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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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Self Propelled Lawn Mower – Which Features to Consider?

Posted by on Jun 11, 2017 in Exterior, Landscaping | Comments Off on Self Propelled Lawn Mower – Which Features to Consider?

Self propelled lawn mowers are best suitable to larger suburban lots having inclines. This type of mowers provide unique features that make walk-behind mowing simpler than ever. In addition to the inclusion of self propelling drive system that propels the mower by itself, most of the self propelled mowers come with a range of upgrades. Here’s a list of features you can find in these propellers which will help you decide which of them is the best for you. Single Speed or Variable Speed   A single speed self propelled lawn mower is a step further from pushing. However, if the speed is too slow or too fast, it may create issues. A mower with a variable speed can be adjusted with your desired walking speed. This is also known as Smart Drive or Personal Pace.   Front Wheel...

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5 Practical Tips for Investing in a Solar Energy System for Your Home

Posted by on Jun 10, 2017 in Exterior | Comments Off on 5 Practical Tips for Investing in a Solar Energy System for Your Home

Buying a solar energy system for your home is extremely exciting. But don’t forget to think practically and focus on key factors of your purchase since it’s a major investment and you will be living with it for long. Here are some tips on what to check while buying a solar energy system. 1. Check Your Roof Even before you start finding a solar system installer, you should first check if your roof will be suitable to the system. If it is covered in shade for most of the time all through the year, it may not be favorable enough to the costs of the panels. If you are living in your apartment on a rental basis or in a multi-unit building, you need not give up the idea of a solar system altogether as you have the option...

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Vinyl Fencing – Pros and Cons

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in Exterior, Landscaping | Comments Off on Vinyl Fencing – Pros and Cons

Vinyl fences are relatively new to the market. Although they have been produced and sold since the 1980s, vinyl fences have gained popularity over the last two decades. While wood fences do have long history and many advantages, these days people don’t see wood as the only material suitable for fences. In case you are planning to build or replace a fence, should you opt for vinyl? Let’s take a look at advantages and disadvantages of vinyl fencing. Pros of Vinyl Fences If you want your fence to look different and unique, vinyl fencing is a way to go. Even though you can still get the standard look if you want it, with vinyl your fence can be tan, gray and white. These fences do not require staining and painting. Additionally, you can buy strips that are ready to...

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Roofing Repair or Replacement – Roofing Materials and Things to Know

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Exterior, Repair & Maintenance | Comments Off on Roofing Repair or Replacement – Roofing Materials and Things to Know

One of the most important components of your house or a business building is certainly the roof. For that reason company- and homeowners gaze upon their roofs to look for signs of damage. But, once you spot potential issues, should you patch them up or replace the whole roof? There are advantages and disadvantages to both approaches and the decision isn’t easy to make. We’ve talked with some of the best experts for roof repair Indianapolis can offer to learn more about roofing materials and to get tips on deciding whether a roof needs repair or replacement. Here’s what we’ve found out! Roofing Materials – Characteristics For roofs for residential properties, the most common materials are wood, metal, tiles, slate and asphalt. Each of these options can eventually be replaced or repaired if and when necessary; their life expectancy...

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Types of Roofs and Their Pros and Cons – Choose the Best Roofing for Your Home

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Exterior, Repair & Maintenance | Comments Off on Types of Roofs and Their Pros and Cons – Choose the Best Roofing for Your Home

There has been tremendous variation in the styles of roofing in the last hundred years. Though the roofing style depends largely on the area, it can be adopted according to one’s choice and aesthetic point of view. Also one can expect certain primary needs from a roof like protection from weather elements, compatibility with the present structure and housing elements like electric wiring, piping, insulation and ventilation. There are many diffident roofing styles which you should know if you are planning to build a new house or refurbishing an existing one. Here are some of them and their pros and cons. Sloped Roofs If your house has or if you are planning to have a sloped roof, you get certain advantages, including: Better drainage: It’s quite obvious that given the steepness, a sloped roof offers better drainage of moisture...

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