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  • Gfs7Tips To Help You Understand The Basics Of Home ImprovementIf youre looking for great ways to improve your home but dont know where to start, read this articlefor great advice and tips. The information that you find below can not only help you to become anexpert at home improvement, but may also help to increase the value of your home.Trimming your hedges, bushes and trees may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinkingof home improvement but it can greatly improve the appearance of your property. It can often be aquick day job for you to undertake, that will result in a nice, finished look.Doing a new home improvement project should be accomplished in a green way to increase value.With the emphasis in the media on green building and green homes, you can get extra value by doinggreen renovations. It can be anything from energy star appliances to using renewable resources inrenovations.RoofingYou 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.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.GuttersIf you have a leaky roof, some of the first places you should look for the culprit would be skylights,around the chimney, wall step flashings, and low spots. The next place to look would be the gutters!Damaged gutters are often the cause of a leaky roof because the water will run directly down theexterior of the house.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.If you have decided to do your own repainting of your homes exterior, remember to paint surfacesfrom the top down. Begin first with the gutters. The fascia boards, and the eaves of your house. Whenthis part is finished, work your way downward to the main surfaces. You can save yourself aconsiderable amount of time by using a high-quality 4-inch brush. Check often for drips and streaks
  • since they are more difficult to clean up after the paint is dried.ChimneysLocated above eye level and therefore out of mind, gutters, chimneys, and downspouts are oftenignored during home improvement and maintenance projects. These systems are vital to the safety ofyour home; you have to inspect them regularly and fix problems immediately. Chimneys can catch onfire if they arent cleaned regularly, and clogged downspouts or overflowing gutters can cause waterdamage.Downspouts, gutters and chimneys often do not get the attention they deserve in an annualmaintenance schedule. It is critical to inspect these items regularly to see if you need to make 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.If you browse through the tips from this site, you are sure to find a tip that can bring your home to awhole new level of beauty. If you apply some of these tips today, your home will be on its way to trulybeing improved.slate roof cambridge ma