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Lifespan of Cedar Shingles

Lifespan of Cedar Shingles

Cedar shingle roofing costs about five times as much as typical asphalt roofing. Shingles are also used to side buildings; with costs ranging between $140 and $150 per 100 square feet, stretching the lifespan of cedar shingles is critical.
How to Mount Hurricane Shutters

How to Mount Hurricane Shutters

Hurricane shutters are an important part of life near coastal areas. In the event of a hurricane, or even a strong storm, the shutters can help prevent major damage to your home.
Masking Off the Glass for Painting French Doors

Masking Off the Glass for Painting French Doors

French doors often offer a beautiful view because they largely are made of glass, usually with a thin network of frames holding individual panes in place. When it comes time to paint these doors, all of that glass must be masked to protect them from the paint. This is done fairly easily using low-ta
Sizes & Types of Carpet Tacks

Sizes & Types of Carpet Tacks

Different types of carpet tacks provide varying levels of durability and strength.carpet close up image by isatori from Fotolia.comCarpet tacks come in four general styles and corresponding sizes: regular, extra-wide, tri-tack, and commercial. Made out of strips of wood with tacks...
How Do I Replace Vinyl Snap Bead Trim on Window Frames?

How Do I Replace Vinyl Snap Bead Trim on Window Frames?

Window panes are held in place in vinyl windows through a combination of tape and vinyl snap bead trim. The tape or other adhesive is between the glass and the back part of the window frame with the snap bead over the front of the glass securing the glass in place. Replacing vinyl snap bead trim on
How to Install Corrugated Metal on My Porch Ceiling

How to Install Corrugated Metal on My Porch Ceiling

Corrugated metal is a lightweight, tough, practical, weather-resistant material. It is used primarily for roofs and sides of buildings such as barns or sheds. It can be obtained in a variety of metals---galvanized steel, stainless steel, painted steel, aluminum---and in a variety of weights (thickne
How to Restore Old Stone Basement Walls

How to Restore Old Stone Basement Walls

Unfinished basements generally offer an abundance of storage space and may even house heavy-duty appliances such as washers, dryers and deep freezers. However, they are also often rife with problems such as dirt, mildew and dampness. All of these things can take their toll on basement walls made of
How to Cure a New Mortar and Pestle

How to Cure a New Mortar and Pestle

The mortar and pestle is what many experienced cooks reach for first when they need to grind and mix spices and herbs. The tradition of using these tools reaches back to the dawn of humanity when the first cooks beat their food between a flat rock -- the mortar -- and a smaller rock -- the pestle. T
How to Calculate the Cost of Linoleum

How to Calculate the Cost of Linoleum

Linoleum has been a popular flooring material for the past 50 years and continues to prove its worth. This is a material that is durable, offered in an endless array of styles, patterns and colors, and is most commonly a cheaper option when compared to other materials. Floors are hardly ever created
House Architecture Styles for Small Houses

House Architecture Styles for Small Houses

Several styles of architecture are thought of as being strictly for small houses, such as the Cape Cod or a cottage. Though they may appear to be small, many of these homes can accommodate 1,000 square feet or more. Just because a house is small does not mean it is not designed well or that it can'
DIY Entry Cabinet

DIY Entry Cabinet

Entry cabinets provide aesthetic appeal to any home or office. An entry cabinet is designed to accomplish several goals at once. The design includes a standard cabinet with a hinged door topped with a narrow, three-paneled cubby. The cabinet is useful for storing items, while the cubby can hold jack
DIY: Basement Slab Cutting

DIY: Basement Slab Cutting

To prevent the concrete from cracking, basement slabs that were poured as one continuous slab must be cut into sections. Failure to section it could result in slab failure, which could then cause further problems for the rest of the basement. You can cut a basement slab in one to two days, depending
Wall & Ceiling Drywall Repair

Wall & Ceiling Drywall Repair

Most house and apartment walls and ceilings are built tough but even the thickest drywall can still be punctured, scratched, crushed and battered enough to need careful repair from time to time. Repairing drywall can range from minor blemishes to large unplanned holes as your drywall takes daily abu
How to Remove Laminate Floors

How to Remove Laminate Floors

Laminate flooring is a material designed to look and feel like hardwood, but costs only a fraction of the price. This material is composed of a resinous substance topped with a printed paper layer that resembles wood grain. Typically, this product is installed as a floating floor system, meaning tha
How to Sheetrock Stucco

How to Sheetrock Stucco

Stucco is a fine plaster that was used for coating wall surfaces on older houses. It is applied wet and hardens to a very dense solid. Newer homes are less likely to have stucco. While it may seem like a very challenging task to remove stucco from the walls and install Sheetrock, one option is to in
How to Remove an Old '70s Linoleum Floor

How to Remove an Old '70s Linoleum Floor

For many people, one way to update a room is to remove the old outdated 1970s linoleum flooring that has been there for years. Removing the old linoleum is something any homeowner can do but you need to consult a professional in case the flooring contains asbestos. If you think there is a chance t
How do I Build a Simple, Collapsible Desktop Bookshelf?

How do I Build a Simple, Collapsible Desktop Bookshelf?

A simple collapsible desktop bookshelf is a great option for students who have limited space to work on school work. A collapsible desktop bookshelf allows students to store multiple books in one location and easily take apart the bookshelf when they are finished. The collapsible feature of these bo
How to Make Homemade Bird Baths

How to Make Homemade Bird Baths

A bird bath placed near a tree or shrub attracts a variety of birds to a yard. Make a homemade bird bath from simple materials assembled in minutes, or create a structure from more elaborate items that add color and beauty to the landscape. The materials to choose from are limited only by the creato
How Is a SpaBerry Hot Tub Insulated?

How Is a SpaBerry Hot Tub Insulated?

The makers of the SpaBerry two-seater hot tub call it "the new home appliance of the 21st century." These portable hot tubs, available in vibrant colors, may be ordered online for shipment directly to your home, or you can purchase them at major home center retailers. The insulated hot tub
How to Customize a Daisy BB Gun

How to Customize a Daisy BB Gun

Daisy is a name that is widely recognized by many shooters for its range of air-powered rifles and pistols. The line of BB rifles and pistols produced by Daisy features designs based on modern and historical firearms. Daisy BB guns are a good way to introduce safe firearm handling practices to youth