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Heating & Cooling Contractors

Randazzo Heating, Cooling and Fireplaces

Since 1988 Randazzo Heating, Cooling and Fireplaces has been NATE certified, licensed and insured. Call Randazzo 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Highly trained technicians. Lennox and York dealer. We have our own installers and service all makes and models. We install and service geothermal.

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Builders of Additions

Pine Building Company

We will design and build an addition that will give you the extra space you need and look like it was the original part of the house. We'll even show you how to save by doing or subcontracting some of the work. First and second story renovations, remodeling of existing space. Kitchens, bathrooms, basements, master suites, great room additions.

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Roofers

Kearns Bros. Inc.

Check Us First for the Safety & Security for your family & home. Everyday, every job; Professional Lifetime Roofing Installation by GAF Certified Master Elite Installers. Kearns Brothers; America’s most honored & awarded GAF Master Elite Roofing company.

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Roofing Replacement Guide

Replacing a roof isn't something a homeowner does that often.  Glenn Haege's Roofing Replacement Guide gives you the steps to follow in order to find a contractor, select the correct roofing materials and make sure that you are protected with the right warranty. It’s free!

Download the guide here

 
Publication date: 12/07/2010

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Products can fix milky looking stamped concrete

Dear Glenn: About eight years ago, I had a stamped concrete patio and walkway installed, which is stained with a brick-red dye. This past summer, I attempted to reseal the concrete after a good power washing. A company had previously sealed it. I used Thompson's concrete sealer, following the directions on applying two coats.

Initially it looked awesome, but after several months, the finish became milky and left the appearance unattractive. What did I do wrong and how can I correct this problem? From a longtime listener, I appreciate any help you can provide to my dilemma, which I can then correct next spring.

Dear Chuck: To revive the patio, try using a product called Dad's Easy Spray Paint, Stain & Varnish Remover, www.dadseasyspray.com, to strip off the sealer. According to their website, you can find this product at your local ACE Hardware store, item number 33831. Apply a water-based acrylic sealer manufactured by Euclid Chemical, (800) 321-7628, www.euclidchemical.com. It is available at Theut Products, (586) 949-1300, www.theutproductsinc.com.


Note: This article was accurate at the date of publication. However, information contained in it may have changed. If you plan to use the information contained herein for any purpose, verification of its continued accuracy is your responsibility.

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