To Gutter Guard Or Not to Gutter Guard

Everyone has heard stories about gutter guards that don’t work. I’ve been installing gutters for 14 years. I can remember the time when there weren’t 50 choices for styles of gutter guards. Back then there was a cheap screen-flimsy aluminum, Gutter Helmet-the original cover, and the do it yourself plastic screens from Do It Yourself…

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Framing Gable and Shed Dormers

Dormers are very popular in homes on the East coast. They are used to allow for more space in a steep pitched roofing system. For most dormers, you will need to frame the roof first and then raise the gables and set the ridge beam. It is also important to understand where the roof load…

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Absolute Ways of Preserving a Starfish

We cannot deny that starfish are among the most beautiful creatures of the ocean. They are mysterious and stunning. Individuals, old and young alike, gather these animals to keep within their houses as memorabilia of their beach travels. If you need to go out on a beach vacation soon, conserving these starfish make a great…

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Trees? True Story

This is a true story. One that taught me a little bit about my communication skills. My youngest son and I had a conversation (over 26 years ago) when he was about 5 years old. He had received a toy for his birthday that was battery powered. One of those little Remote Control Trucks. After…

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Micropile 101 – How Do Micropiles Work?

Cracks and settlement are facts of life when it comes to construction using concrete foundations. There have been many methods of repairing structures once they have settled, including helical piles, push piers and Micropiles. Each has it’s own uniqueness and applications where they should or should not be used. Helical piles are a simple and…

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How To Assemble A Futon Frame

Most futons are made very similar and use the same parts to assemble them. When shoppers buy their futon they often have a set of instructions that came with the futon frame. Time passes and these instruction disappear or get misplaced and it’s time to move the futon. Not having assembled futons on an everyday…

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