2016

  • How To Install Accordion Hurricane Shutters


    If you live in an area prone to heavy storms, consider installing accordion hurricane shutters. A hurricane shutter can spare you from serious injury and save your home from damage. Accordion shutters also provide additional privacy for larger windows such as picture windows. Here are some tips to install accordion hurricane shutters. Prepare to Work For this project, you need: ladder safety goggles an assistant tape measure screwdriver carpenter's level screwdriver cardboard handsaw planer (wood shaping tool) sandpaper drill with drill bits wood shims wood stain(optional) foam brush (optional) accordion shutters Check local building codes to find out what strength of hurricane shutters are recommended, and if you need a permit to install them.
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  • Need New Windows? Consider Vinyl


    There are many materials to choose from when investing in new windows. Many people prefer the look of wooden windows, but don't realize how much maintenance they require. In the long run, most homeowners prefer material that is easy to maintain. Wooden windows need to be constantly refinished and stained to withstand moisture. This is just one of the reasons that people are choosing vinyl instead of wood. This article explains the best features of vinyl windows and why they are a great alternative to wooden fixtures.
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  • How To Repair Asphalt Cracks


    Cracks in your asphalt are to be expected. They most commonly occur when the soil beneath the slab is shifting do to a growing tree root. They can also pop up if there is constantly too much weight in a weak spot of the asphalt. Luckily, making simple patches to asphalt is easy, if you use the right products. This article explains the best tools and methods to use if you are trying to fill a small asphalt crack.
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  • Toilet 101: Replacing A Worn Or Broken Handle


    By and large, toilets don't require a whole lot of maintenance. Yet over the years, certain problems can develop--especially where the handle is concerned. If you have a toilet handle that is broken, rusty, or damaged in some other way that necessitates replacement, read on. This article will guide you through the process of installing a new handle. Prep Work The first thing you'll need to do is take off the lid of your toilet's tank.
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  • Swimming Upstream -- 5 Ways To Build A Beautiful Pool On A Slope


    Do you want a swimming pool but don't think you can have one because of your sloped yard? There's good news! You can often have that dream pool with a little creative adjustment for your particular terrain situation. Here are 5 ways to do it. Grading.  If your yard is uneven or has a gentle slope, it can often be graded to create a flat area. A landscaper or general contractor may be able to flatten the uneven parts and ensure that your pool space has proper drainage.
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  • Got Junk? 3 Things Junk Companies Do That You May Not Know About


    If you have a lot of junk sitting around, it is much easier to contact a junk removal company to take it away for you than trying to do it yourself. You may not realize it, but many junk companies offer many other services to their customers. Below are three of these services. Items That Can Still Be Used You have probably heard the saying "one man's trash is another man's treasure.
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