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Day: July 11, 2019

Bring Some Bling to Boring Windows

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They say eyes are the windows to the soul. Does that mean the windows are the eyes of your house? They give you a view to the outside world, certainly, and they can be a feature that draws the gaze of people admiring the beauty of your home. Are your windows clear and classy, or are they bloodshot and bleary? Maybe it’s time to give those peepers a little pickup.

Prettier Panes

Dress up a plain old piece of glass with some window grids that give the illusion of a much more decorative and creatively designed space. Stained glass is another way to take a window from faded to fab, and if it’s not practical to completely replace the clear glass with something more colorful, try hanging a small pretty piece at the top of a window to draw the sun and admiring glances.

Classier Coverings

The loveliest window won’t get much attention if it’s covered with drab drapes or droopy blinds. Invest in some new curtains or a snappy shade, and you’ll be surprised how much wow you can get from your windows. At the very least, throw your current covering in the wash or give it a good spray and wipe.

Glossier Glass

Speaking of spraying and wiping, the simplest way to make more of your windows is to make sure they are brightly, gleamingly, transparently clean. Whether you choose to wash them yourself or hire a professional, get rid of all the grime that’s built up on the outside due to weather and wear. Wipe the fingerprints and pet nose-prints off the inside surface of the windows. While you’re at it, hose off any screens so they’re not looking shabby.

Make your house’s eyes pop with some careful applications of style. You’ll see and be seen all the better.…

The Dangers of Pests in Your Florida Home

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Ants are one of the most common pests that make their way into the home. And once they make their way inside, they’re quite difficult to get rid of. An ant infestation isn’t something you want to just live with. Ants can pose several risks and need to be dealt with immediately.

Some Ants Sting

Not all ants are a risk of physical damage. However, there are some (such as fire ants) that sting. These stings can be painful. Some people may have allergic reactions that can cause some potentially dangerous effects. Because it can be difficult to identify the type of ant infesting your home, it’s best to have professional pest control services cape coral fl provide treatment.

Health Risks

Even if the ants in your home are physically harmless, they can carry all kinds of bacteria, including E. coli. They can then track the bacteria over your countertops and any food that’s left out in the open. Eating contaminated food, or food that has touched contaminated surfaces, could put your health at risk.

Home Damage

There are some types of ants that eat wood. If they get in your home, they could destroy the wood structures including furniture, walls and support beams. Not only are you left dealing with an ant infestation, but then you’re stuck dealing with the costs of replacing damaged furniture or repairing compromised walls.

They Can Deter Visitors

Even the cleanest homes can get an ant infestation. But any guests who see them might instantly assume that your home is dirty. Ants give off a very bad impression and can make your guests unwilling to come back for another visit.

Ants aren’t a creature you want taking up residence in your home. Treating an infestation quickly is important for getting them out as quickly as possible.…

The Truth About Metal Building Homes

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Purchasing land and making plans to build a new home can be both exciting and stressful. Before you turn to a timber frame construction project, take a look at metal building homes. Although most often utilized for commercial construction, metal buildings are finding their way into the residential sector of new home construction.

There are many reasons why a metal building home could edge out the competition for a new build. They are structurally sound, energy efficient when spray foam solutions are used, and they go up fairly quickly compared to stick frame or brick homes. The overall design and benefits of this option can save you money in the long run.

Consider Sustainability

As the earth continues to experience decay, many are worried about the ecosystem and preserving what is left. When you choose a metal building, you are investing in a sustainable venture. Much of the materials used in steel fabrication are recycled, and the components of your house can be recycled if you ever choose to dismantle the structure.

It’s All About Location

If you want to get the most of out your energy-efficient building project, the site for your home and the way you orient the structure are important. Heating and cooling costs will vary according to available shade or elevation. You will also need to make sure there is plenty of drainage opportunity in the surrounding landscape.

It Can be a Looker

Metal building homes don’t have to have a boring exterior. Your home will not look like a commercial warehouse. Improvements in design and materials give you options for roofing as well as facades that resemble natural stone or wood.

If you haven’t stayed up to date with the changes in metal building designs, you would be surprised by the beautiful and affordable options that now exist for residential structures.  Make a cost and design comparison and see how a metal home might work for your build.…