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  1. 1. Gfs10Here Are Some Great Ways To Improve Your HomeMany people experience great difficulty when they attempt home-improvement projects, but theprocess does not need to be as difficult or painful as you might think. Home improvement can beaccomplished by anyone, if you have the right information. This article is meant to guide you throughthe home-improvement process with helpful hints and tips.You should not hesitate and go and have your hot water tank insulated. This is a good idea becausea lack of proper insulation means that a lot of heat is lost. You can save yourself a good amount ofmoney by having insulation installed on the heater.When it comes to home improvement, be sure to consider the best option for exterior lighting. This isimportant mainly for energy consumption, as motion detectors will ensure that light is provided in thespecific areas only when absolutely needed. Otherwise, leaving a light on overnight will add up overthe course of a year.You can install your metal roofing right over top of old asphalt tiles. This will save you time and moneybecause you will not have costs involved in the removal. But if there are more than two layers theywill have to be removed first.Roll roof your floor for a practically indestructible finish! Buy roll roofing without the adhesive strip.Glue it in place either in long strips as it comes off the roll or cut up into irregular geometric shapes.Coat thickly with paint and use a brush to work the paint evenly into the surface.Replacing a roof can be one of a homeowners biggest expenses. Get estimates from at least threeroofing companies and be sure to check their references. There are many options for new roofingmaterial, including lightweight tile and metal roofs, in addition to the more traditional wood shake andcomposite shingles. A good roofing contractor will help you decide.You can install your metal roofing right over top of old asphalt tiles. This will save you time and moneybecause you will not have costs involved in the removal. But if there are more than two layers theywill have to be removed first.By replacing the existing gutters on ones house with copper gutters they will be doing a homeimprovement project that enhances the appearance of their house. It can also help the value of oneshouse if they are ever going to try to sell the house. Most importantly though it will make one feelbetter about their house.Make sure that you clean your downspouts and gutters at least a couple of times per year to preventcostly damage to your home. Overflowing gutters can actually cause water to leak onto interior walls,and gutters clogged with pounds of wet leaves may buckle under the weight. This is especially
  2. 2. important in autumn, when leaves are shedding rapidly from the trees.Make sure to clear your gutters from leaves and debris in the fall. The combination of being cloggedwith leaves and freezing water can cause damage to your home and actually cause basementleaking. Since it is not something you see everyday as a reminder, make a note on your "to do" list assoon as leaves start to fall.ChimneysDownspouts, chimneys and gutters often get overlooked when it comes to home improvements andas well as yearly updating. It is important that these areas of your home are maintained so theyfunction properly. Maintenance such as chimney sweeping, gutter cleaning and checking downspoutswill prevent costly damage from leaks or water damage that you may not notice until it is too late.Some things often overlooked when doing home improvements or updating are gutters, downspoutsand chimneys. Make sure to inspect these parts of your home so you can make necessary repairs.Keeping your chimney free of debris is important to prevent fires from substances that might becometrapped inside the chimney. Similarly, keeping your gutters free from debris will prevent waterdamage to your roof caused by the accumulation of water in rain gutters.In conclusion, by doing home improvements, you can make your home look the way it did upon thefirst purchase. Small tweaks and large repairs can do a world of difference for any home. If youremember the tips in this article on home improvement, you can make your home look like a brandnew showcase home.fix roof