• 4 Potential Problems that Can Affect Your Trees in Winter

    20 October 2014

    Many homeowners believe that because trees go dormant during the winter, they are safe from any significant threats to their survival. However, there are several ways climate-related conditions can seriously harm your trees. Trees that have sustained significant winter damage may have to be removed by a professional tree care service. Here are four dangers lurking in the winter months that can potentially destroy your trees. Frost Cracking Frost cracking happens when daytime and nighttime temperatures fluctuate substantially.

  • How To Sand A Tile Counter

    20 October 2014

    Even when you are expanding or remodeling your kitchen, there are very few circumstances where you would want to consider sanding a ceramic tile counter. It's a very delicate job, since you want to avoid removing the tile finish. One situation where you might want to consider sanding your tile is if you're thinking about painting. Sanding the surface lightly will roughen it and help the paint to adhere. If this is what you're planning to do, the steps below will help you prepare your tile.

  • What Your Rights And Responsibilities Are As A Tenant

    15 October 2014

    Agreeing to a tenancy with a landlord results in you having rights with regards to the property, but with these rights come some responsibilities. The tenancy agreement may differ from one landlord or letting agent to another, but your basic rights will be the same. In order to have these rights, you must act in a responsible manner when using the property. This article will take a look at what that means in more detail.

  • Give Your Home A New Look: Four Steps To Replace Your Decking With Cedar Lumber

    15 October 2014

    If you want to give your home a new look, there are many things that you can do. Adding cedar decking is a great option for changing the look of your deck. Replacing the decking on your deck is a simple job that you can do to change the look of your deck. Following a few simple steps, you will be able to replace all the decking boards on your deck over the weekend.

  • Why You Should Get Rid Of That Curtain And Install A Glass Shower Door

    15 October 2014

    Most traditional bathrooms usually consist of a bath tub with a faucet and shower head that is concealed through the use of a shower curtain. While a shower curtain gets the job done as far as privacy is concerned, it can also be higher maintenance than more modern shower enclosures. Here are just a few reasons why more homeowners today are looking at glass shower doors and enclosures when it's time for a bathroom remodel.

  • How To Prevent Birds From Nesting In Your Spanish-Tile Roof

    15 October 2014

    Roosting birds in a Spanish tile roof can cause damage to the flashing and underlayment, causing deterioration and leaks. Nesting birds also deposit large piles of droppings in the yard below their nests, which can pose a health risk to the home's inhabitants. The best way to prevent this problem is to keep the birds from nesting on the roof in the first place. There are many homemade ways to do this:

  • How To Replace Damaged Cedar Siding

    15 October 2014

    While cedar siding is great for giving a home a more rustic look, you do not want your siding to cause your home to look old or run down. When cedar siding breaks by cracking, fading, or curling, it can become contagious and eventually spread to nearby pieces of siding. It is important to replace these damaged sections immediately, as problems with the cedar siding will only get worse if they are ignored.