7 Ways To Get Your Manual Garage Door Converted To Automatic

We will delve into each of these in detail so that you grasp how to personalize your conventional garage doors into a computerized modern system thus reducing the day-to-day tasks and upping the value of your house outlook.

Top Ways To Choose The Correct Garage Door Material For Your Home

Read this article for more details on choosing the best material for your garage door; thus boosting your confidence to select what suits your environment and lifestyle.

Skills You Should Have To Do Your Own Home Improvements

With so many homeowners tackling their own home improvement projects, it helps to know what skills you need to do these with a professional outcome.


When Do You Have To Worry About Cracks in Walls

We all know how to fix hairline cracks but what do you have to do for larger cracks and when should you be concerned?

What do I do if my Roof Needs Repairs or Painting

When a roof needs repairs or is looking unsightly, it is best to get this attended to as soon as possible, whether you do-it-yourself of hire a contractor to do it for you (at a cost).

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Don't Ignore the Weather When Doing Exterior Painting

This past month, I have noticed a few homeowners tackling outdoor maintenance and painting their home exterior, but is now the right time to do this?


4 Home Improvement Dangers and How to Prepare for Them

Take a look at how you can stay safe while redesigning your home with home improvement projects you want to do yourself.


8 Summer DIY Projects that will Boost the Value of a Home

Now is the best time to get cracking on DIY projects that will add value to your home.



How to Decide Between a Carport or Garage

The choice between a carport or garage is determined by several factors and below are some tips to make the decision easier.


Should I DIY my Roof Repairs?

It is so easy to overlook roof repairs or put them off, but it is important to stay on top of minor damage so that it can be repaired before it becomes an expensive repair and doing it yourself will be less expensive.

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Fencing and Gate Tips for You Home

Our home is our sanctuary and privacy, and security is of utmost importance to most people and methods of security may range from security systems, sensor lights to gates and fences.

A Paved Driveway Offers Good Looks And Easy Maintenance

Anyone looking to renovate or add a driveway should consider the benefits of a paved driveway.


Is Your Home In Desperate Need Of Curb Appeal?

We offer 7 tips on how you can give your home instant curb appeal and most won't cost you a cent!

When Should You Replace A Thatch Roof?

There's no doubt that a thatched roof adds character, but what do you do when the thatch starts to fall or if the thatch needs to be replaced?



How To DIY Your Brick Paving With Concrete Moulds

Now you can buy moulds to make your own concrete brick paving - without bricks!

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Selling Your Home? Home Improvements That Add Value

In times of unrest, many people look to selling up their home and moving on to somewhere else, but selling a home isn't always easy, especially one that needs a bit of updating.

How to Lay Concrete Rock Driveway

This stunning concrete rock driveway is installed using moulds that are filled with cement mix and then tinted and sealed.

What you should do To Prepare to Pave Your Driveway

In this article, you will find a list of the things you should do when preparing to pave your driveway.

How to Replace Damaged or Broken Gutters and Downspouts

Depending upon the age of your house, there will come a time when you may need to replace broken or damaged gutters and downspouts, so here's how...

Make Your Home Secure - All Year Round

Not just when you go away, the security of a home should be of the utmost importance - all year round.

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Quick Tip

Applying layer upon layer of paint, sealer or varnish will eventually spoil the finished look on wooden doors and window frames.


Pros and Cons of Different Driveway Gate Types

This article looks at the different types of driveway gates and the pros and cons of each type in order to help you decide.

Quick makeovers for a Spring outdoors

Before spring there are a few tasks that can be done to increase the overall appearance and health of your outdoor area.

Repair paths and driveways with Builders Cold Asphalt

If you have a path or walkway, or even a driveway that needs repair, use Builders Cold Asphalt for a quick and easy fix.

Are Concrete and Cement the same?

There is a common misconception that cement and concrete are the same thing.

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Tite Waterproofing Products at Builders stores

The Tite range consists of four waterproofing products and is exclusive to Builders stores and backed by the Sika South Africa guarantee.

Awe-inspiring finishes for a home

Take a look at some awe-inspiring finishes that you can add to your home exterior.

Prevention is better than cure

Neglecting repairs to your home exterior can result in expensive or serious problems, so it's essential that you attend to any repairs - no matter how small - as soon as possible.

Essential winter projects

The weather reports indicate that the first cold (and wet) front is on its way and scheduled to arrive this weekend. If you have been putting off essential winter projects - time to get these done... quickly.

Paving - Durable and hardwearing

Clay and concrete paving bricks are durable, low maintenance and add aesthetic appeal and increase the value of a home.

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A Beautiful Welcome

Give your home curb appeal and a beautiful welcome home by installing and finishing a solid wood door stained in your choice of wood tint.

Is your roof waterproof?

As we experience climate change and unpredictable weather, making sure your roof is waterproof is a priority.

Garage to guest suite

Converting a garage into a guest suite makes sense if it is standing unused or piled with junk. Whether you're looking to add an extra bedroom or a flat that you can rent out, we look at what you need to know.

How to afford your new home

So you’ve bought a new home, successfully made the big jump to owning something a bit bigger, but inevitably this comes with some additional costs.


Tips on plastering an exterior wall

In this feature we offer advice, tips and tricks for plastering an exterior wall where the plaster finish was falling off.

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Repair dips and bumps in paving or driveway

Two years ago I made changes to the driveway at my front entrance. To do this a large shrub had to be removed. After heavy rains last summer a dip started to appear in the paving that needed to be repaired.

Prominent Paints paving paint adds curb appeal

It has been over a year now since I laid new paving down when making changes to the front entrance at my house. Time to add a coat of paint to dress the bricks and add curb appeal. This was an easy project with Prominent Paints paving paint in Terracotta.


How to treat rising damp in exterior and interior walls

When left untreated, rising damp can cause serious problems to the structure of a home. Paint and plaster will fall off the wall, and brickwork eventually becomes saturated with moisture and can lead to structural damage.

Quick Fix: Drips and leaks in IBR

When up on the roof adding new waterproofing, I noticed that the roofing washers on the IBR roof were worn and rusted. Instead of removing and replacing these, here's a quick fix to prevent leaks.

Fix that leaky roof

While doing an annual inspection I noticed that the waterproofing on the roof of the addition was starting to peel and lift. The dry season is the perfect time to make roof repairs.

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Don't put off home maintenance

Regular home maintenance is important to maintain the value of your property and also prevent damage that can easily be avoided.

Prepare your home for winter chills and rain

Whether it's preparing for winter rains, or keeping out the winter chills, every home is going to require some maintenance to make sure it is ready for winter.

Do I need a handyman or contractor?

On Home-Dzine we regularly receive requests for advice on home maintenance, home repairs and home improvement, and whether it is better to hire a handyman or contractor. Here are some tips on who to call if you need jobs done around the home.

Make a door or window awning

Using your basic welding skills, or asking a friend to do a small welding project for you, allows you to make your own door or window awnings. An awning not only provides welcome shade during the hottest part of the day, but also adds decorative appeal to any home.

Waterproofing for outdoor areas

Here's some advice on areas to inspect and some products you can use to waterproof outdoor areas

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Time to paint your home exterior

If the weather is good and you haven't yet got round to painting your home exterior, do it now before the rainy season sets in. You will need to set aside a week to include prep and painting.

No more messy paint stripper

I decided to take on the task of repainting all the burglar bars and security gates at home. While I started off with paint stripper - I soon gave this up and took a faster and less messy route.

Glazing, walk-on rooflights and skylights

There’s a real ‘feel good factor’ to a home which successfully brings the great outdoors indoors. Glazing is an instant and cost effective means of transforming the look and feel of a kitchen, open plan living space or family room.

Understanding your roof

More than just a cover over your house, the roof serves an important function for protecting and creating an energy efficient structure. Understanding terminology and good installation practices is important to ensure that your roof meets the latest industry standards.

Pave outdoor entertainment area

The newly paved outdoor area is designed to provide more open space for seating and raise the level of the ground to allow for water drainage problems.

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Turn outdoor areas into living spaces

Transform outdoor areas into comfortable living spaces using decor accessories and recycled materials and some DIY savvy.

Choosing the right tile adhesive and additive

 When taking on a tiling project you want to ensure a successful result, so it's important to know what products are available and how to use these in your next  tiling project.


Tile indoors and outdoors for a seamless flow

Tiling outdoors allows you to extend your indoor living spaces and, whether it's a patio, stoep, boma, edladleni or braai area, one thing is certain: the contemporary outdoor relaxation area is a functional extension of the home and is as important as any other living area.

Turn a carport into a stylish patio

Whether you renovate an existing carport into a patio or decide to have a basic carport erected, the simple design of a carport allows you to set up an easy patio area in a small or large garden.

Repair & paint home exterior for lasting results

Way back in 2010, I took on the huge task of painting three home exteriors in my development. The three homes in question, including my own, were full of exterior cracks, chips, and one home in particular had extensive peeling and bubbling paint and required damp proofing.

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Get your deck in shape for the holidays

Depending on the type of wood used for your deck installation you may have a deck that is looking worn and faded and definitely not the beautiful deck that was originally installed.

Transform a plain patio into a stunning space

When you haven't nothing more than a concrete slab for a patio, it's nice to know that there is something you an do to transform the space into a lovely outdoor area that has everything you need to sit outdoor during the spring and summer months.

Flooring options for patio or outdoor dining

Choosing the right floor for your patio or entertainment area can be as difficult as selecting the right flooring for your home interior. With any flooring choice their are pros and cons as to durability, maintenance, appearance and safety.

Fit a new exterior door

Many homeowners put this project on the back burner thinking that a new door is too expensive and it isn't easy to fit.

Multi-level DIY deck

A courtyard with concrete slab floor was transformed from a dull and dreary outdoor area into a multi-level entertainment space. The entire project involved a DIY deck installation using pine wood planks in two widths and on varying levels.

Add a paved patio area

If you don't already have a paved or concrete patio, using cement paving bricks, clay bricks, or even reclaimed bricks, is an affordable and reasonably easy project that can be done in a weekend - or two - tops!

Lay concrete slab

Whether you are laying a slab for a braai, pathway or a patio, the process is the same. Here are the steps to get the job done.

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Restore an old home

If there is one property option that South Africa has, it's older homes, and not all are located in undesirable suburbs. In fact, some of SA's most upmarket suburbs are dominated by older homes.

Paint gutters and downspouts

Painting gutters and downspouts is a project that adds curb appeal when combined with painting a home exterior. If galvanised gutters and downspouts are looking drab, or perhaps rusty, they can easily be refreshed with Plascon Metalcare.

Home transformation with Plascon Micatex

This entry into our Bosch Home Improvement Competition shows how Charlene and her husband used Plascon Micatex to transform their newly-bought house from a very old peeling paint-job to a beautiful dune colour.

Should I paint exterior face brick?

Face brick homes have been a popular choice for many homeowners through the years. With time, however, even brick will lose some of its appeal, succumbing to the forces of nature and beginning to look worn and aged.

Frameless glass windows and doors

Sit back and enjoy the view when you install frameless windows, frameless folding or sliding doors, as these offer an unobstructed and panoramic view of the surroundings.

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Brick veneer wall cladding for indoors & outdoors

Not only does cladding with brick veneer add texture and architectural detail to walls, it's also a great way to cover up walls that are prone to hairline cracks, have a rough plastered finish, or blank walls that lack interest.

Care for wooden windows & doors

There is a beauty to timber windows and the homes they grace, and if they are well maintained, they can last a lifetime. Charl Jacobz from Swartland offers some tips and advice on how to best maintain their beauty.

Interior & Exterior plaster finishes

If there are damaged walls in your home, areas where you have removed tiles, or walls that are uneven or highly textured, plastering is one of the ways to fix these types of defects. Using a plaster mix, plastering is the technique for covering up raw and rough surfaces.

Rock wall cladding

I love the look of natural stone clad walls - both interior or exterior walls. It's a way to introduce texture and detail to an otherwise bland room. It's also a way to merge interior and exterior areas.

Install gutters and downspouts

Installing your own gutters can save you substantially over professionally installed gutters.

Installing wooden windows and frames

Windows are an important element in how a home looks. From a design point of view window styles are suited to particular styles of homes.

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Repair, restore or renovate concrete

Conventional wisdom holds that old concrete, with cracks, surface discolouration, or surface imperfections, must be removed and replaced if improving the look of the concrete is the goal.

Add curb appeal

Just as your home makes a statement about who you are and what you value, so do the patios, walkways and driveways that connect your home to the outside world.

Remove and rehang an exterior door

Removing and replacing an exterior door, especially a front and back door, is as easy as removing the old one, making a few adjustments and then hanging the new one in place.

Wrought iron detailing

Whether featuring the flamboyant swirls and curves of Art-Deco style or the clean lines of minimalist design, decorative ironwork makes a statement. Iron pieces may be hand-forged or ready-made, but they will set the tone in a room or add contrast to a design.

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Circular patio and firepit

Creating the perfect patio for your outdoor area doesn't have to break the bank. By taking time to design and plan out your patio area, you can create a space that not only looks good, but also adds a unique feature to your home.

How to paint concrete

Don't live with a dingy, grey concrete slab when there are so many ways to update and give concrete a makeover.

Upgrade your outdoors with pavers

With so many options to choose from for enhancing an outdoor living space, cement pavers allow you to create a beautiful space on a budget, and outdoor spaces are just as important as indoors when more homeowners are looking to improve rather than move.

Benefits of a concrete patio

With more decorative options than ever before, concrete patios are attracting homeowners who want an outdoor surface that offers the ultimate in design versatility. Concrete patios also have the edge when it comes to durability and low maintenance.

An outdoor sanctuary with tile

The heady days of summer provide us with an opportunity to spend more time outside the home to unwind from the fast pace of modern living. Turn your outdoor sanctuary into an attractive spot where you can entertain and celebrate with friends and family in pure alfresco bliss.

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Stamped concrete

Stamped concrete is an affordable way to imitate the look of natural stone or brick without having to pay for the real thing.

Epoxy floors

Epoxy paint is a two-part paint product that was originally designed for industrial flooring application. Now available for residential use, epoxy paints provide a tough, durable protective coating that makes them easy to maintain.

Bring concrete to life

Despite its many wonderful attributes, concrete slabs can be boring. Whether we are talking about a concrete verandah, a pathway or a driveway, there is something very uninspiring about the flat, dull look of grey concrete.

Simple, affordable pergola design

We managed to find a pergola design that is simple and affordable, and that anyone with some DIY savvy can tackle in a weekend or two.

Transform your garage into living space

A single or double garage accounts for a large percentage of the total floor space in on a property, so it makes sense to take advantage of an empty garage and transform it into extra living space.

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Fixing and repairing cracks in concrete

Cracks in concrete happen all the time as a result of shrinkage or movement. As concrete cures and dries out it has a tendency to shrink, and that's why it is important to lightly spray concrete with water during the curing or drying process.

Pros and cons of a thatched roof

There are pros and cons to having a thatched roof and it helps to know what to expect if you are considering having a thatched roof on a house.

Restore an old home

If there is one property option that South Africa has, it's older homes, and not all are located in undesirable suburbs. In fact, some of SA's most upmarket suburbs are dominated by older homes.

Renovations that pay you back

While home improvement projects can really add to the appeal and practicality of a home, some will add more value onto the bottom line than others.

Build with reclaimed materials

With the ever increasing cost of construction materials, the wise DIY builder should whenever appropriate, try and purchase them second-hand. In fact, a surprising variety of materials can be obtained without ever entering a builder’s merchant, hardware or DIY shop.

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From garage to garden room

This couple cornered off a long driveway to create their very own 'secret' room and relaxation zone.

10 home improvement tips

We've come up with tips, advice and links to our best features to help you boost your home's value so that staying in put won't just make sense financially, it will be an absolute pleasure.

Building regulations

Before you start planning for home improvements in the form of alterations and additions to your existing home, there are some facts that you need to know.

When times are tough...

...The tough do it themselves. And times are definitely tough at the moment. With property values in the doldrums, many homeowners are sitting tight and taking the option to improve rather than move.

Home renovation tips

Whilst doing-it-yourself will save you a lot of money, you will need to know a fair amount of basics before you can consider tackling major home renovation.

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Tangit PVC-U Weld adhesive for PVC pipes

When you are using PVC pipes for installing a water feature, repairing a swimming pool, or for any craft or DIY project that uses PVC pipes, you need an adhesive that sticks fast and sticks strong. Tangit PVC-U Weld is the product you need.

Brick veneer wall cladding for indoors & outdoors

Not only does cladding with brick veneer add texture and architectural detail to walls, it's also a great way to cover up walls that are prone to hairline cracks, have a rough plastered finish, or blank walls that lack interest.

Gazebo with IBR sheet roof

Out-the-box thinking transformed a gazebo kit into a more permanent structure for Mike and his family. An affordable gazebo kit from his local Builders Warehouse is fitted with an IBR sheet roof. Definitely a worthy entry into our Home Improvement Competition.

Bamboo... More than just floors

The buzzword all around the world these days is ‘sustainability’. Going green is even becoming an increasingly prominent trend in home décor, as we look for ways to beautify our living space, while helping the environment.

Which Roof Shingle Material Is Best for Cold Climates?

When it comes to protecting your home from harsh, frigid temperatures and damaging storms, how do you know what roofing type will perform the best?

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Utilizing a Portable Solar Generator While Remodeling

You can have a survivalist generator that will help you to still have power while remodeling. Keep reading to find out how to utilize a portable generator while remodeling.

Choose The Right Siding For Your Home?

Investing in the best siding will improve both the exterior and interior of your home and also increase its value.

What are the Signs of a Good Handyman?

Handyman services are useful in getting the overall upgrades and beautification procedure done and your new home looking good.

What To Consider When Selecting Roofing For A Home

When taking care of your home, your roof is about as important as it gets.

Will Roof Repair Be Covered By Insurance?

If your roof is damaged, you might be wondering if your home insurance is going to cover the repairs.

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How to Improve the Curb Appeal of Your Property

At some time you are bound to look at your home and want to boost your “curb appeal.”

Creating A Drainage Plan For Your Dream Home

It is vital to design a drainage system before you build your dream house or home to avoid unhealthy and disappointing situations during rainy seasons.

Questions To Ask A Roof Repairs Contractor Before Hiring

As a homeowner, here are just some of the reasons why you should be keen about the condition of your roof.

5 Exterior Projects to Update Your Home

These five exterior projects will glam up your house’s curb appeal while you soak up some much needed sun.

Reasons to Get New Windows

Don’t know when to get new windows? Want all window units to work efficiently? Click here and know some visible reasons to make a decision.

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Signs When Replacing Windows and Doors Is Needed

The following are five signs that’ll help you see when it’s time to swap your old windows and doors for new models.

Hire a Condominium Association for Window Replacement

Let the condominium association handle window replacement by considering different aspects. Be the first in your neighborhood to take this step.

5 Factors to Consider Before Replacing Your Old Windows

There can be factors out of our control that can affect the lifespan of a good window, so it should be something homeowners should be prepared to handle.

Water Damage You Should Expect After a Home Flooding

With adverse weather brings the risk of flooding and that is everyone’s nightmare.

Why You Should (and Shouldn't) Work On Your Own Roof

Here are some reasons why you should and should not DIY your own roof.

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Why It Pays to Own an Electric Hoist in your Garage

While you most likely have tools such as hammers, screwdrivers, spanners, and jacks laying around, having an electric hoist in your garage will do you a solid from time to time.

Benefits of A Paver Driveway For Your Home

Compared to concrete or asphalt, paver driveways tend to last longer.

Choose an EPDM Roof

There are various roofing materials available, however, for the sake of this article, we will be talking exclusively about EPDM as a roofing material.

Renovation Tips From Top Real Estate Investors

When you invest in real estate, let this article help you decide on what renovations you should make.

7 Great Ways to Freshen up Your Front Door

The following suggestions will inspire you to freshen up your front door and give your home the entrance it deserves.

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5 Exterior Services That Your Home Needs

Since exterior home improvements don’t receive as much awareness as they should, we’ve got 5 exterior services that you need to know about for a happy home!

6 Signs You Need A New Roof For Your Home

You may need to replace your roof and you didn’t even know it because you didn’t know what to look for.

Roofing Ventilation 101

Here's how to calculate and plan roofing ventilation and the reasons why it is so important to do so.

2020's Most Popular Siding Color Trends You Should Try In Your Home

Consider this list of Siding Color Trends so you can determine what color to use for your home's sidings.

Upgrades For Curb Appeal

Here are tips from the experts on how to boost your home's curb appeal.

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Perks of Hiring a Roofing Contractor

Many home jobs can be done on your own, but when it comes to roofs it’s better to hire a professional roofing contractor.

Why You Should Convert To Using Aluminum Windows In Your Home

We list some pretty good reasons why you ought to invest in aluminum windows this year.

Reliable Roof — Inexpensive. Choose The Roofing Material Wisely

Evaluate the reliability, safety, ease of installation, service life, cost and other characteristics of the roofing materials to make a decision easier.

How to choose roofing contractors: tips to help homeowners make the right choice

When starting home renovation projects, especially when it comes to roofing, it is better to avoid the do-it-yourself strategy and opt for a roofing contractor.

Re-roofing a home

The benefits of re-roofing are great when you consider the aesthetic appeal, and improved durability in a new roof.

A Modern Exterior Boasts Integrity And Class

We look at what you should take into account to achieve better home maintenance and save money at the end of the month.

Reasons to Hire a Professional Roof Contractor

A reputable and experienced roofing contractor always guarantees the best quality service.

How Much Do Roofing Replacement Contractors Cost?

In this article, we look at the average costs of roof repairs, and how much roofing contractors usually cost.

What To Keep In Mind When Paving Your Own Driveway

Paving your own driveway is a great way of doing up your front outdoor space, without spending loads of money, but it’s also important to remember that there is a reason why people call in professionals.

How to Find the Best Garage Door Installer

When you need someone who can procure and install your garage door, here are the things you should consider in finding someone to hire.

Pros and Cons of Different Types of Metal Roofs

Here is a helpful pros and cons guide to help you get familiar with all the metal roofing options available.

Why You Should Get Vinyl Siding for Your Home

Anyone looking to replace the siding on their home, the most practical option would be vinyl siding.

Do's and Don'ts of Termite Control

In this article, we reveal some do's and don’ts of termite control so that you cause more problems!

5 Tips to Improve Your Home's Appearance

We offer five tips to improve the appearance of a home and achieve the house of your dreams, not to mention curb appeal.

How Do You Clean And Maintain Asphalt?

Crack repair, fresh parking lot striping, and pothole repairs are among the most common asphalt maintenance tasks.

How to Find the Right Roofing Contractor

When repairing or building a new roof, it is essential to employ high-quality components and skilled professionals.

Carport Or Garage: 6 Tips To Help You Decide

To help you decide between a carport or garage and which is appropriate for your property and lifestyle, below are some tips to give you insights into which one to invest in.


How To Properly Use A Roof Safety Harness

In this article, we explain how to properly use a roof safety harness.


5 Ways to Repurpose Your Garage Space

This article will outline some ideas to help you repurpose this valuable part of your property.


Why DIY-ers Might Consider Renting a Forklift for Home Projects

Forklifts can offer unique benefits to those embarking on home improvement endeavors.

Maximizing Home Value: The Impact Of Roofing Upgrades

Explore specific roof upgrades that can skyrocket worth through the roof—literally adding more zeros to your sale than any indoor remodel ever could.

Top Trends in Modern Slate Roof Design to Elevate Home Aesthetic

This blog post will discuss some of the hottest trends in modern slate roofing that homeowners are embracing to create stunning exteriors. Keep reading.

Unlocking Excellence With Jolly Goat Garage Doors

Jolly Goat Garage Doors - Your Trusted Partner for Secure, Stylish Garage Solutions

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