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Moss, Mildew And Algae: Your Home Exterior's Big Enemies

Fuzzy mounds of moss on your roof, or streaks and patches of mildew or algae on your siding, make your home's exterior look bad. They can also trap moisture, causing problems. Moss, mildew and algae need moisture and they all thrive in shade. Cleaning Up the Mess Moss usually grows on the shaded north side of a roof, although it can grow on any side if there is sufficient shade and moisture.

What Cabinets Match A Black Countertop?

Black counters in the kitchen or bathroom add a bold statement while also being easier to clean than white counters. However, it can be hard to determine what cabinets will match the counters if you don't want to stick with basic white. There are a few methods you can use to determine the color of the cabinets you should use. If the hardware store doesn't have the color you decide on, visit a custom cabinet specialist.

3 Reasons To Build A Wood Fence

Building a new fence is a very common and practical home improvement project. A good fence will be able to increase property values, curb appeal, and make your home safer and more private. Three reasons to build your fence out of wood are that it is easy to repair, highly customizable, and environmentally friendly. Easy to Repair A wood fence is typically going to be one of the easiest fences to repair.

Windows & Doors: Making The Right Choices For An Energy Efficient Home

Not having quality windows and doors in your home can lead to the air from the outside interfering with the temperature that is set on the thermostat. It is important to invest in windows and doors that are great insulators if you are looking to save money on energy costs. In this article, you will learn what the right choices are for windows and doors that will make your home energy efficient.

The Do's And Don'ts Of Ridding Your Garage Of Pesky Animals And Keeping Them Out!

Raccoons, mice, rats, and squirrels are among the most common animals you'll find making their home in your garage. If you've noticed any of these animals hanging around the outside of your house or suspect they may be living in your garage, here are a few simple tips to get rid of them and keep them out: Don't Keep Anything Enticing Around Your Garage. Several things that entice animals to you garage are:

3 Low-Cost Fence Options For Your Front Yard

Fences are often used to keep people out of dangerous locations like railroads and construction zones. However, they can be adopted for residential use in order to restrict property access or to add curb appeal to a home. Fences are known for being costly, but with the right material and proper maintenance they can last a long time. Luckily, there are a few low-cost fence options for you to choose from.

The Basics Of Changing Your Carpeted Floors To Laminate

Carpeted flooring traps dust and debris, and has a shorter lifespan than other flooring types. One of the best things you can do for your health is to remove the carpet and install laminate flooring. Here is what you will need in order to change your flooring. Equipment and Tools There are several tools necessary to remove carpet and even more to install the laminate flooring. Most tools can be found at a home improvement store, and often times you can rent the larger tools from an equipment rental service to lower the cost.

Tips for Safely Decorating Windows During the Holidays

As soon as the first cool breeze of autumn drifts in you get out the pumpkins, scarecrows and other holiday decorations that kick off the holiday decorating season. And you don't stop there—next is Christmas! Your windows are often a good place to hang decorations, but you need to follow a few tips to prevent damage from your decorating frenzy.  1: The Old Standbys—Say Goodbye Sometimes this rule is ignored, but nails and screws and other traditional hanging devices  can do a lot of damage to your windows.

4 Construction Site Safety Tips That Just Might Save Your Life

Whether you're building a skyscraper or are making repairs to a railroad, it's important to practice safety when working at a construction site. While many people learn safety tips early on in their construction career, it can be easy to forget and make mistakes. Take a look at the following information to learn some construction site safety tips that just might save your life.  Get Plenty of Rest  This may be one of the easiest construction site rules to break.

Protecting Oilfield Workers From Mother Nature

While most oilfield supervisors and contractors are aware of dangers like chemical exposure, explosions and fires, many of them may not take a closer look at the real dangers of some storms. Oilfields are generally in wide open spaces, and lots of them are located in regions well known for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. Learning how you can take steps to provide the protection your workers need to stay safe during tornadoes and lightning storms starts with you learning more about the safety shelters and weather warning equipment.