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April, 2014

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2 3 6 2 8 5 0 0 3 C O N T E N T S Remodelers complete national certification program ■ Avoid pruning oak trees from April through July ■ New technologies helping seniors age in place ■ Great gifts for gardeners ■ Invest in your property's landscape with trees ■ Care tips for newly planted trees ■ Expert tips for first-time home buyers HOMES HOMES WAUKESHA + Your Guide to Homes, Home Improvement, Lawn & Garden and MORE! A publication of the Waukesha Freeman and Oconomowoc Enterprise • April 2014 Photo courtesy of Big Fish Contracting Dimensional shingles are now the predominant roofing shingles installed in North America. These prod- ucts are manufactured as dual-layered products and provide a thicker and richer appearance on the roof. Dimensional shingles also typically are heavier than three-tab shingles and usually have improved war- ranty protections, which can range from 30 years to lifetime. By Kevin Passon HOMES PLUS CORRESPONDENT HARTLAND – If you've ever done any interior remodeling in your home, you know of the dozens of options available for certain projects. Think flooring, lighting, plumbing fixtures and kitchen makeovers. But what about shingles for the roof of your home? If you believe black asphalt is the only way to go, think again. There are many performance and style options to consider based on the home's age, its architecture and the climate. "Today's popular shingles are actually an asphalt and fiber- glass blend that gives them added Many performance, style options to consider See Roofing/Page 2 Experts recommend doing your homework when selecting roofing replacements

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