2016

  • Tips For Assessing Your Air Conditioning After An Electrical Storm

    If you live in an area that's prone to lightning storms, it's important that you understand how those storms can affect your central air conditioning system. After all, while most homeowners understand that a direct strike can cause damage, many don't realize that even indirect lightning strikes can lead to electrical damage that can affect your air conditioning. Here are a few things to watch for with your system following a storm.
    [Read More]

  • 3 Excellent Reasons Why A General Contractor Should Hire A Truss Contractor To Create Their Trusses

    When a general contractor is building a home, they have several different areas of the home that they hire different specialist to help create and install. This includes the electric work, the plumbing work, the cabinets, etc. Another aspect of the home that a general contractor should consider hiring a specialist for are the trusses. A truss contractor is going to be able to do a great job creating the trusses, which will simply make the structure as a whole that much better.
    [Read More]

  • Nipping At Your Nose? Tips For Keeping Warm On The Cheap

    Wintertime is creeping up on you again, and with colder weather means more of a need for heat in the house. But if you don't have central heating, or if you have a very small budget with which to work to heat your house up, you may be dreading the nights of frozen toes and noses that you see before you. It doesn't have to be this way, however – there are lots of ways of staying warm this winter without having to wrap yourself in a blanket (or two, or three) 24/7 until March or April.
    [Read More]

  • Troubleshooting Slow Drains

    A slow drain may be frustrating or a pain, but many people often just live with it because they either don't know how to fix it or just assume that's how that particular drain is. However, a slow drain could mean that something major is wrong. The following can help you get to the root of the problem. Count your drains Your first task is to determine whether this is an isolated issue or a more pervasive problem.
    [Read More]

  • Tips For A More Efficient Air Conditioner

    Running your air conditioner but not noticing any improvements in your home's temperature? If this is a reoccurring problem then it is likely that you have failed to keep up with the maintenance of your home's air conditioner. Though it may have been a while since you last serviced your unit, no need to worry as there are many great at-home services that you can implement to improve the performance and efficiency of your unit, like the following:
    [Read More]

  • Tips For Streamlining Recycling At An Event

    If you are hosting a large event, you can save a lot of waste by recycling correctly. But getting everyone on board with recycling at an event can be tricky. Here are some steps you can take to make recycling a reality at your event.  Have Adequate Recycling Space The first step is to make sure that you have adequate space for your recyclable goods. If your bins start to overflow halfway through the event, do you have a way to refresh your recycling space?
    [Read More]

  • When Style Is More Than Style: Further Considerations for Choosing a Roof Style

    When it comes to choosing a roof style, you should think beyond curb appeal if you wish to stay satisfied by your chosen style for a long time. Here are other factors you should consider. Installation Cost Your chosen style may affect your roofing budget. As a rule, the more complicated a roof is, the more it will cost to install. Pitched roofs, for example, cost more to construct than flat roofs.
    [Read More]

  • Answering A Few Common Concerns About Paving Your Driveway

    A paved driveway can help to improve both the convenience of accessing your property as well as its value. Yet, it can be a fairly common issue for individuals to be unsure of what they should expect from the process of paving a driveway to their property. If this is something that you have started considering doing for your property, you will likely greatly benefit from learning about the answers to these common driveway paving questions.
    [Read More]

  • Fiber Cement Siding Vs. Vinyl Siding

    Whether you're building a new home, an addition to your current home, or you're replacing your old, run-down siding, you have to choose the right siding material for your house. Vinyl siding has been the number one exterior wall material for the past 20 years, but more and more people are starting to opt for fiber cement siding, such as Hardie planks, instead. So, which option is the best choice? Both materials have their own pros and cons, and learning more about them allows you to make an informed decision.
    [Read More]

  • Looking at the Benefits and Beauty of Stone Veneer Siding

    Homeowners that want to have their homes renovated and covered with stone siding may wonder how to fit stone siding into their budgets. Real stone siding is expensive and for many people not an affordable option for their homes. However, the good news is you can choose stone veneers that look exactly the same as real stone while also offering many of the same benefits. Learn more about the benefits of choosing stone veneers for your home's exterior.
    [Read More]