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Noises In Your Attic? You Could Have A Damaged Roof

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If you hear strange noises in your attic, you may have a rat problem. But if you can’t find signs of rat activity inside your home, check your roof. Rodents can create openings or holes in damaged roofing material. If you repair your roof, you can help keep rats out of your attic. Here’s how and why rats take advantage of a damaged roof and the solutions you need for both issues.…

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How To Tell If Your Tiny House Needs A New Roof

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Chances are if you are involved in the tiny house movement, your home is fairly new. This does not mean, however, that you should ignore your pretty new roof. Quite the contrary, as a proud new homeowner, it is your job to check on the health of your roof, preferably monthly. Relax. It only takes a few minutes of your time.  1. Look Up: One of the easiest ways to check on your asphalt shingles is to look up at the leading edge, along your roofline.…

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4 Tips For Flood-Proofing Your Basement

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A flooded basement results in costly repairs, and in some cases ongoing water damage and mold. If you live in an area prone to storms and flooding, it’s wise to be proactive in making your basement as waterproof as possible. Here are a few practical and effective ways to flood-proof your basement: Hire an Exterior Waterproofing Company  Exterior waterproofing is an innovative way to keep water from leaking into your basement.…

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4 Ways To Boost Your Business' Commitment To The Environment

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If you’re looking for simple but meaningful ways to help your business “go green,” you don’t have to be discouraged. It doesn’t take big steps like installing solar panels or installing a geothermal heating system when you’re just starting. Instead, take these steps to boost your company’s commitment to preserving the environment. 1. Increase recycling efforts. Many offices already have collections for paper recycling or plastic bottles, but they don’t go beyond that.…

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Your New HVAC Unit: Protecting It

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With a brand new HVAC unit, you may be happy to bid farewell to bulky units in your windows and enjoy the fact that you have one unit for both the cooling and heating inside the house. Because it’s a new unit and system, you might not give one thought to it until there’s something not working well. Rather than wait for trouble, you can maintain the new HVAC unit in the same way you maintain other parts of your home.…

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3 Ways A Commercial Permitting Service Can Get Your Project Off The Ground

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If you want to start a large commercial construction project, there are a large variety of permits that you are going to need to obtain in order to get the project started. A commercial permitting service, such as City Permit, is a company that helps you obtain the permits that you need in order to move forward with large-scale projects from all appropriate agencies. Here are a few different areas that a commercial permitting service can assist you with.…

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Why You Should Have a Hurricane-Proof Door Installed on Your Home

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If you live in a hurricane prone area, then you may be highly concerned about making sure your roof and your interior windows are impact resistant. While this is ideal, you also want to make sure that you have a hurricane proof door. Keep reading to learn why. It Will Make Your Home Impenetrable You may think that hurricane proof windows are ideal to keep debris from entering your home during a hurricane.…

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A Quick Look At Why Boundary Surveying Is An Important Part Of Building A Home

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You’ve got a piece of land that you have held onto for a lot of years or happened to inherit an acre or two from a relative and you have decided now is the time to start developing the property with a new home. Before you start getting quotes from contractors and consulting with a home designer, it is best to have the property surveyed first. Even though boundary surveying is thought of as a process that only takes place when land is originally purchased, before you build a home is a good time to do this as well–especially if it has been a while since surveying on the property was completed last.…

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Four Things You Need To Do To Keep Your Roof In The Best Condition Possible

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With the cost of a new roof running thousands of dollars, it makes sense to take steps to prolong your roof’s life expectancy. Check out a few simple tasks you can complete to ensure your roof lasts as long as possible. 1. Keep Your Roof Clear of Debris It only takes one wind storm to cover your roof in branches, leaves, or other debris. When this occurs, it is important to clear your roof as soon as possible.…

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Top 5 Reasons Contractors Choose To Rent Clear Span Structures

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Clear span structures are temporary fabric buildings that can be erected almost anywhere. As a contractor, utilizing clear span structures can help make you money and ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget. There are several reasons to consider using clear span structures at a construction site, such as: Protection from Inclement Weather One of the biggest causes of construction delays is bad weather. In areas where rain, snow, high winds, or other adverse weather conditions are a factor, there may be many days where construction is not possible.…

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