How to Plan for a Kitchen Remodeling or Renovation Project

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Deciding to remodel your kitchen is one of the best investments you can make. The kitchen is where people spend most of their waking hours while at home.

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Deciding to remodel your kitchen is one of the best investments you can make. The kitchen is where people spend most of their waking hours while at home. It is where they cook, eat, and gather with the family. It is also where they talk and share ideas about the latest trends and fashions. Consequently, it is not surprising that the kitchen would be on the top of the list of home improvement projects. Having an up to date, modern kitchen, allows people not only to function better with new cabinets and appliances, but also enables them to feel that they are indeed living in modern society.

Kitchen remodeling however can be a very messy and disruptive home improvement project. And the length of the disruption can take as long as a month or more, even when well planned out.

To mitigate the disruption of a kitchen renovation project, planning is absolutely essential. The first item to consider is whether you will do it yourself, or hire a general contractor. Regardless of what route, a homeowner needs to first sketch out some kitchen remodeling ideas to ensure the kitchen design and costs will meet their targeted functional requirements and budget. If a general contractor is to be hired these initial sketches will be helpful in communicating your kitchen remodeling plans and ideas.

During the planning phase, the homeowner should identify the main objectives of the future kitchen. They should research the latest products on the market including: cabinets, countertops, appliances, and flooring. If the kitchen is more than 5 years old, there are a lot of new products to choose from. For example, Silestone is quickly surpassing Granite and Corian, as the premier countertop surface as it is extremely hard, elegant in appearance, and comes in many colors. For cabinets, the trend appears to be towards lighter colors as they help the appearance of lightening and enlarging a room. In regards to appliances, the Stainless Steel look appears to be in. And for flooring, vinyl or wood is the trend. Tile looks nice, however, it can be unforgiving in a room where things tend to get dropped. In addition, if there is no radiant heating planned for the floor, tile has the tendency to feel cold on the feet.

It is also important to consider any structural changes to the existing kitchen area. Is a new kitchen island desired, or will walls or doorways need to be moved or installed?

When developing your kitchen remodeling plan, it is important to note that professional kitchen designers like to think of a triangle when starting a new kitchen design. The three points of the triangle include the Sink, Refrigerator, and Stove. Make sure your sketches consider this, as it will ensure a good functional kitchen. Also, consider adequate walking areas and space for an eating area, such as a table or center island, with applicable space included for chairs. I would suggest that the walking areas be wide enough for two people to walk through at the same time.

The sketches should also include dimensions, as these will be needed when meeting with the general contractor or kitchen designer. Finally, consider where the existing outlets and power for the stove are, and assess if additional outlets will be needed or old outlets relocated.

For more help on remodeling your kitchen, see HomeAdditionPlus’s Kitchen Remodeling Bid Sheet. The Kitchen Remodeling Bid Sheet will help ensure that your kitchen remodeling project goes smoothly and you get the finished kitchen you are looking for. In addition, it will help to ensure that your remodeled kitchen will be accomplished on time and on budget.

Guide To Hiring A Roofer

The average life of a roof is approximately fifteen years. If the roof is under fifteen years old yet you are having problems, it will likely be able to get repaired as opposed to having to install a completely new roof. However, if your roof exceeds this age it may be necessary to install a new roof. To accomplish either repairs or new installs, a roofing contractor should be employed. A roofer will be able to properly install or repair roofing materials to ensure a quality finished product. Make sure your roofer has a car.

Before hiring a roofer it is always wise to get recommendations from friends or family. Whether or not you have recommendations, get several quotes before determining the roofer to hire. Especially look for roofers with cars – this is important. A quote should be detailed and include the work to be done, cost, and time-frame for completion. Be sure clean up is included in the quoted price. If you want to save some money, offer to do the cleanup yourself.

Ask the roofer how long they have been in business. Roofers with many years experience are preferable. Also, make sure they have a physical address. Many roofing scams are conducted by people working out of a truck with no valid business license or permanent address. Ask for references and check them. Roofers should be properly insured. Ask for proof of insurance to be sure you are protected from any damage to your home. Think about someone like Ace Roofing, high quality roofers based in Dublin. They have full insurance.

Roofing repairs and new roofs may require specific building permits. Make sure the company you work with is familiar with local building codes and that they obtain proper licenses or permits. Most locations also require inspections during certain phases of construction and a final inspection when the work is complete. Check your local building codes to ensure the roofer is complying with all regulations. You may be liable if this does not occur.

Before starting the project get a contract. This should include all the details of the project, time frame for completion, and price. It should clearly outline payment policies and warranties. Read the warranty carefully to make sure you are adequately protected. Also, be sure the contract states they are responsible for clean up. Roofing materials can be very messy and you do not want to have to clean up and dispose of waste yourself. But keep in mind you can save yourself some money if you choose to tackle the cleanup process yourself.

Never be rushed into hiring a roofer. Take the time to interview potential roofers and check experience and references. Roofing repairs can be expensive and a new roof is a major investment. Protect your home by doing some research. Hire the roofer who has the best combination of experience and price and with whom you feel most comfortable.

Cleaning Your Rc Car

Radio controlled hobby cars are just like the real, life-size ones; they need regular check up, cleaning and tuning and an overall proper maintenance to guarantee good performance while on the tracks or whenever it is used.

Here at our web design company in Wexford, we recently made a website called Fun Cars For Kids where we were selling rc cars. Never thought i was going to be writing an article on cleaning rc cars but there you go.

You can simply use a denatured alcohol in cleaning your RC car(s) but be sure that it doesn’t get to any of the electronic parts of your car since this type of alcohol has a very strong solution which may be enough to damage parts of it. But if you want to go beyond just by using denatured alcohol, you can try other products that may give you benefit though can also leave you spending more than the allotted budget.

There are still more options which you can take though so you don’t have to be stuck on spending a lot on solutions you wouldn’t be needing everyday. An alcohol and a bottle spray can do the trick. Air compressors are also great tools for cleaning your RC car. The thing with air compressors is that it blows off air to the RC car but it doesn’t do the entire maintenance needed for your car. If you don’t have an air compressor yet, better save up for it because it could cost around $65 – 69 as the market price. But if you already have one, then, better.

A combination of a green alcohol solution and an ordinary rubbing alcohol with the aid of an engine cleaning tool can help with the maintenance of your RC car. As for engine sprayers, all you need is simple green solution, water and a small amount of alcohol. Keep the proportion 5:1 for the simple green to water. The idea while you use an engine cleaner is to make sure that the sprayer targets the area with bearings and the bearings to the wheels.

Make sure also that you don’t spray much of the solution to the car to avoid damage on the electronic parts. You can do this and even conserve the use of the cleaning solution by allowing very little solution to come out of the sprayer.

How to Plan and Estimate Costs for a Bathroom Remodeling Project

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Remodeling a bathroom can be an exciting and fun experience, particularly if your bathroom has outdated baby blue or pink tile covering the walls. Planning and estimating bathroom remodeling costs prior to starting the project however is critical for ensuring a completely positive experience.

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Remodeling a bathroom can be an exciting and fun experience, particularly if your bathroom has outdated baby blue or pink tile covering the walls. Planning and estimating bathroom remodeling costs prior to starting the project however is critical for ensuring a completely positive experience.

Today many new bathroom remodeling jobs include Jacuzzi tubs or whirlpool baths, along with separate showers. In addition there are a multitude of toilet, vanity, countertop and sink styles to choose from. Costs for these items vary widely.

If planned properly a bathroom remodeling project can be accomplished on a shoestring budget and still look like you’ve completely transformed the room. It depends only on your creativity and level of sweat equity. All new bathroom fixtures are not critical in remodeling a bathroom. Many fixtures can be restored to a brand new appearance with just a little time and sweat equity. In some cases, such as with toilets, it is frequently the preferred route. Older toilets use more water per flush than the new models. Though the new ones are environmentally friendlier, they have a reputation for clogging and thus many people choose to preserve their older toilets in a bathroom remodeling project.

The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the house. It is usually where you start and end your day. Thus the return on investment for remodeling a bathroom is fairly high. Consequently it makes a great deal of sense to spend some money and remodel a bathroom, even if you do not plan on being in the house for a long time.

A bathroom remodeling project however can be a messy and annoying home improvement project. Frequently bathrooms are right off bedrooms or in the master bedroom. Consequently they can cause significant disruptions and cleanliness issues with your home. And the length of the disruption can take as long as a month or more, even when well planned out.

To mitigate the disruption of a bathroom remodeling project, planning is absolutely essential. The first item to consider is whether you will do it yourself, or hire a general contractor. Regardless of what route, a homeowner needs to first sketch out some bathroom remodeling ideas to ensure the bathroom design and cost estimates will meet their targeted functional requirements and budget. If a general contractor is to be hired these initial sketches will be helpful in communicating your bathroom remodeling plans and ideas.

During the planning phase, you should identify the main objectives of the future bathroom. Is a Jacuzzi or whirlpool tub desired? Is a pedestal sink preferred over a traditional vanity? You should research the latest products on the market including: cabinets/vanities, countertops, toilets, shower/tubs and flooring. Also, homeowners are now more frequently using tile in bathrooms, both on the floors and walls. Tile adds a look of elegance to a bathroom that is not captured with vinyl or Linoleum flooring materials.

It is also important to consider any structural changes to the existing bathroom area. In particular, if a Jacuzzi or whirlpool tub is to be installed a deck area will probably need to be framed in. In addition, if overhead lighting is desired then soffits may need to be framed in.

Your initial sketches of your bathroom remodeling plan should include the basic layout of the bathroom with the toilet, shower/tub and vanity locations identified. In addition, dimensions should be included in the sketches. Also, if there are already known preferred manufacturers for the various bathroom utilities then they should also be included on the sketches. Once the sketches have been completed it is time to contact a remodeling general contractor. They should be able to work from your sketches to develop a firm fixed quotation on the bathroom remodeling project.

For more help on remodeling your bathroom, see HomeAdditionPlus’s Bathroom Remodeling Bid Sheet. The Bathroom Remodeling Bid Sheet will help ensure that your bathroom remodeling project goes smoothly and you get the finished bathroom you are looking for. In addition, it will help to ensure that your remodeled bathroom will be accomplished on time and on budget.

How To Organize Your Kitchen

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You may think that it is an easy task to organize a kitchen. You may realize that it can also be difficult to do tasks in the kitchen if it is not organized. You must set steps and routines for you to follow and have an easy time working in your kitchen.

Here are some pointers that you may use in organizing your kitchen:

1. You must keep your kitchen clean for you to work conveniently and free from any time consuming activities before you cook. Discard any items that y…

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You may think that it is an easy task to organize a kitchen. You may realize that it can also be difficult to do tasks in the kitchen if it is not organized. You must set steps and routines for you to follow and have an easy time working in your kitchen.

Here are some pointers that you may use in organizing your kitchen:

1. You must keep your kitchen clean for you to work conveniently and free from any time consuming activities before you cook. Discard any items that you will not use and place them in a place where you can locate them easier when the time comes that you will need their use.

2. If there are medicines, spices, or food that have already met their expiration, you can put them in the trash or discard those things immediately.

3. Store cooking utensils, pots, and pans in an area near to where the stove is placed. You can congest the cooking materials for you to have more space in cooking.

4. If there are large materials and cooking utensils that are seldom used in the kitchen, you may want to remove them and place them in a cupboard. There are even appliances that are not used in your everyday cooking. You may consider adding to your kitchen an appliance barn. This can store your juicers, toasters, blenders, and other appliances on the countertop with order and arrangement.

5. Place the silverwares and dishes close to your dining area. It can be accessible for you to get these items when you are about to eat. You may need silverware holders and racks to have more space.

6. You have to be aware of the materials or tools that are reachable by your children such as knives, cleaning chemicals, and alcohol. Keep them in high places where they cannot be reached.

7. You may use a bulletin board or the refrigerator to stick or hang reminders and schedules. These can help you to have an enjoyable and organized time in the kitchen. Designate spots for your mail and bills and check them out everyday.

8. Always keep you refrigerator clean and neat both inside and outside. If you see mystery foods, discard them at once. Sometimes there are unknown items that are placed in the refrigerator.

9. If you are through with the kitchen, you must check everything before you leave the kitchen. Do not forget to turn off the lights and the ceiling fan and everything that you used with electricity. The key to an organized kitchen is maintenance.

How To Organize Your Home Clutter

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A home is a place where family members get to be themselves in a relaxing atmosphere. An ideal home should have a comfortable and soothing ambiance that will encourage its occupants to stay there and enjoy each other’s company.

However, a home that is lived in can sometimes have a busy atmosphere because of the clutter and the unorganized gadgets and home furnishing. While it is natural for a lived-in home to have that homey look, it is nevertheless more convenient to have…

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A home is a place where family members get to be themselves in a relaxing atmosphere. An ideal home should have a comfortable and soothing ambiance that will encourage its occupants to stay there and enjoy each other’s company.

However, a home that is lived in can sometimes have a busy atmosphere because of the clutter and the unorganized gadgets and home furnishing. While it is natural for a lived-in home to have that homey look, it is nevertheless more convenient to have an uncluttered home for the sake of the sanity of household members who want to live in a place that is not physically and psychologically chaotic.

How to keep your homes organized

To give your home that organized look, you have to take advantage of various home organizers. There are organizers for just about every area of your home like the bathroom, living room and the garage. Even your study room or home office should be free from that chaotic look to make your mind more organized.

The secret of an organized and uncluttered home is storage. Having the proper place and equipment to store things can make a difference no matter how small your home is.

Proper storage means being able to identify things that are frequently used in your household as well as things that are no longer required for the time being. Things that are no longer being used everyday should be kept in the storage room and preserved for future use. Things that have outgrown their usefulness like damaged remote controls, tables and chairs should be thrown away or given to other people who may have a need for them.

There are bins or organizers for small home accessories and you can label each organizer so that even if they are packed and stored, you are still able to identify them when you will need them.

There are stores selling storage organizers like containers and boxes which you can either label or color code for easy identification later on. You can use box organizers for your book collection, your CDs and DVDs and even for your unused office accessories.

You can buy a bathroom organizer to properly store your shampoo, soap and other toiletries to avoid bathroom clutter. A shower caddy is also a bathroom organizer which uses minimal space.

There are bins that you can use to organize your clothes, whether these are for repair or when they need sewing, for laundry or for a garage sale. Used pencils and pens that are no longer used can be thrown away or if you want to hold into them then you can place them in a pen organizer.

There are plenty of ways and means to organize your home clutter. One thing for sure though, all kinds of organizers should be taken advantage of as these can help you limit the clutter to a minimum.

How To Measure Your Room For Laminate Flooring

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Laminate Flooring is becoming increasingly popular and the question I keep getting asked time and time again ‘How do I measure for Laminate Flooring’. Because of the amount of times I get e-mails and phone calls asking this question I thought it would be best to write an article regarding it.

Where do I start?

Right let us start at the beginning. The first thing you need to do is find out how much laminate flooring you are going to need. To do this you will need to meas…

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Laminate Flooring

Laminate Flooring is becoming increasingly popular and the question I keep getting asked time and time again ‘How do I measure for Laminate Flooring’. Because of the amount of times I get e-mails and phone calls asking this question I thought it would be best to write an article regarding it.

Where do I start?

Right let us start at the beginning. The first thing you need to do is find out how much laminate flooring you are going to need. To do this you will need to measure the width of your room and also the length of your room in feet. Write these figures down then multiply them both together. This will then give you the size of your room in square feet. You will then need to add 10% for wastage.

Example:

Width 5 metresx Length 4 metres = 20sqms + 10% = 22sqm

So you will need 22sqm of flooring.

Now you need to find out how many packs you require. If the laminate flooring you have chosen comes in packs of say 1.5sqm then just divide you room size by this number.

Example

22sqm divided by 1.5sqm = 14.66 packs.

Rounded up to the next pack means you will need 15 packs of flooring.

You will also need to do this for the amount of underlay required.

What else will you need?

If you are laying the laminate flooring over a concrete sub-floor then you will also need to purchase a Damp Proof Membrane (DPM). Most leading brands now have underlay that includes a built in DPM. This is worth purchasing as it saves time and money.

Doorways.

For doorways you will need one of the following transition profiles.

End Cap – This is used in doorways that meet carpet, ceramic or stone tiles. It can also be used to finish off the flooring against things like a sliding glass door.

Reducer – You use this when there is a difference in height between the laminate flooring and the floor covering you are meeting up with like linoleum or vinyl

T Moulding – This is needed in doorways where laminate meets laminate. Or for anytime a hard surface is within 1/8 inch. of being the same height as the laminate, you will can use a T moulding.

Finishing of around the perimeter of the room.

With Laminate Flooring you have to leave an expansion gap, of around 10mm, anywhere the flooring meets a wall. There are two ways of hiding this expansion gap.

One way is to replace your skirting boards, this way the new skirting fits over the expansion gap. This of course adds more cost and time to your project.

The second, cheaper and quicker way is to cover the expansion gap with beading/Scotia. This fits up against the skirting boards covering the expansion gap. Most brands offer beading that matches the colour of your laminate flooring.

To measure for this simply measure all around the perimeter of you room, where you are going to need beading. You will again need to add 10% for wastage. Once you have this figure you will then need to divide it by the length of the beading, they usually come in lengths of 2.4 metres.

You will also need to purchase a fitting kit. This usually comprises of a tapping block, pull bar and spacers.

Check List.

Ok now we know how to measure for laminate flooring here is a measurement check list you can print out to make it easier for you.

Flooring Required.

Width ____metres x Length ____metres= ______sqm + 10% = _____sqm (A)

Divide (A) by pack size = _____ packs required.

Divide (A) by Underlay roll size = _____ Rolls of underlay required.

How many doorways

End Caps ____ Reducer____ T Moulding____

Beading

Perimeter _____metres + 10% = _____metres

Divided by beading length = ____ lengths beading required

How to measure your room for Laminate Flooring.

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Advice on how to measure you room for laminate flooring, including door trims, beading and underlay. There is also a helpful check list for you to fill out to help you with this

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Laminate flooring,

Laminate Flooring is becoming increasingly popular and the question I keep getting asked time and time again ‘How do I measure for Laminate Flooring’. Because of the amount of times I get e-mails and phone calls asking this question I thought it would be best to write an article regarding it.

Where do I start?

Right let us start at the beginning. The first thing you need to do is find out how much laminate flooring you are going to need. To do this you will need to measure the width of your room and also the length of your room in feet. Write these figures down then multiply them both together. This will then give you the size of your room in square feet. You will then need to add 10% for wastage.

Example:

Width 20 ft x Length 20 ft = 400 sf + 10% = 440 sf.

So you will need 440 sf of flooring.

Now you need to find out how many packs you require. If the laminate flooring you have chosen comes in packs of say 19 sf then just divide you room size by this number.

Example

440 sf / 19 sf = 23.15 packs.

Rounded up to the next pack means you will need 24 packs of flooring.

You will also need to do this for the amount of underlay required.

What else will you need?

If you are laying the laminate flooring over a concrete sub-floor then you will also need to purchase a Damp Proof Membrane (DPM). Most leading brands now have underlay that includes a built in DPM. This is worth purchasing as it saves time and money.

Doorways.

For doorways you will need one of the following transition profiles.

End Cap – This is used in doorways that meet carpet, ceramic or stone tiles. It can also be used to finish off the flooring against things like a sliding glass door.

Reducer – You use this when there is a difference in height between the laminate flooring and the floor covering you are meeting up with like linoleum or vinyl

T Moulding – This is needed in doorways where laminate meets laminate. Or for anytime a hard surface is within 1/8 inch. of being the same height as the laminate, you will can use a T moulding.

Finishing of around the perimeter of the room.

With Laminate Flooring you have to leave an expansion gap, of around 10mm, anywhere the flooring meets a wall. There are two ways of hiding this expansion gap.

One way is to replace your skirting boards, this way the new skirting fits over the expansion gap. This of course adds more cost and time to your project.

The second, cheaper and quicker way is to cover the expansion gap with beading/Scotia. This fits up against the skirting boards covering the expansion gap. Most brands offer beading that matches the colour of your laminate flooring.

To measure for this simply measure all around the perimeter of you room, where you are going to need beading. You will again need to add 10% for wastage. Once you have this figure you will then need to divide it by the length of the beading, they usually come in lengths of 8ft.

You will also need to purchase a fitting kit. This usually comprises of a tapping block, pull bar and spacers.

Check List.

Ok now we know how to measure for laminate flooring here is a measurement check list you can print out to make it easier for you.

Flooring Required.

Width ____ft x Length ____ft = ______sf + 10% = _____sf (A)

Divide (A) by pack size = _____ packs required.

Divide (A) by Underlay roll size = _____ Rolls of underlay required.

How many doorways

End Caps ____ Reducer____ T Moulding____

Beading

Perimeter _____ft + 10% = _____ft

Divided by beading length = ____ft lengths beading required

Fitting Kit______

How to Maximize Comfort and Lower Your Utility Bills

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If you think summers have been getting hotter in recent years, you may be right. To help beat the heat, a leading provider of customized home comfort systems, provides answers to some common questions about how to increase home comfort and save money.

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How to Maximize Comfort and Lower Your Utility Bills

If you think summers have been getting hotter in recent years, you may be right. In fact, according to the National Climatic Data Center, 2005 was the warmest year since national records began in 1895. Combine those rising temperatures with increasing energy costs to cool your home, and the situation can be downright unbearable.

To help beat the heat, Lennox Industries, a leading provider of customized home comfort systems, provides answers to some common questions about how to increase home comfort and save money during the hottest months of the year, based on the pioneering and knowledge of company founder Dave Lennox.

How can I lower my utility bills?

With the average homeowner spending more than $2,100 on energy-about half of it for heating and cooling-the cost of keeping cool can be expensive. To improve your home’s energy efficiency and lower utility bills, conduct a simple home energy audit. Start by examining exterior walls, doors, and windows to identify any cracks where cool air could be seeping out, and seal leaks with caulk or weather stripping. Keep window blinds closed during the day to block sunlight from entering the home and plant trees around the house for added shade.

In addition, check your attic’s insulation. If it’s insufficient, the home’s cooling system may have to work harder to regulate the indoor temperature. Add more if there currently is less than five inches.

Finally, be sure to set up an appointment with a home cooling professional to inspect and clean your air conditioner to ensure it’s working as efficiently as possible. You may also want to install a programmable thermostat that will automatically adjust the indoor temperature while you’re away, which also can help lower your energy bill.

My house feels sticky and sometimes smells musty. What can I do about it?

Even when the temperature is right, your house may still feel sticky due to excessive humidity, and that can affect your overall comfort and well-being. In fact, too much moisture can lead to the growth of mold and mildew, which can potentially cause health issues.

To determine whether you have a humidity problem, have the air in your home tested. Lennox Industries offers a service known as the Healthy Advantage Program, in which an air-quality monitor is placed inside the home to measure humidity levels, as well as temperature, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, odors, chemical vapors and airborne particles–all of which can affect your health and comfort.

If there is a moisture problem, it’s important to inspect the house for any water leaks, and take appropriate measures to correct the problem. You also may want to consider purchasing a dehumidifier, which can significantly reduce the moisture in your home. Lennox recently introduced the Humiditrol whole-home dehumidification system, which is installed in your home’s existing duct system and can remove up to three times more moisture from the air than a conventional dehumidifier.

My air conditioner is about 20 years old and I’m afraid it’s on its last leg. What should I look for when shopping for a new system?

The average lifespan of a quality central air conditioner is about 15 to 20 years, so it’s smart to be thinking about replacement. Planning ahead gives you time to conduct research and select the right system based on your specific needs. Consult the Good Housekeeping Institute, as well as manufacturer Web sites and local air conditioning professionals, who can help guide you in making an informed decision.

One of the most important things to consider when shopping for a new system is the seasonal energy efficiency rating (SEER). While the national minimum SEER rating is 13, many newer models have a SEER of 15 and higher, which will help make your home more energy efficient. Some systems, such as the Dave Lennox Signature Collection XC21 air conditioner, are nearly twice as efficient as a standard air conditioner.

Finally, don’t put a price tag on comfort. Purchase a system that is priced within your budget, but don’t compromise your comfort, household energy efficiency or long-term savings by purchasing a unit that will not satisfy your needs well into the future.

Tin Roofing

By the way, if you’re looking for roofers in Dublin, check out Ace Roofing – they sponsor this blog!
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Tin Roofing

Tin roofing dates back from centuries ago. Its popularity never waned mainly perhaps it is the most affordable roofing material. The material is also lightweight, durable, relatively resistant to corrosion and give exceptional formation capacities. It also absorbs heat easily so it can melt down snow and protect ice damming. Tin is a competitive material for weatherproofing.

Choosing tin roofing over any other metal roofing material like, lead, copper, aluminum, zinc, and galvanized iron or other roofing material rubber and cedar shake will be an excellent choice for those who have tight budget. Tin roofing is easy to install and its maintenance is manageable. It is the widely used material in mass housing program in US. The life span of tin is comparable with that of other metal roofing.

The common problem encountered by homeowners with regard to tin roofing is accumulation of dirt and stain. Overtime this will damage the roof if not attended to at once. Signs of corrosion may start appearing on roof surfaces. During the installation of the tin roofs, some punctured surfaces were left unsealed. These holes will leak when rain comes. Immediate care should be done right after the leaks were located. Leaking roofs are commonly present in valleys, roof-to-walls connections, and the steepness of slope. These parts of the roof should be carefully checked for unsightly stains and dirt and possible leaks.
Coatings can remedy possible damage that rust brings to your roof. Likewise sealants can help in stopping water to seep through leaks. There are many available sealants and coatings in the market. Electrometric coating material is a commonplace among homeowners.
Painting your roof will add beauty and touch of class to your roof. Paint should not be mistaken as a coating substance, though it might serve the purpose for a while. Paint hides the unsightly patches made by sealants and coatings. It also gives new look to rather old looking roofs. A well-painted roof is a well-maintained roof.
Tin roofing is easy to clean even with water alone. Strong chemicals are no longer needed specially if the roofs are new. Washing the roofs should be done regularly to avoid accumulation of dirt which host microorganism that might destroy the roofs. If there is stubborn dirt, mild chemicals should be used so that the color of the paint will be preserved and chipping off is prevented.
Tin roofing is truly affordable and durable which gives you more savings. You can even get your money’s worth if utmost care to your roof is well considered.