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  1. 1. Gfs5Keep Your Pocketbook Happy With These Home Improvement TipsMost people are very fearful when it comes to the topic of home improvement. Whether the physicalrequirements of the job seem great or the task too complicated, many people are beaten before theybegin their home improvement task. This article is meant to provide you with the requisite knowledgeto take on those around the house jobs that you would otherwise hire someone to do.If you want to do contracting, you need to make sure that you have the proper insurance before youbegin. There are a lot of people who choose to do home improvement jobs without being properlyinsured who then end up owing a lot of money when something goes wrong that they did not evenconsider.RoofingRoofingSuppose 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.One type of roof vent you can use with metal roofing would be one made of ABS plastic. Theynormally come in the same color of the metal you will be using. They are easy to install with metalscrews and stand up well when you are considering the elements.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.When 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.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 oneshouse if they are ever going to try to sell the house. Most importantly though it will make one feelbetter about their house.
  2. 2. ChimneysGutters, downspouts and chimneys sometimes get overlooked during yearly maintenance and homeimprovements. It is important that these areas of your home are maintained so they function properly.If not cleaned regularly, chimneys can ignite, and plugged downspouts and gutters can result in waterdamage.Located above eye level and therefore out of mind, gutters, chimneys, and downspouts are oftenignored during home improvement and maintenance projects. These are important aspects of thehome and they need to be cleaned and maintained to be sure they are working properly. If notregularly cleaned, your chimney could catch fire, and clogged gutters could lead to severe waterdamage.With the previous tips floating through your thoughts, you ought to be ready to get started on yourown home improvement projects! It does take some hard work and some attention to details, but ifyou keep at it, it is indeed achievable. So, go out there, enjoy yourself and start improving your home!metal roof repair dover ma