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  • Awnings: A Cool Way to Keep Protected

    Even though the Sun is 93-million miles away, its rays are a powerful force — coming to Earth at 186,000 miles a second. Its heat, light and destructive ultra-violet rays wreak havoc on everything they touch, from...

    • Posted February 14, 2014
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  • Fixing Damaged Window Screens

    Do your window screens look like they’ve been through a gunfight, and you haven’t got money or time to replace them? Well, don’t despair. To repair holes in aluminum screens, cut a patch slightly larger than the...

    • Posted February 14, 2014
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  • dust
    A Cure for the Common Cold MITE Be

    Sniffles and sneezes might be some of the symptoms associated with the common cold. “Mite” is the operative word here. That’s M-I-T-E, as in dust mites. Dust mites are microscopic organisms that feed on dead skin, animal...

    • Posted February 14, 2014
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  • being your own contractor
    New Owner / Older Home

    Are you the new owner of an older home? Want to make changes? Wondering if you’re alone? Today you’ll learn what other new owners of older homes do. Here are the most common changes made by new...

    • Posted February 14, 2014
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  • stained brick
    Efflorescence

    “Dragnet” premiered on TV in 1951. It was raining and we were working the “Masonry Stain” detail. We’re on our way to Azusa on a 911 call, possible efflorescence. Not a pretty picture. I’m Detective Joe Friday....

    • Posted February 14, 2014
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  • gutter protector the gutterbrush
    Time to Brush-Up on Gutters

    Winter is here, and with it comes wetter weather from border-to-border and coast-to-coast in the form of snow and ice up North and in the Midwest and torrential rains for the Sunbelt states. In either case, an...

    • Posted February 12, 2014
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  • underground drainage
    Neglecting Gutters and Downspouts Could Cause Heavy Damage

    It will never cease to amaze us how difficult it has been to get the word out about how important it is to keep water away from a home’s foundation. Take gutters and downspouts for example: There’s...

    • Posted February 12, 2014
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  • gutter replacements
    Gutters, Downspouts, Drainage … and More

    Gene Kelly would probably not be remembered as well for his part in “Singing in the Rain” if the movie set had been equipped with rain gutters. When it comes to the place you live, the last...

    • Posted February 12, 2014
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  • gutter leaks and rust
    Gutter Repairs

    For us, viewing the outdoors at this time of year is a distinct pleasure. Lawns are at their greenest, shrubs are brilliant red and bright white, and the fruit trees are soft purple, white and light pink....

    • Posted February 12, 2014
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    Caring For Your Fireplace

    The preservation of our environment is a major concern of many Americans. For years, environmentalists have been fighting for cleaner air and water by limiting pollution produced by big business and the automobile. Ironically, one of our...

    • Posted February 12, 2014
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