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How To Create Your Own Privacy Windows With Etching Cream

If you want privacy glass on the front doors that lead into your home, then you can choose to have custom glass added. Privacy glass comes in textures and patterns like pebble, reed, rain-glass, and cubed. While this glass is a good option to obscure light and vision through your door as much or as little as you like, you may not have the funds right away to purchase the glass, especially if your door has several small panes or an odd shape that requires special ordering. Read More 

3 Reasons Roof Problems Are Not DIY Projects

As a home owner, you may pride yourself in taking care of problems that arise on your own. Many home owners become casual carpenters and can fix basic plumbing issues. While it is important to develop your construction and maintenance skills in order to reduce the cost of keeping up your home and extend its life, there are some projects that you should not take on without proper training. One of these projects is roof repairs. Read More 

Dealing With Common Plumbing Problems: 3 Ways To Stop Pipes From Sweating

If you notice condensation accumulating on the surfaces of your plumbing like sweat, it probably means that there is a distinct temporal difference between the inside and outside of the plumbing. In particular, the inside of the plumbing is much cooler than the outside environment. It also means that the air is quite humid. If you don't stop the sweating as soon as possible, the condensation accumulation may eventually cause water damage to the surrounding area. Read More 

7 Ways To Prevent Frozen Pipes

When it is cold outside, many homeowners worry about frozen pipes, and it's easy to see why. Frozen pipes can burst and create a big mess inside your home. All the water that bursts out of the pipes can damage your walls and floors and even cause mold growth. That is why it is extra important to prepare for the winter season. Here are seven effective ways to prevent frozen pipes: Read More 

Purchasing Your First Tankless Water Heater? What Should You Know About Maintenance?

If you've recently made the upgrade from a tanked water heater to a more energy-efficient on demand or tankless model, you may already be noticing a difference in your monthly utility costs. However, while these heaters can often pay for themselves in the form of lower electricity or gas bills and federal energy tax credits, they do require somewhat different maintenance and needs than you may have grown accustomed to with past tanked water heaters. Read More