Archive for October, 2013

Make Sure You Have Reliable Air Conditioning for Your Home

Phoenix ac repair

No matter where you live in America, the need for quality air conditioning services is undeniable. Whether you live in the Northeast in cities like New York City, which is known for oppressive summer temperatures, or you live in the Southwest, where extreme heat is common for longer periods of time throughout the year, you’ll likely require air conditioning repair at some point during the life of your AC unit.

The statistics support both the seemingly universal need for air conditioning systems and the regional differences in terms of usage. While the Energy Information Administration reports that only 44% of Northeastern households have central air conditioning, three out of four homes in the Midwest are equ

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Finding the Right House Painter

House painting

Whether you are looking at needed repairs and repainting, or just want to update the look of your home, you can find the best house painting contractors with some preliminary research. Professional house painting can be difficult to complete on your own without the right equipment, materials and experience.

Depending on the condition of their homes exterior, you can start by asking for referrals from your friends and colleagues. Sometimes knowing someone else that has gone through a similar situation can have the most objective advice when seeking the best house painting business for y

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Three Things to Know Before You Choose Exterior Shutters

Plantation shutters

Wooden plantation shutters look great indoors, but did you know that they can also look great on the outside of your home, or in an outdoor living space? Outdoor plantation shutters are generally little different from most interior shutters, but there are still some key differences, and things you should know. If you are looking to revitalize your outdoor window treatments, then here are three important considerations.

  • Exterior plantation shutters can and should offer a little more protection.
  • Many companies advertise that their wooden shutters can be used both outdoors and indoors, but that does not mean that all shutters are created equally. For one, look for narrow louvers on your outdoor plantation shutters so that you have better control over how much wind and rain get through to your w

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Finding Ceramic Planter Solutions to Green Space Problems

Commercial outdoor planters

Having seen successes in turning open spaces more green, such as the “Reclaiming the Highline” and more generally the “Reclaim Public Spaces,” initiatives in New York City, many are looking to redevelop the natural potential around them. By now you may have caught yourself inspecting the pathway out to your garden pondering options, or sitting, wondering why there are no large round planters perfect enough to fix up that dank corner of the home no one sits in.
In fact there are large round planters to accommodate that corner, and even greater options for your outdoor spaces. The trick is in finding them.

So, with an emphasis on where to find those perfectly large round planters and keepin

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Getting Your Retaining Wall Built

Block retaining wall

Your concrete retaining wall is not just functional, in fact, they can be decorative while keeping dirt in place. Depending on the prominence you can use block retaining wall as a hidden structural element or a featured element of the design and landscape.

To find the perfect retaining wall construction company, you should do some simple research on their capabilities and client satisfaction. While friends are a great source of referrals, you might want to use online review sites to research potential builders and retaining wall systems. As part of your research, you should look at their portfolios and experience. Using your short list of potential contractors, you will want to start having discussions about your ideas

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