3 Tips for Keeping Outside Air Flowing at Home Without All the Bugs

When your home gets too hot, you essentially have two options to help it cool down again. You can either use your air conditioning, which can quickly and effectively cool your home but can cost a lot to run, or you can use nature’s free “air conditioning” by finding ways to get air flowing through your home, thus creating a cooling breeze.

While both options certainly have their pros and cons, nothing beats the ability to stay cool and refreshed without spending a bundle on your utility bill. At the same time, all that outside air can bring a lot of bugs with it, which can quickly make your free air conditioning seem a lot less pleasant. To keep that from happening, here are a few ideas for letting the air in while keeping the bugs out.

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Collateral Damage: 3 Easy Ways to Keep Your Belongings Safe While Renovating

The process of renovating can be challenging under the best of circumstances. Not only are various workmen coming in and out of your house constantly, but drywall dust and other debris get everywhere. Some people prefer to schedule renovations when they are out of town entirely, while others want to be there to check in on a daily basis. No matter which route you choose, however, it is important to prepare your home for renovations. Here are 3 easy ways to keep your belongings safe during renovations.

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5 Ways to Expand Your Home Improvement DIY Knowledge

As a homeowner, you would like to do as many repairs to your home as you possibly can. After all, doing DIY home repairs can save you a lot of money, time, and hassle. While you find that you sort of has a knack for doing a lot of home improvement projects, you know there is still a lot you can learn about making alterations to your living space. The following are five methods for expanding your knowledge of DIY home improvements.

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Signs That Warn You That Your Home Needs Leveling Services

Contributed by Ashley Kinsela

The foundation is what supports the whole house. The complete weight of the house sits upon the foundation and obviously, a house is pretty heavy. So, it is highly imperative that the foundations are super strong. The larger the building, the stronger had to be the foundation. A damage in the foundation can cause a lot of problems and these can quickly escalate if the problem is not given the needed attention. The biggest sign of a failing foundation is the house level sinking and sagging at several spaces. The damages can cost you more and more if you keep ignoring the signs.

The moment you spot the signs that you need house leveling, you need to call up professionals and get the job done. The question is how to spot the signs that indicate a need for house leveling. The signs generally hide in plain sight and that is why are easy to miss. So, to make sure that these signs do not go ignores leading to the house rumbling down, I have listed down all these simple signs. This list will help you keep your house standing firm without staggering.
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Thinking of Spring: 4 Ways to Improve Your Home When the Weather Turns

When the weather starts turning nice, with rising temperatures and gorgeous greenery, it’s time to start thinking about how to improve your home. Luckily, there are a few simple things you can do to quickly and easily improve the appearance, value, and safety of your home. Here are four things you can do.

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How Families Can Improve Their Homes with a Few Simple Additions

If you have been in your home for a while, some simple additions can have a dramatic effect on the look and feel of your house. You can make significant changes to the outside without knocking down walls or breaking the bank.

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4 Steps to a Comfy Outdoor Hosting Area

Entertaining friends at home can be incredibly enjoyable, especially if you have an outdoor area that’s set up to welcome guests and put them at ease. A great outdoor hosting area should be decorated with a combination of style and practicality, so when guests visit, they can feel free to really relax and enjoy the company and conversation the host provides.

The outdoor area should take advantage of all the best qualities of a home’s outdoor space (like having seating in an area that best takes advantage of a view) while also adding a special touch that makes it unique. Here are four steps to creating an inviting and very comfy outdoor area that friends will flock to.

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Benefits of Roof Restoration

Contributed by Lara Buck

Almost all of us are well aware of the fact that roof is one of the most important parts of a house. Overlooking the repair or restoration of the roof can lead to major problems which include wastage of money, time and also compromising the safety of the family. The roof must be inspected time to time as it is exposed to harsh weather conditions like rainfall, storms or even the glaring sun which lead to roof damage. Roof restoration can work out easier and affordable if compared with roof replacement. This restoration work carried out by roofing experts usually involves a specific type of coating which is applied to the existing roof, which tends to harden as it forms a kind of protection.

Reasons to opt for Roof restoration:

There are multiple reasons as to why you need to seriously think of roof restoration. Some of these are listed below.
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Planning your Home Improvement Project in 3 Simple Ways

You probably already know how costly and time-consuming home remodeling projects can be. This is especially true when they involve your home’s exterior components, including your roofing, siding, and gutters. Because these are highly visible from the curb, you need to make sure they make the biggest impression. Here are three easy ways to ensure that your home exterior makeover runs without a hitch:
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6 Reasons Why You’re Due for a Window Replacement

Contributed by Mark

If your home has worn-out or broken windows, you’re probably wondering how to best deal with them. Having them repaired may be the obvious (and more cost-effective) option, but sometimes a simple fix-up won’t work anymore. Sometimes, investing in window replacement can be the best and most sensible solution, what with the home improvement project boosting not only your home’s curb appeal but its overall comfort and energy efficiency as well.
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