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Roof Maintenance

Regular maintenance can prevent roof wear and damage.

The Top Reasons For Roof Repair
Written by Elizabeth Wood
Editor In Chief, United Home Improvement


A roof is the most important part of a home's weather proofing. This is why it is extremely important to identify the causes of damage and needed repair work, before your leaky roof causes incalculable harm. The more you understand about your roof, the easier it will be to find a contractor to make necessary repairs. Unfortunately, the roof isn't the easiest area to inspect. To avoid injury, it is often best to hire a roofer to make an accurate diagnosis.

Most common reasons for roof repair include:

Improper or Lack of Maintenance. Without the proper maintenance, a small problem can and will turn into a big problem...more

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A CLOSER LOOK AT REPLACEMENT WINDOWS

Replacement Window Properties and Design
Windows are not just practical objects useful for letting in light. They are also responsible for controlling the way energy passes through...

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REFACED CABINETS OR NEW CABINETS?

Refacing Options For Your Old Cabinets
When remodeling your kitchen, an alternative to replacing your cabinets entirely, is to reface them. With refacing cabinets, you can achieve a...

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Radiant Floor Heating
There's something very comforting and soothing about having a warm rush of heat soften your steps within your home. Radiant floor heating systems can create that wonderful experience for you, and also contribute to lower heating bills. There are two main types of radiant floor heating...
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Humidifiers
Humidifiers are designed to keep comfortable levels of moisture in the air, which is essential for your respiratory health. One of the major causes of respiratory infections is inadequate humidity during cold weather.  Dry air can also make your throat feel dry and lead to respiratory ailments. In addition, static electricity is created and houseplants can suffer from...
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Cleaning Your Fireplace
Taking proper care of your fireplace is crucial. Homeowners need to understand their fireplace and chimney in order to keep it safe, clean and working efficiently. The most critical component of any fireplace is...
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SELECTING THE RIGHT CONTRACTOR

Making The Right Choice When It Comes To  Home Builders and Remodeling Professionals
One of the most important, yet daunting decisions to be made during a home building or remodeling project involves selecting the right professionals. It is a known fact that the more time you put into planning and selecting

the professionals, the less amount of problems you will run into during the process. Depending on the size and difficulty of your project, you may choose to work with a number of different professionals. In today's world of home improvement, there are several unique design professionals that... more

SIMPLE WAYS TO LIGHT UP YOUR BATHROOM

Bathroom Lighting Options
When it comes to lighting, bathrooms are probably given the least consideration of all the rooms in the house. On the contrary, bathroom lighting is extremely vital and should be properly considered. After all, this is typically the room where everyone puts on their face for the day

and without proper lighting, who knows what embarrassing face you'll walk out with. Not to mention, the right bathroom lighting can make the bathroom look so much more gracious. For these reasons, it is important to... more

A CLASSIC LOOKING FENCE THAT ALSO ADDS PRIVACY

Picket Fences
Are you looking for a classic and practical way to create a sense of privacy for your property, while still being welcoming to the outside world? Picket fences are not only one of the easiest types of fences to construct, but they also do a wonderful job of revealing your landscape,

while creating a comforting sense of seclusion. In addition, they offer wonderful security, boundary lines, and entryways. There are four main species of wood to construct a picket fence from. They include western red cedar... more

READY TO INSTALL YOUR NEW FLOORING?

Hardwood Flooring Installation
Hardwood floors can be installed almost anywhere in the home. With proper maintenance, hardwood floors can endure heavy traffic, water spills, and other related elements. Aside from maintenance, proper installation also plays a role on the life and beauty of your hardwood

flooring. Hardwood floors can be installed over several different sub floors including concrete, plywood, and existing hardwood. You have the option of installing, sanding and finishing hardwood flooring, or using pre-finished hardwood strip flooring. You must also consider the need for... more

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