Building An Addition: A Homeowner's Guide

  • 3 Ways To Make Your Asphalt Driveway Summer-Safe

    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.

  • What Are Your Best Heating And Cooling Options For A Modular Home?

    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.

  • 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.

  • 3 Essential Roof Repair Safety Tips

    21 February 2017

    Roof repair is a job that many people choose to leave to a professional roofing contractor. However, many roof maintenance and repair tasks are not out of reach for DIY-oriented homeowners if they know how to stay safe on a roof. Here are three essential roof safety tips that you should use for every roofing project. Choose the Right Ladder The first area where roof safety comes into play is the ladder that you use to reach your roof.

  • Window Framing 101: Tips for DIY Repair

    21 February 2017

    Sometimes the best way to give your home a fresh new look is to replace your old, damaged window frames. If your window frames are showing signs of wear and weathering, you can do the work on your own to give your home the look you have wanted. Instead of dismissing the project as too complicated or complex, take some time to read through this guide so you can see how easy the job really is.

  • 4 Tips For Maintaining The Plumbing In Your Bathroom

    26 January 2017

    When it comes to maintaining your bathroom, it's all about the plumbing. The plumbing needs to be well maintained to ensure that every function works correctly. If one appliance is broken, it can affect the rest of the plumbing in the room, as well. On top of this, if you don't have another bathroom in your home, it can make getting ready in the morning almost impossible, not to mention you may have to actually leave your home to use the bathroom.