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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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Summer projects

            Summertime is here and the days are longer. What better time to tackle some of those home renovations. Don’t know where to begin? Here are some ideas… ~Remodel That Old Bathroom                       The average bath remodel results in a 60% investment return. It doesn’t have to be grand. Just something up to date. You could even create a new half bath by converting a spare closet. ~Install Central Air                       Installing central air results...

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