Archive for February, 2019

The Benefits of a Metal Roof

Replacing, maintaining or repairing a roof can shake your savings. But what choice is the right one? EPDM rubber? For three decades its had little, if at all, changes to its formula. How about asphalt shingles? After all, they’ve been an integral part of the American landscape dating back as early as 1901. However, a new metal roof might be the silver lining you’re looking for.

Metal roofs are champions of longevity, boasting an expected expiration date of a lifetime. Asphalt shingles, on the other hand, require reproofing on a 10 to 20 year timescale.

For the eco-friendly, metal roofs are often made with a minimum of 25% recycled material while conventional roofing products dump 20 billion pounds of waste into U.S. landfills on a yearly basis. While roof coatings can add another 25 years to your asphalt shingles lifespan, and reduce the number of asphalt shingles dumped in landfills, this merely delays the inevitable. More often than not, metal roofs can cover an existing ro

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Have Fun and Express Yourself With Blue Glass Mosaic Tile and Other Pool Designs

There are quite a few ways to add a splash of color to your outdoor living spaces. This is particularly the case when you have a outdoor living space, complete with a swimming pool, spa, and patio seating area. Glass mosaics, which date back to 300 years before Jesus Christ was born, can add elegance or whimsy. These tiles can also create attractive focal points.

The Benefits of Glass Tile for Swimming Pools and Spas

If you have a swimming pool and spa, or are planning to have these constructed or installed in the near future, there are a variety of ideas that may appeal to you. It’s important to note that glass tile will last considerably longer than plaster, exposed aggregate, or fiberglass finishes. While the former may have a lifespan of five to 25 years, the latter, due to retaining its appearance and surface quality, will usually last even longer. This is keeping in mind that the pools and spas are well-maintained, of course.

Traditional and Custom Mosaic

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Blowing Around Wood Chips for a Playground

Landscaping is the general act of modifying a house’s or a commercial building’s front or back yard to make it more attractive, and in the case of a house, this can involve man-made items, too. A house, for example, may have grills, wooden decks, or even a swimming pool set up for the owner’s pleasure. What is more, landscaping can boost a property’s value and appeal on the housing market, making it a strong investment for a homeowner. A high ROI, or return on investment, may be expected when a home with landscaping is put on the real estate market, and it may sell faster and for a higher price. Some landscaping, especially that for public building lawns or parks, involves natural materials or planting trees, shrubs, or flowerbeds. In this case, bark dust can be scattered with bark blowers to decorate the ground around a tree or a flowerbed, and this can both protect the soil and look very attractive. Parks need landscaping too, but it should be noted that bark dust is a poor choice fo

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Improve Your Home Exterior with Great Hardscapes

As a homeowner, there can be a number of things you can do to improve your home living experience. By focusing on different areas of your home and bringing in certain changes, both aesthetic and functional upgrades can be brought into effect, significantly improving your life at home in many ways. One of the places you can target for home improvement projects like these is the space you have available outside your home. Through the application of hardscaping projects of different kinds, this area can find new and unique uses that can really make a difference in your life at home.

Landscaping and hardscaping are umbrella terms for a number of different projects you can accomplish using the space available in your home exterior. Hardscapes mainly deal with forming the terrain outside your home into usable areas and using this space to plant trees and shrubs to create well-defined spaces. This can include a garden of some kind, paved or unpaved routes, a border around a front lawn,

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Knowing When and How to Hire the Best Roofing Companies

Many Americans live in a house in the suburbs or rural areas, and whether they rent or bought that home, it is vital for that building to stay in good condition for both the safety and the comfort of the occupants. This extends from the siding to the windows to the walls and certainly the roof, and for residents of the North Eastern part of the United States, such as Vermont or New York state, north eastern roofing companies can be hired to perform roof repairs, and they will use the finest roofing materials to make sure that a good job is done. A roofing contractor will know how to find and diagnose a problem with the roof, and north eastern roofing companies will certainly be ready to fix those problems for residents of such states as Massachusetts or New Hampshire. Some parts of the United States, such as New Mexico, may not receive much rain, but north eastern roofing companies are ready to help the old colonial region’s homeowners fix their roofs, and north eastern roofing compani

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