• Compare More Than Just Price With Roofing Contractors' Itemized Quotes

    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.

  • Five Ways To Keep Your Home Cooler Without Spending A Dime

    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.

  • Discover The Many Benefits Of Metal Buildings

    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.

  • Add Color To Your Xeriscape With These Flowering Plants And Shrubs

    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.

  • How To Improve Heating Efficiency By Insulating Your Attic Hatch

    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.

  • Landscaping In A Wet Climate? Follow These Tips

    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.

  • 4 Things To Know About The Heater In Your Home

    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.