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Stop, Sit, Stay: Building The Proper Gate To Stop Dogs From Getting To Your Yard

If both you and your neighbors have dogs, you may find that the dogs try to get into one backyard or the other in order to play. If you do not have pets and your neighbor does have a dog that is friendly, you may find that you have an unintentional pet adoption. If you would like to keep your yards separate so that pets are not moving back and forth, you may need to get a gate that is different than the usual picket fence. Read More 

Signs You Need A New Circuit Breaker Panel

If you have been constantly adding new electrical systems to your home like automation wiring or if you have been updating the lighting systems in your kitchen and bathroom, then you should know that some upgrades you make may be placing stress on the overall electrical system of your home. This may lead to the need for a new circuit breaker box. An older home may need one anyway, so look for signs that the circuit breaker panel does indeed need to be replaced. Read More 

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