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When is it time to replace my roof?

Posted 07-05-2017 at 06:50 AM by Windows on Wash
Tags asphalt , metal , roof , shingle , tile

How do I know it is time to replace my roof?

Depending on the type of roof you currently have, there are various signs you are in need of a roof replacement. Some tell-tale signs include:
  • It has missing or broken shingles
  • The shingles are bare, curling, or buckling
  • The roof is very old or past warranty
  • There are many broken tiles
  • It has damaged flashing
  • There are cracks in the roof that leak water or daylight into your home
Some people may decide to reroof instead...
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Guide to Choosing the Right Grade of Plywood

Posted 04-06-2017 at 11:44 AM by lge77
Updated 04-09-2017 at 03:47 PM by kwikfishron (Remove Links)
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Choosing the right plywood for your application can be a daunting task. The price variations can be quite complicated, and what exactly are those letters on the label? Understanding what these letters mean as well as different purposes for each is crucial to choosing the right material. Similarly, understanding the different finishes can take your project to the next level.



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How to make your basement flood proof

Posted 01-12-2017 at 05:38 AM by Michael Jacobs
Updated 01-12-2017 at 05:43 AM by Michael Jacobs

As a homeowner, you know how important it is to protect your home from flooding. One of the most vulnerable areas to flooding is the basement. Much of the plumbing of a house runs through the basement. It is also the easiest place for water to collect, whether it is from an internal burst pipe or external sudden rainstorm. There are some simple steps you can take as part of your flood damage preparedness plans. See if your home needs the following remodels.

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Removing a wall

Posted 03-16-2014 at 11:52 AM by MelissaFail

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We are currently removing a non load bearing wall, and want to get rid of 1 of the registers (for heating and cooling) from that wall (there are 3). Is this a safe thing to do? Do we really need to put all 3 in the ceiling? They are all only about 4 feet apart. We would like to only have 2 relocated, and just get rid of the third. Any suggestions would be great.
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The health benefits of the simple act of properly caulking your shower panels.

Posted 11-27-2011 at 10:10 PM by WillK
Updated 11-27-2011 at 10:12 PM by WillK

Today as I was in the process of staging tools to drop into my crawlspace, I decided to take on a relatively small task of recaulking the tub. We've lived in the house a year, and the caulk job done was bad, but when you have fire hazards, leaky roofs and a 93 year old house sitting on cement blocks instead of a foundation, caulk seems low priority.

I've suspected the house of contributing to minor but frequent colds and coughs, but I've been focussed on bigger things like having ducts...
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