Millions of people worldwide play every week. Many spend lots of money buying local lottery tickets and their favorite numbers.
Their motivation is always the hope of winning a big jackpot that could solve their problems, get them out of debt, enable them to reach their dreams and obtain financial freedom. Who that is alive today has not –at least once– bought a lottery ticket?
Many millions do not play the Lottery because they don’t have enough money to spend on tickets. But if they had some extra money they probably would. After all, there is always someone who wins, right?
But what if somehow you could play the Lottery for free? Is that possible? I didn’t think so, until I heard about something called LOTTO MADNESS!
LOTTO MADNESS is the only place on the internet where you can play the Lottery for FREE!
WE PLAY – YOU WIN
Perfect Internet offers you the possibility of playing 12 times a week to 6 of the major Lotteries of the World… for FREE! We play with our numbers, and if we win, we share the prize with all those members of PI that are registered for that particular draw.
You have nothing to lose and up to US$10,000,000 to win! Isn’t that fair enough?
See below the 6 Major World Lotteries that LOTTO MADNESS is playing every week for YOU to have a chance to WIN:
It is very easy to become a winner at LOTTO MADNESS: Register for FREE, click the “WE PLAY – YOU WIN” button of the lottery and register for the next draw. After the draw, check back within 72 hours to see if our numbers have won and if you are one of our lucky winners. And don’t forget to register for the next draw immediately with just a click of the mouse. LOTTO MADNESS is pure fun without any risk! We’ll never share your data with
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Now, it is extremely important that you register at least a couple times a week in all 6 lotteries. It would be awful that LOTTO MADNESS would win a big prize and you would miss your share because you forgot to register to that particular DRAW!
WAZZUB now presents us its innovative Homepage: THE PERFECT INTERNET!
You, the user, decide What You Want to See!
Imagine This: You start your Internet browser and find yourself on the PERFECT home page.
There you will enjoy a powerful search engine that respects your privacy, the latest news exactly on those topics you are interested in, messages from your friends and family, the best deals on the Internet, your most-loved games and videos, and useful links to your favorite websites.WAZZUB is simply IRRESISTIBLE because it is all anyone needs for a PERFECT Internet experience.
But, what is WAZZUB Exactly?A powerful search engine? A social community? A news portal? A games page? A chat room? A video directory? A shopping portal? An email service? ALL THAT and MORE!
5 years ago the idea was born to create the perfect home page for all Internet users. After 2 years of intensive market research and after thousands of interviews with users from all around the world, WAZZUB’s creators found out that most users generally want the same things, but many users have different interests. Let’s take the topic “News” as an example: For most users the Internet has already become the #1 source for news. But the topics might be totally different from user to user. While cricket is the most famous sport in India, Europeans and South Americans are more into soccer, and in the USA the leading sport is football.Briefly, there are 6 main things that people do on the Internet:
- they search for news
- they search for the best deals/products
- they communicate with friends
- they play games
- they watch videos
- they visit websites of special interest
The vision was to create a home page that could be personalized in such a way that every single user would be able to set up his/her own “Perfect Internet” the way they liked it.
Now, 5 years later, WAZZUB is ready to launch the Beta Version of this project. The goal is to set new standards in usability, privacy, security and personalization of a home page such as it has NEVER been done/offered before by anyone.WAZZUB delivers the frame and it is up to the members to decide which content they want to see. Beta Phase is starting on April 14 and until June 30, the 6 millions or more members will create THEIR very own “Perfect Internet” by taking part in votings, by adding local and national news sources, by proposing games, deals, functions and much, much more.That means, on April 14 WAZZUB is starting with a very basic page, but within the next weeks YOU, the members, will create a state-of-the-art home page!
For the first time ever, the power to create an international multi-million $$$ project is totally in the hands of its users. That’s what we call “THE POWER of WE”.And there’s more to come: This project is the first free SUCCESS SHARING PHENOMENON!Instead of spending millions of $$$ for advertising, WAZZUB rewards its beta-launch members with DealPOINTS.The more friends you invite to join the PERFECT INTERNET WAZZUB community for free, the more DealPOINTS you will receive after the final launch (July 1/2012).Use your DealPOINTS to shop for free in selected online shops, to receive coupons for free-dinners in participating restaurants or to play free skill games vs. other members to win Real Cash Prize Money.
During beta-launch (April 10 – June 30) you can build your DealFACTOR by inviting others to join the WAZZUB community for free. Every new member counts +1 in your DealFACTOR, 5 generations deep. Starting July 1, WAZZUB will reward you every month with DealPOINTS according to your DealFACTOR. It depends on the success of the project how many DealPOINTS you will receive per DealFACTOR; that is why we call it the Success Sharing Phenomenon: the more members that join for free, the more DealPOINTS you will receive.
IT’S IMPORTANT TO ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT: Our project will stay FREE FOREVER, there is NO JOBS TO DO and there is NOTHING TO DOWNLOAD!
Simply set up our brand new page as your home page and…
- Enjoy More Privacy
The integrated search engine protects your privacy. When you do a search, the results are generated by Google, but WAZZUB won’t store any personal data (like your IP address) and won’t pass on any of this data to third parties, including Google. This way you will get Web results from the most popular search engine with the privacy protection that you deserve.
Private Community: Superior than all others in content and features, with audio and video chat (smart phones), blogs, clubs, etc
WAZZUB only asks you for the data needed to identify you as a member. Your email address and full name are only displayed when interacting with your personal contacts and never to strangers. WAZZUB will not sell, lease or exchange your personal data with third parties, unless required by law or to protect your membership. WAZZUB will not collect any data regarding your activities or interests to “serve you better” (in other words: to display personalized ads)
- Enjoy More Usability
Every Internet session starts on your home page, the first page when you open your browser. YOUR home page should be your PERSONAL gate to the Internet, displaying exactly what YOU need for a perfect Internet experience. And now, for the first time EVER, you will be able to create YOUR perfect Internet!
On your new home page you will find 7 boxes.
1 – The TOP BOX contains the main menu and a powerful search engine.
2 – The NEWS BOX displays the latest news from your favorite news sources.
3 – The DEALS BOX is full of deals on products that you are interested in.
4 – The WAZZUB BOX is your new communication tool.
5 – In the GAMES BOX you can find your favorite skill games.
6 – The VIDEOS BOX keeps you up-to-date on your favorite video topics.
7 – The LINKS BOX is for all your links to pages of special interest.
In the beginning you will find your new home page very basic with just a few details to be personalized. This is because this project is a members’ project. During beta-launch (April 10 – June 30) every member is invited to take part in the creation of this exciting project.
Become active and vote in the Project Polls (you will find them in our WAZZUBCommunity). If you want to do more, join one of our Creators Clubs (also in our WAZZUB Community) and put your good ideas into practice.
Everything is possible when we ACTIVATE THE POWER OF “WE”!
Step by step the members will create their “Perfect Internet” . WAZZUB found the right domain, for its main page www.Perfectinter.net , and www.Wazzub.com will be the Community’s home.
WAZZUB is now a part of the “Perfect Internet” and all the messages that you receive in the social community will be automatically displayed in the WAZZUBBOX of your new Home page.
IMAGINE THIS…. (your success) you know what you like, friends, family…. DESIGN your page according to the way you… (feel good = look good -> look good = feel good) = Attraction
It’s like creating your own DREAM Network or Personal Network = Personal attraction System!
WAZZUB! Nobody had heard this word before Dec 2011, but in only 3 months, already 6,035,000 people all over the world decided to join it! WHY? There are many reasons, and I will enumerate the most obvious ones:
1.- It is the only internet business in history that shares 50% of its profits with the users.
It’s a fact: companies like Google or Facebook earn BILLIONS OF Dollars every quarter just because the Internet users use their free services. It is time to understand, that they are “the users” who should decide who is earning the big money. WAZZUB is the first truly global community that pays DEAL POINTS to “the users” just for inviting new members to their PERFECT INTERNET Homepage
The more users that join the WAZZUB Family for free, the more DEAL POINTS “the users” will earn!
Example: If you –during the period of BETA Pre Launch– invite just 5 people to join for free, and they do the same 5 generations deep, you could earn 4,000 DEAL POINTS every month doing NOTHING different than you already do everyday. (that is providing the POINT Factor equals 1, which may well happen around Launch time in July 2012)
The more people you invite the more DEAL POINTS you’ll earn. Period!
2.- WAZZUB is FREE and will always remain FREE!No hidden fees, upgrades, nothing to buy,
nothing else to join for a fee, always FREE!
Most Programs, MLMs, BOPs and internet business, offer you to join their FREE programs, but soon you find out that as a FREE member you have very limited access to all the “goodies” of the program and that if you want to really get somewhere, there is no other way but to “UPGRADE” and pay a “ONE TIME FEE” or a “MONTHLY FEE”. Those same programs offer you a Gold, Silver and even Platinum upgrade, each one a bit more expensive, but offering better deals to the poor user who thought he was getting into a FREE program.
Well WAZZUB won´t EVER do any of that to you. IT is a PROMISE!
If you want to spend money advertising, it is totally up to you. You will never be asked to pay any fees to Wazzub!
GUARANTEE: WAZZUB will be FREE forever!
3.- Nothing to download
Some programs that proclaim to be FREE, lead you to a page or a moment in the training in which you are suggested or required to download an ebook, another program, or a duplicate site.
Wazzub won´t ask you to download anything. IT will only ask you to register to www.perfectinter.net and make it your Homepage. That is all!
3.- No Jobs to do!
What? I don´t have to work and i get FREE DEAL POINTS (Internet Money)? Wait a minute…that doesn´t compute. The only work you do in WAZZUB is the same you do everyday. CONNECTING TO THE INTERNET! But you have to set up WAZZUB as your very own Homepage! You do that everyday for as long as you want to keep receiving DEAL POINTS from Wazzub.
That is –of course– providing that you are a “PRE LAUNCH MEMBER”, that joins Wazzub for FREE after April 14, 2012.
Those that join during this period will earn internet money or “DEAL POINTS” . IT will be exchangeable for valuable goods, restaurant meals, movies, travelling, online shopping, etc. Everybody will be eligible to earn DEAL POINTS by bringing new friends to the Best Homepage Ever: THE PERFECT INTERNET!
In Wazzub everybody EARNS and WINS. There will be prices, bonuses, games, surprises, huge discounts of 70% and up in online shopping and much more!
How can anybody resist joining such an amazing business?
Renewable energy is the next big thing in home improvement. Not only are homeowners getting more conscious about the environment, the are also trying to cut down unnecessary costs associated with utilities.
Nothing is better than paying your last electric bill and throw it in the trash can knowing that you will never see another one of those again!
However, being auto sufficient in terms of energy usage requires changing some habits that consume a lot of power. This will help the homeowner get the most out of his or her now renewable energy-powered-home regardless of the source of energy.
One aspect of alternative energies is that there is a limit on how many Watts a homeowner has at his/her disposal, which is set by how much power the system has been able to store. In other words, unless the house uses a mix of self-generated and grid electricity, the total energy usage needs to go down in one way or another.
One very good way of lowering the amount of power used is by installing energy saver light bulbs such as LED lamps. These lamps use a lot less electricity that regular light bulbs and are very durable. An incandescent bulb that uses 65W can be replaced by a LED lamp that uses only 9W.
The other thing is to avoid unnecessary energy consumption, like huge air conditioners working all day in multiple rooms. Taking advantage of the power saving features that most air conditioners have is key to helping the renewable energy system work as planned.
A homeowner should avoid installing electric-powered stoves at all costs, as they consume a lot of power and end up draining saved energy that would have been useful to have when the wind is not blowing, or when the week has been cloudy (depending on what type of alternative energy source is being used).
It is very important for owners to understand that in order for their system to work properly, they need to be reasonable when it comes to power consumption as well as make changes to lifestyle habits that consume a lot of energy. (Example: air conditioners On all day and night, too many lights at once, leaving televisions On while sleeping, etc.)
This way the system can deliver the results that the homeowner expects from his or her investment.
Nothing will stop you anymore from having fun outdoors during the wintry season if you have access to outdoor propane heaters.
You no longer will have to worry about holding a party in your garden as these heaters are particularly meant to provide heat in the outdoors.
The best part about these outdoors gas heaters is that they are available for home and commercial usage with a simple difference in their production of BTU’s. This difference gives you a fair chance to decide which of these propane heaters is best suited for you.
In terms of commercial outdoor propane heaters, you must bear in mind that they will consume a lot of energy and produce far more BTU’s.
A residential one will produce more heat and consume less energy. However, you
must bear in mind that residential outdoor heaters are basically meant to cover a small area, whereas commercial heaters cover huge areas.
When you compare an outdoor propane heater with a portable one, you will figure out that it produces just 9K to 12K BTU’s as compared to 45K BTU’s that are produced by outdoor heaters, which proves that these propane heaters surely have the capability to keep you warm even if you hold a party on the patio.
Outdoor propane heaters are available in a variety of designs and colors to be matched with your outdoor decorations. Plus, as these come equipped with a set of wheels, you can easily move them around and place them wherever you want to outside. Perhaps the name of these wonderful heaters should be changed to “the incredible portable propane outdoor patio heaters”.
Another of the advantages of outdoor propane heaters is that they alllow you to adjust the temperature, which was simply unimaginable with wood or charcoal heaters. The worst part of wood or charcoal-based heaters is that they produced a lot of smoke and humidity.
However, one thing that you must remember is that the propane tank needs to be changed every 6 to 8 hours after utilization.
You must bear in mind that these propane heaters are only meant to be used in the outdoors as they require proper ventilation considering the fact that they produce a lot of BTU’s.
If you do not own a dehumidifier, there are several situations you could face in your household in which you would need to find a reliable dehumidifier rental. most can be improved by using a dehumidifier. Some examples of situations that could be improved by using a dehumidifier are as follows:
In the unfortunate event of any natural disaster –like a tropical rainstorm, thyphoon, or a hurricane–,you may find your home flooded and a lot of water leaking into your basement.
Even after removing all the water and drying the floors as much as possible, it would be a good idea to rent a dehumidifier to help get rid of the moisture that has most likely soaked into the wood and the drywall. If you can treat it quickly, you will reduce the chances of getting mold.
A leak on the roof
Another problem that could cause you to go for a dehumidifier rental, is if you had a leak in your roof. If you are living in an apartment building, the leak could be coming from the room upstairs. Over time, this leak can deliver a lot of unwanted moisture into your house. If you do not get the leak fixed and use a dehumidifier to get rid of the moisture, you will be faced with a lot of nasty black mold to deal with.
Unwanted black mold
Although black mold is not lethal, it is somewhat toxic and could even make you sick. In addition, it is well known that small children and the elderly are especially vulnerable and can easily get sick.
Overflowing toilet issues
Another issue that calls for the use of a dehumidifier rental, is if your toilet overflows. This is a very common occurrence in many households, and when it happens, the dirty water can easily soak into the flooring. This water needs to be removed very quickly: Not only can the water damage the flooring, but it can also dramatically raise the humidity inside the house.
High levels of humidity can cause mildew and mold to develop. If you have a toilet that overflows badly and gets onto your bathroom carpets, you should take the carpets out and then dry them off. If you don’t, your bathroom will develop a damp, musty smell. In such a case you should definitely research the best dehumidifier rentals to help you get rid of the high level of humidity in your home.
* The first thing that you should do is to spray your shower down with kaboom grout cleaner.
* Next, you’re going to let it sit and soak for 5 to 10 minutes.
* After that, you’re going to scrub the walls with a brush in order to get in between the cracks and remove all of the grout stain, going in the same direction as the grout lines.
Always try to start cleaning in the worst area so that you can see an improvement right away. This will make it easier for you to feel successful in your first attempts to learn how to clean tile grout.
The convenience to undress while cleaning the shower
Another thing that you need to do when you are cleaning your tile grout, is use the showerhead or a cup of water to rinse off the sides of the shower with. Taking your clothes off and getting ready to shower while you are cleaning the grout, will make easier to rinse the shower without you having to worry about getting wet.
After you are done cleaning your shower, you can either allow it to dry all by itself or you can take a towel and dry everything down with it.
You should have been able to get rid of all the discoloration in between the tiles, but if there is still some discoloration left, you could either get it out the next time you clean, or else try using a bleach pen, or allow paper towels with vinegar to soak on the tile grout. Either way, you should be able to get rid of all of the grout stains.
Most grout sealers can be applied with a clear liquid. In a matter of a few hours, they dry and your grout is sealed.
Enjoy the clean looks of a shinny shower without grout!
One of basic factors that can directly influence the good condition of your pipe lines is the weather. Extreme snow and rain may overload or freeze the water inside the pipes and they can burst anytime.
Home owners must look for signs in various areas like faucets, water pools on the floor, sinks, wall cracks, and drains. The good news for the residents is that a good plumber in Denver is capable of providing fast assistance to customers and save the day.
Frozen pipes will cost you a lot of money because of unit replacement and surface cracking. Plumbers have the ability to remove hard and frozen ice away from the pipes by using defrosting procedures that can thaw the ice and avoid flooding with special water containment techniques. This can prevent broken walls and cracked pipelines.
If they cannot avoid the pipe cracks from happening, or they are already cracked when the plumber arrives, the immediate repairs will be done accordingly. After he will examine whether the sealed cracks can withstand water flows and install quality insulators on the wall.
It is better to study the pipe’s condition before winter comes in.
Busts pipes can be avoided by calling professional technicians, and this is preferable than performing the repairs by yourself. Fixing the problem can give you pride and confidence as you have solved your own home needs. But in case of serious situations, a certified technician must be hired. Be sure that he has enough experience in re-plastering pipe walls, sealing, and replacing pipes.
Early and fast detection of cracks and other piping damage will reduce repair expenses. Remember that bursts only happen due to disregarded small leaks that grew bigger over time.
Do not forget to check the monthly water bills and its readings to learn presence of pipe leaks. Abrupt and shocking utility bills means that you need to inspect and search for leaking areas. Call your chosen contractor to help save money and water.
Water leaks are destructive to properties. So homeowners who move to the Denver area must take their time in searching for a reputableplumber in Denveras soon as possible.
The bathroom is a place everybody uses every day. Given that none of us can escape it, there’s no reason we can’t make it a little exciting, is there? This is particularly important any time we look forward to a long soak in a warm bath or a soothing hot shower. Still, very few of us have a dream bath. That doesn’t mean we can’t, it just means that to get there, a bathroom renovation is necessary.
When you imagine bath renovations what comes first to mind, several weeks of remodeling or all the beautiful upgrades? Or maybe a bit of each? However, before you get underway with the remodeling, you will need to think about what you want your completed, renovated bathroom to look like.
Many bathrooms include a tub and shower combined. This arrangement is pretty useful, plus space-saving in a small bathroom. However, it is not very exciting. But what is more
appealing and pleasant is to have a shower in your bath. Walk in shower enclosures will split the shower away from the bathtub, and also open up more options in the shower space. You could easily add a stool, or perhaps a steam shower device. You might add on a shower system that includes a rain shower head, to provide more relaxation. Therefore, if you have the space, definitely think about dividing your bathtub and shower. A really cool bathroom renovation is to integrate an outdoor shower.
The first kind serves as a spot to wash off the chlorine after getting out of the pool, or the salt and sand off when coming back from the beach.
A second kind of outdoor shower is an easily transportable camping shower.
However, the kind that is going to go with a bathroom renovation is actually a full-blown shower that you’d use like a normal shower, although it is conceived to be at least partially outside. This can be done by the shower having one portion literally outside. Another way is by making one of the walls of the shower a plate glass window, either half or floor to ceiling, that allows to take in the landscape.
Planning out a bath room renovation takes quite a bit of work. You’ll have financial considerations, figuring out what you are able to DIY and what you will need a professional to do, as well as all of the details of fixtures and accessories. But by taking the renovation one step at a time, and evaluating all your options, you can get excited with your plans without feeling so overwhelmed.
Would you like to have a sustainable and exceptional party or festival style? The LED string light is one of the most liked decorating products available today, and it is a great way to introduce originality and color into your lighting layout. The power efficient string light, which is composed of tiny lights, is actually a versatile device with nearly unlimited uses in both residential and commercial lighting services. They are available in a range of vibrant colors. Among all the shades, the warm white LED string light has a soothing color, distributing the beautiful white light that matches with the office rooms.
The LEDs are spaced approximately an inch away from each other and buried in heavy-duty plastic tubing that will provide strength and resilience, (thus making them suited to both household and outdoor use).
Its customizable and form-fitting qualities distinguishes the LED string light bulbs from other light resources. An appealing accent gleam of something can be obtained by simply placing a string light behind, contributing to a soft light that is often employed in living rooms, home theaters, bars and also clubs.
If you wish to give lines or wraps around an architectural aspect or a drawing, to outline and bring focus on it, we can work with perimeter lighting applying LED string lights. It can also be applied around building facades, staircases, deck areas and railings. They remain warm to touch which enable them to be used in areas where the released heat could cause a disaster.
The LED string light bulbs can be bent into fascinating forms or noticeable shapes or sculptures which are often placed in your front-yard. There are lots of display things which one can find in the market, just like a palm tree or a 3-dimensional Christmas tree which are fit for the popular string lights. Have the end product in mind as you choose the string count. Spools of series lights are available, whenever the lights can be cut, altered, and spliced all together, using only as many of the lights as you desire for each run.
Since the LED string light bulbs have a very good performance in extreme weather, they are perfect for outdoor use due to their waterproof and even anti-exposure designs. They are used to accessorize a number of spaces, like bars, resorts, event halls, weddings, receptions, ballrooms and family rooms. They could be also used to spruce up your vehicles. Unlike conventional lighting, a greater percentage of electrical power is used to generate light, rendering this product much brighter. They are also very resiliant and have a lengthier life.
Aplumber in Manchester, NHis a professional worker that does maintenance and repairs piping systems. Plumbers are divided into two types: Those who deal with “wet only” plumbing and those who deal with “gas only” plumbing. The “wet” is the kind that deals with water piping systems such as drainage and sewerage. Of course, the “Gas plumbing” deals with gas piping systems such as the ones found in industries and laboratories.
This is a very good profession to get into, because the services of a plumber are always going to be needed. People always have problems with their plumbing and they will require regular maintenance. Some people have even called this profession an evergreen one.
For you to succeed in this profession you must be ready to work under strenuous, risky and tight conditions. One also needs to be comfortable with dirt as you will more often than not get your hands very dirty. Being a squeamish individual therefore will not help. Plumbers add a good salary. This however is dependent on the amount of contracts they get.
This profession has traditionally been the prerrogative of males. However, in the recent past, many women have been venturing into this occupation. There are some “women only companies” that have been especially favored by single women and the elderly.
For one to become a plumber, you will have to apply for a position in your local plumbers union. The union offers training through apprenticeship. If you are not able to get into one of these unions, you can always get into a training school.
One will have to learn to work with people to be successful in this occupation. Their success is directly dependant on word of mouth, hence the need to leave a good impression on customers. The customer will need to see that you are a trustworthy individual for him or her to refer you to anyone else.
St. George real estate has the perfect homes for people who are planning to purchase a house for their growing family or starting a family. The St George Ut homes are situated in a safe environment where individuals can gain access to numerous institutions such as hospitals, schools, and stores.
In planning to purchase a house, a person should always remember the important details that can make transactions go smoothly and problems to be prevented. As a house is the biggest investment one can make in his or her lifetime, there is no room for errors as well as inadequate preparation for the upcoming purchase.
Preparations would include finding a trusted realtor, a reputable bank, great mortgage deals, and the ideal location for the house. People should be prepared to handle all of these since it will be the backbone of his or her purchases. A trusted realtor is important since a person will be making decisions with the help of the realtor’s advice and expert opinion.
They are the experts in this industry so it is important for buyers to find someone they could trust with professional experience. Getting a great deal for a mortgage will also be helpful for people when paying for their houses. Mortgage can become accessible through banks and moneylenders. It is also an advantage if the bank or moneylender a person finds is trustworthy and gives great deals for the mortgage rate.
Ideal location is also a vital factor in deciding where to live. People might find a cheaper house or a beautifully constructed property but if it is located in flooded areas or a town with the highest crime incidence, then people should think twice before buying it. People would like to have stability in a place where they are safe and secure, the children can go to school, the whole family can attend Sunday mass, and the parents can buy groceries and other personal necessities.
Since the St, George Utah homes have a peaceful neighborhood, it is not a surprise that many people would like to purchase there. The properties that can be found at St George real estate will satisfy all clients because it offers a productive and secured environment for the whole family.
Simplicity can be equal to beauty. In decorating your home, you do not need to be luxurious and extravagant in accessorizing it. You can make it simple and just follow your personal taste and intuitive sense of style. What matters is the way you present it to make it beautiful and cozy to stay at. In this article, I will give you some simple tips on how to decorate your home.
Transform Your Walls
If you become bored with the old patterns of your walls, you can brighten the atmosphere of your home by adding colours. Instead of adding only one shade, you can add two or more darker shades of color to enhance the old one in the walls. Try the hues of yellow or brown as they blend so well with each other.
Accessorize your floor with rugs and carpets that complement the colour of your walls. You can choose shades of maroon or dark brown. Place them in your living room, bedroom or even the kitchen.
Wood Burning Stoves
Illuminate and warm up your house by installing a couple of wood burning stoves. A good brand to think about is Inverness wood stoves. Not only they emit heat, but also give a warm cozy feeling to your home. They will save you considerable money on your heating bills, especially if you have your own source of wood.
The Magic of Mirrors
Mirrors also help in brightening your place. Light is reflected from the sun during the day and this gives your house more natural light. Large mirrors are advisable. You can place them on your doors for an even brighter colour distribution.
Hang up Those Curtains
Curtains add significant effect to your house too. For a dramatic look, walls and windows can be enhanced with curtains of soft fabric.
The Homey Feeling of a Flower Vase
Do not forget to place some colourful flowers as a center piece of your table. Choose a clear glass flower vase, for it gives the flower arrangement a classy look. You do not always have to buy expensive bouquets in the store if you own your own garden, because you can always pick some of your own flowers without spending a penny.
It is always debatable whether the improvement in flooring will add value to a house. Of course, an important home improvement is upgrading your flooring. Here is a discussion on flooring types from most expensive to the least.
Granite and Marble Flooring
These types of flooring will give the greatest increase in the value of your house as granite flooring is the most expensive type of flooring for a house. Even flooring with high grade marbles is also highly expensive as that of granite flooring. There are even limestone and flagstone flooring options, but this installation would not be the optimal investment when compared to granite and marble flooring. Apart from improvement in flooring, you can acquire modern furniture with storage facilities fixed to the walls will also add value to your house.
Hardwood flooring is a common type of flooring. There are varieties of hardwoods like pine, oak, maple, teak and the like. Each wood has its own characteristics. This flooring is also expensive depending upon the type of wood, style and thickness. Hardwood always adds value of your house. When you are planning to undertake improvement in flooring, you have to safely store your furniture and other belongings in rented storing units like the one in Bolton self storage and take them back after completion of the work.
This is one of the strongest flooring materials prepared by mixing glass and minerals fused at very high temperature. This material is stronger than stone and comes in different shapes and designs. In view of the durability of porcelain, this type of flooring is highly recommended in home improvement.
Ceramics is a common flooring type in the process of home improvement and is especially good for kitchen and bathroom flooring renovations. The quality of the ceramics is decided by its thickness and the price also depends upon the thickness. Apart from the above there are other options like carpet flooring and vinyl sheet or tile flooring which are comparatively cheaper.
Maintainanence of the garage area is often neglected by homeowners because of the amount of manual effort that goes into cleaning stains and dirt from garages. You can now consider installing garage carpet tiles to eliminate this problem and keep your garage area spick and span at all times.
affordable variant of a traditional textile carpet flooring solution and ideal for less frequent areas of your property such as a garage. The cost-effectiveness is also reflected in the installation which is a process that can be achieved without the help of a professional installer.
Most of the high quality carpets are stain resistant and can be cleaned easily using a high quality vacuum cleaner.
Dirt marks left by cars is one of the main concerns faced by homeowners and happens mainly on concrete flooring. Buying a dark shaded carpet design can help hide these marks and retain the look and feel of your carpets.
Installing modular carpets or carpet squares can be easily accomplished without minimum disruptions. This is largely because of the fact that most carpet squares
available today come with self sticking adhesive backings.
Replacement of carpet tiles is again a very simple process which can be achieved by removing the damaged square and replacing it with a new carpet square piece.
The warm surface provide by carpet squares is another good reason why you must opt for a trendy carpet design for your garage.
Websites such as Amazon, eBay and Home Depot are great places from where you can browse through a wide ranging selection of carpet designs and order one for your home. Make extensive price comparisons before finalizing carpet squares. A product that comes with a warranty against early defects is always a safe bet to go for. Order now!
There’s nothing frugal about the brand Sub-Zero Preservation – in fact, this is probably the most expensive refrigerator brand that you’d ever come across today. While it is true that in most marketing schemes the high price quotes highlight more on the concept of luxury and style, the Sub-Zero Preservation brand does more than this expectation.
Most importantly, refrigerators for sale from this deluxe brand are highly functional and that captures consumers but it has the most effective system in terms of its innovation in refrigeration cycle and techniques of food preservation to go with the looks. Such refrigerator design can bring out a dazzling presence in your contemporary kitchen – a way to luxury and convenience.
While it is true that Sub-Zero Preservation is a top notch brand in terms of food storage and wine preservation, the brand is exceedingly priced high that it literally limits its potential market.
But is the high price worth such financial undertaking? The answer has always been yes, especially if you prioritize more on the style and cooling quality among anything else.
The sheer look of the exterior ergonomic design of any Sub-Zero refrigerator would be readily serviceable; a natural seamless approach to food storage and preservation can never be this convenient with Sub-Zero. This is very much held into further details in most sub zero refrigerator reviews.
This makes a typical refrigerator unit from Sub-Zero a straightforward solution to your storage and preservation needs – a rewarding cooling performance that cannot be at par with other cheap refrigerator brands.
With dual preservation system and microprocessor cooling technology and a range of storage estoraque fe-atures that are extremely flexible enough to promote space utilization and proper storage placement, Sub-Zero Preservation may be the best candidate to tackle your cooling and storage requirements headfirst. Visit the nearest Sub-Zero showroom to inquire about the specific price quote for a specific model that you’ve been eyeing on.
There are a few disadvantages of Diesel generators as we will find out further into this article, but first what is a diesel generator? A Diesel generator is an internal combustion engine that is normally close coupled to an alternator. It is used to produce three phase, alternating current electrical power and is often employed in areas where there is no mains utility supply, or as a standby unit if the utility mains supply fails. Hospitals, large hotels and commercial buildings often use standby Diesel generators. The size and output of these diesel generators vary from a few kilowatts to up to one megawatt of AC power. As the name suggests they burn diesel rather than petrol as a fuel.
One of the main disadvantages of diesel generators is the pollution they produce when in operation. The main air pollutant produced by the operation of a diesel generator is known as NOX( Nitrous Oxide), the other pollutants produced are Hydrocarbons (HC), and soot and fine particles of ash (particulates). The effect of all these emissions is to create smog and atmospheric haze. Diesel engines also affect air quality at road level. The particulates can coat the lung tissue and restrict breathing. If the exhaust gasses of the diesel generator are not well ventilated to the open air and are allowed to build up in say a generator room they will replace oxygen and death can occur from breathing the gas mixture. Good well designed exhaust systems are essential both to the correct running of the diesel generator and for the safety of the operating personnel.
Further disadvantages of diesel generators is that the fuel supplied must be clean, water free, and preferably of low sulfur content. Failure to do this will result in reduced performance or at the worst injector and injector pump problems, although diesel engines tend to be more tolerant of bad fuel than petrol driven internal combustion engines. Regular maintenance is essential if the diesel engine is to run efficiently with minimum pollution. Correct valve settings are essential to the efficient operation of the diesel generator.
Are you looking to flaunt your green credentials this holiday season? If so, then consider swathing your yard with solar powered Christmas lights. These solar wonders absorb the sun’s rays all day long, then use that energy to put on a yuletide glow after dark. You may not have the flashiest holiday display in the neighborhood, but you will certainly have the most economical!
What They Are and Where to Find Them
Solar Christmas lights are battery-powered, using sunlight to charge the batteries each day so that the lights can turn your yard into a beacon of holiday cheer each night. These products use LED technology, which is much more energy efficient than the old fashioned ice cream cone-sized bulbs your parents used. Obviously, the more sunshine that is available, the better these lights will work.
Customer reviews note that these decorations won’t glow all night long, but at least they won’t keep you awake by shining in your bedroom windows. They do save up enough power, according to most users, to light up for a few hours even when the weather is cloudy, which is a cheerful thought.
Nowadays, solar powered outdoor lights are widely available–and these Christmas lights are no exception. Strings of white LED lights can be found at many online stores such as Amazon, Garden.com, Outdoor Solar Store and others. Many chain brick-and-mortar stores now carry them as well, with Home Depot, Target and Walmart all stocking these solar wonders. Colored solar LED Christmas lights are a little harder to find, but they are also available–at least online.
How Much do They Cost?
You will pay a bit more for solar powered Christmas lights. For a string of 100 white lights, you may pay approximately $10-$20 more for solar than for regular lights. Colored lights are a bit pricier still, and could run you upwards of $50 for a 100-bulb string. Keep in mind, however, that while your neighbor’s electric meters are spinning at the speed of light under the stress of powering all those standard lighting displays, yours will be moving like a snail. The money you save on electricity will likely pay for your new lights in a season or two.
When buying a new refrigerator unit, it is important to remember that the refrigerator price of the unit would actually depend on the features and amenities that are included in the refrigerator. The most simple units having the most basic features would be much more cheaper than the refrigerators which have more amenities and high-tech add-ons.
The designs can be another factor too. Refrigerators which use vinyl exteriors are cheaper than refrigerators with stainless steel exteriors; and refrigerators which have ordinary door fronts would be so much cheaper than the units which have customizable fronts or glass fronts.
The price of the refrigerator can vary depending on the size and dimensions of the unit as well. Smaller refrigerators are more inexpensive compared to large sized units. Of course, compact refrigerators such as under counter units use lesser materials than standard sized units or large sized units like side by side refrigerators and bottom-freezer refrigerators, so they are less costly than them.
The brand of the refrigerator might affect the pricing as well. Refrigerator units from lesser known brands are less expensive than those from already well established brands of refrigerators. Even in this industry the label is important since it can be used as a status symbol. Refrigerators from top brands of designer units such as Sub Zero and Viking are more prestigious than their lesser counterparts so you can also guarantee that their units would be much more hefty in terms of pricing.
Consumers can choose from different brands, models and units of refrigerators which are available in the market today. They have the option to buy different types of units that can easily fit their budget. Stores like Wallmart offer discount refrigerators for those who are looking for cheap units while other dealers and stores like Sears are more popular for selling high-end products.
Carpeting is one great floor covering solution that comes loaded with many benefits. Contemporary carpet designs are not just stylish but they also provide a warm surface to walk on when compared to other flooring solutions such as hardwood floor or tiles. You also end up minimizing the possibility of any accidents thanks to the non-slippery surface of carpets.
There is no scarcity of options when it comes to carpets. Presented below are some of the popular carpet choice options that you can consider for your home:
Nylon carpets – If the quality of the carpet is a prime focus area for you then the popular debate of nylon vs polyester carpet should definitely go in favor of the former. Nylon carpets are a bit expensive but best suited for high traffic areas. These strong carpets will serve you for a longer time compared to polyester carpets.
Polyester carpets – Not to be outdone by Nylon carpets, going for a polyester one has its own advantages. Regular maintenance of carpets is one of the biggest concerns while shopping for carpets. Accidental spillage of liquid is best handled by a polyester carpet as it does not leave any stains on the carpet. It is also cheaper when compared to a nylon carpet.
Carpet remnants – Undoubtedly, one of the cheapest carpeting solutions available today are carpet remnants. These remnants are nothing but leftover pieces of large carpet rolls that are sold by carpet warehouses to carpet retailers. You can consider purchasing these remnants to cover smaller areas in your home such as the floor space of your dog shelter.
Before buying it is extremely important to survey the entire market and see which carpet choice best suits your sense of style, design, quantity and price considerations. Internet is a great place to begin. Start today.
Do you want to keep the areas around your property illuminated but don’t want to pay for an electrician to hook everything up?
Consider using solar-powered lights in areas around your house that don’t require continual lighting. An intense glow is generated by the solar lights, and they emit lovely shadowing around the surrounding spots.
The solar lights are run by highly efficient rechargeable batteries that store the electrical power that has been converted by the natural sunlight, which has been collected by specifically designed solar panels. The first couple of hours, the solar lights will be the brightest, then gradually diminish throughout the night. On days when it’s raining or it’s cloudy, the output will fluctuate, but with 8 hours of sunlight and fully, the lights will work for several hours.
The Solar Powered Motion Activated 14-LED Security Spotlight
One such solar light is the Solar Powered Motion Activated 14-LED Security Spotlight. This is exactly what you need for your garage, doorway, and other dark spots around your property! This particular light works well for security duty since the brightness generated by the 14 LED lights illuminates every time they detect motion. There are no operational or energy fees as it runs on solar power.
This is what you are going to get when you buy solar-powered security spotlights: You will have a solar-powered security spotlight equipped with a sensor that detects movement. It is simple to install, does not require hiring an electrician, and has 14 LED lights.
The solar lights come on automatically at night if any sort of movement is detected. The product includes three Ni-MH batteries together with the solar-powered security light, the solar panel, and the mounting screws. The light has a white color with dimensions of 6 inches wide, 7.7 inches tall, and 6.9 inches deep.
Regular lights that run on solar power only contain a limited battery capacity along with a limited solar cell area and this is somewhat of a problem. Because of this, we have come to expect lights that run on solar power to only give off a minimal amount of light for a short time. As technology improves, today’s batteries and solar cells are a lot better than the previously available ones. Thus solar powered lights are now usually used for landscape lighting since they don’t require electrical wiring.
Moreover, it is not hard at all to move these solar lights when changing your landscaping, since the DC electricity is powered by the sun and the DC electricity can be converted to AC using grid-tie inverters as well. The built-in photo sensors enable the solar lights to switch off during daytime, and light up at night, all automatically.
A wonderful benefit of the lights that run on solar power is the fact that they don’t require the use of fossil fuels according to most solar panel reviews. Therefore, solar-powered lights do not produce pollution when they are lit up. The Solar Powered Motion Activated 14-LED Security Spotlight is one of several solar-powered lights that work as effective security lights. Using solar-powered lights at night is your best choice when you’re desiring to integrate green living into your life.
One of the most affordable ways to remove the moisture from your home is to purchase a portable dehumidifier. These appliances are often a good deal cheaper than their permanent counterparts. Do not assume that because they are capable of being moved from place to place that they do not do the job as well as the permanent do. Read through dehumidifier reviews and you will find that a common complaint is that the “portable” unit they bought isn’t so portable after all!
What You Need to Consider When Draining Your Portable Dehumidifier
If you are thinking about buying the permanent version of these items because you feel that emptying the other style will be too difficult you need to know the following facts. These devices have collection buckets located on them that you can manually remove and empty the water out of, but a lot of these devices also have hoses attached to drain the water from them. You can route the hose so that it gets drained out of the area you have the device in. One of the best units for this is the Frigidaire FAD704DUD dehumidifier.
There is even an option –on some of these items– for you to purchase a pump that would cause the drain hose to be capable of running up and out of a window. The pump would move the collected water up the drainage hose and out of the window.
Some people like to fix the drain hoses in a way that they supply water to a plant located outside of the room. Some like to connect their drain systems to their washing machines drain.
Draining a portable dehumidifier is no more difficult than draining a permanent humidifier. You can install them in any manner you wish, and the beauty is that you can install these items yourself as soon as you bring them home. You will not need a technician or anyone else to help you connect and begin to operate your portable dehumidifier.
There are many brands of refrigerators that are popular today, however only some can be considered as prestigious. These brands are highly sought after but are not easily available to many users. This is because they are so high priced that only the rich and wealthy can afford them. Refrigerators like these are considered as luxurious items which remain only as dream-refrigerators for many.
Right now, one of the most popular prestigious brands of refrigerator is Subzero. Their units are very popular among the high class households. In fact, having their unit is like a status symbol now-a-days since Subzero refrigerator prices are amongst the highest. Their company has a strict guideline in the restriction of the dissemination of their prices: After all, if you have to ask, then you probably can’t afford it.
For those who can afford Subzero refrigerators, the best units are offered. Their refrigerators can be classified as customizable units or commercial units.
The customizable units are the built-in refrigerators which made Subzero so very popular. These units have cabinet-depth refrigerators sizes which allow them to fit in the house’s cabinetry. Their customizable fronts also allow the owners to install cabinet panels which have their own style so that they can integrate their unit along with their cabinetry and designs, thus making a streamlined kitchen interior. Because they are cabinet-depth, they are made shallower (compared to the depth of standard refrigerators from other brands). In order to make up for this, they are made taller and wider as to maintain the necessary storage space and capacity.
Commercial Subzero refrigerators –on the other hand– follow the popular trend in the market today. They are units with stainless steel exterior which would make any kitchen look very polished and professional. Consumers can choose from different product types such as under counter units, standard fridge-freezers, as well as double door refrigerators.
Just because things are more expensive these days, is no reason to deny yourself the bedroom suite or room makeover of your dreams. You can beat the high cost of living today by putting in some of the sweat and labor that handymen everywhere are famous for.
Here are a few simple steps to follow:
- Start with walls. if the wallpaper has to go, it’s time to get down and dirty with the wallpaper steamer. If you are lucky you’ll just be able to peel it off, but don’t count on it. A fresh paint job will do wonders!
- Put light on the subject. If you will be adding built-in lighting over the bed, now is the time to get that wiring done.
- Fabulous floors. There was an era in home decor that covered up hardwood in favor of carpet. Now that view is being reversed, so pull of the dingy old carpet, and see what is underneath.
- Windows. If you want to take advantage of an available energy tax credit for thermally efficient windows, now may be the time to change the old single paned ones out.
- Insulation. While things are torn up, this may be the perfect time to evaluate whether you may need more insulation in the attic. This can be a DIY job, or you can contract it out.
- Doors. Interior doors are surprisingly affordable if you keep your eyes open for a sale. They can add a taste of the upscale to a simple renovation.
If you will be a weekend warrior, plan each phase of your reno carefully, so that you will still be able to live in the room during the week. Making slow but sure progress will give you a lovely result in the end.
Be careful to note if there is a lag time for delivery of any of your components. If so, you will need to order early. This could be the case for windows, sinks, interior paneling, or lighting fixtures that are special order items.
With careful planning and diligent work, you will end up with a great project completed thanks to your own labor.
You may be looking to add some lighting to your outdoor deck or patio and trying to decide what type of lights are right for you. Lighting your outdoor areas can be expensive, not only with the upfront costs but with the increasing price of electricity the ongoing costs can add up quickly. Have you thought of making the change to solar powered deck lights?
The best thing about using solar deck lights is that they are powered by solar energy. Solar energy has some amazing benefits, the best of which is saving money. Solar energy is completely free, and using solar lights will not add any further costs to your electricity bill. If you actually remove some of your electric lights and replace them with solar lights, then you will be able to reduce your electricity usage and save more money.
Another great thing about changing to solar powered deck lights is that they don’t take long to set up and they don’t need a lot of work to keep them going. Solar lights don’t have any messy electrical wires or cords that need to be connected to power outlets. This is great for a couple of reasons. First, because they don’t need to be near outlets, you don’t have to worry about where you put them and whether the cord will reach. Second, there is no need to hire an electrician to connect and install your lights, saving you money. Third, you won’t have any unsightly wires or cords running all over your deck.
Solar energy is not only good for you and your wallet, but it also has benefits for the planet as well. Solar power is an alternative, renewable and sustainable source of energy that will last forever and never run out, no matter how much you use it. Unlike electricity, it is a clean energy source that does not contaminate the environment with toxic emissions. It is safe you use around your home and family.
The best advice about solar lights is to make the change and use these lights wherever you can around your home. You will save money on your power bill, and have great looking lights that you can set up yourself. Reduce your impact on the environment by using solar energy for your outdoor lighting needs.
If you are looking for cheap cordless drills that would handle almost any task appropriate for its use, then you might want to take a look at the Milwaukee 2410-22 cordless drill. This product is made by one of the world’s most respected construction equipment and tools company and thus, you can expect unmatched performance. This is why the Milwaukee 2410-22 is perfect for home DIY and small drilling jobs and is considered as one of the best cordless drills in the market.
Tagged as the best cordless drill for homeowners, the Milwaukee 2410-22 proves itself for home use first by its competitive price. At only $129.99, you could get a powerful drilling gear with a 5 year warranty, for about half the price of other competing drilling gears.
If you search the Internet for reviews of cordless drills, you will find out that this product is oftentimes included in a list. This is not only because of the very affordable price tag but also because of the reliable performance that it offers. Some of the main attractions of this tool are its speed, its very good torque, the Lithium-ion battery fuel gauge, and the 5 year limited warranty for every brand new tool.
The Milwaukee 2410-22 cordless drill is powered by a Lithium-ion battery. Many drilling gears today are expected to charge fast for quick drilling jobs. This Milwaukee product is no exemption as it could be charged for 30 minutes that will hold well between uses. Furthermore, the well placed LED light and the fuel gauge are other selling points of this reliable tool.
Certainly, if you are listing the best cordless drills then the Milwaukee 2410-22 should be included. This is not just because of the very affordable price tag but also because of the excellent performance it delivers.
In open areas, it is common to see fabrics installed in tall metal poles, trees, or timber. Somehow, these fabrics take hold of one’s attention since they are very colorful and have a great architecture about them. These fixtures are called shade sails. A shade sail can come in many sizes, shapes and colors. Some spaces have just one canvas but others have a combination of canvases to allow more shade and texture to the surrounding areas. They serve both as a yard or open-space decor and shade to those underneath.
The Types of Shade Sails
Basically, there are two common types of shade sails. One is the ready-made sail wherein the buyer will just choose what size, shape or color s/he prefers. The other one is the custom-made shade wherein the buyer is the one who will propose how the manufacturers will design and create the fabric. Of the two, the custom-made one is more expensive. The buyer must also wait for the shade sail to be finished and can only be installed after the recommendation of the manufacturer.
The Cost of Shade Sails
The price largely depends on the material and the size of the sail. As with any product, the larger it is, the more expensive it gets. Also, the materials to be used determine the price as well. For instance, a higher percentage of ultraviolet protection for the canvas would cost more than the average UV rays protection. As mentioned above, ready-made shade sails are cheaper and the price range would be from $100 to $500. The custom-made prices are normally talked over by the manufacturer and the buyer.
Having said all that, it is the responsibility of the buyer to look for the best materials that would suit his or her needs for his or her shade sail. It is also up to the buyer whether or not s/he would opt for the ready-made sail or have a custom-made canvas manufactured for him or her.
Spending your time outside on your patio or porch is an excellent way to relax when your day is done. It is quite common for a homeowner to take a significant amount of time and effort to get there outdoor area is comfortable as they can. The combination of the grill with an inviting and comfortable couch or regular seat makes for a perfect combination. It’s easy to spend time with your family in a setup like this or have friends over for the evening.
At the Sun settles in the West, you can keep the patio active for as long as you want by adding a few simple things to your outdoor area. Adding a few accessories like some sort of blanket to keep away the chill or lights will make it come alive. Hanging one or two paper lanterns, or a stream of Christmas lights, or even votive candles, combined with a ring of solar fence lights around the area, will make it as bright as you need to be for as long as you need it to stay.
This solar fence line creates a remarkably well lit area, as you’ll see as soon as you turn it on for the first time. This is also going to bring some security to your home, as it will be bright enough for anyone to see around the back door. Lights like this have been proven to deter criminals and make it much less likely that they will attempt to break into your home. These lights will provide you with a safe, beautiful area to spend your evenings in.
As a homeowner, you put a lot of effort into making your home beautiful, and so you should enjoy it as much as you can. Don’t let the sun determine when you can or can’t enjoy your yard, but instead, install the lighting you need to make yourself comfortable. It’s fast and simple and will pay off in major dividends. The best part about solar lanterns or solar lights is they’re one-time costs (with the exception of the small battery) as opposed to the reoccurring costs of traditional wired electrical lights.
In the last decade, the need for greener energy sources has increased a lot. It is clear that we need to find new sources of energy and use new methods of harnessing it to conserve the earth and its fragile climate.
Geothermal energy, especially heating systems, is being used in more and more American homes as well as internationally. There are certainly many advantages of using these systems, green and renewable to mention a few, but what are the disadvantages?
The first disadvantage of geothermal energy is that you can only use these systems effectively at certain places. Iceland is a prime example of a country with good resources for such a system with their volcanic activity. This is also one of the downsides with geothermal heating. The eruptions and earthquakes is potentially devastating.
This is probably the number one reason for why people generally are afraid to invest in a geothermal energy system for housing. These systems are too expensive for most people. On the other hand, once the initial payment of system and installation has been paid, you literally have a free flow of heat energy with the potential of slicing your electricity bill in half.
Still a New Technology
There is constantly new inventions and better methods being developed and researched when it comes to harnessing energy. This is one of the biggest needs for human beings and there is a lot of drive force behind innovation. This is also true for geothermal energy. Technology will improve; lowering costs and making it fight against the polluting energy sources for market share. It will be interesting to see how big of a role geothermal energy will have in the future. Go to EnergyInformative.org for more articles on green and renewable energy sources. Geothermal Energy Pros and Cons provides a good overview of geothermal systems.
Exterior house painting can be extremely time consuming, and hazardous if you don’t possess the knowledge, time and basic materials required to complete such a task. I would recommend you search for a qualified painting contractor in one of the best painting companies. In this article, I am going to cover some of the basics you should know about exterior painting.
The first thing you need to know when endeavoring the exterior painting of your home, is to find out what kind of siding you have installed on your house (aluminum, vinyl, steel, fiber-cement, wood composites, stucco, stone, etc. ) Different types of siding require special products. Once you figure this out you will be able to choose the products and paints best suitable for your needs.
Now let’s cover some of the basic steps about exterior house painting.
1- Power wash
If you do not own a power washer, you can call a painting company and request a power wash. This is usually an inexpensive task.
Power washing your home with a pressure washer before painting it is very important, as it will remove mold, mildew, and grime, making the scraping of your siding much easier.
When power washing, there are two types of chemicals to use, Bleach and TSP. Spray the siding with the TSP/Bleach solution and let it soak in for a few minutes, next spray the siding down with clean water rinsing it thoroughly.
Scraping is the most important and difficult step in exterior house painting. Properly preparing the surface that you wish to paint will make or break your job. Make sure to scrape off all loose/peeling paint and that your siding is not wet, dirty or greasy when you paint it. Paint not adhering correctly to siding once finished, is usually a result of improper prep work.
Now let’s cover some of the tools you will need to paint your house.
1- Paint Scraper
2- Putty knife
3- Paint Brush
4- Extension pole
5- Paint Tray
6- Roller Cage/Sleeve
9- Drop Sheets
10- Sanding block/Sand Paper
Once you have purchased the above tools and prepared your house for painting, you can begin.
Depending on the kind of siding you have, most likely you will have to first apply a primer to all scraped and bare areas of siding.
Start by cutting in the edges; always work from top to bottom, as this will avoid drips and runs onto already painted surfaces.
Once everything is cut in, you can begin to roll. Rolling –as most painters and decorators know–, is the least time consuming part of the job, but it is also very energy-consuming and tiring.
You will most likely want to use 2 coats of paint. Sherwing Williams is my favorite brand, both for the bonding primer and the paint.