• Avoiding A Draft When Installing A Window

    28 July 2017

    If you do not install your window properly, there is a risk that you will experience an air leak. New windows or replacement windows need to fit perfectly into the space that the window was designed for or else there will be gaps through which air can flow and change the temperature of your home.  Assemble Your Tools Before you begin installing the window, it is important to make sure that you have all of the tools for the installation project so you do not have to travel back and forth.

  • 3 Reasons To Consider Cool Roofing Materials

    31 July 2016

    When the time comes to get a new roof installed on your home, your initial instinct may be to replace the materials with the exact kind that you currently have. While this can be a safe choice, it may not be the best one that you can make for homes in climates that have very hot summers. Consider these reasons to use cool roofing materials instead. For Yourself There are many benefits that you'll see as a homeowner when you switch to cool roofing materials like tile, metal, or slate.

  • When You Should Have Your Home Rewired

    31 July 2016

    When your home is 50 years old or older, it is a good idea to have it inspected by a residential electrical service to determine if your home should be rewired. One of the main reasons to have a home rewired is that it may have outdated wires that would no longer pass building codes. Having faulty wiring replaced with new wiring is essential because faulty wiring is one of the leading causes of fires.

  • How To Replace A Bulb In A Recessed Light Fixture

    23 May 2016

    If you have a damaged recessed light bulb in your home, you don't have to replace the whole fixture. Changing a recessed light bulb can be tricky, since little space exists between the bulb and fixture, but it isn't impossible to change the bulb yourself. Here are some tips to change a recessed light bulb. Prepare to Work For this project, you need a ladder, voltage tester, duct tape, and a replacement recessed light bulb.

  • Kick Drainage To The Curb

    21 October 2015

    Huge puddles are a pain. You know, the ones that make you wonder if your car is just going to float as you drive through them. Or the ones that flood your yard, turning your lawn into one big swamp. When building a home or place of business, there are a few things you can do to ensure that rainwater is properly drained so that it doesn't damage your property. 

  • Locked Out? How To Use Smartphone Apps To Open And Start Your Car

    18 August 2015

    When you're locked out of your car, time is of the essence. While waiting 15 minutes for a locksmith to show up isn't going to put you extremely behind schedule, you also have to factor in the amount of time it takes for the locksmith to do their job. Every minute that you spend waiting for a locksmith to unlock your car, pull your ignition and make a new key is another minute wasted.

  • Why Laminate Flooring Is The Way To Go

    19 June 2015

    If you want to add style and class to any room in your house, look no further than laminate flooring. Laminate floors are made in a wide range of styles. You can find laminate wood planks that are actually made out of real hardwood with a laminate top. You can also find laminate tiles that are printed and made with the texture to replicate stone tile. Basically, you can achieve the look of exotic products like stone, travertine, hardwood, or slate without the high price tag and annoying upkeep.

  • Planning An Outdoor Wedding? Remember These 3 Things When Renting Portable Restrooms

    5 December 2014

    When you're getting married outdoors, there are a number of things you need to do. Renting portable restrooms for your guests might be on a very long list of things to take care of, but a bit of attention to the restrooms before your wedding day will help ensure that you won't have to worry about them when the big day finally arrives. Here are three things to remember when you are renting portable restrooms for your outdoor wedding.

  • Moving A Fruit Tree To A New Location

    30 November 2014

    If you have moved from one home to another, you may want to move your fruit tree with you. It is very difficult to grow a tree from seed, and you need to wait for many years before being able to get fruit from the tree. If you have a fruit tree that you just cannot leave behind, it is possible to bring it to your new home if you are careful.

  • 3 Steps To Winterizing Your Garage Doors

    19 November 2014

    Make your garage door a priority in your list of your winterizing jobs. Together with the approaching cold weather, it's a good idea to winterize your garage doors as soon as you possibly can. Don't wait until the snow starts coming down before you start winterizing. A well-insulated garage provides usable workspace throughout the year, even when the outside temperatures fall to all-time lows. Here are three useful steps that you could use now to winterize your garage doors.