About Nick Johanssen

Maintaining Your Marble Surfaces With A Messy Family

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Your counter tops are marble because that is what you wanted, and it should hardly be fair for you to have to give them up because you have children. Even though marble is considered to be a porous substance with the ability to absorb stains like a sponge and you have children who seem to provide the substances with increasing regularity, there is no need to let your dreams go out with a whimper. Even the potential for scratched and chipped marble does not need to lead to familial discord. You can find a happy medium. So if you are wondering...

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Roof Maintenance Tips For The Summer Months

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Being a homeowner requires a year round commitment to maintenance, especially when it comes to your roof. For many homeowners, this can be challenging and seem overwhelming. However, making a seasonal maintenance schedule can help simplify the process for you. Since the blazing heat of summer is quickly approaching, here are a handful of summer roof maintenance tips to get you started. Have an Inspection Have your roof inspected. The high winds of fall and heavy snowfall of winter can be especially harsh on your roof. Having your roof...

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How To Repair A Slate Roof Using A Slate Hook

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Slate is a good building material in that it can last for between a hundred to two-hundred years. That being said, slate is not impervious to damage. If individual roofing tiles break down, water can seep through your roof and destroy the roof deck and/or allow water to leak into your home. In order to get the most life from your roof, you need to remove and replace any damaged tiles that you find. The trick to doing this is to use a ripper to remove the old tile and a slate hook to hang the new tile.  How to Use a Ripper A ripper is a...

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Slate Roof Repairs: How To Replace A Cracked Tile

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One of the best parts of slate roofs is that they rarely require maintenance or repair. However, on occasion, you may find that one of your slate roofing tiles has become cracked and must be replaced. If you are currently in this situation, you will be glad to know that performing this roofing repair will often be quite simple and can typically be completed on a DIY basis using the steps outlined below. What You Will Need Replacement Tile (be sure to closely match the tile to the color of your existing tiles) Crowbars (2) Hammer Plywood...

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Tips For Fixing Problems With Your Hot Tub Jets

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Hot tubs are great to have, but they do require maintenance and repairs from time to time. When you first get your hot tub, you will have to learn how to take care of it and how to keep the water safe and clean. Over time, you might experience some problems with clogs in the jets. While this is normal, there are things you can do to prevent this and fix it if it happens. Why this happens It’s very common for the jets in hot tubs to get clogged simply from the water you have at your house. Water tends to have minerals in it, and these...

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Is There Such A Thing As A Lifetime Warranty On A Residential Roof?

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For most homeowners, getting a new roof installed is a less-than-thrilling way to spend money — certainly, that trip to Mazatlan would be more fun. It’s necessary, though, and of course, you want the best and most durable roof that you can afford to protect your house. Should you look at certain types of roofs that are supposed to last longer? And just how long should you expect a roof to last, anyway? There are many types of roofing materials that will last at least 20 years. Many homeowners prefer asphalt shingles, which...

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3 Excellent Reasons Why You Should Get Motorized Blinds For Your Windows

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Most people acknowledge the fact that having some type of window covering is essential for privacy and decor purposes, but what they don’t realize is just how amazing some of their options can be. Motorized blinds are an incredible option for your windows because they do so much more than just cover your windows. They will make your life much easier, and if you take good care of them, they will last you for several years. This article will discuss 3 excellent reasons why you should get motorized blinds for your windows.  You Can...

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Tips For Making Sure That You Aren’t Wasting Your Residential Heating Oil

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Have you recently started to discover that you are having to call for more heating oil sooner than you would normally call in? If so, then you might be wasting a lot of your heating oil, which in turn means you are wasting a lot of money. Keep an eye out for the following things in order to stop wasting your heating oil and money. Inspect The Heating Oil Tank For Leaks If there was a large hole in your heating oil tank, you would have no problem noticing it. However, it is not usually as easy as that. There could be a super tiny hole in the...

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Identifying Damage On An Asphalt-Shingle Roof

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Asphalt shingles are an economical roofing material, but if you want to keep you want to get the most longevity from your roof, you need to make sure you take care of your roof. If a little leak goes undetected, it can compromise the remaining shingles on your roof. Thus, you want to inspect your roof for leaks frequently and take care of any leak you find quickly.  What Can Cause Roof Damage? If you know what can damage your roof, you know when you should be looking for signs of damage. The biggest thing you have to worry about is the...

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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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