29 July 2016
If your business is located in a climate that remains cold throughout most of the year and you have encountered frozen plumbing outdoors on various occasions, learn how to thaw out the pipe sections by completing the steps below. Once water flows freely through the plumbing, you can ward off additional problems by adding a layer of thermal insulation to each of the pipe sections that are exposed. Supplies Needed
28 June 2016
If you're having a new roof put on this summer, you'll want to get itemized quotes from multiple roofing contractors. Itemized quotes make it easy to compare different contractors' bids, and they go into more detail than just the price of a job. With itemized quotes, you can also compare the quality of the materials that will be used and the schedule that the work will be done on. Here's how.
28 June 2016
Are you tired of searching for ways to keep your home cooler and reduce your AC costs, only to find that implementing the cost-saving tips you find will likely cost you more than you save? There are ways to keep your home cooler without spending a bundle. Here are some tips to get you started: Don't cook inside. When the temperature climbs, turn to cold dishes like salad and sandwiches for your meals.
20 May 2016
If you own a business and have been searching for a low-cost, sustainable option for storage and warehouse use, metal buildings are a viable option. Thanks to new materials and modes of construction, metal buildings are more affordable and sustainable than ever before. Read on to learn more about the many benefits associated with choosing metal buildings for your business needs. Roof Longevity Since metal buildings also have metal roofs, the need for replacing them is much less frequent than that of a standard roof.
20 May 2016
If you live in an arid region, or simply want to conserve water in your garden, and want to have some colorful flowers, then here are 4 options to consider. Russian Sage This plant is native to Afghanistan, Turkey, Iran and areas in Central Asia. It has bright purple flowers and is very drought resistance. The plant will grow anywhere from three to five feet in height and blooms from the summer until October.
4 May 2016
Winter time heating bills are a cause of worry in many households. To help reduce the expense of keeping your home as warm as you'd like it, it's a good idea to undertake some simple insulation projects. This article will address one relatively common source of heat leaks—the attic hatch—and teach you how to fix it. Sealing the gap beneath the trim. The portion of an attic hatch visible from the room or hallway below is often bordered by a decorative trim.
14 April 2016
Producing an attractive residential landscape design in a wet climate can be a challenge. Many plants can't tolerate permanently wet soil, because of a condition known as "wet feet." Knowing how to choose plants that can handle the wet soil and how to reduce the amount of water in the soil can help you design a beautiful residential landscape. Garden with Native Plants You almost can't go wrong by gardening with native plants, because you know they'll be suited to your climate regardless of how wet it happens to be.
30 March 2016
As a homeowner, having a heating system is essential. Without heating, your family can become extremely uncomfortable in your own home during the winter season. However, having the heater running can increase your electricity bill. But, if you run your heater efficiently, you can avoid this. In order to efficiently run the heater in your home, here are four things you should know about it: Closing Off a Room Doesn't Save on Electricity Costs: Many homeowners believe that by shutting the vents off in the rooms that aren't being used in the house, they will save money on heating costs.
4 March 2016
Faulty stove burners can be a daily inconvenience, even for someone who doesn't love to cook. If your stove's burner is acting up, you might be surprised just how simple it is to diagnose what's causing the issue. Here are the steps you can take to figure out the problem without professional help. Do The Burner Shuffle Before you open up your stove and have a look around to find the cause of the problem, you first need to find out if the issue is with your burner.
10 February 2016
Many homes have wood shingles or siding panels for its exterior décor, and they require maintenance in order to look as good as possible. Follow these tips for how to maintain the aesthetically pleasing look of wood siding all year-round. Paint The Siding In order to make wood last a long time, it will need occasional painting or staining. This is because wood that is untreated can easily decay, form mildew, or have a pest infestation.