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What to Look For: Inspecting your Insulation and Weather Stripping

What to Look For: Inspecting your Insulation and Weather Stripping

As the cold weather approaches and your furnace begins its annual duties, we often think of ways to make our homes more energy efficient. One thing that can make a big impact on energy savings at a reasonable cost is inspecting your insulation and weatherstripping. Over time, weatherstripping can become worn out and damaged which then creates drafts. Insulation can settle over time, thus reducing its R-value and becoming less effective. Below, we’ll discuss some effective ways to check your insulation and weatherstripping to see if any action is needed. Weatherstripping First, do a visual inspection around your doors and...

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Small Engine Repair Importance

Small Engine Repair Importance

Whether you are maintaining your personal equipment, caring for company tools, or running a mechanic’s business, the importance of small engine repair cannot be underestimated. By understanding just how vital the maintenance and repair of small engines is, you can invest in your equipment properly to keep every engine running smoothly. Types of Small Engines Small, gas-powered engines are far more widespread in tools, home equipment, and recreational vehicles than many people realize. Small engines are found in… Tillers and cultivators Lawn mowers, trimmers, and edgers Air compressors Concrete mixers Chain saws and wood chippers Snowblowers Snowmobiles, ATVs, and outboard...

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Five Steps To Preparing To Seal Your Asphalt Driveway

Five Steps To Preparing To Seal Your Asphalt Driveway

While it’s an arduous task that needs to be done in the heat of the summer, sealing your asphalt driveway is a necessary task in maintaining its integrity. Here are the five steps you need to take to prepare your driveway to look like new again: 1) Pick a good span of daysThe first step in this process is scouting out the weather reports and seeing where there is a good three or four-day span of hot temperatures without any rain. 2) MeasureYou will want to measure the dimensions of your driveway and keep that information when you plan on...

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Repainting Your Home: Tips for the DIYer

Repainting Your Home: Tips for the DIYer

If your home’s paint is beginning to peel and crack, it may be getting difficult to avoid the age old question: Should I hire a painter or do it myself?That answer depends on a few things. First, do you know how? Painting your home is a job that is relatively easy enough for most homeowners to tackle. However, a homeowner must also have the available time, be in good enough shape, and must not be bothered by working on a ladder and/or scaffolding. If you think the architectural features of your home will require equipment, expertise and intestinal fortitude that...

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How to Add Curb Appeal

How to Add Curb Appeal

Whether you are considering selling your house or just want to spruce up your property to better reflect your tastes and personality, it is easy to add curb appeal to any house. With thoughtful consideration, you can quickly give your home the facelift it deserves. What Is Curb Appeal? Curb appeal is your home’s first impression on visitors or prospective buyers, literally how the property looks when seen from the street. Good curb appeal can serve several purposes, depending on whether the house is for sale or you just want to showcase your home to its best advantage. Curb appeal...

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