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How to Fix Your Leaking Roof 

A leaking roof can cause many problems, especially if left unresolved for a long amount of time and  if this happens then what was once a small and easily fixable leak, could turn into a much larger and problematic job. Naturally you could call in some professionals to fix the leaking roof but this will cost money and if you are trying to save some cash then why not have a go yourself.

Before you undertake a task such as this, you should ensure that you have the right tools and equipment and that you have invested plenty of time into learning how to repair the leak. Take great care on the roof when you are up there and make sure that you have someone with you. Depending on which roof type you have, here is how to fix a leak on your roof.

Shakes

Shakes can be easily damaged from wind, precipitation and falling debris and a crack can easily appear. In order to fix this issue you will first need to ascertain where the problem is, the beauty with shakes is that you can spot the crack pretty easily just by looking at the roof. The best way to fix the shake is to replace the broken piece rather than replacing the shake altogether as you could create weakness in the roof. Once you have found the crack, cut out the broken part using a hammer and chisel. Cut off the heads of any stainless steel nails that are jutting out and then take the broken piece back to your work bench. Now you need to cut down a new shake to the same size as the broken piece, and attach into the gap with roofing nails for a leak-proof roof.

Roll Roofing

Roll roofing can often get blistered from the sun or can get small tears in it as a result of changing weather conditions. If you have a blister, you must cut a small hole in the upper part of the roofing fabric and squeeze out any water. Next you must add a layer of roofing cement to the tear or the blister once it is dry, hammer some roofing nails in, and then add another layer of roofing cement for a clean finish.

Shingles

Shingles are probably the easiest type of roofing to repair and you can simply replace those that are damaged in order to fix the leak. The only slight difficulty with this type of roofing is to work out where the issue is in the first place. The best thing to do is to ask someone to help you and as you pour water over various sections of the roof, they can tell you where the issue is. Once you have identified the problem, simply cut out the broken shingle and replace it. Don’t worry about trying to fix any shingles as it is easier and cheaper to replace the entire thing. To attach the shingle you simply need a dab of roofing cement and some roofing nails.

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The Basics of Wardrobe Design and Constructions

Wardrobes allow for custom design storage that makes organization easier around your home and particularly the bedrooms. It allows for multiple sections of drawers, doors, and shelves so that you can store items in a more functional and aesthetically pleasing manner. Without a good wardrobe design, the bedrooms in your house will often be cluttered with socks, ties, belts, shirts, and pants. Here is what you need to know about the basics of installing a wardrobe.

Size and Dimensions

The main difference between a closet and a wardrobe is that the former is built into the wall. Since wardrobes are external, they can be of whatever size that fits your needs. However, certain conventions still influence the dimensions of the wardrobe today.

  • Depth: The depth of the wardrobe can be just deep enough to allow for the hanging of clothes. However, the depth can vary from between 50 and 70 centimeters and 62 cm is the recommended depth.
  • Width: It needs to be wide enough to accommodate the swinging of doors and placement of items in the open spaces with minimal obstructions. The width can vary between 40- 300 cm.
  • Height: This will depend on the dimensions of the space you want to place the wardrobe. Usually, wardrobes are between 140cm to 250cm high.

Style

You need to consider the style of the wardrobe if you want to make it both functional and aesthetically pleasing. There are many styles of wardrobes today with designs to incorporate your storage needs. If it is for hanging clothes only, an open section will be enough for most of your needs. However, you may require more partitions if you find there is also a need to store other items such as shoes, belts, ties, cufflinks, etc.

The wardrobe often has one, two or three partitions. Two partitions can be one for storing clothes, and the other partition set aside for other items. You may opt for one with more partitions if you have a wider range of accessories and you need your space to be more functional. Instead of getting a new wardrobe, you can add shelves to any of these partitions. If you are sharing the wardrobe with a partner organizing your things becomes much easier when you have more sections and shelves.

Materials

Old wardrobes were ready made and were built with metal, usually iron. Many homeowners bought them because they had a safe inside. Nowadays, wardrobes are lightweight and made of more affordable materials. Most are made of wooden boards and plywood to divide partitions and sections. A cheaper alternative to plastics such as MDF and particle boards are becoming more popular than plywood which has limited applications due to relatively high costs. For aesthetics, materials such as colored glass and polyurethane are used to provide the extra gloss and a finish to enhance its appeal.

Construction

Doing your own construction will require that you acquire the skills to work with hardwood and plywood, amongst other materials used to make wardrobes. If you are not confident with your ability to handle the process use your local handyman services to reduce the risks and associated costs.

Remedial Massage Can Heal!

Medical science has proven the benefits of all legitimate massage styles. Massage therapy has built a reputation for helping you calm your nerves, release tension and help eliminate pain you have in your muscles, tendons, ligaments, common joints and bones.

There are many different types & styles of massage, each with a different focus, but generally speaking they all do what is mentioned above. However some massage styles are more rooted in traditional medicine. The claims of medical benefits from massage therapy has built over decades to the point where many traditional medical practitioners have utilized elements of massage and found them to be extremely helpful for patients.

At the top of the list of effective massage types, is remedial massage. This type of massage is practiced by the most well-trained massage therapists and is used in hospitals and medical clinics around the world. The reason it has become so popular is because of the specific benefits remedial massage offers. Here are a few of those wonderful benefits.

Understanding Remedial Massage

Remedial massage begins with a detailed and in-depth assessment of the patient and their body. There is a specific focus on the condition of the ligaments, connective tissues, tendons, joints and muscles so that the therapist can understand the type of therapy that needs to be implemented. This vital information dictates to the therapist the type of massage regimen to use. Each patient will have a different set of circumstances and require a different, specialised therapy.

Remedial massage therapists are trained in the movements and workings of the body including pathophysiology, physiology and anatomy as well as many different types of massage. This massage therapist will mix & match different massage techniques in order to create the most effective massage therapy.

Benefits of Remedial Massage

Remedial massage patients will often visit a remedial massage therapist on the advice of a medical physician if the patient has chronic, recurring or severe physical injuries that have a chance to be helped with massage therapy.

Remedial massage can benefit patients by:

  • The elimination of muscle tightness
  • Increased function in the Lymphatic System
  • Improved circulation
  • Better joint mobility and flexibility

Recovery from Soft Tissue Injuries

Remedial massage can also heal some soft tissue injuries. These can occur from many situations such as a trip or fall, car accident, playing sports or due to a degenerative disc or tissue condition. Remedial massage is able to aid with quicker and better healing of these injuries.

Remedial massage therapists are often thought of as the most skilled massage therapists because of their in-depth knowledge of the body and how to use massage to both relieve pain and heal. They take techniques from the best massage therapies and use them as needed on patients.