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  • Selecting Awnings for Cold Weather

    Awnings add functionality and style to any type of outdoor space. From porches to balconies and decks, awnings provide shelter from the sun, rain, and wind. For people who live in warm areas all year round, selecting awnings can be easy. They can choose from the many designs that are available without having to worry about damages to their new investment. However, for people living in cold areas where rain, snow and ice are likely to fall, selecting an awning is more complicated.
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  • Ways in Which All Households Can Benefit From Home Window Tinting

    By conventional standards, window tinting is usually associated with vehicles. And since they work so well on cars, it is not surprising that these window films have steadily made their way into the residential market, too! Nonetheless, some people may be under the assumption that home window tinting is purely for aesthetic appeal. Although there is a wide array of decorative window films that you could choose to boost the attractiveness of your home, this is not the only function that the tints can play.
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  • Concrete Crack Repairs – What Causes Settling Of The Soil?

    If you have a concrete driveway or kerbing, you probably chose this material due to its longevity and high durability. Nevertheless, over time, you would have to engage in concrete crack repairs to make sure that it does not reach a state of irreparability and require complete resurfacing. If you would like to keep these repairs to a minimum, it would be advisable to learn what causes these cracks in the first place.
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  • Residential Roof Construction: Prefabricated Trusses or Onsite Timber Frames

    If you are building a new roof for your house, you should be diligent in choosing your timber frames trusses. Your choice of roof frames will determine the strength and durability of the roof as well as the appearance of the structure. In general, there are two framing options to consider for your home: prefabricated trusses and onsite timber frames. The latter are frames which are built on top of the roofing structure by a contractor while ready-made alternatives are constructed in a factory and delivered as completed units.
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  • How to Keep Dishwashers Clean and Tips on Repairing an Overflowing Dishwasher

    Dishwashers save you the hassle of washing dirty dishes the hard way. With a dishwasher, you do not need to manually wash dishes in the kitchen sink one at a time—you simply put all the dirty dishes in the appliance and press a button to clean them all at once. Like many other plumbing appliances, however, dishwashers may overflow, usually because of clogging in the appliance itself or blockages in the kitchen sink drain to which it is connected.
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  • Avoid Electrical Fires This Holiday Season: Here's How to Do It Right

    Electrical faults are one of the top causes of fires in Australia. The holiday season contributes to the most electrical fires due to increased use of home appliances and lighting. Other than damaging properties, electrical fires are known to claim dozens of lives. Make sure that everyone is protected during this holiday season by preventing an electrical fire from starting. Here are a few things you can do to avoid a fire in your home.
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  • 5 Benefits of Concrete Slabs Over Pavers

    If you're putting in a patio, you have two main choices—concrete slabs or pavers. There are pros and cons to both options, but there are key benefits to choosing concrete. Here's a look at why you may want a concrete slab over pavers: 1. Easier to Transport With concrete, you can start with bags of mix and then add water. Because the mixture in the bags is dehydrated, they tend to be a lot lighter than the concrete itself.
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  • 4 Clear Tips to Consider When Hiring Demolition Contractors

    When people think of demolition, skyscrapers and explosions come to mind. But demolition contractors come in all scales and are more often employed by people doing renovation and repair. Whether you're remodelling your bathroom or hauling away an old mobile home left from the 70's in a lot on your property, a demolition contractor can make a big difference in the time and money you spend on your project. Because construction – particularly home construction – generally takes longer and costs more than initially planned, it's important to keep in mind a simple job like tearing down a bathroom can turn into a months-long endeavour.
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  • Architectural Details That Revive a Room

    Are you bored with your house? The fault could lie in the lack of architectural detail in your home. Four walls and a floor make a room, but it's the details that make it inviting. With some basic carpentry skills and tools (or a skilled hired architect) you can add a little "Wow!" to your home with these ideas. Replace Trim Survey your rooms: how tall is the baseboard? What kind of trim is around windows or doorways?
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  • 5 Ways to Use Built-In Shelves to Make a Room Feel Larger

    Built-in bookshelves look beautiful, and they can also affect how the room looks overall. If you're working with a residential carpenter to put built-in bookshelves in your home, there are a range of ideas that you may want to consider. If you want the shelves to make the room look bigger, here are some ideas to consider. 1. Opt for Light Colours Light colours always help to make spaces larger. Light bounces off of light colours, and that helps create the appearance of extra space.
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