Archive for June, 2016

A Clean Deck Is a Great Deck, Tips for Cleaning Yours

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The outdoor spaces at our homes are important to most of us. Decks are great additions to any homes. They add value to the home if we want to sell it and they add value to our lives if we do not. They do take a certain amount of care and feeding however to keep them looking great. Some of this we can do ourselves and sometimes we need to bring in a deck cleaning service.

Instructions for Cleaning Your Decks:

Basic Cleaning with Water:

  1. Remove everything from your deck. Any removable furniture needs to be taken off of the deck so you can access the entire surface and get it as clean as possible. If there is any random debris on your deck, now is the time to get rid of that.
  2. Take a broom to your deck. Sweep up any dirt, leaves or random s

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Should You Really DIY That Paint Job?

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It can be tempting to do home improvement projects yourself. You have probably watched many DIY home improvement TV shows that make the work seem so easy. You have probably research how simple it was on the internet. However, once you begin the project, you quickly learn how difficult and time consuming it actually is, especially if you have never done it before. One of these projects is painting the home. Painting an entire home or office might seem simple at first glance, but there is actually a lot of work involved with it. Many people who have begun DIY painting projects have quickly learned that they should have hired a painting contractor for a variety of reasons.

There are a lot of steps involved with painting an entire home. Firstly, all of the furniture and flooring needs to be covered. Oftentimes,

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Tree and Stump Removal May Require a Professional Team of Landscapers

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You still remember the day the bentwood willow tree was planted. Your dad brought it to your home in a five gallon bucket. It was just a twig with roots that had grown in the water in the bucket. It did not look like much, but just as your dad suggested, you planted the skinny little thing and propped it up with a string and a metal fence post. That little plant survived winter storms of snow and ice and spring storms of wind gusts and hail. Laughing that it would ever serve its intended purpose, you waited for the day that it would block the view of the unsightly utility boxes that sat at the back of your lot.
Within ten years the large tree with the hanging limbs covered in small leaves would sway in the wind a provide a whispering backdrop to family meals on the deck and volleyball games in the yard. I

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Does Your Home Need a New Roof?

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It required taking out another loan, but the roof and the siding of the house are finally fixed.
Never inexpensive, home repairs are an essential part of being a home owner. Roofs that are left with missing shingles and siding that is damaged by moisture and mold can lead to bigger problems that are even more expensive to fix. The smartest home owners do what is takes to repair problems when they occur, in spite of the cost.
Roofing Companies Offer Many Products That Have Low Maintenance and Long Warranties
Whether you are a buyer preparing to build a new home or you are a current home owner considering repairs or a new roof, roofing companies have many options. Offering a variety of price ranges roofing compan

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4 Home Remodeling Ideas That Will Have You Rushing to the Store

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Home remodeling, if you can afford it, is almost always a sound investment. Even just updating your smallest bathroom can earn you back 60% of your home’s reselling value. Below are a few of our absolute favorite home remodeling themes and why we think they’re fabulous:
1. Vinyl Tile
So if you’ve just bought a new home but are thinking of home remodeling because the present kitchen design looks like something out of the 1970′s, have no fear. We get you. And we think you should look into vinyl tile. Vinyl tile is a great DIY option, especially if your general feeling is “I’m not exactly sure what I want, but I need to rip out this floor as soon as possible.” It’s afford

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