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4 Must-Follow Steps After Experiencing Windshield Damage

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Must-Follow Steps After Experiencing Windshield Damage

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. Contact Your Insurance Company Immediately If you have comprehensive coverage on your...

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Gutter Safety Tips To Keep In Mind This Spring

Posted by on Mar 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Gutter Safety Tips To Keep In Mind This Spring

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. You’ll need easy access to it as you put the debris from your gutters into the bucket. For a home that is only one story tall, a...

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Special Considerations For An Above-Garage Addition

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Special Considerations For An Above-Garage Addition

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. The last thing you want to do is be...

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What Health Risks Are Caused By Asbestos In The Home?

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What Health Risks Are Caused By Asbestos In The Home?

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. Being...

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Three Safety Tips For Cleaning Your Own Eavestroughs

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Safety Tips For Cleaning Your Own Eavestroughs

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. By taking the time to do the job safely, however,...

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Vermiculite And The Risk Of Asbestos In Your Home

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Vermiculite And The Risk Of Asbestos In Your Home

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. Vermiculite in your home may be hidden within your insulation, but if you break open a section of old...

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