29 December 2016
After a storm, you will know you need roofing repairs if shingles have been blown off or if you are missing complete sections of your roof. Sometimes, the repairs are a little harder to spot, and damage starts small but grow if you do not have the repairs done. Hail damage is a good example of roof damage that is not always noticeable at first glance. Here is how you can identify some of the roof repair needs of your home after a storm has past:
5 December 2016
Maintaining your home involves many things, and the roof is one that should not be overlooked. In some parts of the country, the materials used on your roof may be very unique and require special tools to properly install them. In cases like this, it is best to seek the help of a professional roofing contractor to do the work for you. Be sure to do some research before you hire a contractor so you get the best one for your job.
28 November 2016
In order to get through the winter and make sure that your household is always at its best thermally, you will need a plan of action. The foundation of this plan is good insulation, along with some other tips that will keep your home comfortable and energy efficient while it is cold outdoors. Read below and put this plan of action into use as you also reach out to insulation contractors in your local area.
14 November 2016
Whether your property consists of a fraction of a small lot or covers dozens of acres of land, keeping both your family and belongings safely on your home site is very important. Even with friendly and accommodating neighbors, nobody likes it when someone else infringes on their land, accidentally or not. Having a fence built won't solve all potential problems you may face as a new homeowner, but there are four unquestionable reasons why it is a good idea to get a fence in place right away.
24 October 2016
Usually, "raising the roof" means you are having a wild party. However, it can also mean that you are literally raising the roof of your home. Taking a closer look at the latter, let's see how you can literally raise your roof, but still have some fun doing it. Have People Over, Like a Barn Raising If you are going to attempt this project DIY, then you definitely need to invite some people to help.
18 October 2016
Creating a modern kitchen not only gives your food-prep and cooking space a lift, but the changes you make help solve space and function issues in other common rooms. Perhaps you have a formal dining room that's become a project area, or your home office space is not large enough to handle your personal working style. Before you begin you remodel, consider the following tips: Sleek means stealth storage Contemporary kitchen design leans toward the sleek and the minimalist with few fussy details.
5 October 2016
If you live in an older home with thin walls, you might assume you're just doomed to shiver winters away forever. Even if you were to cram some insulation between those walls, you wouldn't be able to get enough in there to do much good anyways, right? Not necessarily. While insulating old, thin walls with fiberglass is indeed a challenge, there is another type of insulation that actually does this duty very well: spray foam.
25 August 2016
If you want to have outdoor outlets at your home, for whatever reason, then you need to make sure that you have them installed correctly. For one thing, they will be exposed to the elements, and water and electricity don't mix. If water got into an outlet with no way to shut it down at the outlet, it could short out the system and cause a fire. If you are familiar with electrical work and decide that you can do the work on your own, there are things that you need to make sure that you know before you get started so that the outlets and wiring are installed correctly.
22 July 2016
If you want to create a patio on the back of your tiny home, you need to be sure that you have a patio cover installed to ensure that you can get shade when you need it. When you own a tiny house, you need for everything to be as light as it can be, while still being durable. Use the guide below to learn how to use an aluminum patio cover on the outside of your tiny home to create the outdoor relaxation area you want quickly and easily.
5 July 2016
If you are moving into a home that is not only new to you, but also recently built, it can be exciting to personalize parts of this to make it your own. If a home is nearly completed and ready to move in, there are a few things that you might want to consider updating. Here are four ways you can personalize a new house to feel like home. 1. Invest In Landscaping