How to Determine the Pitch of a Roof

How to Determine the Pitch of a Roof

Figuring out the slope and pitch of a roof is an important task. Pitch adds to the overall aesthetic of your house, determines how likely your roof is to collect leaves and other debris and even impacts how much moisture…
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Ways to Decorate Window Boxes Without Flowers

Ways to Decorate Window Boxes Without Flowers

If the idea of growing something living makes you shudder with fear, you may have a black thumb instead of a green one. Whether you love the look of window boxes for added curb appeal, or your house came with…
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How to Prevent Dry Rot

Dry rot sounds pretty menacing, but don’t worry — it’s fairly easy to treat and prevent if you have the right information. Use the following tips to identify, treat and prevent this issue before it causes severe damage to your…
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Tips for Replacing Your Window Awnings

Maybe they were already there when you moved in, or perhaps you were smart enough to add them after the fact. As charming as hand-hewn shutters and window box planters, window awnings lend a distinctive, sweet and somewhat provincial or…
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Gable Roofs: What Are They?

Roof types aren’t something many of us think about day-to-day. But when you’re in the process of designing or building a new house or roof, it can be all you think about. While the most popular roof types in the…
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7 Outdoor DIY Holiday Decorations.

7 Outdoor DIY Holiday Decorations

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — for anyone who likes to decorate for the holidays, anyway. And then, there’s you — not sure if you should go with colorful, blinking, icicle or plain white twinkle lights, so…
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YWH Building Codes for Sheds

Building Codes for Sheds: Facts and Tips

So, you need some extra storage space outside, and you’ve decided it’s time to build a shed. That’s great, but do you know where to begin? The first step is to familiarize yourself with the building codes for sheds. Believe…
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Downspout Solutions For Your Home

Think downspouts and drainage on the outside of your home couldn’t possibly be all that important? Well, think again. Those downspouts work with your gutters to ensure your entire home is protected from water damage. Without downspouts, water from your…
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Accelerated Weathering: What It Is & How It Helps Your Home

You’ve probably purchased a product to improve the exterior of your home. On that product’s packaging, you’ve likely read promises about how well it works, how long it lasts and how much better it is than its competitors. When reading…
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Roof Membrane Installation: What You Need to Know

A flat roof can add a unique look to your home, but if it’s not installed correctly or has been exposed to years’ worth of heat, snow and weather, it can start to leak in rain or snow. How can…
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