Common Questions about Structural Insulated Panels

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Structural insulated panels are composite building materials made by putting two layers of structural board (plywood or cement, for example) on the outside of an insulating core (extruded polystyrene foam, for example). This article discusses some questions you may have about this building material. How Can I Save By Using Insulated Panels? Structural insulated panels (SIPs) can enable you to realize savings in many ways. First, you may make savings during the construction process because it takes a shorter time to raise a house frame made from these panels.

7 August 2015

Tips on Keeping Your House Cooler During the Summer

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As any air conditioning unit owner, you probably have had to deal with a period of time when the air that came out of the unit felt like the air that comes out of a ventilator. Cooling issues such as those, as well as insulation issues and problems with the AC equipment itself, are easily fixed by a professional contractor. Here are three tips on how to deal with your air conditioning problem without needing to go to the trouble of replacing the whole unit.

9 July 2015

3 Things to Avoid When Picking Out a Lift Gate

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Trucks are great to have; they can carry heavy loads around and more. Because of this you need to have the right tailgate for the truck you have. There are also a lot of other things that you should take into consideration when it comes to picking out the right tailgate. Below are the top things that you should avoid when picking the tailgate out. A Lift Gate Incompatible With the Height of the Truck

26 June 2015

3 Things to Consider When Choosing Scaffolding for Rent

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To make home repair jobs easier on you, it might be a good idea to rent actual scaffolding. This type of apparatus can be safer and can allow you to spread out tools and equipment you'll need for painting, repairs, and the like. Before you choose scaffolding for rent, you want to ensure you opt for the right model that you can set it up quickly and easily, and so that you know it will be sturdy.

19 June 2015

Some Different Ways To Extinguish A Camp Fire

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Knowing some basic health and safety rules while out on a camping trip with your family is necessary. Not only will you have the confidence to deal with some situations, you will also feel more relaxed, knowing that you can deal with some problems if they arise. However, preventative measures are always better, and this relates directly to any fires that you may have built. Properly extinguishing them is better than dealing with the effects of a fire that has not been fully put out, reignites and spreads.

22 May 2015

The Benefits Of Choosing To Hand Sew

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Sewing is an activity that has remained popular since its inception. It is a bit of a cliché to suggest that it is the preserve of older people, as in today's society people of all ages enjoy sewing. It is an enjoyable, relaxing activity that gives real end results, such as a tapestry. Let's look at why so many people like to sew by hand, rather than use a machine.

14 May 2015

A Senior's Guide to Saving Money on AC

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An air conditioner is a valuable asset during Australian summers, but for seniors it is of great importance to prevent heat-related illnesses. If you're on a pension, however, the cost of using the air conditioner can be a significant blow to the budget. Rather than put your health at risk by keeping the air conditioner off this summer, follow this guide to save money on your air conditioning and keep yourself comfortable and healthy.

21 April 2015