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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.