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3 Things To Know About Using Your Fireplace Safely

The dancing flames of the fire flickering in your fireplace create an ambiance like nothing else. Unfortunately, those flames don't always like to stay where they're supposed to. Fireplace safety is one thing that anyone with a fireplace should take the time to learn about. Here, you'll find a few safety tips that can help prevent house fires. 1. The Damper So many people don't know how to use the damper on the fireplace properly.

4 Ways Stay Safe When Working on Your Roof This Summer

Summer is a great time to get up on your roof and do some basic roofing repairs. If you decide to get up on your roof this summer, you are going to want to be careful. In addition to regular roofing precautions, you also need to watch out for the heat. Look at the Weather Forecast Before you climb up on your roof, watch the weather forecast. You don't want to get up on the roof on a day when a thunderstorm is expected to blow in.

Understanding Some Of The Drawbacks Of Wood Windows

If you want to replace all of the windows in your home, you may be looking at your options. The two most common window types are wood and vinyl. Vinyl windows are more common now, and have experienced a growth in popularity for many different reasons, not least because wooden windows tend to come with additional problems. There are actually quite a few disadvantages to choosing wooden windows, so keep reading to learn about what these disadvantages may be.

3 Things To Think About Putting In Your New Shower

When you are remodeling your bathroom, you want to make sure that your shower area is designed exactly the way that you want it to be. There are several things that you can ask your contractor about.  Supply Niche One thing that you might want to have is a little built-in area that can hold all your supplies like soap, shampoo, razors, and shaving cream. The are various ways that these niches can be designed.

Maintaining Your Gas Furnace - For The Summer?

Summer is approaching, so you may be preparing to use your air conditioner to cool the home for the upcoming season. Even though you will most likely not be heating your home through these seasons, your gas furnace requires a bit of work, as well. This maintenance will reduce the risk of costly repairs while ensuring you will have heat during the fall and winter seasons. Here are a few tips to prepare your gas furnace for a safe hibernation.

Reasons That You Need Built-In Power On Your New Deck

If you're planning a deck rebuild with a general contractor, it's fun to dream up the features that you might wish to enjoy and then see if your contractor can execute them. While there might be a series of enticing things that you want your deck to offer, don't forget about the importance of having the deck constructed with built-in power — in other words, a few power outlets build into the deck posts so that power is always nearby, just as you enjoy in the various rooms inside your home.

How To Refinish A Heart Pine Floor

If you have a red heart pine floor, consider yourself to have a treasure. This soft, but durable wood from the long-leaf pine tree has a warm, red hue, and it almost got extinct once from over logging. Today, it is made from leftover heart pine from old buildings.  You may notice your floor has faded when you do a home remodel, but you don't have to replace it. Refinish your heart pine floor by following these tips.

3 Things To Know About Your Private Water Well If Your Property Is Exposed To A Hurricane

When you are in the process of preparing for an impending hurricane, water will be one of your top priorities. You will probably spend a lot of time stocking up on bottled water, filling containers around the house, and generally making sure you can make it a few days even if you don't have access to running water. If you rely on a private water well for your home water supply, preparing for a hurricane can take on whole new meanings.

Remove Pine Tar From Your Workshop's Rooftop

If tall pine trees surround your workshop and pine tar has accumulated on a few of the shingles that cover the roof, removing the tar will preserve the appearance of the rooftop and will eliminate excess weight from being applied to shingles which could cause them to bend or crack. The project below will teach you how to remove pine tar and clean the roof. Upon completing the project, hire a tree service to trim branches on the pine trees so that shingles are no longer exposed to pine tar:

What To Expect When Hiring A Water Removal Company

There is nothing like having water where you don't want to have it. Flooding can be an absolute nightmare to cleanup, and can cause a great deal of damage to your property. Whether you are experiencing flooding from natural events like hurricane, or from a busted pipe, the problem needs to be solved as quickly as possible. If the water is allowed to sit stagnant for an extended period of time, then it can soak into the sheetrock and you will have to replace the sheet rock.