Home Renovation Tips

Are You Acting As Your Own General Contractor | 5 Things Every New Home Construction Site Needs

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At first glance, acting as your own general contractor when building a new house seems fairly straight-forward. You basically have to manage everyone’s schedule and make sure things move smoothly, much like project management in business. Well, yes and no. There is a certain order of things that every good contractor should know, like window cleaning is last on the schedule, but there are also unknown quirks to the schedule, like the wood floor people need to be alone in the house for several days. Read More»

Steps To Renting A Residential Dumpster

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If you need a dumpster for your home project, there are only a few steps that you will need to follow to get the dumpster put in place. Here is a guide to renting a residential dumpster.  Step 1: Get Permission Before you contact any dumpster rental companies, make sure that you can get permission for your roll off dumpsters. The first person to ask is your management company or homeowner’s association. Read More»

Three Preparation Tasks To Complete Before A Home Heating Oil Delivery

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If you have recently moved to a home with an oil boiler system, then you will need to have heating oil delivered to your home on a regular basis. Many heating oil companies will set up regular billing with you or they will offer a cash on delivery service. To receive your delivery, you will need to call the heating oil business in advance. When you do this, you should also do a few things to make sure your tank is ready for the delivery. Read More»

Four Reasons To Outsource Shredding Services

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Though shredding can be completed in-house, there are some compelling reasons to outsource the service instead. An outsourced shredding service can operate in a few ways: they can pick up already boxed goods, perform shredding on-site, or install shredder “boxes” which are shredded once full. Here are some of the advantages to using these services.  1. Shredding Services Are Affordable Shredding services are often more affordable than the cost of purchasing and maintaining a shredding machine. Read More»

Roofing Should Last A Lifetime: Metal Versus Architectural Shingles—Which Type Will You Choose?

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If you are in the market for a new roof, you may be pleasantly surprised by the number of choices you have. But if you are looking for traditional types of roofing materials, you may be able to quickly weed out tile, slate, or rubber roofing. Even if you narrow your choices down to asphalt shingles and metal roofing, how do you choose the right one for your home? With the upgrades in technology that have taken place with both styles, this can be a difficult choice. Read More»