Exterior Features to Double Check During Your Next Home Tour

For potential homebuyers, the days of leisurely touring weekend open houses are on hold. Even as coronavirus restrictions begin to lift, virtual tours are still happening, and buyers and agents are being selective about in-person showings.



a close up of a flower garden in front of a house: Here are some exterior features you don’t want to miss.


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Here are some exterior features you don’t want to miss.

If you’re relying on video footage or trying to get in and out of a property quickly, it’s easy to focus on the interior and forget that there’s a world outside that needs to be explored. Here are some exterior features you don’t want to miss.

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Driveways and walkways

While a long, tree-lined driveway is picturesque, remember that it is also the homeowners responsibility to clear that snow. If hours of snowblowing every year doesn’t appeal to you, you may want to rethink a long driveway in Michigan.

And check the condition of both the driveway and walkways.

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The best exterior paint of 2020: Behr, KILZ, Glidden, and more

  • Exterior paint has to stand up to a whole lot of punishment, from rain to sun to snow to wind to mud and so much more.
  • So before you pick exterior paint colors, make sure you pick a brand you can trust.
  • Behr Premium Plus Satin Enamel Exterior Paint is our top choice thanks to its celebrated durability and great color options.

The most challenging decision you’ll have to make when selecting an exterior paint has nothing to do with the type of paint, and everything to do with the color (or colors). And friend, I’m not going touch that issue with a ten foot pole. Picking the best paint colors for your property is a process that involves time, effort, and the occasional marriage counselor. So good luck with that, and send me pictures once it’s all over and done with.

What I can do, however, is recommend a

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Exterior Painter Mornington Peninsula – Urban Tones Painters – Exterior Painter Mornington Peninsula – Exterior Painting Mornington Peninsula


Exterior Painter Mornington Peninsula – Urban Tones Painters

Are you looking for a reliable, professional and affordable exterior painter within the Mornington Peninsula? Our painters are Urban Tones Painters are here to help. We are the professional exterior painters who strive to achieve your painting dreams for your Mornington Peninsula property.

At Urban Tones Painters we have over 20 years of exterior painting experience within the Mornington Peninsula area. Our painters are professionally trained and use only the latest in painting technology and materials to ensure a seamless exterior painting solution for your Mornington Peninsula property.

Being a local business on the Mornington Peninsula, we understand the needs of our clients by providing high quality painting solutions at low prices. Whether you are looking for exterior painting, interior painting or speciality painting solutions we are the painting experts within the Mornington Peninsula.

If you are

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Dreamy Paintings by Jacob Brostrup Layer Interior and Exterior Scenes into Surreal Composites



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“Out of the Swamp,” oil on canvas, 130 x 140 centimeters. All images © Jacob Brostrup

Danish artist Jacob Brostrup (previously) beautifully blurs the organic and domestic in his enchanting scenes of soaked floorboards and branches that jut from every corner. What could be a reason to phone a contractor in real life, the downed trees and pooling water in the artist’s oil paintings create a fictional universe in which nature and humanity exist simultaneously in the same space. Each artwork is filled with an incredible number of realistic details that pattern armchairs and provide moss its fuzzy texture.

In a statement, Brostrup referred to his vivid works as “a sampling of snapshots, of hidden glimpse(s) of the past, of other cultures, of the movement of everyday life… There are layers upon layers; a fusion of sensory impressions.” His process begins with a

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2020 Sure-Trac 8.5×20′ Landscape Pro Enclosed Trailer 9900# GVW * WHITE EXTERIOR * 2X6″ PLANK FLOOR * EXTENDED TONGUE * 5200# TORSION * INTEGRATED KNIFE EDGE * STEEL WORKBENCH * EXTENDED TONGUE * ADJUSTABLE COUPLER * DROP LEG JACK * HD GUSSETS/REINFORCEME | Best Choice Trailers & RVs

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Perfect trailer for the everyday landscaper, this unit is geared towards you. Many commercial landscapers end up in a car hauler, but this is set up with an everyday user in mind with additional features, framing, and some user friendly touches.

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FEATURES
3 Year Structural Limited Warranty
6’6″ Interior Height
3/4″ Engineered Wood Flooring
Fully Cured Undercoating
Polyethylene Vapor Barrier
Aluminum Door Hold Back
3″ Exterior Trim
LED Interior Dome Lights
Aluminum Wheels
Color Matched Screws
Easy Lube Hubs
Torsion Axles
15″ Radial Tires

Adjustable Coupler
7K Dropleg Jack
X-Braced Walls and Gussets on Wall Posts and Corner Gussets
12″ On-Center C-Channel Cross Members
16″ On-Center Tube Roof

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Chicago Exterior Contractor – Globe Exteriors

CHICAGO EXTERIOR CONTRACTOR

GLOBE EXTERIORS, INC.

Globe Exteriors is a family owned and operated business serving the construction needs for over 20 years. As a trusted name in Illinois, we are devoted to provide the most professional workmanship, using only respected name brand product lines. We work on all Illinois and south Wisconsin area. We are fully licensed and insured.
Our company is a complete Chicago exterior contractor specialists. We specialize in exterior work: siding, gutter installation, windows & doors, roofing, painting and decking. We do new, custom homes, remodeling, renovating and work with insurance repairs.
We are capable of handling at the same time single and multi complex houses, town homes, custom homes, offices and warehouses.
Our commitment is quality work on all our projects. As a Chicago exterior contractor, we ensure this commitment by personally overseeing each and every project we undertake. Our clients are provided with an

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Brush of Color Interior & Exterior Painting

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Finding the right painters for your job can be as tedious as finding a needle in a haystack. When it comes to professional painting services, you want painters in Delaware who are going to provide excellent service. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, we take pride in our work and are a set of skilled professionals who will deliver what you need every time. We are flexible and are among the best Delaware painters in the area. House painters near me are a dime a dozen. If you’re looking for painters in the Delaware area, look no further. We provide painting services for the interior of your home, the exterior, cabinets and any other surface that needs painting. We do it all, big or small. No job is too challenging for our team of professionals. Painters in

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RR-1104: Hygrothermal Analysis of Exterior Rockwool Insulation

Introduction

Many concerns, including the rising cost of energy, climate change concerns, and demands for increased comfort, have led to the desire for increased insulation levels in many new and existing buildings. Building codes are being modified to require higher levels of thermal control during almost every revision. The manner in which additional thermal insulation is added to framed wall assemblies is critical to their durability when considered over time.

This report is an extension of a previous analysis study titled “High R Walls for the Pacific Northwest – A Hygrothermal Analysis of Various Exterior Wall Systems”, conducted by BSC for Walsh Construction, dated June 1, 2010 that examined the predicted thermal and hygrothermal performance of 17 different wall assemblies in Portland Oregon.1

As part of the initial study, four wall assemblies constructed using various thicknesses of exterior XPS insulation were analyzed. For this report, the results from the

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Sheathing Exterior Walls | HomeTips

Most new walls need sheathing to strengthen them, to act as a nailing base for siding, and/or to boost insulation. Existing walls usually do not require sheathing unless you are stripping off the old siding and applying a different type that calls for sheathing. Be sure to check the siding manufacturer’s directions and local codes to determine whether sheathing is required. For help with sheathing siding, you may want to get quotes from local siding contractors.

Plywood sheathing is often the material of choice because of its strength and ease of handling.

There are two types of sheathing: structural and nonstructural.

Structural Sheathing

This type is integral to the house’s framing. It ties together wall studs, contributing shear strength and rigidity and forming a solid nailing base for siding materials. Most structural sheathings do not add much insulation value.

Common structural sheathings include plywood, oriented strand board (OSB), wafer board,

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