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Three Exciting Types of Construction Jobs

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Are you someone who enjoys building things but doesn’t want to spend their life building houses or working on roadways? Here are three other types of construction jobs that offer exciting opportunities for you to put your skills to use. Marine Construction If you enjoy being on or near the water, you might want to check into marine construction. You’ll be able to build things in and along some of the most exciting waterways in the world including the Great Lakes, the Persian Gulf, the Mississippi River, the Atlantic Ocean, and many more cool places. Read More»

3 Ways To Save Money On A Basement Refinishing Project

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Many who purchase homes with unfinished basements dream of someday being able to finish off those spaces for the extra square footage and living space. Unfortunately, the costs of refinishing a basement can be quite pricey, typically totaling around $70,000 to have a contractor do it for you. Fortunately, however, there are a few things you can do to cut back your basement finishing costs without having to make any major sacrifices in the process. Read More»

Four Classic Roofing Ideas With Modern Materials For Historic Restorations

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Conventional asphalt roofing products have been around since the early 1900s, but before their invention, other materials were used to roof homes. These materials can be things like wood shakes, metal shingles and other materials. If you are restoring a historic home, you may want to preserve the historic look of these materials. There are modern products that you can use to keep the historic look and still have a modern roofing solution. Read More»

2 Snow Removal Options To Consider

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Snow removal is one of the biggest hassles of owning a home, particularly if you live in an area that gets massive amounts of snow every year. Two snow removal options to consider that can make your snow removal task a lot easier are dark abrasive materials and innovative snow shovels. Dark Abrasive Materials Putting abrasive materials, such as sand, on your driveway and sidewalks has always been a great way to provide traction for anyone walking or driving. Read More»

How To Maintain Your Garage Door

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If you use your garage on a regular basis, you definitely want the garage door to be functioning optimally, efficiently, and safely. You also want to keep your garage door looking like new for as long as possible, as the garage door has a major impact on the aesthetics of your home’s exterior. Inspect the Hardware It is vital that you inspect the hardware of the garage door on a regular basis. Read More»

2 Reasons To Replace Your Existing Roof With Copper Tiles

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Replacing your existing roof is a great way to improve your home, mostly because of the many ways it can benefit you. Two reasons to replace your existing roof with copper tiles are to save money and make your home safer. Save Money Copper tiles can save you money in a variety of ways, with one of the biggest ways being that they can lower your utility bills. This type of roofing material lowers your utility bills in the summer by actually making your home cooler. Read More»

Tips For Digging Into Frozen Ground For Home Repairs

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When the winter weather rolls in, it’s often time to put the yard projects on hold until spring. Frozen ground further complicates do-it-yourself tasks like installing a fence or tying downspouts into an underground French drain system. But sometimes an emergency situation – or a recent home purchase – necessitate digging into the frozen ground for home repairs. It’s possible with some construction equipment rentals, but novices should leave the task up to the professionals. Read More»

Troubleshooting Heating Systems For Multi-Unit Buildings

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Managing shared housing can be difficult with many different, sometimes conflicting needs. Some people may be perfectly comfortable with colder weather while others enjoy basking in a continuous block of heat in their rooms. If you need to troubleshoot failed heating units or want another way to isolate temperatures, consider a few troubleshooting and home improvement techniques to improve conditions. Climate Control Conflicts Heating units control temperature by measuring the temperature of a specific area of a room. Read More»

How Commercial Air Conditioning Reduces The Number Of Employee Sick Days And Worker's Compensation Claims

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Air conditioning in a factory or industrial setting is not just about employee comfort. In fact, really good commercial air conditioning can impact your employee sick day stats and the number of worker’s compensation claims. If you never thought of commercial air conditioning in this way, take another look. Heat-Related Illnesses During the hot summer, or anytime of the year in the Southernmost parts of the United States, industrial and factory workplaces get intolerably uncomfortable. Read More»

Time For A New Roof? Choose Metal Over Asphalt

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Asphalt shingles are popular in North America for two main reasons: they’re affordable, and they’re relatively easy to install. However, they are not the most durable roofing option, nor are they a very Eco-friendly choice, since they raise cooling costs by absorbing a lot of sunlight. If you have a little more money to invest upfront, a metal roof is a far better choice. You’ll pay a little more upfront, but you’ll save money in the long run on repairs and on lower utility bills. Read More»