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The Merits Of A Flat Roof

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In general, a homeowner can choose from two types of roofing: flat or pitched. While flat roofs certainly have their flaws, they also have many benefits which make them well worth the investment. Here are some of the many benefits of flat roofs. Easier to Inspect No doubt, flat roofs are far easier to climb onto and inspect. Of course, it is important to be cautious any time you’re on top of a roof, but the danger is less if it’s a flat roof you’re on top of. With a flat roof, there is no need to do maintenance work from a...

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What Type Of Demolition Will Work Best For Your Project?

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Thinking about doing a massive remodel on your home or commercial building? If so, you may find that it is easier and more cost effective to simply demolish your building and build exactly what you want from scratch rather than trying to adapt your current building to fit your needs. Of course, demolishing a building is no small matter. It is usually messy, and it can even be dangerous. Demolition experts have consequently designed many different ways to demolish a building. Each has its own pros and cons, which is why it is...

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How Pipeline Owners Practice Preventative Maintenance To Keep The Pathways To You Clear

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Millions of gallons worth of liquids pour through pipelines every day, delivering water, oil and natural gas to consumers who use it for many different purposes.  Getting these precious resources from a central plant to residential and commercial buildings depends on the work of clear pipelines.  Whether pipelines are buried deep beneath the earth, or if they snake alongside highways and country roads, it is important that pipes be kept clear so that costly hold-ups will not occur.  While pipelines will almost certainly require...

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How To Repair A Leak In Your Flat Rubber Roof In 4 Easy Steps

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The ability to perform basic repairs on their own is one of the reasons that many business owners choose rubber flat roofing membranes for their flat roofing surfaces. If your rubber roof has sprung a leak, you can repair this leak quite easily without the need to hire a professional contractor by following the four steps below. Step #1: Find The Source Of The Leak The most difficult part of repairing a flat rubber roof is to find the location of the leak. This is because small holes and tears in the rubber membrane will often blend in with...

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3 Eco-Friendly Roofing Solutions For Your Home

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The environment has been a hot button topic for many years now. Consequently, more and more homeowners are now looking for ways to do their part in saving the environment by making their home more environmentally friendly. One of the most effective ways people have been accomplishing this goal is through the use of eco-friendly roofing systems. Continue reading to learn more about three of these environmentally friendly roofing solutions so that you can determine whether or not they are right for your home. Green Roofing Systems Green roofing...

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Relighting A Pilot Light On A Standing Pilot Furnace

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Older furnaces will use a pilot light to light the gas flowing into the burner. This pilot can go out for several reasons, and when it does your furnace will not light. A mechanism in your furnace will shut off the gas, so you don’t have to worry about gas permeating your home just because your burner didn’t light. You do, however, have to relight your pilot in order to get your furnace working again.  Investigate the Cause Pilot lights are designed to burn constantly, so there has to be a cause for them going out. If you...

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Why You Should Consider A Log Home Over A Traditional House

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If you’re thinking about building a house, there may be one type of home that you haven’t yet considered. In addition to the unique look and feel, custom log homes offer a number of great benefits over building a traditional house. Here are just a few reasons to consider a contractor or construction company, like Harrison Log Home Spruce, that specializes in log homes before you make your final decision. Energy Efficiency It’s possible for a log home to be just as energy efficient as a traditional house. In order to...

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Install New Vinyl Windows In 3 Easy Steps

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Replacing your windows with vinyl windows can save yourself money when you install them yourself. If your windows are older than fifteen years, you may want to replace them. Below is a step-by-step guide to replace your window. Necessary Tools Hammer Cordless drill Caulking Gun Utility knife Tape measure Level Chisel Necessary Materials Wood Shims Waterproof Caulk Vinyl Windows 4″ Screws Fiberglass Insulation Step 1: Remove Old Windows Remove the trim and molding from around your current window with a chisel carefully and save them for...

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3 Potential Problems With Green Roofs

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Green roofs have a lot to offer new homeowners, but they also come with some surprising disadvantages and inconveniences. Despite their energy efficiency, their friendliness towards the environment, and their charm, green roofs can cause problems. Before your start planting on top of your house, there are three things you should know about. Insect Infestations Green roofs provide a wonderful habitat for plants, but anywhere plants grow insects are sure to follow. If you build an ecosystem on top of your house, you shouldn’t be surprised...

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Cool Roofing: It’s A Hot Commodity In The Roofing World

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Have you ever put on a white t-shirt on a hot summer day and welcome the cool feeling it brings? White, and other light colors, will naturally reflect heat away from the body, providing a reprieve from the rays shining down from above. Now imagine putting that same concept to work on your house, specifically your roof. Most homes have dark color roofs that absorb sunlight, subsequently allowing the heat of the day to build up in your home. By installing a roof that works much like a white t-shirt, you’re able to deflect the solar rays,...

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