construction--contractors

  • How To Fix Damaged Window Sills

    Most windows have wooden frames, molding and sills. The sills are often damaged because they tend to be used as tables. People will often set their wet cups on window sills, leaving behind water rings. Hard objects can also scratch the paint off of the sill. If the sill becomes damaged, it can make your windows look aged and dirty. This is because the sill usually sticks out further than the rest of the window frame, so it is very visible. [Read More]

  • How To Repaint Stucco Walls With A Spray Gun

    There are many great ways to increase the energy efficiency of your property without spending too much money. One of the best things you can do is repaint your exterior walls. If you use the right exterior paint, you can dramatically increase the solar efficiency of your walls. New paint is especially effective on stucco walls. This article will explain how to repaint stucco. Painting your exterior stucco is popular because it gives the homeowner a chance to update the style of their property. [Read More]

  • Augmenting Your Home's Heating System

    Most modern homes are built with some kind of central heating unit, but the cost to operate an HVAC system can sometimes be excessive. As a result, it can be in your best interest financially to find low cost ways of augmenting or supplementing your central heat source. Some of the easiest options to implement are a bit low-tech, and will turn your efforts into savings. Fireplaces and Freestanding Stoves [Read More]

  • Better Wiring for a Technology-Loving Household

    Technology is great, and there's no shortage of consumer electronics to grab for tinkering and general fun. Unfortunately, if your home's electrical layout isn't efficient, you may be dealing with a lot of blackouts and wire burning that can ruin the fun and even lead to dangerous situations. Before plugging up as many devices as you can, consider turning your technology love to your house's electrical grid to keep everything running smoothly. [Read More]

  • Choosing The Right Type Of Air Conditioner

    If you don't have air conditioning and your house is too hot or you have an old air conditioner that's starting to give out, there's a good chance you've already been thinking about getting a new air conditioner this year. But did you know that there are actually several different types of air conditioners? Here are the most common ones and when it's best to choose them. Portable Air Conditioners [Read More]

  • Four Things You Will Want to Know about DIY Metal Roofing for Your Home

    If you need to have a new roof installed on your home, doing it yourself with metal roofing can be a fun and rewarding project. Metal roofing is also durable and can last longer than many other roofing materials when installed correctly. Before you start a metal roofing DIY project, you may want to know a few things about metal roofs. Here are some things that you will want to know before you install your own metal roofing. [Read More]

  • Four Solid Reasons To Choose Spray Foam Insulation For Your Home

    Leaky insulation can increase your HVAC costs by up to 40% as air leaks through the insulation and out of your home. Some types of insulation will start out strong but will deteriorate over time. Fiberglass insulation is very common, but it is not necessarily the best insulation on the market. Spray foam insulation will improve on the weaknesses of fiberglass insulation and thus help you to get more for your money. [Read More]

  • Do You Live In An Old Ugly Home? Try These Tips With Bricks For A New Look

    If you have a plain flat house and you wish it had a little dimension or some pizzazz, there are few ways you can spruce up the exterior. You can have small renovation projects performed that are going to make the house look very different. By changing the landscaping around the home and adding some stone or brick, you can get a house that looks very modern on the outside. Consider the following things if the exterior of your home needs a facelift. [Read More]

  • Dispelling Common Home Building Myths

    Building a home is one of the largest projects that most people will go through. In addition to being a major investment, these new home building projects are highly complex, and it should not be surprising that you may feel a little overwhelmed if you are considering pursuing this option. However, having a thorough understanding of this topic can help you to better understanding what this process will be like. Without this understanding, you will be far less able to anticipate what will be needed during this work, which can lead to a host of problems and additional stresses. [Read More]

  • Garage Remodel: How To Remove Your Garage Door

    If you are planning on remodeling your garage, you will need to remove the garage door and all the mechanisms. There is a lot more involved than just pulling the door off its hinges. Garage doors have multiple mechanisms and electrical wires that you need to remove and disconnect before the door itself can come off. Here are some easy tips to follow when trying to remove your garage door. [Read More]