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
If you decide to tackle the painting process on your own, you must master the art of prep work to achieve excellent results. Your success in taping off the room directly influences the final appearance of the paintjob. Appropriate tape application and removal controls the paint lines and eliminates splatter on otherwise unpainted surfaces. Once you master taping off, you can complete nearly any paint project in your home, from one color coverage to intricately designed accent walls.
7 October 2015
Clogs in drains are frequently disasters-in-waiting. A clog causes flooding which, in turn, leads to potentially massive damage to an interior. Mercifully, certain clogs are pretty easy to deal with. Pouring drain cleaner breaks down the obstruction and opens up the pipes. When a little kid (or a big kid) drops a toy down a drain, however, the problem with a clogged drain becomes a bit more complicated. Drain cleaner is not exactly going to melt a toy helicopter made of metal and plastic.
23 September 2015
Gutter installers have already begun to receive phone calls this year as autumn begins in the farthest Northern points of the U.S. and leaves and twigs have begun filling gutters. If you find that you just cannot push yourself to climb another ladder and clean another gutter, there is help for you. You can also avoid the annual expense of hiring someone else to clean your gutters with some very useful gutter products and accessories.
3 September 2015