Derek George

  • How Hiring An Insulation Company Can Keep Your Family Safe

    As a homeowner, maintaining the safety and comfort of your family is a top priority. Unfortunately, there are many hazards such as weather, pests, dirt, dust, and more that can threaten the safety and comfort of one's family. Damage to a home can expose the home's inhabitants to these hazards. If you're like many homeowners, you probably don't consider these issues until their consequences become apparent. However, it is essential to take measures to prevent these issues before they occur.
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  • Building A New Home? Know These 3 Tips

    Constructing a new home is an opportunity to build a home exactly the way you want it. However, there are so many aspects of home building that you may not be aware of, and there are mistakes that can be made along the way. Here are some tips for making sure that you're building your home the right way.  Know What Upgrades You Can Do On Your Own When you are presented with upgrades that you can make to your home, you need to think about them in the sense of what should be done by the home builder, what can be done later, and what can you do on your own.
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  • What Are The Best Roofing Options For Hot Climates?

    Asphalt and fiberglass shingles are used across the country. However, in the hottest areas, they don't tend to be the best roofing option. Even asphalt shingles made to withstand more heat tend to shrivel up and become brittle after years of sun. So, what roofing materials are better suited to hot climates? Consider these options. Concrete Tile A concrete roof sounds like a strange idea if you imagine the concrete being poured.
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  • 4 Things To Look For In Log Home Materials

    There are few home designs more cozy and quaint than a log home. Can you think of anything more charming than sipping a hot drink next to a roaring fire in a warm log home? However, if you are thinking of building your own log home, you need to do some research in order to ensure your dream will become a long-lasting and comfortable reality. Here are four essential things to keep in mind as you are sourcing your log home materials.
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  • Scheduling Your First Well Inspection? Tips To Be Prepared

    Whether you're buying a home with a well for the first time or you've lived on the property for a while but never had the well inspected, it's important for you to consider having a well inspection done. Well inspections are an important safety step, and they should be done once a year for the best possible maintenance and monitoring of your well and the safety of your water. If you've never been through a well inspection, you might wonder what you should expect from this process.
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  • The Asphalt Maintenance Guide To Ensure Your Pavements Are In Optimal Condition

    The cost of repairing or replacing asphalt is high. Every pavement is different, and some people can do asphalt maintenance or repairs as needed. However, others might only want to do it every few years. Whatever your situation is, here are some guidelines for doing preventative asphalt maintenance: What is Asphalt Maintenance? As the name suggests, asphalt maintenance is the process of keeping the surfaces of our pavements in optimal condition, which means they are kept shiny and new.
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  • Protecting Your Home's Exterior Against Water Damage

    Protecting your home against the potential risks of water damage will always be an important step for you to take. Without effective waterproofing efforts, you could be forced to invest in major repairs that may require you and your family to leave the structure for several days or longer. Myth: Basement Waterproofing Work Is Only Done To The Interior The basement of your house is likely one of the areas that are the most vulnerable to experiencing water damage.
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  • How A Damaged Drain Field Is Repaired

    A common problem with a septic field is the buildup of the biomat in the drain field. It's a slimy bacteria that collects in the drain field and eventually does not allow any effluent to run into the gravel of the drain field. This is a huge problem because the effluent backs up into the tank and eventually into your home. If you have a damaged drain field that needs repair, here is how it can be done.
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  • Benefits of Using Foam Insulation for Animal Housing

    Whether you're housing livestock or just building a doghouse for your dog to lounge in, insulation may be difficult to incorporate because of things like pests and moisture. Here are some of the benefits of using foam insulation for animal housing. 1. Excludes pests Pests can be a huge nuisance and could even threaten your animals' health by carrying diseases. Some types of insulation, such as fiberglass batts, can provide an attractive nesting area for rodent pests.
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  • Roof Replacement Options To Deal With The Humidity Of Coastal Climates

    In areas with coastal climates, roofing can take a beating due to storms and the high humidity. Thus, it may be worth investing in the right improvements when you need to have your roof replaced.  Some things can be done to make your roof more resistant to damage. The following roof replacement options will help improve the longevity of roofs in coastal climates: Durable Flashing and Underlayments There are many durable options for flashing that can improve roofing near the seaside.
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