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ENERGY STAR’s Definition of Energy-efficient Windows

The United States has diverse weather; some states get a pleasant climate all year round while others experience extremely cold and hot seasons. Despite this reality, improved energy efficiency is a universal virtue celebrated across the country. If you are planning to conduct a window installation in Utah, Nevada, Arizona, or anywhere else in America for that matter, reducing your HVAC costs should be high …

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Break It Up: Three Brilliant Ideas to Differentiate Zones in the Yard

The best way to design a yard is by breaking it up into zones. If you think about it, the space has an open-floor plan. To ensure maximum use, as interior designers would say, divide and conquer. Imagine that you’ve already decided on the zones: one area for entertaining and dining with guests, another for kids playing, and then a separate space for your mini …

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Brighten Your Basement: Turn That Dark Space into Your Favorite Haven

The image that basements are scary places is definitely understandable, and it’s not because they’re mostly associated with horror movies. Having a basement may be both a blessing and a curse, but with the right decorating ideas, you can turn this space into your favorite area at home. Decorating down there can be truly challenging, however. Most of the time, you’ll have to contend with …

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Revamping the Yard: Three Tactics to Create the Perfect Conversation Area in Your Yard

What’s good about outdoor spaces is they can be your extended living area. In fact, many homeowners like to spend their chill time in their patios or decks more than in their formal living rooms, watching the sunset, while enjoying some barbecue and beer, taking in that cool breeze. The cherry on top of this delightful, relaxing scenery is that you get to do all …

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Flash Floods: It’s Not Always a Rush

Floods are defined as occurrences in which a normally considered ‘drylands’ suddenly becomes submerged in water. There are many reasons as to why floods happen – from overflowing of bodies of water like rivers or lakes, or just excessive amount of rainfall. Floods are a major inconvenience to people – it could greatly affect people’s livelihood, damage to property, and sometimes even extend to the …

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Stainless Steel Pipes: The New Requirement for Your Home’s Plumbing

  When the plumbing keeps failing, perhaps it’s time to think of a complete overhaul. Copper pipes were then prevalent in the past, but despite its many merits, copper pipes are not durable when it comes to changes in the weather. After thirty years, you could be dealing with pin-hole leaks that cost you money on utilities. But what if you can use a piping …

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Steel vs Stainless Steel: Choosing the Right Fastener Material

If you’re unfamiliar with the term, fasteners are hardware devices used to affix or “fasten” two objects together, and they’re the umbrella term for nuts, bolts, screws, and the like. While it’s important to know which type of fastener should be used with certain projects, it’s just as important to know the types of materials. People who are inexperienced or untrained would often choose fasteners …

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5 Ways to Have a Recording Studio at Home

More and more families are becoming interested in music, which means a rise in recording studios. Recording studios are fantastic for families of musicians and music lovers. Even those who are just getting into music will be pleased with having a studio. These are five ways for you to have your very own recording studio in your residence. Make sure the room is well-ventilated You …

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Understanding Window Frame Types

Window frames are an essential factor to consider when buying new windows or when looking to replace existing ones during a renovation. If your frame is of high quality, the window will last for years. You’ll know quality by looking at the structure before you can consider the glass. Note that size is part of your consideration for quality. With the wrong size, the window …

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Gutters Systems: Your Family’s Savior from Water Damage

Gutters require attention. You cannot have a crew for roofing services here in Orem install the system and leave them to the birds. You have to be vigilant and make sure no leaves and twigs are blocking the path of rainwater down from the roof. You cannot wait too long to have someone with the right equipment and training go up there to take a …

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