Having access to an automatic gate can make it easy to enter and exit your property without leaving the comfort of your vehicle. To ensure that your automatic gate continues to work properly, regular maintenance is required. Here are three simple things that should be on your DIY maintenance checklist when it comes to better maintaining your automatic driveway gate in the future. 1. Lubricate the hinges. Opening and closing your automatic gate repeatedly can take a toll on the hinges used to attach your gate to the fence surrounding your home.
1 June 2016
When it comes to securing the privacy of your home, few things are more effective than a fence around the perimeter of your property. Gates serve a valuable role in helping you gain access to a fenced area, but they can also be decorative as well. If you are planning to invest in a custom gate, here are three features you should consider including. 1. Iron Design When you want your custom gate to reflect your own unique personal sense of style, then adding some iron designs can be beneficial.
12 May 2016
If you have old, single pane windows in your home, it is time to upgrade to double or triple pane windows. New windows will help keep your home better insulated and will reduce environmental noise from outside. However, your old windows do not have to go to a landfill. Here are a few ways you can transform your old windows into something new and useful for your home. #1 Hallway Coat Rack
27 April 2016
You don't need to have a ton of money to effectively change your exterior walls. There are many great siding materials that are affordable and specifically made for easy installation. These products are targeted at homeowners who want to do the work on their own and make the project even more affordable. Most people think of vinyl siding when they think of affordable siding products. However, there are other options on the market.
13 April 2016
Water treatment systems are a great addition to any home. They help give you crisp, clean water for your whole family to enjoy. While these systems often work fine, there comes a time when you might have to do repairs on your water softener to keep it working properly. To help you determine when your system needs to be looked at, here are three common signs to be on the lookout for.
16 March 2016
If you want to install vinyl siding on your rural cabin to protect its exterior from the elements, then it is important that you follow these time-tested do's and don'ts to ensure that you perform a professional-quality installation: Do buy a saw blade for your circular saw that is manufactured to cut through vinyl. General use blades are wonderful for cutting wood, but they are too thick to cut vinyl and will crack your siding.
4 March 2016
Waterproofing your summer home's concrete basement will protect the foundation and contents of your home from damage associated with moisture. If you have noticed small cracks in the basement's interior walls, make repairs before the problem becomes worse. The following steps will teach you how to fill the cracks and add a coat of protective sealer to the walls. Supplies scrub brush (with stiff bristles) bucket of soapy water putty knife sponge tube of concrete patch caulking gun trowel waterproof sealer paint tray paintbrush or paint roller Clean The Walls And Eliminate Concrete Pieces
19 February 2016
Planning a landscape you can enjoy for a long time can be an exciting venture. Using long-lasting materials for additions like patios and walkways is a good idea if you want your design to be durable despite outdoor elements. One of the most durable materials to use in your landscape is clay or concrete bricks. Check out these ideas for using brick paving in your landscape for a beautiful look.
1 February 2016
Adding a deck to your home can increase its value and its exterior beauty. Having a deck off the back of your home is also nice for grilling and enjoying warm summer evenings. Learning more about modern, man-made materials for your home's deck construction is a good idea for preventing expensive and time-consuming maintenance and for ensuring your deck will last for many years to come. Composite Materials Offer Affordable Durability
12 January 2016
A power outage during winter can leave you in the cold if you don't have a backup heating source. Fortunately, you can probably stay warm until the electricity is back on if you have a working fireplace. In many homes, though, the fireplace sits cold and unused, which means you don't know if it is safe to light a fire when an emergency occurs. These tips can help you determine if there are any concerns with using your fireplace for necessary heat.
22 December 2015