construction--contractors

  • Tips For Assessing Your Air Conditioning After An Electrical Storm

    If you live in an area that's prone to lightning storms, it's important that you understand how those storms can affect your central air conditioning system. After all, while most homeowners understand that a direct strike can cause damage, many don't realize that even indirect lightning strikes can lead to electrical damage that can affect your air conditioning. Here are a few things to watch for with your system following a storm.
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  • 3 Excellent Reasons Why A General Contractor Should Hire A Truss Contractor To Create Their Trusses

    When a general contractor is building a home, they have several different areas of the home that they hire different specialist to help create and install. This includes the electric work, the plumbing work, the cabinets, etc. Another aspect of the home that a general contractor should consider hiring a specialist for are the trusses. A truss contractor is going to be able to do a great job creating the trusses, which will simply make the structure as a whole that much better.
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  • Nipping At Your Nose? Tips For Keeping Warm On The Cheap

    Wintertime is creeping up on you again, and with colder weather means more of a need for heat in the house. But if you don't have central heating, or if you have a very small budget with which to work to heat your house up, you may be dreading the nights of frozen toes and noses that you see before you. It doesn't have to be this way, however – there are lots of ways of staying warm this winter without having to wrap yourself in a blanket (or two, or three) 24/7 until March or April.
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  • Tips For Streamlining Recycling At An Event

    If you are hosting a large event, you can save a lot of waste by recycling correctly. But getting everyone on board with recycling at an event can be tricky. Here are some steps you can take to make recycling a reality at your event.  Have Adequate Recycling Space The first step is to make sure that you have adequate space for your recyclable goods. If your bins start to overflow halfway through the event, do you have a way to refresh your recycling space?
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  • When Style Is More Than Style: Further Considerations for Choosing a Roof Style

    When it comes to choosing a roof style, you should think beyond curb appeal if you wish to stay satisfied by your chosen style for a long time. Here are other factors you should consider. Installation Cost Your chosen style may affect your roofing budget. As a rule, the more complicated a roof is, the more it will cost to install. Pitched roofs, for example, cost more to construct than flat roofs.
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  • Fiber Cement Siding Vs. Vinyl Siding

    Whether you're building a new home, an addition to your current home, or you're replacing your old, run-down siding, you have to choose the right siding material for your house. Vinyl siding has been the number one exterior wall material for the past 20 years, but more and more people are starting to opt for fiber cement siding, such as Hardie planks, instead. So, which option is the best choice? Both materials have their own pros and cons, and learning more about them allows you to make an informed decision.
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  • Looking at the Benefits and Beauty of Stone Veneer Siding

    Homeowners that want to have their homes renovated and covered with stone siding may wonder how to fit stone siding into their budgets. Real stone siding is expensive and for many people not an affordable option for their homes. However, the good news is you can choose stone veneers that look exactly the same as real stone while also offering many of the same benefits. Learn more about the benefits of choosing stone veneers for your home's exterior.
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  • Answers to a Few Common Questions About Land Surveying

    Land surveying is an essential service for anyone that owns real estate. However, it is an unfortunate fact that you may not be particularly informed about these services if you have only recently acquired your first real-estate property. As a result, you may benefit from having the following couple of questions about land-surveying services answered. Why Would You Want to Have Your Property Surveyed? When a land survey is done, the precise measurements of the property will be marked.
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  • A French Drain Might Be The Solution For Your Wet Basement Or Yard Flooding

    If water accumulates in your yard every time it rains, it can create all kinds of problems for you. Standing water is a hazard because it could cause your basement to get wet if the pools of water are near your foundation. In addition, water attracts mosquitoes, snakes, and other pests to your yard. Not only that, your kids and pets have to avoid the wet area until it dries out, so you lose a portion of your yard to the water.
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  • Three Things To Remember When Building A Home By The River

    If you love the water, living by the river might seem like an ideal situation for you. If you plan on buying land and building a home near the river, here are three things you'll want to keep in mind. Know Your Boundaries After buying land, you need to make sure you know the boundaries of your parcel of land. By knowing this information before you even begin building, you can save yourself time, money, and a lot of headaches down the road.
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