11 September 2015
When you are financing a big construction project, paying a general contractor will cost you a significant amount of money. The mean hourly wage for a general contractor is approximately $45.14. You may be tempted to eliminate the position and take over the responsibilities yourself. Although a few people manage to successfully pull off this maneuver, many people struggle with the job. In most instances, you should not be your own general contractor.
24 August 2015
If you have decided to add more usable space to your home by installing a screened porch or sunroom, then you need to choose which option will work best for your needs and your local climate. To this end, here is some information on each option to help you make this important decision: Sunroom vs. Screened Porch Construction While many people use the terms sunroom and screened porch interchangeably for a home addition where you can enjoy the outside space and avoid insects, the two terms actually refer to different types of structures.
8 August 2015
The right design for your storefront can mean the difference between an inviting exterior and being overlooked by potential customers. Your entrance doors are a major part of that design, but security is another concern you must also keep in mind. The following guide can help you select the right option for you. Option #1: Standard Glass Standard glass doors are a staple for retail establishments and eateries, since they give the entrance an inviting look while also providing an enticing glimpse of the shop's interior to passers-by.
30 July 2015
If you've got a leaking roof, there are plenty of good reasons not to put it off. It can do a lot of damage to the interior of your home, from encouraging mold growth to causing electrical shorts. But one thing people don't always consider when planning (or putting off) roof repairs is their homeowners' insurance. Insurance Rarely Covers Mold Growth Individual plans vary, of course, but most standard home insurance plans don't cover mold damage.
7 July 2015
Putting up a fence can provide privacy and be a nice visual touch for your home. However, if you've decided to put up a fence on your property, it's important to perform some tasks to make sure that you don't have any problems with your fence in the future. Here are some things to do before you start construction on a new fence. Talk to Your Neighbors You might not think you need to check with your neighbors about a fence, but it is a considerate gesture to alert them to construction activity that will be taking place.
24 June 2015
With water becoming a precious resource in many areas, greywater is becoming a practical way to get water for landscaping irrigation. Not only can it help to reduce water consumption, but using grey water can also help reduce wear on your septic system. This is water that goes to your septic system and can cause it to be over burdened with affluent (liquid waste). If you want to use greywater for your landscape irrigation, here are some tips that can help you:
12 June 2015
A new roof for your house is a huge investment, and a necessary purchase like that can take you by surprise since roof-related damage isn't always noticed until it's too late. You should aim for the best deal possible and save money over the entire process by replacing your roof during periods of low demand or buying only what materials you need. Do I Need Repairs or a Full Replacement?
1 June 2015
Without an electrical license, it can be hard to identify the culprits of electrical problems in your home. However, as a homeowner, you can take charge by knowing what to look for and know what signs indicate that there is a problem that requires the help of a professional. Here are a few signs that indicate a repair or replacement is necessary for your home electrical system: Circuit Breaker Constantly Tripping
15 May 2015
Are you getting a house constructed in a city that you don't reside in? If you won't be around to supervise the project, you may want to hire a general contractor to oversee it on your behalf. Find out below about the benefits of using a general contractor for supervising home construction, as well as how to hire one without spending too much money. What Makes a General Contractor Useful When a Home is Constructed?
29 April 2015
If you want to have a heating system that is efficient and comfortable, radiant heating is a great option. There are also many different options when choosing radiant heating systems. You can choose between different types of boilers, radiators and in-floor heating. These different options can be good for certain circumstances. If you have an existing home, you may want to have radiators installed, while with new homes in-floor systems can be great.