nov 202014
 

A roof is one of the essential components that make up any building, hence the idiom “Four walls and a roof”. Unsurprisingly this means that the type of roof you decide to use for a given building is a crucial decision, equally as important as the material of the walls or floors.

There are different advantages and disadvantages to different types of roofing. As with all things, finding the right balance between these benefits and the needs of your building are key to its construction, renovation and long-term stability. So what are the benefits of different types of roofing, and how can you best exploit them? Once you’ve answered this essential question you will know what to ask for when you call up the installer (I would recommend North Carolina residents consider Housetop Roofing).

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nov 202014
 

heater-not-working.jpgPILOT LIGHT ISSUES
If the pilot light on a heat source is no longer live there will be problems. Making sure that this is not the case is the responsibility of any homeowner does not want to have to pay for damaged pipes. Many times taking the time to light the pilot light again can save as well as energy. This is the easiest thing to check for the four were starting to panic.

This especially happens in the winter months if a heater is not a fully maintained prior to regular use. Contacting a repair service to make sure that things are working in the right fashion is advisable prior to the start of winter.

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nov 072014
 

Spode Christmas Tree Kitchen Towels & AccessoriesThe holidays offer endless opportunities to have fun and spend time with family. If you’re on the hosting roster this year, you know that they can also bring stress and fatigue, especially if you feel as though your kitchen works against you! Instead of conceding to the dreaded fate of failure that stress can bring, utilize these five easy tips to prepare your kitchen for a fabulous holiday season.

1. Choose a Color Scheme 

Kitchens are known for pulling off cheerful colors, like bright yellows or burnt oranges, really well. Of course, you probably don’t have time to paint before your in-laws arrive. What you can do between now and then, however, is pull the color scheme of your kitchen together using everyday items and unique housewares.

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oct 282014
 

vray area shadow

The VRayShadow plug-in can be used to achieve raytraced shadows with standard 3ds Max lights and VRay.   In addition to supporting blurry or area shadows, they will also cast correct shadows from objects with VRay displacement, as well as from transparent objects.  In this post you will learn about vray area shadow tutorial.

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oct 082014
 

pdf-to-autocadIf you’re a professional AutoCAD user, it is likely that you often share your designs and plans with your clients, supervisors or other interested users. AutoCAD is highly specialized tool and most average users don’t know how to open and view its native DWG files.

That being said, chances are that you often export your drawings to PDF before emailing them to clients for consideration and approval. If your clients request edits to your designs, you can easily go back to your original DWG file, make changes and generate another PDF of the improved plan.

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Patio Lighting Techniques

 DECORATION  Comentarios desactivados
sep 262014
 

Patio Lighting - Capitol Lighting

Good outdoor lighting makes it easy to walk around a walkway after dark, ensures safety and security, and creates an inviting atmosphere. Flexibility is important to achieve this.

Ideally, a combination of both standard and low voltage lights should be present in a patio. Standard voltage lighting, such as post lights or under-eave porch lights, provide strong, bright illumination to discourage intruders and allow you to walk around safely without tripping. However, this type of lighting is too glaring for entertaining guests.

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Tips For Choosing Patio Furniture

 HOME AND GARDEN  Comentarios desactivados
sep 222014
 

SOMBRILLAS DE JARDINWhen purchasing patio furniture, you need to give some thought to the setting in which it will live. Obviously the size of your outdoor space is important, but you should also consider its orientation to any view you might have on your property or balcony. Finally, exposure to sun, wind and moisture. You will also want to think about how often you use your patio or deck, and for what purpose. Are you just reading and relaxing, or dining and entertaining?

If you often invite friends and family for dinner, you will need a substantial dining set. But, if you see your patio as more of a quiet retreat, deep-seating sets and ottomans, or adjustable trays as an end table might be a better choice. This should not be so difficult to do because there are a lot to choose from.

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