The year 2015 was the warmest on record so far, and wildfires ran rampant over many parts of the American West. Homeowners everywhere would be wise to learn various ways to protect their homes from being damaged or destroyed by wildfires. Following are three things about wildfires that you need to know in order to help keep your property and family as safe as possible. Wildfires Often Travel By Airborne Sparks
21 January 2016
One of the first things someone sees about your home is the roof. Furthermore, the roof protects you from the elements and keeps your family safe. Don't skimp on roofing materials. Instead, see what your budget can afford and pick the best material for your specific climate, price needs, and visual preferences. 1. Asphalt shingles This is the classic shingle that you are probably already familiar with if you live in North America at the moment.
18 December 2015
Despite your best efforts, a sudden AC failure can occur. If your AC underperforms, or comes to a complete stop, don't panic. There are several things you can check before you call the issue out to the professionals. The AC Investigation The first thing you should do if your AC starts misbehaving is to use your senses. You want to stay alert for signs of smoke or odd smells, like something burning.
2 December 2015
If the windows on your home have never been replaced, you might want to consider investing in replacement windows. You might think that you don't need them since the old ones aren't broken. However, there are a number of reasons why replacement windows are a good investment. Here are just three of the reasons you should consider replacing your old windows. Save on Energy If you can tell what temperature it is outside by standing in front of your windows, it's time to have them replaced.
13 November 2015
When you build a new house, you should plan to make it easy to sell. You never know when you may need to relocate, so planning for it from the beginning is a smart move. Experts advise that the two most important rooms to buyers are the kitchen and bathroom. Actually, serious buyers want more than one bathroom, and they want them to be more than a basic toilet, vanity, and tub.
27 October 2015
If your hydronic baseboard heating system suddenly develops problems, such as not putting out warm air or taking too long to heat up, check your gas-powered water heater. The heating system depends on the water heater to create ongoing hot water during the winter months. Sometimes, sediments form inside the water heater, which prevent the appliance from sending out hot water. If hot water doesn't reach your hydronic baseboards on time or properly, they can't heat your home.
13 October 2015
If you awoke this morning only to discover that there was not hot water for your shower, then your home's hot water heater is not functioning properly. Before you go out and purchase a new water heater, you should first identify the root cause of the problem. By determining the cause of the failure, you can ascertain if your should fix or replace the water heater. Here in the information you need to determine the cause of your water heater's problem and whether you should repair or replace it:
29 September 2015
As with any other piece of equipment, your oil burner heater will operate more efficiently and cost you less money to run if it is in great working condition. While oil burners only consist of a few integral parts, a problem with any one of the parts may cause your heater to burn more oil, run more often or fail to harvest excess oil—all of which will cost you money. So if you've noticed that you're burning more oil than usual, it may be time to have your unit serviced.
10 September 2015
Whether you are in between tenants or anticipating your first tenants in the near future, you need to get your rental property ready to impress those that may be interested in living there. Making sure the home is attractive and functional is essential, and you can accomplish this in numerous ways. Investing in a fresh coat of paint can give you the results you want and need to succeed as a rental property owner.
21 August 2015
Water and moisture can damage your home. They can cause wood to rot, concrete to crumble and mold to grow. If this is your first home, you might not know how to waterproof it. With the steps outlined below, you can waterproof your home and protect it from water and moisture damage. Waterproof Sealant Waterproof sealant is the easiest way to protect your basement from water and moisture damage. You should apply the sealant to concrete floors, as well as to the concrete or cinderblock walls.
7 August 2015