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  1. 1. Gfs2How To Get Going At DIY Home ImprovementsImproving your home can be quite exciting! Maybe fix, replace or freshen-up something! However, ifyou do not have the right advice or information, this can be very stressful for all involved. This articlecontains a number of tips to help you and your household make a success of that home improvementproject.GuttersWhen you are maintaining the exterior of your home during the fall season, make sure to check yourgutters for leaf clogs or have someone come and clean them for you. This way you will not have roofdamage or unforeseen leaks occurring during the winter and save yourself the stress associated witha problem that could have been prevented.Home improvement are ongoing projects that are meant to keep your house and property in the bestpossible condition. One thing that is often forgotten about are the gutters on your roof. Semi-annualcleaning of the gutters will make sure that rain water will drain properly and not cause leakageproblems.ChimneyChimneyEven if you dont use your fireplace much, its important to get your chimney inspected and cleanedregularly by a professional. Burning wood can cause creosote to accumulate, and that could lead to achimney fire. Avoid burning pitchy wood like pine to help keep creosote under control after a cleaning.There are three materials and home improvements that will stand the test of time for your hardearned dollar. Pine or oak hardwood floors, Ceramic tile and chimney additions will all lastapproximately 100 years or more. This means that you and your family will never have to deal withthat upgrade or improvement again.Put fire extinguishers in several rooms of your home. Fire extinguishers are particularly important inthe kitchen, but they would be a wise investment for practically every room. Fires can break out inelectrical wiring, where a chimney passes through a ceiling, and practically anywhere. Be prepared!RoofingRoll 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.
  2. 2. 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.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.In conclusion, home improvements can be made by anyone. For those who are inexperienced, youjust need some valuable information. The above article is meant to provide you with information thatcan help you begin the process of making home improvements. Remember, by following thisinformation you can do the repair work yourself.restore roof needham ma