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 One of the main reasons to have a home rewired is that it may have outdated wires that would no longer pass building codes.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.
31 July 2016
If you just had a remodeling job done in your bathroom and you opted for bronze fixtures on your sink, you are most likely enjoying the pleasing appearance they add to your decor. To keep your bronze fixtures looking as wonderful as they do after they are first installed, proper maintenance should be done regularly. Here are a few tips you can use to ensure these fine-looking pieces look their best for years to come.
31 July 2016
Many older homes, especially those built in the 18th century, had roofs shingled with slate tiles. During the 18th century, slate was shipped to the early American states from Wales. Slate shingles were popular because they were stylish and provided great protection for homes. If you are planning to restore an older house with a slate roof, preserving the slate shingles can be an essential aspect of also maintaining the home's historical value and appeal.
14 July 2016
Are you suffering from a leaking roof? There are certain parts of the roof that will likely leak more than others, especially after storm damage. Here's a look at the most common spots, so you can quickly get the sections fixed and make your home watertight. On the House's South or West Sides The south and west sides of houses always get the most exposure to the elements. It could be from the strong winds or large amounts of rainfall and snow in the winter months.
29 June 2016
When planning for your first in-ground pool, where you put it can be one of the most important factors to getting a pool you'll love and spend less time maintaining. But how can you know what to look for when placing it? Here are 4 ways to find the perfect site. Leave Enough Room. If you have a small yard or an otherwise limited space to place the pool, avoid the tendency to put as much pool as possible into the spot.
8 June 2016
Upscale theme parks have incorporated high-tech means of making their theme parks safer, more secure and they have stopped ticket thefts and transfers from occurring. If you want to keep your theme park as safe and secure as these others, you may want to incorporate some of the same commercial doors that they do. Here is a closer look at your options and how each works to keep your park visitors safe and happy.
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.