Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 17, 1966 · Page 19
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 19

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 17, 1966
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I r & •MMMMi — KOtSOTH COUNTY ADVANCE — BUILDING NEWS Information on building services offered by your friend* and neighbor*. Save thlt section for future reference! «»»eeeeeeee»eee«»ee»e»«e»eM«»»»»»»»»e»»»»e»»e»»»»«»«e«e»«e»»»« Oonptoto Information On Algou HOMES MONTH CONTRACTORS FLOOR SERVICES FINANCE AGENCIES SUPPLIERS ELECTRICIANS HOME FURNISHINGS • INSURANCE • DECORATORS • PLUMBING • PAINT SUPPLIES • APPLIANCES • WATER CONDITIONING »» e»»eeeoo»«>eeeee»eeee»»»»e«eee»ee»ee»eeeee»eee»»»»»»e»»*eee»»»»»»»e»e»»»»eeee»»ee»e»ee»»»»»»»»»eeeee»»eeeee»»»*»e»e»e»>»»» j ^' < A 4' i" I Alqona houuth County THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 1966 — ALGONA, IOWA y_A ^*S V Annual home check-ups the order during spring to permit water to drain onto the lawn, rather than the street. TREES, SHRUBS are sure to; need a tidying trim. Check dead tree branches, withering shrubbery and hedges. Paint-up, fix-up, clean-up time again looms large on homeowners' agendas. Many may be found making notes on what points in and around the house should receive a check-up for annual care. Authorities on the subject list areas in which homes most likely require attention. Careful, over-all inspection should be a matter of policy. OUTDOORS FOUNDATIONS may show cracks as a result of a year's weather damage, especially through ground holes at the foundation line. Masonry cracks are best filled with a pitch-based waterproofing cement. The ground holes should be filled with sand or gravel and topped with soil or sod, as protection against future rains and more cracks in the foundations. SIDING should be scrutinized for peeling paint, splitting, and general decay. A complete residing job may be indicated. In some oases, however, alternatives of re-painting, touch-up painting and replacement of damaged portions of siding will be adequate. ROOFING inspection may show loose or warped panels or shingles, which should be replaced, or re-nailed. CHIMNEY mortar should be filled in where necessary. Loose bricks or stones should .be — secured. Flashing around cihim- neys may need replacement, if cracked or corroded. GUTTERS and downspouts may easily become loose anc weather-worn in a year's time Re-nail loose parts and repaint where indicated. Clogged pas sages should be cleared. INDOORS HEATING EQUIPMENT should be cleaned, adjusted and, if necessary, repaired by an experienced serviceman, at least once a year. If yours is an older furnace or burner, remodeling, up-dating or complete replacement may be in order. WALLS, CEILINGS may show cracks or bulges which may call for professional attention. If these ills are not too extensive, they can be cured by the en- .. . . J. terprising amateur with plas- Love is an ocean of emotion surrounded by expanses of ex|- penses. ? bV«J. ^A J.17A • • Q «-»•• • •** W** WA *»»!**» JJ ter, pointing tool and paint. FLOORS may need partial replacement or complete room re- flooring. Refinishing, in some rooms at least, is usually in order. i H"H i 11 nit i r.|..ri..H-a-j"ri"Ki'iriO'i'i-i'i'i"i"H"i"i"i"H"i'i"i"i"i"i''H"H"t i inn i in i MI.H"H..H' H"H"H"H. H..H..H..H..H..H" i •M- An expert is one who's called! at the last minute to share the^i blame. v MII I 1 I I I I I I I I I IM » I I I t ANTIQUATED kitchen (left) demanded many wasted steps in meal preparations, offered little storage space. REMODELING (above) arranges work center in compact area behind counter, uses free space for snack area. NEW FLOORING of vinyl asbestos tile covers up defects of the old,, badly worn floor, is easy to clean and maintain. Photos from Better Floors Council. WINDOWS, DOORS — Frames should be checked for possible air leakage. Re^caulking will keep weather out. GROUNDS LAWN, GARDEN inspection and care may vary with individual taste and the green thumb talent available. In general, holes may be filled in with sand or gravel and covered with turf. Plans may be laid for reseed ing, fertilizing lawns, replanting gardens. DRIVEWAYS may reveal cracks in paving to be filled, or replacement of lost gravel. In new paving, thought should be given to convexing the driveway surface for drainage, THERE'S "GO"..... IN AL"GO"NA! New homes, new businesses — all contributing to a going, growing community. O W A T ATE A N K We hope that our sign will remind you that Algona is a good place to shop — a good place to live — and that our bank is a good place to finance a home as well as for all your borrowing needs. Open Your Checking Account Today-& Plan For The Future! "AT THE TIME & TEMPERATURE SIGN" IOWA STATE BANK MEMBER F.D.I.C. & FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Algona, Iowa Wall to WalLceiling to floor... Read's offers a complete Home Decorating •c J "i fs ; I Yes, Read'* will handle your decorating problems throughout your house, 'from corner to corner. Our Interior Decorating Service is at your disposal with color ideas, decorating tips and a store full Of beautiful furniture. Our carpet department is now the mos| complete in North Iowa with over 600 samples from which to choose. If you are planning to build, remodel or just redecorate your rooms this spring, see READ'S FURNITURE first! Decorating Service OVER 600 CARPET PATTERNS h Includes .... INSTALLATION & SERVICE • NATIONAL BRANDS • 4,000 Sq. Ft. OF FURNITURE ON ONE FLOOR Watch for Model Home' Showing...coming soon Within a few weeks, this Model Home in Algona will be on public display. Constructed by Tietz Construction, it is completely furnished and decorated by Read's Furniture. Watch for the announcement in this newspaper — soon! ! FURNITURE & CARPETING - and WATSON INTERIORS Gome see what's new for Spring , , , browse thru our completely new store! 1H 1 i M'M IN OUR NEW LOCATION AT 210 SOUTH PHILLIPS ST. i 1111 I I It H-H-H-I-H-H-H 1 1 I 1 I'lH-H-H-H-H-l'M 1 H 1 1 1 'I I'M'.-H'H-M-H-H - 1 H 1 1 iiil' 1 I i I I-M I j I 1 i i i 1» I H

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