Posts filed under "DIY"

DIY – Prepare Your Home for Greater Efficiency Before Winter

Posted by hoi August 27, 2014 Comments are off 1074 views

The only thing that you may be dreading more than the cold weather that is coming soon is having to pay the high heating costs that come with it. Fortunately, there are several ways that you can save money on your bill, and many of them are easy to implement. Of course, the most straightforward [...]

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DIY – How to Properly Treat and Maintain your Wood Deck

Posted by hoi August 12, 2014 Comments are off 1118 views

Old and new decks require a certain amount of maintenance to ensure they hold up to weather abuse, such as rain, snow and direct sunlight. While sun damage produces a dry, weathered look, constant foot traffic also ages a deck’s appearance over time. Rain, dew and sprinklers cause water damage that leads to mold, mildew [...]

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DIY – How to Replace Damaged or Missing Siding

Posted by hoi July 16, 2014 Comments are off 2237 views

Compared to other siding materials, vinyl siding is fairly prone to damage. Intense heat and cold can both degrade vinyl. Cold spells can cause brittleness, hairline cracks and full-on breakage. When one needs to repair or install smaller vinyl sections, it isn’t always cost-effective to employ a repair professional. This type of repair can cost [...]

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Top HVAC System Efficiency Comparisons for Homeowners

Posted by hoi June 24, 2014 0 Comment 3559 views

In the list of must-have features in modern homes, a long-lasting and efficient HVAC system ranks up there alongside sturdy foundation and dependable roof. The home’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning system determines the home’s livability regardless of the time of year. Aside from altering indoor climate to cool it down or heat it up, [...]

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DIY – An Entryway Retiling Real Life Project

Posted by hoi May 6, 2014 0 Comment 4896 views

My family moved into our first home last December, and to say that we have a lot of projects on our to-do list would be an understatement. There are multiple projects in the works for almost every room in the house. Thank goodness it’s only a 1-story home. Recently, we decided to give our entryway [...]

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DIY – How to Install a Chain Link Fence

Posted by hoi October 21, 2013 0 Comment 4070 views

A chain link fence features a frame built from rails and posts. With time and patience along with the proper tools and materials, you can build a chain link fence around your home and yard. Tools and Equipment The caps are the sections that hold the fence’s structure together. Furthermore, after you install the frame, [...]

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DIY – Easy Tips to Help Keep your Home a Little Safer

Posted by hoi October 7, 2013 0 Comment 1711 views

Home security can be the deciding factor in whether or not your home turf might be broken into by burglars. According to a recent Household Burglary report released by the U.S. Department of Justice, there were 2,845,500 completed burglaries in 2011. Of those completed burglaries only 44% of the break-ins were to homes that required [...]

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DIY – 3 Great Landscaping Ideas You Can Do Yourself

Posted by hoi August 14, 2013 0 Comment 3584 views

Furnishing and decorating the home’s interior is an aspect of home ownership many people enjoy. However, while homeowners are busy creating style with unique design concepts inside their homes, they can easily forget about the home’s exterior. If you are a DIY (Do It Yourself) type, this article will point you in a few, very [...]

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DIY – Mold Remediation and Water Damage Repair

Posted by hoi August 8, 2013 0 Comment 36445 views

Outdoors, mold is typically a good thing. Various molds break down dead foliage and fallen branches of trees and shrubs to return nutrients to the earth for new growth. Mold is not helpful when the tiny reproduction spores float in the air and enter into residences. In homes, particularly damp basements, bathrooms and areas where [...]

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Essential Elements That Make for a Great Greenhouse

Posted by hoi August 6, 2013 0 Comment 1465 views

Gardeners love to dream of having a greenhouse that will extend the growing season. Seedlings can be started when the spring weather is unpredictable and temperature swings prevent soil from warming sufficiently in the garden plot. Basic greenhouse models offer an affordable starting point for the at-home gardener. There are many “How-To Guides for Greenhouses” [...]

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