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Major Benefits Of Installing A Retractable Awning Over The Back Of Your House

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If you have a nice backyard, but you want to capitalize on the space, you can put stone tiles or bricks down to create a patio. Then you can install a retractable awning from the back of your house over the stone/tile patio. Here are some major benefits of installing the awning.  Reduction of Heat Focused on the Back of the House If the back of your home faces east or west, that side of your home gets a lot of sun for more than half a day. Read More»

Building Your New Home With Pest Defense In Mind

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When you hear the words “pest control,” insecticides and ant traps probably come to mind first. It’s true that these are methods of pest control, but they are reactive methods – methods that you apply after pests are noticed. There is another approach to pest control, called the proactive approach, that involves designing buildings that are less attractive to pests in the first place. If you’re building a new home, here are some ways to build with pest control in the forefront. Read More»

Renting Portable Toilets? Avoid These 5 Mistakes

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Regardless of where you’re hosting an event, a portable toilet rental can come in handy when it comes to keeping your event guests comfortable and content. However, there is more to renting portable toilets than simply ordering the units and having them set up. There are a lot of things that can go wrong with your rental if you are not careful. To ensure that your event goes off without a hitch, here are a few mistakes that you should avoid when it comes to your portable toilet rental. Read More»

Unique Services Offered By Most Commercial Lighting Companies

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Lighting in a commercial business setting is hugely important, but it is not always given the level of attention it deserves. You may work with a commercial lighting installation service when you want to switch from fluorescent to LEDs or install a few recessed light fixtures, but there are other unique services these professionals can offer that can be really advantageous. Here are a few to keep in mind.  1. Get help with installing adequate security lighting. Read More»

Is Your Club Or Organization Raising Money For A Worthy Cause By Collecting Metal?

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Are you on the committee in your club or organization that comes up with ideas on how to raise money? Perhaps the money you raise goes to a worthy cause right in your own community. If you’ll soon be having a meeting for that purpose, have you considered suggesting that your group collect metal to be recycled for money? From putting out the word to arranging for the metal to be recycled at a company in your area, here are some ideas that might help. Read More»

A Few Different Ways To Use Glass In Your Home

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Glass is a popular material that is used inside homes, but you might not be making use of it in all of the different ways that you could be. Glass can be a great addition to many homes and can be used in these ways and more. Mirrors For one thing, it’s a good idea to make use of mirrors in your home in different ways. Along with having mirrors over your vanities in the bathrooms, you can also use them in various areas throughout your home for decor. Read More»

Three Types Of Metal RV Carports To Buy

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If you enjoy taking long trips by RV, you need to think of how you’ll store this large vehicle when you’re not on the road. While some people park their RVs at storage facilities, the reality is that doing so can be expensive — not to mention a hassle, given that access to your vehicle isn’t exactly convenient. Since you probably don’t want to just park your RV in your driveway or yard, and it’s far too big for your garage, a good option is to buy a metal RV carport designed to hold an RV of your size. Read More»

Fiber Cement Siding Is A Game Changer

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As far as residential siding is concerned, most people think of traditional materials like vinyl, aluminum, and wood. These are understandably popular products, but they aren’t very original. They have been around for decades and the most affordable product don’t really have the most impressive styles. That is, cheap products look cheap. But, if you are looking for a budget siding material that is also very attractive and has more unique look, you should think about fiber cement siding. Read More»

4 Efficiency-Boosting Weed Trimmer Tips

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Maintaining the weeds around your lawn isn’t exactly easy work. However, the process should also not be grueling. If your weed clearing sessions leave you in pain and with little to show for all your hard work, you’re likely using your trimmer the wrong way. Learn how to use this piece of lawn care equipment more efficiently.  Adjust the Height Don’t forget to adjust the height on the weed trimmer if more than one person uses the equipment. Read More»

Creating Modern Adobe-Style Walls

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Adobe walls are famous in Spanish-style construction. They have an old world charm that is actually very adaptable in modern residential construction. All over the world, you will see adobe wall with Spanish tile roofs. This looks good with both modern and classic home styles. This article explains a few different options you have if you want adobe style walls from your local siding services. Actual Adobe Siding is Rare But Still Possible Read More»