Monthly Archives: July 2019

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Architectural Roofing Shingles

Since the introduction of new roofing materials, architects, builders and homeowners are constantly in search for versatile and inexpensive shingles with combined aesthetic value of traditional roofing materials such as cedar and shakes. Construction manufacturers reacted to this demand by coming up with mounting array of architectural roofing shingles.

Nowadays, an increasing number of residential owners prefer architectural roofing shingles for their exceptional looks and increased longevity, all without the additional cost of their original counterparts.

Architectural roofing shingles add a new dimension in the appearance of your home, by conveying more character to your roof finish. To fully realize its effect, notice how houses with architectural roofing shingles stand out from the rest. In most cases, these types of shingles are expected to last between 25 to 35 years of secure shelter.

However, the main drawback of architectural roofing shingles is their susceptibility to algae and mildew especially when wet leaves or debris start to build up in your roof. If you live in an area with a rather typically wet climate, then it’s best to consider purchasing shingles that have copper in it.

Most architectural roofing shingles have random pattern that makes it much easier for roofers to layout the standard 3-tab kind. Traditional shingles have to be lined up properly else the roof would have a haphazard and wavy appearance. On the other hand, the surface of architectural roofing shingles obscures the shape of the shingles and provides the desired appearance. This means that installation time would practically be cut in half.

For most manufacturers, the product warranties that usually come with architectural shingles have become effective marketing tools in persuading customers to purchase their products. These warranties would help you cover any repair or replacement cost should you encounter any problem with your roof all too soon. But you should keep in mind that in purchasing architectural shingles, you have to choose the best brand not just because they offer the best warranty but more importantly they are the best in the industry in terms of quality. Just because some products that offers warranty that says you are covered for 50 years doesn’t necessary follow that it would last that long. Warranties are very tricky and often have gaping loopholes, so don’t count on getting a new roof for free. Keep in mind that the cost of buying a new roof, no matter how cheap it may be is still a lot.

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When cleaning windows it’s not always what you see is what you get! Some window cleaning chemicals won’t leave streaks right away but after a good drying period a dull film will start to appear. This usually occurs if the window cleaning solution has added chemicals that won’t evaporate and are left as a residue on the glass.

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When cleaning windows it’s not always what you see is what you get! Some window cleaning chemicals won’t leave streaks right away but after a good drying period a dull film will start to appear. This usually occurs if the window cleaning solution has added chemicals that won’t evaporate and are left as a residue on the glass. When purchasing a good window cleaning chemical or solution it is usually best to purchase products that are ammonia based. Ammonia based products will evaporate quickly and not leave any residue. Concentrated glass cleaners are great for use in climates where the temperature changes, especially if you are using them outdoors. A concentrated glass cleaner can be diluted with the correct amount of water for the amount of moisture in the air and the ambient temperature. Mix in more water for hot and dry climates and less water for cooler moist climates. By using this method you can really cut down on those window streaks.

Another good tool to use when cleaning windows is a window squeegee. Window squeegees don’t leave lint and can quickly remove any cleaning solution from your glass. Window squeegees come in many sizes and styles. For residential window cleaning a disposable window squeegee is the way to go. Disposable window squeegees do a great job and are very economical. When the rubber squeegee blade starts to break down and disintegrate just throw it away, and purchase a new one. Professional window cleaners and janitorial personal are likely to use a professional window squeegee with a replaceable squeegee blade. On these types of squeegees when the rubber blade starts to disintegrate you can just replace the rubber, retaining the original handle and channel. Professional window squeegee handles are made from many different materials such as stainless steel, plastic and brass. Brass will usually hold up better than other materials and won’t rust. Window squeegees come in many sizes ranging from 12 inches to four feet. Some companies have tried to produce window squeegees over four feet but they are too hard to control and are too heavy for one person to use. Most professional window squeegees come in three sections, the squeegee handle, the squeegee channel, and the squeegee blade.

Window washers are great for cleaning stains on windows such as bugs, bird droppings, and tar. Window washers are basically a semi abrasive towel attached to a handle and shaped like a window squeegee. The pad or towel on a window washer is usually made from cotton enclosed in a nylon net. The nylon netting is made to quickly remove the toughest of stains.

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About 80% of all visitors to your website are using computers that are capable of using both audio and video presentations.
You could use audio in your marketing by adding a button that allows website visitors to hear your actual voice along with your photo.
You can demonstrate your passion for your product, service or your money back guarantee through your voice.
Potential customers will feel that their experience has been more personable. This allows them to feel more comfortable with you

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In today’s marketing world, it seems that almost any topic is open for debate. While I was gathering facts for this article, I was quite surprised to find some of the issues I thought were cut and dryed are actually still being openly discussed when it comes to audio and internet marketing.

About 80% of all visitors to your website are using computers that are capable of using both audio and video presentations.
You could use audio in your marketing by adding a button that allows website visitors to hear your actual voice along with your photo.
You can demonstrate your passion for your product, service or your money back guarantee through your voice.
Potential customers will feel that their experience has been more personable. This allows them to feel more comfortable with your company, services, and products.
And the effect of this safe feeling is increased customer sales!
Marketing With Website Audio

How can you put a limit on learning more? The next section may contain that one little bit of wisdom that changes everything.

Use audio in marketing Specials, seminars and teleconferences. Short excerpts about upcoming events or sales can make your event or sale even more appealing. Snippets from past seminars can whet visitors appetites for more.

Add interest to your site by adding audio tips or tricks you use in your own words. Also try to offer access to previous tips and tricks you use yourself.

You can use Audio postcards. You can include audio invitations and testimonials as links in email sent to clients and prospects.
Try to arrange audio testimonials, invite your customers and clients to express their satisfaction with their purchases from you.
Audio postcards are a great way to stay in contact with your clients and prospects with an announcement of an upcoming product or service.

Also use website audio to allow visitors to playback long events, like seminars or teleconferences.

When you add audio to your website, allow your visitors to have control. Don’t begin playing your message when the webpage loads. Invite the visitors to Click Here to hear your voice. Keep your messages as short and concise as possible.
And try to avoid scripts for your introductions and guarantees. Deliver them in your own words as conversationally as possible.
Web audio is no longer a thing of the future it is here right now. It is an affordable and easy feature that can set you and your business apart from the competition and help communicate your message with added impact.

Knowing enough about marketing to make solid, informed choices cuts down on the fear factor. If you apply what you’ve just learned about marketing with website audio, you should have nothing to worry about.

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Affordable Roofing

These days, with the unending evolution and innovation of various products and technology, construction and renovation have eventually become household terms. Why? Because the development of newer and user-friendly products and construction materials provided the convenience of just doing the labor by yourself, without hiring masons and construction workers to do the job. And that includes roofing and roofing repairs. There now have been easy ways of doing self-installation roofing. Because of this, too, construction companies have come up with ideas to produce quality but affordable roofing.

One of the roofing companies to provide affordable roofing products and services is Affordable Roofing, Co. Founded in January, 1980 by roofers Bill Wade and Bill Triscila, the company aspires to give the best but affordable roofing services to homes. Their mission is to treat every home as if it were their own and install every customer’s roof as if it were their own property. Its corporate office is located at 1500 Dearborn Avenue, Aurora, IL 60505. The company is a member of Better Business Bureau, Midwest Roofing Contractors Association, and National Roofing Contractors Association.

Affordable Roofing, Co. offers different company services that would accommodate customer’s roofing needs and other renovation works. The business initially began fixing leaks and later evolved with more products and services. Customers can enroll in their Maintenance Programs where they can be assured of continuous roofing care. This applies to new roofing installations and existing ones. If you are planning on buying or building a home or putting up a commercial building, you can hire the company’s roofing professionals who will take care of conducting the estimates for your roofing system (e.g. the estimated number of roofs to be used, estimated cost, etc.) and checking how small or huge the renovation will be for the roofing. This falls under their Inspection Services which help budget saving customers squeeze the cost of possible renovations and installations for new establishments. Along with this is their Tear-off and Reroof services where the roofing experts actually evaluate and design each roofing project according to the customer’s budget and taste.

These are basically the services catered by Affordable Roofing, Co. Other additional services would include skylights, gutters, insulation, coatings, and ventilation work. These are but necessary to enhance the roofing structure and framework of your home. The company is committed to give only excellent and reasonably priced roofing service to your homes and their aspiration to see every home sheltered comfortably in well-constructed frameworks.

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Sooner or later, almost every mattress ends up with a stain. While it’s true that only the person who changes the bed will see whether or not the mattress is stained, ignoring the stain won’t make it go away. You can learn how to clean mattress stains using either commercial products or things you probably have in your kitchen.

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Sooner or later, almost every mattress ends up with a stain. While it’s true that only the person who changes the bed will see whether or not the mattress is stained, ignoring the stain won’t make it go away. You can learn how to clean mattress stains using either commercial products or things you probably have in your kitchen. After any stain removal, place a dryer sheet on the mattress before covering it with the bottom sheet to neutralize any odors and keep it smelling fresh. Here are some techniques for how to clean mattress stains of various types.

General mattress cleaning

For stains of an unknown nature, spray a citrus based cleaning product on the soiled area and let it stand for approximately five minutes to penetrate the stain. Using a clean white absorbent cloth, blot the area, pressing down firmly without rubbing for 30 seconds. Repeat this blotting process until the area is dry and odor free. Citrus based cleaning products may be used on almost any type of mattress stain.

As an alternative, you can use a mild dish detergent for spot cleaning. Blot the stain with the detergent and wipe it clean with a damp sponge.

Cigarette odor removal

In addition to the risk of starting a fire, the problem with smoking in bed is that cigarette odors can penetrate absorbent materials such as mattresses deeper than the surface area that can effectively be cleaned. If you’re not ready to replace your mattress, you need to find out how to remove this smell. Working in sections, use the citrus cleaner technique specified above. Repeat the cleaning and blotting process on each section of the mattress until the whole thing is dry and odor free.

Baking soda is another option. Sprinkle the whole top of the mattress with baking soda and leave it there overnight to absorb and neutralize the odors. In the morning, vacuum the powder off.

Removing mold and mildew stains and odors

Cleaning mold and mildew from mattresses is a difficult, especially if they have penetrated deep inside the mattress. Since mold and mildew are caused by moisture, it might be beneficial to run a dehumidifier, heater or air conditioner in the room periodically to take the dampness out of the air to prevent mold and mildew from attacking the mattress.

Another alternative for how to clean mattress stains caused by mold and mildew is to take the mattress outside on a sunny day. Sweep off all visible mold and mildew and then vacuum the mattress with a heavy duty vacuum cleaner. Allow the sun to shine on the mattress for several hours. This will dry and freshen it.

Removing urine stain and odors

Accidents happen. When the accident involves pets or small children and mattresses it is more than just embarrassing. Urine can saturate absorbent materials such as mattresses well beyond the surface area. Cleaning urine from a mattress is difficult if it has penetrated deep into the cloth materials. This creates ideal conditions for bacteria and mold growth and the related unpleasant odors.

It may be possible to rescue your mattress if you know how to clean mattress stains. First blot up as much of the urine as possible with an absorbent cloth. Then spray a product like PAWS – Pet Accident Washup Solution or Bio-OX Citrus Concentrate or any other brand that mentions urine odor removal on its label on the soiled area. Follow up with the blotting and drying techniques indicated above.

Vinegar will also remove urine stains. Saturate the stain with vinegar and blot until no more of the urine can be removed. Cover the area with baking soda to neutralize the odor, leaving it on overnight. In the morning, vacuum the powder off.

Removing Kool-Aid stains from mattresses

Kids, brightly colored beverages and beds don’t mix. Even the most careful child will have spill something eventually if they drink in bed. A mattress will soak up these liquids. It is impossible to remove the entire liquid spill from inside the mattress. The dyes in Kool-Aid generally leave a permanent stain, but you can try to remove the surface stain. First, blot up as much of the liquid as possible with an absorbent white cloth. Use the citrus cleaner techniques shown above.

You might also try spraying vinegar onto the stain and letting it sit for about an hour. To remove as much liquid from the mattress as possible, cover it with a thick cloth and weigh the cloth down with a heavy book or brick. After the hour is up, spray the stain with vinegar again and blot it with a clean cloth to lift the color. Repeat the process until the stain is completely removed or no further reductions of the colored stain occur.

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Custom postcards are often used for direct mail campaigns. The advantages are many. Custom postcards are cheaper to make and mail than traditional direct market brochures or letters. Custom postcards get a higher response rate than most other marketing methods. Potential customers are more likely to look at a custom postcard than a letter. In fact, there is no good reason not to try a custom postcard campaign for your next direct mailing.

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Custom postcards are often used for direct mail campaigns. The advantages are many. Custom postcards are cheaper to make and mail than traditional direct market brochures or letters. Custom postcards get a higher response rate than most other marketing methods. Potential customers are more likely to look at a custom postcard than a letter. In fact, there is no good reason not to try a custom postcard campaign for your next direct mailing.

Be creative. Make your custom postcard stand out. If you don’t have the tools or the creativity to make your own custom postcard, seek the help of experts. Those experts are local printshops or online printshops with experience in creating custom postcards.

When looking for an expert to print your cards, don’t let price be the final factor. First and foremost, make sure the printer you choose can give you the help you need. If you know nothing about a custom postcard campaign, you need a printer who is an expert on how to make an impression with your mailing. Full color custom postcards get a better response rate. Any printer with experience should know that. They should also be able to give you advice on postcard size and the best font to use.

Your printer should be able to discuss your ideas and come up with a design that is effective for the message you are sending. Look for a printer who can make your custom postcard stand out from the rest. You don’t want a postcard similar to those that others are using.

Your custom postcard should be creative enough and attractive enough to draw the customer’s interest. If done right, a custom postcard can be a great addition to your marketing tools.

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When it comes time to clean your cuckoo clock, it is essential that you take the proper steps to ensure any potential damage to the timepiece. Clocks that are cleaned by improper methods can cause these items to shift, break, or become damaged so that the clock will fail to keep the proper time or stop working completely. If you are concerned about the status of your clock, consider taking it to a professional clockmaker or a jeweler who specializes in clocks for a cleaning o…

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When it comes time to clean your cuckoo clock, it is essential that you take the proper steps to ensure any potential damage to the timepiece. Clocks that are cleaned by improper methods can cause these items to shift, break, or become damaged so that the clock will fail to keep the proper time or stop working completely. If you are concerned about the status of your clock, consider taking it to a professional clockmaker or a jeweler who specializes in clocks for a cleaning or repairs so you can be certain your clock will last to cuckoo again.

When it comes time to clean you cuckoo clock, consider the clock itself is two actual pieces. The first piece of the clock is the case. Typically made of solid hardwoods, the case of your clock should be properly maintained to keep the beauty of the wood. Additionally, most cuckoo clocks are decorated with heavy carvings or wooden figurines, so you should take great care in cleaning the more decorative clocks due to the fragility of these items. Finally, clocks that have painted details or decorations should be carefully cleaned, since some cleansing agents can remove or damage the wood’s finish or the paint itself. Turn to products that will gently remove and dirt, grime, and build up accumulated over the years of display or storage. For general cleaning, avoid using furniture polishes or waxes that can add to your problem. Instead, consider dry dusting or use products made with natural oils like lemon oil or orange oil to keep the wood properly nourished to prevent cracking.

The main workings of the clock are held within the case. These workings are often tiny and intricate, proving to be easily lost or damaged, so take the cleaning process with the utmost care. Before you begin the cleaning process, assemble the necessary cleaning tools. Often, the best tool you can use to cleaning clocks or any other items with small working parts is a simple Q-tip and soapy water. Take care not to soak the clock or any materials with water or any other liquid. Also, use a gentle touch to swab the piece instead of scrubbing the items. Although dirt or grime can stop a clock from running, the workings of a clock do not need to be scrubbed clean in order to work. Unless you have experience working with clocks, it is strongly suggested that you leave the heavy cleanings to the professionals.

A cuckoo clock is a great piece to add character and beauty to any home. Having a clock in clean and working condition is essential for any owner of a cuckoo clock, especially if you are looking to keep the clock as an heirloom piece for future generations.

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Under Deck Roofing
Under Deck Roofing is the solid surface to which slates, shingles or other roofing material is attached. Normally, the decking is available in plywood sheets, wood board, or planks. In modern times, there is a noticeable partiality to laminated under deck roofing in which the ceiling is left exposed.
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This type of softwood boards should be seasoned so that they will not shrink after the shingles are attached. A 1-inch board will suffice for pitched or flat roofs unless the flat roof will also be used as a balcony. In cases like these, thicker boards will certainly be needed to provide extra strength. The under deck roofing boards can run either horizontally or vertically. If you prefer the horizontal positioning, boards can be laid closely together or with some space between each board. It is however recommended to leave no spaces in houses in areas that regularly suffer from a great deal of wind- driven snow or blizzards.
Plywood
If you’re in a tight budget, plywood would be a sensible choice for your under deck roofing. Choose plywoods that come in 4x 8 sheets so that a large area can be swiftly covered. Plywood is more popularly used in under deck roofing because of the considerable ease in its installation and affordability. The thickness of the material would greatly rely on the rafter spacing, the weight of the roofing material, and the average accumulation of ice and snow in your region.
Planks
If you decide to use planks for your under deck roofing, it should be at least 2 inches thick and should have a tongue and groove to make the joints a lot stronger. Planks are typically used on structures with very low or almost flat slope. There are laminated planks available in the market today. Its core is usually one type of wood while the outside would be an altogether different type of laminated wood. Laminated planks are excellent choices if the structure has a ceiling exposed all the way to the decking since the laminated side would provide an attractive surface. There are also some planks that are made of all-wood fiber. These types of planks have excellent strength and insulating values. It is also resistant to weather and termites.
Your choice of under roof decking will depend on a number of factors. Your budget would be the primary consideration in determining the type of material to use. You will also need to take into account the size of the span of the rafters, as well as the weight your roof will bear. Once you have an idea on the required strength of your under deck roofing, you can have an educated choice as to what type of decking material to purchase.

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If you’re trying to market to adults who were born between 1977 and 1994, then you need to understand the best method for reaching generation Y.

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If you’re trying to market to adults who were born between 1977 and 1994, then you need to understand the best method for reaching generation Y.

Who is Generation Y?

Individuals born between 1977 and 1994 are considered Gen Y and make up about 25% of the U.S. population. This group is generally idealistic, optimistic, and patriotic. They consume media in extremely fragmented ways, representing the next big wave in our demographic makeup.

Gen Y consumes media differently than earlier generations. Communicating with them through traditional marketing channels can be difficult. So, how can you reach this group, communicate your message, and get them to take action?

The answer is more traditional than you think. In combination with online marketing, direct mail is one of the most powerful ways to market to Gen Y. According to a recent study conducted by InnoMedia, NuStats, and Vertis, 87% of Gen Y bring in the mail the day it’s delivered. 73% of Gen Y retail direct mail readers have used coupons received in the mail. Gen Y consumers rate 75% of the mail they receive as valuable.

To reach Gen Y with direct mail, there are number of basic marketing practices you should keep in mind. Before discussing these tips, realize that your direct mail efforts can always be supplemented with online marketing in the form of targeted site advertising, key word buys, or perhaps giving consumers a reason to visit you online via email (contests, sweepstakes, discounts, etc.).

Direct Mail is most effective when you understand your audience, time your campaign appropriately, provide a compelling offer, and develop a relevant message.

Audience

Knowing your audience is essential for the success of any direct marketing campaign. Having information about Gen Y in general terms is a place start, but you need to dig deeper and develop a fuller understanding of the segment. You should know what motivates them, what their greatest pains are, their latent needs, and what products or solutions they currently use. Once you’ve gotten to know your audience, other marketing criteria can fall into place.

Timing

Communicating your message at the right time can make all the difference in your marketing results. Selling tax software immediately after April 15th won’t produce the results you’re looking for. Therefore, you need to have an understanding of your audience’s timeline and when they are in the market to buy your product or service. Be sure to reach them with enough time to respond to your offer, but don’t leave it open ended.

Offer

Many consumers need a reason to buy, especially Gen Y’s who are normally skeptical. Your offer should provide some benefit to the buyer as well as provide some level of comfort in moving forward with a purchase. This can be in the form of a satisfaction guarantee or something similar. One great technique is to place your offer on the outside of the envelope that contains your marketing materials. This can help to differentiate your mail and get your envelope opened by prospects.

Message

Your message needs to resonate with prospective buyers. Do you understand their needs? Have you communicated benefits as well as features? Are you solving a problem for them? Have you provided a simple, yet compelling message? Many direct marketers talk about the “long” letter versus the “short” letter. There are a number of studies that validate the use of both long a short letters in direct marketing pieces. As long as your message resonates with buyers, it doesn’t matter how long it is. Be sure to test your messages on an ongoing basis.

If you’re marketing to Generation Y, use direct mail in your marketing mix. Individuals in these groups respond to direct mail. Keep in mind however, that a direct marketing piece should be supplemented with other forms of marketing – Internet marketing, search engine optimization, advertising, etc. Direct mail is your key to success with Generation Y when used as the main vehicle for your marketing campaign.

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The key to a good night’s sleep often lies in the type of mattress you are sleeping on. Having a good and comfortable mattress will ensure a good night’s sleep and gives you the energy you need for the rest of the day.

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The key to a good night’s sleep often lies in the type of mattress you are sleeping on. Having a good and comfortable mattress will ensure a good night’s sleep and gives you the energy you need for the rest of the day.

Visco-elastic foam mattresses have made an impact on the quality of sleep for most people. They are also known as memory foam mattresses. The material was originally designed for NASA for use in the US space program before being used for consumers.

Memory foam mattresses have medical healing properties particularly useful for people suffering from backaches and pains and other such aliments.

The first company to produce memory foam mattresses is Tempur-pedic. Because of its durability and pressure reliving properties, prices were pretty high for tempurpedic mattresses. Lately, other companies have decided to produce their own versions of memory foam mattresses, touting it to be comparable to tempurpedic mattresses. Examples are Serta, Sealy and Simmons. These have brought prices of memory foam mattress down, making them more affordable.

My own preference is I prefer tempurpedic mattresses. Though the price is higher than other mattresses, you can’t go wrong with their quality and their guarantee satisfaction. My advice is not to scrimp on the mattress since you spent nearly one-third of your lives on it.

There are several different kinds of memory foam mattresses. Usually the more dense the memory foam, the more you have to pay. The density can vary between 2.5lb to 5lb. The density simply means how much a cubic foot of the memory foam weighs. Generally, the higher density, the firmer is the memory foam.

If you have backaches or pains affecting your lower back, choose a higher density memory foam to support your back when you are sleeping. Also be aware of some dealers who may offer you low prices for tempurpedic mattress but in reality, it is not manufactured by tempur-pedic. To be on the safe side, you can go online to the tempur-pedic website to get the list of authorized dealers.

So what level of density is suitable for you? There really is no guideline. The best way is to try it out yourself before you buy a memory foam mattress. Also checks the warranty period since memory foam mattresses do wear out after a while.

Whatever the case, be careful and do your research before buying a memory foam mattress that is good and affordable.