Building An Addition: A Homeowner's Guide

  • Completing Thermal Processes Successfully

    1 March 2017

    Pure metals and metal alloys serve as critical components in many of the products that are manufactured throughout the world. These metal products are used extensively in the construction industry, which means they must be able to retain their strength and integrity over time. Thermal processes are applied to metal construction materials to ensure their durability and performance well into the future. Here are three tips that you can use to ensure you are able to successfully complete the application of thermal processes to your metal products in the future.

  • Addressing Your Home's Low Water Pressure

    28 February 2017

    Access to indoor plumbing is a convenience that modern homeowners have grown accustomed to. In addition to taking running water for granted, many homeowners assume that the water flowing into their home will be pressurized correctly. When water pressure is too low, it can serve as a serious source of inconvenience. Homes that rely on a well to supply their indoor water can suffer from low water pressure. Here are three things that you can do to address your home's low water pressure problems in the future.

  • 4 Problems That Can Arise From Poor Gutter Maintenance

    28 February 2017

    It is just as important to maintain your gutters as it is to maintain the rest of your home's exterior. Damaged gutters can cause significant damage to your home's roof, siding, and foundation, so it is important for every homeowner to understand the risks of damaged gutters and how to avoid them. Here are four problems that can arise from failing to maintain your home's gutters. Falling Gutters Naturally, the part of your home that is in direct danger from poor gutter maintenance is your gutters themselves.

  • Six Selection Tips To Help You Make Decisions About Paint Colors

    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.

  • 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.

  • How To Clean, Prepare, And Paint Your Home's Fiber Cement Siding

    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.

  • 2 Options To Help You Repair And Replace Your Home's Sewer Line

    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.