Weather Stripping Doors – A Good Home Improvement Task

A popular bluegrass band returns to the Dayton area. “Dry Branch Fire Squad” preforms once again at the unique Canal Street Tavern for 2 days. Enjoy the knee tapping Southern harmony and the twang of banjos.

When it comes to home improvement product, consider replacing your windows and doors. This not only has a chance of greatly improving the value of the home, but may also severely decrease the amount of money required to keep your house warm and dry. You can also add extra security with new doors and windows.

One sure fire indicator of escalating do-it-yourselfer’s is by observing the tool rental industry. Homeowners trying to cut costs will rent a huge variety of equipment instead of paying a professional to do the job. In fact, a number of rental companies have reported increases in business this year. Cincy Tool Rental Inc., a small Cincinnati chain claims tool rentals are up 6% in 2009. Sunbelt Rentals who operate within Lowe’s Co. stores, experienced a 47% increase this spring in online tool reservations.

Painting your porch is a quick way to spruce up the look of your home. You should always buy paint that is of good quality meant for the outdoors. The new paint should have the same base, be it oil or latex, that the existing paint does. Oil paints work work well for trim because of its durability. However, oil-based paints are slick and slippery, so they are not good for walking areas.

Many companies do not disclose that their “employees” are sub-contractors. These sub-contractors may do great work, or not, but they do not receive any training from the company you have purchased from and may not have much experience. Is the sub-contractor licensed and bonded and are their people background checked? Make sure you know what you are going to get.

I like the Plastic Spatula instead of a steel spatula because it causes less damage, applies more material faster, and is easier to control. Begin by loading the Plastic Spatula with Venetian plaster. Start in the upper corner of the project area, apply generous dabs of Venetian Plaster to the surface while holding the Plastic Spatula at a 15-30 degree angle. Use the small blades in your Venetian Plaster Steel Spatula set to apply material in narrow spaces like between door jams and corners.

Before installing bathroom fixtures, be sure to take down the exact measurements. Not all bathrooms are of the same size. Some will require small toilets, showers, and faucets. This is why you need to measure the area of your renovation project. Do this before purchasing anything. This will ensure that you only purchase the correct size.