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Summers Are More Fun with a Backyard Deck

When I was growing up, my family home had a backyard deck. I didn't realize how much I loved it until I later moved into my own home that didn't have one. We used to have family over for outdoor gatherings and cook out on it. It was covered, so if it rained, it never ruined the party! As a teenager, one of my favorite ways to relax was to go outside onto the deck and listen to the rain fall on its roof. The sound was so soothing. After enduring one summer in my new home with no deck, I was determined to have one installed quickly. I found a local contractor who got the job done quickly and accurately, and my house now feels like a "home!" I decided to start a blog to share what I learned during the deck construction process along with some other tips!


How To Straighten Condenser Coils

5 October 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

There are many possible fail points in a central AC system. The condenser unit on the outside of your home is probably one of the most vulnerable components. Since it is outside, exposed to the elements, certain parts can get dirty. The coil fins that are on the outer walls of the unit are the most vulnerable. However, they are also the easiest fix because they are easy to get to. Read More …

Why Wood Is Still A Great Storm-Window Product

5 October 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Replacing your storm windows is obviously a very important home improvement project. These days, most customers who are investing in new windows often choose synthetic products like vinyl or fiberglass because they are low maintenance. However, they often buy these products with a fake wooden print and texture. Basically, they want their windows to look like they're made out of wood, but don't want to deal with the maintenance. In reality, the maintenance necessary for wooden windows is not all that intense or time-consuming. Read More …

Does Your Chimney Need Repair? Look For These Warning Signs

29 September 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Does your home have a chimney? Even if you have stopped using the fireplace years ago, it still needs to be in good shape to prevent bricks from falling out of it. In order to determine if you need chimney repair, look for these warning signs. Mortar Chunks That Are Missing Mortar is the material used to hold the bricks on your home together. As the mortar gets older, it will start crumbling and falling apart. Read More …

2 Reasons To Consider Adding A Sunroom To Your Home

27 September 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

One of the best additions that you can build onto your home is a sunroom, mostly because this room can provide a host of benefits that can greatly improve your home. A sunroom is a room that is added onto your home that can provide you with ample natural light due to the fact that most of the wall will consist of windows. Listed below are two reasons to consider adding a sunroom to your home. Read More …

3 Solutions To Deal With Humidity, Moisture, And Musty Smells In A Finished Basement

15 September 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you have invested in finishing your basement, there may be some things that you want to do to protect your investment. One of the problems that you will have to deal with in a basement is humidity and moisture, which can lead to musty smells, mold, and other problems. To deal with the moisture in a basement, you may want to do things like install a dehumidifier, add an interior foundation drainage system, and use water-resistant materials for floors and finishes. Read More …