20 June 2016
Fireplaces need to be cleaned periodically or they become a fire hazard. This is because smoke buildup inside a fireplace can lead to the development of a substance called "creosote." Creosote is a sticky, smelly, highly combustible substance that can easily catch fire when a fireplace is in use. How can you tell if your fireplace needs to be cleaned? You likely won't notice just by using it that your chimney needs to be cleaned.
13 April 2016
If one of your children accidentally hit your wooden garage door with a baseball, it most likely left a small dented area that put the wood in a flawed state. Making a repair to a wood panel in your garage door's exterior can be done on your own with the help of a few simple materials. Take a look at the following tips to fill in a dent in your wooden garage door yourself so it is no longer visible.
8 April 2016
Over its lifetime, your furnace is bound to lose some of its efficiency. Usually, decreased airflow is a result of a furnace that simply has not been serviced in a while. Most people call professional HVAC contractors to inspect and service their furnace. The motor and gas lines within the furnace should definitely be handled by licensed professionals. However, there are several components of a normal furnace that can be easily checked and often repaired to make it more efficient.
8 April 2016
Working in the construction industry is all about making sure you have the tools that you need to get the job done. The last thing you want to deal with is the disappointment that can arise when you're offered a high paying project, only to find that your inventory doesn't include the heavy machinery that you need, and your budget won't allow you to make the purchase. However, before you say no to an opportunity that could help you expand your business, you should consider renting construction equipment.
8 April 2016
Laminate floors are great for residential property owners who want a low maintenance, no-nonsense product. Many people are drawn to laminate because they are so easy to own. But, laminate floors are also very stylish. They are much more affordable than wood or tile floors and the installation is so much faster. At the same time, laminate floors are very cheap and easy to maintain over the years. It is easy to see why laminate floors are used in so many different types of construction.
8 April 2016
Propane delivery companies offer a range of options regarding how they deliver propane. You will want to inform yourself about these options both when trying to determine which propane delivery service to patronize and when determining how you would like propane to be delivered to your home. Spare Tanks Vs. Exchange Tanks When receiving a delivery, you have the option between a spare tank and an exchange tank. A spare tank is a full tank that is simply delivered without the need to exchange an empty tank.
16 March 2016
Heat pumps are a relatively new invention in the world of home climate control. As a result, there are many homeowners who don't know what a heat pump is, how it works, what it does and whether or not a heat pump is right for them. Knowing the answers to these questions can help you decide whether or not you want a heat pump for yourself. What does a heat pump do?
19 February 2016
The challenge with remodeling a small bathroom is that you do not have a great deal of space with which to work. However, with the right choices, you can live large in your small space. Here are some tips to maximize your small bathroom and get the look you want. Use Lighting to Create an Illusion The lighting in your bathroom can help make your bathroom seem larger than it actually is.
1 February 2016
As with most things, both wood and cement siding have advantages and disadvantages. Which one you choose for your home depends on personal tastes, styles, and opinions. Cost and maintenance also play a fairly sizable role in the decision. Fiber Cement Siding Fiber cement siding is a man-made product pressed together to form shingles/planks, board-and-batten, or clapboard. It can be painted after installation, but it can also be purchased primed and painted.
12 January 2016
If you live in a heavily wooded area, you may wince each time a thunderstorm rolls through for fear some of your trees won't survive the high winds. These concerns may be even more valid if you have dead or dying trees within falling reach of your home. While you may be reluctant to pay hundreds of dollars to have a tree professionally removed when you already have a chainsaw in your garage, a poorly-planned tree removal can be dangerous or even deadly.