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  1. 1. Gfs6Make Your Home Improvement Successful With These IdeasHome improvement is an area where a consumer can be easily disappointed. Poor planning, hiringthe wrong contractor, and tackling jobs that youre not prepared for are all reasons for this. In thisarticle we will discuss some important tips to help your next home improvement project go well. Readon to learn more.Plug in some motion sensing night lights. At a minimum, you should consider plugging in one in everystrategically located outlet between your bedrooms and the bathroom. You can now obtain theselights at the dollar stores for very reasonable prices. Think of the reassurance they will provide!Have a clear picture in mind of the home improvements you want to accomplish. This will preventdisappointment if the project doesnt turn out as you planned. Utilize lists, drawings and magazinearticles for ideas on how to create the finished product that will be everything you want!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.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.GuttersBy 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.To save money on later projects, hold onto even your used equipment which still serves a purpose.For example, leftover drywall or putty may be useful if you ever need to patch a hole. Even seemingly"done" items like used paint rollers can find a second purpose; their long handles and narrowdimensions make them perfect for clearing gutters.Make sure to clear your gutters from leaves and debris in the fall. The combination of being clogged
  2. 2. with 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, gutters and chimneys often do not get the attention they deserve in an annualmaintenance schedule. It is essential to make repairs if necessary. If not regularly cleaned, yourchimney could catch fire, and clogged gutters could lead to severe water damage.Downspouts, chimneys and gutters are overlooked often with home improvement. These systems arevital to the safety of your home; you have to inspect them regularly and fix problems immediately.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.You have a home and you want to make it an extension of yourself. If you have never done anythinglike that before, knowing where to start can overwhelm you. As was stated in the beginning, all ittakes is a bit of information. That information was presented to you here, so that you can have thehome you have been wanting.roofing sudbury ma