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1. How to Unclog a Gutter
How to Unclog a Gutter
Many people don't really pay much attention to clogged gutters until they notice a problem. While gutter cleaning is recommended at least twice a year, many people forget about this important roof maintenance project. When the gutters and downspouts get clogged, it is usually pretty easy to notic...
Home & Garden - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:33:33
2. Common Portland Pests
Common Portland Pests
Every part of the world has certain pests that are indigenous to that area. Portland is no exception. Of course, there are some pests which are common everywhere, such as cockroaches. Did I hear "EWWW"? Yeah, that is pretty much the consensus, although there are people who not only enjoy them, bu...
Home & Garden - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 06:41:06
3. Green Pest Control
Green Pest Control
Home and garden pests do a lot of damage. In the past, caustic and dangerous substances would be used to get rid of pests, but that is not the case now. There are both homemade pest control substances as well as professional. The concern for the earth should be on the minds of not only citizens, ...
Home & Garden - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 06:40:47
4. Roof Cleaning Tools
Roof Cleaning Tools
So, you've decided it's time to tackle the roof cleaning. Good for you! If you are doing the job yourself, plan to spend at least 3 hours to get it done properly. You will also want to make sure you will have everything you need before venturing up to the rooftop. This is true whether you plan to...
Home & Garden - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 06:37:53
5. Cedar roofs-good or bad?
Cedar roofs-good or bad?
Many people love the rustic charm of cedar shingles. They are a beautiful, natural color when new and fade to a light gray. Some people even add cedar siding to complete the look. It is important to note, however, that in some states, cedar roofing is not legal. This is because it is highly flamm...
Home & Garden - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:34:02
6. When to call an exterminator
When to call an exterminator
It probably goes without saying that if you discover your cocoa crisp cereal moving...it's time to call an exterminator. Or if you set down your sandwich to grab a napkin and find a mouse nibbling it when you get back...it's time to call an exterminator. Those are some extreme examples, but the t...
Home & Garden - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:37:00
7. How to check for Termites
How to check for Termites
Termites do considerable damage, and can be found in many homes. Most people do not even realize they have termites until there is damage done, and by that time, the damage can be quite costly. To be safe, homeowners should routinely check for signs of termites. They are very social creatures and...
Home & Garden - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:34:00
8. Cool Roofs
Cool Roofs
Unless you have specifically heard this term thrown around lately (and it has been thrown around a lot), you may wonder what a cool roof is. While it may "cool" as in "kewl", it most typically refers to the process of painting a roof white in order to make it energy efficient. Well, if that's tru...
Home & Garden - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:33:33
9. Professional Roof Cleaning Portland
Professional Roof Cleaning Portland
If you live in the Northwest and own a home, you are probably familiar with some of the hazards that can happen if debris is left on the roof from storms and nature in general. Moss and algae can also present problems. You are probably also aware that it can take a considerable amount of time to ...
Home & Garden - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:34:01
10. Gutter Cleaning Portland
Gutter Cleaning Portland
The natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest is undeniable, and so is the need for gutter cleaning. Citizens and residents of the area know all too well that having beautiful trees in the yard, along with the ever changing weather can mean big trouble for gutters. A clean gutter in Portland, requi...
Home & Garden - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:36:59
11. Getting Rid Of Pests Safely
Getting Rid Of Pests Safely
Almost everyone hates them, but many people live in homes with mice or cockroaches. It is not uncommon to find them zipping past in our bedrooms or kitchens. Of course, those aren't the only pests that can invade homes. There are carpenter ants, fire ants, beetles, yellow jackets, rats, squirrels...
Home & Garden - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:36:59
12. Pest control and pest prevention
Pest control and pest prevention
Not many people think about pest control until they already have some invaders in their home. While there are times when professional pest control should be utilized, there is a lot that can be done to prevent pest infestation. What is the old saying..."An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of ...
Home & Garden - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:33:18
13. Do I Need a New Roof?
Do I Need a New Roof?
Roofing a house is not just a big investment, it's also important to protect those people and items that we care most about. Living in Portland, Oregon, we all probably have a pretty good idea what causes a large percentage of the roofing problems. These weather conditions are hard on roofs and e...
Home & Garden - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 06:37:30
14. The Problem with Roof Moss
The Problem with Roof Moss
Rooftops in the Portland, Oregon area accumulate a lot of debris. If you want to protect your investment, prolong the life of your roof, and keep your home looking good, routine roof cleaning is a necessity. One insidious problem that plagues homeowners in the Northwest is Roof Moss Removal. Roof...
Home & Garden - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:36:59
15. Types of roofing materials
Types of roofing materials
When you are considering replacing the roof, for whatever reason, you have quite a selection of materials from which to choose. Most home in the US are composition roofs, or asphalt roofs. Regardless of what is on there now, you can choose whichever type you feel is the best investment. It may b...
Home & Garden - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:33:14
16. Should I repair or replace my roof?
Should I repair or replace my roof?
Whether you have had your roof for 3 years or 30, there is one thing for certain; the weather and other elements are taking their toll on it right now. There may be minor or major visible damage to the roof. That does not mean, however, that the solution to every problem is roof replacement. Some...
Home & Garden - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 06:40:45
17. Roof Repair and Maintenance
Roof Repair and Maintenance
Every time a roof is replaced, a significant amount of Mother Nature's bounty is depleted. We can help protect our planet's natural resources while protecting our own hard-earned resources by performing proper roof maintenance. The roof is about the most important part of a building; without it, ...
Home & Garden - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:46:54
18. How to Evaluate roof damage
How to Evaluate roof damage
It will come as no surprise to homeowners in the Northwest that Portland Roofing is a flourishing business. Many roofs that are in fair condition in the fall can't survive the damage done during the rainiest months. But how much damage and just what will it take to resolve the problem? Especially...
Home & Garden - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 06:41:04
A lot of work - and inconvenience - goes into a major roof repair or a roof replacement. We're homeowners! How can we be sure we do the right things? Make the right choices? Ask the right questions? Hire the right roofing contractor? Nobody can ever be 100% certain, but there is one step you can ...
Home & Garden - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:33:14
20. Roofing contracts and the CCB
Roofing contracts and the CCB
The CCB, or the Construction Contractors Board is located in Oregon and you can find out if a contractor is licensed through them on their website. They also help consumers with complaints and issues. When considering a roofing contractor in the Portland area, the CCB offers some tips to help ens...
Home & Garden - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:51:58
21. Should I get a roof re-cover or tear off?
Should I get a roof re-cover or tear off?
When it is time for a new roof, homeowners may have an option as to whether they would rather tear off the old roof, or to re-cover the old. If the current roofing material is composition material, you have the option to simply re-cover. If, however, you are changing from one material to another,...
Home & Garden - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 06:37:58
22. How to Avoid Roof Repair
How to Avoid Roof Repair
Even something as simple as a leaky roof can cost, on average, about $650. That price reflects a 10' x 10' patch of roof. Needless to say, roof repair can be expensive, but it can also be avoided in many cases. Simple (or for some, not so simple) maintenance can mean the difference between a smal...
Home & Garden - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 06:37:33
23. Roof Cleaning
Everyday people walk in and out of their homes a countless number of times. How many times do we look up at our roof? Not too many times. There it is, protecting us from weather, the elements, and nature that we would just as soon stay outside. Yet, many people never even think of the roof until ...
home-and-garden - Mon, 11 Feb 2013 15:33:58
24. Portland Roof Cleaning
One of the wonderful benefits of living in the beautiful Northwest is the abundance of flora and fauna with which we are surrounded. Unfortunately, the debris from our towering evergreen trees and from those gorgeous flowering broad-leaf trees creates a very real - and potentially expensive - pro...
home-and-garden - Wed, 30 Jan 2013 12:01:52
25. Year Round Pest Control
In the United States, there are more species of insects than any other organism, including plants and trees. That's just the insects. Throw in the rodents, moles, other bugs, and snakes, and you can see the scope of the pest control problem. In some regions, such as the Pacific Northwest, and the...
home-and-garden - Wed, 30 Jan 2013 06:13:04
26. Portland Pest Control
Snakes, insects, even rodents try to find shelter in the fall and winter months. Unfortuately, they can make theri way into homes, where they nest and multiply very rapidly. Pest control products sell very well, but not necessarily because they solve the problem. No one wants pests moving in unin...
home-and-garden - Wed, 30 Jan 2013 05:55:31

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