• Making The Most Of Your Mulch: Exploring The Options For Your Garden

    14 October 2014

    As a novice gardener, few things can dampen your spirits, like seeing your newly-sprouted garden becoming overrun with weeds. Luckily, you don't have to saturate the soil in herbicides to keep them at bay. Instead, explore some mulch options to create a weed barrier. Here's a look at why mulch works and some of the most popular types to choose from. Bark Mulch Shredded bark mulch is one of the most common mulch choices.

  • 3 Signs That Your Hot Water Tank Needs To Be Repaired

    14 October 2014

    As a homeowner, it is up to you to make sure that everything in running smoothly at all times, especially when it comes to things such as the hot water tank. After all, you might not find many people in your family that enjoy taking freezing cold showers in the morning. Therefore, you are going to want to make sure that you are well aware of all of the signs that point to a hot water tank that needs to be repaired.

  • Installing Solar Panels On A Warrantied Roof: What You Need To Know

    14 October 2014

    Installing solar panels on your roof can be a great way to save money on electricity and help reduce your carbon footprint. However, if your roof is under warranty, you need to be careful about how the panels are installed and cared for. If you're worried that solar panels may void your roof warranty, here are some things you should know. 1. Always check with your roofer before installing anything on your roof.

  • How To Tell If Mold Is Growing In Your Vents

    14 October 2014

    In 2001, CBS News ran a story about toxic mold, calling it a "silent killer." Not only does mold devalue homes, it also places the health of a home's inhabitants at risk. People living in close contact with mold can suffer from headaches, congestion, skin and eye irritation and respiratory problems. While mold sometimes grows out in the open where homeowners can easily see it, mold can also grow unseen and undetected in the HVAC system.

  • 3 Ways To Avoid Costly Plumbing Repairs

    14 October 2014

    The last thing you want to deal with after building a new house or redecorating your existing home is a plumbing leak. Water is extremely destructive to the interior of a home, destroying d├ęcor and leaving mold, mildew, and costly repairs in its wake. While you can't guarantee that you will never have a plumbing leak, you can take a few precautions to reduce the chances of leaky plumbing fixtures in your home.

  • When It's Worth Hiring A Professional For Home Repairs

    14 October 2014

    As most homeowners know, the maintenance on a house can feel never ending. Many people can take care of the day to day maintenance themselves, and some homeowners are quite handy with a tool set when home repairs are needed. But, while many home repairs can be DIY projects, there are some situations where it is best to call a professional. If you have any of the following issues with your home, it is worth hiring an experienced company or professional:

  • Annealed or Tempered? Choosing Glass for Your Construction Projects

    14 October 2014

    If you are currently planning any new construction or remodeling on your home, you are probably wondering what kind of windows and doors to use. Examining the different types of glass sparks your curiosity as you notice "annealed glass" and "tempered glass" labels. There is a sharp contrast between these two types of glass, and with good reason. To select the right type of glass product for your needs, read on.

  • Going Green At Work: Eco-Friendly Roofing Options

    14 October 2014

    The industrial business has changed. While environmental policies used to be the exception to the rule, they are now the expected norm. Consumers look to companies to not only say they support sustainability and green policies, but also to lead by example. As a business owner, you may feel overwhelmed by the prospect of making your business more environmentally friendly. However, if you just focus on one aspect of your industrial business at a time, you will find that going green can be simple and easy.

  • 3 Stone Coated Steel Roofing Solutions For Residential Homes

    14 October 2014

    Your roof is one of the most important components of your home--arguably even the most important. It provides shelter for your family, and also helps to maintain the structure of your house. Stone coated steel roofing applications are becoming a popular roofing choice among homeowners for their durability, security, and sustainable features. A stone coated metal roof consists of steel that is coated with stone chips. An acrylic film fastens these stone particles to the metal.

  • Dealing With Road Construction: Tips For Small Businesses

    14 October 2014

    Although road construction is important for the continued development of any town or city, it can present a challenge for nearby small businesses. Road construction can greatly reduce the number of walk-ins to any business, which can lead to a drop in sales. These tips will help you as a business owner manage the problem until the road construction is finished.   Save, Don't Spend Now is definitely not the time to make any expensive upgrades to your business or hire new employees.