Building An Addition: A Homeowner's Guide

  • A Quick And Easy Way To Update The Look Of Your Deck Without Replacing Any Of The Decking

    17 May 2017

    Replacing a deck can be quite expensive to have done. If you have noticed that some of the boards on your deck have started to splinter, you are more than likely fearful to walk on it with bare feet for fear that a splinter could get stuck in your feet. Fortunately, you can use the guide below to learn how to update your deck without having to have the boards completely replaced.

  • Tips for Selecting Replacement Windows

    1 March 2017

    If you're having your home remodeled, one thing you may want to do is replace the windows. If you have an older home with the original windows, they probably aren't very energy efficient since energy efficiency wasn't a factor decades ago. New windows allow you to freshen the appearance of your home while making it more energy efficient too. While you'll probably want to stay with windows of the same dimensions as the original windows to save money on installation costs, you'll still have plenty of decisions to make when it comes to choosing the style of windows along with the frame and glass materials.

  • Your Roof Needs To Breathe – Fascias, Soffits, And Roof Vents Provide That Needed Ventilation

    28 February 2017

    Together, soffits and fascias form a protective but breathable barrier around the edge of your roof. When combined with ridge line and other roof vents, they provide attic ventilation. The following contains information on fascias, soffits, and various roof vents, along with a description of how a completed ventilation system works. Your professional roofer will advise which combination works best on your roof. The Fascias Fascias are the vertical finishing pieces found along the lower edges of the roof.

  • Flying By: Quiet Roofing Options for Homes Near Airports or Flying Zones

    21 February 2017

    Living near an airport comes with easy traveling solutions, but it can also bring on numerous problems. One of the biggest complaints that people may have is from the constant noise that airplanes bring overhead. Windows and insulation can help reduce some of the noise in your home, but noise reduction can also take place with the roof on your home. By using a variety of roofing supplies, you can help limit the noise, vibrations, and interruptions that come when planes are flying by.

  • Installing A New Light Fixture Safely - Tips For An Inexperienced Homeowner

    21 February 2017

    Most people are scared or at least intimidated by the idea of completing an electrical job on their own. This is completely understandable since a mistake can cause a fire or an electrocution problem. If you are scared and worried about one of these sorts of issues, then it is wise to contact a professional who is a residential electrician, such as Advantage Electric. If you want to get over your fears and complete a simple job, like installing a light fixture, then keep reading to learn about some tips that will help you complete the task in a safe manner.

  • 4 Signs You Need To Waterproof Your Crawlspace

    21 February 2017

    Owning a home can be challenging. From the actual purchase process and moving in to decorating and maintenance, it is likely that you will feel a good amount of stress while living in a house. Mowing the lawn and vacuuming your floors may be priorities, but you should also place time and energy into your crawlspace. Considering a small amount of humidity or moisture in your crawlspace can lead to unhealthy and costly problems, inspecting this space under your home periodically is imperative.

  • Climate-Specific Window Upgrades To Help Increase Your Windows' Efficiency

    28 July 2015

    Your home's windows and the type of glass in them protect your home and family from the weather's extreme heat, cold, and winds. Some types of window glass can protect your home's interior environment more efficiently than others. Here are some different types of window upgrades for your home that can keep out these three types of weather. Climates Prone to High Winds Tornadoes and hurricanes occur throughout the United States in different areas.

  • How To Clean Your Windhshield To Minimize Damage

    28 July 2015

    Vehicle windshields from sites like http://www.mrgoglass.com are made with both visibility and safety in mind. This is one reason why the windshield is made from two pieces of tempered glass with a piece of plastic in between. All three pieces of the glass are clear, and the plastic sheeting in the middle of the two panes helps to keep the glass together during an accident. Fortunately, normal amounts of pressure and stress from debris will not cause the windshield to break.