If your power bills are higher than your friends or neighbors, yet you still feel too hot or too cold in your home, then your house probably isn't very energy efficient. If you live in an older home, it could have single pane windows and inadequate insulation. Before you spend a lot of money on upgrades, it's best to have an energy audit so you know exactly what needs to be done.
24 March 2017
If you have decided that a screened-in porch would be the perfect addition to your home, you will want to make sure that you are carefully reviewing the following points. This way, you will have a better chance at ending up with a quality screened-in porch that you will be able to enjoy for many years. Carefully Consider The Placement Of The Door When you are building a screened-in porch, you will need a door that opens up to the yard.
16 March 2017
As a homeowner, it is your own responsibility to repair and replace any sewer problems in your home's sewer system, including the sewer main running beneath the soil to the city's sewer line connection in the street. Here are some steps to help you solve and resolve what is causing a sewer clog and important details, such as getting the proper construction permits, to help you be successful with the repair.
10 March 2017
If you run a business and you lose your keys to the building, you may be surprised at how secure your building is. When you aren't able to get into the building to find a spare set of keys, or you don't have an employee who carries a spare, you may have to call an emergency locksmith to help you get into your commercial space. Once you have lost your keys, it's impossible to know if they've been stolen.
1 March 2017
Snow and ice have a major impact on vinyl siding in winter. They collect on the siding and make it very heavy. The snow and ice can also collect underneath the edges of the siding and cause damage behind the siding. Your best bet to protect the siding and your house from winter damages is to clear snow and ice whenever you can. Here are some helpful hints on how to do just that.
1 March 2017
Santa will be climbing down your chimney soon. To prevent him from getting injured, there are some things you should check. These things will also keep you and your family safe this winter when you use your fireplace. Keep reading, and you will soon be able to enjoy a warm fire and be ready for the man in the red suit. Hire a Chimney Sweep Hire a chimney sweep in your area to come to your home and clean your chimney before you light your first fire.
1 December 2016
Most every horse owner dreams of having their own 40-stall barn with foaling stalls, heat, and a shower in the tack room. But in reality, budget and space constraints mean most horse owners have to settle for something a bit smaller. With careful planning and the right design, your four- or six-stall barn can be as an enjoyable as a luxury breeding stable. Here are five tips for designing a better small horse barn.
22 September 2016
Your gutters are an important part of your home's water drainage system. Keeping your gutters clean is one way that you can extend the service life of your gutters and maintain optimum functionality. The following FAQ will help you judge when it's time to clean your gutters and what other things you can do to maintain the gutters on your home. When is it time to clean your gutters?
13 September 2016
Teaching equestrian sports takes a lot of discipline and practice, for the teacher, the student and the horse. But practice can be challenging during certain times of the year, especially when it snows in the winter, rains in the spring, and thunderstorms in the summer. Fortunately, there is something you can do to be able to give your students lessons no matter what the weather conditions are—build an indoor riding arena!
28 June 2016
One of the biggest challenges when looking for blinds or window treatments for your french doors is that you need blinds that can cover your windows and still allow room for you to use the handle on your french door. Here are a few things you need to keep in mind while looking for window treatments for your french door, as well as a few suggestions to point you in the right direction.
27 May 2016