Choosing the Right Plantation Shutters

Have you ever taken a drive into the more prominent neighborhoods, just to admire the beautiful architecture of the homes and their landscaping detail? Maybe you noticed the window treatments in the long windows, and archways, that had you thinking to yourself those blinds look awesome, but they could not be blinds as they were more beautiful than ordinary blinds. What you were looking at was most likely the plantation shutters the homeowner had installed into their home. More and

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Flat Roof Repair and Alternative Flat Roof Uses

Commercial Roof Repair The top floor is reserved for the brains and the vision and the roof covers all of it. Before you simply hire anyone to repair the roof of your business make sure you are positive the company has qualifications equal to the job. The investment of your time has been made year after year. Hard work accumulates and your business grows into a strong resilient entity of its own made of papers in file cabinets documenting transactions,

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Updating Your Windows: Tips & Ideas

Windows are a key element in any home – every house has them. Depending on how you dress them they can be a design feature in a room, a focal point, an accent or a contrast. When decorating a room it can be easy to get swept up in choosing the wallpaper, carpets and furnishings, but you shouldn’t overlook the windows. Updating the look of your windows can change the look and feel of a whole room. Windows should not

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Gutters and Its Huge Role in a Good Roofing System

Flat Roof Leaks A flat roof is a type of covering for structures. It is very different from typical roof structures because it uses materials different from the pitched ones. It is of course flat, as the name suggests, and is generally parallel with the base or foundation. They also are very thick and heavy because of the additional layers and membranes that prevent water from seeping into the living space and prevent flat roof leaks. Causes of flat roof

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What To Know When Shopping For Windows

Beautiful Bow Window Type and style of Window What type of window – Double Hung, Single Hung, Casement, Awning, Gliding, Picture window, Bay and Bow window units, octagon or specialty shapes. Material window core is made from – Wood, Vinyl, aluminum, Fiberglass or a Fiberex composite Aluminum windows fast becoming obsolete these days. They can still be purchased, but not as easy to find as they once were. Wood windows normally are vinyl or aluminum clad on the exterior and

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A Guide to Roof Sheets

Roof sheets were once largely reserved for commercial buildings, but with all the new types available, homeowners are using them more and more for roofs on their private homes. Roof sheets are sturdy and durable, and they go up quickly. Advantages of roof sheets It takes a large number of shingles to cover the roof of even a modest house. Each shingle must be laid separately, leaving tons of ridges and notches. These obstacles might appear tiny and insignificant, but

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Beginners’ Guide To The Window Blind

It’s Not Innate Information People assume that everyone knows about blinds. Just because most of us grew up with them hanging on the windows of our parents’ home does not mean that when we go to pick out a window blind for our very first apartment, that we know what we’re doing. Usually, we don’t. There are a ton of different varieties of blinds these days, everything from the traditional pull-down shades and cheap blinds to the more expensive and

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How To Replace Roof

Introduction No matter the reason why you’ve decided to replace your roof (or if your wife or mother decided for you) if this is your first time doing it you really don’t know what you’re getting into. When you first climb onto your roof and survey the area you’ll probably think to yourself…”I could do this in a couple of days”. I know I did when I did it for the first time. It will take you longer. Do this

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How To Repair Wooden Windows

No Plastic I decided to renovate and install insulated glazing sealed units to my wooden casement windows rather than fit plastic. There was a little rot here and there which was not a problem except that one of the top hung sashes was beyond repair and would have to be replaced. Having a carpenter fit a new one though was out of the question; it would have cost more than a plastic replacement window. The only answer was to make

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How To Make Your Roof Last Longer

It’s one of the most important parts of your home, but all too often we forget about our roof covering until things go wrong. A leaking roof is usually the first time we give our roofs any thought. If you put into action a simple maintenance plan you will be able to extend the life of your roof considerably. Leaking roofs do not normally show themselves instantly. By the time water enters the living space the roofing may have been

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