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When The Thunder Rolls

justin brotton - Sunday, June 11, 2017

Well it’s that time again (Spring) Tornado Season in “TornadoAlley”. Where only the best meteorologist get jobs and only the best tornado shelters and storm shelters will do. In this blog chapter I will present many reasons why you need a storm shelter or a tornado shelter and where the best place to get them. Ok first off ,the reason why you need a storm/tornado shelter in Oklahoma or some call “the middle of Tornadoalley” is because you guessed it Tornado’s. Now tornados in general pretty cool to watch you know on T.V. but very dangerous in person. They have super high winds they can get rain wrapped and then you can’t even see them they just destroy everything in their path. Some are rated high as in super deadly and some might just blow the trees around in your yard but all tornados should be taken seriously and you guessed it I know the best way to protect yourself from any tornado with a tornado shelter and the best place to get one well that’s easy from the great people at Storm Shelters Direct they have many sizes for your needs and different kinds depending on if you want it in your garage or in the back yard and cost well they are very reasonable and can you really put a price on protection nope it’s a necessity and so you got to have it. Now here is the web site to the best place for more information,  www.StormSheltersDirect.net .

Tornado helmets

justin brotton - Sunday, June 11, 2017

“Here’s the stairs and under here we have a box with our tornado supplies; water, blankets, some snacks...” I’m saying this to the babysitter last year while the impeding storm heads into Oklahoma. I really didn’t have a fear of the weather, but I wanted the kids and the babysitter to be safe while we go on date night.“Where’s the helmets?” she

asked.“Umm…” I think. I’ve never thought I needed helmets for the kids. So I dig around the garage and find ONE bicycle helmet. We have two kids. “I guess one kid will be safe.” as I hand her the helmet.Nothing more that rain hit the house THAT night, but I did change my mind about being weather prepared.This year we have a Storm Shelters Direct tornado shelter installed in the garage with TWO helmets inside. We are weather prepared and now both kids will be safe.

For More information go to Storm Shelters Direct

Q. How Important is Plumbing to My Kitchen or Bath Remodel?

justin brotton - Monday, March 20, 2017

by Margo Waldrop

 

A. Plumbing is a crucial aspect of a kitchen or bath remodel. Keeping your pipes up to date with your new appliances helps maintain the quality of your remodel. Also, updating your old pipes may be wise if there is corrosion or consistent leaks beneath your sinks or behind your refrigerator.

And while plumbing does up your price tag, it is the foundation for a proper remodel. Especially if new appliances are being installed.

Fortunately, a lot of the time, you can use your existing plumbing pipes and locations. Bathrooms are easy to design around existing plumbing work, such as toilets, sinks and tubs. If you are doing an actual structural remodel, then reworking the pipes may be needed. Oftentimes during a bathroom remodel, reconfiguring the way the tub and sinks are situated is an important component of the design. If your family of five doesn’t work well within a 4 X 6 bathroom, then expanding that space is very important. This makes adjusting your pipe outlets well worth the time and expense.

Kitchen remodels are more forgiving. Oftentimes a new kitchen design can easily be constructed around existing plumbing outlets. If you can save that time and money by keeping your sink and refrigerator in the same spot, then do it. It will only take a little imagination on your designer’s part to maintain the functionality of your new kitchen. This allows you to put your money toward needed upgrades such as a new sink, plumbing fixtures and dishwasher.

Optimizing your remodel budget doesn’t take a genius, but it does take thoughtful planning and prioritizing. If you can adjust your design to accommodate the current location of your pipes, then by all means, save that money and put it where it is needed. If you can’t, no worries. In the end, you will be grateful that your new kitchen or bath fits the needs of your family.

 

Five Conditions That an Improperly Ventilated Attic Can Create for Your Home

justin brotton - Friday, March 10, 2017

by Margo Waldrop

Did you know that proper attic ventilation is crucial to the efficiency of your home? Attic ventilation is a system of properly placed exhaust and intake vents that create a strong air flow to release heat and moisture from your attic. Without a properly designed system, moisture and heat build-up can wreak havoc on your home by creating the following conditions in your attic:

Condensation accumulation that affects the ability of nails to retain their hold, and also causes the roof deck to swell and possibly buckle over time.

Moisture build-up that reduces the effectiveness of your insulation and can lead to wood rot, mold and mildew. This in-turn, reduces the air quality inside of the home.

Roofing shingles that become distorted and deteriorate prematurely from heat or moisture.

Extensive heat build-up with temperatures able to reach over 140 degrees.

Attic heat that radiates into living areas, causing air conditioners and appliances to work harder. This inflates the homes energy bills as well.

This is why correct attic ventilation plays such a crucial role in the efficiency and durability of your home. Ever-changing weather conditions also affect attic functionality by the toll they take on roofing materials. Have your attic and roof inspected regularly to check for signs of moisture or heat build-up. Since roofs are the first barrier to protect your home from the elements, they should always be in tip-top shape. By maintaining a proper attic-ventilation system you can extend the life of your roof and ensure a more energy efficient home.

for more information please go to http://www.okroofing.net
 





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