Stay Away From These Home Improvement Pitfalls

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  • Stay Away From These Home Improvement Pitfalls

    You might not always be able to find a step-by-step guide out there to walk you through every singlerepair or improvement you're hoping to make to your home, but you should always be willing to seekout information about the subject. Here is some good information for you to use for general homeimprovements.

    Take a sponge to your drywall! Don't sand your drywall seams, sponge them. With practice, a wetsponge is just as effective in smoothing out the seams of a drywall job as is careful sanding. Theadvantage is that sponging doesn't kick up all of the dust that sanding does.

    When you need to get materials for a home improvement job you should compare prices at multiplestores. Each store will offer the same materials but they will all charge different prices. It is importantto get the best price that you can so that you are not wasting any of your money.

    Roll roof your floor for a practically indestructible finish! Buy roll roofing without the adhesive strip.Glue it in place either in long strips as it comes off the roll or cut up into irregular geometric shapes.Coat thickly with paint and use a brush to work the paint evenly into the surface.

    Roll roof your floor for a practically indestructible finish! Buy roll roofing without the adhesive strip.Glue it in place either in long strips as it comes off the roll or cut up into irregular geometric shapes.Coat thickly with paint and use a brush to work the paint evenly into the surface.

    You can install your metal roofing right over top of old asphalt tiles. This will save you time and moneybecause you will not have costs involved in the removal. But if there are more than two layers theywill have to be removed first.

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

    It is wise to trim any branches that are overhanging your roof. In a storm they may break off, fall andspear 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 clogthe gutters.

    Use an old, dirty paint roller to clean the gutters on your house. The old paint roller that you havedeemed unusable will quickly and easily clean your dirty gutters. Attach the roller to an extendedhandle. Then simply remove debris and leaves by sliding it along the gutter.

    When you are maintaining the exterior of your home during the fall season, make sure to check yourgutters for leaf clogs or have someone come and clean them for you. This way you will not have roofdamage or unforeseen leaks occurring during the winter and save yourself the stress associated with

  • a problem that could have been prevented.

    Use an old, dirty paint roller to clean the gutters on your house. The old paint roller that you havedeemed unusable will quickly and easily clean your dirty gutters. Attach the roller to an extendedhandle. Then simply remove debris and leaves by sliding it along the gutter.

    Chimneys

    Downspouts, gutters and chimneys often do not get the attention they deserve in an annualmaintenance schedule. Inspect your gutters and chimneys at least once a year, and make repairs ifyou need to. If your chimney is not cleaned, it can catch fire and debris can clog your gutters anddownspouts, which could cause water damage if they are not maintained.

    Hopefully, you have found the information that you needed to make your home improvement dreamsa reality. Apply the tips that you have learned here, to as many projects as you can imagine and youwill one day have the beautiful home that you have always desired it to be.

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