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Tips To Help Prevent Condensation in Your Windows

Does your home or business property suffer from dripping walls, wet windows or black mold? If yes, then there’s a good chance that you have a condensation problem. Luckily, this is one problem that can be easily solved. Read on to see to tips that can help you stop condensation.  Tip One Make sure your home is well ventilated by opening windows every day. Also, check to ensure that your window’s drip vents are open so they’ll allow additional airflow that can help combat condensation. If there is condensation on your windows, then it is probably elsewhere on your property too. Tip Two Turn the extractor fans on a high power when you’re in the kitchen cooking. This extracts the excess moisture from boiling pots and pans. You can also open up some kitchen windows to provide extra ventilation while cooking. It is always a good idea to leave the extractor fan on for a while longer even after you’re done with the cookingas there may be excess moisture in the air which you don’t notice.  Tip …
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When to Replace Your Home Deck

If yourhome has a deck, then chances are it is one of the favored spots in your home. However, decks degrade over time and even if it is waterproof and built soundly, it’s still outside under rain, sun, sleet, snow, and other elements that will eventually wear it out. So how do you know it’s time to replace your deck?  Your deck will see a lot of abuse in its lifetime. Some decks do last decades before needing to be replaced. They will, however, require some repair in the meantime. Here are some signs that’ll let you know if your deck needs to be repaired or replaced. 1.Check for damage to the wood Wood can accumulate damage from insects, from the elements, and from all the use it is put to. If there are broken boards, holes from termites and other boring insects, and cracks in the wood, then it’s time to replace the damaged wood. If the wood shifts underfoot, then you may need to have it evaluated and confirm if it needs to be replaced. A good deck isn’t weak or wobbly, but it is stu…

5 Essential Items Every Barbeque Needs

Nothing says summer like a good barbecue where you can make the most of the weather and have some fun with your friends and family. It doesn’t take much to have a good barbecue, but if you wont to host one that everyone will be talking about till next summer, then you’ll need some essential tools to make your barbecue party truly great. Just about everyone loves a good cookout with burgers, hot dogs, steaks, kabobs, corn, any other thing, and there’s no denying that they taste better when it’s cooked out in the open under a hot flame with some good music playing in the background. So call your friends over, whip out the beer coolers, and get ready to channel your inner grill master. With these five essential tools, you’ll be whipping up recipes that aresure to please everyone’s taste buds. 1.The Right BBQ Grill The first essential item you’ll need is a BBQ that “meats” your needs. When buying a BBQ, you’ll need to consider preferred flavors, ease of use, and the number of people you’r…

Nine Ideal Summer Plants to Grow

Summertime is here meaning bright, cheery flower gardens and long, hot days. If you forgot to plants some bulbs in spring, don’t worry. Here are some flowers that you can plant that’ll withstand the heat and do well during this time of the year. Below are some ideal flowers to plant during the summer that’ll give you a beautiful, colorful garden.  1.Marigold Marigold’s require very little maintenance and lots of sunshine. It is an annual plant. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a flower more cheerful than the marigold flower. It is available in bright yellowsand warm oranges.  2.Black-eyed Susan Black-eyed Susan’s are tough golden flowers that get along with just about any flowerand thrive well in the sunshine. An annual/perennial plant. Black-eyed Susan’s are a welcome sight in any garden and is perhaps the most popular wildflowers you’ll find.They also make excellent cut flowers and will brighten up any bouquet.  3.Aster The Aster is a perennial plantand one that you can enjoy from sprin…

Differences in Door Materials

You may think all doors are the same but the truth is there are different types of doors and they all serve different purposes.In this article, we’ll look at some of the door materials you can find as well as their pro and cons.  1.Hollow Metal Doors These are very durable and are great for exterior and interior door applications. They are made from cold rolled steel and can take a good amount of abuse. Hollow metal doors are usually recommended for stock room doors where you’ll be continuously moving product in and out of the room and the chances of bumping the stock carts into the doors are high. They are also generally unaffected by weather which makes them ideal for exterior door use. However, you need to make sure that they havea good coat of paint to prevent the doors from rusting.  There are very few downsides to hollow metal doors. One of which is the fact that they will eventually rust. Another is that thanks to how they are constructed, the lack of insulation usually allows …

Home Clutter Cleanup Checklist

The only thing needed for chaos to descend in an otherwise clean home is some scattered papers, a few blankets tossed here and there, and a huge pile of shoes by the door. Luckily for you, with a quick round of de-cluttering, your home will be clean and comfortable. With this clutter cleanup checklist, you’ll be able to clean up the clutter in your home quickly and keep your home organized.  Clutter Cleanup Tips Pick a room to start and stay there till it’s completely cleaned. Any item you find that doesn’t belong in the room should be placed in a box or a laundry basket. Carry this basket from room to room picking up items that don’t belong there. You can return everything to its rightful place once you’re done de-cluttering. Use a damp rag to wipe away dust bunnies. Vacuuming can come much laterReduce, reuse, and recycle. Take time to gather up unneeded items in a recycle bag, trash bag, or perhaps donate them to charity organizations such as Goodwill. The less stuff you have, the le…

When to Consider Replacing Your Home Windows

There are different ways to tell if your windows need replacing, however, some are not as noticeable as you may think. Replacing your windows also come with some added benefits such as improving the overall safety of your home, and helping you save money on your energybill by reducing the useof heating and air conditioning. Here are five signs that your home windows need replacing:  ·Deterioration  Some of the more obvious signs that your windows have some serious damage and needreplacing include rotting frames and warped wood. The most common cause of window damage is condensation, closely followed by poor installation and children playing in the backyard. Condensation can also lead to mold, and since no one wants to deal with a mold infestation, you’re better off having the windows replaced. ·Poor Operation & Safety If you need to force or prop your window open, then they definitely need to be replaced. You also need to take your safety into consideration where your home is conce…