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What's Your Garage Personality?

by on 04/29/2015 - 01:41 pm
Category: Garage/Basement/Storage

Proud of your garage's interior, or do you keep your eyes shut when moving swiftly from car to home? Is it a meticulously well-organized space, or a domestic dumping ground?
Your garage is really the first room people see as an extension of your home—and yourself.
Here's a quick quiz to reveal your true garage personality.
1. Describe your home décor
A) Shabby chic
B) Eclectic
C) Traditional
D) Contemporary
2. Number of hours your garage door is open in an average day
A) Zero - I park in the street and go in and out through the back door.
B) 24 - I haven't been able to close it for years—something's always blocking it.
C) 10-15 - I want my neighbors to take a ga ...

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Is Your Garage Door Safe?

by on 04/27/2015 - 01:29 pm
Category: Garage/Basement/Storage

By Jim Boland
Co-Owner, Precision Door of Cleveland
Add the garage door to the list of things around your home that Northeast Ohio winters do a number on. The snow, wind, and freezing temperatures are gone for now, but they may have left your garage door in need of some attention.
It’s easy to ignore the garage door in the winter when you just want to get in the car, or the house, as quickly as possible. Spring is finally here and it’s time to take a closer look at the garage door.
Precision Door of Cleveland technicians will perform a 15-point performance and safety inspection and check the alignment of the door, the safety eye, and lubricate the hinges and rollers for a smo ...

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The Anatomy Of A Roof

by on 04/24/2015 - 01:46 pm
Category: Garage/Basement/Storage

By Jaime Thomas
Owner, Perfect Home Restoration
While an architectural asphalt shingle, cedar shake, or metal roof each has their own distinct looks when sitting atop a home, the pieces and parts underneath that go into creating a roof are similar. Here we take a look at what’s under the shingles of a typical residential roof:
The framework of beams consisting of rafters and posts that support the roof.
Also referred to as wood sheathing, it is the base everything else is laid upon. Typically made from plywood, wood plank or wafer board, decking is attached with nails onto the rafters of the roof.
Made of felt paper or synthetic materials, it is insta ...

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The Spring Cleaning Checklist

by on 04/21/2015 - 01:07 pm
Categories: Décor & Lighting, Garage/Basement/Storage, Kitchen & Bath

By Susan Brown
Owner, Consign Home Couture
After spending a brutal winter indoors, it is amazing how much clutter has accumulated in our homes. That’s why, for many people, budding daffodils and chirping birds signal the start of spring cleaning. Before attacking heavy-duty tasks like scrubbing baseboards, washing windows, and airing out curtains, it is important to purge your home of unwanted objects and materials.
Here are tried-and-true methods for streamlining what may seem like an overwhelming task:
Start small
If you try to organize the entire house in one marathon session, you may give up without accomplishing much. Instead, make a plan that breaks your mission into managea ...

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Precision Garage Door Is Recruiting

by on 04/15/2015 - 09:56 am
Categories: Garage/Basement/Storage, Home Exteriors, Home Technology

The team at Precision Overhead Garage Door is growing, and it’s only getting better.
In 2001, Jim Boland and Jeffery Ware opened Precision Overhead Garage Door of Cleveland with a simple mission in mind: Form the working environment they wish they had always worked in. Jim and Jeffery have been in the garage door industry for a long time, and they saw an opportunity to do better by their future employees.
It doesn’t mean a whole lot if Jim and Jeffery say it about themselves, which is why we didn’t ask them. We asked the guys that work for them: Why do you work at Precision Garage Door?

Interested in becoming part of the Precision team? View their openings, and apply o ...

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On The Red Carpet At The 2015 Clevela...

by on 04/13/2015 - 01:41 pm
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Décor & Lighting, Energy Savings, Garage/Basement/Storage, Home Exteriors, Home Technology, Kitchen & Bath, Lawn & Garden, Windows & Doors

Every year, the Home Builders Association of Greater Cleveland holds the Cleveland Choice Awards to celebrate advancements made in the local building industry.
HGExpo’s Chelsey Alltop was on the red carpet for the 2015 Cleveland Cleveland Choice Awards asking all of the important questions.

Statement Projects For An Easy Room U...

by on 04/08/2015 - 12:51 pm
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Décor & Lighting

By Brent Moore
Owner, Moore Home Remodeling
Sharing ideas have made building something truly unique even more difficult. There are, however, local contractors who, along with some out-of-the-box thinking, can take a homeowner’s inspiration and make it all their own. Here are a couple of project ideas that are trending right now in Northeast Ohio.
Barn doors that multitask as both a headboard and window covering
Ideal for bedrooms that don’t have extensive wall space to put the bed up against, such as an attic with sloped ceilings and gable ends with windows, a barn door that slides on tracks when closed makes an attractive headboard and doubles as a window covering when it sl ...

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Fixing & Preventing A Frozen Garage Door

by on 04/07/2015 - 01:31 pm
Category: Garage/Basement/Storage

That big garage door can be rendered useless by just a little ice, but the remedy is something you have in your kitchen.
The giveaway that you have an ice problem is the way your door responds to pressing the opener. If the door attempts to move, typically accompanied by a blinking light on the opener motor, but quickly gives up, it's a good bet ice or snow on the bottom of the door is preventing it from opening.
To cure a frozen door, simply pour a couple gallons of hot water along the base of the door. This will melt the ice and allow the door to open. If you’re interested in preventative measures, apply vegetable oil to the bottom face of the door in the fall when the temperatures ...

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Why You Should Do An Annual Roof Insp...

by on 04/06/2015 - 11:51 am
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Home Exteriors, Windows & Doors

By Lee Franciscus
Owner, Franciscus Roofing
When people count their blessings, having a roof over their heads is typically at the top of the list. But do you give your roof the care and attention it deserves?
To make sure you get the full life out of your roof—the average lifespan of an asphalt roof is about 15 years—preventive maintenance is key. It’s generally recommended for homeowners to inspect their roof about once a year, or in the aftermath of high winds or storms.
If water gets into the home through a damaged area, the cost of fixing a roof skyrockets. Why not make a seasonal habit and just put it on the calendar, maybe on the first day of summer, as a great wa ...

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How To Spruce Up That Room, For Less

by on 04/03/2015 - 11:31 am
Category: Décor & Lighting

By Susan Brown
Owner, Consign Home Couture
Is your home looking tired but you don’t know how to resuscitate your décor? Here are my tips for taking any room from uninspired to unbelievably beautiful. Best of all, most of these ideas can be accomplished on even the most modest of budgets.
Pick up a paintbrush
Especially if your rooms are small, opt for a neutral palette—such as beige or gray—to create the illusion of space. If decorating connected rooms, paint one room a shade or two darker or lighter than the other room; this suggests continuity while still defining separate spaces. Unassuming colors allow you to change accessories seasonally or whenever the mood ...

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