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How To Check For Wind Damage On A Roof

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Even when a storm produces no rain or hail, your roof can still sustain damage. Intense winds can create stress points on a roof that, over time, can weaken and become compromised. While a roof is designed to resist typical wind loads, they can be damaged over the years by high winds and debris carried by the wind. Replacing missing shingles and fixing the initial roof damage quickly is important to prevent subsequent water damage and high fuel costs that will inevitably result from a roof system that is not working as it should.



How to Check for Roof Wind Damage Perform an Outdoor Inspection: Look for missing and damaged shingles (damaged shingles might be curled, cracked, or torn) on your roof or around your property. If this type of damage is localized (i.e., it covers less than 30 percent of the entire roof), roofing repairs might be able to address the problem. More extensive damage might necessitate roof replacement. Also keep in mind that not only the ro…

Room Color and Your Mood It Changes Your Mood

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The Psychology of Color

The colors of the rooms in your home are a direct reflection of your personality. While most of us may not spend a lot of time thinking about room color, it affects us every day. Room color can influence our moods and our thoughts.

Color affects people in many ways, depending on age, gender, ethnic background and climate. Certain colors (or groups of colors) tend to get a similar reaction from most people; the variations come from the shades or tones used. This is why it’s so important to choose colors wisely when it comes to decorating.

You don’t have to worry about trends in order to have a beautiful home. Color trends will come and go. The people who live in a home make it beautiful by choosing colors that reflect their preferences and personalities. The trick is to blend the colors you like into a pleasing combination.

Choosing color combinations is one of the most intimidating steps for beginners. Color has the power to change the shape and size …

5 Reasons It May Be Time For New Home Siding

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Holes in the Siding Thinking that just a small hole isn’t a problem is the problem. Holes in your siding  allow water, snow and ice to get behind the siding causing a big list of problems including mold. Holes also allow insects and other critters access to your home. Older vinyl can easily be cracked and penetrated, inspect your home visually for any signs of cracks and holes.

Severely Faded Siding Why should color fading be a cause for concern over a home’s siding? Because nothing lasts forever, and that includes siding. All siding has a life expectancy. Most siding will only hold its color for a certain period of time. If the siding has faded, the effectiveness of the water proofing and insulation has faded also. Faded color does not mean that the siding is no longer good but it is a good indication that it may be time to replace. The picture below has some older vinyl and some replaced. You can clearly see the difference.



Cracked or Loose Siding You don’t need to replace the whole house…

Benefits Of Installing Sthur Flow Gutter Protection

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Shur Flow Gutter Protection comes in mesh, wire, vinyl or aluminum and are installed over your existing gutter to prevent leaves and other debris from clogging your downspouts. Factoring in the cost of cleaning your unprotected gutters multiple times per year, gutter guard installation cost is a must. It will save you time and money with the return on your investment happening in a short period of time.

Clogged gutters are less likely with Shur Flow gutter protection. Larger debris and leaves can clog gutters, causing a list of problems, such as flooded basements, mold and mildew, and yard erosion.With Shur Flow gutter protection, gutter maintenance is almost non-existent. Normally gutters require cleaning multiple times a year. If Shur Flow gutter protection is installed, cleanings are required less often and are much easier to accomplish. Less gutter cleaning also means less of the safety risk that comes with gutter cleaning, from working on a ladder.Shur Flow gutter protection can …

DIY Check Windows and Doors for Leaks

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Although winter isn’t technically here yet(December 21st) ,it's time prepare your home for the seasonal change. Sealing the air leaks around your home windows and doors is a simple task that can help prevent drafty cold spots in your house, which means you can save money on your monthly utility bills. The key to this is knowing the weakness in your home to defend against the elements.
Open Your Eyes
When checking your home windows and doors for air leaks, start with a visual inspection from both inside and outside of your home. On the outside you should look for areas where the caulking has failed, revealing the gap between the window or door frame and your home's siding.

On the glass itself, be on the lookout for damaged glazing, which is the hard putty that holds the individual panes of glass in place.If you see a haze or frozen look it is time to replace. On the inside, you should inspect the threshold under and around each door leading to the outside world, looking for dayligh…