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Replacing Your Existing Windows With Sound Proof Windows

If you live on a busy city street, chances are you will have issues with noise entering your home. Passing motor vehicles, men at work, noisy neighbors and other intrusive noises may constantly keep you awake. It may also keep you from enjoying your own entertainment devices. It can be difficult to hear the television or radio when noise is blaring from outside. If you are having any of these issues then your windows are probably too thin. Read More 

5 Unusual Parking Garages From Around The World

If you thought that a car garage is only used to store a car, then you're in for a surprise. If you take a trip around the world, you will find that your domestic and international neighbors are turning the parking garage concept on its head. Here are five of the most unusual parking garages from around the world. A Car Silo in Germany There is a car amusement park in Germany that has a 20-story silo full of cars. Read More 

2 Safe Ways To Unclog A Kitchen Sink On Your Own

If you have a serious clog in your kitchen sink, you want to avoid trying to address this with harsh chemicals or tools not designed for the job. Chemical drain openers work by eating away at the clog which means they also eat away at your pipes and their connectors. This in turn can lead to eventual water leaks which are very damaging to your home. Trying to stab at the clog with a long screwdriver or other tool can also mean chipping away at the pipe connectors and causing damage. Read More 

Is It Time To Clean Your Gutters? Make These Repairs At The Same Time

It's a good idea to check your gutters a couple of times each year. Good times for this are at the end of autumn when leaves are finished falling from the trees, and in the spring before the rains begin. You'll want to clean the gutters and look for areas that need repair. This ensures your gutters continue to work as intended, so rain water is routed away from your roof and foundation. Read More 

5 Alternative Construction Materials For Your House

Eco-friendly is the new buzzword in construction, but what does it really mean for the industry? Can you build a house without the traditional 2 x 4's using renewable resources? You may be surprised to learn how creative the solutions can be.  1. Straw Bales: To be fair, people have used straw bales in construction for centuries. The bales are stacked and covered on a layer of plaster. Using straw in this manner is both environmentally-friendly and energy efficient because the resulting wall is thick with great insulating properties from both the cold of winter and the heat of summer, up to an R-60. Read More