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  • Afraid Your Garage Door Is Becoming Unhinged? Tips To Help Homeowners Diagnose Problems & Find Solutions For Strange Symptoms

    9 June 2016

    Garage doors have undergone major changes since the days when they required manual power to move them up and down. While these changes have been positive and offered benefits, such as making them easier to use, offering better security and providing a more pleasing appearance for the homes on which they are installed, the changes have also made them much more complex to maintain and repair. If your normally dependable garage doors have suddenly become erratic and troublesome, the following tips will help you diagnose possible problems and return your garage door to its normally trustworthy self.

  • 5 Tips For Selecting Colors For Your Nursery

    9 June 2016

    Expecting a new baby is an exciting time for most parents, and one of the most exciting tasks to do before the new baby is born is to set up the nursery. One of your first decisions that will allow you to begin designing your nursery is which colors you will use. Before you get swept into the pastel pinks and blues of traditional nurseries, you should consider these five tips for selecting nursery colors that will benefit everyone in your family.

  • Vinyl Versus Aluminum Gutters - Which One Will You Choose?

    9 June 2016

    If you are getting ready to put rain gutters on your home, you will find that you have the choice of several materials. The materials you choose will affect the look of your home, the durability of your gutters, as well as what you pay out of your pocket. Although you will find copper and stainless gutters are priced much higher than other materials, both vinyl and aluminum gutters will come in around the same price range.

  • How To Remove, Clean And Replace Dirty Or Worn Load Wheels On A Manual Pallet Jack

    9 June 2016

    Manually-operated pallet jacks are the workhorses of many warehouses, stock rooms and receiving areas, and they function with quiet reliability day in, day out. Though these simple and rugged pieces of equipment need little maintenance, the wheels that bear the brunt of the loads, known appropriately as load wheels, will occasionally need cleaning, or they will wear out and need replacing. Cleaning or replacing these wheels is a simple task, and almost anyone with basic tool skills can do the job in just a few minutes.

  • No Yard? Could A Rooftop Pool Be An Option?

    9 June 2016

    If you live in a neighborhood where most homes (including your own) are of the zero-lot-line variety, leaving you and your neighbors so close you can nearly touch each other by reaching out the window, you may assume that any swimming pool larger than an inflatable one is out of reach. However, lazy summer days spent lounging in your own full-sized pool may be no further away than your own roof.

  • How To Create A Better Bedding Environment For Growing Healthy Landscape And Garden Plants

    8 June 2016

    When you are planting garden vegetables or new landscaping beds in your yard, make sure you add a mulch layer over the soil. Mulching has many benefits for your soil, which help to promote the growth of your plants. Here is information about why you should mulch and tips to help you do it. Improve Your Landscaping Laying mulch over the top of your soil can add many benefits to your landscaping or gardening. First, mulch prevents weeds from growing in your soil, stealing water and nutrients from your plants.

  • 4 Mistakes You Might Make When Installing Your Own French Drain System

    8 June 2016

    Are you having drainage problems around your home and planning on installing a French drain system to help keep your yard and basement dry? If so, here are 4 common mistakes to avoid when doing the job yourself. 1. Not Calling 811 Before Starting Your French Drain The average French drain system should be buried at a depth of 8 inches to 2 feet. If you happen to hit and damage a water, electrical, or gas line that's buried within the ground while digging your trench, you could put yourself and your neighbors in danger and face steep fines and repair costs.