How to Get Your Garden Ready for Fall Lets head outside to pamper our yard. Rhiannon met up with our garden expert, Mar Jennings, to help us all get our gardens and lawn ready for fall.
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How to Grow Mizuna Learn how to grow Mizunas all year long and it's also great to use in your salads.
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Acoustic Wall Insulation Install sound-dampening acoustic batt insulation to reduce noise leakage. Installing sound-dampening acoustic batt insulation into a home's interior walls during construction will greatly reduce noise traveling from room to room.
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Installing Gutter Guards Install gutter guards to keep gutters free of debris and damaging clogs. By installing gutter guards, you can keep gutters free of debris without constant cleaning. Clogged gutters can lead to termite infestation, unwanted moisture and mold issues, and damaged insulation.
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Mold Prevention Methods Follow these guidelines to make the home you build more resistant to mold. By following a few guidelines, such as using mold-resistant drywall and paint, you can make a home more resistant to mold and reduce the risks and costs that mold growth can bring.
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Basement Floor Insulation Guidelines Insulating a basement floor before you pour it will keep it warm and dry. You can produce a warm and dry basement floor by creating an insulation layer and a vapor barrier between the concrete slab and the ground beneath it during construction.
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Benefits of Using Structural Insulated Panels Structural insulated panels are a time-saving option for framing homes. An alternative to traditional stud-framing is to use structural insulated panels (or SIPs), typically made by sandwiching a layer of rigid polystyrene foam between two structural skins of oriented strand board.
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Benefits of Gas-Filled Windows Triple-paned, gas-filled windows can make homes more energy-efficient. High-performance, triple-paned windows filled with gases such as argon or krypton can help to make homes more energy-efficient and comfortable by minimizing the convection currents between the panes.
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Using Treated-Wood Fasteners Use specially coated fasteners when working with pressure-treated wood. When working with pressure-treated wood, you need to use G185 coated fasteners or stainless steel fasteners to avoid galvanic corrosion.
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How to Weatherproof the Roof Peel-and-stick underlayments provide a tight seal for a weatherproof roof. For a long-lasting waterproof roof, try peel-and-stick underlayments. They provide a tight seal, are free of holes and gaps, and will stand up to wind-driven rain and snow.
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Stopping Interior Drafts Install a thin sheathing behind problem areas to eliminate interior drafts. Installing a thin sheathing behind tubs, showers, and fireplaces can eliminate drafts; and improve the comfort level in these areas of a new home.
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Basic Caulking Guidelines This easy guide will help you in choosing and using caulk to seal the home. Caulking is an important process in properly sealing a home If you adhere to the basic principles of caulk selection, surface prepping, and application, laying the perfect bead of caulk can become second nature to you.
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Using Blown-In Attic Insulation Blown-in, loose-fill insulation may be the correct choice for attic spaces. When installed properly, following manufacturers' installation guidelines, loose-fill insulation improves the energy efficiency of a home, lowers utility bills, and decreases fossil fuel burning and carbon dioxide emissions.
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Insulating Attic Access An uncovered attic access hatch puts a hole in the home's insulation layer. When you insulate and seal the attic access, you help prevent heat transfer between the attic and the conditioned home, improving energy efficiency, which is reflected in lower heating and cooling costs for homeowners.
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Spray Foam Insulation Spray foam insulation expands to fill air gaps in walls and is non-toxic. Spray foam insulation expands to about 100 times its original volume, so it fills in air gaps in walls better than standard fiberglass insulation. It is also non-toxic and typically has a lifetime guarantee.
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Radiant Floor Heating Radiant floor heating uses plastic tubes of hot water to heat the home, built right into the floor of the home. Hot water flowing through the tubes heats the floor and warms the house with a quiet, clean, comfortable source of heat.
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Guidelines for Water Heaters Size Choose exactly the right size water heater by calculating the home's FHR. Choose the right size water heater by simply calculating the home's FHR, or first hour rating. This allows you to determine exactly the best size to provide your clients with enough hot water as cost-efficiently as possible.
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