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Instant Curb Appeal: How A New Garage Door Can Boost Your Home’s Value

The arrival of summertime means that we are entering home selling/buying season full-swing. You may not realize it, but your garage door carries a lot of weight when it comes to adding value to your home. In fact, according to Remodeling Magazine's 2014 Cost vs.Value Report, replacing the garage door was ranked as one of the lowest-cost home improvements among projects with a high return on investment.  If you are looking to sell your home this season and want to get the most out of your investment, here are some ways that replacing your garage door can add value to your home today:  Read More 

6 Design Tips For Creating The Perfect Rooftop Patio

A flat roof offers endless design possibilities as well as extra living space. Whether you want to entertain guests or create a peaceful respite for solitary relaxation, following are 6 tips for designing your rooftop patio. 1. Add some greenery. From potted ferns and hanging vines to herb or vegetable gardens, plants add life to your rooftop patio. They also lower temperatures during the summer and create more oxygen in the surrounding space. Read More 

The How And Why Of Furnace Maintenance

Whatever type of furnace you have, chances are you haven't had to worry much about maintaining it (unless it's very old). Modern furnaces are designed to be very efficient and easy to maintain, but this means you probably won't interact with your furnace much. This lack of experience can leave you feeling confused when it actually comes time to perform maintenance or repairs. Discover more about your furnace, and how to clean and maintain it, before an emergency occurs. Read More 

Cut Your Cooling Costs With These Five Roofing Options

The first line of defense that your home has against the sun and heat buildup is the roof. Your home's roof should repel the sun's rays instead of absorbing and transferring the heat indoors. Before you turn up the air conditioner, consider investing in one of the top five heat-efficient roofing materials. Slate Tile Slate became a common roofing material in Europe centuries ago. It is durable enough to hold up to the demands of the environment, and it has a long lifespan. Read More 

3 Homemade Cleaners To Help You Bust Soap Scum

Are your shower doors clean? Do they glisten in the light and make your shower feel like a refreshing oasis? If you have hard water, probably not. Instead of doors that sparkle, you may have shower doors that are covered in an unappealing white or gray film that doesn't want to budge. To learn more about how soap scum forms and how to get rid of it, read the information and cleaning recipes below. Read More