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Learning From Home Renovations

Although I am not a professional contractor, I have worked with more than a few during my 40 years as a homeowner. In fact, I have had 3 kitchens, 7 bathrooms, and 2 master bedrooms renovated over the years. Because some of the experiences were a breeze, I found myself addicted to customizing my homes. If you are thinking about getting a little work done on your home, it is a good idea to learn as much about construction as you can. After all, how will you choose a new garage door opener if you aren't familiar with the different types? Understanding the materials and how to choose a contractor might streamline your renovation.


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Replace a Damaged Section of Glass in a Multi-Paned Window

If your child was tossing a baseball outdoors and it accidentally struck a multi-paned window in your living room and caused a section of the glass to crack, restore the window's appearance by removing the piece of glass that is damaged and replacing it with a new piece by completing the simple steps below. Supplies work gloves plastic sheeting small hammer cloths wire brush all-purpose cleaning spray putty knife ruler glass pane tube of glazing compound caulk gun damp sponge ​Remove and Dispose of the Glass, and Pull Out the Glazing Points Read More 

Add A Painted, Textured Design To Walls In Your Office

If you are updating your office and would like to add fresh paint to the walls that will give it a unique appearance, add a textured design by completing the steps below. Once you have finished the project, appreciate the improved surroundings while working or meeting with clients. Materials drop cloths bucket of soapy water cloths paint chipper hand sander sandpaper tack cloth painter's tape mixing stick interior primer interior paint (two or more colors) paint tray paint roller roller handle and frame stencils sponges Clean And Level The Surface Of Each Wall Read More 

How Does A Heat Pump Work?

Heat pumps have been slow to catch on in the world of residential HVAC systems, perhaps in part because many consumers still don't know much about them. The more you know about heat pumps, the easier it will be to decide whether or not a heat pump is right for your home. How does a heat pump work? A heat pump is an electric device that operates by moving heat from one location to another, much like an air conditioner. Read More 

Tips For Installing A Cost-Efficient Air Conditioning System

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Summer’s Here! Time To Perform Annual Roofing Maintenance

With the weather finally warming up, early summer is a great time of year to perform annual roofing maintenance. These tips will help you get your roof in tip-top condition this season.   Perform Inspections Check your roof for signs of wear, tear and water leaks. First, head into the attic to inspect the rafters, beams and sheathing. Look for signs of water damage on the exposed wood in your attic. Read More