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Is A Wooden Garage Door Right For Your Home?

These days, many homeowners choose either vinyl or aluminum garage doors for their homes. Doors made from these materials are widely available, inexpensive, and easy to buy pre-assembled at home improvement stores. But if you're going for a more traditional or rustic look, a vinyl or aluminum door will just look out of place. A wooden garage door will look so much more in-tune with your home's overall appearance. But there are both pros and cons to consider before deciding if a wooden door is right for you.

5 Extras To Consider Adding When Replacing Your Windows

Over the past few decades, window technology has had some significant changes. Since windows often last twenty years or longer, there is a good chance that the technology and options available have changed since the last time you replaced the windows in your home. When you begin shopping for new windows, you should consider all of the new extras and features that you can add to your windows that can increase the comfort and value of your home.

Should You Drink Pure Water?

There's been a lot of buzz lately about the safety of drinking water. Flint, Michigan, made national headlines when lead was found in their water, and recently, residents of a Texas town were left "high and dry" when black water came pouring out of their faucets. People are now realizing the importance of treating their water. But many are swinging to the other extreme and demanding pure water—H2O and nothing else. Is that really a safe alternative, though?

4 Things Your Plumber Wants You To Avoid

Maintaining your home can be overwhelming. From mowing the lawn and washing windows to repairing a leaky faucet, the challenges of home ownership are easy to see. While shocking for most people to learn, a home's plumbing system takes a great deal of abuse. This abuse not only affects the working function of your faucets, appliances, and toilets, but it can also lead to costly damage and repairs.  With this guide and the help of a plumber, you can avoid abusing your home's plumbing system.

Open Vs. Closed Mold Process For Fiberglass Fabrication

Fiberglass and other composite materials are renowned for their light weight and imperviousness to rust and corrosion, as well as their overall robustness when compared to metals and other materials. If you're interested in fabricating fiberglass parts on a small-scale or large-scale basis, then you'll want to look at the two most common processes used for fiberglass fabrication: the open mold and closed mold process. The following takes an in-depth look at both processes, along with their advantages and disadvantages.