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2014

Three Energy Efficient Solutions For Your Conventional Asphalt Roof Replacement

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If you are planning to replace your asphalt roof, it will likely be a conventional roof replacement. Composite asphalt roofing is more affordable than some of the energy efficient alternatives that are available, which is why you may choose to use asphalt shingles. There are some things that can be done to make your asphalt roofing energy efficient though. You may want to do something like add an underlayment that has better energy performance or use lighter colored shingles. Read More»

Keeping Your Wooden Boat Dock From Damage This Winter

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All seasons can take their toll on a wooden boat dock, but winter is especially hard on it. If left to the elements, you could have some expensive repair bills next spring. Here are some maintenance tips to keep your boat dock in good shape when the rain, snow, and ice hits. Getting Your Dock Safely Through Winter Prepare your dock for the winter to prevent extensive dock repair efforts in the spring. Read More»

How To Prevent Soil Erosion

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Soil erosion occurs naturally over time due to weather exposure, carrying fertile soil away with the wind or water. Over time, this can cause land where plants used to grow to become desolate and arid. Thankfully, there are a number of simple techniques that you can implement in order to maintain your own topsoil around your home. Stopping Soil Erosion Plant Grass: Grass helps keep the soil on the ground by holding it down with its roots. Read More»

Home Heating From The Sun

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Every day, the sun is constantly beaming solar energy towards the earth, and the idea of harnessing this energy is an attractive one. When people think of using energy from the sun, solar panels are usually the first thing to come to mind. But one of the most promising ways to get energy from the sun, oddly enough, involves digging down rather than looking up: ground source geothermal energy. What does geothermal energy have to do with the sun? Read More»

Top Plumbing Upgrades to Implement When Moving into an Older Home

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While moving into an older home gives you some of the charm that you might expect, it’s also common for you to find a number of projects that you’ll need to tackle to bring your home up to the energy-efficiency standards of modern homes. One of the most important parts of your home that you’ll need to focus on upgrading is the plumbing. In fact, older plumbing can result in your water bill being significantly higher than necessary. Read More»