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.
29 December 2015
Are you tired of the way your bathroom looks? Do you want to freshen it up, but don't have a huge budget? A bathroom makeover doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. There are quick and simple things you can do to update your bathroom, even if it still looks like a picture from a 70's magazine. Here are a few ideas to get you started: Refinish the bathtub: Bathtub refinishing is going to be less expensive than purchasing an entirely new bathtub and paying to have it installed.
22 December 2015
Hiring a crane service is a good way to get the job done without having to invest in the equipment and employees that you would otherwise have to invest in. However, when you hire a crane service to do work for your company, it is important to choose a service that conducts itself in the right manner. Otherwise, you could have accidents or other issues to deal with. These are three things that you should always insist on when hiring a crane service (such as Winslow Crane Service Co); otherwise, you may need to choose another service to help you get the job done.
4 December 2015
Nothing beats waking up to a hot, steamy shower. Yet if your water heater isn't performing up to snuff, you may find that your morning showers have become a little tepid. Luckily, lackluster water heating can often be addressed by flushing the tank. Read on to learn just how to perform this important piece of maintenance. The Importance of Flushing The heat generated by your water tank causes minerals such as calcium and magnesium to form deposits.
17 November 2015
Rain gutter downspouts that freeze can often result in damage to your house over the course of a winter. Knowing how rain gutter downspouts do damage and how to prevent that from happening can help you take care of your home this winter. What can you do to prevent your rain gutter downspout from freezing this winter? The best thing you can do is to clean out the gutters, then unclog the downspout.
29 October 2015
Ways to Use a Forklift Wrong (and How to Do It Right) The safe operation of a forklift requires common sense and knowledge of how to use a forklift from the time you crank the engine until it is parked. Several stages are required and must be followed to protect you and your fellow workers. One very important rule is never operate a forklift unless you have been trained and licensed. Perform an inspection before you use the forklift, and make sure all your gauges are working correctly.
14 October 2015
The humidifier on your furnace directs water vapor into the duct system to spread moisture in the air throughout your home during the winter. The moisture in the air helps keep the house warmer on cold days (due to the increased humidity level), and helps keeps your skin from drying out. The solenoid open and closes the valve on the humidifier to let the water vapors into the furnace ducts. If the solenoid won't open, the humidifier won't work and your house can get very dry.
30 September 2015
Having a sturdy deer stand is important when hunting. Many of the deer stands that are on the market have a maximum weight limit that they can hold. If you are a larger man or woman, the weight may be too low to support your weight or too low for you to be able to fit someone else in the tree stand with you. If you want a safe and sturdy deer stand that you can use with confidence, consider having one made for you.
11 September 2015
Seal coating your driveway is important to keeping it in good shape for years to come. Without sealant, asphalt will become progressively harder and more brittle with exposure to the elements; in addition, dirt, water, and even oil and gas from vehicles can get into the porous asphalt and break it apart from the inside. However, it's not as simple as just throwing a coat of sealant on top. If you're going to have your driveway sealed, there are some things you need to know first.