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From pool installation and pool renovations to the installation of a back deck, renovations are becoming more and more common on the outdoor living spaces of homeowners. For instance, nearly 15% of all homeowners in the United States are opting to add an outdoor kitchen to their backyards, and many homeowners are also choosing to add barbecues and grills as part of that. The overall goal, for over half of homeowners conducting backyard renovations, is to make their outdoor space more welcoming, friendly, and inviting for both the occupants of the home as well as their guests.
Are you planning to renovate your home? A recent survey showed that you’re not alone. Approximately 66% of the homeowners in a recent survey stated they were planning to do so as well. While their renovation projects obviously varied, many homeowners opted to replace their windows and doors. The National Association of Home Builders 2012 Remodeling Market Index reported that window and door replacements comprised 44% of the renovation jobs for that year alone.
One of the reasons why window and door replacements are in demand is to create a more energy-efficient home environment. When window and doors allow drafts in, it can make an impact on a household’s overall heating and cooling bills. Recent data suggests that this can increase your bills by as much as ten percent to 25%.
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Have you just purchased a home and are in the midst of understanding the health of all the appliances in it? If so, you aren’t alone. Thousands of homeowners are in your exact situation every single day. Appliances that you use every day like a stove or refrigerator aren’t easily forgotten, but it’s the appliances that you may not turn on for another month or two that may slip past you. One of those appliances is your air conditioning unit. If you happen to live in a part of the United States that is known for incredibly hot summers this is not an appliance you want to forget about. Lucky for you, finding air conditioner repair services is not too difficult of a task. Below are some things to remember and ask about during your search:
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Each year, many people travel the country with the use of a recreational vehicle or RV. That being said, it’s important to do everything possible to ensure that passengers remain safe while traveling in this vehicle. Considering that, it’s important to ensure that you and your guests remain safely hydrated while traveling. In fact, statistics show that even a mild case of dehydration can lower your energy while affecting your mental clarity. With that in mind, here are three benefits of having a reverse osmosis system installed in your RV.
An devastating hail storm last spring is giving you the opportunity to replace some most of the windows in your home. You have some depreciation costs that have accumulated over the last 20 years, but you know that any money that you put in will be a good investment. Home windows are an important part of the value of a home, so both you and your husband have decided to pay for the difference it will cost to get the highest quality low maintenance window replacement. The window installation companies that you have received bids from so far all seem to offering the same products, so the decision will come down to the workmanship and warranties that they provide.
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As seasons change, it’s important to think about the status of your windows. In fact, statistics gathered from Spring 2016 found that nearly 31 million people throughout the United States reported living in a household that had either purchased drapes, blinds, or another type of window treatment within the past year. Considering that, it’s important to take time to consider when the last time you’ve changed your own window treatments. It’s understandable to wonder which types of window coverings will work best for your home. With that in mind, here are three types of window coverings to help keep you cool throughout the warmer months of the year.
A home’s roof is one of the most important components of the entire design. Without a roof that is sturdy and made with quality materials, it could leak and fail to provide insulation to the rest of the house. Roofs require regular maintenance, inspections, and replacements. In addition to regular maintenance, it is also important to choose roofing contractors that are experienced and can provide you with the most value.
The Importance of Experience
Experience is one of the most important qualifying factors when choosing roofing contractors. Because the roof is one of the most important structures in the entire house, (more…)
Spotting the warning signs in your home is easy. Just take a look at what’s irritating you at any point in time.
The shower losing its heat in ten minutes or less. Your faucet chugging before delivering the clean water you expect. There’s a lot of work that goes into a home and, likewise, a lot that can go wrong. The new year is well on its way and with it comes all the responsibilities of the homeowner just trying to save money and keep their head above water. Whether it’s slab leaks or drain cleaning, a professional plumber is available to make sure nothing else slips right under your own nose.
Take a look at what professional plumbing services can do to make your life a little easier.
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Every business owner wants to see their company continuing to thrive. You might be surprised to know that you can have a lot of stressful situations avoided by having commercial floor coatings installed. With that in mind, it’s understandable to wonder what the benefits are of keeping all floors within your workplace adequately coated. Considering that, here are three beneficial reasons to protect your flooring with commercial floor coatings.
- Preventing Workplace Injuries From Taking Place
It’s wise for business owners to ensure they are doing everything possible to keep their employees safe. In fact, statistics show that slips or fall are the leading causes of accidents in both restaurants and hotels. With that in mind, many business owners utilize floor coatings in (more…)
There are many things that you enjoy about going to visit your 85 year old father and his wife. You love the small town feel. You love the slower pace. You love the lack of city noise. You love the smell of sleeping with the windows open.
Every time that you visit, however, you are reminded of your father’s age. Although he and his wife are still pretty healthy and are able to get around reasonably well, their house has seen better days. Years of spills and mud being tracked in have done a number on the flooring, especially in the kitchen. The low maintenance carpeting which resembles something that many people would only install in an outdoor space is filthy to the point of being unhealthy. And while you never really want to have a conversation about cleanliness with your dad, you have f (more…)
Do It Yourself Repair
It’s important for business owners to avoid excess spending. Fortunately, you can take care of this problem by monitoring commercial energy usage. Research shows that commercial building HVAC systems make up for 40 to 60% of total energy consumption. Considering that, it’s understandable to want to research ways to reduce energy consumption costs. With that [...]
The highest percentage of most monthly expenses are spent on utilities, with the greatest of those being heating and cooling. Many energy saving products can be used to update your home to help reduce those bills. Many eco-friendly energy conservation options exist, with much to gain from installing them to your home for all power [...]
Construction certainly plays an important role here in the United States, there is certainly no doubt about it. From the homes that we live in the buildings that we work in to the bridges that we cross, the use of the construction industry has proved absolutely instrumental for the modern development of the world as [...]