20 July 2017
When you're looking at various types of hardwood flooring to have installed in the custom home that you're having built, you may occasionally see the term "reclaimed." Although different manufacturers and vendors can use this term slightly differently, it generally means that the wood came from another source — in many cases, the manufacturer will have procured wood from old buildings, milled it into floor-appropriate pieces, and will be selling it to homeowners.
24 February 2017
Maintaining your asphalt surface can help keep its surface durable, looking nice, and help it to last as long as possible. Here are the recommended steps to cleaning, repairing, and protecting your asphalt to keep it well maintained. Clean Oil Spots Vehicle oil spots left on your asphalt will begin to eat away at the asphalt's emulsion, doing more damage the longer they are left on the pavement. When you first notice an oil stain on your asphalt, you should clean it from the surface.
15 February 2017
As most anyone who owns an automatic garage door opener knows, they tend become more and more noisy with age. The good news is that much of this noise is caused by the rollers located along the outer edges of the door. By replacing old rollers with new ones, you can greatly reduce the amount of noise being generated by your door. If you would like to learn more about completing this upgrade on your own, read on.
13 February 2017
If you're looking to add a bookshelf to your studio apartment, then you should consider floating shelves. Because space is such an issue in a studio apartment, bringing in a big bookcase is going to eat up vital square footage. A floating shelf, on the other hand, is a great way to have a place to place your books without taking up floor space. It's simple enough to set up, granted you already have a power drill.
9 February 2017
The windows in your basement are important, especially if you are planning on finishing your basement. All windows in your home must meet egress requirements, which means that areas like bedroom must have larger, accessible windows for fire and emergency escape routes. There is also the issue of waterproofing and drainage when you need more windows. Here are some of the things to consider for the needs of windows and waterproofing in your basement finishing project:
8 February 2017
If you have recently had to repair or replace your roof, you probably would like to prevent needing to do so again anytime soon. Since proper maintenance is crucial to extending the life of your roof, it is essential to make a plan now as to which services you will need to schedule. Therefore, it is a good idea to be aware of the tips provided below, even if your roof is still new.
9 December 2016
If you worry that your house will be targeted by thieves and intruders and you have concerns about your residential glass and windows, there are important things you'll want to take into consideration. You can make your home more private and the glass more durable by changing some of the glass and the windows. There are a lot of strong and secure glass items you can have installed in your home.