28 February 2017
Painting is an inexpensive, yet dramatic way to change the look of a room, and it can also be done easily and quickly. However, knowing what colors to choose may be the hardest decision you will make when preparing to paint. The choices are nearly infinite, and standing in the paint aisle can be overwhelming. The good news is that you can make decisions about paint colors if you know just a few simple principles and guidelines.
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.
27 February 2017
Siding installed on your home can give your home's exterior a uniform and attractive appearance while making its up-keep low or maintenance-free, depending on the type of siding you have installed. Fiber cement siding is an increasingly popular type of siding for homes, as it has the look of wood, but is resistant to rot and insects and can be relatively inexpensive compared to other types of siding. Fiber cement siding is made of Portland cement, sand, wood pulp, and other binding materials, which makes it easy to paint and allows it to hold the paint well to prevent peeling and flaking.
23 February 2017
Home sewer clogs can be caused by three main reasons: flushing the wrong materials into your toilets, tree roots growing into your sewer line, and an aging sewer line that has collapsed. Taking care to only flush sewer-appropriate products into your line can help prevent the first cause, but you may not have much control over the other two. Tree roots naturally seek out nutrients and moisture within your sewer line and can easily enter through a small crack or unsealed connection.
23 February 2017
As the hot summer months approach, you may not be thinking too much about your driveway. But it's the one thing that can benefit from some simple early planning. From making sure it's protected from the elements all the way to ensuring some new summer shrubbery doesn't damage the surface, here are three ways to make sure your asphalt driveway is summer-safe. Apply a Seal Coat Changes in the weather can affect paved driveways, whether they're made of asphalt or concrete.
22 February 2017
If you've recently agreed to the construction of a modular home on your own lot or plot of land, you're probably excited to move in and begin installing key appliances and adding your own personal touches to your new place. However, modular homes—due in large part to their air-tight construction in a climate-controlled environment—can hold onto more moisture than site-built or manufactured homes, making humidity control key to keeping your new home mold- and mildew-free.
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.