The Perks Of Fiber Cement Siding

Construction & Contractors Blog

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

3 Signs Your Water System Needs To Be Looked At

Construction & Contractors Blog

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

Do's And Don'ts For Vinyl Siding Installation On Your Remote Cabin

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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

Waterproof Your Summer Home's Concrete Basement

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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

Tips For Using Brick Paving In Your Landscape

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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

No Rotting, Splintering Or Staining: The Benefits Of Composite Deck Materials

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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

Tips To Find Out If Your Fireplace Is Safe To Use During A Power Outage

Construction & Contractors Blog

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

Simple Checks For A Malfunctioning Air Conditioner

Construction & Contractors Blog

In theory, you should have your air conditioner serviced before the hot summer arrives. In reality, most people don't call an HVAC professional to fix there AC until there is something wrong. Having to call an HVAC company for an emergency repair can be quite costly, but it is often your only option. Before you do call and HVAC professional in the case of the sudden malfunctioning of your AC unit, you should run these simple checks.

17 November 2015

Granite Countertops: Caring For Your Counters & Tips To Remove Stains

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Having, or installing, granite countertops means that your kitchen countertops will be classy and beautiful. But having granite counter tops does mean that you need to know a thing or two about how to care for your granite countertops. And you should also know how to remove stains, which is something you will learn about in this guide. Tips To Care For Your Countertops First, you can learn about a few things you should not do to your countertops:

29 October 2015

Stone Veneer Siding: What It Is And Why You Should Consider Using It

Construction & Contractors Blog

If you are building a house and want to make the exterior look sharp and attractive, you might want to consider using brick or stone. Unfortunately, brick and stone can both be very expensive materials to use for the entire exterior of a house. This is why many homeowners place stone or brick only on a small portion of their homes. There is an alternative option you could consider, though, called stone veneer siding.

5 October 2015