Retractable screens are so handy to have. They mean no more screen doors suddenly swinging shut and banging loudly against the door frame. But these screens are like any other household fixture in that they can eventually start to have problems if you don't keep an eye on them. And with "invisible" retractable screens, which are barely visible when closed, it's inevitable that someone will run into the screen and nearly yank it out of its tracks.
7 November 2018
Having a private water well can be a source of freedom, especially if you live in a rural area. You don't have to depend on city water supplies, and you don't have to pay to have water delivered. You also don't have to pay a monthly water bill, which turns into a lifetime of savings. However, some people avoid drilling a well because of mistaken beliefs or myths about wells and well water.
25 September 2018
Brick patios are very popular. They can be long-lasting if installed properly, but sometimes the mortar in between the bricks may eventually wear down from weather and usage, causing your mortar to be uneven. If you leave it this way, your bricks may move out of place and you'll end up with an uneven patio. Filling in the mortar in between the bricks is important, but it needs to be done properly.
8 August 2018
Insulation is a commonly misunderstood part of homes, and this can lead to issues when homeowners are needing to have work done on their insulation. In particular, homeowners will find that learning some of the basics about insulation work can help them as they navigate this aspect of home ownership. Will Insulation Ever Need To Be Replaced? Some homeowners will assume that their insulation will never need to be replaced once it is installed.
30 June 2018
If you're an avid dog owner and are having a custom home built, you'll want to think of features that will cater to your four-legged friends. One such feature is a washbasin in a suitable location — perhaps near one of the exterior doors or maybe even in the garage. This fixture will allow you to wash your dog with ease after a muddy walk in the woods or a trip to the nearest beach.
17 May 2018
Laminate surfaces are made from several sheets of plastic or Kraft paper glued to particle board. However, you may grow tired of the laminate, but you don't want the cost and hassle of replacement. If the laminate surface is still in good shape, consider installing ceramic tiles directly over the surface to change the look. Follow these steps to update your laminate countertops with ceramic tile. Prepare to Lay the Tile
29 March 2018
If you're embarrassed by your ugly asphalt driveway, then you should consider having it repaired. There are ways of fixing a worn down driveway that are more affordable than installing a new driveway. Here's why your driveway has deteriorated and how a contractor can make it look like new. What Things Age Asphalt Asphalt is durable, but weather conditions take a toll on it. UV rays are particularly damaging in that they can fade the color from rich black to pale gray.
9 January 2018
There are very few home remodels that are as worthwhile as roof replacement. Replacing your roof is going to cost a fair chunk of change, but it is also going to benefit your home in many ways that you might not even imagine. A new roof will help reduce your monthly HVAC bills. It will increase your property value. It will also make your home look new. This article explains why homeowners love synthetic roofing products.
9 January 2018
It's time once again to cover up your pool for the winter. Even if you live in an area where winters aren't that bad, your pool is less likely to see use -- and more likely to see leaves and dirt fall into the water. Covering up the pool for winter is easy, but the covers don't cure all. Here's what you have to keep in mind when you place that plastic across the water:
27 November 2017
With a good maintenance routine for asphalt pavements, you will be able to reduce wear and make pavements last longer. There are solutions such as, seal coating and curbing that will help to reduce some of the most serious problems with asphalt pavements such as cracks and erosion. Here are some tips that will help ensure that your asphalt pavement lasts for years with few problems: 1. Curbing to Stop Erosion at The Ages of Pavement
26 October 2017