Bringing the Past with You

Moving from one coast to another has been an interesting experience. I moved with my husband because he’s in the military. We’ve moved around a lot, but not to the west coast until now. I’ve missed all of the homes that we’ve been in, and all of the wonderful people that we’ve met along the way. In our last home before moving, there were these amazing wood shutters on the windows. The new home we moved into didn’t have them, so I had to find a company that would be able to install them.

I did some searching for local shutter companies and found one that would come to my home to do take some measurements and do some consulting for free.…

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Discreet Rodent Control Experts

When you need to call in a local pest control services provider, please don’t be embarrassed. Pests are a fact of life.

At Pest Control Berkshire, sensitive to the dread that clients feel about vermin pest control, they wear unmarked uniforms and drive plain vehicles; they pride themselves on discretion.

Local pest controllers from leading firms have the most effective and pocket friendly solutions, health and safety knowledge, pest related expertise and experience. Rodent control is a key focus area for pest control specialists because the populations are increasing to staggering numbers. It is estimated that there are over 15 million rats in the UK and Berkshire, Hampshire and Wiltshire have their fair share to contend with.

Rodents are opportunists who appreciate access to a warm, safe home, food and water, rather like us.

Vermin Pest Control Requires Quick Strategic Thinking

The Brown Rat, Black Rat and the House Mouse are common problems in the UK.

House Mice, Mus Domesticus, are active throughout the year and are distinguishable by their large eyes and ears and small feet. They are 7-10cm in length plus a similar length tail and they can weigh anywhere from 12-30 grams. They particularly enjoy cereals and eat around 3 grams of food per day. They reach maturity by 12 weeks and have up to 8 litters per year of up to 16 babies.

The Brown Rat, Rattus Norvegicus, also called the Norway Rat, is a common pest but rest assured, it was the Black Rat, Rattus Rattus, which carried the plague. The Brown Rat is the only kind that lives in sewers.

Approximately 40cm in length, the tail is shorter than its sturdy body.  This rat has a blunt nose and small ears. They will eat up to 30 grams of food, whatever they can gather, …

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They Delivered the Best Shutters

I knew that I wanted new shutters, but I was not sure where to get them at. One of the national home improvement stores was having a sale on them, but I was not convinced that they were the best option for me. It concerned me that they said they could have them installed in less than a week’s time, because that just made me suspect they were not going to use quality materials, favoring a quick turnaround instead. A friend suggested I look at plantation shutters, a local family owned company that provides quality shutters, and I am so glad that she did.

When I went to their website, I first looked at the different types of shutters they had. I was immediately impressed with what I saw, and I knew that I wanted to know more about this company. I looked at their history, and I also looked at their FAQ page. I did both of these things because this was a major purchase and I wanted to make sure that everything was on the level before proceeding with a company I had never dealt with before.…

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Prolong Your Metal Roofing with These Tips

Metal is a long-lasting material you can use for your roofing system. It has been proven to outlast any other material even under normal conditions. Plus, metal roofing requires low maintenance. But, that does not mean you no longer need to take care of it. Your roof’s lifespan will still depend on how you maintain it. You can consult Metal Master Shop to check your metal roofing system for signs of damages. If you like, you can also follow the tips below:

  1. Your metal roof should be free from tree and shrub abrasions.

Tree and shrub abrasions might be the most difficult thing to avoid at times. However, you have to know that scratches can damage the metal roof’s finish. Furthermore, the uncontrollable wind motion and other external factors can also cause damage to the roof itself. As a solution, you need to regularly trim the trees and keep it at a safe distance from your roof.

  1. You need to prevent accumulation of dust and debris.

It is true that snow and rain can rinse the dust, leaves, and other debris on your roof. However, their efficiency depends on the orientation of your roof. Some roof structures require extra effort and time as they are difficult to clean. You can either use an extendable cleaning brush or water from a hose to remove fallen debris.  You just have to be careful in applying force when cleaning, so you won’t damage the roof.

  1. Keep foot traffic at a minimum.

Metal roofs are durable and sturdy, and they can support a reasonable amount of weight and foot traffic. As a matter of fact, stepping on them is required while doing the installation process. However, foot traffic should be done at a minimum in order to avoid unnecessary damages on the roof. An …

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