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Category "Garden & exterior"

A guide to buying an outdoor shade

A guide to buying an outdoor shade

One way to extend the space of a home or just enjoy cooling off outside the home is to put up an outdoor shade in the form of an umbrella, an awning, a canopy, or window shades. Find out which type suits your needs and what to consider when buying one.
A buyer's guide to tractor mowers

A buyer's guide to tractor mowers

Tractor mowers, commonly known as ride-on lawn mowers, are designed for rapid cutting of large lawns and grassy areas. Larger versions are primarily used by commercial turf maintenance companies, golf courses, municipalities and so on. Smaller versions, however, are manufactured for easy use by homeowners. Zero-turn radius mowers and tractor mowers are the two types that are commonly used for residential applications.
What are the benefits of window awnings?

What are the benefits of window awnings?

Window awnings are secondary coverings which can be fixed on to the exterior face of a window so as to offer protection from the elements, and to incorporate decorative elements on building façades. Window awnings can control internal temperature conditions, and offer flexibility in styles and operation. Read further for information on the benefits of window awnings.
The benefits of fitting solar power panels

The benefits of fitting solar power panels

Solar energy is the conversion of the energy generated by the sun through the use of photovoltaic cells. Sunlight is converted into electricity to help light the home and run domestic appliances. The benefits for using solar roof panels in your home far outweigh the negatives, read the guide below to discover these benefits.
Where to buy decorative door stops

Where to buy decorative door stops

Door holders or door stops may be necessary to prevent the door from banging or from damaging a wall or an object that lies behind it. They have many practical uses but they can be unsightly if common objects like bricks, books or boxes are used. Find out where to buy ornamental door stops to enhance the beauty of your home.
How to prune in the garden?

How to prune in the garden?

Pruning is the process of maintaining the garden by trimming or cutting away the dead and overgrown parts of the plants. This will help in increasing the fruitfulness of the plants, and enhance their growth. This will avoid the plants from being crowed in a particular area, and to eliminate the hazards hence increasing their productivity. Read this article to learn how to prune in the garden.
What are the benefits of house wrap?

What are the benefits of house wrap?

In the 1940s and 1960s, two men suspected that the" vapor condensation developed on the exterior wall and roof of the building has serious impact on the performance of building insulation material and the durability of envelope structure." This impact can result in not only the development of mould but the dampening of the building structure. Due to this condition, DuPont introduced a product called Tyvek that helps to lessen the penetration of water. This article will examine some of its benefits.
The benefits of garage door seals

The benefits of garage door seals

Garages are not merely a place for parking cars. They often have multiple functions like home-office, gym or hobby station, besides accommodating assorted storage for the house. Garage door seals help to maintain the internal garage environment preventing ingress of dirt and vermin and offering weather insulation. Read further to appreciate the benefits of garage door seals.
A guide to ceiling insulation

A guide to ceiling insulation

How comfortable you are inside your home largely depends on the effectiveness of your home's insulation. A properly insulated ceiling can both reduce your heating expenses drastically, and can provide effective soundproofing. In fact, you can save at least £115 per year on your energy bills if you get sufficient insulation. Here is a brief guide to ceiling insulation.
Chamberlain garage door openers: Review and rate

Chamberlain garage door openers: Review and rate

If you need a new door for your garage or renovate one, think of Chamberlain garage door openers. They are simple, yet effective constructions that a 'do it yourself' hobbyist will be able to accomplish. Discover why Chamberlain products might be the answer to your DIY projects and home improvements.
How to prune grape vines?

How to prune grape vines?

If you pride yourself on your green fingers, attempting to grow grapes can be quite a rewarding experience. Many people refrain from grape growing activities because of the hassles that the pruning stages of the activity entails. However, with a bit of research and practice, pruning grape vines can be easily carried out and you can be rewarded with some of the best homemade wine imaginable! Read on.
A review of Genie garage door openers

A review of Genie garage door openers

If you are building your new house or if you are thinking of making a new garage at your old house, you should put a lot of thought to the garage door opener. There are many garage door openers manufacturing companies amongst which you can choose. Before you start searching, read the following article. You will find a comprehensive review of Genie garage door openers, one of the best garage door openers on the market.
Tips for fitting an outdoor water feature

Tips for fitting an outdoor water feature

Fitting an outdoor water feature can be a very rewarding experience. Nevertheless, it requires thorough planning, careful appreciation of garden conditions and a design which responds to these requirements. While professional help from a landscape architect ensures smooth execution, here is some advice for fitting an outdoor water feature.
Where to buy a standing seam roof

Where to buy a standing seam roof

Metal roofs date back to at least 970 BC when the a copper roof was applied to a temple in Jerusalem. Metal roofs were prized for their durability and ability to withstand strong hurricane winds while giving a pleasing appearance to the roofs. The first standing seam metal roofs were first introduced in the 1700s and were made of copper. As steel production became less expensive, steel roofs became popular as well. Standing seam roofs are available today. Read on to learn more.
What is plastic mesh used for?

What is plastic mesh used for?

Plastic meshes are used for a variety of purposes as debris, scaffold nets, safety nets, gutter screen, tree guard and more. A plastic mesh is also more economical and durable than a vinyl net and is hence more widely used. Let us elaborate upon the most popular uses of plastic mesh sheets.