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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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Repairing Rotted Window Sills

Repairing Rotted Window Sills

Window sills take quite a beating. Constant exposure to the sun, rain and ice can take a toll, especially when water finds its way beneath the layer of paint and caulk. Ongoing exposure to moisture can cause the sill to rot, a process that only gets worse over time. If left unchecked, the rot will penetrate deeper into the sill, requiring more and more extensive repair, often spreading to adjacent jams and trim-work. The good news is that repair isn’t too difficult, especially if performed early enough. If the rot is confined to just a small area, a simple patch...

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Project Ideas for Memorial Day Weekend

Project Ideas for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is known as the kickoff of summer fun. Campgrounds, amusement parks and beaches all typically mark the long weekend as their season’s opening. If you find yourself staying home during Memorial Day weekend, there’s another thing the holiday weekend is known to kickoff which might be more to your liking: The unofficial start of the home improvement season! The long weekend can be an opportunity to fix those nagging little problems that have been at the back of your mind, just waiting for a nice day to get started. Got a leaky outdoor faucet? Need to bring the...

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When to Know If It’s Time for Siding Replacement

When to Know If It’s Time for Siding Replacement

Siding is an essential part of a building’s structure, providing both protection from the elements as well as aesthetic appeal. As siding ages and becomes worn, however, it becomes less effective and needs to be replaced. Recognizing the signs of ineffective siding is important for homeowners to be able to plan for siding replacement before poor siding leads to more extensive damage and problems. Signs Your Home Needs New Siding Few homeowners think much about their siding, but like our own healthy skin, siding is a building’s skin that protects it from outside influences. There are many clues that may...

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