4 Must-Follow Steps After Experiencing Windshield Damage

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Damage to your car's windshield can occur anytime while you're driving. A rock or piece of gravel could be kicked up by a truck in front of you and strike your auto glass, for example--resulting in a crack or chip in your windshield. If this occurs, it's important to take the necessary measures to have the glass repaired or replaced as soon as possible. Otherwise, even a small chip could spread to a major crack within a matter of days.

6 May 2016

Gutter Safety Tips To Keep In Mind This Spring

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As you clean your gutters out this spring, make sure that you keep the following safety tips in mind. #1 Use The Right Ladder The first thing you need to do is make sure that you are using a safe and sturdy ladder. The ladder you use for cleaning your gutters should be capable of holding at least a five gallon bucket. There should be a hook near the top of the ladder where you can hang up the bucket.

4 March 2016

Special Considerations For An Above-Garage Addition

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Whether you are building an art studio or just adding extra space, an above-garage addition can be one of the greatest investments you can make in your home. Like any home improvement project, there are several things you need to consider when building an above-garage addition. Here are a few special considerations to ponder before you start building.  Make Sure You're in the Zone The zoning code that it is. Making sure that you have the proper zoning codes and building permits are important.

5 January 2016

What Health Risks Are Caused By Asbestos In The Home?

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Asbestos is a fibrous material that is made of magnesium silicate. This material is resistant to chemicals, heat and fire and was once commonly used in the construction of many homes. However, over time it was discovered that the health risks asbestos cause greatly outweigh the benefits it offers as a building material. Now, asbestos is no longer used for home construction purposes. Unfortunately, many older homes still have materials that contain asbestos in the walls, flooring, insulation, siding, paint, roofing and heating systems.

10 August 2015

Three Safety Tips For Cleaning Your Own Eavestroughs

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If you're the type of person who enjoys rolling up your sleeves and tackling jobs around the home, cleaning your own eavestroughs is something you can accomplish with a little old-fashioned hard work. It's ideal to perform this task about twice a year to ensure your eavestroughs work properly. While this job isn't difficult per se, it can be a little dangerous if you don't take the right approach -- after all, you're working high off the ground.

6 August 2015

Vermiculite And The Risk Of Asbestos In Your Home

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Vermiculite is a common material that's present in many older forms of insulation and appliances. Although this material is affordable and durable, it can also provide some health hazards if it is contaminated with asbestos. Here is what you need to know about vermiculite and its risks in your home. What Does Vermiculite Look Like? Vermiculite is a shiny, flaky mineral with particles that can be either powdered or in long shards.

6 August 2015