This Site All Started With a PoolThis Site All Started With a Pool


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This Site All Started With a Pool

I'm Jake Johnson and installing a pool in my home was not easy. First, I had to make the decision. I live alone since my wife died a few years ago, and it seemed rather frivolous to spend money on a pool. I'm not old, but age was a bit of a factor. It seemed almost irresponsible and childish to want a pool at my age. After I committed, I had to find the right contractor. With so many variables (price, time, personality, etc.), it was a lot harder than I thought. Next, I had to work with the contractor to find the proper space and size and look. After months of construction, I had my pool, but then I had to learn a lot about the proper care and upkeep. Overall, though, my little foray into construction (even if I didn't do any of the really hard work) was informative and worthwhile!

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What To Do When Your Garage Door Leaks After Rainfall

Your garage door is not meant to just let your car in and out of its storage space. It should also provide a good barrier against the elements — namely rain and snow. If you're noticing water pooling under your garage door after it rains outside, then something is amiss. There are a couple of simple repairs you can make at home to address this issue. Replace the Weatherstripping Chances are that there's a thick tube of rubber that runs along the bottom of your garage door where it meets the floor or driveway. Read More 

Tired Of The Sun Baking Your Home Each Summer? 4 Reasons You Need To Install Window Awnings

If you haven't installed awnings on your home yet, you need to do that before next summer arrives. Awnings do more than improve the aesthetic appeal of your home. Installing awnings on your home can also increase its market value, which is big news if you're thinking of putting it on the market. But, installing awnings on your home provides you with a lot of additional benefits that you might not have even thought about. Read More 

Keeping Up The Appearance Of Your Lawn With A Yard Service

The exterior of your home is the first thing people see and you want to make a great first impression. Just like painting or other repairs, keeping your lawn, plants, and trees maintained is a big part of making your home look great outside. The time that goes into lawn care will make the difference so mowing once a week is not going to give you the same look as you would get from hiring a lawn care service to come maintain the outside of your home. Read More 

Has One Of Your Windows Broken? Hire A Company To Replace The Window

Most homeowners do not anticipate a window breaking in their home. If this happens to you in the middle of summer or winter when you are relying on your heater or air conditioning to stay comfortable, you will need to come up with a solution to stop the area from allowing the air to come inside. The ideal way to handle this issue is to call a window replacement company immediately and start working with them. Read More 

Party Accessories You Didn’t Know You Needed

Are you planning a big shindig like an outdoor wedding reception? Your list of items to prepare for the reception is likely very long, so having a party rental company cover most, if not all of the items is easiest. But when you go through the party rental catalog, don't just choose the big stuff and be done with it. Remember the accessories, such as the following items, that will make your event more comfortable for your guests. Read More