Home Renovation Tips

8 Simple Tips For Keeping Your Garage Door In Good Shape

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A garage door can last for decades on end, but only if it’s properly cared for. Keeping your garage in great shape also sidesteps many of the nuisances associated with garage door operation, plus you’ll be able to prevent small problems from snowballing into larger and more expensive ones. Here are a few simple pointers to keep in mind when it comes to garage door maintenance: Check All of the Nuts, Bolts and Other Fasteners Read More»

Advantages And Disadvantages Of A Flat Roof

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When it comes to home construction, there are many things that are usually taken into consideration. For example, no one readily ignores the dimensions of their bedroom, whether or not the home will have a basement, or what sort of earth the property rests upon. However, there is one primary thing that few people think about prior to the construction of their home or business: what type of roof would you like your home or business to have? Read More»

Making Sure Your Vinyl Siding Holds Up To Hurricane Winds It's Rated For

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Is your house located in a hurricane zone? Are you about to install new siding on it, and wondering how you can do your best to protect that siding from succumbing to the high winds it might encounter? If so, read on to learn about vinyl siding testing and how to make sure siding holds up to the wind speed it’s rated for. Understanding The Testing Process How do vinyl siding manufacturers really know how much wind their products can stand up to? Read More»

How To Inspect And Clean Your Solar Inverter To Keep It Functioning Properly

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 A solar electrical generation system in residential settings is fairly low-maintenance, and most homeowners don’t need to do much in the way of upkeep. However, one integral component, the solar inverter, requires regular cleaning to prevent failure. The solar inverter transforms the often-irregular direct current flowing from solar cells and storage batteries into usable alternating current. If it becomes clogged with dust, cobwebs or other debris, it can overheat and burn up its internal components. Read More»

Do Landlords Really Need To Provide Air Conditioning?

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Nearly everyone knows that a landlord must provide for basic necessities such as heat, electricity and running water. This is referred to as the warranty of habitability and is designed to protect the rights of tenants. Although the landlord does not need to foot the bill (unless it is stated in your lease), he must provide you with access to services deemed necessary to maintain relative comfort. Many assume the warranty of habitability applies to air conditioning as well and are surprised to learn that it isn’t always true. Read More»