Common indicators that you need to repaint your home

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The outward appearance of your house is the first thing people, notice. Preserving the beauty of a house is important in making the house feel like home. Every homeowner has a responsibility to take care of their houses, as soon as the paint starts to discolor, get new paint and rejuvenate your homes youthfulness. Most people wait for the opinion …

Should you opt for asbestos siding?

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So many people are afraid of asbestos, citing that it is a health hazard. Most people pass this judgment even before understanding how and when asbestos is dangerous. The truth is, asbestos is a health hazard when exposed or disturbed, it is also the best siding ever to exist. If you are a skeptic and still consider it dangerous, by …

How to Avoid Common House Foundation Problems, Draining any water near the house, Plant trees away from the house, grade well, clean gutters, Extend the downspouts

How to Avoid Common House Foundation Problems

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Many people ignore the house foundation the moment they move in. A neglected foundation will fail and start to have problems which will cost more to repair. The foundation holds together the whole house, and if it fails, then you have no house. Proper foundation care is easy and painless as it does not cost much, repairing the cracks is …

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How to Clean up Mold in Your Home

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Mold clean up takes many forms and techniques. Some people employ cleaning crews; others use chemicals to kill off the mold while many others opt for a non-toxic way of getting rid of mold. Cleaning up mold is one step towards getting rid of it entirely. After cleaning, you need to prevent the return of mold by identifying the causes. …

How to Renovate an Old House, Inspect the house , budget, Start with the roof and windows

How to Renovate an Old House

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Any work put into an old home requires careful consideration. When you decide to renovate an old house, you need to exercise caution and moderation. Many people make the mistake of overly planning and picking out things they want in the house before calculating the risks and practicability of what they want. Old houses should be treated as rare gems …

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Three Essential Areas to Regularly Inspect in Your House

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The cleanliness of your home is your responsibility. That is why ensuring that all parts are working smoothly is important. There are so many areas in a home to keep up with. Drawing up a home inspection list and schedule helps stay on top of all situations and address problems as they arise. There are fundamental areas in the house …

Common Causes of Roof Leaks

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A leaking roof is a headache that will cause you sleepless nights, cost you money and compromise the structural strength of your house. Many people believe that a leaking roof is an indication of poor installation. There are many causes of roof leaks which you can quickly fix to avoid further damage to the house. The most common causes of …

Essential Masonry Chimney Height Rules

Essential Masonry Chimney Height Rules

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There are many building regulations put in place, all to protect you. Some people find these masonry chimney height rules are bothersome. However, you should follow them. One of the things whose conditions you need to regard seriously is the chimney. The size and placement of the chimney determine whether or not it is safe to light any fire in …

Check the Structural Integrity of Your House

How to Check the Structural Integrity of Your House

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The structural integrity of your home is essential. Regularly checking your house for any signs of structural problems helps prevent severe damage that may cost more to repair. Many structural problems in homes result from the poor material selection. When the wood on the sides of your house begins to rot, it compromises the walls, rotting shingles and roof tiles …

House Foundation Repair and Foundation Inspection

Ultimate Guide to House Foundation Repair and Foundation Inspection

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There are many ways to spot a faulty foundation and calls for foundation inspection first. Some people choose to ignore and end up incurring hefty charges to carry out house foundation repair. There are early tell-tale signs that can help you get ahead of the situation. These include: 1. Cracked and uneven floors 2. Noticeable gaps between the wall and …

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Causes of Water Stain on Ceiling

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From the moment you spot that unpleasant, brownish water stain on ceiling, your mind starts plotting the fastest ways of getting rid of it. Addressing the water stain could help solve the problem momentarily, but the ugly stains will be back until you fix the problem at the source. Water stain on ceiling result from several causes, most of which …

Wood Rotting Guide and the Causes of Wood Rot

Wood Rotting Guide and the Causes of Wood Rot

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Wood rotting is a major problem for the structural integrity of your house. When wood becomes too wet, it begins to rot. Wood rotting is always an indication that the moisture levels in the house are too high. There are three main types of wood rot. 1.    White rot White rot is mainly evident in hardwoods. When you begin …