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  1. 1. Gfs8Effective Home Improvement Ideas For Your Next ProjectIs there an aspect of your house that youre not happy with? Do your bathrooms look dull and dated?Does your kitchen lack style? If so, it may be time to take on a home improvement project. In thisarticle, youll get some great suggestions on what you should do when improving your home.If your home has an appliance that burns gas, oil, coal, or wood, you should install a carbonmonoxide detector. These detectors are very simple to install, and they can help to save your familyslife if there is a leak of this colorless, odorless gas in your home. Be sure to change the batteriestwice yearly.Get multiple quotes from contractors before choosing one for your home improvements. Researchtheir references and physically go to see the work done for yourself. Any contractor who doesnt offeryou a list of references is not trustworthy and you should avoid them like the plague! Remember, youget what you pay for.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.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.Metal roofing can be made of many different types of metals. Some of the choices you have whendeciding are steel, zinc, copper, stainless steel, and alumninum. All of these have their pros and consand you should look into each one of them to make an informed decision.GuttersMake 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.Remember when doing a massive home renovation that the inside is not the only area that needsattention. Sure the inside of the home is a big factor in a major home improvement plan, butneglecting the outside will lead to expensive repairs down the road. Look at the roof, siding, paint,
  2. 2. and gutters for any signs they need replacing.ChimneysChimneysThings like gutters and chimneys are forgotten about when most people are making homeimprovements. These systems are vital to the safety of your home; you have to inspect them regularlyand fix problems immediately. If you fail to clean your chimney, it could catch on fire.When you are constantly making improvements, it is very satisfying to come home at night and justenjoy how good it looks. It can be a great feeling to simply enter your home and see theimprovements you worked hard to bring about.roof repair brookline ma