The look of wood is warm and inviting, but wood can also be susceptible to many problems with wear and rot. These problems can be substantially worse in a marine environment, which is why you may want to consider alternatives to conventional decking materials. There are some wood materials that can be a good choice for decking on a dock or other marine feature, such as tropical hardwoods and cypress. Domestic hardwoods such as white oak can also be a good choice for decking.
11 May 2016
The first step in a kitchen remodel doesn't require swinging a hammer or measuring a board. Before any work can be done, the project must first be conceptualized. Envisioning a completed remodel before any work is done, however, is difficult. If you're having your kitchen remodeled, here are two tips to help you conceptualize what you want the finished kitchen to look like. Pick Out Your Appliances Picking out appliances is fun and easy, and the appliances you select will impact some of the other decisions you make.
25 April 2016
Pre-fabricated metal buildings offer a number of advantages over traditional buildings constructed on site. This type of building is much less expensive than custom buildings. In addition, such buildings are very durable, are made with recyclable materials, can be erected in place much more quickly than a custom building and require little maintenance. They are also impervious to weather and insect damage and can withstand storms and high winds. There are a myriad of ways to use pre-fabricated metal buildings, just a few of which are listed below:
6 April 2016
Applying drywall trim is necessary for finishing corners and edges in home interiors. Overall, drywall installation is a relatively simple process. It does require heavy lifting, but most of the work is quite rudimentary. That being said, if you do not use the right product and properly apply it, your entire drywall job will look sloppy. If your edges are uneven, lumpy, or improperly textured, your drywall will not look too impressive.
30 March 2016
Animals can be tough on trees. Both young newly planted trees and mature old trees can fall prey to an animal. The trick to keeping your landscape trees safe from this type of damage is to know the common causes so that you can work to prevent it from happening. The following tips can help. Tip #1: Mulch Mindfully Mulch around the base of a tree helps prevent weed growth, protect roots, and conserve moisture.
11 March 2016
If you have done a lot of work to the inside of your home to update it but the outside is still an eyesore, it's time to make some changes. Making the exterior of the home match the interior will provide a lot of benefits, and you don't have to redo everything at once. There are a lot of small things that you can change, but starting with the siding is a great idea.
8 January 2016
Has your central air conditioning system cooled your house for years but is now having problems with cooling efficiency? The inefficiency of the system may stem from your not investing in preventive maintenance throughout the years. Find out below what kind of maintenance your air conditioning might need to regain efficiency as well as what a new system is estimated to cost. What Kind of Maintenance Does an Inefficient Air Conditioner Need?
18 December 2015
That drip of water, the moisture spots on the ceiling, the telltale water lines on the walls; it all indicates that you have moisture making its way inside of the house somewhere, but figuring out where is not always as easy as most homeowners think. Even though it is easy to assume that water seeming to come in from overhead must be from a bad roof, this is not always the case.
1 December 2015
The siding on your home is a big investment, so you want to get the most for your money. The siding you choose should add to the visual appeal of your home and enhance it's protection too. When making your choice, you need to compare the cost of the initial investment in siding materials against the cost of ongoing maintenance. When all factors are considered, fiber cement siding might be your best option.
13 November 2015
When you're a homeowner that's about to invest in a new seamless gutter system, there are a few things you should consider before you start. Seamless gutters are a great investment for your home, because they can offer a lifetime of worry-free protection and beauty when properly installed. But because there are so many options on the market, not to mention ways in which these gutters can be installed, there are some things you need to know before you have anything installed.
13 October 2015