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									Great Home Improvement Ideas Everyone Should Know
Whether you are inexperienced or you have years of experience, making home repairs will improve
your way of life. Your home is part of who you are. The following information is designed to help you
get an idea of what you can do improve your home, thus improve your life.

A great home improvement project that you can do yourself is to replace your Formica counter tops
with tile. Just strip off the old Formica and you will have a solid base for new tile. You can choose
from thousands of different patterns and materials for your new counter top.

When moving any type of furniture through your home, it's important that you protect your floors. A lot
of people with hardwood floors will definitely make sure to protect them, but you also need to protect
carpet. Most carpet can easily tear if you're dragging heavy objects across the surface.

One type of roof vent you can use with metal roofing would be one made of ABS plastic. They
normally come in the same color of the metal you will be using. They are easy to install with metal
screws and stand up well when you are considering the elements.

Metal roofing can be made of many different types of metals. Some of the choices you have when
deciding are steel, zinc, copper, stainless steel, and alumninum. All of these have their pros and cons
and you should look into each one of them to make an informed decision.

Suppose you are planning to replace your roof and are considering using either shingles or metal
roofing. Which is best? You need to take into account the pitch of the roof. Either material will work on
a steep pitch, but for a low pitch roof you should use metal roofing. Shingles will always leak.

Make sure to have your home inspected before starting any major renovations. Checking for roofing
issues, termites, electrical issues and plumbing beforehand can save you a lot of trouble down the
road. Finding issues like these when you are halfway through a renovation process can be a
nightmare on your budget.


Make sure to clear your gutters from leaves and debris in the fall. The combination of being clogged
with leaves and freezing water can cause damage to your home and actually cause basement
leaking. Since it is not something you see everyday as a reminder, make a note on your "to do" list as
soon as leaves start to fall.

It is wise to trim any branches that are overhanging your roof. In a storm they may break off, fall and
spear your roof. In a snowstorm they will dump their load of snow, which may accumulate as ice.
Also, falling leaves from these branches may accumulate and cause dampness on the roof, and clog
the gutters.
To save money on later projects, hold onto even your used equipment which still serves a purpose.
For example, leftover drywall or putty may be useful if you ever need to patch a hole. Even seemingly
"done" items like used paint rollers can find a second purpose; their long handles and narrow
dimensions make them perfect for clearing gutters.

One simple home improvement that is often neglected is gutter and chimney maintenance. It is
important to inspect these aspects of your home to make sure they are functioning properly, and to
make any necessary repairs. If not regularly cleaned, your chimney could catch fire, and clogged
gutters could lead to severe water damage.

Things like gutters and chimneys are forgotten about when most people are making home
improvements. Make sure to inspect these parts of your home so you can make necessary repairs. If
you do not clean out your chimney regularly, it can cause a fire; if you do not clean your gutters, it
may cause water to overflow and flood your home.

In conclusion, home improvement is inevitable for homeowners. Parts of a home may break down
and need repair or new additions to a house must be made. Using the tips that were provided in this
article, you can tackle your own home improvement needs with ease and keep your home in top

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