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upontheroof

Member Since 20 Jul 2011
Offline Last Active Jul 23 2013 01:20 AM
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In Topic: Do you hire someone to fix things for you?

Aug 15 2011 09:39 PM

Do it yourself is almost always going to be cheaper. I, personally, take pride in the fact that all of my projects I did myself. I learn a lot, can make everything custom, and am never committed to a project because I'm paying someone to do it.

In Topic: Actualizing my dreams

Aug 14 2011 04:29 PM

Without you giving specifics, www.google.com is your best friend for finding quick answers to your questions. Research your ideas and see how complex they really are. It might end up being more or less expensive than you think, and you can decide if you can do these projects yourself or have to contract them out.

In Topic: particle board doors?

Aug 14 2011 04:27 PM

Repairing particle board is messy, difficult, and more time than it is worth to make it look seamless. Particle board is very cheap and doesn't hold up well over time. If the dings bother you that much, I recommend buying a new door. Preferably one that is not made of particle board.

In Topic: Good idea to buy up homes or mobiles for rentals?

Aug 14 2011 04:25 PM

Depending on the area, it can be a good money maker. Yes, there might be repairs but you will have repairs in every house you rent out. If you buy a CBS, Frame or Manufactured home and rent it out - there are always repairs.

The only thing I would like to point out - if you buy a mobile home in a park you will have to pay "lot rent" and most likely association fees. You might consider to buy a mobil home on its own land and stay away from mobile home parks.

In Topic: Gutter Cover

Aug 12 2011 05:58 PM

While covering your gutter tops with leaf screens can be effective, it is not a permanent solution for gutter debris. Screens can work well at keeping larger leaves and branches out, while allowing water to still flow through them. Unfortunately, smaller particles such as seeds and buds can still get into these water holes, which over time can continue to bloom if not removed.

Basically, a gutter cover will just trim down the number of times you need to clean it out. They do work well, and I recommend getting a cover that is very easy to install and uninstall. That is my best advice for you.