Having a home near a beach makes for some beautiful views and fun times. However, the salt air can do a number on your appliances. Namely, the corrosion caused by the high salt content can cut years off the lifespan of your air conditioner, requiring you to repair or replace it more often than normal. Here are a couple of things you can do to protect your air conditioner from the deleterious effects of the salt water.
23 May 2016
If you're building a new home, you might be looking for ways to cut costs anytime that you can. One good way to do so is with the roof. You don't want to skimp on the roof too much, since it's such an important part of the house. However, if you follow these tips, you can save money on the new roof while still ending up with a roof that you can rely on.
5 May 2016
If you are the owner of a company or a factory that needs to store a lot of excess merchandise or parts, you will likely have a stockroom where all of these items are located. You may have run into the problem that the way you have your shelves set up does not match your storage needs for your current stock of merchandise or parts. You might have the shelves set up so that there are a number of very large spaces when you had larger pieces of merchandise or parts, but now you only have smaller items and are wasting a lot of space.
19 April 2016
Before you and your family can move into your new ranch style custom home, it has to be built. Although you might be anxious to start construction, it is important to carefully plan the building of your home. Here are some of the most common mistakes made during new construction that you should factor into your planning. Trying to Build It Alone Unless you have professional experience with building a house, it is ideal to rely on professionals to help build your home.
7 March 2016
Having your building renovated can give you a fresh, new space for your business, your employees and your customers, but the construction process can be a bit disruptive to your everyday operations. This is particularly true if you are renovating the restrooms or if the restrooms won't be accessible during the construction process. Portable restroom trailers can help to keep your customers, employees and construction contractors happy throughout the construction process.
20 January 2016
If the energy efficiency of your house is suffering, you could benefit from upgrading your home's insulation. While you may be tempted to use traditional materials like fiberglass, spray foam insulation is a viable alternative to keep the cold from seeping in through your attic's walls. Here is some essential information about the material. Pros and Cons of Spray Foam Many homeowners like using spray foam because the material expands. The shape that the foam creates forms well around cracks of all shapes and sizes.
1 January 2016
Whether you are looking to build a deck, build a small shed or tackle another type of DIY project, you might be looking forward to getting started. One thing that you might not be looking forward to, however, is spending your hard-earned cash on lumber. Lumber can be pretty expensive, but there are ways that you can save a lot of money on this aspect of your project. To save money on your lumber, try these simple tips.
15 December 2015
Winter storms bring with them lots of heavy snow and ice, which can cause damage to your gutters. Preparing your gutters for winter storms can ensure proper water drainage from your home and prevent ice dams on the sides of the building. Here are three critical steps to take before the first winter snowfall to keep your gutters working smoothly all the way until the spring. Have Your Gutters Cleaned
27 November 2015
Boilers can be a great way to efficiently heat your home and water for plumbing. They can be used for many different types of heating systems, including central HVAC and radiant flooring systems. They can also be combined with green technologies to help make your home even more energy efficient. Here are some of the things that you can do to make your boiler more energy efficient: 1. Installing Solar Collectors To Reduce Energy Consumption
9 November 2015
The mortar between the bricks in a chimney should leave no place for water to settle. This will prevent water from pooling up, freezing, and damaging the chimney through the process of frost wedging. Over time, however, the mortar in your chimney can start to wear out, and as it does, it can lead to damage to the bricks in your chimney. Whenever you notice that the mortar in your chimney is starting to fail, you need to act to repair it.
21 October 2015