• 5 Easy Ways For Senior Citizens To Save On Their Energy Bills

    19 November 2014

    Senior citizens spend a lot of their time at their home. Many are on a fixed income, which means it is important to keep an eye on monthly expenses. This includes electricity usage. Here are a few tips to help senior citizens save on their home electricity use: 1. Turn off or unplug electronics. Believe it or not, electronics can still be drawing power even when they are in standby mode and appear to be turned off.

  • The Retro Look: Retrofit Window Guards And Bars With Quick-Release Mechanisms

    19 November 2014

    Are you a homeowner whose home has old window guards or burglar bars on the windows? If so, you really do need to consider retrofitting the bars with a quick-release mechanism if you haven't already done so. Without a way to open the bars, residents in your home—including you—could be trapped if a fire breaks out. Guards and bars are meant to be tough, and you won't be able to simply push them out if you need to escape.

  • 3 Benefits Of Having A Sliding Glass Back Door Installed For Your Home

    17 November 2014

    Choosing the doors for your home can often be somewhat challenging because you need different doors depending on where they are located in your home. For your back entrance, one popular option is a sliding glass door. These doors are made up of two glass doors that are encased in a strong metal door frame. This article will discuss 3 benefits of having a sliding glass door installed as the back door for your home.

  • How Soil Mineral Content And Planted Trees Place Foundations At Risk

    12 November 2014

    Two very common causes of foundation damage are expansive soils and moisture-sucking tree roots. To prevent unnecessary foundation damage and repair, a homeowner should investigate what type of soil surrounds the proposed or existing foundation, and they should also take the foundation into account when planting trees. Expansive Soils House foundations face a high risk of cracking and damage in regions that have "expansive soils." Expansive soils consist of minerals that expand when exposed to moisture.

  • Ideas For A Cozy Porch Enclosure

    12 November 2014

    Are you like a number of other people who are not taking full advantage of having a porch? Perhaps you do not like sitting outside on your porch due to your dislike for bugs or the discomfort of outdoor weather. If this sounds like some of your reasoning, you could  benefit from considering a porch enclosure remodeling project. Read on to discover some screen porch enclosure upgrades that can make your porch more appealing for relaxation or entertaining guests.

  • 3 Reasons A New Metal Roof Is The Best Upgrade For Commercial Properties

    11 November 2014

    Is it time to replace the old roof on your commercial property, but you aren't sure what new material will be best? Consider metal for your next roofing option, and you'll experience a wide variety of benefits when you do. Metal roofing materials are ecologically beneficial, and they are going to save you money in a variety of ways throughout the years. Here are just a few of the reasons you want to get quotes for a new metal roof on your commercial building.

  • 7 Facts That Will Change Your Views About Slate

    11 November 2014

    Throughout our lives, we run into slate a lot. Many roofs are made from slate. Slate comes in a wide variety of different colors and patterns and can turn a roof into a piece of artwork. Here are eight things you probably didn't know about slate that will change your viewpoint on slate: Slate is a type of rock that is created when clay sediments, known as shale, are compressed and subjected to heat.

  • 4 Strange Ways An AC Installation May Enhance Your Health

    11 November 2014

    You already know that an air conditioner can keep you cool in the summer. But there are other benefits that you might not know about. The following are 4 strange ways an air conditioning system may help your health. 1. An AC May Help You Sleep The Night Away Your body needs a slightly cool environment to have a good sleep. The reason being that cooler temperatures allow your body to naturally produce a significant amount of melatonin.

  • 3 Tips For Keeping Your Bathroom Free Of Mildew

    10 November 2014

    Nothing is quite as refreshing as a nice hot shower. But when your bathroom is coated in unattractive mildew, that hot shower starts to get a lot less appealing. Luckily, it may be simpler than you think to whip your bathroom back into shape. If you've been wondering how to battle that unsightly mildew, read on. This article will present three tips for a mildew free bathroom. 1. Ventilate your bathroom.

  • How To Protect Your Home After A Burglary

    10 November 2014

    Being the victim of a home robbery is stressful enough, so you don't want to chance it happening a second time. Fortunately, you have options to keep your family and your possessions safe—from securing your identity to upgrading your windows and locks. Secure Your Accounts After the police leave, the first thing you need to do is call your bank and credit card companies. The big theft often happens after the bad guys leave your home, when they drain all your accounts.