• 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.

  • Did Gophers Cause Your Constant Sewer Line Backups?

    31 July 2016

    If your sewer lines keep backing up, and you have gophers living on your property, you may wonder if the two problems are related. They just might be. Gophers can cause a great deal of damage to your landscape and gardens. The pests can also wreak havoc on underground pipelines, such as electrical, sprinkler, water, and sewer lines, by creating tunnels throughout your property. If the tunnels collapse the soil in your yard, it can cause many problems, including sewer line backups.

  • Two Distinct Types Of Well Pump Service: Why You Should Clarify Prior To Scheduling A Service Call

    31 July 2016

    There are two distinct types of well pump services. There are installation services and then there are repair and replacement services. When you are looking for one type of well pumps service, be sure to get the right one for what you need. Here are some reasons why you need to clarify what services you need prior to scheduling a service call. Some Well Contractors Only Provide One Service or the Other

  • Want To Mix Things Up In Your Home? Paint The Walls Chalkboard In The 3 Most Useful Places

    31 July 2016

    Most homeowners stick to the norm when it comes to features in their home. But, you may not want to follow the same trend, and therefore you might seek out things that you can do differently. As long as these adjustments provide you with enjoyment or functionality, it really makes no difference at all. If your walls have not been painted in a long time and need a fresh paint job, you can get creative with painting.

  • 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 One of the main reasons to have a home rewired is that it may have outdated wires that would no longer pass building codes.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.

  • Properly Caring For Your Bronze Sink Fixtures

    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.

  • Learning More About Restoring The Slate Roof On Your Older Home

    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.

  • Is Your Roof Leaking? Here Are Some Of The Most Common Spots Where Roofs Leak

    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.

  • Location, Location, Location -- 4 Tips For Placing Your First Swimming Pool

    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.

  • Commercial "Door" Options For Your Amusement Park: How To Make Your Park Safer And More Secure

    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.