How I Came to Love Construction

  • Algae On Your Asphalt Roof? Time For A Solid Metal Upgrade

    19 March 2015

    If the asphalt shingle roof on your home is showing signs of algae, and you notice a lot of discoloration, it's time for new shingles. Instead of using asphalt shingles, which can deteriorate over time, you may want to consider metal roof paneling instead. Metal roofing is more reliable and ecological option for your roofing needs and you are going to see a variety of benefits while you own the home.

  • Why You Should Hire A Contractor For Your Total Home Renovation

    9 March 2015

    If you have decided that it is finally time to renovate your entire home, you might want to hire a skilled general contractor to give you a hand. Sure, you can certainly do the renovations on your own, but there might just be too many benefits that you will not want to pass up on when you hire the right contractor for the job. Take a few moments to reflect on the following benefits that come with hiring a professional so you will be able to make the best decision for your personal situation and renovation plans.

  • 4 Signs Your Garage Door Needs To Be Replaced Or Repaired

    26 February 2015

    While your garage door is running smoothly, you probably don't put too much thought into it. However, when it becomes damaged or starts running poorly, it could pose a serious danger to your family. Check out these four signs that your garage door is damaged and needs to be replaced or repaired.   It Has Damage or Cosmetic Problems If your garage door has extensive cosmetic damage, such as scratching and rust, or if it has a lot of physical damage caused from wear and tear, storm damage or an accident, it's time to get it replaced.

  • Does Your Home Have Asbestos? Important Dos And Don'ts

    19 February 2015

    Asbestos started showing up in homes in the United States in the early 1900s. It was thought to be a perfect material for construction because it was fireproof and worked well as an insulator. As science evolved, it became clear that asbestos was doing far more harm than good when it came to people's health. As more and more people were diagnosed with severe health complications due to asbestos exposure, it was slowly phased out of the construction world.

  • Work At Home? Make Your Office More Interesting

    12 February 2015

    If you work at home and have your own office, you should try to make it as interesting as you can. Instead of walking into a boring office, give it a coat of paint to brighten it up, add some lighting, adorn your walls, and even some bobble heads. Below are some tips to turn your boring office into something you will not mind sitting in all day: Paint Because you work at home, you can choose whatever color you like for your office walls.

  • Troubleshooting Your Garage Door Opener

    9 February 2015

    Garage door openers can stop functioning for a variety of reasons.  While they may require repair, there are some situations where you'll be able to take care of the problem yourself.  Before you call someone to repair your garage door, these simple troubleshooting steps can help you to rule out basic issues before you call for help. Make Sure It's The Opener.  If your garage door isn't opening or closing properly, the first step is to determine whether it's the door, the tracks, or the opener itself.

  • Vanity And Cabinet Combos For Your Bathroom Remodel

    4 February 2015

    Your cabinetry and vanity play a large role in your overall bathroom design. While the two don't have to match necessarily, keeping them complementary is important for a cohesive design. Plan your bathroom remodel around an attractive vanity and cabinet combination. Furniture Style If you have a historical or cottage bathroom, cabinets and a vanity that at least look like stand-alone furniture work well. For instance, Better Homes and Gardens suggests having furniture-style feet and crown molding added to a built-in vanity and cabinet installation.

  • Looking For Quality In Residential Bath Plumbing: 6 Tips

    29 January 2015

    Plumbing a new toilet, bathtub or shower can take some dedicated work and attention to detail. To know more about how to spot a well-done plumbing project, check out this short list of common issues with residential plumbing in bathrooms. Straightness of Pipes Piping and plumbing projects need to be relatively straight and orderly. In some cases, too much slanting or crooked trajectories can be a sign of serious problems with a project that may not hold up over time.

  • Asphalt Repair: How To Repair Minor Damage To Your Driveway

    27 January 2015

    It is quite common for asphalt driveways to develop small cracks and potholes over the years. If your driveway has developed this type of damage, you should know that the process of repairing this damage yourself can actually be quite easy and affordable. Following the steps below will allow you to accomplish this task. Materials You Will Need cold asphalt mix water bucket (must be large enough to accommodate your entire batch of asphalt mix) mixing paddle trowel leaf blower or stiff bristle broom hand tamper Step 1: Clean Damaged Area

  • How To Protect Your Business

    20 January 2015

    When you own a business, you have a lot of things to worry about and plan for. One of those things is the security of your actual, physical place of business. Businesses are often subjected to robberies, vandalism, and other threats. Fortunately, there are many things you can do, in addition to having good, strong locks on every door and window, to keep your business safe. Replace Keys and Locks Regularly