Posts in Category: Home Maintenance

How to Clean Vinyl Siding Without a Pressure Washer 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 8:10:00 PM Categories: Cleaning Tips Home Cleaning Tips Home Maintenance

cleaning sidingMany homeowners live under the impression that the only way to clean vinyl is with a pressure washer, and in turn they live within dirty walls. While a pressure washer can be the simplest solution, it’s not necessarily the most effective, or the most reasonable. We’ve got two solid solutions that will provide you with some surprising results and have that vinyl siding looking good enough to make your neighbors drop their pressure washers and ask what your secret is

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Measuring for Siding 

Monday, November 25, 2013 10:25:00 AM Categories: Home Improvement Tips Home Maintenance Home Renovation

vinyl sidingSiding is one of the top investments you can make to improve the integrity and look of your home. If you’ve decided to move forward with purchasing new vinyl siding, you need to plan for it. First, you must take care of measuring for the siding. It sounds easy enough, but it’s actually one of the trickiest steps to the job. There’s a right way to do it and then there’s a million wrong ways to do it. It’s probably better if you read on and discover the right way.

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How to Clean Dirty Blinds 

Monday, October 28, 2013 6:36:00 PM Categories: Green Living Home Cleaning Tips Home Maintenance

how to clean dirty blindsKeeping blinds clean is one of those chores that all of us tend to put off because, let’s face it, there are more important and fun things to do! However, letting grime and dust build up on your blinds is not only unsightly, it can also cause health issues as dust gets blown around the room when the furnace or air conditioning is running. This is potentially dangerous for people with allergies, but anyone can be adversely affected by an overabundance of dust in a room. Here are some tips for getting your blinds clean and keeping them that way.

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How to Add Curb Appeal: Ideas for Every Budget 

Friday, October 25, 2013 9:15:00 AM Categories: Home Decorating Home Improvement Tips Home Maintenance Home Renovation

adding curb appealCurb appeal is a big buzz word these days in the home improvement and home decor industries. In the real estate market, it can be said that curb appeal can mean the difference between a showing and subsequent sale, or a drive by that generates no interest. Curb appeal is also important to the homeowner who is not planning to sell. It improves and maintains the value of a neighborhood, it makes your home welcoming and helps define and project your design personality.

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5 Deck Safety Tips to Keep Your Family Safe 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 11:51:00 AM Categories: Decking Home Maintenance Home Security

decking safetyWe’re not talking splinters here. Decks collapse, and usually they do it without warning. Your kids may be running, dancing, and stomping on your deck one day, and then the next day, the whole contraption might fall completely apart. Inspecting your deck can be a matter of life or death. Just glance over the tips we’ve gathered in the information below. Maybe you’ll decide not to wait until May to carry out your own deck safety check.

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Cellulose vs. Fiberglass Insulation 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 10:01:00 AM Categories: Energy Savings Green Living Home Maintenance

insulation optionsInsulation is the key to efficiently heat and cool your home. Done properly, insulation will return dividends when the weather outside is frightful. As with all steps of construction, there are several decisions to make before insulating. These decisions can range from types, locations and amounts of insulation. To help you choose, we’ll be going over the differences between the two most common insulations used in homes today, cellulose and fiberglass insulation.

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How Much Insulation Do I Need In My Attic? 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 1:24:00 PM Categories: Energy Savings Green Living Home Maintenance

r value insulationFor most of us the attic is the most used unregulated area in our homes. It becomes a place to store memories and junk and, for some, a nice hideaway for some peace and quiet. However, since it’s also the highest point in the house, and as hot air rises, the attic is a natural path for heat loss to occur. To prevent heat loss the attic space should be well insulated. But how much insulation is enough for the attic?

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