How To Remove Stains From Your Roof

There’s a misconception in the minds of many homeowners these days that replacement is the only solution, if their rooftop develops stains, wear and tear, staining, and other similar issues. This is a long way from reality, and there are organisations out there that provide a wide range of roof cleaning services.

A pristine appearance of their home is what individuals get by cleaning their top of stains. It will look as though the rooftop was replaced, yet at almost half of the cost. Organisations that spend significant time in such services likewise have practical experience in cleaning other outside parts of the home. This incorporates pressure washing the whole house, exterior/interior window cleaning, stone cleaning, and pressure washing of driveways.

A pressure washer to evacuate any stains that are usually found over rooftops uses a rooftop cleaning solution to the shingles. There won’t be any stain that can handle the effects of these cleaning soluti

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Home DIY Tips – Knowing When to Call the Contractors

There is no doubt that most of us would like to fix things up when they are not working the way we want them to in our homes. Sometimes we would try to figure out what has gone wrong when certain appliances such as a refrigerator or a heater have broken down. In the household, for example, if the faucet is leaking, we will try to fix it ourselves rather than calling someone else to do it.

But there are certain times when we really can’t do the fixing ourselves or sometimes we shouldn’t do it at all. For example, if the job involves potentially dangerous situation such as dealing with electricity, we may want to re-consider doing it on a DIY basis. Other situations such as dealing with a heater or a refrigerator involve potentially toxic chemicals that may harm us and the environment. In such case, our knowledge in terms of toxic substances disposal may be sketchy and limited. We should certainly call in the contractors to do the fixing for us even though sometimes

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What Are the Benefits of LEED Certification?

The acronym LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. This program assesses a building design, from conception to completion, in terms of energy efficiency, air quality, water usage, and the choice of building materials. It also addresses the environmental factors, including access to public transportation and responsible use of land.

The program itself is sponsored by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Projects that participate in the program are awarded certification based on different certification criteria. With each of the criteria, different points are awarded -Certified (40-49 points), Silver (50-59 points), Gold (60-79 points), and Platinum (80+ points).

Why LEED Certifications Are Beneficial

Obtaining LEED certification demonstrates environmental responsibility and responsible building practices. Not only can this boost the building owner and contractor’s reputation, but it also provides the fra

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The History Of Ethan Allen Furniture

In 1932, two New Yorkers, Theodore Baumritter and his brother-in-law Nathan Ancell, founded The Baumritter Corp, which was a house wares sales agency. This was during what is considered by many as the worst year of the great depression, and unfortunately, people just didn’t have the extra money for their house wares at that time. Consequently, at first Baumritter and Ancell ended up losing a lot of the money that they had originally invested into the company. In 1936, they bought a furniture factory located in Beecher Falls, Vermont. Ancell and Baumritter quickly fell in love with Vermont. They decided to name their furniture company Ethan Allen after the Vermont revolutionary leader. In 1939, their furniture line made their grand debut inside stores.

Their first collection was a grouping of 28 pieces of Early American furniture. By 1962, Ancell and Baumritter owned 14 furniture factories in the East. By the middle of the 1960’s, The Baumritter Corp had by far the

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Identifying Shoddy HVAC Ductwork

The Uniform Mechanical Code states that all duct work should be rugged enough to stay together and not leak. Support is a big part of durability, because ducts are not made to be structurally sound by themselves and will cause damage and leaks without proper support. Make sure you have the proper permits when you hire a Denver HVAC contractor to replace or repair your heating and air conditioning system.

A proper permit will protect you when your inspector finds shoddy ductwork. Often ductwork is overlooked by Denver air conditioning and heating installers, so more than likely, there will be some sort of problem. Specialty HVAC companies in Denver test commercial ductwork. They work with engineers to balance the design with the original HVAC parameters. For commercial HVAC jobs, the contractor will usually not receive full payment until the system passes these test. A good Colorado heating and AC contractor will not be hesitant about inspections and permits. If it is a good j

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Interior Designer Vs Interior Decorator – Do They Perform the Same Service?

Perhaps you don’t have the time or the flair for re-doing your living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, or your business’s showroom and you’re ready to hire a creative professional. Do you look for an interior designer or an interior decorator? For that matter, do they both do the same thing and does it matter who you hire?

In the world of design and decorating, the services performed are not the same. While a decorator might have immense experience and expertise in selecting colors, furniture, accents and textures that bring out the true you, a designer can do the same thing. However, a designer often has creative talent for working with the architectural structures within a building or a living space that a decorator doesn’t.

If all you want to do is have a professional help you pick out a new color scheme for your fabrics and painted walls, then you’re probably better off calling in an interior decorator.

On the other hand, even

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Would You Fancy an Outdoor Hardscape Fantasy Instead of the Grass?

Generations lived with the grassy landscape outdoors! Maybe the grass and the flower beds held out for decades at your home too and brought great family happiness, but change is the law of life. They need not vanish completely though, but remain restricted to the periphery of the planned hardscape. Imagine the advantages with the hardscaping with water being saved and a happy goodbye to overgrown weeds every weekend! The lawn service guys won’t be required and it is a smart new look that has plenty of choices and budgets. Get used to the new idea and look around to see plenty of this new approach, being so much easier to maintain and weather resistant absolutely.

What do you fancy to put in there? Pebbles would remind of the rustic waterside, slate or quartzite, travertine or granite in a range of pleasing and hardy shades? Would it be shades of gray, white and black or something a little more colorful? Going for a variety of choices would enable patterns like borders i

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Private Household Staff

Spring is a time for cleaning out the cupboards, polishing furniture, ornaments and cutlery, and maintaining a fresh, clean living space for the family. It’s a great season to get the house ready for the year ahead, especially if large numbers of guests are expected to dine in the coming summer months, and that is why we have a list of spring cleaning tips so you have a house to be proud of.

Windows

Spring is the perfect time to get your windows glistening, letting as much clean, natural light into the home as possible. It is perfectly possible to use simple, eco-friendly products rather than chemically enhanced shop-bought cleaners. One of those solutions is the old age favourite, one part water to one part vinegar, applied and rubbed down with kitchen towel. It will require some real elbow grease to really get the perfect window shine, but it will be worth it in the long run.

Wood furniture

Wood furniture, particularly pine and oak coffe

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DIY Outdoor Movie Night

As I sit at my desk and look at the window it’s already dark outside and it’s not even 5pm yet! While I love the Fall season the only damper is the lack of sunshine in the late afternoon. Of course it does have it’s perks as well. I find that I can get Hudson to bed earlier because it’s so dark out and he thinks it’s really late. Additional perk is getting to host an outdoor movie night and being able to start the movie at 5pm and have my little guests stay awake for all of the movie.

Yes, there is a chill in the air, but that’s what blankets are for. We also strike up our fire pit for additional warmth.

Interested in treating yourself to an outdoor movie night?

Here is some inspiration:

When we built our deck one of the best parts of our new outdoor space was our amazing outdoor furniture. I love having an actual sectional outside that all of my family can sit on.

For the movie night I simply moved over the sect

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Going Green Makes a Lot of CENTS

You’ve likely heard the term “going green” and why it’s good for the environment. But what about the dollars and cents aspect? There are any number of reasons why building and business owners should invest in energy-efficient upgrades in their multi-family properties.

First, bear in mind how much LESS efficient older structures and related appliances and systems are compared to newer ones. Let’s take the example of a Heating, Venting and Air Conditioning System (HVAC) system on but one of your properties. Older buildings often have older HVAC systems with Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) ratings of only 6-11. Conversely, a new building, or one with an upgraded HVAC system, has a SEER rating of 15-20 – or more. And energy savings = cost savings.

* As an advertising tool. Being seen as a developer interested in “going green” will reap dividends as you’ll be seen as being environmentall

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