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Preventing Water Damage on Your Ceiling

Preventing Water Damage on Your Ceiling

Preventing Water Damage on Your Ceiling

A leaking ceiling is probably one of the most frustrating problems that you can have with the structural problems in your home. It’s not only an annoying problem but it also opens up the way for other problems to develop like the rotting of the ceiling’s material, flaking away the paint on your walls and ceiling, wasting water if the problem lies in the faulty plumbing of your home and it allows the growth of molds, bacteria, mosses and algae which would further increase the damage done to your home. Water damaged ceilings can also lead to rotting and eventually weakening of the ceilings structure, resulting in breaking off or even more extensive damage. Knowing now the repercussions that water damaged ceilings can have, what can you do to resolve this annoying predicament? Here are just some steps that you can take to provide a fix for this kind of problem.

Locating the Source

The first thing that you have to do is locate the source of the leak which is causing the water to enter your roof and seep through your ceiling. At times, there are gaps or holes on your roof that can be the culprit for these leaks which allow moisture to enter the ceilings. In other cases, it can be faulty plumbing caused by broken or damaged pipes in case they’re running on your ceilings. This is especially true if the room above is a bathroom. After locating the source of the problem, you can then take the steps in making the necessary repairs to resolve the presenting problem that you have.

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Making the Repairs

Now that you know of the source of the problem, you can now deal with the cause of the leak on your ceiling. If the primary problem lies in the structure of your roof, you need to make the repairs by fixing the holes, replacing missing shingles, repairing cracks and taking care of dents and indentations. At times, water can back up on your roof and seep into the roof because of a clogged up gutter or ice dams during the winter. Clean these up and you can take care of the ceiling leaks as well. If it’s faulty plumbing, repair the suspected pipes and secure them to ensure that water won’t be leaking through your ceiling.

Providing Maintenance

After making the much needed repairs, the next thing you have to do now is keep it that way. In maintaining the condition of your home, you need to be dedicated in your endeavor. Make inspections on your roof and ceiling on a regular basis to check if the leaks return. Ensure that your roof is checked for any damage. Make prompt fixes as soon as you detect damage to your roof to prevent additional damage being dealt to your roof. Discover more

Brushes, Watercolour For Artists Aesels

Brushes, Watercolour For Artists Aesels

Acrylic Colours

Our acrylic department is well stocked with a full range of acrylic paints and mediums. Golden’s Heavy Body Acrylic colours are their original line of acrylics, known for their exceptionally smooth, thick consistency. Golden’s Fluid Acrylics provide a highly intense, permanent acrylic with a consistency similar to ink. The entire line of Golden Acrylics and Golden Gels and Mediums are discounted up to 40% Off! We also offer Liquitex Acrylic Paints as well as their new Super Heavy Body Acrylics. Super Heavy Body Acrylics were developed for artists looking for very heavy bodied paint to create high-peak surfaces or sculptural applications straight from the jar without having to add mediums or gels. The entire Liquitex line is offered at an artist friendly 25% Off! Our biggest surprise has been the ever-growing popularity of M. Graham Acrylic Colours which is discounted everyday at 40% Off! True Colour Acrylics were developed for the budget conscious artist who cannot afford to spend top dollar for their paint but does not want to sacrifice quality. Lumiere Metallic Acrylic Paints are made by Jacquard, one of the leading makers of fine paints for fabric and mixed media. For the budget minded acrylic artist, our System 3 Acrylics offers a very extensive colour palette in 75ml and very large 225 ml tubes. Another economical choice is Grumbacher Academy Acrylics available in 90ml tubes for only £3.43 each for all colours including their genuine cadmium reds and yellows! Please visit our Acrylic Department to see our complete offering.

Watercolour Paints

We have literally scanned the globe to find the best watercolours available. Holland, France, Russia, Japan, England, Belgium, Germany, and the UK all manufacture beautiful, high quality watercolours. Our popular European imports like Schmincke, Winsor & Newton, Old Holland, DaVinci, and Holbein are available with discounts up to 40% off. If you are looking for a bargain, we have a few close-out specials like Sennelier and Block x that are discounted 50 to 60% off Suggested Retail. M. Graham Watercolour , made in the United States is our most popular line. M. Graham uses pure honey, gum arabic, glycerine and the most lightfast pigments available. M. Graham offers a true handmade professional watercolour with an artist friendly 40% discount off the Suggested Retail Price. If you are a student looking for quality and value, our Grumbacher Academy line offers 60 colours at a single £1.99 price point. Whether you are a professional painter or a beginner, you will find a paint to suit your every need!

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Brushes

We have gorgeous new brushes from several professional lines, including DaVinci, Silver Brush, Raphael, Isabey, Connoisseur, Loew Cornell, Escoda, Princeton, and Jack Richeson. Brushes are considered by many to be the most important artists tool, and we are very proud of our hand-picked selection.

Pastels

Our pastel department seems to get larger by the minute! This is a fantastic time to be a pastel artist. Our customers gasp at the intense beauty of our pastel selection. Over the past decade, the popularity of Pastel has exploded. There is now an outstanding array of professional grade pastel supplies to choose from. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced professional, you will be impressed by what you find in our pastel shop. But beware, pastel is addictive – oil painters, acrylic painters, and watercolourists alike have been seduced by the beauty of this wonderful medium!

Artists Easels

In this department, you will find brand name easels such as Best, Richeson, M.A.B.E.F. Soltek, Testrite, Hughes, even Guerilla Paint Boxes. We have easels to suit your every need and fit every budget. There are gorgeous solid oak easels by Best Easel Co., several portable French Sketch Box Easels, affordable hard wood easels, portable aluminum easels, and even display easels! Whether you are outfitting your professional studio, going outdoors to do some plein air painting, or looking for a perfect dorm easel, you are sure to find one here. Most easels are discounted, some are over 20% Off the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Back to Homepage..

Chromos Artists Materials

Chromos Artists Materials

Chromos Art has served as an all-inclusive art resource for artists, students and lovers of exceptional design. At The Chromos Art Shop, our goal is to help our visitors discover style – both by helping them in their own creative efforts and offering them goods that are among the most exciting in the world. For that reason, we not only carry supplies to make art, we also carry items that are art, including items that we feel represent the very best in design and style. A place where you can not only buy discount Art Supplies/Art Materials online or in our store, but also find the latest high-design products like artist furniture, toys, picture frames and materials and fine pens and get expert advice on a project or help picking out art materials or the perfect gift. Whether shopping art supplies online or in our store, We are your art supply/art materials resource – The Chromos Art Shop!

Pastels

Edgar Degas favorite pastels can now become yours. One of the best kept secrets of the pastel world. Until now Roche pastels were only available from a little shop in Paris, and only if you visited on a Thursday afternoon! If you have nottried Henri Roche pastels yet, you will be amazed by their colour strength and covering power. Henri Roche pastels offer an incredible colour palette. The red to blue graduated set shown here is one colour family made by blending various amounts of just two pigments! Only Roche can formulate pastels exhibiting this unique colour intensity. Click here for more information on this exquisite pastel line.

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Oil Colours

We take great pride in our oil paint selection. Each line of oil paint that we carry has been carefully selected to meet different artist’s needs, from the beginner to the professional, without compromising quality. Old Holland Oil Colours offer by far the highest pigmentation while Blockx offers the creamiest, richest handmade oil paint available. Williamsburg’s philosophy is to grind each colour to enhance the beauty and luminosity of each pigment so some colours are extremely smooth while others are slightly gritty. Williamsburg also offers a unique line of Native Italian Earths , the very same pigments used by the great Sienese and Florentine masters. Japan’s Holbein Oil colours are by far the most technically advanced with each colour offering the exact same consistency, colour to colour. Sennelier offers a unique fast drying oil developed for the Impressionists, specifically Cezanne. Mussini’s unique resin based formulation lends itself to creating the most incredible translucent glazes. Gamblin Oil Colours are made in Portland, Oregon and offer a European quality at a domestic price. Our best selling, M. Graham Oil Colours feature a traditional walnut oil formulation that was used by many of the Old Masters and M. Graham along with everyone’s favorite Winsor and Newton Oil colours are offered with an artist friendly 40% Discount! Please take a moment and visit our Oil Paint Department. Read more..

Running and Yoga as Weapons against Cancer

Running and Yoga as Weapons against Cancer

Running and Yoga as Weapons against Cancer

Cancer has been a growing problem over the past few years. The increase in its incidence is already alarming that it can be diagnosed during the teenage years. The problems lies from a myriad of factors that severely affect our health, leading to the development of malignant cells which multiply at an abnormal rate and damage our organs. However, there are measures in preventing or lessening the risks of developing cancer. There’s proper diet, avoiding smoking, minimizing alcohol consumption and keeping the optimum level of our health. One of those measures is exercise which can prove to be of great help in fighting against cancer. But how can it help against cancer?

Why Should You?

Running is one of the most basic forms of exercise but it is also one of the most helpful and beneficial exercises that you can easily do. It helps in improving lung capacity and stamina, it strengthens the heart muscles, it allows adequate circulation of blood and brings about a number of benefits to our body.

Yoga is one of the several relaxation techniques that promotes flexibility and improves our overall physical condition through various movements while exercising our muscles and joints. Being a relaxation exercise, it also brings a peace of mind when we do yoga, answering the psychological aspect that we need.

Running, Yoga and Cancer

Research studies have found that running helps in decreasing the risk of mortality rate in women with breast cancer. Yoga, on the other hand, helps in controlling the inflammation associated with the treatments used in cancer and also improving energy levels.

In the published study in the International Journal of Cancer, it has been found out by researchers from the Berkeley Lab that mortality rate among breast cancer patients who ran were significantly lowered compared to those who didn’t by as much as 40% which is a staggering rate.

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Regarding yoga, the study on it together with its connection with cancer was conducted by Ohio State University researchers who acquired a population group of 200 women who completed their treatments while still novices when it comes to yoga. The study was published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The women were divided into two different groups – those who engaged in yoga and those who didn’t. The yoga sessions for the yoga group lasted for about 90 minutes and encouraged to be continued at home as well. After a few months, the results revealed that participants who engaged in yoga had their fatigue levels decreased as much as 57% compared to the control group.

Searching for a Yoga Studio

Looking for a yoga studio in your vicinity isn’t that hard. You can go online and scan through pages of several yoga studios along with their specific classes that they offer. Starting out in your neighborhood is a great choice. Asking around friends, family and relatives can also help you in looking for the yoga studio for you so you can reap all of its benefits. Discover more...

What are the Advantages of Metal Roofing?

What are the Advantages of Metal Roofing?

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is a popular building material that exhibits durability, flexibility and can last for a long time. With the number of benefits that metal roofing systems have, it’s no surprise that a lot of contractors, homeowners, engineers and more are making use of this versatile material. It also comes in a wide range of selection when it comes to style, shape and color that can make your roof an open canvas for art.

What is Metal Roofing?

Metal roofing is utilizing of metallic materials to be applied on roofs. They can be made from several types of metal pieces or tiles which is considered as an essential component in providing protection to a building.

Metal roofing systems are made from a number of metallic components. These metals provide protection and flexibility and can last for several years if maintained at an adequate basis.

Here are just some materials that are used in making metal roofing.
● Tin – It’s considered as one of the softest and most flexible metals but still exhibit strength. With the proper care, it can last as much as 40 years.
● Galvanized Steel – This highly rust-resistant material can last for almost 60 years with the proper maintenance. It’s also inexpensive compared to other materials used as metal roofing.
● Metal Tile Sheets
● Copper – It’s one of the longest materials to last. However, copper is expensive and difficult to obtain, that’s why it’s rare to see roofs made out of copper nowadays.
● Stainless Steel – Ideally used in environments that experience harsh weather conditions. Commonly formed into rolls and put into standing seam profiles or shingles.

● Mixture of Zinc, Aluminum and Silicon-coated Steel – Comes along in brand names, this strong metallic compound is sometimes left with a raw zinc finish.
● Stone-coated Steel
● Aluminum – Also one of the longest lasting metals available for metal roofing. However, because of its qualities, it comes a bit more expensive than other metals. Aluminum is lightweight, has resistance against corrosion and can increase a building’s energy efficiency. With the proper maintenance, it can last as long as 35 years.
● Lead – Often used for church roofs and porches, it’s an uncommon material to be used as metal roofing nowadays.

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What are the Advantages of Metal Roofing?

Metal roofing is economical and efficient, providing a strong type of protection but still come at an affordable price. Here are a few of the benefits in using metal roofing.
● Can last for a long time
● Metal roofing systems can be customized
● Easy installation process
● Convenient in renovating

What are the Disadvantages of Metal Roofing?

Though metal roofing is an excellent choice for almost any type of building, it still exhibits its flaws in some areas. Here are a few of the disadvantages in utilizing metal roofing systems.
● Cheap metals are prone to corrosion
● Highly reflective materials can make your roof too bright
● Prone to bending and dents due to things like baseballs, falling pinecones, etc.
● Noise can be a problem, especially when under a tree

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