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KNOWING DIFFERENT TYPES OF GARAGE FLOOR COATINGS FOR YOUR HOME

»Posted by on Sep 18, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Trying to find out which garage floor coating suits your garage the most will require you to put in some significant amount of energy and efforts, and this can be more challenging if you have no knowledge of garage floor coatings. There are various options to pick from, and each option has their own benefits. For you to know which floor coating is best for your garage, you can get some ideas from this detailed piece.

Epoxy Floor Coatings

For the epoxy method of floor coatings, there are different options for you, of which the water-based epoxy floor coating is the most used. This type of epoxy coating has a less stressful application process and they last longer.

A major demerit of this type of epoxy floor coating is that- its durability can’t be matched with that of other epoxy options. As a matter of fact, they are not exactly resistant to chemicals and stains. Also, they don’t have much endurance against hot tire lift. Nevertheless, water-based epoxy floor coatings are cost-effective, and some homeowners actually prefer the water-based epoxy.

High solid epoxy is another alternative for homeowners. This is a commercial grade epoxy floor coating and it has a higher resistance to stain, chemicals and so on. Needless to say, high solid epoxy are thicker than the water based epoxy type, they also have a nice color-base coat. Therefore, you can pick from the various color options that comes with this version. If you make a decision to use an epoxy floor coating, you have to include either a polyurethane top coat or a clear epoxy to the upper part of the garage floor.

Polyurea and Polyaspartic Coatings

This type of floor coatings has gained more recognition over the past few years. Polyurea and polyaspartic coatings are more like a brand new type of floor coating used in garages at home and to most people’s surprise, they are growing to become the favorite choice for virtually all homeowners, as they tend to pick them over epoxy floor coatings. One of the most wonderful things about polyurea and polyaspartic coatings is how fast they cure when used- these coatings cure really fast; in few minutes (about five), they get completely hard.

This type of garage floor covering has proven to be more flexible than the epoxy variety and they can come in handy in different ways as they are not only used for floor coating, they can be used for spray-on bed liners as well some other related items.

Another benefit of the using polyurea and polyaspartic coatings from the various benefits is that they can be used in extremely cold and hot temperatures, unlike the epoxy type that requires one to wait till the temperature is mild enough before being applied. As a matter of fact, one can begin to use the garage by the following day if this kind of garage floor coating is used, instead of waiting for about 3 -5 days when an epoxy coating is used.

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Errors to look out for in redoing your home

»Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

On many occasions, attempts to redecorate the home and make it look better may end up being counterproductive, achieving the exact opposite of what was intended. In situations like this, there’s the tendency to get discouraged and just give up. However, these mistakes are completely avoidable. You can have a completely flawless redecoration if you know what to avoid beforehand and factor them in when trying to make plans to redecorate your home. Below are some tips that will help you in no small way to avoid common redecoration mistakes that you are likely to make.

  • Consider ambient colors before repainting: Don’t just rush into painting your home (especially the interior) in new colors. Factor in the color of the sofa, lighting, ceiling and other related parts of the living room before applying that new coat of paint, if necessary, contact an interior decoration professional to give you ideas and help you get the perfect mix of colors and lighten up your living space.
  • Evaluate your space before replacing furniture and fittings: It’s easy to see an IKEA advert or some other fabulous sale and want to get on the deal before the offer ends. However, not every nice piece of furniture will fit perfectly into your living space. Extra care must be taken when ordering online because it is especially easy to get carried away by the attractive appearance of furniture materials when sitting behind a computer. If possible, get a tape and make exact measurements so that you can make the right decisions and not get stuff that will not fit into your living space.
  • Being rigid with design choices: While it’s good to have uniformity in the overall design, sticking to only bold or light colors is not a good idea either. You don’t want to end up with a ‘redesigned’ apartment that looks monotonous and boring. It may not seem appear boring at the planning stage but the eventual results may be less than desirable. Consider experimenting with various colors and check out various designs before deciding on something finally.

If you stay conscious of these potential pitfalls, you’ll be more likely to have a perfect redecoration job

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THE VENTILATION SYSTEM IN HVAC

»Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The V in HVAC stand for Ventilating or ventilation. Ventilation is the process of making available quality air through the exchange of outdoor air for indoor air in any space or environment where people inhabit. The exchange involves the escape of airborne contaminates such as moisture, odors, smoke, heat, dust, airborne bacteria, carbon dioxide,  chemicals emitted from furniture within and other form of gases, and the replenishment of oxygen. Ventilation helps in the removal of offensive odors, too much moisture, and airborne toxins in the environment. It allows for the introduction and distribution of outdoor air, and prevent the stagnation of indoor air. The exchange of indoor air and outdoor air and maintenance of quality indoor air in buildings is an important function of the HVAC system which is designed to provide thermal comfort for occupants on a building space whether on land or water or air.\

METHODS OF INSTALLING A VENTILATING SYSTEM

There are two primary methods of providing ventilation in a building. They include:

  1. Mechanical or forced Ventilation

The mechanical or forced ventilation system is installed through the aid of an Air Handler (AHU). This method is used to achieve and control indoor air quality. As opposed to the natural methods of ventilation, achieved with the replacement of indoor air with outdoor air, in instances of humid climates, extra energy is often needed to exit excessive moisture from the air. Examples of places where the mechanical or forced ventilation is often used include kitchens and bathrooms. Kitchens and bathrooms especially have exhausts that are mechanical. These exhausts are used to control offensive smell and maybe used for humidity as well.  When designing a mechanical ventilation, certain factors needs to be considered. These factors include the flow rate and noise level. Ceiling fans, table fans and floor fans can also be used to achieve mechanical ventilation. Fans can be used to circulate the flow of air within. This reduces the hot temperature. When hot air arises, ceilings fans become useful in keeping a room warm especially in winter.

 

  1. Natural Ventilation

As the name suggests, this type of ventilating system is achieved through natural means. Natural ventilating system is typical of the escape of hot air trapped within to allow for the entry of air outside without the use of fans or any mechanical system. The only thing needed is to provide aero spaces within the building. This is achieved through windows, louvers, etc. Unlike the mechanical ventilating system, natural ventilation requires little energy. However, as noted in mechanical ventilation above, natural ventilation might not be effective in maintaining thermal comfort and quality air production and control in warm or humid induced environment. In cases such as this, air conditioning systems are provided as supplements to the natural ventilating system.s

 

 

BEBFITS OF A VENTILAITING SYSTEM

  1. Thermal Comfort: The primary benefit of a ventilating system is to provide thermal comfort for occupants in a room. When air within becomes hot and uncomfortable, fresh air from outside is needed to replace hot air trapped within which has to be exited.
  2. Removal of Toxins: Humid areas allows for the emission of airborne toxins and contaminants. With the aid of a proper ventilation system, these toxins are removed from the environment.
  3. Prevention of Airborne diseases: Natural ventilation especially can help reduce and prevent the risk of airborne illnesses such as tuberculosis, influenza and mengitis.
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