Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Three Reasons to Upgrade Your Garage Door

Replacing your old garage door may not be on the top of your to-do list; however, it’s surprising how much a new door can change the look of your home. There are several reasons to upgrade your garage door including function and style. Here are three great reasons to take the plunge and replace your garage door today.

Safety
One of the most important reasons to replace your old garage door is safety. If your current door doesn’t close all the way, gets jammed when operating, or has any other faulty symptoms, it’s definitely time to get a new door. Your garage keeps costly possessions safe including vehicles, tools, and bikes. Don’t procrastinate replacing your door any longer. A new garage door that securely protects your valuables is incalculable. 

Curb Appeal Another great reason to install a new garage door is curb appeal. Based on size, your garage door likely demands a lot of attention at the front of your home. If your door is bent or faded, your home tends to look worn and outdated. Garage door sales Denton TX have numerous options to fit any budget and style. A professional company can help you select and install a door that properly fits and complements the style of your home.

Awesome Accessories 
A third reason to update your garage door is accessories. In past years, if the power went out you were left having to manually open your garage door. Newer garage doors have battery back-up built in to them so you’re not left in a bind. Some models of garage door openers even allow you to use your smartphone to operate the door from any location. The safety and convenience of newer garage doors simply makes the cost of installation worth it.

Safety, curb appeal and awesome accessories are three reasons you should consider updating your garage door.


Monday, June 24, 2019

Are Spiders Dangerous?

While there’s no doubt that spiders are feared by many, are these small eight-legged creatures actually dangerous? Everyone has heard horror stories of people who have suffered serious effects from spider bites, and there it’s no secret that many types of spiders release venom any time they sink their fangs into their prey. Here is some useful information on the spiders you might encounter in your home and whether or not you need to be worried. 

Venomous Spiders 
One of the first questions people ask when spotting a spider nearby is whether or not it is venomous. The reality is that except for a few unique species of spiders, almost all spiders have venom. However, very few spiders have venom strong enough to hurt humans or even cause any pain. Additionally, many spider species are very docile and will only attack a predator, such as a human, if they feel threatened. It’s unlikely that a spider will try to bite you unless you are trying to move it from your home, which is why it can be helpful to have a spider pest control company do it for you. It is also smart to be especially cautious around spiders if you have a known allergy to spiders, have very young children, or are ill. 

Dangerous Species 
While bites from common species such as the hobo spider or wolf spider can cause minor pain and swelling, they hardly warrant a trip to the emergency room and will heal rather quickly. In America, the only two types of potentially dangerous spider species to look out for is the brown recluse and the black widow. The black widow is easily identifiable by the red dot or hourglass on the back of its black body. A brown recluse can range in color from a light tan to a very dark brown or gray. It has markings that resemble a violin.


Why June Weddings Are So Popular

To be a June bride is something that a woman may have dreamed of becoming. There must be something in the month of June that makes many couples want to marry in this month. But did you know that marrying in June traditionally goes way back into the Roman times?

Juno, The Goddess of Marriage
Yes, you read it right: the Roman era. It is believed that the goddess Juno, for which the month name June is derived from, protects women throughout their lives, that includes of course (!) marriage and childbirth, two important milestones in a woman's life.

Floral Scents Cover the Stench
Ever wonder what the bouquet of flowers is for? In the Medieval times, hygiene is not practiced in the way we know it now and bath soaps are a luxury that is difficult to have. There were only annual baths where one gets to thoroughly bathe. This is usually done in May or June, which means brides are still relatively fresh in the month of June. They carry along with them a bouquet of flowers, which are thankfully abundant in the month of June, to mask their body odor just in case.

Beautiful Weather
Practically speaking, for those of us living in the northern hemisphere, June is a perfect time to get married because it is the time when summertime kicks in. You have a higher chance of getting a beautiful weather. Add to that the longer days in June, which means you can also utilize outdoor space to the fullest.

So these are some reasons why many tend to marry in June. Do you know any other reasons? Be sure to add them in the comment section!


Thursday, June 20, 2019

How To Protect Your Oriental Rug

Oriental rugs represent an investment much like antiques. Like a fine wine, these rugs get better and tend to hold or increase their value over time. Most Oriental rugs are made from durable wool fibers, and a good quality rug will last a lifetime if taken care of properly.

Whether you opt to grace your floors with Nepal bamboo silk or handmade Pakistani rugs, the uniqueness of Oriental rugs can add a touch of cozy elegance to any home. They do require some maintenance, though.

Clean It
To refresh your rug’s surface, use a sponge or cloth and cold water to wipe it down. This helps remove surface dust and restores the fabric. If you have a spill, spot clean at once. Use a dry cloth to dab the stained area. Avoid using soap or other cleaning products at all times. They can damage the rug’s fabric.

Rotate It
If your rug is positioned in an area that gets a lot of traffic, you should rotate it regularly to avoid excessive wear and tear. Rotating your rug can also prevent fading in spots receiving direct sunlight.

Flip It
The fringes on most rugs can easily tangle. If this happens, do not comb out the fringes. This can damage natural fibers. Simply flip over and shake the rug to naturally straighten out the fringe.

Vacuum It
Regularly vacuum your rug. This not only cleans the rug but keeps the fabric from packing down in areas that get a lot of walking. A good vacuuming will restore the rug’s luster.

Hang It
Mold and mildew can form when moisture builds up on your rug. To help prevent this build-up, hang your rug outside for a few hours to let it air out. This also reduces odors that might latch on to the rug. You should do this a couple of times a year.

Oriental rugs are a big investment and should be treated as such. Proper care will help ensure your rug keeps its value over time.


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