Category: Home Improvement

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Flooring

Heated Floors – What Every Homeowner Should Know

Imagine stepping onto a warm, heated floor on a cold morning – that’s what electric heated floors aim to provide you with. Electronic radiant floor heating use a 15 or 20 amp electrical circuit, wired directly to their own thermostat. They’re made up of a series of wires, often embedded in mats, that are installed

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Home Improvement

5 Common Vinyl Siding Problems and How to Fix Them

Vinyl siding does more for your house than just beautifying it. Vinyl siding makes your home watertight, and they are popular and quite easy to install. Vinyl is easy to maintain, and the thought of never having to paint your home can be quite enticing. After all, vinyl siding does not chip or peel, and

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Flooring

How Much Does Radiant Floor Heating Cost?

Electronic floor heating systems can range in cost from $5 – $15 a square foot for the materials. Installed, they tend to cost around $20 a square foot. On the other end, Hydronic radiant heat systems can also have a range of costs depending on the system, how you’ll heat the water, and whether it’s

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Attics

Everything You Need To Know About Attic Access Doors

Nowadays, nearly every building has an attic, and of course, attic access doors and panels. However, there are still some who don’t have attics– whether residential or commercial, thus overlooking the aspect of heat loss and air drafts that attics can provide. Moreover, when it comes to attic hatches, they can impact the overall proper

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Home Improvement

Pergolas 101 – A Guide To Choosing The Right Pergola Design

In this guide you will find a breakdown of what a pergola is, a little about its history, different materials used for pergolas and shade structures, coverings, and much more. After reading, you’ll feel comfortable integrating a pergola in the outdoor architectural design of a garden or landscape as well as utilizing them to create

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Radiant Heat Flooring
Flooring

Definitive Guide to Radiant Floor Heating Systems

Imagine stepping from a warm bed or shower on a cold day onto a warm floor. That’s what will happen if you have radiant floor heating installed in your home.  Radiant floor heating systems warm the objects and people in the room directly by infrared radiation. This method of heating is much more efficient and

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Driveway

The Hidden Benefits of a Ribbon Driveway

It’s not every day you see a ribbon driveway gracing somebody’s front yard. For whatever reason, ribbon driveways just haven’t been utilized as often as you might think, considering all their benefits. Regular-sized driveways are subject to a number of negative influences from both the environment and human traffic because of the nature of their

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Home Improvement

5 Types of Paving Options to Consider

If you were to take a survey of every home or business in America, you would find that the vast majority of them feature some kind of paving within their landscape. Paving serves a variety of purposes for us, including improving the aesthetics of outdoor areas as well as providing places for us to walk,

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Home Improvement

101 Changes a Homeowner Will Make During a Project

You build for a living and you sell for a living. You think you know what you’re doing! You meet with your potential clients and discuss every possible option that can be put in the new home or renovation you are bidding and you finally get a signature and permission to move forward. But before

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Alternative to Building with Metal and Wood Studs
Framing

A Stronger Alternative to Building with Metal and Wood Framing

Light framing is an important part of any traditionally constructed building. They are built inside the walls of a structure and provide a bridging point between the exterior and interior parts of a wall. The most common materials used for studs today are wood and metal. Both have their respective advantages and disadvantages, and you

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