Building An Addition: A Homeowner's Guide

  • 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.

  • Is Your Outdated Home Exterior And Eye Sore? Get Vinyl Siding

    1 March 2017

    You never want your house to be the one in the neighborhood that everyone is complaining about, or that looks like it doesn't belong because its older or poorly taken care of. This can be socially embarrassing and it devalues your property. If this is happening to you there are a few things you want to consider doing, so you can help improve your house and make it look better with one investment.

  • What's Going On With Your Ductless Heat Pump?

    1 March 2017

    It is important to troubleshoot any problems that you have with your ductless heat pump. If you delay troubleshooting, the issue could worsen and lead to higher expenses for repair. Troubleshooting also gives you the information needed to discuss the problem with your HVAC technician. Here are some common heat pump problems and some basic steps you can take.   Heat Pump Does Not Start There are a number of reasons that a ductless heat pump will not start.

  • Septic Tank Pumping Tips

    1 March 2017

    Many homes throughout the country rely on septic systems for the proper disposal of wastewater and refuse. Over time, the tank holding this wastewater and refuse can fill up. To prevent a serious plumbing disaster, you need to get your septic tank pumped regularly. Here are three tips that you can use to ensure your pumping experience is a positive one. 1. Partner with the right contractor. It's important that you work only with a licensed and bonded contractor from a company like Lutzky Contracting when it comes to getting your septic tank pumped.

  • Preventative Maintenance To Keep Your HVAC System Running Properly

    1 March 2017

    Access to a functional HVAC system ensures that you will be able to maintain a comfortable temperature inside your home, regardless of how hot or cold it gets outside. Keeping your HVAC system in good repair should be a critical part of your home maintenance routine. Here are three simple preventative maintenance tasks that you can perform to help eliminate the need for costly HVAC repairs in the future. 1. Check the air filter regularly.

  • Gutter Installation: Don't Forget These Rules

    1 March 2017

    Installing your own gutters can save you money. However, there are also mistakes you can make that can be very expensive. There are a couple of things you will need to do in order to make sure that your gutter installation is successful. Use Durable Materials Install gutters that have the most durable materials that you can afford. This will help you avoid problems that would cause damage to the rest of your home if your gutters were to fail.

  • Chainsaw Safety Essential Tips

    1 March 2017

    The chainsaw is one of the most common tools that is used for tree removal. However, if you are not careful, the chainsaw can place you in danger. It is essential that anyone who will be using a chainsaw to remove a tree receive proper training. However, even those who have been trained on how to correctly use a chainsaw can sustain injuries. Wear Protective Equipment Always wear protective equipment when using a chainsaw.