Archive for the ‘ Home Maintenance ’ Category

What To Do After A Hail Storm

Posted on: July 16, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Exterior Paint, Home Maintenance
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This summer's weather has been brutal for homes, cars, and businesses in Denver. Mother Nature has been on a rampage and the hail storms have been taking their toll. There have been 19 reports of hail in the Denver metro area so far this summer and the largest stones were 2.75 inches in diameter. From broken windows to flooding to cars being pummeled, there has been a lot of damage, which means a mass of insurance claims. This report from The Denver Post highlights the cost of the May 8, Continue Reading ...

Techniques for Fixing Dents in Your Drywall

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It is unavoidable that when you move furniture, carry something into your house that is wider than you realized, or open the door with a little to much gusto, you will end up with dents and dings on your walls. It always reminds me of an episode of Newlyweds with Jessica Simpson when her husband Nick Lachey put a gouge in the wall moving furniture. She was pretty upset, and her comment about the issue was, "We're going to have to re-wall our house." You definitely don't need to re-wall Continue Reading ...

Priming Your Walls Before Painting – The Most Important Step!

In most cases, the steps that are taken to prepare for a task are almost as time consuming as the actual undertaking. Painting is no different. If you try to skip the prep work, you will regret how much more time you will spend on touch ups, and you will probably spend more money because you will have to apply way more paint layers than necessary. Preparation includes cleaning  the walls, sanding rough spots, taping off the areas you don't want to paint, and moving or covering furniture. Continue Reading ...

Best Time To Stain Your Deck

Posted on: June 18, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Home Maintenance, Staining Tips
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Keeping your deck maintained is a must. It will prevent issues like rot, mold and mildew, warping, splitting and insect infestation. There are numerous different finishes to choose from but no matter which stain color you pick, maintenance is essential. There are some things you can do to keep your wood deck looking preserved that don't require a complete refinish, as mentioned in the followed post: Wood Decks - Bob Vila Seasonally, sweep away leaves, needles, twigs and branches. Remove Continue Reading ...

How to Prevent Peeling Paint

There are a number of reasons paint cracks and peels. The timing of the paint job is critical, as the temperature can't be too cold or hot, and you have to check the weather forecast for wind and rain, as moisture and high humidity can lead to poor adhesion. Other problems can have to do with a lack of preparation, such as not sanding, scraping old paint, or cleaning the walls before starting your project. Also, if there has been long-term moisture penetration, this can make your paint job Continue Reading ...

Steps to Pressure Washing Your Siding

Posted on: March 19, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Home Maintenance
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With springtime approaching, many people get the itch to start cleaning up their yard and sprucing up the exterior of their home. One way to remove the layers of dirt and grime from the winter months is by pressure washing your siding. You can purchase your own power washer, costing anywhere from as low as a hundred dollars all the way up to several thousand dollars for a commercial machine. If you only use it once a year, you can also rent one for around $50 to $150 per day depending on Continue Reading ...

Suggestions for Painting the Exterior Trim of your Home

Is the exterior color of your home looking dull and drab? Or is the paint cracking and peeling? An exterior paint job is a pretty big undertaking, so assessing the condition of your paint will be essential to maintaining a polished appearance. There are several factors, but it mostly depends upon the type of siding your home has. If it has wood siding, then you need to repaint around every three to five years. However, stucco and vinyl or Masonite siding can last up to ten years. Other Continue Reading ...

Refinishing Hardwood Flooring

Posted on: January 22, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Home Maintenance, Remodeling
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If you've decided that the hardwood flooring in your house needs to be refinished, you have 2 options: you can hire a contractor, or you can do it yourself. Both of these have advantages and disadvantages-- this article will help you decide which is right for your existing circumstance. To identify if your flooring needs to be refinished, drop a teaspoon of water onto the floor and watch exactly what happens. If it beads up, you don't need to refinish. If slowly soaks in, that means the Continue Reading ...

Tips for Preserving Your Wood Deck

Posted on: January 1, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Home Maintenance
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In the springtime, it is so exciting thinking about spending time outside, barbecuing, and enjoying your outdoor deck. In the fall season, though, no one really wants to worry about sprucing up their deck in preparation for cold and snow. Because it is exposed to the elements all year around, providing some TLC will prevent unnecessary expensive repairs. Long-term neglect can cause splintered wood, mold and mildew, and worst of all rot, so take some time to clear debris, clean, and seal Continue Reading ...

Getting Your Property Prepped for Fall

Posted on: September 19, 2016 by in Attributed Blog, Home Maintenance, Painting Tips
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The Fall season in Colorado is my favorite time of year. Warm days, cool nights, and not much wind. The only problem with autumn is that it is followed by winter, and it will be here before we know it. As we head into the colder months of the year, it conveys more than just visions of snow, heavy coats, and bad driving conditions. It also delivers a heavy hit to your property. Getting your property prepped for fall is the key, and this article from RISMedia.com provides an excellent Continue Reading ...