There is a lot to think about when you’re renovating a home. You need to make many decisions, starting with what contractor to use and how much money you want to spend. It helps if you have a clear vision for how you want your home to look when you’re done. If you’re not sure what it is that you want yet, take some time to look through my blog. I’ll discuss everything from home additions to flooring materials to appliances and fixtures. These articles will help you get a sense of the possibilities for your home renovation, and help you narrow down your options. Eventually, you’ll decide on the renovations that are right for you.
23 September 2015
If your home suddenly smells like a sewage facility, check the main vent stack on your roof. The main vent stack is a thin pipe that sticks out of your roof. Sometimes, the vent clogs up with debris and blocks the flow of wastewater, sewage and air out the home's plumbing system. The blockages create terrible scents that permeate the home. Here's what you should understand about your main vent stack and what you can do to solve your dilemma.
24 August 2015
Winter is coming, and it's a good idea to prepare your home ahead of time. That way, you can be ready for wintry conditions. Here are a few things you should do: Find the drafts It doesn't matter what type of heating system you have, it will work harder if there are a lot of drafts in your home. Heating systems that work harder to keep a home comfortable tend to have more mechanical problems, not to mention higher operating costs.
11 August 2015
If your home's electrical wiring is shorting out or a breaker is popping any time you dry your hair while the coffee's on, it may mean that you need to upgrade your breaker panel. If you've had the whole electrical system evaluated by a residential electrician to rule out a short in the wiring somewhere, you might be able to tackle the breaker box replacement on your own. Here's a look at what you need to know to get the job done.
23 July 2015
Older homes have character, but they also have many problems. One problem that troubles owners of older homes is drafts coming from windows. Old homes were not designed with energy efficiency in mind. One way to make older homes more energy efficient is to install new windows. However, many older homes have problems which could affect the installation of new windows. If you would like to replace the windows in your older home, there are a few important things to understand about how your home was built and the changes you may need to make before you can do window installation.
9 July 2015
A common problem afflicting garage doors is deterioration of the bottom panel. Such deterioration occurs due to a number of reasons, but the continual presence of moisture is a key cause. Steel rusts if kept wet and inadequately protected. This results in an unsightly door that is vulnerable to continued deterioration, and it may also force the homeowner to replace the bottom panel well before the end of the door's useful lifespan.