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Why Is Fiber Cement Siding So Much Better Than Wood?

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Not long ago, if you wanted to side your home, you had three basic choices: wood, aluminum or vinyl. Recently, however, wood siding has become far less popular. Those who are seeking the rustic, natural look of wood siding often end up going with fiber cement siding instead of plain wood. Fiber cement siding is a composite product made from wood fibers and concrete, and there are a number of reasons why, in most cases, it is a better choice than real wood siding for those who prefer the look of wood.…

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3 Easily Identified Signs That A Chimney Needs Repair

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Fireplaces add an undeniable dimension of coziness to a home in winter. But a chimney in a state of disrepair puts you, your family, and your home at a much greater risk of fire. For that reason, it is imperative that you know how to recognize when it is time for some chimney repairs. This article will outline three easily identified signs. Your chimney’s mortar joints are beginning to degrade.…

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Important Tips About Dehumidification After A Burst Pipe And Extensive Water Damage

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If a pipe has burst at your home and your carpet, furniture, and even your walls have been compromised, immediate and appropriate remediation is essential to save your property. One important aspect that you should allow for is dehumidification, which can be done in several ways. Common examples include the use of dehumidifiers, wet/dry vacuums, and your air conditioning system. In order to limit the water damage to the area as much as possible, it is a good idea to be aware of the following information.…

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3 Steps To Secure A New Job Site And Protect From Theft And Trespassing

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Before you begin a new project, keeping it secure is important. For your jobsite, you will want to have systems in place to keep trespassers out and prevent theft of materials and equipment. There are a few easy steps that you can do to make your jobsite safe on your next project, such as installing construction fencing and using surveillance cameras. Here are some simple steps to get your job started right with good security:…

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Why You Need to Have Your Plumber on Your Speed Dial List and When You Should Call One

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Being a homeowner means you will have plumbing problems at some point in time. Some problems require a call to a plumber, which is why one should be on your speed dial list. Keep reading to learn about situations when you may need to call a plumber and issues you can likely handle on your own. Clogged Drains In many cases, drain clogs can be cleared out easily by you. If you have a clog in your kitchen or bathroom sink, try to use your plunger to start with.…

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Need A New Roof Quickly For Your Business? Consider These 3 Roof Replacement Tips

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When you own a business, every second that you are pulled away from it is money that is potentially lost. This includes doing routine maintenance to your building, such as roof repair and replacement. If you need roof replacement and it is preventing you from opening your business, you are losing customers and revenue. That is why you may be looking for a quick way to do your roof replacement. Consider these 3 tips to get your roof replacement done as quickly as possible.…

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Contemporary Door Ideas To Add To Your Home's Interior

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If you have an interior doorway in need of a door, and you wish to add something a bit unique into your home’s decor, you may want to stay away from prefabricated doors and try purchasing a custom-made door instead. There are several modern door ideas that can easily be added to a room to give it instant eye-appeal. If you are interested in a conversation piece in your own home, consider one of the following fun options.…

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Three Ideas To Give Your More Than Pickets With Your New Wood Fence

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Wood fences can be an attractive addition to your home. Often, these are simple vertical wood pickets that are plain or painted white. If you want something with more of a custom look, you may want to use different design ideas, such as horizontal sections of fencing or integrating other structures into the fence design. Here are some design ideas that will give you more than a plain picket fence with your new fence.…

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What You Should Know About Relocating An Old Chain Link Fence

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As a homeowner that’s just purchased a new property or one that would like to make adjustments to one that’s aging, you may be tempted to rip out an old chain link fence and start again. But if the fabric of the fence is good, the top rail is intact, or the posts are perfectly fine, you may want to consider having a contractor reuse some of your old materials instead of installing a new fence.…

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Locking Up Your Building Site: How A Locksmith's Skills Can Prevent Theft Of Materials And Equipment

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Construction site theft is a booming business for thieves. Some will steal lumber, some will take steel and metal, and the boldest thieves of all steal the heavy equipment. The wood can be used for just about anything, including keeping warm on a cold night by tossing it into a steel drum and setting it ablaze. The steel and metal are recyclable and bought by the pound, no questions asked. As for the heavy equipment, more shady deals go down, but the profits practically rival that of dealing drugs.…

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