• 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.

  • Top 4 Reasons You Should Consider Crawlspace Waterproofing

    15 October 2014

    Crawl spaces are vented areas of homes that are supposed to serve the purpose of removing moisture from inside of properties. Under ideal conditions, the moisture would evaporate from inside of the crawl spaces. Unfortunately, sometimes these areas of homes do not deliver on their intended purpose, and this can result in a few nightmares for property owners. Read on to learn why you could benefit from getting the crawl space areas of your property waterproofed.

  • Tips For Staying Safe While Replacing Your Light Fixture

    14 October 2014

    If you are planning to replace one of your home's light fixtures, you may be concerned about avoiding electrocuting or starting an electrical fire. Below are some safety tips that will help you complete the job while minimizing any electrical risks. Check For Electrical Current Using A Multimeter The very first thing you need to do is to make sure that there is no electrical current feeding the light fixture. Even if you have turned off the juice at the breaker box, there could still be some electricity running through the wires.

  • Preparing Your Home And Yard For Your New Puppy

    14 October 2014

    A new dog can bring plenty of joy into your home but introducing a puppy into your household isn't without its own brand of logistics. You'll need to make sure your home is ready for its newest member. Here are some tips to ensure Fido or Fifi will be safe, happy and healthy in their new environment. Secure Your Yard Your newest addition will need plenty of room to run and explore, but they'll need boundaries too.

  • Four Common Types Of Residential Fences

    14 October 2014

    There are a wide variety of residential fences that you can choose from, ranging from simple wooden fences with classic designs to privacy walls that are made from manufactured materials, such as vinyl. Knowing your choices will help you pick the best fence to meet your needs. Below are four common types of residential fences you'll see in your neighborhood and throughout the world. Chain Link If you're seeking a non-pretentious, semi-rugged looking fence, then a chain link fence may be perfect for you.

  • Picky, Picky, Picket: Choosing The Right Style Fence For Your Home

    14 October 2014

    The term "a house with a white picket fence" has come to signify the American Dream. White picket fences represent an ideal; a happy, loving, well kept home and indeed, a white picket fence can be a beautiful exterior feature on a house. But it's not quite as easy as installing some white pointy fencing. There is absolutely an art behind choosing the right picket fence for your house. Popular isn't Always Best

  • Chemical Hazards In Your Bathroom: How To Avoid Them

    14 October 2014

    The bathroom is quite possibly the most dangerous room in your home.  It's the room where numerous chemicals are stored, from nail-polish remover (acetone) to potentially dangerous cleaners containing chlorine bleach, ammonia, and other harmful substances.  Because the bathroom is often damp and dark, it is a safe haven for mold.  In addition to the above-mentioned chemical and biological hazards, there are many more that you probably are not aware of.

  • Are You Renovating A Room With Drywall? Learn About Asbestos Removal

    14 October 2014

    If you are renovating your home and intend on removing drywall, you may need a license for asbestos removal. Drywall containing asbestos can cause a lot of harm to your health if it is not removed the right way. In this article, you will learn what to do before renovating a room with drywall and how to obtain a permit for asbestos removal. What Should be Done Before Renovating a Room with Drywall?

  • What Is A Geothermal Heating And Cooling System?

    14 October 2014

    According to NASA, 48% of sunlight is absorbed into land. This geothermal energy can be used to heat and cool your home. The process is referred to as geo-exchange. It is considered a clean method of fueling properties. By opting for this natural form of energy, you can save on your energy costs, and indoor humidity is also improved. Read on to discover more reasons a geothermal system could benefit you 

  • How To Create The Perfect Cobblestone Private Road To Match Your Cobblestone House

    14 October 2014

    If you are fortunate enough to own a nineteenth century cobblestone house on a property with a private road, then you will want to accent your property with other nineteenth century items. One such accent is an authentic cobblestone road. Since you already have your own private road, all you need is a paving contractor and authentic cobblestones. Hiring the contractor is the easy part. Getting the right cobbles is not so simple.