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    • Gfs10Increase The Value Of Your Home By Making Home ImprovementHome improvement can be great for the do-it-yourself homeowner, or the homeowner who likes tohire a professional to take on the project. Either way, you cant go wrong with making repairs anddoing some upgrading as long as you follow these tips and advice on how to avoid pitfalls and makethe best decisions possible.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.RoofingRoofingSuppose you are planning to replace your roof and are considering using either shingles or metalroofing. Which is best? You need to take into account the pitch of the roof. Either material will work ona steep pitch, but for a low pitch roof you should use metal roofing. Shingles will always leak.Suppose you are planning to replace your roof and are considering using either shingles or metalroofing. Which is best? You need to take into account the pitch of the roof. Either material will work ona steep pitch, but for a low pitch roof you should use metal roofing. Shingles will always leak.Make sure to have your home inspected before starting any major renovations. Checking for roofingissues, termites, electrical issues and plumbing beforehand can save you a lot of trouble down theroad. Finding issues like these when you are halfway through a renovation process can be anightmare on your budget.GuttersMake 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 especiallyimportant in autumn, when leaves are shedding rapidly from the trees.It is wise to trim any branches that are overhanging your roof. In a storm they may break off, fall andspear your roof. In a snowstorm they will dump their load of snow, which may accumulate as ice.Also, falling leaves from these branches may accumulate and cause dampness on the roof, and clogthe gutters.Chimneys
    • ChimneysSome things often overlooked when doing home improvements or updating are gutters, downspoutsand chimneys. The safety of your home depends on the proper cleaning and repair of these essentialitems. If you do not clean out your chimney regularly, it can cause a fire; if you do not clean yourgutters, it may cause water to overflow and flood your home.As you have read in this article, with just a little planning and some investigation, you can take onbasic home improvement projects and make your home a happy, healthy place for your family. Byknowing what projects you can do and what projects you should leave to the experts, you can evensave a significant amount of money. So pick up that hammer and those nails, and have fun with yournext home improvement project!slate roof brookline ma