20 January 2015
The freeze and thaw cycles of winter can cause severe damage to asphalt. Water can seep down into the cracks in the asphalt where it will expand when it turns to ice. This can cause damage ranging from large potholes to severe cracking of the asphalt that can damage car tires, struts, and alignments. Cold patch, the traditional asphalt mixture used to fill potholes, will typically provide a temporary fix that might last only a few weeks - you will have to return every few weeks to put more cold patch into the pothole.
14 January 2015
Depending on where you live, your shingled roof should last for anywhere from 15 to 30 years. With proper care and maintenance, you can have a reliable roof as long as possible. Here are great care tips so you can keep your roof in great repair and help prevent entire roof replacement. Inspect your shingles often Wood shingles should be checked for signs of age and weather damage, including:
9 January 2015
Chances are you have spent many summers with your children either trying to come up with new ways to keep cool with homemade water slip and slides (made from heat sealed 3.5 millimeter plastic sheeting) and liter bottle showers or fielding repeated requests to visit a beach or water park. You may even have gone as far as making your very own PVC pipe water sprinkler for your backyard. However, none of these ideas have been long lasting and as the children grew, they have started to outpace the fun that can be had with even your most ingenious sponge bombs (made from kitchen sponges).
6 January 2015
When your foundation needs repair work, you have to consider a few factors before you complete any of the work. Understanding these factors is the best way to prevent further damage to your home. Once you have this additional information, it will be easier to determine which services you need to repair your home's foundation. Foundation Vents When your home has a crawlspace, you will have additional items to think about before you repair your foundation.
30 December 2014
Heating your home represents a huge expense. Anything you can do to heat your home more efficiently can help to keep costs low. You can improve your efficiency by sealing leaks in your ducts, updating your windows, or using thermal curtains. However, if you have an older furnace, your best efforts will not be as effective as they could be. Replacing your furnace with a newer, more efficient furnace can help you to keep your home comfortable through the winter and keep your costs down at the same time.
22 December 2014
When some home situations and crises hit, homeowners may take time to assess their situation and to find cost-effective resolutions to the dilemma. There are some circumstances, however, that warrant immediate intervention from a professional that can curb further inconvenience, prevent property damage, and avoid potential injury. Five issues that merit a professional immediately include: Air conditioning repair When you air conditioner goes on the fritz, don't take a chance by trying to fix it yourself.
17 December 2014
Holes and gashes in a window screen can be a real pain, especially in the heat of summer, when insects are a problem. Luckily, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to replace a damaged screen. If you have window screens in need of some attention, read on. This article will teach you how to get them fixed in no time flat. Repair vs. Replace There's no reason to bother replacing a screen completely if it can be repaired.