People are often surprised when they start having problems with their windows. The reality is, though, that their windows had been hinting that something was wrong long before they finally broke down. Here are a few common symptoms windows display when they're going bad and what they may be trying to tell you. Moisture Trapped Inside Double-Paned Glass Double-paned glass increases your home's energy efficiency because the space between the two pieces of glass is typically filled with an insulating layer of argon or krypton gas.
2 November 2017
At one point, sixty to eighty years ago, asphalt was the go-to substance for a lot of things. People not only used it for roads, but also on their homes and garages. Some even used it to coat bomb shelters thinking that the asphalt would prevent incineration of the shelter! If you bought an old home and it has asphalt on the roof, asphalt as the siding, or asphalt on any part of the garage, there are some things you need to know:
2 August 2017
If you want to update your interior walls, consider crackle painting. Crackle painting makes the surface look cracked, giving it an antiquated look. Crackle painting is also a good way to apply your creativity. A novice can crackle paint walls. Here are tips to complete this project yourself. Prepare to Work For this project, you need: work gloves step-ladder hair dryer (optional) breathing apparatus drop cloths tarp or plastic bucket sponge or cloths mild dish detergent crackle glaze stain-blocking primer two contrasting color of latex acrylic varnish (optional paint paint brush Use a step-ladder, if needed, to reach high points.
27 December 2016
Investing in the construction of a tiny house can be a great way to own your own home without having to take on a lengthy mortgage. Since the living space inside a tiny home is smaller than that of a traditional home, more activities are occurring within a limited area. These living activities can contribute to the creation of moisture within your tiny home. Eliminating condensation through proper roofing techniques is essential when it comes to protecting your tiny home from water damage.
27 December 2016
When you rely heavily on compressed air for air tools and other applications in your workshop, not just any air compressor will be able to supply what you need. There is good reason why rotary screw air compressors are the most common model invested in for industrial purposes: these workhorses are far more efficient and far more powerful. If you are in the process of buying a rotary screw air compressor for your workshop, chances are you'll be a little lost in all of the choices and options.
27 December 2016
Traditionally, removing dents from a metal surface inside a building required the drilling of holes for the placement of studs. These studs were then used to pull the dent out of the metal, but this also resulted in a weakening of the metal surface. In order to retain the structural integrity of metal surfaces, more and more construction companies are turning to stud-welding processes for dent removal instead. Welding a series of pins to the dented surface, pulling the dent out, and then snipping and grinding the pins to restore the aesthetic appearance eliminates the drilling of holes that can weaken metal.
1 December 2016
With more and more companies converting to digital communications, the importance of being able to successfully destroy electronic components is growing. While companies used to be able to rely on a shredder to eliminate correspondence on paper, digital correspondence can be more challenging to eliminate. Shredding companies have risen to the demand for successful elimination of electronic information by offering shredding services for hard drives. Here are two ways that a shredding contractor can assist you in destroying any potential information on your unwanted hard drives in the future.
24 October 2016
Owning a home can be challenging due to the different tasks that are needed to keep it clean, functional, and appealing. Unfortunately, forgoing these tasks will not only decrease your home's appeal and value but it can also cause you to develop conditions that affect your health. From the use of products that contain toxic ingredients and a heavy buildup of dust to an overwhelming moisture problem that resulted from a simple leak, your home may actually be making you sick.
14 September 2016
If you want to save money on heating your home this winter, you do not have to be wrapped up in blankets to do so. Today, there are many options for renewable energy that you can add to your home to reduce your energy costs. Some of these options include solar water heaters, geothermal solutions, and bio-fuel solutions. If you are tired of high winter heating costs, here are some of the options that you may want to consider to give your home an energy-efficient system.
8 September 2016
Whether you have heavy metals, bacteria, or other contaminants in your well water or whether you have city water and simply want to remove the standard additives before drinking the water, distillation may be a possible treatment. It has a lot of good points to recommend it, such as its effectiveness and versatility. But before selecting distillation you'll want to hear both sides of the issue. Here are the pros and cons of distillation as a water treatment option.
8 September 2016