2015

  • To Wallpaper, Or To Wallpaper Over?: How To Decide Between Removing Paper And Repapering Or Just Covering Up Old Wallpaper

    When you decide that the wallpaper in your kitchen is far too outdated to stay one more year, you may want to consult with commercial painting contractors first. They can give you some cost estimates on what it would cost you if you just wallpaper right over the old paper versus removing years of antiquated wallpaper and layers of paint. After you get the cost estimates, you may also want to look at the time and effort needed for these two processes, which can help you decide which process would work better for you. [Read More]

  • Pros And Cons Of 3 Different Types Of Asphalt Roofing

    Asphalt has become one of the most popular roofing materials due to the low price, low maintenance, and relative durability of the material. Asphalt roofing comes in a few different styles to suit a variety of residential and commercial roofing needs. The versatile material can often go toe-to-toe with more expensive materials in both function and appearance. What are some of the specific pros and cons of the most common types of asphalt roofing? [Read More]

  • Should You Replace Your Siding Before Selling Your Home?

    Homeowners looking to sell their homes quickly and for the highest possible price often look at different options for making their homes more desirable to buyers. Large projects, such as replacing your siding, can pay off under certain circumstances. If you are considering replacing your siding, here are a few things to take into consideration. What Is The Current Condition Of The Siding? If your home has wood siding that is old, experiencing rot or has termite issues, replacing your siding might be a smart move. [Read More]

  • Sump Pumps: Answers To 2 Common Questions

    Nothing strikes quite as much dread in the heart of a homeowner as the thought of a flooded basement. Luckily, sump pumps are a common and effective way of reducing the risk when things get wet outside. If you are considering having a plumber install a sump pump to protect your basement against flooding, read on. This article will answers two common questions asked about sump systems. Are all sump pumps basically the same? [Read More]

  • Five Reasons To Use Plastic Pipes In Your Home

    You are finally building the home of your dreams, and after numerous meetings with the architect, general contractor and project manager, you think everything from bathroom fixtures to the color of the driveway concrete has been selected. But then you meet with the plumber and he asks about pipes. Isn't that his job? Before you defer to his suggestions, do your homework and find out why plastic pipes are today's best plumbing option. [Read More]

  • Concrete Grinder Matchmaking: Hard With Soft And Soft With Hard

    Concrete grinders have made it very easy to remove imperfections from concrete work. Since they shoulder most of the heavy lifting involved in grinding work, they make it easy not only to save time, but also to concentrate on the overall appearance of the concrete work and thus increase the chances of ending up with quality concrete finishes. However, most of the advantages that come with the use concrete grinders usually accrue only when they are properly used. [Read More]

  • Why You Need a Home Inspection on New Construction

    You may think when you buy a newly built home that everything will be in perfect condition. This may not always be the case as mistakes can happen during the building process. Investing in a home inspection on a newly built home is important to protect your investment. People Make Mistakes Builders are human, meaning that mistakes may happen. These mistakes can vary in their severity from missing trim on your roof, to improperly welded pipes that contain leaks. [Read More]

  • 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]