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    Thank you for sending such hard working, responsible and meticulous men to do the painting in our house. The crew worked hard and well as a team to complete all of the assigned tasks. Eric's presence was also helpful in making sure we had the right colors, checking on progress and communicating between all involved. We especially appreciated their prompt arrivals, attention to details, clean-up, and consideration of our needs, which included putting up with our big, friendly and nosy lab.

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  • On a Very…Very…Very Cold Night, Did You Just Hear a Loud Bang?

    [caption id="attachment_9601" align="alignleft" width="272"]Hearing Loud Bangs In Your House? Hearing Loud Bangs In Your House?[/caption]

    One of the most common problems we hear from our customers during the extreme cold weather is hearing loud (almost popping, cracking, thumping) noises in their homes, sometimes inside and sometimes outside. Don't be alarmed! This is common with homes in these kinds of weather conditions. Looking for Cleveland Contractors to solve your home issues? Contact Reilly Painting today. Carleton University gives there take below:

    In extreme cold weather conditions we can learn rudimentary lessons in physics. Materials that make up our buildings change with their environment. In the winter, all exposed materials will slowly shrink as the temperature falls. In addition, fibrous or porous materials, such as wood, will also give up moisture to the surrounding dry winter air, accentuating their shrinking or contraction. In the spring, as the environment warms and the air gains moisture, wood will gradually swell and expand to its “normal” size and proportions.

    Softer creaking or popping sounds may have a similar origin as the components of a window, door, or the siding on a house contract in the cold and later expand due to the radiant heat gained from the sun’s rays. Building systems, including plumbing pipes, heating pipes and hot air ducts will also appear to be more “restless” when they expand and contract with extreme shifts due to increased demands of hot water or hot air to heat our living spaces. Because most of these systems are interconnected with wall, floor and roof systems, which may also be expanding or contracting, a true symphony of creaks, cracks, pops and groans accompany our dreams and our early morning alarm clocks.

    Read more at Carleton University

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