Getting to the Basics: Remodeling Projects

  • Four Types Of Roofing Options You May Want To Consider

    23 July 2017

    If you are currently in the process of evaluating whether or not you need to replace or upgrade your business's roof, you will need to review the more commonly used roofing materials. There can be significant differences between the various roofing materials, and taking the time to review these options can help give you insight when it comes time to make a final choice for your roof. Asphalt Asphalt shingles are among the more commonly used roofing options.

  • 3 Problems That Cause Damage To Vinyl Siding And How They Are Repaired

    24 June 2017

    Vinyl siding is a material that has become common for the exterior of homes, but it is also a material that can be damaged. You may have problems with warping due to heat, hail damage or siding falling off due to an improper backing. Here are some of the potential problems that you may have with the vinyl siding on your home and how we can help you with the repairs:

  • Suspect Chimney Pests? Investigate And Decide By Looking For These Telltale Indications

    24 January 2017

    For you and your home, the chimney is a necessary component to allow smoke and fumes out when using your wood stove or even your fireplace. However, to a scurrying pest who traipses across the roof, the chimney just looks like the ideal place to hang out. It is protected by tall walls and often a cap to keep out rain and moisture and is usually pretty warm. Plus, having access to a chimney can sometimes mean easy access to food.

  • Six Safety Tips For Working On Your Roof

    11 January 2017

    It's not uncommon to hear a tale of a homeowner or even a roofing professional falling off of a roof, sometimes with serious or even fatal consequences. The sad news is that many of these accidents could have been prevented by following a few basic safety tips. If you are headed up to your roof to make simple repairs, to put up holiday lights, and/or to check on your drainage system, make sure to adhere to these potentially life-saving precautions.

  • 3 Steps To Take This Winter To Make Your Basement Waterproof

    13 December 2016

    The last thing you want to get into your basement is water. Here are three steps you can take this winter to help keep your basement waterproof. #1 Check Your Downspouts The first thing you need to do is check your downspouts. The key to keeping your basement waterproof is keeping water away from your basement in the first place. Your downspouts should be directed away from your house so that all water that flows out of them flows away from your house and into the local storm drains.

  • 2 Reasons To Have Your Windows Professionally Installed

    13 December 2016

    If you need new windows installed in your new home that you are having built, or if you need replacement windows put in place of your old ones, this can be quite the project. For this reason, as well as several others, you should hire a professional to install your windows for you. The professional is going to be able to make sure that the windows are installed correctly and will do their best to meet all of your needs.

  • Why Does The Upstairs Of Your Home Refuse To Cool Off In The Summer?

    22 November 2016

    When the temperature soars, does the upstairs of your home stay warm even though your downstairs seems to cool effectively? You're definitely not alone. This is a very common problem in two-story homes, and there are a number of possible causes to address. Here's a look. A lack of attic insulation. Though insulation is often thought of as something that's needed in the winter, it plays an important role in the summer months, too.

  • Fiberglass Windows Are Great For All Climates

    28 October 2016

    Replacing the windows in your home is obviously a very large investment. Not only does it cost a lot of money, but it dramatically changes the style of both the interior and exterior of your home. Most people see this as a great opportunity to modernize their property, making it more stylish and energy efficient at the same time. Of course, not all window materials are the same. This article explains the advantages of fiberglass windows.

  • Fall Leaves: Hard On Your Home

    11 October 2016

    When the leaves fall, they do more than create mounds on your lawn. They can cause problems that can drive a homeowner wild. Your plumbing, your roof, and even your health can be compromised by trees doing what they naturally do: shed leaves. This fall, you can prevent some serious damage by cleaning leaves out of these vulnerable places. Plumbing Vents The vents on top of your roof directly affect your plumbing.

  • Why Spray Foam Insulation Should Be Used In Your Home

    23 September 2016

    If you have seen spray foam insulation sold in home improvement stores or used on television, you might have found yourself wondering if it is indeed something your home could benefit from. To help you decide whether this is something you should purchase and install, you will want to take a few moments to review the following points. It Seals Cracks Where Bugs Can Get In While you may never be able to completely rid your house of all insects, you can dramatically reduce the amount of bugs that make their way in by sealing all of the cracks that you come across.