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Factors To Consider When Designing Metal Roofs

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Several considerations need to be made during the design of a metal roof. This article discusses some of those key factors that are considered in order to design a metal roof that will last for its expected service life without developing major issues. Expected Wind Forces Wind can exert inward and outward forces on all roofs. Inward forces originate from the windward side of the roof. These forces can make a roof to collapse inwards due to the direct impact of wind forces on that roof. Read More»

The Surprising Places Asbestos Might be Hiding

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While asbestos is no longer used in building, due to its widely-publicised health risks, it can be found in homes constructed up until the 1980s. If you think your home might contain asbestos, there are certain places you can check to see if it’s likely, and as long as it isn’t disturbed, you’re not in danger. However, you should arrange for it to be safely removed as soon as you can. Read More»

How to Find Your Property Markers Without Hiring a Land Surveyor

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Land surveys can provide you with details on anything from land elevation to the geological underpinnings of the land, but they can also help you find your property lines. In most cases, surveying takes experience and special equipment, but if you just want to find the property lines, you may be able to do that on your own. Here’s a look at the process. Find a Survey Map for Your Property Read More»

Important things you should know Before Installing Window Skylights

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Window skylights are very useful when it comes to bringing natural light into areas that may not have windows in your living space. Having enough light in your house undoubtedly creates a sense of brightness and liveliness. In this case, you cannot underestimate the role this type of windows plays especially for the dark corners in your home. Window skylights come in a wide range of designs including the fixed, tubular, and ventilating designs. Read More»

Pros and Cons of Various Kitchen Benchtop Materials

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A kitchen’s benchtops are very important, as they provide the surface needed for food prep and cooking but will also affect the overall appearance of a kitchen. When choosing new benchtops for your home’s kitchen, you want an attractive surface that can withstand the wear and tear of cooking utensils as well as the humidity and heat of a kitchen. Before making your choice of benchtop materials for your home’s kitchen, note a few pros and cons of each choice so you can determine the best one for your space. Read More»