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Masonry

Masonry: New and Old

Masonry is an art unto itself, the foundation of every building and the integral structural integrity of a home is based on masonry. Houses made of brick or stone have an inherent reliance on masonry, but houses made of wood with siding have a masonry underlayment system and chimney. Modular housing seems to be a new paradigm, but each home needs customization once installed. Antique homes often need work conducted for the new homeowners. Regardless of what style of home you've chosen, masonry repair and maintenance is an important means of maintaining your house over the years to come.

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When Should You Service Your Chimney

Your chimney is probably not something you think about often, and especially not during the summer when your fireplace and heater aren't in use. However, the chimney does need to be cleaned and inspected regularly and on occasion repairs come up. Summer is a good time to conduct such a routine because you aren't using it and if it needs work, you can schedule it as is convenient rather than having to go without heat or change plans to accommodate a work crew to make the repairs.

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What to Consider When Choosing Fascia

How your home looks on the outside contributes to the overall value of your home. Most homeowners want to have a unified theme when it comes to your home, even when it comes to the smallest details. One small detail is the fascia on your home. As an exterior component, choosing the right fascia can make all the difference in curb appeal and function.

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Fighting the Cold with a Fireplace

When the weather turns cold in the winter, nothing is so nice a a warm fireplace to set the mood for a romantic evening or cozy comfort when coming in from the cold in the afternoon. Gas log fireplaces offer the convenience of turning the flame on or off with ease, but a wood burning fireplace offers the traditional charm and smell of a traditional home heating source. Whichever you choose, it will serve as a supplemental heat source to lower your power bill. You should also be aware there is more architecture behind the scenes than the fire you enjoy so much.

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