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According to the U.S. Geological survey, copper ranks as the third most widely consumed metal on earth and one of the first metals used by man.When used in the kitchen, it can provide both an industrial and an old world look.Like other metals copper develops a patina over time , and its bright lu...
01/29/2009
Pewter, an alloy that is mostly tin, resembles zinc in that it is naturallt gray in appearance.When pewter developes a patina, it becomes a deep gray.Like zinc, pewter counters can create a distinctly European style as their use is more prevalent there pewter is the softest of these metals meanin...
01/29/2009
ZINC is a discrete element, whereas stainless steel, pewater, and bronze are alloys. An ordinary gray color, zinc is known as a countertop material for seaford and oyster bars in Europe.Seams are welded and should be ground flush, but they are often visible due to color variations among zinc shee...
01/28/2009
Here is some good information I received on metal counter tops. The popularity of metal-countertop materials has grown considerably over the years.All of them offer homeowner friendly benefits.They're all easy to keep clean and are relatively resilient when treated with care.However, none are ine...
01/27/2009
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CHOOSING THE RIGHT LOCATION The first crucial design decision for a walk in closet is its location relative to other features of the bedroom.there are seven principles that you should consider. and although it's not always possible to satisfy all of them, the more the better. Create a good circul...
01/26/2009
NEW- CEDARBOARDS XL SINGLE 7'' CLAPBOARD joins the Cedarboard family.Both the double 6'' XL and single 7'' XL are 16'8'' and can significantly reduce seams.They come in 12 colors and work with traditional length panels.You get the same great features and benefits from both the traditional and lon...
01/23/2009
Certainteed Siding has brought some great products to the building industry over the years, which include Cedar Impressions, Northwoods, Cedarboards, Monogram,& Restoration Millwork.Cedar Impressions Naturals offer the most autnentic wood look in the industry.the three colors . cedar blend, rusti...
01/23/2009
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This is a nice piece of info to pass on to your clients in real estate, as it will effect the sale of there homes. Between 1965 and 1973, aluminum wiring was used to install electrical branch circuits in about 1.5 million homes in the U.S.Subsequent fires in some of these homes were attributed to...
01/22/2009
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IF too little outdoor air enters a home, pollutants can accumulate to levels that can pose health and comfort problems. Unless they are built with special mechanical means of ventilation, homes that are designed and constructed to minimize the amount of outdoor air that can ''leak'' into and out ...
01/21/2009
Indoor air pollution sources that release gases or particles into the air are the primary cause of indoor air quality problems in homes.Inadequate ventilation can increase indoor pollutant levels by not bringing in enough outdoor air to dilute emissions from indoor sources and by not carring indo...
01/20/2009
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