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What Are the Warning Signs to Replace Your Attic Pull-Down Ladder?

Posted by Sarah Pearson on

What Are the Warning Signs to Replace Your Attic Pull-Down Ladder?

An attic pull-down ladder is extremely dangerous and should be replaced immediately if any of these signs exist: The string that pulls down the ladder has broken or frayed. The string that pulls down the ladder may break with regular use, especially if it is made out of an abrasive material like nylon cord. If there are signs of wear at the top, this is another example of a sign that requires replacement. Sometimes people will wrap their own replacement strings around the pull down mechanism, but experts recommend that you go to a hardware store for materials before attempting...

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The Best 3 Ways to a Great Basement

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The Best 3 Ways to a Great Basement

Most of us have a basement for extra storage or even for an extra room. However, we don’t always use this space, because of the fact that the basement is normally not the best looking place, and needs some TLC before you can really start using the basement as another room. For those, who really want to improve the look of your basement, to be able to start using it better, here’s some of the best three ways to a better, and great basement. Upgrading the stairs The one thing that’s really important is the stairs to the basement. The...

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Revitalizing Your Home!

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Revitalizing Your Home!

Homes have personalities. They contain a certain air about them that really draws us in. In buying a house we look for a home that will be functional and that we can show off. Something that really says, “Look at me!” The trends are always changing and some personalities like the older trends, while others like the newer. Finding a perfect situation is always hard and leads to you giving up some of your demands. Fortunately, once you buy a house you can make whatever changes you want! That is where the real fun begins! You can change the wallpaper,...

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Attic Lifts for Garage May Be the Solution to Storage Problems

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Attic Lifts for Garage May Be the Solution to Storage Problems

There are few things that will always cause problems in society. One of those, the compilation of stuff. We like to buy things, make things and decorate everything we own to match our personalities. You start with the bare minimum that fits in one bedroom and escalate to an entire house. When you get married and have kids, the list of stuff just continues to grow. There seems to be no end in sight to the insurmountable amount of personal attributes. As it continues, we run into the problem of where to put everything.Is it going to be put in...

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Easy Steps to Replace Your Attic Ladder

Posted by Darren Hundt on

Easy Steps to Replace Your  Attic Ladder

1. Prepare the Existing Opening Remove all of the trim surrounding the existing opening using a hammer. Attach temporary support boards to keep the ladder secure for removal. 2. Remove Existing Attic Stairs *Tip- Tie ladder sections together to keep them from separating during removal. Remove the existing attic stairs with a reciprocating saw. 3. Inspect the Opening Inspect the opening and make sure all of the fasteners and any previous blocking are removed. The opening must meet a minimum structural requirement of a 2x6 header and joist system with a rough opening larger than the attic stairs. 4. Attach Temporary...

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