If your area is prone to hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, high winds, damaging hail, or other storm situations, you need a plan for both protection and recovery. Buying the best defenses before a storm is good, but your property can still fall apart if you don't have a good recovery plan for when--not if--those defenses fail. Here are a few efficient storm preparation and property protection planning points, along with post-storm recovery tips.
6 February 2018
When you have an older house, you enjoy the unique architecture, woodwork, and charm that you don't see in homes today. However, the exteriors of more intricate older homes can begin to show their age, especially if they have not been well maintained in the past. If your old house exterior is starting to look tired, peeling, dirty, or decayed, here are some exterior upgrades you should consider in order to preserve or restore the exterior of your beautiful historic home.
23 December 2017
When building a new home, there are many huge decisions that you have to make. Perhaps one of the most consequential is choosing the right siding material. Not only will the exterior siding define the style of your home, it also effects the maintenance and energy efficiency of your home. Here are 2 stylish, but very different materials that are commonly used in building residential properties: Fiber Cement Siding Fiber cement is a siding material that is becoming more popular.
16 October 2017
If you are planning on installing pallet racking in your warehouse or other commercial or industrial property, you may be required to get a permit. Of course, whether or not this is necessary and the permit process itself will depend on where you operate your business and what the laws are in your area. These are some of the things that you may be required to have when you apply for your permit, such as:
16 October 2017
A foul-smelling HVAC system is a nuisance that few people can stand. Unfortunately, you may have no option but to breathe in foul air in your house if you don't know what is causing the foul air in the first place. Here are some of the reasons HVAC systems sometimes emit foul odor: Electrical Problem An electrical malfunction can cause a bad odor to emanate from your HVAC system if it causes overheating or burns an electrical component.
13 September 2017
Have you recently noticed that your garage door is opening on its own? Your kids are constantly telling you that it is possessed or that there is a ghost living in the garage, but you know better. However, it is frustrating because you have a daily schedule to keep and don't have the time for things like this. Unfortunately, you have no idea what the problem is and don't have a clue as to where to begin to figure out why your garage door is not functioning properly.
7 August 2017
Even if you have a small attic, there are ways you can use this space as an extra room in your home. With the help of your remodeling contractor, you can put this unused space to work for you and your family. Here are just a few ideas to consider as you plan your attic remodel. Home Theater If your attic has no windows, it might be the perfect place for a cozy home theater room.
7 August 2017
It's a hard reality to face, but acceptance is the first step towards success. So, it might be time to face the fact that your home needs a little work. Okay, a lot of work. Homeowners can sometimes invest so much time and money into the interior spaces that they completely forget about the exterior. If this is a mistake you've made over the years, your home might hold the unspoken title of ugliest house on the block.
17 July 2017
Owning a Victorian house is a special opportunity to care for a piece of history and have a unique place to call home. But it can come with its own design challenges. Victorian homes, for example, feature interesting interior and exterior designs that cry out for a careful hand in painting them. If you're considering how to paint a house of this era, here are 3 must-know tips. Historic Palettes. Many paint companies offer a line of "
29 December 2016
Many homes need to have a septic system, which acts as a sewage treatment plant for plumbing in your home. The conventional septic system consists of a tank and a drainage field. The conventional design is not always the best solution and can sometimes have a negative impact on the environment. Here are some septic system solutions that can reduce environmental impact, as well as reduce water consumption: 1. Mound Systems That Help Raise the Drain Field Above the Water Table
6 December 2016