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  1. 1. Gfs11Home Improvement Tips That Are Sure To PleaseMore than half of the homeowners in the United States have done their own home improvement.Home improvement projects generally have one of the following as their goals: comfort, increasedsalability, energy savings, and basic maintenance and repair. There are many resources out there forthe homeowner looking to engage in their own home improvement projects.Dont be frightened of large open spaces because you can easily divide them. Divide large spaceswith a ceiling mounted shade or curtain that you are able to pull down. It can cost effectively divide alarge area and you can just pull your divider back up when youre having a large gathering or party.Sometimes home improvement is necessary for reasons beyond our control. The roof may have beendamaged during a storm; the foundation may have developed a crack; or maybe the cold weathercaused some pipes to freeze up and burst. Most of the time these are unexpected repairs. Check withyour homeowners insurance to see if the repair is covered.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.Replacing a roof can be one of a homeowners biggest expenses. Get estimates from at least threeroofing companies and be sure to check their references. There are many options for new roofingmaterial, including lightweight tile and metal roofs, in addition to the more traditional wood shake andcomposite shingles. A good roofing contractor will help you decide.GuttersUse an old, dirty paint roller to clean the gutters on your house. The old paint roller that you havedeemed unusable will quickly and easily clean your dirty gutters. Attach the roller to an extendedhandle. Then simply remove debris and leaves by sliding it along the gutter.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 streakssince they are more difficult to clean up after the paint is dried.By 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 ones
  2. 2. house if they are ever going to try to sell the house. Most importantly though it will make one feelbetter about their house.ChimneysWhen you are doing home improvements, people do not often think of the gutters or chimney. Thesesystems are vital to the safety of your home; you have to inspect them regularly and fix problemsimmediately. If you do not clean it regularly, your chimney might catch fire; your downspouts andgutters may clog and lead to some water damage if you dont pay attention.Things like the downspouts, gutters and chimneys are often forgotten around the home. The safety ofyour home depends on the proper cleaning and repair of these essential items. Chimneys are moreprone to fires when they are not cleaned at regular intervals. Likewise, debris often clogs gutters anddownspouts, and this can cause water damage if it is not taken care of regularly.As was mentioned at the beginning of this article, it is normal and common to feel clueless abouthome improvements. The goal of this article was to educate you about the important factors of homeimprovements. Apply the advice that was given to you to begin making your repairs andimprovements.restore roof chestnut hill ma