect your water heater's anode rod is to smell the water located near the anode rod. If the water smells like rotten eggs, it's time to replace the rod.

February: Lubricate your home's door hinges.

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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes this Winter

September 20, 2012

Prevent Frozen Lines:

If you are wondering how to prevent your pipes from freezing over in the winter-time, you are not alone in the battle.  Repairs for rain gutters, frozen sprinkler lines, busted pipes, and all sorts of expensive disasters happen though the freezing snow.  Find ways to counteract this, prevent the breaks, and save that money come spring time.  You have better things to …

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Roofs: Purpose, Process And Prevention

August 11, 2012

Whether you are building a new house or renovating the old one, the roof structure should be given importance. Minor negligence on your part can bring up safety issues which can be fatal at times.  To keep your place well protected of such mishaps it is important that you pay special attention to the repair, replacement and the maintenance of roofs. Roof repair is highly …

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What is Permaculture Gardening?

July 24, 2012

Starting a permaculture garden requires some research and a few easy setup steps that will guide you to the one of the easiest-to-maintain garden techniques imagined. Let's examine how permaculture gardening may eventually rock your world.

Permaculture is defined in many different ways by those who practice it, so for the time being let's focus on the three elements: 1. doing as little work possible …

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Doing Appliance Installation The Right Way

July 24, 2012

When it comes to remodeling a home, or even buying a brand new home, you will generally need new appliances to occupy your space. If you are starting in a brand new home, you are generally responsible for all of the appliances in the house, unlike renting an apartment with appliances already inside. Appliances you will be responsible for usually include a refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, …

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Spider Mites – A Gardener’s Worst Nightmare Explained

July 3, 2012

As any grower knows, having a lush and healthy garden takes a lot of time and hard work to develop. When you are pouring your blood, sweat, and tears into a project that is aimed at producing healthy plants, positive results are necessary. Not only will the end result be beneficial in a physical sense, but there is also a feeling of accomplishment at the …

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Sanded vs Unsanded Grout – Use the Correct Type of Grout

December 9, 2011

Not everyone who claims to install tiles professionally knows the difference of sanded vs unsanded grout. One of the first things that you should learn when you are learning how to grout tile is when to use sanded grout, and when to use the nonsanded variety. It is actually fairly simple. If you are using wide grout joints, for those that are 1/8 of an …

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What to do Before Starting a Home Improvement Project

April 26, 2010

If you are looking to do some home improvement projects in your home there are a few things you need to consider before actually starting the project. Below are the key things to consider when taking on a home improvement project.

First, you need to sit down and come up with a budget. Home improvement projects can be very costly, so knowing how much money …

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Learn The Basics

March 17, 2010

There may be techniques that are too complex; and there may be repairs that require specific equipment. But, often, the simplest solutions can be applied to most home attempts, including the tools. Always have items that are multi-functioning on hand. Adjustable pliers, wrenches, wire cutters, hammers, all purpose drills and wire strippers are recommended. And, of course, you must make yourself familiar with these to …

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