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5 Incredible Benefits of Installing a Solar System on Your Roof

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in Exterior | Comments Off on 5 Incredible Benefits of Installing a Solar System on Your Roof

Everyone knows by now that installing solar panels on the home’s roof is beneficial in giving energy produced at the home, thus reducing the cost of energy. But are there any other benefits of solar panels? Yes, there are! Here are some. 1. Great Safety for Environment   Since the sun is a sustainable source of energy, using sunlight to produce energy is very safe for our environment as we are not destroying any natural resource. Also, it doesn’t cause any pollution and so, doesn’t harm the environment.   2. Saves Money   Of course, your energy bill is eliminated because you can use the energy produced at home. This saves a lot of money for you. The cost of installing solar panels has come down dramatically and it’s a one-time installation and you will keep getting energy without...

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Your Guide to Buy the Perfect Patio Furniture

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 in Exterior | Comments Off on Your Guide to Buy the Perfect Patio Furniture

There are few things more delightful than spending the evening out on your patio after the heat of the day has begun to dissipate. Well-selected outdoor furniture will provide places to enjoy the view, nature, a meal, or a good conversation, along with comfortable seating. For homes with decks and apartments with balconies people also look for furniture that would allow for enjoyment of a pleasant day in any of a number of ways: perhaps reading the morning paper with coffee or chatting while watching birds at a feeder. Chairs with side tables, or Adirondacks with their wide arms, meet this goal admirably. Outdoor furniture traditions can also involve hanging a porch swing and a hammock, the better to relax on a warm afternoon. Here are a few tips to help you choose perfect outdoor furniture.   Weather plays...

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3 Pool Maintenance Tips that will Make You Proud of Your Pool

Posted by on Jul 8, 2017 in Exterior, Repair & Maintenance | Comments Off on 3 Pool Maintenance Tips that will Make You Proud of Your Pool

Having a pool in your home is a sign of not only prosperity but also of your creativity and a great taste. Having a facility to spend quality time at a pool and taking a fantastic exercise like swimming is one of the greatest availabilities of life. However, a great swimming pool needs great maintenance too to look and feel great always. Without proper maintenance, your pool may become a sign of poverty, laziness and poor taste, with algae build up, green water, broken filters and many such things. Here are some easy tips to maintain your pool to a great shape forever.   1. Make Scrubbing and Skimming Your Routine   If your swimming pool is in your garden, and it generally is, leaves and other debris keep on collecting on its surface. You will have to skim...

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Methods for Building Demolition

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Exterior | Comments Off on Methods for Building Demolition

In order to build a new house or simply because you have some other plans for your property, sometimes it’s necessary to execute controlled demolition. The process you should choose depends greatly on the location, the building material, but also on the reasons for the demolition and how the debris should be disposed of. I’ll try to summarize four controlled demolition methods used for buildings and houses.  Implosion is a method of bursting inward violently allowing the sequential elimination of the structure supports. It is used in urban areas, especially for larger structures. In implosion, the timing and the placement of the charges are of crucial importance, because they allow the building to collapse induced by the structural weight. In order to demolish a building successfully, each structural blueprint has to be analyzed. Another traditional demolition method is high...

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Top Tips for Getting a Fabulous Outdoor Space in the Form of Your Deck

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Design, Exterior | Comments Off on Top Tips for Getting a Fabulous Outdoor Space in the Form of Your Deck

Having a deck is a great decision for adding a lovely functional outdoor space to your home. Whether it’s a home remodel, a complete landscape plan or new building project, an appropriate deck design will add a great value to your home besides years of enjoyment. Before You Get Started   Before even starting your deck project, do these important things. Understand Permit Requirements: Based on your area’s jurisdiction, you will need a permit from city, country or other authority. There may even be requirements for building code for railing heights, footings, setbacks, footings, materials etc. You also may have to pay permit fees and there is even a possibility that your property tax assessment will be increased with the addition. Rules of Homeowners’ Association: If a homeowners’ association governs your home, you’ll have to ensure their requirements are...

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3 Tips for Having a Dream Swimming Pool

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Exterior | Comments Off on 3 Tips for Having a Dream Swimming Pool

Having a swimming pool in your home is a great feature. There is something very luxurious and peace-giving about a swimming pool provided it’s designed thoughtfully. A clumsily designed pool is neither easily manageable nor makes any value addition to a home. Here are a few design tips with which you can have a spectacular pool. 1. Your View   First off, think on your view about the pool. How do you want to use it? Do you want it basically as a family recreation? Or do you want to use it for swimming exercise? Or you want to relax in the evening by the poolside? Do you want it as an active play area or a large lounging patio? How much sun exposure and shade do you want? Do you want to include features like ramps? Also think...

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