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Four Tips To Help Combine Siding Styles With Craftsman-Style Designs

In recent years, the craftsman-style home has been making a come back. These are homes that where built during the arts-and-crafts movement of the late 19th and 20th century. One of the big features of these homes is the custom artisanship and woodwork. This can often be seen in the siding and cornice details of homes in North America. If you want your home to have this sort of craftsman look, you may want to combine siding styles like shake and board-and-batten siding. Read More 

How To Incorporate Native Landscaping When Designing Your Backyard

Whether you've moved into an older home with a yard that's in poor shape or you've recently purchased a new home with a bare yard, it's a good idea to look into how you should landscape the yard. If you want the yard to be easy to manage and look great, native landscaping may suit your needs perfectly. In order for your yard to look fantastic after the native landscaping work is done, you'll want to incorporate some of the following features. Read More 

Restoring What Was Cracked: Asphalt Repair

Standing water can have a damaging effect on asphalt. As the water builds up on top of the asphalt, it can promote rot, but even more destructively, frozen water can get down between the individual pebbles that make up the asphalt of your driveway and wedge them apart. After repeated cycles of freezing and cooling, you can end up with cracks in your driveway. You can prevent some of the damage by keeping standing water off of your driveway, but since you can't prevent all damage to your driveway, it helps to know how to repair cracks before they grow into potholes. Read More 

How To Replace Bricks That Have Been Damaged

If you have a brick wall that has some damaged bricks, you might not want to remove the entire wall just to replace those bricks. As long as the brick wall is not solid brick and load-bearing, you should be able to replace the damaged bricks with new ones. Here are some tips for replacing the damaged bricks. Gather Your Supplies You will need a variety of supplies in order to remove the old brick and prepare the new brick for installation. Read More 

Four Factors That May Determine The Cost Of Your Roofing Inspection

According to HomeAdvisor, most homeowners spend $125 to $350 to have their homes inspected. The costs can go as high as $700, however, depending on the roof. Some of the factors that determine a roof inspection cost include: Roof Material The material affects the inspection cost because it determines how easy it is to walk on the roof without causing any damage. There is the safety issue to think of, as well as the types of faults or damages to look out for. Read More