2016

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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!

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The Different Types Of Roofing Materials And How To Care For Them

29 December 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Roofing materials wear differently, which is why some roofs last longer than others. With the right maintenance, your roofing materials will last longer. Some of the things that need to be done to different roofing materials include cleaning shakes, repairing shingles and dealing with damage to clay tiles. Here are some of the things that you may want to know about the maintenance needs of different types of roofing materials: Read More …

3 Important Things You Need To Do To Keep Your Well Water Safe

5 December 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you have a well on your property, you likely want to ensure that the water coming into your home is safe. There are numerous concerns that well owners face that are different from those of individuals who get their water from municipal water sources. The following are a few things to keep in mind to ensure that your well water is safe. Testing  You need to have your well water tested even if it looks and tastes fine. Read More …

2 Great Reasons To Install A Radiant Floor Heating System

14 November 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

When it comes to the heating in your home, there are a few different ways that you can go about doing it. While you will always likely have a traditional heating system, there are also other things that you can do to heat your home. One great system to incorporate is a radiant floor heating system. This type of a system is actually installed in your floors and provides heat this way. Read More …

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 …