Have you ever wondered why people prefer to pay just to watch movie at the cinema? The answer is simple. It is simply because the sound system is excellent and the screen is bigger. This is great if you are watching action movies. However, with the advance technology today, home theater system is designed to bring satisfaction to users who want to enjoy watching movie at home. This system will give the amazing experience that you just can’t get from a normal television set. It consists of a big screen LCD and a set of speakers.
Here are some of the main advantages of having home theater system at home. First of all, the main important difference of using this system is the sound effects. You can just compare the sound quality with an ordinary television. Using this system, you can actually listen to each and every word clearly including the breathing and sigh sounds. The good thing is the sound projection is 180 degree. You will have left, right and center speakers so that the sounds are spread evenly in your living room. If you can listen clearly, some of the movies has different soundtrack coming from the right speaker and left speaker. This is the sound system effect for most of the action movies.
Another great thing about this home theater system is the screen. You are able to watch your movies clearly and watch in the dark. Using this system, the images are clearer and sharper compared to using normal television. Some people may not feel the need to watch movie at a bigger screen but you will surely feel the difference as you don’t have to stress your eyes watching movies at a small screen television.
These are among the great experiences of having a home theater system at home. Now, you don’t have to queue for hours and spend extra bucks just to buy your movie ticket. You can always watch movies at home at your own comfort zone and during your leisure time!… Read More
Louisiana is home to over 4.4 million people. The LA economy is largely dependent on the Gulf of Mexico, for everything from tourism and seafood to the oil industry. That same body of water that provides so much economically for the people of Louisiana also has a tremendous influence over the weather in the state. Louisianans can thank the Gulf for hot and moist air, heavy rains, thunderstorms, and tropical storms and hurricanes.
When you live in a place with large amounts of rainfall and the potential for severe weather, it’s always important to be prepared for whatever may come. Your roof is your home’s first line of defense in the event of bad weather. Regular maintenance and upkeep is a must. A leaking roof can leads to thousands of dollars in damage to other parts of your home. Needless to say, when you need a new roof, it’s an important investment.
This leaves the question, how much does a new roof cost? The answer depends on a number of factors, including the size and height of your roof, the materials being used, the contractor you choose, and even the location of your home.
In Louisiana, the most common roofing material of choice is asphalt or composite shingles, which run around $1-3 per square foot of material, plus the cost of labor. Average roofs are around 1,700-2,200 square feet, so materials will be anywhere from $1,700- $6,600 plus the cost of labor. The larger the roof, the more it will cost. Roofing contractors will generally charge more for roofs that are particularly steep and difficult to work on. The advantage of asphalt shingles is the low cost and reasonable lifespan of 15-30 years depending on the grade.
Other common roofing materials include metal, tile, wood shake, and slate. Metal roofing runs about $10-15 per square foot, but can be well worth the investment as the life expectancy is around 40 years. Tile and wood shake each cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $7 a square foot, though neither one is very popular in Louisiana, as tile tends to leak and wood shake can need replacing after 7 years due to fire hazard and deterioration. Slate roofing is the most expensive, with some varieties costing as much as $25-35 per square foot. The advantage to slate, however, is that its lifespan can be 100 years or more. In fact, there are some buildings that have slate roofs over 200 years old and counting.
As with other home improvement projects, the true cost of your roof replacement depends largely on the contractor you choose. The best way to save money is to get several estimates from qualified local contractors. This way you can get to know the market and determine the best available price for your project.
When choosing a contractor, it’s important to remember to consider quality as well as cost. The roofer with the lowest price may not do the best work, but the highest price also might not mean … Read More
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Water damage after a burst pipe, rising river, hurricane, overflow, or similar situation often impacts more than the immediate area and also the home’s content which might be in its path. The process of restoring a property to its pre-damaged state is referred to as water damage restoration, which many companies specialize in. Any water damage to a home can be a destructive and stressful time, but having it repaired need not be a difficult process.
Here are of the several steps which might help in searching for the right water damage restoration service:
Use the services of a specialist water damage restoration company: In an unfortunate situation like this, it is important that you are able to hire the services of a company that specializes in treating water damaged properties, whether this might be from internal damage (burst pipes) or external damage (floods, storms, hurricanes). It is often the case that certain carpet cleaning companies might claim to offer a water restoration service, however they are likely to lack the required expertise that you would need for such a significant job of this type.
Make contact with several local companies: In the process of searching for the right contractor to hire it is important to contact two or three different companies to determine the type of services that might be available to you. Even in such a distressful situation like this, it is still important to invest the necessary time to establish whether a company is a good hire or not. If able, get personal referrals from family members or friends who might have been in a similar situation, or go online and search for local companies that have a good number of positive comments next to their business name. Finding the right highly trained staff is imperative to having a property dried and restored to a high standard.
Obtain multiple estimates: after receiving several estimates for the repair work, you can compare each of those are side by side to establish which he is able to offer a high standard of work at a reasonable price. A temptation might be there to opt for the cheapest estimate; however it is important to consider all factors in the decision-making process, as it is important that the company is able to offer a qualified team that is able to get the job done the right way.
Don’t delay in getting repairs carried out. If placed in a situation where significant water damage has been caused to property, it is important that the work is carried out as soon as possible. Water damage if left is only likely to worsen, which can lead to damage to the integrity of a structure as well as the development of a mold infestation.… Read More
Church of Scientology Announces Grand Opening of Fully Rebuilt Landmark Fort Harrison Religious Retreat
Clearwater, Florida – As part of its continuing expansion, on March 14th, 2009 the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization Religious Retreat held the grand opening of the fully rebuilt Clearwater landmark Fort Harrison.
Given its age, over three quarters of a century, and the desire to see the Fort Harrison stand even grander through the next century, beginning in April 2008 the building was stripped virtually bare and rebuilt from its core. This included installation of new state-of-the-art systems, as well as fully modernized professional kitchens to service the retreat’s three restaurants. Particular care was taken to make the work and the final product environmentally friendly. This included using recycled “blue jean” insulation, low emission air conditioning and generators, as well as energy-efficient lighting, electrical and air conditioning.
Despite all the modernization, the Fort Harrison still bears its hallmark historical touches, including the replication of the lobby’s original black wrought iron work and gold leafed moldings. The resurfacing of the entire exterior with added architectural detailing makes the hotel even more beautiful than its legendary beginning in 1926, when she was known as “the Aristocrat of Southern Florida Hotels”.
General Contractor, Nova Hotel Renovation and Construction, hired over 350 local workers to complete the building. 30,000 feet of plumbing, 17,000 feet of air conditioning ducts and pipes and 66 miles of electrical wiring were used.
Completed in just eleven months, the Fort Harrison opening represents the next phase in the creation of an ideal religious retreat for the Church of Scientology. This expansion enables the Church of Scientology to provide better service to the tens of thousands of Scientologists who annually travel to Flag from over 60 nations to participate in the highest levels of Scientology training and counseling. Additionally, in keeping with the Church of Scientology’s history of service to the community and the heritage of the Fort Harrison itself, the re-built Grand Auditorium and historic Crystal Ballroom will be available for use by community organizations and other non-profits. Open houses and other events will make the facility available to the local community at large.
Acquired in 1975, the Fort Harrison was the Church’s first building in Clearwater and marked the beginning of Flag as the spiritual headquarters of the Scientology religion. Since that time, the religious retreat has rapidly expanded into over 40 buildings, totaling 2 million square feet of facilities, to service the rapidly growing numbers of Scientologists traveling to Flag for advanced religious services.
Saturday’s opening marks the end of the second phase of the Church’s on going Clearwater expansion. Phase one was the January 2008 opening of the newly renovated 172,000 square foot Oak Cove. With the Fort Harrison now complete, the Church has begun the final phase of its expansion program, the completion of its new 360,000 square foot Church building. This Church will provide the necessary facilities to make all Scientology services available in one building, both for the burgeoning community of Clearwater Scientologists as well as the dynamic and expanding congregation … Read More
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When it comes to choosing a bathroom vanity top you want to choose a material that is resistant to water, toothpaste, makeup, acetone based liquids, and of course soap. Most of the new bathroom vanity tops are made out of the following materials: Tempered Glass, Solid Porcelain, and Cultured Marble.
It is very important that you pick a bathroom vanity top that will match your personal needs. To help you decide which of these options is right for you, we have put together a summary guide of the pros and cons for each countertop material.
1. Tempered Glass
Pros: In either clear or frosted finish tempered glass offers a unique, sleek and modern look that will set your bathroom vanity apart. It is one of the easiest surfaces to clean and has very good tolerance to heat, it won’t burn or melt if you ever forget to turn off that curling iron! Tempered glass is also a non-porous surface which means bacteria and germs have no place to grow making it very hygienic and stain resistant. Another advantage of tempered glass is that you don’t have to worry about matching it with your toilet or tub color, since it is a different material, any color fixtures (white or bone) will match. Lastly, to add more drama to your bathroom remodeling project install surface light underneath the tempered glass top.
Cons: Even though tempered glass has been heat treated to increase its strength, it can scratch or chip depending on how is handled. Also, if not cleaned properly it can show finger prints and water spots (especially clear glass).
2. Solid Porcelain
Pros: Porcelain offers a contemporary look and matches beautifully with other fixtures in the bathroom. It has an extra smooth surface that prevents debris from sticking. It requires very little upkeep to make it look clean and shiny all the time. It is also very strong, doesn’t chip easily, and wont melt if exposed to high temperatures.
Cons: It can crack or chip depending on the abuse.
3. Cultured Marble
Pros: Made from the mix of natural marble chips and acrylic resin, cultured marble offers the classic and shiny look of natural marble and granite without the expensive price tag. This strong surface is very durable, stain resistant and requires minimum maintenance.
Cons: Heavy falling objects and extreme heat (not too much of a threat in bathrooms) can cause this surface to chip, scratch or melt.… Read More