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building a home addition - what you should know

When building an addition to an existing home, many things can go wrong. If you don't know what you are doing, the addition may not be structurally sound, it may leak water and the electrical system could put the entire home at risk of a fire. When I added two bedrooms to the back of my house, I thought that it was going to be an easy project that could be completed in no time. Little did I know that there is a lot of planning that goes into this type of project. This blog will show you what you need to know before you begin building an addition.


Do High-Efficiency Furnaces Require Extra Maintenance?

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What To Know About Basement Flooding And Waterproofing

Do you have water that gets into your basement and you want to do something about it? If so, you're likely looking into waterproofing your home. Here are some things you need to know about why basements flood and what can be done to prevent it. Why Basements Flood When your home was first built, it was necessary to dig a large hole below ground level to install the concrete foundation and footings. Read More 

Hire A Commercial Electrician To Assist With Your Museum Facilities

As a museum owner, you perform maintenance on a regular basis on some of your exhibits, ensuring everything remains as clean and preserved as possible. But while you may focus on the exhibits themselves, don't forget about some of the tools you are using to help those exhibits look good. A museum's lighting can play a large role in the overall appearance of what you have on display. Here's why you might want to contact a local commercial electrician to discuss your museum's lights today. Read More 

What You Should Know About Repairing a Leak in Your Roof

A leak in your roof can lead to further damage to your home. It can cause mold and mildew growth from the moisture combined with the warm air in your home. If the water is leaking into your ceiling or walls, this is further repair work you will have to deal with. If there is a leak in your roof, you need to find where the water is coming in from and make the repair. Read More 

The Everything Guide To Prepare For Vinyl Replacement Window Improvements

If you are planning on updating your home with new windows, vinyl is one of the best choices. Before you can install vinyl replacement windows in your home, preparations need to be done. You will also need to choose the style and features of the new window units. The planning of the new vinyl windows for your home needs to start with evaluating the existing openings. You will also need to prepare the exterior finishes for the new vinyl windows. Read More