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3 Types of Flashing That Can Help Waterproof Your Roof

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Types of Flashing That Can Help Waterproof Your Roof

Roof repairs and installation projects focus on ensuring the roof is as waterproofed as possible to prevent damage within your home. Waterproofing becomes trickier on roofs with architectural elements such as sharp corners, dormers, or emerging piping or chimneys. Roof flashing is one way your roofing contractor can ensure these tricky places are waterproofed. Flashing is simply flexible metal pieces that can be bent to fit around the corners or round protrusions that are hard to snugly protect using shingles. There are a few different styles or types of flashing that work in different ways. Discuss your options and needs with a roofing service, such as Darnell Construction, before the project begins. Drip Edge Flashing The area of the roof between the rafters and the gutters is called the fascia. The fascia should overlap the gutter slightly so that water...

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Choosing Between Granite And Quartz Kitchen Countertops

Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Choosing Between Granite And Quartz Kitchen Countertops

If you want to replace the old laminate countertops in your home with natural stone, then you will need to decide between granite and quartz. While both stone choices will look wonderful installed and will last for many years, each type of stone does have its unique characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages. Here is the information you need to make this important choice for your kitchen remodel: Characteristics of Granite Stone Granite countertops are made out of a boulder that is quarried out of the ground. The large granite boulders are slabbed with a large saw into sections that are used for countertops. Since granite is a natural stone from the earth, it comes in many different colors and styles, with no two stones being identical to each other. Both granite and quartz countertops are extremely durable and will last...

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Five Fresh Ideas For Tired Fireplaces And Hearths

Posted by on Nov 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Five Fresh Ideas For Tired Fireplaces And Hearths

A fireplace is an alluring feature in a home, yet some of them may have an outdated look that needs a change. You can alter the entire look of the fireplace often with simple strategies for the hearth or mantle. When you want to give your fireplace a fresh face, consider some of the following ideas and suggestions: Dismantle the mantle. Simply altering the mantle above your fireplace can make a dramatic difference; or, try removing the mantle entirely. Check the stone or mortar underneath to ensure your fireplace won’t require extensive trim-work if you take down the mantle. Check home improvement stores for easy-to-install mantles to replace your current, dated one. Hate your hearth? A hearth can protect the floor from sparks and burns that may occur from using the fireplace. A hearth also provides a fine, finished...

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Common Questions Concerning Drain Problems And Cleanings

Posted by on Oct 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Common Questions Concerning Drain Problems And Cleanings

Your home’s plumbing system requires basic maintenance to keep it working correctly, but this is something that is common for homeowners to overlook. When you fail to adequately care for your home’s pipes, you may find yourself facing a serious plumbing problem. More precisely, your pipes may develop clogs that can lead to serious plumbing backups throughout the home. If you are unsure of the steps needed for maintaining your pipes and addressing routine clogs, you might benefit from learning the following couple of answers to routine questions. Why Should You Avoid Liquid Clog Removers? There are many different chemical based products that you can buy that claim to remove clogs and clean your pipes. Unfortunately, these chemicals are often extremely harsh, which can damage your plumbing’s seals or even the pipes themselves. Luckily, you will likely be able...

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These Signs Could Mean It’s Time For A New Roof

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on These Signs Could Mean It’s Time For A New Roof

When you buy an older home, you may have no idea how old the roof is and when it’s due to be replaced. You’ll have to check it occasionally and watch for signs of deterioration. If your home develops water stains on the ceiling, that’s an obvious sign of roof trouble, but other times, the indications aren’t so clear. Here are some things that could mean it’s time to start planning for a new roof. Shingle Discoloration Asphalt shingles are covered with granules when they’re new. As the roof ages, the granules shed and the shingles take on a different color. They may look darker or worn down. Be careful to distinguish old shingles from those that have turned darker due to the growth of algae. Algae stains are usually confined to one area of the roof that is...

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Protect Your Storm Windows By Cleaning Them Properly

Posted by on Sep 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Protect Your Storm Windows By Cleaning Them Properly

If you have storm windows installed throughout your home, you’ll need to be careful when you wash them. If you use strong chemicals or rough material, you can damage the integrity of your storm resistant windows. Here are the do’s and don’t of cleaning your storm resistant windows.    Don’t Let Dirt Sit On Your Windows The first thing you need to do is keep your windows clean. Don’t let dirt and debris sit and accumulate on your windows for months at a time. Dirt and debris can compromise the integrity of your windows when left unchecked. As soon as you notice that your storm windows are looking dirty, mark off a day on your calendar to clean them. Rinse Them With Water First When you wash your storm windows, you should rinse them with water before you really...

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