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How to Replace Your Windows in a Mobile Home

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No matter how well you take care of the windows on a single-wide or double-wide mobile home, weather and time will wear them down. The good news is that you can usually replace all of them within a three- to four-hour span. Want to know how? Keep reading. Supplies Before you start taking the windows out, you’ll naturally need a few supplies before beginning. Here they are. A regular screw driver or power screw gun Exterior putty tape Silicone A chisel or a tool for scraping A 5/16-inch hex screwdriver Crowbar (optional) Hammer, mallet,...

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Three Things To Consider When Building In A Rural Area

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When a commercial company wants to build in a rural community, there are a few additional considerations to keep in mind. Not only do you need to find a building style that is compatible with the surrounding area, but you also need to ensure that you think about some of the smaller details that go into creating a commercial space. Here are a few things to remember as you plan your next project. Steel Buildings Offer Durability In rural areas, buildings aren’t protected from the elements by surrounding structures. This is why it’s...

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Asphalt A Great Option To Replace A Gravel Or Dirt Driveway

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If you have a gravel or dirt driveway and you want to get it paved but you have to work within a budget, call an asphalt paving company for an estimate. Concrete is much more expensive than asphalt, and it has other downfalls as well. The asphalt looks great outside the home, and it’s a popular choice for homeowners across the United States. Here are just a few of the reasons you should consider asphalt for your new driveway. Quick Installment   The asphalt driveway is going to be poured in a matter of minutes, rolled, and then...

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Three Ways To Lower Your Heating Bill

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During the cold weather, paying to heat your home can easily get out of hand. In fact, in the colder parts of the country, heating a home can account for up to 50 percent of the total energy bill. If you are looking for ways to save money, check out the suggestions below. Lower the Thermostat – This might seem like the most obvious option to control your heating costs. The trick is you don’t want to turn it down so low that you and the rest of your family are uncomfortably cold. But if you turn down your thermostat just one or two...

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Diagnosing Problems With A Garage Door

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What do you do when your garage door does not work like it should? Getting your car stuck inside or outside of your garage can really ruin your day. If your car gets stuck inside your garage, you will not be able to get to work or appointments like you should. If your car gets stuck outside your garage, it will not be as safe as it should be. There is no reason to feel stuck if you know how to diagnose problems with your garage door.  Opener Problems If you push the button on your remote and nothing happens with your garage door, then...

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3 Types Of Roofing That Can Work In A Dry Climate

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There are many choices when it comes to roofing materials, so how do you know what to choose if you live in a dry climate? Here are 3 types of roofing that can work if you live somewhere dry and hot. Composition Roofing One of the main things you have to consider when selecting roofing material is whether or not it can be affected by dryness and heat. For example, wood shingles will tend to dry out and split more easily in dry, hot environments because wood naturally pulls apart when it dries. This would not make for the best type of roofing...

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Top Paving Trends For A Perfect Pathway

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One of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make when remodeling your yard is where and how you want to pave your driveway, pathway, or patio. There are a lot of different styles and materials out there, so it can be a daunting task. Take a look at these top paving trends to make you decision a little easier. 1. Slate Slabs A popular new trend is utilizing large, angular pieces of slate to draw attention to a patio or walkway. Slate is a smooth rock that often comes in cool blue and gray tones. The sleek look of this material can add a...

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Tips When Buying Commercial Glass Doors

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Several varieties of commercial glass doors exist to meet the needs of different climates, building orientations, and door use and placement. For example, it’s common for northern buildings to have two sets of exterior doors at each entrance to lower heating costs. However, these doors are not installed in the same manner. Key Pass Apartments and businesses have a key pass system to restrict access to the building. Decide which set of doors will open automatically when someone approaches and which will only open when you swipe an access...

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How To Thaw Outside Pipes

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If you have exterior plumbing, whether it’s the pipes going into your home or a faucet for a garden hose, it’s relatively easy for these pipes to freeze when the temperatures drop. This is particularly true if you haven’t properly insulated them. If your pipes are frozen, it’s vital to thaw them immediately. Otherwise they might burst, resulting in a massive leak and serious damage. It’s important to note that the following instructions relate to thawing a pipe to keep it from bursting. If your pipe has already...

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What’s A Gabion? If You Want A Rock Wall, Here’s What You Should Know

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Gabions are baskets that contain rocks. They are normally rectangular wire mesh “boxes” that are filled with rocks and sewn up with wire so no rocks can escape. They are used as retaining walls, as erosion control along roads and waterways and as garden walls. If you are intrigued by these structures and their uses, here’s what you should know about gabions: Gabions are very effective for erosion control. Gabions have been used since ancient times for erosion control. The structure of the basket allows for the free flow of...

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