Ene 292014
 

isoverYou must consider household insulation scrutinizing every element of your house when you plan to build a new home.

Heat loss and improper insulation can actually lead to a lot of energy losses. It can result in very costly energy bills.

The best way to avoid this is to insulate your house effectively. Here is how you may go about it.

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The Best Shower Enclosures For Those With Mobility Difficulties

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Ene 272014
 

CAINAS DUCHA DISCAPACITADOIf you find you’re having trouble moving about, you might be thinking there are a lot less activities you can do. Nowadays, this doesn’t necessarily need to be true. Technology is constantly finding ways to accommodate people with mobility difficulties. One area where this is definitely the case is showers.

Shower enclosures provide the necessary features for a quality shower, while addressing some of the issues you may have with moving around.

The best shower enclosures will have the following features.

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Ene 262014
 

encimera de granitoLaminate kitchen worktops used to be the in thing, nowadays though more and more people are opting for the granite alternative.Granite worktopsobviously cost a lot more than laminate and they do the same job so why are people willing to pay so much more for the same thing?

One of the most basic reasons that people might pick granite over laminate is because it looks so much better. It’s a much higher quality material and is available in loads of different colours so it can really bring your kitchen to life. If you choose a granite worktop you can choose between colours such as blue, black, pink, grey and you can choose a finish too so it’s up to you if you want a stunning gloss or a classy matte.

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Ene 232014
 

Want to learn the difference between an HVAC system and your homes air conditioner?The lifespan of an HVAC system depends on variable factors that affect how efficiently it operates. You can control some of the factors by the way you use your system and the demands that you place on it. Energy consumption is a good way to measure how hard your heating or cooling system works.

Just a few degrees can make a big difference in the electricity required to operate your system. For example, you spend up to five percent more for every degree that you warm your house above 70 in the winter.

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How To Care For Wood Floors During Winter

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Nov 282013
 

Wood flooringWood flooring can be considered an expensive option when building or renovating a house, but its beauty and durability make the expenses all worth it. Carpet may be a cheaper alternative, but it gets worn out in just a few years, and you end up spending hard-earned money again to replace it.

Since we mention how costly wood flooring can be, it can last a lifetime if you apply proper care and maintenance on it. The usual cleaning routine will be mopping and waxing, but how about when it’s winter?  Your nice wood floor will need more care to protect it and to keep its beauty.

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Nov 122013
 

GARAGE DOOR FOR HOMEIt’s hard to imagine that your garage door can be anything more than a ‘garage door’, but according to interior designers, these exterior doors can prove incredibly useful when revamping your home.

As long as your garage door isn’t too damaged when you decide to replace it with a new one, you can easily use this nifty contraption to make a number of decorating saving changes to your home:

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Top 5 Rated Heat Pumps

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Oct 142013
 

A high-quality heat pump can help to improve the comfort of your home throughout the year. Researching the top-rated heat pumps can help you to decide which brand is best for your needs and budget.

A heat pump and an air conditioner work in very similar ways. A heat pump works by pulling heat from the air and then reversing it to cool your home.

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Fiber Cement Installation Tips

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Oct 092013
 

Fiber cement siding is becoming more popular and if you’re installing your own, here are some installation tips to help you out.  
The first strip that should be attached is the starter strip.

Look for the beat up pieces and rip them into 1 1/4” starter strips that get attached to the wall 1” above the ground using a 15 gauge trim gun. The easiest way to place the starter strip in the right place is to snap a line 1” above the bottom of the wall.

After the starter strips are attached, snap another line 1/4” below the starter strip and position the bottom row so that it hangs 1/4” below the starter strips.

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New Insulating Materials For Your Office

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Oct 012013
 

This piece provides a detailed description of the properties of ETFE foil and explains the numerous advantages that stand to be gained from using it.

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If you are considering renovating your business’s premises you might be also looking for ways to lower energy bills through energy efficient construction. Reducing energy bills is becoming increasingly important among businesses, and as energy costs continue to rise company owners seek out new and innovative designs and materials they can incorporate into their building.

Regardless of the size of your business, you will greatly benefit from choosing a suitable and efficient insulator, and as such appropriate time should be spent reviewing this topic.

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Preparing For A Hurricane

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Sep 202013
 

hurricane_house_damageAs we saw with Hurricane Sandy, the end of the summer does not necessarily mean the end of hurricane season.  It’s never too early or too late to start planning for a hurricane and there are some things to take care of both before a hurricane and when the storm is impending. 

Boarding up windows, securing outdoor furniture in basements or sheds, getting your insurance in order, and having a proper emergency plan are just some of the things that should go into prepping for a hurricane.

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