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How to Add Curb Appeal

How to Add Curb Appeal

Whether you are considering selling your house or just want to spruce up your property to better reflect your tastes and personality, it is easy to add curb appeal to any house. With thoughtful consideration, you can quickly give your home the facelift it deserves. What Is Curb Appeal? Curb appeal is your home’s first impression on visitors or prospective buyers, literally how the property looks when seen from the street. Good curb appeal can serve several purposes, depending on whether the house is for sale or you just want to showcase your home to its best advantage. Curb appeal...

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Project Ideas for Memorial Day Weekend

Project Ideas for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is known as the kickoff of summer fun. Campgrounds, amusement parks and beaches all typically mark the long weekend as their season’s opening. If you find yourself staying home during Memorial Day weekend, there’s another thing the holiday weekend is known to kickoff which might be more to your liking: The unofficial start of the home improvement season! The long weekend can be an opportunity to fix those nagging little problems that have been at the back of your mind, just waiting for a nice day to get started. Got a leaky outdoor faucet? Need to bring the...

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When to Know If It’s Time for Siding Replacement

When to Know If It’s Time for Siding Replacement

Siding is an essential part of a building’s structure, providing both protection from the elements as well as aesthetic appeal. As siding ages and becomes worn, however, it becomes less effective and needs to be replaced. Recognizing the signs of ineffective siding is important for homeowners to be able to plan for siding replacement before poor siding leads to more extensive damage and problems. Signs Your Home Needs New Siding Few homeowners think much about their siding, but like our own healthy skin, siding is a building’s skin that protects it from outside influences. There are many clues that may...

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Getting your Deck Ready for Spring

Getting your Deck Ready for Spring

As soon as the snow melts and the ground is somewhat thawed, it is the perfect time to start getting your deck ready for spring. This way, you can spend more time relaxing and enjoying your deck later on in the warm summer sun. Winter is often hard on decks; especially those made of all wood. It can cause any number of issues from simple dirt and debris buildup, to warping, splintering, cracking, and even collapse. The first thing to do is inspect your deck for damage. Check the floor for loose or raise boards and popped nails. See if...

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How to Repair Damaged Sheetrock

How to Repair Damaged Sheetrock

The beauty of sheet rock (also referred to as drywall), is that it’s very easy to repair. With just a few tools and materials, it is a job that can easily be accomplished by the average homeowner; leaving the wall as if the damage had never occurred. The perfect time to repair your drywall is when you plan on repainting the room anyway. Therefore, before you start a painting project, first take the opportunity to inspect your walls for damage so you can make your repairs prior to painting. There are situations, however, when damage occurs and needs to be...

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