11 February 2015
Once a common fixture in warehouses and unfinished basements, concrete flooring is now making appearances in upscale homes and expensive hotels. Concrete flooring offers versatility, durability and practicality all in one material. If you're thinking about using concrete flooring in your home, consider these benefits as you make your decision. Easy to Maintain Concrete floors require very little maintenance. When the floor becomes dirty, mopping with warm water and mild detergent is generally enough to get it clean.
9 February 2015
Flat roofs are common among businesses and apartment buildings, and while they do have advantages, these roof types are susceptible to damage from winter precipitation and storm activity. These tips will help you protect your flat roof from winter's snow and ice. Keep the Roof Top Clear Leaves and sticks will likely blow onto the roof in fall and early winter. This buildup of organic debris can harbor moisture, causing the roofing material and wood beneath to degrade with time.
28 January 2015
Asphalt makes for a fairly sturdy driveway with relative longevity compared to other building materials. However, time, weather and use can all take a toll on the asphalt and eventually leave you with cracks and/or sunken sections. The result doesn't look pretty, but you might still be tempted to leave the flaws alone instead of paying to have the driveway redone. But there are a few reasons you might not want to leave those driveway repairs for a later date.
20 January 2015
The harsh cold of winter can have a significant effect on your utility bill. This is especially true if your windows are older or lack an Energy Star rating. What qualifies windows for this rating, and why is it essential to keeping your home warm in the winter time? Here is what you should look for. Energy Efficient An Energy Star rating simply means that your windows are energy efficient. Energy Star-rated windows will not lose heat the way that regular single-pane windows will.
15 January 2015
Iron fencing has been used for centuries both as a deterrent to trespassers and for decorative purposes. If you want to use iron fencing to decorate or protect your home, it may be helpful to learn some ways in which creative planning can help you save on the cost of the fencing, from purchase to installation. Use the information below to help you plan your fencing strategy so you can get the most benefit from this high quality method of implementing boundaries around your yard:
14 January 2015
Did you know that practically every house has either active mold or mold spores in it? If this is enough to make your skin crawl, then you should know the areas in your home where mold is most likely to thrive and become a potential problem. This way, you can tackle any mold that exists in your home quickly, and create a healthier environment for you and your family. Mold grows where it can thrive
7 January 2015
Many homes have their electric water heater temperature set far too high. When they do this, they are not only wasting energy, they are creating a burn hazard within their home. It's usually best to set your water heater temperature to 120°F. Doing so will save you a lot on your monthly energy bills. In addition, you won't have to worry about small children accidentally scalding themselves by turning on the hot water faucet.