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How to Prevent Ice Dams

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While you were out swimming, hiking and enjoying the summer weather, leaves and debris have continued to build up in your gutters and downspouts. If not removed, your gutters and downspouts cannot drain properly. Water will back up in your gutters and then seep under your shingles. When the temperature drops, the water freezes and expands, causing significant damage to your gutters, roof and to the inside of your home. This is what's known as an ice dam. Every winter we receive several calls to repair the damage caused by ice dams but this doesn't have to happen to you. Save yourself a lot of trouble and have your gutters...

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How to Beef Up Attic Insulation

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The nights are getting longer and they are getting colder. Is your home ready? One way to ensure that your home stays toasty warm this winter is to beef up your insulation. Here is a quick how to video, along with a shopping list courtesy of This Old House!   Tools for Beefing Up Attic Insulation: - tape measure - insulation knife - leaf rake, used to spread cellulose insulation - dust mask - hammer - circular saw Shopping List for Beefing Up Attic Insulation: - cellulose insulation - un-faced fiberglass insulation - 2x10s for framing a storage platform -...

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How to Maintain a Stone Countertop

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Everyone is using natural stone these days. It is so versatile you can use it on your floors, counter tops, back-splashes and more. The only downside is it absorbs stains easily. This is why it's important you seal them before that happens. Here is a video showing the various types of stone and an explanation on how to seal them. It also shows how to remove stains. just in case you need it. It's comforting to know that your counter tops are not ruined!

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How to Stain Wood

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Wood stain enhances the appearance of the wood by embracing the grain pattern and making it come alive. While it claims to be easy to use, some people are still intimidated by wood stain. Here is a quick video to show you that you just how easy it is to apply. You have nothing to fear, so grab your supplies and let's get to it.

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She Sheds: Plans for How to Build & Customize

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Ok ladies! It's your turn. Men have been taking over the basement and turning them into "man caves" for years. They have a place all their own to get away while you can't even use the bathroom in peace! Well that's about to change. Introducing.... "SHE SHEDS!" So many possibilities that I don't even know where to begin. Gardening your thing? Make it a greenhouse. You like to read? How about a library. Don't want to do anything at all? How about a pillow and blanket? It doesn't really matter what you do with it.. just knowing its YOURS is...

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How to Fix a Toilet

How to Fix a Toilet - Fill Valve Replacement Have you ever had a toilet that wouldn't stop running? IT'S ANNOYING!!! And trying to get a plumber to come out for such a small job is next to impossible. But that's ok. We're going to learn how to How to Fix a Toilet ourselves. It's really not that had when you have a step by step video like this. Soon you will be a DIY master!

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Why should I install a wireless thermostat?

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For all you tech savvy people out there, a wireless thermostat offers many benefits! Plus, it's just really cool. Below is a link to the top 10 benefits of installing a wireless thermostat and a video with step by step instructions for installing one. Why not give it a try? http://missionmechanical.com/top-10-benefits-wireless-thermostat/     Of course not everyone is cut out for DIY projects. If you need help on any of your projects, don't hesitate to call. (877) 740-9654

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