If you want to keep the cold out in the wintertime and keep the cool air inside of your house in the summertime, cutting down on drafts is extremely important. One of the major source of drafts in homes comes from around the window area. If the weather stripping around your double-hung window is old, worn-out or just not even there to start with, you need to make it a priority to install new weather stripping to all of your double-hung windows in your home this summer.
14 June 2017
Gutter cleaning is supposed to be a semi-annual chore, although some people do it more frequently or even less frequently. With such a regular activity, it's important that you establish a routine and especially proper technique so that you don't accidentally create a need for gutter repair roof repair (or face danger yourself) during one of these gutter cleaning expeditions. Here are three ways to avoid accidentally causing a problem while gutter cleaning.
27 May 2017
If your home's wooden windows have several cracks in their frames, you may wonder if there is anything you can do to repair them. If so, use the following three-step guide to fill in the cracks to keep them from getting bigger and prevent the wood from rotting. Step 1: Scrape Off Any Loose Paint Around The Cracks Before you start filling the cracks, this first step is to scrape off any loose paint around them.
15 May 2017
Every homeowner needs to replace the windows on his or her home at some point in time; this is simply a part of home ownership. However, when you are replacing frames for the windows, there are several options you should consider. The following re among the most popular. Vinyl window frames This is at the top of the list for many homeowners for a few reasons. One, vinyl frames do not take much maintenance after installation, and are easy to clean.
2 May 2017
When you set up a new home office, you probably consider things like ergonomic seating and computer equipment. You may not think about how the windows in the room will affect your mood and productivity. They can boost your morale by keeping you connected with the outside world or they can annoy you with heat and glare. Window tinting can help overcome any problems caused by the windows in your work area.
11 April 2016
Cleaning out your home's gutters and giving them a good wash isn't only good for your property's curb appeal, it could save you money down the road. When you gutter troughs become full of heavy dirt and debris, they can sag which may subsequently leak. Leaking gutters can stain the side of your house, seep into your foundation, and trap water, causing damage to the structure. Avoiding these problems is easy; use these tips to keep your gutter system clean and intact:
11 January 2016
When it comes to selecting a custom drapery option for one of your home interiors, the drapery track selection you make is almost as important as selecting the drapery material itself. Curtains and drapes are hung up on a track that allows them to be opened or closed across your windows. There are many different options to choose from when it comes to selecting tracks for window fixtures. The following are the four most important considerations in choosing the right solution:
2 November 2015
As a homeowner, cleaning your own eavestroughing is a regular task to ensure this system works properly. Although it's best to have professional eavestroughers handle repairs and installation of eavestroughing, the average homeowner can safely clean this network of gutters and downspouts after reading up on the topic online. If you've familiarized yourself with the job at hand and you're ready to tackle it, take a moment to consider safety. This task isn't without its share of risks, but keeping safety in mind will minimize your risk of an accident.
8 October 2015
Siding installation is typically not recommended as a DIY job due to its complexity, but for those looking to save money on their new siding, it is possible for homeowners to take on this project themselves--assuming they have some decent handy-work skills and the right tools. Should you decide to install your own siding, however, there are some important mistakes that you'll want to avoid to ensure a long-lasting siding job that looks great and adds to your home's curb appeal.
10 September 2015