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Easy Instructions for Winterizing a House

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Radiant Barrier Foil, Insulate Plumbing Pipes, Window Treatments Radiant barrier paint and foil are becoming increasingly popular. Install it once and save on cooling and heating costs over the long term. There are 2 types of thermal applications. The first is paint, typically infused with microscopic porcelain pellets and aluminum flakes. When spray painted on …

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Common Painting Problems You Can Avoid

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Understanding & Prevention of Translucence, Creeping & Siding Warp Home painting projects can be something to look forward to or something to avoid, all depending on the confidence level of the DIY (Do-It-Yourselfer). With the proper advice and direction to get the job done right the first time, confidence will be easy to find. The …

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Common Paint Problems in Your Home

Understanding & Prevention of Blistering, Burnishing & Flashing Getting the right advice with the wrong product can be just as problematic as getting the wrong advice with the right one. The prevention of common household paint problems can be achieved by following two simple rules: buy the best quality products that can be afforded and …

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Gutter De-Icing Made Simple

  When winter comes, it comes with a lot of problems especially to your gutter system. Now ice dams and ice buildup are the most common problems associated with winter. In fact, you may just end up being frustrated by the damages that come with ice dams flooding your downspout and ice buildup weigh heavy …

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Improve Your Kitchen

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Renovate a Tired Kitchen for a Few Thousand Dollars So you want to renovate your tired, old kitchen but don’t want to pay out the $50,000 to $100,000 price tag that comes with a major renovation? It’s a major outlay and you can’t be certain in today’s buyer’s market of getting your money back when …

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Hiring a Home Inspector

How to Find a Qualified Inspector and What They Should Look For Increasingly, home inspectors have joined the ranks of agents and real estate lawyers as essential members of a homebuyer’s team. After all, when you’re about to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a house, it’s a good idea to spend a couple …

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Removing a Tree Stump

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An Alternative to Using a Grinder to Take Out the Remnants Removing a Tree Stump That problematic tree in the yard has been cut down and you’ve hauled away all the branches. All got that’s left now is that big tree stump sticking up out of the yard like a bad molar. So how are …