Building An Addition: A Homeowner's Guide

  • 3 Key Reasons You Should Not Put Off Roof Repair

    2 April 2018

    Replacing and repairing a roof is not an inexpensive or fast task. It can be costly, and it can take time. As such, the top two excuses why people put off having roof repairs or replacement are a lack of money and a lack of time. Unfortunately, repairing or replacing a roof is a task that should never be put off. If your roof is in need of repair, here are the top three reasons why you should make it a point to have those repairs or the replacement done promptly.

  • The Ultimate Safety Gear Guide For Stud Welders

    1 March 2018

    Stud welding involves securing studs to other pieces of metal. It's an important process, but it can also be dangerous if you're not careful. To maximize your protection when stud welding various materials, you'll want to keep this guide in mind.  Helmet  Perhaps the most important stud welding product you'll need when stud welding is a welding helmet. Not only does it shield your eyes from sparks that fly up, but it safeguards them from harmful UV light.

  • Top 4 Considerations When Replacing A Garage Door

    11 January 2018

    There are many reasons as to why you may need to replace a garage door. Perhaps your current door has seen better days, or you're looking to boost curb appeal on your property. Either way, as you begin shopping for new garage doors, you'll quickly find that you have no shortage of options. By keeping a few specific considerations in mind as you shop around, you'll ultimately be able to make the right choice.

  • 3 Helpful Steps That Prolong The Life Of Your Current Roof

    8 December 2017

    Installing a new roof on your home can get expensive. In fact, costs range between $5,000-$25,000, depending on what types of materials you select. Now if you're like most homeowners, these costs may not fit into your budget. That's why you need to keep your current roof in good condition with these steps: Clean the Gutters Clogged gutters may not seem like a problem, initially. If left untreated, though, they can cost you a fortune because water doesn't properly divert away from your property.

  • Have A Dog That Doesn't Enjoy Being Crated During The Day? Create A Pee Pad For Them To Use When You Are Not At Home

    2 November 2017

    Many dog owners have to work throughout the day. That often means that their beloved dog has to be locked up in a kennel during the day while they are gone to avoid them having an accident in the house while their owner is gone. This can be very hard for dogs because they do not understand why they are being crated. If you want to give your beloved pooch the ability to run around freely throughout the day in your home while you are at work without having to worry about them having an accident, consider creating a place for them to use the restroom indoors that will not damage the house.

  • Did You Make These Exterior Waterproofing Mistakes With Your Home?

    4 October 2017

    A leaky basement can ruin your day. Not only will you spend the day trying to stop the leak, but you have to move your furnishings to safety. It could take hours. Waterproofing the exterior of your home can help you avoid this unfortunate scenario. However, it is important that you avoid these mistakes that other homeowners make with the waterproofing.  Failing to Take Care of Runoff When it rains, water that fills your gutters is supposed to be pushed away from the foundation of your home by the downspouts.

  • Three Instances In Which You Should Consider Refinishing A Bathtub

    17 August 2017

    When it's time for a new bathtub, you might instinctively begin to look for a sale in the home supply store flyers that arrive in your mailbox. While buying a new tub is certainly one avenue that you can explore, another idea is to refinish an existing tub. This isn't generally a job that you want to tackle on your own. Instead, hire a remodeling contractor who has experience with this work and can show you before-and-after images of other tubs that he or she has refinished.

  • Roll Up Your Sleeves On These Projects After Your Custom Home Is Built

    17 August 2017

    When you work with a builder to have a custom home designed and built, it's an exciting feeling to walk through the doors of the residence for the first time and see everything has been completed exactly how you want it. However, if you're looking to save a little money on this project — and you're adept with household projects — you might wish to inquire about how much you'd save by having the builder leave a few things for you to do.

  • 2 Mistakes To Avoid When Painting The Ceilings In Your Home

    26 July 2017

    If you are painting the rooms in your house, you may be hesitant to start on the ceilings, wondering what you can do to make the job easier. When you are ready to take on this part of the project, avoid the following mistakes when painting the ceilings in your home. Neglecting to Clear the Rooms One mistake you want to avoid when preparing to paint your ceiling is to leave everything in the rooms.

  • 3 Things To Consider When Demolishing A Building

    2 July 2017

    When old buildings fall into disrepair, they can become a safety hazard. Demolishing these unstable structures can be the easiest way to eliminate the hazards they pose, but the demolition process can be complex. If you are creating a demolition plan for an obsolete building in your area, here are three important things that you need to consider to ensure the success of the demolition process: 1. Look for experienced operators.