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Pruning Your Plums: 3 Things You Should Know Before Trimming Fruit Trees

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Before you head outdoors with the pruners and start trimming your fruit trees, you should know the following 3 things: How you expect your tree to grow The first time you prune any new fruit tree, you must decide which type of growth habit you want it to have. There are 2 choices for a standard tree-shaped fruit tree in the home landscape. “Open center” fruit trees are pruned to limit height by allowing several main limbs to circle the trunk and spread out the branches. Read More»

Mid-Winter Commercial Roofing Maintenance Checklist

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Winter can be one of the most difficult times for your commercial roofing. Between winter’s ice, snow, rain and last year’s autumn leaves, your commercial roof could be struggling to keep up. Cleaning off your roof and ensuring proper drainage is important. At this time of year, it’s a good idea to check your roof and perform these maintenance tasks as necessary. Clean Off the Debris Go up to your roof and look for piles of debris that could have accumulated at the end of the fall or in the beginning months of winter. Read More»

Top 5 Ways To Give Your Home An Elegant Look

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Do you love the look of old, classy homes? With a simple makeover, your home can have an elegant look without having to buy a new home or breaking the bank on remodeling. Here are five tips on how to make your home look sophisticated:  1. Install wide crown molding and baseboards The combination of crown molding and baseboards gives any boring room a polished, elegant look. Choose wide moldings and baseboards with more edges and corners to draw the eye to intricate details. Read More»

Removing Mold In Your Home

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Everyone finds some mold in their home from time to time, especially in the bathroom or other damp places. The often dark, sticky substance is unsightly and difficult to remove, in addition to being a danger to your health. As bad as this visible mold is for you, the mold that hides in your walls is worse because you are unaware of its threat to your health. You need to understand the dangers of mold and take steps to remove it when it invades your home. Read More»

Rotary Screw Air Compressors: Here's What You Need To Know

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Rotary screw compressors are commonly used in a number of industrial settings. They provide machinery with a continual flow of compressed air. They are extremely quiet and efficient. However, they are also equipped with some of the most amazing technology in the industry today. Thankfully, they don’t consume a lot of energy, which helps to cut down on overall utility bills. They were built to last for quite some time, while running them around the clock. Read More»

Protecting Your Septic System With Routine Maintenance And Knowing What's Safe For The System

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Most people don’t think twice about their septic system until there is a problem. Understanding that there are products and materials that are not safe to flush into your septic system, and knowing that your system must be maintained, will help protect your system from serious repairs. Left neglected, your septic system can fail completely, and you will have to replace your entire system. To avoid costly repairs to your septic system, follow a maintenance routine and avoid filling your system with materials that will hurt the integrity of the system. Read More»

Three Ways to Dress Up an Asphalt Driveway

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An asphalt driveway doesn’t have to be boring. With the addition of a few decorative techniques it can rival, if not surpass, the beauty of brick or stone. The following are three decorative techniques you can use to make your driveway look amazing.  Punch Up the Color When most people think of asphalt they think of expanses of dark grey or black. While these are the standard options, they aren’t the only options. Read More»

3 Reasons Things That You'll Love About Vinyl Siding

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Different homeowners with vinyl siding will probably give you different reasons for why they prefer having vinyl. Some people love the look, while others just love the easy maintenance. There are many other great characteristics that might attract you to vinyl siding. This article will explain 3 things that you might personally love about vinyl siding. 1. Vinyl is Easy to Keep Up What is the best way to clean vinyl? Read More»

Two Ways You Can Make Recycling a Priority on Your Construction Site

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If you’re an environmentally aware general contractor, finding ways to recycle on the construction site is likely a top priority for you.  Many of the materials that you use each day can be reused, and this is good for the natural habitat as well as your wallet.  However, making recycling the goal on construction sites can sometimes be difficult since your team may be more concerned with simply getting their job done. Read More»

Why Wood Windows Are Still Popular

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In the past, wood was the material of choice when it came to the construction of window frames. However, over time wood has been largely replaced in residential construction by composite materials like vinyl, aluminum, and fiberglass. While it is not longer the most popular choice, it is still a great option for homeowners who want the natural style and durability of wood. This article will explain the drawbacks and advantages of wood. Read More»