The Different Fascia Materials Available in the Market Today

November 8, 2012
Wood is the most common material used for fascia. In addition to its main function as roof and house interior protector, wooden fascia can also be used as a decorative item on the house. Wood is easily carved and sawed, allowing for the creation of more artistic and stylish structures. Prices of wooden fascias range from cheap to very expensive depending on the type of wood. Pine timbers are examples of cheap materials. Although not common, expensive options are also available such as oaks and teak. Some wooden boards might be cheap but they can be costly in the long run if repair and maintenance are taken into consideration. To get the full benefits of this material, it is important to apply the necessary treatments and precautionary measures for long lasting efficiency. Paint is one way to protect the wood from the detrimental effect of nature. Waterproof paint is ideal since this house structure is always exposed to water. In addition, painting may also add to the aesthetic appearance of the structure and to the house as a whole. It is not necessary to paint this structure with the same colour as house color, but colour harmony must be achieved. The right choice of paint can enhance the look of the house. It is also ideal to treat the wood against wood problems such as wood worms and the most common problem associated with timber rotting. In modern times, PVC fascia offers a number of benefits to homeowners if they opt for this type. It is strong enough to withstand the harsh outside environment such as strong winds and the many years of wear and tear. It is also capable of withstanding the changing weather from the coldest temperature during winter time to the hottest summer days. This material is also resistant to several pollutants which are common in big and industrialized places like cities. With PVC, preservation treatments are not necessary as it is resistant to insect attack. Homeowners need not have to paint or repaint it since PVC fascia colour can last for a long time. Above all, PVC is waterproof making it an ideal material for several exterior structures of the house. Different colours can also be bought from different construction stores. Colour choices include black, white, brown, cream, grey and black. Several wood grain effect materials are also available, which imitate the look and appearance of wooden fascia. Aluminium is another alternative that is also popular for homeowners. This material can be used as a board itself but it is also used to cover the outside part of a wooden fascia. As a protective covering, it reinforces the strength and serves as protection for fascia that is made from soft timber. It increases the durability, weather resistance and life span of wooden boards. The process can be a bit complicated. Thus, an expert should be asked to do the job to achieve a high standard finish. The main drawbacks include low resistance to corrosion and dents. However, this material can be painted. The process does not only reduce the risk of corrosion but it also allows the homeowners to change the colour of their fascia. The used of composite roof trim is one new technology in fascia making. The board is manufactured by combining different materials such as wood fibre and plastic. During its manufacture, preservatives are added to make this material stronger and more resistant to rotting and insect attack. This material is also designed to achieve wood grain effect for aesthetic purposes. Some composite materials are even covered with specialised component to make it more weather resistant. Finally, the choice of material plays a very significant role in any home improvement project regardless of its magnitude. Small extension projects such as lean to conservatories for example, still need careful assessment in what material to use. With the right materials, the board should be able to link the very different look of the conservatory roof and the original house roof.
 

How To Decorate Xmas Trees Like A Pro

November 8, 2012
This holiday season, I'm going to go over the simple steps that you should be taking when decorating your Christmas tree. You're first step is to choose wither you are going to have a real tree or a fake one. Whichever type of Christmas tree that you choose to put in your home, just remember it's going to be the most perfect tree that you ever got. After you are done choosing your type of Xmas tree, you next obvious step is to choose what color you want your tree to be. Green and white are th...
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5 Favorite Education Small Business Opportunities

November 7, 2012
Though the average person may not expect it, the education industry is one of the most stable sectors of business in times of economic recession. Much like food, the simple fact is that people need to educate their kids regardless of how the nation's economy is doing. In fact, recession may actually be a stimulant for the education market, because tough times remind people how essential an education really is to surviving in the working world, and that prompts them to invest in giving their k...
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Composing Oil Paintings with the Aid of a Viewfinder

November 7, 2012
A convenient tool that no artist should ever be without is a viewfinder. This article covers what they are, how to make one and how to use it. Landscape paintings are works of art that portray earthy scenery such as mountains, valleys, trees, rivers, the horizon with sky and weather, and particularly wall art where the main subject matter is a wide angle view of the great outdoors. It can be any place in the world. A recognizable place that a lot of people know like "Yosemite National Park" o...
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Leonardo's Animals Part 1 of 2

November 7, 2012
Leonardo da Vinci was born in 1492 at a Tuscan farmhouse in Anchiano, Italy, near the town of Vinci where he spent most of his childhood. He was the son of Ser Piero and a girl called Caterina who worked for him. After Leonardo was born, the father and mother did not remain together. Only recently have details of Leonardo's birth mother come to light. In 2002, Alessandro Vezzosi, Director of the Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Vinci, Italy, told the press they had found substantial proof Leonardo...
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In The Belly Of Mother Earth

November 7, 2012
Having dediced to illustrate the little known Slavic mythology for my next exhibition, I am reading recently published books which extracted myths form old songs, to discover that Slavic mythology has many similarities with the Greek and Celtic, even Egyptian which I have read upon for years. It has a hierarchy of gods, each empowered and serving their role in ensuring the cycle of life on earth and the change of years seasons. The main god is the god Poseidon god of the skies, and the female...
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