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Four Tips For Keeping Safe While You Operate A Brush Chipper

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If you want to clean up the look of your property and part of the job will involve dealing with dead or dying trees, it’s beneficial to rent a brush chipper for the weekend. Getting this piece of equipment, which you customarily tow behind your vehicle, is ideal because it will quickly turn a tree into wood chips that you can use to decorate your yard. Make no mistake, though – using a brush chipper is serious business that requires your full attention to ensure that you complete the job safely. Read More»

3 Steps To Prepare To Install Spray Foam Insulation As A DIY Project

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Spray foam insulation is very popular because of its effectiveness and flexibility as a building material. It can be installed on horizontal and vertical surfaces, and can be used to insulate all over the home. Still, a successful installation of this type of insulation requires preparation. If you’re a DIYer thinking about installing your own spray foam insulation, the following tips will help. Check With Your Local Building Codes Office Read More»

2 Tips For Maintaining Your Eavestroughs

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One of the most important parts of your home, if you live in a place that experiences a lot of rain or snow, are your eavestroughs, mostly because they can direct water away from your home, foundation, and entryways. Listed below are two tips that can help you maintain your eavestroughs so that they can last for many years to come. Regular Cleaning The easiest way to ensure that your eavestrough remains in good condition for as long as possible is to make sure that you clean it regularly. Read More»

Two Long-Term Solutions To Ice Dams

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If you have ice dams forming on the edge of your roof, then your home is at risk of shingle damage, bent gutters, and leaks. You can thwart ice dams temporarily by shoveling or raking snow off the roof before it has a chance to melt. Unfortunately, keeping up with shoveling your roof can be a huge chore, so you’ll want to seek out a more permanent solution to your ice dam problem. Read More»

Which Is Better: Brick Or Siding? Why?

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Brick or Siding?  Which is the better option for your home or building?  The debate of which is better goes back and forth, so a definitive answer will be difficult.  The best way for you to know which is best is to consider which one, brick or siding, is most appropriate for you.  Exploring the pros and cons of each will help determine which is the better choice. Brick Brick is more expensive than siding and has fewer color choices. Read More»